If you choose to work with the Meditation to Act, Don’t React for 11 minutes a day, very soon you may find yourself a changed person.
This kriya helps you relax. When you are relaxed, you can access the neutral mind, and assess your situation without fear or other reactive emotions. It is cleansing and uplifting.
This kriya helps to bring you to neutrality and is said to prevent depression. It works on the nervous system, negative thinking, emotional moods, and metabolism.
When the Heart Center is strong and open, old wounds can heal and defenses begin to drop away. We are most aligned with our real Self when we have the strength to stay open and connected.
In this kriya, you breathe exclusively through the left nostril, which calms the nervous system, supports the heart, and begins to move you from a mindset of reactivity to positivity.
With regular practice, this kriya will help bring the glandular system and the psyche into equilibrium, so that the system is regulated by the full self, and not just our fragmented neuroses.
The character of your thoughts and emotions is reflected in the motion and level of energy in your breath. One of the first habits of a yogi is to notice the state of the breath and prana. A disturbance in the subtle prana foreshadows what will manifest in the body and emotions.