When I was a young school girl, I always thought of the start of the school year in September as a new beginning.
And of course there’s the New Year, on January 1, which is also a new beginning.
But since then I’ve learned what indigenous people have always known: every month can be a new beginning on the new moon.
The new moon is the start of a new cycle, and is the perfect time to set your intentions for the next 29.5 days. It can be a time for personal ceremony, calling in the elemental spirits and your spirit guides to help you manifest what you want.
There may be no better way to rise above the daily grind than through breathwork, and The Piko Piko Breath is one of the best ways I’ve found.
Kahunas, the shamanic practitioners of Hawaii, use the Piko Piko Breath to both relax and energize the body. It can work for anyone, and can give a real sense of the expansiveness of the universe.
The word “Piko” means center, or naval.
Before Kahunas meditate or pray they use this breath to build up their Mana (Power) to get focused and in the right frame of mind for whatever they are about to undertake, particularly healing.
If you’ve been to Hawaii or watched the television show Hawaii Five-0, you know that Caucasions in Hawaii are referred to as “ haoles,“ [pronounced “howlies”] which means “without breath.” This is because the Kahunas know that most Caucasians have lost the ability to do healthy, deep, slow breathing.
On February 24-25, 2018, John Kralovec and I will be facilitating a workshop at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts designed for transformation:
A Shaman’s Pathway to the Divine
Shamanism in today’s world
Many people are fascinated by shamanism. But I believe what they really seek is a direct connection with a higher power [the Divine] and a way to experience that connection in every day life. This is what we teach.
The Ancients were masters of harmony, balance and caring for Mother Earth. Now is the time the ancient teachings are being revealed because they are needed more than ever.