Practical tools help us stay in the flow of life. To me, staying in the flow means keeping myself fluid and awake so I know when I am stuck in a thought, fear, storyline or habit that isn’t serving me. Stuck ways of being have taught me many lessons, above all, until I move through them there’s no further growth.
That’s the inspiration for Tool Box Meditations. They are short, accessible and potent and can be done anywhere. And they can help you experience shifts deep inside of you. Use them when you feel yourself slipping from flow to stagnation, and with consistency and dedication, they will keep you steady on a path of healing.
Peace on the path . . . .🙏
Meditation for When You Don’t Know What to Do
Posture: Sitting cross-legged on the floor or in a chair with both feet on the floor.
Breath Pattern: Inhale through the nose, then exhale through the nose. Inhale through the mouth, then exhale through the mouth. Inhale through the nose, then exhale through the mouth. Inhale through the mouth, then exhale through the nose.
* Continue this sequence. Make all breaths deep, complete and powerful. When breathing through the mouth, purse the lips as though you are whistling.
Mudra: Bend the elbows in front of you, hands up so they meet at the level of the chest. The fingers of each hand are extended and joined in a relaxed way. Cross the hands with both palms facing toward the chest. One palm rests in the other and the thumbs are crossed. The fingers point up at a comfortable angle. (The position of the left and right hands are interchangeable for this exercise.)
Eye Focus: Look at the third eye point (the point between the eyebrows), then bring the eyes to the tip of the nose.
Time: Start with 3 minutes, and work up to 11 minutes.
Notes: This meditation is very simple and powerful when done correctly. It gives you powerful insight and coordinates both areas of the brain and the mystery of spiritual phenomena into the mastery of the three bodies (physical, mental and spiritual). It is also known as Gyan Mudra Kriya.
As taught by Yogi Bhajan. Source: Survival Kit (3.2.79)