Meditation to Prevent Freaking Out

This meditation will alter your energy by changing your nostril breathing. You can’t get out of your body, but you can change its energy.

If you are thinking something neurotic and find out that you’re breathing through your right nostril, start breathing through your left nostril instead. This will change your energy from agni (fire) to seetali (cool).

If you are irritated, very depressed, in a weird mental state, start breathing from the right nostril. In 3 minutes you will be a different person. Exercising this ability is said to prevent nervous breakdowns.

The Practice

Posture: Sit in a comfortable meditative posture with your spine straight.

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

Eyes: Close your eyes.

Breath: Concentrate on your breath at the tip of your nose. See from which nostril you are breathing. Within 3 minutes you should know. Then change it. If you are breathing primarily through your left nostril, consciously change to your right nostril. Be sure to keep your shoulders completely relaxed. You should have a pressure at your hands, but none at your shoulders.


Practice changing this breath back and forth for as long as you like. Continue for up to 31 minutes.

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

This meditation was originally taught on 6/7/76.

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