Meditation to Prevent Freaking Out: A Calming Kundalini Practice

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Note: Updated in 2018 for additional clarity and resources.

Are you the type of person who needs to break down before you break through? For many years that was the case for me. Before I had Kundalini meditations and a greater connection to my energy, I had some epic freak-outs. Though I had many tools for managing my thoughts, I didn’t have great guidance on how to bust through the really tough times and save myself from a freak-out.

Change your energy through your breath

One of the best ways to prevent a freak-out is to change your energy through your breath. Every 90 to 120 breaths the dominance changes from one nostril to another. A powerful way to shift your state of mind is to actively change the dominant nostril using this Kundalini meditation from my book Miracles Now.

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In this exercise you’re guided to notice which nostril is dominant when you’re freaking out and then switch to the other nostril. When you switch the dominance from one nostril to the other you switch the dominance from one hemisphere of the brain to the other, which will enable you to look at things from a different perspective.

If you are irritated, angry or about to have a meltdown, practice this Kundalini meditation that’s featured in Miracles Now. In just a few minutes you will be a different person.

In this video I break down the Kundalini meditation to prevent freaking out:

Breakdown of the Meditation to Prevent Freaking Out

Pose: Sit comfortably in Easy Pose with your spine straight.

Hands: Interlace your fingers with your right thumb on top. Place your hands at the center of your diaphragm, lightly touching your body.

Eyes: Gently close your eyes.

Breath: Concentrate on your breath, bringing awareness to the tips of your nostrils. Notice which nostril is dominant right now. It may take a few moments to clarify the dominant nostril. Once you are aware of the dominant nostril, focus your attention on switching sides. Keep your shoulders down and relaxed. You can have pressure in your hands but none in your shoulders.

Continue changing the dominant nostril breath back and forth as long as you like.

Use this meditation whenever you need to prevent a freak-out. It’s also a great one to teach young children. This easy practice will be a powerful tool for them to carry into their future.

Take your Kundalini meditation practice to the next level

If you’re ready to take your meditation practice to the next level, check out the Miracles Now meditation video program!

You can use these videos whether or not you are reading my book Miracles Now. And they’re accessible to every level, even if you’re completely new to Kundalini.

This meditation package includes:

  • Clear explanations of the mudras, mantras and breath work
  • My unique breakdowns of the benefits of each exercise
  • Guidance on how to practice each meditation in your daily life
  • 12 videos that show you how to do the meditations for full impact

Click here for all the details!

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  1. Yay Gabby! Thank you SO much for this!! I can not WAIT to teach my son! The way we teach our children is the way we see our future, and it starts with women like us. Thank you again! XO

  2. Thank you so much! I just got the Email when i was about to freak out, about my exams. It instantly helped me 🙂
    I will try to this every day now, up until mit exams in two weeks. Thank you so much!

  3. I tend to freak out a lot, I hope this helps, but, I would love to know how to react towards people being negative to you and how you can avoid choosing the dark. Thank you Gabby

  4. Thank you Gabby for being such a light and an inspiration. I have been in so much fear and anxiety the last months and I know that I was led to you for a reason. You are amazing and I have started the May Cause Miracles and on Day 3 now and it is hard not to revert to fear but with your guidance I can feel the shift already. I would so love to meet you in person one day just to say thank you face to face. THANK YOU

    1. awww Tammy! I’m so psyched to hear it served you! I hope we can meet in person one day too.
      big love,
      g xo

  5. Thank you for this meditation. I will do this in the bathroom on my breaks at my regular part time job, when a customer loses their shit on me and I don’t want to take in that energy. Sat Nam. Love you, G.

  6. Love love love your meditations. Your books have helped me for several years now but also I’ve reread them numerous times for inspiration and I’ve truly learned tons. Your thoughts have been a blessing to me during a very difficult time. THANK You

  7. Hi , I can see the benefit this can have .however, what do you suggest one to do , if one has a deviated septum and one nostril is dominantly blocked ? Would appreciate suggestions and guidance 🙂

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