Have you ever felt as though you may burst with anger? Let’s say someone has crossed you, and you find yourself filled with emotions. You want to scream. You want to shout. Your face turns red and you can hardly control what comes out of your mouth next.
If that scenario sounds familiar, you are not alone. Since we live in the high-pressured age of Aquarius, many of us find it difficult to get on top of our emotions. When you struggle to contain yourself and keep your energy at bay, it can be challenging to feel in control.
As you move through your Kundalini Yoga journey, you will learn that there are plenty of tonics to this problem. One such remedy is the ancient kriya to contain yourself. In the following guide, we will take a look at how you can use it in your everyday practice.
Benefits of this Kriya
- Release your innermost fears
- Take control of your emotional state
- Conquer your desires
- Become stronger in your mind
How to do this Kriya
Before you get started, take the time to place a yoga mat on the floor and find a place to practice. When you have done that, follow the below steps:
Part 1: Maha Bhand
Start by sitting in Easy Pose, or whichever position feels comfortable for you. Your back should be straight.
Once you have finished moving into the locks, you should look down to the tip of your nose. Breathe slightly but maintain the central lock. You should be solid. Continue with this stance for three minutes.
When you have completed this part of the kriya, move directly to part two without a break.
Part 2: Music Addition
Stay in the original lock position that you established. You need to remain strong and stable throughout the next section of this exercise set.
Music and meditation:
Start listening to the “Love and Ecstacy Suite.” You will find this track on the album Yantee and Love and Ecstacy Suite by Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa. Continue for 14 minutes.
Once the 14 minutes are complete, breathe in deeply, hold your breath, and then relax for a total of 26 seconds. The music will have stopped by now.
Breathe out and begin flicking both of your hands at the wrist at the same time. Your arms should be straight while your palms flick upward and downward. This technique is known simply as “Shattering the hands” and is used in Kundalini Yoga. Continue for a minute.
Next, close your eyes and start laughing as loud as you can. Truly allow yourself to become immersed in this experience as it happens. Continue for another minute.
Breathe in as deeply as you can, hold your breath once more for 26 seconds. Next, start pumping your belly as fast as you can, breathe out, and finally relax.
If you are in a class with other people, you should take the following period to chat with them. You need to unwind completely and let your inhibitions go here.
Now that you understand how to do this ancient kriya, you can use it in your practice regularly. If you’re searching for a way to take true mastery of your emotions and control your outbursts, you may have found it.