Meditation for Healing Addictions

In our modern culture, addictive behavior is everywhere. We may be addicted to smoking, eating, drinking, or drugs; or we can be addicted subconsciously to acceptance, advancement, rejection, emotional love, etc. All of these lead us to insecure and neurotic behavior patterns.

Yogic science asserts that human habit patterns are set or broken in 40-day cycles. More deeply ingrained patterns may take longer to correct. An imbalance in the pineal area of the brain can make mental and physical addictions seem unbreakable. Balancing the glands in this area helps to break those patterns.

This meditation helps to regulate the pineal and pituitary glands. It is excellent for everyone, but particularly effective for rehabilitation efforts in drug dependence, mental illness, and phobic conditions.

With practice, the time of this meditation can be increased from 5-7 minutes to 20 minutes and ultimately to 31 minutes.

Posture: Sit in an Easy Pose, with a light jalandhar bandh. Straighten the spine and make sure the 1st six lower vertebrae are locked forward.

Mudra: Make fists of both hands and extend the thumbs straight. Place the thumbs on the temples and find the niche where the thumbs just fit. This is the lower anterior portion of the frontal bone above the temporal-sphenoidal suture.

Lock the back molars together and keep the lips closed. Keeping the teeth pressed together throughout, alternately squeeze the molars tightly and then release the pressure. A muscle will move in rhythm under the thumbs. Feel it massage the thumbs and apply a firm pressure with the hands.

Eyes: Keep the eyes closed and focus at the Brow Point.

Mantra: Silently vibrate the five primal sounds—the Panj Shabd: Sa Ta Na Ma—at the brow.

Meditation for Healing Addictions

Continue for 5 - 31 minutes.

© 3HO. This kriya is courtesy of YB Teachings, LLC.

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