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Life has a habit of throwing everything it can at us at once, sapping us of our life force and making us compromise on the very things that make us happy.
Battling this constant attack can be draining, feeling like a war which can never be won, which in turn can weaken our immune system and put us at risk of getting sick.
Kundalini Yoga has many tools to support us in this journey, including this rejuvenating meditation which can support our glandular system and enable us to take control over our health and energy.
This meditation can leave us feeling dreamy and a bit zoned out immediately afterwards, so it’s a good idea to practice it later on in the day, just before you plan on sleeping.
In this guide we will explore this rejuvenating meditation in more depth, taking a look at the benefits and a simple step-by-step guide to get started.
Benefits of this Meditation
- Supports the immune system
- Naturally stimulates the brain and body
- Helps to relax and unwind the mind
- Encourages hormonal balance
- Settles mood swings
- Soothes anxious thoughts
How to do this Meditation
When you feel ready to start this rejuvenating meditation, take some time to find a peaceful space, customizing it to suit your needs by lighting candles, burning incense, or bringing your favorite crystals into the room, and then let’s get started.
Start in a seated position on your mat, either in Easy Pose or any other position that is comfortable — remember, this has to work for you. Engage in a chin lock, or jalandhara bandha, by drawing the chin in gently towards the spine.
Keep the arms relaxed down by the sides, but elbows pulled in towards the ribs. Bring the hands in front of the chest and the palms facing inwards towards the heart.
Allow the eyes to focus far beyond the tip of the nose. Imagine the gaze burrowing into the ground ahead.
Connect the hands along the sides of the little fingers, spreading the fingers apart. Fold the wrists away from the body so the palms are facing upwards.
Purse the lips slightly, and breathe deeply through the mouth. Hold the breath for a few seconds, around one mental cycle of the mantra “Sa Na Ta Ma”.
Then exhale powerfully in four equal beats, reciting “Sa”, then “Na”, then “Ta”, then “Ma” mentally with each breath.
Finally hold the breath for the time it takes to mental recite “Wahe Guru”, then start over.
The timing of this meditation can be tailored to suit your needs. Anything from 11 minutes to 31 minutes can be effective, but it can be tiring for a newcomer so don’t forget to build up to longer practice times as you become more at ease.
When you feel tired or overwhelmed by everything that life throws at you, try this energy-boosting meditation to rejuvenate you. An absolute must-have for any Kundalini Yoga student’s practice.