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Being a parent is a full-time job. As you guide your children through this world, you need to make sure that you have the strength and patience you need. It is a difficult process. However, when you get it right, it is the most fulfilling of all tasks.
Fortunately, there is a Kundalini Yoga meditation practice that can help. In this guide, we will take a look at how you can get started and the benefits you can expect.
Benefits of this Meditation
- Supports your parenting skills
- Gives you empathy for your children
- Encourages strength and patience
- Helps you to de-stress and release tension
How to do this Meditation
If you want to enhance your parenting abilities, it may be worth looking at trying this short and sweet meditation. Here’s a quick rundown of how you can get it right.
This meditation practice is split into two different parts. The first part of the experience will last a total of 31 minutes. You will need to find a quiet place in which to practice.
When you are ready to get started, you should sit in Easy Pose — or whichever position is comfortable to you. At this point, you need to apply a light Neck Lock too.
Next up, you should adopt the following mudra. Bring the tips of your thumbs and index fingers together. Bring the rest of your fingers in toward the palms of your hands.
Chant and breathing:
Breathe in deeply and focus on the solar center.
As you do that, you should mentally repeat the words: Saa Taa.
Next, breathe out and start thinking about the words: Naa Maa.
You should continue in this pattern as you breathe in and out. It may take you some time to get used to the rhythm of your breathing and the mental mantra.
While you are taking part in this particular meditation, you should keep your eyes focussed at the top of your head. That is where the solar center is and it should take your attention.
The second part of the meditation practice is shorter, taking around five to seven minutes. You can stay in the same place throughout the course of this exercise.
Position and hand position:
For this part of the meditation, you will need to stay in more or less the same position. However, there is one slight change — you should bring your chin slightly upward.
When you are ready, begin to chant the Sat Nam Wahe Guru mantra. You should adopt a monotone voice when you do so and also use a steady but fast rhythm.
Keep going with this Kundalini Yoga mantra for between five and seven minutes. Once you have come to a natural end, take a breath and then allow yourself to relax entirely.
Your parenting journey and Kundalini Yoga journey can be beautifully intertwined. Now that you know how to do this meditation, why not try it in your everyday practice? The whole thing takes no time at all to learn and could help you to enhance your parenting abilities.