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Feeling gloomy or upset can be challenging. When that dark rain cloud is above your head, it may feel as though everything in your life lacks purpose. That is not the case.
Gaining control over your emotions and restoring peace is the only way to go. Within Kundalini Yoga, there’s a simple meditation practice that will help you do just that.
Benefits of this Meditation
- Welcomes positive emotions
- Helps you overcome upset
- Allows you to completely relax
- Gets rid of stresses and anxiety
How to do this Meditation
Whenever you are feeling upset, find a quiet space and try this meditation. Here are the simple steps that you need to follow:
Start by sitting in Easy Pose, or whatever seated position is comfortable. Keep your back straight and apply a Neck Lock.
Turn your palms to face your body and interlock your fingers so they are outside your hands. Bring your middle and ring finger toward your throat.
Make sure that the tops of the corresponding fingers are touching. You need to press them together with a mild amount of force.
Draw your index and little fingers out so that they are straight. These should cross over each other in line with your forearms. Your thumbs should point straight up.
Your arms need to be parallel to the yoga mat. Your forearms should make a straight line which will be level to your throat at all times.
Put your attention on the tip of your nose.
Breathing and chanting:
Breathe in deeply and then chant the following mantra five times in one breath: “Ong Kaar, Ong Kaar, Ong Kaar, Ong Kaar, Ong Kaar.”
Continue with this Kundalini Yoga mantra, allowing between eight and 10 seconds per chant. Breathe in deeply and then carry on.
While you are chanting this mantra, keep a strong amount of pressure on your fingers. This should equate to between 10 and 15 lbs. Your shoulders need to be balanced.
As you read the final five minutes of your session, you will need to increase this pressure to between 25 and 50 lbs.
While you are chanting, your focus should be on the central channel of the spine. Engage as the navel pulses and allow the ‘Ong’ sound to strike the Brow Point.
You may start to feel the initial flow of energy rise from the spine. Each time that you breathe in, feel the breath go all the way to your navel area.
Make sure that you stay present and centered while the energy moves within you. You should find that your emotional state starts to shift toward a lighter place.
Continue with this meditation for between 11 and 31 minutes.
When you are ready to finish, breathe in deeply and then suspend your breath. Focus your attention on the Brow Point. Breathe out and repeat twice.
Next, breathe in and bring the arms upward. Shake your fingers and hands, and then relax completely.
Ready to change your emotions for the better? You can use this meditation practice whenever you please. The next time you feel overwhelmed or upset, why not try it?