Have you experienced these burnout symptoms? You’re tired all the time. You’re irritable. You find it hard to concentrate. You feel as though every day is a ‘bad day.’ You frequently get sick with colds or stomach problems. You struggle to sleep each night or, alternately, sleep too much. If all of the above sounds familiar, you may be experiencing burnout.
The modern world is a demanding one. Since we are in the Age of Aquarius, finding the time to relax and unwind may feel difficult. It’s perfectly natural that you find it hard to keep up with the ever-changing demands of contemporary living. If you’re struggling to filter out the noise, you can tap into some of the technology from Kundalini Yoga to help.
This short and simple breathwork meditation for burnout is a smart place to start. As soon as you notice the main burnout symptoms, you can begin to use this practice. Not only will it give you a moment of peace and tranquility, but it also improves your mindfulness.
Needless to say, you should also ensure that you’re practicing self-care on a daily basis to avoid burnout. Taking care of your emotions and tending to your needs can help you prevent feeling overworked and tired. Tailor your lifestyle to give yourself what you need.
Benefits of This Breathwork
- Replenishes Energy
- Supports Recovery
- Encourages Mindfulness
- Helps with Relaxation
- Recharges the Mind
How to do This Breathwork
When you’re feeling burned out, you have to take action. Fortunately, this Kundalini Yoga breathwork will help you do just that. Whether you’re a newcomer or have been practicing a while, you will be able to engage in this practice. Here’s what you need to know:
Start by sitting in Easy Pose, or any position that feels comfortable for you. Keep your spine straight throughout this breathwork meditation for burnout.
Bring each of your thumbs in toward your palm. The tips should rest at the base of your ring fingers (or Mercury fingers). Move your hands together so that the backs are touching and the fingers are pointed downward. Place your hands at your Heart Center.
Your fingers should be firmly pressed together, whereas the upper hands need only to gently touch. During the breathwork, your arms should be relaxed with your elbows comfortable and loose.
Focus and eyes
Focus your attention on the tip of your nose throughout this breathwork meditation for burnout.
Breathe in deeply for eight parts through the nose. Next breathe out fully for eight parts also through the nose. Repeat this process throughout the breathwork meditation.
When you first get started, you should practice this meditation for burnout for 11 minutes.
As you become more comfortable with this practice, you can start to extend it to 22-minute-sessions. Finally, you may want to extend it to 31 minutes at a time.
Pro tip: When you have completed the meditation, take a moment to relax and unwind. You should be completely still while you come out of this breathwork.