Ganesh Namaskara with Annie Jones

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Ganesh Namaskara

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Duration: 
41 mins

One of the most well-known deities in the yogic tradition is Ganesh, the elephant-headed god. Ganesh is said to be the 'Lord of Beginnings' and the 'Remover of Obstacles'.

In the yogic tradition, people call on Ganesh to help them with starting a new project, taking exams, travelling or before any other big event. Working with Ganesh can help you clear and let go of the past and embrace a new path or project.

Ganesh is said to reside within the muladhara – the root chakra- as he brings a sense of stability and support. This feeling of grounding and stability helps remove stress and anxiety.

Working with Ganesh on a regular basis can help you feel supported and connected, not only to others, but also to the universe. By letting go of fear, insecurities and attachments, you can pave the way for you or your new project to be on the right path.

Every part of Ganesh’s body has its own value and significance:

  • Elephant Head - broad thinking and wisdom
  • Small Eyes - focused Vision
  • Wide ears - wisdom, ability to listen to people who seek help and to reflect on spiritual truths. 
  • Trunk - careful and alert
  • Big belly – said to contain the universe. It signifies the bounty of nature and equanimity, the ability of Ganesha to swallow the sorrows of the Universe and protect the world
  • Position of his legs (one resting on the ground and one raised) - the importance of living and participating in the material world as well as in the spiritual world, the ability to live in the world without being of the world
  • Broken Tusk - ability to overcome or "break-through"


This class will include the following:

  1. A short introduction
  2. Activations
  3. The Ganesh Namaskara in two stages
    Stage 1 – Letting go of the past
    Stage 2 – bringing joy and a feeling of stability into your heart
  4. Full flow of sequence
  5. Meditation

During Stage 1 we will use the prana mudra to help bring energy into the body as well as using the bija mantra for the muladhara chakra ‘LAM’ to stabilise and balance to root centre.

During Stage 2 we work with the Ganesh mantra: “Om gam ganashaya namaha’. Gam is the sound that represents the energy of Ganesh himself. It is his bija (seed syllable) mantra.

 


 

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16 Feb, 2019
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geordieange
Beautiful - thank you x
16 Feb, 2019
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Elisabeth M
Thank you Annie. It’s extraordinary what can be taught and shared from an online class. I continued sitting long after the recording finished, in a space of still foreverness! Your compassion, gentle, simple and inciteful words, and your Love journeyed me to a beautiful connection with the energy of Ganesh. Thankyou.
11 Feb, 2019
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Wilma Yule
Hello beautiful Annie so beautiful and easy to follow as this was so eloquent, I did not realise until today that I have been waiting for this from yourself, such a great sequence working with Lord Ganesh in the movements and flowing with the bija mantras, just perfect for my heart today. You Da Best...Love and Gratitude.
11 Feb, 2019
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Margaret Ford
Thanks Annie for a wonderful sequence and meditation. Thanks for your beautiful inspiring words from the heart. Namaste.xx
11 Feb, 2019
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Camilla Nova
the Divine energy of Ganesh has once again inspired you Annie - we are so blessed to receive this wisdom - :-)
5 Feb, 2019
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joyousjulie
Thank you Annie lovely sequence and inspirational teaching as always x
4 Feb, 2019
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yogaspaceveroni...
I needed this class, this message and this energy today. Thank you, Annie.
4 Feb, 2019
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charlottemay@ta...
Thank you Annie for this Ganesha sequence and earth meditation. It has made a wonderful start to my week. Namaste
3 Feb, 2019
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annie jones
I am delighted to hear that you are enjoying the class. I wanted you to experience how yoga can be a prayer in motion, awakening consciousness as you move. Ganesh is also a great bringer of joy, acceptance and stability. May this sequence clear your way ahead as we move into a powerful year ahead of us. Annie x
3 Feb, 2019
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Ontmoettilly@gm...
Marcel Marvellous i will are it in my meditation class as preperation for New start
3 Feb, 2019
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Raisinloaf
A deeply beautiful class - so wonderful to connect with Ganesha. The meditation at the end was perfect. The whole class has helped me to see something very clearly. Thank you so much.
3 Feb, 2019
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Jennikirkwood
Annie that was lovely - thank you. A great way to start a beautiful Sunday. Jennix
3 Feb, 2019
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m.smith108
A wonderful class, thank you Annie. To acknowledge and embrace the powerful energy of Sri Ganesha through physical movement and sound was sacred and healing.
2 Feb, 2019
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Lynda Statham
Beautiful just beautiful, thank you Annie xx
2 Feb, 2019
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cmbrennan@westn...
So beautiful to work with Ganesh in this creative way. Thank you Annie. Loved it.
2 Feb, 2019
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Jean Nelson
Thanks Annie. A lovely sequence. Great to see you again.
2 Feb, 2019
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SylviaC
Fantastic! I loved this class,the flow and the postures, the mantras and especially the prithvi dharanam which was beautifully guided. Thanks heaps Annie!
2 Feb, 2019
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juliehooper28
So so beautiful Annie. Thank you. You don't know how much I needed this today!!! Hari Om Tat Sat. Xx

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