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Meditating with your Dog

Sunday, 02 November 2008

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation are how we start our days here at Club 15CC, and how we end them too.  When Millie-Pup first arrived we weren't really sure how she would settle into it.  Like a duck to water is the answer. She does her own stretching, which looks remarkably like sun salutations, before curling up on the side to meditate.

Meanwhile, we practise Kundalini Yoga Kriyas like this one for the lymph system.

Then we chant one of the Mantras for the Aquarian Age which we all call Long Ek Ong Kars or the Morning Call. Guru Singh, who was my first teacher, has the most sublime recording of it which I listen to all the time. Enjoy it as much as I do. It sounds best very early in the morning :)

In the evening I practise pranayama, breathing related meditations.  Just slowing the breath down to four breaths per minute calms down the mind and body and builds an internal stability, relieves the body of stress and calms the thought waves down. I listen to the Ong So Hung, from Guru Singh's album, while I'm practising.

When Millie-Pup was still very young she went back to stay with her breeders for a week while we went to the European Yoga Festival.  Duly at 4.30am they heard Millie-Pup calling up to them from the kitchen.  What's going on?  Bleary-eyed, they went down to find Millie-Pup all ready and eager, full of longing, and bounce.  Not wanting to wake the other dogs, they took her into the sitting room where Millie-Pup looked expectantly at them.  They thought: what would Guru Kaur do now?

They sat on the floor, cross-legged and pretended to meditate.  Millie-Pup came over and curled up into their lap.  And thus, they began to start their days too by meditating...


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Gracefully,
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