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Seven Part

Kundalini Yoga Set


To Treat Addictions
And Compulsive
Behavior

This set is published in a psychology book on the use of Kundalini Yoga for treating
addiction, although it does not include the illustrations for each exercise.
The book introduces the set by explaining that it was used to help cure a woman of
anorexia and bulimia, and has a short case study.
It can also be used to help address other addictive or compulsive behaviors.

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Part 1: Tune In
The instructions for this are pretty detailed. More simply put, just put your hands together as if you were
praying, with fingers straight, and thumbs against
your chest over your heart; take a deep breath and
chant Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo.
Typically this is done three times to begin a yoga set,
but for this set it is done 10 to 12 times.

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Part 2: Spinal Flex


This is easy and will loosen up your spine. Just sit cross-legged and grab
your shins, then inhale as you flex your spine forward and exhale as you
pull your navel back in the opposite direction.
Do this for 3 minutes.

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Part 3: Shoulder Shrugs


Sit cross-legged, and inhale as you raise both shoulders
up and exhale as you drop them. This is also known as
the I dont care exercise because it shakes loose the
troubles of the day and can give you a fresh perspective.
Do this for 2 minutes, then lie down on your back and
relax for a minute.
When you get familiar with the exercise, you can do the
more elaborate version below instead.

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Part 4: Ganesha Meditation


Make a fist with your left hand, but extend the thumb and
pinkie. Then grab your left pinkie with your right hand,
also in a fist.
Take the left thumb and push it into the notch at the top of
your nose. Close your eyes and breathe long and deeply
through your nose for 3 minutes.
This is a great exercise to do when you want to change
the page on the way your day is going and start things
over.

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Part 5: Gan Puttee Kriya


Sit cross-legged, with your hands in the classic meditation posture known as Gyan
Mudra. You will touch each fingertip with your thumb as you chant a mantra, starting
with the index finger, then middle, then ring, then pinkie. You chant one syllable per finger, and so you repeat the finger sequence 3 times per repetition of the mantra.
The mantra is Sa Ta Na Ma
Ra Ma Da Sa
Sa Say So Hung
Eyes are closed, and you keep your navel tight and your back straight throughout.
Do this for eleven minutes. You can gradually build your time to 31 minutes.

RA

SA
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MA

SAY

DA

SO

SA

HUNG

Part 6: Meditation for Habituation


Do this for 5 to 7 minutes. You can eventually progress to
31 minutes. Another version of the instructions is on the
next page.

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Part 7: Meditation for Treating Impulsive Behavior

Eyes are closed.


Inhale, and in one breath, chant out loud in a monotone:
Wa-hay Guru, Wa-hay Guru, Wa-hay Guru, Wa-hay Gee-oh
Keep repeating this, once per breath, for 18 minutes.

Second Part:

Continue chanting in a whisper:


Wa-hay Guru, Wa-hay Guru, Wa-hay Guru, Wa-hay Gee-oh

To end the exercise, inhale and hold the breath as you tighten every muscle in the body. Make a circle with the lips and
explosively blow out all the air as you relax all the muscles.
Then repeat this two more times.

Thats the end of the set. For starting out, you could just try each
exercise for 1-3 minutes, and once youre comfortable with them,
extend the time of the longer exercises, and youll find they become
easier to do.

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This exercise is not part of the set, but can be


practiced by itself, and is recommended as an
excellent exercise to help overcome addictions or
compulsive behavior. It is a very powerful meditation. You will notice it is very similar to part 5 of
the set above, Gan Puttee Kriya.
Its usually done chanted, then whispered, then silently, the whispered, and chanted again, each for
5 minutes, but to learn it you might try one minute
each. For exceptionally troubling problems they
recommend 31 minutes each instead of 5 minutes;
it then becomes a 2-1/2 hour meditation.

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