561 – 3 quick ways of quietening our mind

1. Anuloma Viloma

Become aware of the breath and visualize the prana flowing in and out of the left nostril to the count of 27. Repeat with the right nostril. Now practice with the breath and visualize the prana flowing in and out of both nostrils, to the count of 54. You have unblocked both nostrils and restored the balance between Ida (mental activities) and Pingala (vital activities) nadis.

2. Nasikagra Drishti

Nasikagra Drishti means nose tip gazing. In Sanskrit, nasika means the nose and agra means the tip of the nose. Gaze at the nose tip, without blinking. When you wish to blink, close your eyes. Then open them and gaze at the nose tip. If you find it difficult you can put a red dot on the tip of the nose. Initially concentrate on this spot for twenty seconds. It balances the left and right hemispheres of the mind. It improves concentration, calms the mind and clarifies thinking. The mooladhara chakra is activated. It grounds one.

3. Shambhavi Mudra

Shambhavi Mudra is practiced with both eyes partially opened. You roll your eyes towards the eyebrow center, where the ajna chakra is located. You close your eyes when you wish to blink. Then resume practice. It benefits the eye muscles and reduces stress and depression. It activates the Ajna chakra.

According to the Puranas, Shiva taught Parvati the Shambhavi mudra, when she asked him which sadhana would elevate the state of consciousness and induce a sense of happiness.

You can summon any one of these sadhanas any time anywhere. Your level of stress will reduce, and you will develop a sense of well-being.

Aim Hrim Klim

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