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Experiencing a sudden shock can be devastating. When you get some bad news or something scary happens to you, you might find that you are short of breath and panicked.
The truth of the matter is that this shift can cause you to have a panic or anxiety attack, out of the blue. You may find that your heart rate quickens and you struggle to slow your mind.
When that happens, it’s challenging to carry on with your day-to-day activities. You need to take a moment to yourself and restore your inner peace. Fortunately, there is Kundalini Yoga technology that can help you along the way: the sudden shock meditation.
Whether you are new to the practice or a seasoned yogi, you can start to use this practice. Within this guide, we will take a look at how you can get started and why it matters.
Benefits of this Meditation
- Allows you to overcome a shock
- Helps relieve short-term stress
- Calms the nervous system
- Brings a sense of peace
- Supports your mindfulness
- Encourages you to relax
- Brings your breathing to a normal rate
How to Do this Meditation
Before you get started with the sudden shock meditation, you should find a space in which you are comfortable. You will need a quiet area where you can be alone for this session. When you have found the perfect spot for you, follow these simple steps:
Start by sitting in Easy Pose, or any position that feels comfortable to you. Next, apply a light jalandhara bandha.
Allow the arms to relax downward and bend your elbows slightly. Bring your forearms together and allow the hands to meet in the middle in front of you. Your hands should be around one inch above your navel point.
With your palms facing upward, place your right hand on top of the left. The tips of your thumbs should be touching one another. Draw both of your thumbs in toward the body.
Focus your attention on the tip of your nose or the Lotus Point.
Breathing and chant:
Breathe in deeply and then completely breathe out. As you do so, repeat the mantra ‘Sat Naam Sat Naam Sat Naam Sat Naam Sat Naam Sat Naam Wahe Guru’ three times.
Make sure that you chant the whole mantra in one breath. You should use a monotone voice and keep a steady rhythm when you are chanting this particular mantra.
Continue with this meditation for sudden shock for between 11 and 31 minutes, depending on your needs.
When you’re ready to bring the meditation to a close, breathe in completely and then breathe out. Repeat this five times.
Next, breathe in and suspend your breath. Move your arms up above your head. Try to reach as high as you can for this important stretch.
Breathe out and relax your arms back down. Repeat this process twice and then end.
Overcoming a sudden shock can be difficult. When you hear some unpleasant news, take the time to do some self-care first. Engaging in this meditation is a smart place to start.