An estimated 40% of adults experience anxiety. I would venture a guess that with so many people home social distancing and feeling isolated, these numbers are even higher. Anxiety can be crippling - making you feel frozen and unable to think, move or even breathe. It can also make you so fidgety that you simply cannot be still or relax at all.
No matter how you your anxiety manifests, it is important to have a strategy to help pull you out of the abyss. This meditation has helped pull me through some pretty rough times, and I'm honored to share it with you. I pray that it helps soothe your anxious body, mind and spirit.
1. Sit in Easy Pose with a nice straight spine and a light Neck Lock. You can fold your hands in your lap, or place them in Gyan Mudra (thumb and index fingers touching).
2. In a soft monotone, recite the mantra Har Haray Haree Wahe Guru in the following manner:
Har: focus at the Navel Chakra
Haray: focus at the...
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