Updated: Mar 27
We all have these days when we put pressure on ourselves , and want everything to be perfect. Well recently I learned to use a new mantra: "let go, let go, let go"
Repeated three times, it has an immediate soothing effect on the sabotic mind (yes I just invented the word), the one that prevents us from enjoying FULLY in the present moment, as it presents itself to us.
Without clinging onto points of views, or to a specific way things need to look like, or the way things present themselves.
It's not easy sometimes. Life has this flair, to show us unresolved dark corners within, in which we dive head first into drama and trauma. Just as a natural habit. do you have those moments too ? Something someone (usually someone you care for) says something, and then you jump two feet into the worst case scenario. Maybe it's our twisted mind.
In Kundalini yoga, we consider it is our negative mind. A part of our 10 bodies that has an essential role to play : protect us and inform us. When we are solely in our positive mind, we tend to expand the situation and wear the pink glasses and oversee details that might be counterproductive later on to make sober choices.
Empty the mental trash
Yogi Bhajan used to advise us to empty the mind trash every morning, this would allow us to reach our neutral mind. That place within, where we have enough sobriety not to be negative nor too positive and simply see (look at) things/situations /people the way they are. This takes more or less 15-20 min.
Exercise To access the NEUTRAL MIND
Just sit in easy pose (legs crossed) and start with some breathing awareness. just observe what's at stake within.
TRAIN YOUR BRAIN TO GO THERE FASTER AND FASTER EACH TIME
and avoid the traps of the biased mind that looks at the world through its 81 facets and colors Realiy according To its filters.
meditation for neutral mind
Try it for 11 minutes or 31 minutes
👉🏽 Here is a 31 minutes version
👉🏽 And a 11min version
This meditation is sometimes called a singing exercise, as it involves singing the sounds, Saa Taa Naa Maa along with repetitive finger movements, or mudras. This non-religious practice can be adapted to several lengths, but practicing it for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress levels and increase activity in areas of the brain that are central to memory.
From an Eastern perspective, it is believed that the placement of the tongue on the roof of the mouth while making these sounds stimulates 84 acupuncture points on the upper palate. This causes a beneficial bio-chemical transformation in the brain. In addition, Western research has revealed that utilizing the fingertip position in conjunction with the sounds enhances blood flow to particular areas in the motor-sensory part of the brain.
How do you practice Kirtan Kriya?
Repeat the Saa Taa Naa Maa sounds (or mantra) while sitting with your spine straight. Your focus of concentration is the L form (see illustration), while your eyes are closed. With each syllable, imagine the sound flowing in through the top of your head and out the middle of your forehead (your third eye point).
For two minutes, sing in your normal voice.
For the next two minutes, sing in a whisper.
For the next four minutes, say the sound silently to yourself.
Then reverse the order, whispering for two minutes, and then out loud for two minutes, for a total of twelve minutes.
To come out of the exercise, inhale very deeply, stretch your hands above your head, and then bring them down slowly in a sweeping motion as you exhale.
The mudras, or finger positions, are very i
mportant in this kriya (see illustration below).
On Saa, touch the index fingers of each hand to your thumbs.
On Taa, touch your middle fingers to your thumbs.
On Naa, touch your ring fingers to your thumbs.
On Maa, touch your little fingers to your thumbs.
👉🏽 Here is a video explaining the long version
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