We all experience a busy mind from time to time. You may find that you’re stressed at work, or that you have too many social commitments. Whatever pressure you’re currently feeling, it can make you snappy and irritable. You may find that you react badly to the situations around you. Perhaps you argue with your loved ones or cry for no reason.
When your emotions are fraught, it’s important to relax and take a moment for yourself. Learning how to calm your mind will help you regain control and create a sense of stillness. Luckily enough, the quick pulse meditation could help you do just that in minutes.
Benefits of this Meditation
Calm your busy mind
Get in touch with your inner self
Enhance your mindfulness
Control reactions to situations
Develop your concentration
Enhances feelings of compassion
Lowers the heart-rate
How to do this Meditation
Are you hoping to find a quick moment of peace? The pulse meditation in Kundalini Yoga is ideal for beginners. No matter where you are in your journey, you should find that this meditation is easy to grasp. Engaging in it will enable you to learn the basics of meditation.
First things first, be sure to find a comfortable place in which to meditate. You need the space to be quiet and relaxed so that you can concentrate. When you are ready, follow these directions to try the quick pulse meditation for yourself.
Start this meditation by sitting in Easy Pose, or any position that feels comfortable to you. Apply a light Neck Lock (also known as a Chin Lock or a Jalandhar Bandha).
Close the eyes lightly. You should aim your focus at the Brow Point. This is the point at the center of your forehead a little above your eyes.
Take the four fingers of your right hand and touch the pulse position on your left wrist.
Note: You should keep your fingers in a straight position pointing forward so that each fingertip is in tune with the pulse.
Each time you feel a pulse, or beat of the heart, mentally repeat ‘Sat Naam’ to yourself. As you engage in the quick pulse meditation, focus on the rhythm of your heart and repeat this sacred mantra each time that you feel its beat.
Continue this practice for between 11 and 31 minutes.
If you are new to the realms of Kundalini Yoga, you may want to start with the shortest time period of 11 minutes. However, as you continue your journey, you will find that you can maintain a meditative state for longer. The end goal is to practice for 31 minutes.
Continue Your Practice!
The quick pulse meditation is one of the best beginner meditative practices. The next time you need a break and want to still your mind, you should give it a go. Now that you know how to get started, why not continue your practice and learn more about Kundalini Yoga?