In some form or another we all deal with addiction or addictive behaviors. We often turn to drugs, alcohol, food, sex, work, the internet and many other obsessions in order to avoid feeling our discomfort.
If we’re not addicted to drugs, cigarettes or other typical vices, then we are subconsciously addicted to fear, rejection, victimhood or other negative patterns.
When we’re addicted, we have an imbalance
When we’re addicted there is an imbalance in the pineal gland. In spiritual terms this gland is sometimes known as the third eye. The pineal gland is a small endocrine gland, and when it’s out of balance bad habits turn into addictions.
The imbalance in the pineal gland affects the pituitary gland, which regulates the rest of the glandular system. When the pituitary gland is affected, the entire body and mind go out of balance.
Restore your balance and help heal addiction with this Kundalini meditation. Use it for any type of addiction, from alcoholism to fear-based thoughts.
The Kundalini meditation for healing addiction, as taught by Yogi Bhajan
For this Kundalini meditation you will sit in Easy Pose, which is a comfortable cross-legged pose. You will have a light neck lock (called jalandhar bandh). Straighten your spine and make sure the lower vertebrae are locked forward.
Eyes: Keep the eyes closed and focus at the Brow Point (the center of the forehead, a little above the eyebrows).
Mantra: SAA TAA NAA MAA (repeat it in your mind)
Mudra (hand position): Make fists of both hands and extend the thumbs straight. Place the thumbs on the temples and find the notch where the thumbs just fit. Lock the back molars together and keep the lips closed.
Keeping the teeth pressed together throughout the meditation, alternately squeeze the molars tightly and then release the pressure. A muscle will move in rhythm under your thumbs. Feel it massage the thumbs and apply a firm pressure with the hands. Silently vibrate the five primal sounds (the Panj Shabd) at the brow. The five primal sounds are SAA TAA NAA MAA.
Time: Practice this Kundalini meditation for 5 to 7 minutes. Over time you can increase your practice to 20 minutes and ultimately to 31 minutes.
Get more Kundalini meditation guidance
In my digital course called Turn On Your Inner Light, I offer guidance and inspiration to help you access your inner power. Each talk is followed by a Kundalini yoga set that aligns with the core lessons from the presentation. You can take this course even if you’re a complete beginner when it comes to Kundalini meditation.