A TECHNIQUE TO HELP ELIMINATE NEGATIVITY FROM THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
- GAN PUTTEE KRIYA
MEDITATION TECHNIQUE TO HELP STABILIZE A HEALTHY SENSE OF SELF IDENTITY
This is a perfect meditation for people who are lost in their neurosis and psychosis and with their sense of self and identity-the condition that manifests when a person becomes delusional. This technique helps to establish a healthy state of mental stability and is most appropriate for the schizophrenic with a weakened identity who is questioning the deep self.)
Sit in chair or on floor with straight spine. Both arms are raised out to the sides and the elbows are bent at 90 degree angles so that the forearms are pointing straight up. (See figure p. 70) The hands face forward. The eyes are open and focused at the tip of the nose (the end point that you cannot see). The mantra “Humee Hum Brahm Hum” is chanted. The mantra is most effective when it is chanted to the rhythm in a CD (Humee Hum and Peace and Tranquility, Kaur, Nirinian). In rhythm with the mantra, touch the top of your head with the left hand while chanting “Humee hum” and blessing yourself. Then return to the original position while chanting “Brahn Hum.” The meditation is continued for 11 minutes. To end the technique, inhale through the nose, hold the breath, and tighten the spine, and also stiffen only the left hand. Pull the energy of the spine into the left hand. Then exhale and repeat the breath holding and tightening two more times, and then relax. In part, the intention with this technique is to also learn to become kind, humble, helpful, and compassionate.
YOGIC PROTOCALS FOR TREATING SCHIZOPHRENIA AND OTHER PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS
These meditations can be found in these books written by David Shannahoff-Khalsa:
Sacred Therapies: The Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Hand Book for Mental Health (2012)
Kundalini Yoga Meditation: Techniques Specific for Psychiatric Disorders, Couples Therapy and Personal Growth (2006)
Kundalini Yoga Meditations for Complex Psychiatric Disorders: Techniques Specific for Treating Psychosis, Personality, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders ( 2010)
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