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Let Go – Let Be

  |  Ulrike Manhart

“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.”—Pema Chödrön

Definition, Mantras, Meditation, Koshas, Pranidhanat, Gayatri and Lakshmi and how „Let go-let be-creating space“ can affect our physical Yoga Practice and Life.

In my last blog I have teased to this topic: How to let go of toxic habits and realtionships?

The emotional Layer – Manomaya Kosha (mental-emotional Layer) of your Astral Body

Define What You Need to Let Go Of.

This is very important. What is it that you need to let go of to move on? You may be ready to let go of a man that you know isn’t the one for you, but you still struggle with your decision because of the love you feel. What you should do is to look at it like an onion — feelings are layers that must be removed to get to the core. What was the top layer?

The first layer might be anger. Perhaps anger at your man and how he treated you. Or maybe anger with yourself for wasting time on him. You have to deal with your issues and let them go, separating them out one by one. By examining each layer of the onion, you’ll be able to peel back and discard one layer of emotion at a time which leaves you with the one piece that you want to hold on to; one that won’t hold you back from moving on. It’s the final piece you can carry in your heart going forward.

Sit and feel everything what needs to be felt.

What´s left when the onion is peeled?

Who is peeling the onion?

We all have our very personal reasons why we can’t let go.  How are you feeling when you transcend letting go/getting rid of something into LET IT BE?

1,2,3,4 „Sing“ When I find myself in times of troubles Mother Mary comes to me……speaking words of wisdom….LET IT BE…..Can you feel a shift when you switch your inner tension from let go to let be mode?

Acceptance….is that the entry to your paradise where lightness is your natural conscious state of mind?

LIGHTNESS. You feel light or you can also see the light. Connect with light on all levels to raise your vibration. The Gayatri Mantra was my first mantra I have learnt to chant and it´s still one of my favorite ones. My personal Highway to Divinity and Connection to Light.

„The Seven Chakra Gayatri Mantra is a prayer for the enlightenment of all beings that illuminates the seven chakras and blesses the seven realms, from the earth plane to the abode of supreme truth.

Om bhu (first chakra/ earth plane)
Om bhuvaha (second chakra/ atmospheric plane)
Om swaha (third chakra/ solar region)
Om maha (fourth chakra/ first spiritual region beyond the sun: heart vibration)
Om janaha (fifth chakra/ second spiritual region beyond the sun: power of the divine spiritual word)
Om tapaha (sixth chakra/ third spiritual region beyond the sun: sphere of the progenitors/ realm of the highest spiritual understanding while still identified with individual existence)
Om satyam (seventh chakra/ the abode of supreme truth: absorption into the supreme)
Om tat savitur varenyam
Bhargo devasya dhimahi
Dhiyo yonah prachodayat

“Meditating upon the adorable, enchanting and radiant source of all things (spheres of consciousness), we awaken to the divine light of pure consciousness.“ -Gayatri Mantra description from Deva Premal

Try This Practice for Making Space

“Take a moment to gather yourself here. Let your body land on the ground. Let your breath arrive in your body. Let your mind rest on your breath in your body. Here, now. Welcome the breath with a receptive belly. Your breath will gently unravel the tension it meets. Your breath will tenderly expand you inside. Allow your breath to unwind you, unfurl you. Let yourself be opened by your breath. Allow your breath to rise and fall. Let it flow in and out of you, on its own, softening everything in its path. Expanding you. You’re bigger than you think you are.“-Adapted from the book, Deep Listening, by Jillian Pransky. Reprinted with permission from Rodale.

Let Go – Let be in our Yoga Practice – Annamaya Kosha – forming Sthula Sharira (physical Body)

The power of letting go plays an important role in the Yoga practice. The hamstrings and forward folds are poses that especially need lots of surrender and letting go. First we use Tapas. We use it to get up and practice. And by disciplining the mind to focus on the balance and the healthy alignment. Then we apply Svadhyaya, by reflecting and observing the experiences in the muscles and the body. And last we apply Ishvara Pranidhanat, by using the breath. The exhaling breath is the breath of surrender and letting go. In the end of each exhalation we pause (Kumbhaka) for a few seconds. In that pause the mind becomes quiet and fully present. It’s in that space of silence that we can truly release and let go of tensions from deep inside. I like connecting with my exhale when I encounter any resistance in a pose. I also find while in a Yoga pose at the end of each exhalation, during a brief pause, when my mind is totally quiet and present, I can connect with a deeper source within that knows pure balance, pure harmony, pure peace and pure love. So the more we give with each exhalation the more flexibility we receive. “Give and you shall receive.”

The Sanskrit word Pranidhanat means surrender, letting go, devotion. The complete Yoga Sutra, chapter II, verse 45 reads: „Samadhi Siddhir Ishvara Pranidhanat“; by total surrender to the Supreme Soul, Samadhi is attained.

Ishvara Pranidhanat adds a spiritual dimension to our yoga practice, reminding us that there is more to us than our bodies, but through our Bodies we can reach other dimensions within us.

Lakshmi Powers

Goddess Lakshmi is supporting you in letting go of the past and creating a new life. Lakshmi is the goddess of good fortune and wealth. This chant is for abundance, so if you’re needing to let go or release any money blocks this would be the perfect mantra for you.

Om shreem maha Lakshmiyei namaha (chant it with your MALA 108 Times or free in your meditation as long as you feel to)

“Don’t worry about anything at all. You are not here by accident. This form is just a costume for a while. But the one who is behind the costume, this one is eternal. You must know this. If you know this and trust this, you don’t have to worry about anything. This world is so full of love. And your heart, your being, is so full of love, so full of peace. You don’t have to go to some place else to find peace. It is right where you are.”― Mooji

Om Namah Shivaya,


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