Finding Balance in Uncertain Times with Kundalini Yoga
“The Age of Aquarius is coming in and it’s going to blow up everybody mentally so fast you can’t believe it. Insecurity will be all around us. Duality will be our best friend. There is no need for it.”
– Yogi Bhajan
While we are living in uncertain times, it can be tough to feel centered and grounded. Finding your sense of balance and inner peace is essential. You must identify your inner strength and draw upon it. Fortunately, through the practice of Kundalini Yoga, you can establish your sense of security and face any challenges that may come your way.
Yogi Bhajan taught that the Age of Aquarius would be a time of uncertainty for all of us. It’s important to remember that we are never faced with obstacles that we cannot overcome. By nourishing our inner-selves and strengthening our practice, we have the ability to weather uncertain tides and come out stronger and more stable than ever before.
Whether you’re feeling anxious or lacking the certainty you need, Kundalini Yoga gives you the tools to take back your power. Within this guide, we will delve into a few of the techniques you can use and how you can get started. Remember, everyone’s journey is unique to them, and so you should try a variety of methods and find which suit you.
Use Yogic Breathing and Meditation
“Just trust your soul. It will save you. Learn this as an art. Dive deep to your soul. That’s all you have.”
To ground ourselves, we must be in the present moment. However, when fear of the future creeps into our worried minds, this can be a challenge. Finding balance in uncertain times may be as straightforward as using yogic breathing and meditation. Each of us has time to dedicate to these practices. Many of the methods used in Kundalini Yoga for beginners are minutes long, which means that they suit any schedule, however hectic it may be.
Through meditation and yogic breathing, we can take control of our minds and create a sense of stillness. With this newfound calm, we are able to see things with greater clarity and make better decisions. Should you desire to utilize these practices, there are some easy methods with which you can start. Here are three examples you may try:
- Celestial Communication (Meditation) for Relaxation
- Meditation to Completely Recharge You
- Breathwork to Remove Anxiety
Dedicating a small period each day to these practices could have a grand impact on how you feel and think. With this small transformation, you may notice that things appear brighter and you are able to begin finding your balance in uncertain times.
Learn the Art of Gratitude
“At night when you are dead tired and you do not know what to do and you have put your head on the pillow and you are gone, if you have not thanked for that day, you have lost the opportunity to enjoy the night.”
– Yogi Bhajan
Learning gratitude is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. In the modern world, we have so many things that we can give thanks for. At times, our busy lives get in the way of this practice. When we are trying to balance a variety of things—from work to social lives—it’s natural that we forget to be thankful. However, when faced with uncertainty, an insightful way to overcome it and find your inner sense of calm and relaxation.
You can begin with an effortless gesture each evening. Before you go to bed and commit yourself to sleep, take a moment to consider all the treasures you have in your life. These should not be material things, but the intangible entities that enrich your daily existence. You may be thankful for your family, the people around you, the talents you have, or the support you feel from the greater community. Note these things and give thanks for them.
Practice Backward Shoulder Rolls
When we’re under pressure, it’s natural to hold a lot of tension in our shoulders. Should you have a moment to spare, one of the most accessible ways to gain instant relief is the backward shoulder rolls. We use this method in Kundalini Yoga for beginners to remarkable effect. Take a few minutes to simply enact the following process.
Sit in Easy Pose or any position that feels comfortable to you.
Breathe in as you roll the shoulders upward and forward. Next, breathe out as you roll the shoulders down and backward. Continue this motion, keeping the breathwork synchronized with your movements. Each time your shoulders move forward, breathe in, and as they move backward, breathe out. As you inhale, mentally repeat ‘Sat’, and as you exhale repeat ‘Nam’.
While you follow the above directions, focus your attention on the act of letting go. Whatever has been troubling you will figuratively roll off the back of your shoulders. Through this process, you will start to feel inner joy and become lighter.
Live in the Present
“Stress fades away your judgment. Under stress you are not competent to perform.”
– Yogi Bhajan
Fixating on the future and dueling on the past can cause you stress and anxiety. Instead, take steps to live in the present moment. Understand that past experiences live in your subconscious mind but they don’t define you. Rather than allowing it to halt you moving forward, you must let go of it. By focusing your attention on the present moment—the here and now—you can relax and start to fully enjoy life.
Continue Your Kundalini Yoga Journey!
Within this guide, we’ve touched upon some of the methods you may use when finding balance in uncertain times. You may turn to these techniques whenever you need support through difficult periods in your life. As you start to learn Kundalini Yoga for beginners, there will be yet more practices which you can use. Continue your individual journey at a pace that feels right to you and take on these lessons as you do so. Stay safe.
See also: An Introduction to Conscious Communication in Kundalini Yoga