Our lives are have become so stressful. As we rush from one thing to the next, it's easy to lose touch with feelings of joy, happiness and true peace. As we take time out to focus on our self-care with things like meditation, we can quickly turn our thoughts, feelings and emotions into more positive, life affirming states of being.
If you have been feeling depressed or stressed, try this quick and easy meditation - and let us know how it works for you in the comments below!
Meditation For Happiness & Peace Within
1. Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine and light Neck Lock. (Pull the chin slightly back, creating a nice, straight line from the bottom of the spine to the top of the head.) It is important to retain this Neck Lock throughout the meditation. You may also choose to put your hands in Gyan Mudra (the index finger & thumbs touch) or just rest them in your lap.
2. Focus at the 3rd Eye point, and begin chanting the mantra Ong 5 times. Each repetition should take approximately 10 seconds. Chant through the conch (the bones inside of your nose), making the sound nasal. The mouth is slightly open and the sound comes out through the nose.
Ong: manifested vibration of the Divine; the sound current from which all Creation arises.
3. Gradually begin chanting Ong faster, each repetition taking 3-5 seconds. The mouth is slightly open, and the sound is created by opening and closing the back of the throat as the sound comes through the conch. Continue concentrating and vibrating the sound at the 3rd Eye Point. Continue for 1-2 minutes.
4. When you are finished, enjoy the vibration you have created for a few moments before moving on with the rest of your day!
This meditation is from the book "Transformation: Serving The Infinite Volume 2".
For a deep dive into the joy that lives within you, check out our online course "Reclaiming Your Joy" with Wah Khalsa!