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Kundalini Yoga’s approach to releasing anxiety

Have you woken up feeling unrested because you experienced a terrible nights sleep. Is the culprit anxiety, worry and stress?

I literally know what you are going through. I have been working to heal the root cause of these symptoms over the last few years. Why do I experience these symptoms, well some of the roots causes and wounds are, hurtful events from my younger years, the death of my dad, fear of failure, pressures of being self-employed, struggling financially, endless bills and a mortgage.

Whenever my stress, worry and anxious feelings get tougher, stronger and more prevalent I like to turn to yoga, meditation and breathing for relief. What’s also been a great part of my healing journey is Shamanic Energy Work, the Algonquin Native journeys and ceremonies I’ve learned have help to get to the root and heal my body, mind and spirit.

Below you will find a compiled list of some yogic practices that alleviate anxiety, worry and stress so you can feel re-aligned, re-connected and re-energized. These are my go to meditations, asanas and pranayama (yogic breathing) that have helped me. I believe they will for you too.

Kundalini Yoga Meditations

Kundalini yoga has a wonder library of kriyas (yoga sets) and meditations that uses mudras, breath work and yoga poses to release conscious and subconscious fears that cause stress, worry, and anxiety. Check out these 3  Kundalini meditations on Yoga Journey’s site 3 Kundalini Yoga Meditations to Release Anxiety.

Why Meditation?

Discover all The Benefits of Meditation with this amazing article by Organic Daily Post. They’ve put together some of the concrete, tested benefits of meditation and the research that supports it.

Yoga Poses

Physical movement is a great way to relieve the side effects for tress and anxiety as well as release the patterned ? Try these Asanas yoga poses from Yoga Journal to do when you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed.

Pranayama (Yogic Breathing)

Pranayama is great way to release tension, stress and worry from both the mind and body. Helps us get into Spirit, connecting us with our higher self. Try this Kundalini Kriya 3-9 minute Yoga Set (Kriya) for People In Anxiety

Relax for before bed

Try this Kundalini Meditation in the evening, it will wash the stress from your body and your aura, and fill you with calm, quiet, balance and prana.

Whenever I walk up in the middle of the night due to stressful dreams, or anxious feelings and want to fall back asleep I either do Childs Pose or Seated Forward Bend in bed. I stay in the pose until my breath, mind and body feels more relaxed, calmer and I’ve found my center again.

Jennifer’s tip:

Try one or more of these out for a few days. Positive physical and mental effects of a yoga practice are cumulative. So, the more you practice, the more you will benefit.

From a Shamanic healing perceptive stress, worry and anxious feelings are just symptoms and there’s always an underlying root cause for your issues. Are you ready to make the steps towards healing and heal the root cause of your anxiety?  It would be an honour for me to work with you on this healing.  Book your session today!

Note: Jasvinder Yoga and Jennifer Malisauskas do not provide diagnoses, medical or psychological services. Please contact your healthcare provider for those services.

Kundalini Yoga Meditation to Alleviate Your Stress

This is a very effective breath meditation (pranayam) for releasing stress. Done in the evening, it will wash the stress from your body and your aura, and fill you with calm, quiet, balance and prana.

To begin this mediation please find a comfortable seated posture either in a chair or on the floor cross legged. Take a few moments to center by inhaling through the nose to the count of four and exhaling through the nose to the count of 4. Do this until you feel relaxed and ready to start.

Meditation Instructions

Posture: Sit in a comfortable meditative posture with a straight spine–chin in, and chest lifted, hands in Gyan Mudra or any other comfortable meditative mudra.

Eyes: Close your eyes and concentrate on your breath.

Breath: Inhale through the nose in 8 equal strokes. Exhale through the nose in one deep and powerful stroke.

Time: 11 minutes.

To End: Inhale deeply and hold the breath 5-10 seconds. Exhale. Inhale deeply and hold the breath 15-20 seconds and roll your shoulders. Exhale powerfully. Inhale deeply and hold the breath 15-20 seconds and roll the shoulders as fast as you can. Exhale and relax.

Contemplate your experience.

Now take a few moments to sense whatever you are feeling and/or thinking.

Jennifer’s tip: Try one or more of these out for a few days. Positive physical and mental effects of a yoga practice are cumulative. So, the more you practice, the more you will benefit.

From a Shamanic healing perceptive stress, worry and anxious feelings are just symptoms and there’s always an underlying root cause for your issues. Are you ready to make the steps towards healing and heal the root cause of your stress?  It would be an honour for me to work with you on this healing at Fearless Soul HealingBook your session today!

Note: Jasvinder Yoga and Jennifer Malisauskas do not provide diagnoses, medical or psychological services. Please contact your healthcare provider for those services.

6 minute Meditation to Lead a Stress-free Existence

To begin this mediation please find a comfortable seated posture either in a chair or on the floor cross legged. Take a few moments to center by inhaling through the nose to the count of four and exhaling through the nose to the count of 4. Do this until you feel relaxed and ready to start.

Exercise 1

Place your arms up at the sides at an angle of 60 degrees from the horizontal, with the palms facing up and inward. Elbows are straight. Shake your hands vigorously, allowing your arms, shoulders, body, and legs to shake along with them. Shake all that stress out!

Time: 3 Minutes

Once the 3 Minutes are up, inhale deeply, hold still with your arm and hands straight. Squeeze all the muscle along the spine. Hold this for 10 secs. Then exhale.

Now move onto the next exercise

Exercise 2

Place your arms straight out in front, horizontal to the ground. Bend your wrists toward you, so that the Jupiter finger (index finger) points upward. The other fingers are curled under the thumb. Moving only your wrists, rotate the Jupiter fingers outward, then downward, then inward, then upward again. The right hand will have its Jupiter finger rotating clockwise around the wrist, and the left hand counter-clockwise.The arms remain straight and stationary. Try to keep the Jupiter finger in a vertical plane moving around the wrist.

Time: 3 Minutes – Then inhale, hold and squeeze. Hold for 10 secs, and then exhale. Repeat this two more times.

Contemplate your experience.

Now take a few moments to sense whatever you are feeling and/or thinking.

Note from me

The most important thing is to do your best and honor where you at at – physically/mentally/emotionally. So no worries if you need to relax the arms during any of the exercises, just let the clock run and when you are ready bring the arms back to the posture and continue with the movement. With each practice you will get stronger and stronger.

Jennifer’s tip: Try this out for a few days. Positive physical and mental effects of a yoga practice are cumulative. So, the more you practice, the more you will benefit.

From a Shamanic healing perceptive stress, worry and anxious feelings are just symptoms and there’s always an underlying root cause for your issues. Are you ready to make the steps towards healing and heal the root cause of your stress?  It would be an honour for me to work with you on this healing at Fearless Soul HealingBook your session today!

Note: Jasvinder Yoga and Jennifer Malisauskas do not provide diagnoses, medical or psychological services. Please contact your healthcare provider for those services.