There's a lot going on in my life and a lot to accomplish in a short period of time. This time of year has always been hectic for me and this year is no exception. With so much to do it can be overwhelming. I suspect I am not alone in feeling the tidal wave of obligation and time constraint. Everyone has a different coping mechanism and lets be honest, most are pretty ineffectual. I personally run about trying to multitask as fast as I can and by the end of the day I am completely fried. Pushing myself to do more is a bit like moving a stone wall with a feather. It's just not going to work. To add to my frustration my overfilled mind becomes fuzzy and forgetful which results in disorganization and panic. This time around I've decided to try something new. I'm going to slow down and release control of the urge to get it all done immediately and to my (at times) unrealistic standard. Focus and clarity are needed, not a frazzled, fried, over panicked lady. It's time to take on my many tasks one at a time, and focus on getting one thing done at a time. It's also time to throw out guilt about not doing more at night. Just go to bed, get a good nights sleep and begin again tomorrow. Focus, breath, rest and move at a slower pace thats my plan for doing more in May.
During each class this past summer we would chant this Suryanamaskara mantra before each sun salutation. We did a lot of sun salutations and this gave a little rest and a reminder to take a breath. It's quite lovely and fun to chant.
Om Rham Mitraya Namaha Salute to the friend of all Om Rhim Ravaya Namaha To the Shinning one Om Rhum Suryaya Namaha To the one who induces activity Om Rhaim Bhanave Namaha To the one who illuminates Om Rhoum Khagaya Namaha To one who pushes quickly to the sky Om Rhah Pushne Namaha To the imparter of strength Om Rham Hiranyagarghya Namah To the golden cosmic self Oh Rhim Mirichaye Namaha To the lord of the dawn Om Rhum Adityaya Namaha To the lord of creations Om Rhaim Savitre Namaha To the one who is fit to be praised Oh Rham Bhaskaraya Namaha To the one who leads to enlightenment
Om Shri Savitre Suryanarayanaya Namaha Oh Rham Rhim Rhum Rhaim Rhoum Rhay Mitra Ravi Surya Bhanu Khaga Pushan Hiranyagarbha Marichi Aditya Savitru Arku Bhaskarebhyo Namo Namhaa