Your ego can hold you back. When you are ruled by your ego, you may find that you make poor decisions and look for attention. That can land you in trouble and distress in no time.
However, through the Kundalini Yoga practice, you can start to rid yourself of this problem. One of the best meditative kriyas for this takes just three minutes to complete. In the following guide, we will take a look at how you can get started with it today.
Benefits of this Kriya
- Enhances your sense of self
- Rids you of your ego
- Increases your mindfulness
- Relieves your stress levels
How to do this Kriya
Before you get started with this kriya, it’s important to create a space in which you can completely unwind. Make sure that you will not be interrupted. Lay down a high-quality yoga mat, light some incense, and prepare the space. Then, follow these steps:
Start by sitting in Easy Pose, or whichever position feels comfortable to you. When you are ready, apply a light jalandhar bandh.
Bring your eyes to the knuckle area of your thumbs. You want to almost close your eyes and bring your eyelids together.
Make sure that your back is straight and draw your chest upward. Drop your arms down by your sides and allow them to relax entirely.
Bring your hands up to the middle of your chest. They should be level with your heart at this point. Ensure that your palms are facing one another. You should then bend your fingers so that you are making a gentle fist. Direct your thumbs upwards.
Next up, move your hands towards one another so that the tip of the thumbs touch. However, the rest of your hands need to stay away from one another.
When it comes to your breathing, you need to create a steady rhythm. Breath in through your nose for around eight seconds. Hold for eight seconds. Release through your nose in eight equal strokes. Hold again for eight seconds. Continue with this simple cycle.
Once you have got used to this particular breathwork cycle, you can start to increase the eight-second intervals. Keep in mind that you can make these as long as you please. However, you need to make sure that they are equal at all times.
Continue with this process for three minutes.
When you are ready to bring the session to an end, you should breathe in as deeply as you can. While you do that, bring your hands up over your head. Open and release the fits several times. Once you feel comfortable, you should release your breath and relax.
When you first get started with this meditative kriya, you need to follow the three-minute structure. However, as you become more comfortable with the activity, you can increase it. You may add to the time until you reach the all-important 31-minute mark.
Ready to get started? In this guide, we have covered the basics. The rest is up to you. Give this kriya a whirl and see whether it makes a difference to your mental state.