1- Breathe deeply (try the Breath of Fire)
Focusing on the breath brings many benefits and can help change your mood almost instantly. In Kundalini Yoga, there is a breathwork exercise called “Breath of Fire”. Doing this exercise will instantly calm you, and also stimulate your metabolism, cleanse your blood and help your digestive system. I often do this exercise when I wake up or need a quick boost.
BREATH OF FIRE
Bring your hands to your navel area, breathing in and out through your nose. Breathe with even inhale and exhale breaths while pumping the belly and focusing on the “out” breath.
The belly should be coming in and out effortlessly.
Close your eyes and feel the energy of the Kundalini Shakti expand throughout your body while doing this exercise.
**IMP Note : the focus should be on the OUT breath and not the INHALE
2- Stretch your body
We often forget the benefits of simple exercises.
Just simply stretching your body from top to bottom has many benefits: it can be as simple as raising your arms and hands above your head and stretching for fews seconds.
Stretching increases your blood flow and circulation for a healthier body. It wakes up your muscles and improves flexibility by loosening up the tightness.
Stretching sends oxygen to your brain for a clearer mind and better mood. Yawning also helps cool your brain temperature, promoting a healthy brain.
FREE GUIDED MEDITATION BELOW
3-Meditate and chant “om” (Focus on the third eye by activating the pineal gland)
Activating your pineal gland through meditation techniques like chanting “om” for a few minutes may be helpful for regulating your mood, energy levels and can even help increase intuition.
In yoga, we often refer to the third eye as the space between the eyebrows right on the forehead, which is the the pineal gland. This gland, also called the “third eye,” is a mystical chakra point residing right in between your eyebrows. The small, rice-sized, pine cone-shaped endocrine organ (known as the pineal gland) sits alone in the middle of the brain and at the same level as the eyes.
The famous philosopher Descartes described the pineal gland as the “principal seat of the soul.”
What does the pineal gland do?
How you think and feel every day depends on the pineal gland. It produces melatonin: the quality and duration of your sleep relies on how well it produces the hormone. This tiny organ regulates your daily and seasonal sleep cycles and rhythms and the sleep-wake patterns that determine your hormone levels, stress levels, and physical performance.
Chanting “om” (even just quietly in your head) liberates your inner emotions and therefore, brings you back to your core essence.
Try it! Close your eyes, focus on the space between your eyebrows and chant “om” silently.
I love helping people get out of their minds and into their hearts. It is a passion and joy to see people’s face change when they meditate.