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Transforming Negativity Kriya by Lauren Toolin

Saumya Lauren Toolin - 7 minutes

Intro: This Kriya meditation is related to Yoga Sutra 2.33.
Vitarka Bhadane pratipaksha bhavanam - Disturbing (negative thoughts) should be dispelled in the mind and replaced by their opposite (positive) thoughts… (I’ll probably say a bit more…)

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Channel your inner power to transform your negative perceptions into positive ones with this 7-minute guided meditation for positivity. The world is full of negative thoughts, feelings, and actions, but these emotional barriers keep us discontent and fearful. This Kriya meditation is based on Yoga Sutra 2.33, which teaches that we should learn to cultivate the opposite thoughts, pratipaksha bhavana, and create positivity.

By developing positive thoughts, we can begin the process of self-healing. Replace rage with compassion, disdain with love, and violence with peace to bring contentment. Lauren Toolin’s guided meditation for positivity can clear our psyche and balance our mind and body.

If you are new to meditation or a beginner, this is the perfect place to start your journey. If you’re an experienced practitioner, meditation will help you further develop your physical, mental, and spiritual health.

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About Saumya Lauren Toolin

Saumya Lauren Toolin

Lauren is a leading teacher of ParaYoga and was one of the first to be certified as a senior teacher by ParaYoga’s founder, Rod Stryker. She has closely apprenticed with Rod since 2001. She also apprenticed with Rodney Yee for many years and has studied extensively in the Iyengar tradition. An initiate of an authentic Himalayan tradition, she is been immersed in the study of Tantra, Sri Vidya and Ayurveda for more than ten years.

Decades of meditation, study and teaching have made her especially revered for her intuition and capacity to work with individuals. She has designed effective meditation, yoga and lifestyle programs for hundreds of clients. She has a unique ability to get the the heart of the matter and equip and empower people to embrace positive change. She’s renowned for her ability to convey seemingly intricate an esoteric aspects of yoga and ayurveda  in a practical, accessible way that truly transforms lives.

Lauren is regarded as an expert anatomist, and her alignment, assisting and adjusting trainings  are popular throughout the country.  As director of the worldwide ParaYoga Master Training Certification program and her own trainings through her Yoga Vidya school, she has mentored hundreds of exceptional yoga teachers and practitioners.

Her love of all things yoga has taken her beyond the mat and studio setting. She has presented workshops at the Kripalu Center, Omega, the Himalayan Institute and at many yoga events. In 2011, she founded the Women's Liberation Festival, which celebrates positive feminine power and cultivates effective action in the world.

Lauren was on the Yoga Journal team for several years, and editing its Anatomy and Asana columns.  She created, developed the content for and associate produced the PBS television special ‘The Practical Power of Yoga’ in 2009.Lauren has been featured in Yoga Journal, Yoga Plus Joyful Living, Yoga International, Origin magazine and many others. She was recently recognized for being one of the most popular contributors for

Currently Lauren is based in upstate New York, where is she directs her Yoga Vidya 200 and 300 hour trainings.  She also travels widely as guest faculty and leads interesting retreats worldwide.

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