Today I'm sharing a tool which I'm claiming saw me through one of the biggest processes of my life thus far: the launch of my book.
Like, um, everyone, I have an inner Saboteur. An archetype that rises up at the faintest whiff of vulnerability with an intention to derail my hopes, visions, nourishing routines.
In my world, that looks a little something like this: The moment I'm on a mini-holiday, or a break, I get a powerful urge to press pause on my spiritual practice altogether.
When I've got a 'busy' day, my mind often thinks it's best just to 'push on' than go to yoga.
When I'm THISCLOSE to reaching a new milestone; an important stepping stone, there's a swelling desire for me to shrink instead of expand.
What I've discovered through a lot of self-enquiry is that, obviously, we are not our sabotaging behaviours. Instead, we can learn to witness them, or even sense when they're about to rise up, and combat them with total presence and awareness.
The discomfort is always an invitation to grow and expand. An invitation to stretch in a really fulfilling way.
That's why, when I'm on a holiday, and I uphold my meditations, I feel like I'm worthy of a gold medal. I did it! I kept doing what was important to me! I didn't tell my saboteur win!
I felt the exact same way when I High launched last week.
I did it! I kept doing what was important to me! I didn't tell my saboteur win!
This here meditation helped me stay grounded throughout this process immensely, and I want to share it with you.
One thing I forgot to mention in the video is how to seal this meditation.
Upon finishing, reach your hands above your head with outstretched fingers and stretch everything up, while simultaneously holding your breathe and squeezing your pelvic floor and belly in and up.
With your eyes closed, lift your gaze up into your third eye. This helps direct the kundalini energy up your spine.
Hold your breath for as long as your can. Then exhale completely. Repeat two more times (inhale > suspend > squeeze > gaze up).
Relax your arms, relax your posture, relax your breathing. Take a few moments to feel and observe the sensations in your body.
Did you like to video? It comes at you from multiple requests to share more about kundalini and my own spiritual practice.
I hope you find it super useful. Maybe you'd like to try this for three minutes and then hit the comments and let me know about your experience! Don't forget to share this one with your friends :)