Spiritual Warrior Challenge
November 1st – 10th
Tune your consciousness to Inner peace, resilience and strength this fall, by doing some deep work on yourself. The Spiritual Warrior Challenge is an opportunity to reduce some of the external noise and drop into the vastness of our inner life. At the innermost Self, in the depth of our being, we will find an ocean of love, peace, bliss and ecstasy. Together we will practice yoga, shamanism, strength training and community building in an effort to find clarity among chaos.
The following sequence will be practiced for 10 days in a row, beginning Sunday, November 1st, and go right through Tuesday, November 10th. The practice will be done live- as a community on Zoom at 7pm EST. For those who prefer to do a self practice at an alternate time, there will be a video recording of the sequence for you to stream for the duration of the challenge.
Shower before the start of each practice. Clean your body before you clean your mind.
The Daily Practice Sequence
5 Minutes of Pranayama, Breath Control
100 push-ups in 4 Sets, or your 4 Set Maximum
3 Sun Salutation A
3 Sun Salutation B
10 Wheels or 10 Bridges, 5 breaths each
1 Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)
Chant 108 X “Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha”
Chant 108 X “Om Namah Shivaya”
Chant 108 X “Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu”
5 Minutes of silent meditation
No More Internet/Phone/T.V. or outside stimulation for the rest of the day.
Suggested Fee: $25-$100
Meaning of the Mantras
Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha
Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha means:
Ganesha, remover of all obstacles, we ask your blessings for good beginnings.
Ganesha is the master of knowledge and wisdom
Om Namah Shivaya
Om Namah Shivaya means
“I bow to Shiva” – Shiva being revered as the supreme reality, the inner Self.
You can also think of Om Namah Shivaya as the affirmation: “I am Universal Consciousness”
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu means “may all beings, everywhere, be happy and free”.
Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu is thought to be part of a Shanti mantra, a peace mantra. Often this mantra acts as a group offering of happiness for the whole world.