According to Yogi Bhajan women are highly sophisticated beings. We must keep our energy systems finely tuned and balanced so we can honestly, intelligently, intuitively and consciously create every facet of life. There is a powerful relationship between the woman and her lunar vibrations. This is manifested physically, mentally, and behaviorally. We wax and wane emotionally according to the movement of our (inner moon) relative to the influences of the outer Moon. The chin is the main center for receiving the moons energies. This is true for both men and women. But while a man has just this one interaction with the moon, the woman has 11 additional centers through which the energy moves during a 28-day cycle. So at any one time, the chin and one of the other centers is activated, approximately 2 ½ days each.
Below is a description of the Moon Centers and how you would feel if they were balanced or unbalanced. You can watch yourself and figure out your own personal cycle. Take on the Meditation to Balance the Moon Centers below for 40 days and bring more easy in your life. The following information can be found at www.3ho.org.
When your hairline or arcline Moon Center is activated,you are at your best. You are outgoing, centered, authoritative, sensitive, all knowing, and neutral in your communication. You are the closest to your truth. You feel confident and self-assured. Things seem to flow and fall into place perfectly. This is a good time for anything, especially making important decisions, doing presentations, and working out relationships. Too bad it’s for only 2-1/2 days. But by knowing when these days are, we can make the best of them.
When the Moon Center in the navel or corresponding spot on the back of the spine is activated, security is the issue. If your Navel Center is weak, you will be insecure and very vulnerable to criticism. This is a good time to strengthen your Navel Center with Sat Kriya or Breath of Fire. It is also good time to keep a diary, chant loudly for 31 minutes, go to a funny movie, or keep silence. You may be sorry if you have a serious discussion during this time. If your Navel Center is overly strong, you could be intimidating, alienating, or aggressive.
When the Moon Center is in the lower organs or the thighs, you will be very confirming, productive, and have a high energy level. All of the details which may slip during the rest of the month seem like they have to be done, almost to the point of obsession. You may find yourself making lists of all the projects you dreamed about during the month and not be happy until they are all completed.
This is a time when you are the most analytical. You want to discuss values and what is important to you. It is a good time to work for a cause, join a political rally, or discuss what values you want to employ at work or at home. You need to be careful though, because you may be over critical of both yourself and others. It is not a good time to make final decisions.
When the Moon Center is in the clitoris, a woman is charming, talkative, sociable, and outgoing. This is a good time to wear a new dress to a party, make new friends, network, make telephone sales, or go to a meeting—anything in a social setting. You need to watch out for being cliquish by keeping your efforts inclusive and for the good of the whole. It is not a good time to balance your checkbook or figure out what is wrong in relationships at home or the workplace.
When the Moon Center is in the vagina,you may have the tendency to be social, but it will have a deeper quality to it. You will want to connect in a more intimate way, perhaps with a small group of people or with one other person. Some women don’t want to be social at all. You may have feelings of emptiness and want to be alone. It is a good time to meditate, go within, and feel the Shuniya or zero-point. It is a good time to take a ‘time out,’ a break in the action, realizing that endings and beginnings are the same.
Back of the Neck:
When it is at the back of the neck, you are very romantic, like Valentine’s Day for 2 ½ days. One flower can make you go crazy. You will take risks, be flirtatious and whimsical. It is a good time to try out new things; it is not a good time to make important decisions—the days when the Moon Center is in the arcline or thighs are better for that.
When it is in the area of the breasts/nipplesyou are compassionate, heart-centered, intimate, and giving to the extent of foolishness. You may want to watch out for boundary issues, because you will have a harder time saying “no.” It is a good time to throw a party or visit an ill friend. It is not a good time to make important personal or business decisions.
When in the lips,a woman’s communication goes to the extremes. It can be either very effective or very ineffective. Your diet and spiritual practice are especially important at this time, to keep you in balance. If you tune into yourself, you can determine if it is a good time to speak up or to keep silent. Your words may uplift and inspire or alienate and destroy. You need to use your sensitivity and be cautious. If you feel insecure, angry, or resentful, it’s better to keep silent. If you feel expansive and heart-centered, it’s probably safe. If in doubt, be silent and meditate on more before speaking. During love-making, your lips may be very sensual.
The “pinks of the cheeks”can be a most dangerous time because this is the time you will have a tendency to be emotional, commotional, and out of control. This is a very important time to eat well, do yoga, meditate, and pray for God’s mercy. Don’t say anything or do anything that could alienate those in your important relationships. Just when you want to go out of control, you need to use your discipline to be in control. Most likely whatever you feel at this time is an illusion. It will pass. It’s not a good time to make important decisions.
The Eyebrows are a most sensitive part of the woman’s body, because they are the most subtle part of the parasympathetic nervous system. When the Moon Center is in the eyebrows, you are very imaginative and illusionary. This is a good time to write a poem, play with a child, and brainstorm new ideas. It is a time of expansion, sowing seeds to sprout, and going beyond the ordinary. It is a good time to imagine a new business or plan of action. It is not a good time to make decisions or go on a shopping spree (you’ll buy out the store)
Meditation to Balance the Moon Center (Only for Women)
This meditation balances the woman’s moon centers, her menstrual cycle, and her zodiac moon cycle. It also balances the glandular system. It is one of the most creative and highest meditations for a woman. If practiced for 40 days or more, she can break any habit.
POSTURE: Lying on the stomach, place the chin on the ground, and keep the head straight. The arms should be along side the body, with the palms of the hands facing upwards.
MANTRA: The Panj Shabad, SAA-TAA-NAA-MAA, is the mantra used for this meditation.
SAA: infinity, cosmos, beginning
TAA: life, existence
NAA: death, totality
MAA: rebirth, resurrection
EYES: The eyes are focused at the brow point. Meditate on the sound current coming in through the crown of the head and flowing out through the third eye point, creating an “L.”
MUDRA: As you mentally repeat the vibration of SAA firmly press the tip of the index finger to the tip of the thumb; on TAA press the tip of the middle finger to the thumb; on NAA press the tip of the ring finger to the thumb; and on MAA press the tip of the little finger to the thumb. The breath will regulate itself. Continue in this manner from 3-31 minutes.