I so often hear that meditation is boring, or that its not the style of yoga that people prefer, or that it causes you to fall asleep. I am not going to lie, there are times, that while meditating, I have become very sleepy. BUT, becoming sleepy and even being bored are all steps in the stages of meditation.
When you change your perspective about meditation it makes it so much more accessible to everyone. I think that is what Yogi Bhajan was trying to teach us; that Meditation is accessible to everyone! You just have to put in the effort, the time, and the commitment to do it. Meditation is a discipline.
So why is Kundalini Yoga Meditation special? Because it takes you beyond your negative thoughts, beyond the daily clutter of the mind, into a place of freedom and stillness. It helps your mind become less reactive and raises the frequency in your brain so that you can listen to your Soul.
Yogi Bhajan says, “It is not meditation that stops the mind. It is the surrender of the mind to the soul, and the soul to Truth. It is when you prefer the word of truth to the word of your own intellect”.
Kundalini Yoga meditations are very specific in their timing. You can practice every day or for a set number of days and a set amount of time. Here is the layout:
*3 minutes of meditation affects the electromagnetic field, the circulation and stability of the blood
*11 minutes of meditation begins to change the nerves and the glandular system
*22 minutes of meditation balances the three minds, and they begin to work together
*31 minutes of meditation allows the glands to breath, and concentration to affect all the cells and rhythms of the body. It lets the psyche of the meditation affect the 3 gunas, all 31 tattvas (elements), and all layers of the mind’s projections
*62 minutes changes the gray matter in the brain. The subconscious “shadow mind” and the outer projection are integrated
*2 ½ hours changes the psyche in its co-relation with the surrounding magnetic field so that the subconscious mind is held firmly in the new pattern by the surrounding universal mind
To master the effects of a meditation you should practice it as a Sadhana or a daily practice. This will develop a life-promoting habit. Habit controls us so much that it is said that we can actually change our destiny by changing our habits. According to yogic science, the human mind works in cycles. We can use various cycles to help replace unwanted patterns of behavior (mental or emotional habits), with new, more positive ones. One commits to a particular meditation or kriya for a specific time:
*It takes 40 days to change a habit
*90 days to confirm the habit
*In 120 days the habit is who you are
*In 1000 days you have mastered the new habit
Interested a little more now? OK. So how do you choose the right meditation to do? I can help you with that! The best resource for Kundalini Yoga and meditation books is www.SpiritVoyage.com . But if you are looking for a deeper experience, I am available for Private Yoga sessions in which I will help you decide which meditation is best for you to at this moment in your life. Contact me to schedule your next session! You wont regret bringing this powerful practice into your life!
I hope you enjoyed reading! I am always available for questions or comments. Until next time…