Note: Updated in June 2018 for clarity and additional resources.
Ever feel like you want to press the restart button on your life? Getting a jump start doesn’t always come easy. We get comfortable in our patterns and behavior even when we know they don’t serve us.
But there is a way out. If you want a fresh start, try a 40-day practice of this Kundalini meditation!
The Liberation Kriya
This Kundalini meditation practice is called the Liberation Kriya. A kriya is something you do to bring about a specific outcome. This kriya brings renewal and longevity, and it’s said to change the molecular structure of your body and mind.
What happens when you practice a kriya
Practicing a kriya puts physical and mental changes in motion to simultaneously stimulate the body, mind and spirit. In Kundalini yoga it is suggested that you commit to a kriya or meditation for 40 days in order to create a new habit and experience long-lasting change.
In this video I will teach you how to practice the Liberation Kriya as it was taught by the Kundalini master Yogi Bhajan and my own divine teacher, Gurmukh. I encourage you to test-drive it today. If it resonates with you even a little, then commit to this 9-minute practice for the next 40 days!
You will experience a renewal in many ways and feel a new sense of freedom and lightness. Give yourself a fresh start.
A breakdown of the Liberation Kriya
The suggested commitment is 9 minutes a day for 40 days.
Raise your right arm up and cross your thumb over your fist.
Project your index finger upward.
Do the same thing with your left hand so that your arms become an arrow.
Close your eyes and breathe long and deep.
After 3 minutes, change the mudra (hand position) by releasing the pinkie finger and continue meditating for the next 3 minutes.
After 6 minutes you will release all your fingers and lift your heart up.
After 9 minutes, inhale deeply and exhale completely.
Then let your hands come down and rest.
Do not go past 9 minutes. If you cannot do the full 9 minutes, you can work up to it.
It is suggested that you practice this meditation for 40 days to create a new habit. If you skip a day, begin again. This meditation benefits every area of your life. (Note: I recommend practicing the Liberation Kriya in silence.)
Enjoy the renewal and liberation.
Go deeper with Kundalini meditation
I have some awesome resources for you if you want to explore Kundalini yoga and meditation further.
My book Miracles Now includes many Kundalini meditations that are very accessible. I give instructions on how you can begin slowly and work up to the full meditations.
Miracles Now meditation videos
You can also get my Miracles Now meditation video collection for additional visual and spoken guidance on each meditation.
Turn On Your Inner Light digital course
If you want to go even further, my digital course Turn On Your Inner Light is all about Kundalini!
In this four-part course, I offer truthful guidance on life, inspiration and inner power. Each talk is followed by a Kundalini yoga set that aligns with the core lessons from the presentation.
Throughout the course, I share authentic tools for restoring your thoughts back to peace, straight talk on how to ground your spiritual practice in your day-to-day life experiences, and energizing yoga kriyas to awaken your true power and inspiration. Learn all about it here.