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Yogic Living: Staying Calm in Chaotic Times

 

“My request to you is, do not let your calmness go.”
–Yogi Bhajan

How do we stay calm and steady, connected to our sense of self, when it seems like our world is in chaos? Kundalini Yoga is uniquely suited to help us remain calm in rough circumstances because of its positive effects on the glands and nerves and its power to release tension from the inner organs. Practice creates an internal biochemistry of calm, inner balance, and depth of self.

“Spread the light and the grace and be alert. Take cold showers, meditate, and pray so that adversity may not make you a victim. You have to decide between victory and being a victim. The difficulty is very simple. The choice is yours.” 
–Yogi Bhajan  

Wisdom from the Master

Yogi Bhajan Quotes on Stress & Staying Calm

Lectures:

   Calm Like a Mountain 

   Commanding the Mind 

   Eliminate Mental Intrigues

   Be Contained within Your ‘You’ 

 

Kundalini Yoga Technology

Soothing Left Nostril Breathing
Take 26 long, deep, and complete breaths through the left nostril. This will soothe you and bring you to a calm state.

Meditation to Tranquilize the Mind
It is said that this meditation will tranquilize the mind within 3 minutes. The hand position is called "the mudra which pleases the mind."

Kriya to Withstand the Pressure of Time
This 8 part kriya is designed to strengthen the nervous system so you can handle the pressure and stress of life calmly and creatively.

Meditation for a Calm Heart
This soothing breath practice relieves anxiety and promotes calmness and mental clarity.

8 Stroke Breath for Energy and Stress Release
Eleven minutes a day of eight-stroke breathing can give you enough energy to balance your daily consumption of prana and take you out of stress.

Long Deep Breathing 
Long Deep Breathing relaxes and calms you due to its influence on the parasympathetic nervous system.

Meditation to Alleviate Your Stress
This meditation will wash the stress from your body and your aura, and fill you with calm, quiet, balance and prana.

Meditation to Deliver Contentment 
This meditation delivers containment, contentment, and control of the mind.

Guru Mantra: Deep Meditation into Thoughtlessness 
The constant flow of the intellect stops and the mind becomes empty. It is a very quick way of achieving a state of thoughtlessness.

Meditation for the Negative Mind
This meditation clears the subconscious of unwanted negative, fearful thoughts. The posture is one of calmness and humility that lets the Creator, the Unknown, cover and shield you.

Wahe Guru Meditation 
This meditation will bring a state of calmness and joy to the mind. The calmness comes as you consciously unite with the parts of yourself.

Meditation for Emotional Balance
After two or three minutes practicing this meditation, thoughts will be there, but will not be felt.

Set for the Nervous System and Glandular Balance
This kriya is for reducing stress and fortifying the mind and body to effectively respond to change in a healthy way. 

Guru Gobind Singh Shakti Mantra Meditation
By controlling the breath, this kriya gives you a consciousness of ecstasy and calms the nerves.

 

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