Focus of the Month - August

Updated: Aug 18

Pūrṇa पूर्ण - The Law of Abundance


Meaning

= a very large quantity of something. A situation in which there is more than enough of something.

= plentifulness of the good things in life; prosperity

  1. an extremely plentiful or over sufficient quantity or supply: an abundance of grain

  2. overflowing fullness: abundance of the heart.

  3. affluence; wealth: the enjoyment of abundance.

  4. Physics, Chemistry: the number of atoms of one isotope of an element divided by the total number of atoms in a mixture of the isotopes.



Significance

Since we have been living in a capitalistic world, where economic growth is one of the biggest goals, people are socialist to always reach for more, in order to gain a better lifestyle, more friends, more money, more goods,... the list is long. In our everyday lives, especially in big cities and also in times of social media we are flooded with thousands of pictures and informations. We’ve been told that we only need this and that in order to be happy. When we practice Abundance in Yoga or Meditation we want to focus on our inner world. We want to focus on what we already have and find happiness within us. We can learn that we, our soul, is everything we need to be happy. We can focus on what we really want from deeply within - not on what somebody else tells us. When we start to focus on that we can manifest it and create whatever we want and live a fully abundant life.


Effects

When we practice on finding abundance within us and not from the outer world, we automatically find our way out of victimhood. We will accept everything that happens, either it is a good or a bad thing, as it is and appreciate it because it brings us further. At one point we will understand that there is no difference in good or bad. We will understand that everything that happens serves us. Based on this understanding we will find happiness. Happiness through positive thinking. We can develop a higher vision of our life’s with the faith that everything will fall into its place in order to bring us closer to that vision. When we focus on Pūrṇa (=Abundance) in our Yoga practice and Meditation we can create emotional fulfillment, love and creativity.

Material abundance, which can be useful, contains no fulfillment by itself. Fulfillment comes from a vision that comes true. The higher the vision, the greater the fulfillment. A vision is like a trigger for abundance. It sets in motion a host of hidden processes. There is no mystery involved. Awareness builds upon itself, as you have experienced. If you practice, you get good at things. If you reinforce the positive, there is more positivity to come.” -Deepak Chopra

Mantras (In Meditation, Savasana)

  • Om Purnamadah Purnamidam Purnat Purnamudachyate Purnasya Purnamadaya Purnameva Vashishyate. (=That is fullness, this is fullness. From that fullness this fullness came. From that fullness this fullness removed, what remains is fullness.

  • So Hum (= “I am that,” while the deeper meaning is “I am that pure awareness.” This mantra calms the mind, yet simultaneously focuses and sharpens it)

  • Aham Bramasmi (describes the unity of the atman (individual self or soul) with Brahman (the Absolute). It is typically translated as “I am Brahman” or less literally as “I am divine.” It reflects the ultimate goal of yoga – union with the higher Self. Yoga itself means “union.”

  • Sat Chit Ananda (=pure bliss consciousness)

Affirmations

  • Everything I desire is within me.

  • I create my personal abundance from an infinite source.

  • I focus on what I want to attract into my life.

  • From this moment forward, I invite unlimited abundance into my life.

  • Today I embrace my potential to be, do and have whatever I can dream.


How to integrate into yoga practice

Ask question/ Set Intention before Class:

  • What do you want to attract into your life?

  • What do you want to achieve?

  • What makes you really happy?

  • What are your dreams?



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Written by: Valery @valerydiazyoga

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