How to Use Kundalini Meditation to Overcome Addictions

Kundalini Meditation to Overcome AddictionsToday, we hear the word addiction and automatically associate it with someone who lacks complete self-control until it takes over their life. Addiction is not always that extreme. The most common addictions that get attention are drugs, alcohol, smoking, gambling and over-eating. Though, these are the most devastating, we can become addicts of almost anything in which we indulge in excessively without self-control: sugar, relationships, television, credit card debt, sex, internet, computer games, football, earning money, spending money, hoarding money and possessions, overworking, arguing, war and even spirituality. Subconsciously many of us are addicted to negative thoughts, seeking approval, love, acceptance, success, failure etc. So though your addiction might be outward, we certainly have addictions that lead to insecurity and neurotic behavior and thinking patterns and habits.

Let’s be real, we may not like to admit it, but we all have struggled with one or more addictions in varying degrees. It may not have taken over our life but it surely has adversely impacted our choices. I myself have found that I surf the internet more than I should or watch more TV when I want to just drown out my thoughts and what’s going on in my life.

Lack of self-control is not the cause of addiction, it is merely a symptom. To change, we must take a journey within to uncover the real issue. Underlying each external behavior or habit lays a spiritual root cause that requires a spiritual solution.

This Kundalini Meditations, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, is for healing addictions. Addictions create an imbalance in our pineal gland which regulates our pituitary gland. The pituitary gland regulates our glandular system and when its not functioning to its prime capacity, our entire body and mind go out of balanced. This meditation helps create balance in the pituitary gland and is helpful for any addictions but extremely powerful to rehabilitate those with drug dependence, mental illnesses or phobias.


POSTURE: Sit in easy pose, with your neck straight, so the crown of your head is directly aligned with the ceiling. Straighten your spine and make sure the lower six vertebrae are locked forward.
EYES: The eyes are closed and the focus is at the Brow Point. The brow point is in between the eyebrows, going up 1 inch.

MANTRA: Silently vibrate SAA-TAA-NAA-MAA while focusing on the Brow. (Sat Naam means “Truth is my real identity.” We are not our ego, our package or our personality. Our true self is the divine essence of love light and infinite potential that is within each and every living being. )

MUDRA: (Hand Position) 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.(TIP- Clench your teeth and pretend like you are chewing, you will find a spot on your temples that move, put your thumbs in that groove). Lock the back molars together and keep the lips closed. Keep the teeth pressed together throughout the meditation. Squeeze the molars tightly and then release the pressure. The teeth shouldn’t lose contact with each other. As you feel the groove move, feel it, massage it and apply a firm pressure with your thumbs. Silently vibrate the mantra.
The pressure by the thumbs triggers a rhythmic reflex current into the central brain which activates right under the pineal gland. It is an imbalance in this area that makes physical and mental addictions so difficult to break.

TIME: 5-7 Minutes. Can be increased up to 31 minutes with practice.

Commit to this meditation for a minimum of 40 days and watch your addictions slowly lose grip over your mind.

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