“Prayer is when the mind is one-pointed and man talks to Infinity. Meditation is when the mind becomes totally clean and receptive, and Infinity talks to the man." ~Yogi Bhajan
The past couple days I've been waking up with anxiety, which hasn't happened for about a year. It's super easy to get trapped in an endless cycle of anxiety when it starts, I find my mind goes back into the same thought patterns and its challenging to stop the cycle. Wearing white uplifts the spirit and expands the aura, which helps put me in a more positive, bright mood. When wearing white isn't enough, mediation diffuses the anxiety. The simple act of connecting back to my breath seems to do the trick, it allows me to breathe into something greater than me and puts everything back into perspective. I thought I would share a beautiful meditation that calms my nerves and soothes my anxiety. I hope it helps.
Sit in easy pose with your spine straight and your chin slightly tucked.
Place your hands on your knees with your palms facing up.
Close your eyes and imagine that you are gazing at the space between your eyebrows.
Inhale and chant "sa" while touching your thumbs and index fingers together, "ta" while touching your thumbs and middle fingers, "na" while touching your thumbs and ring fingers and "ma" while touching your thumbs and pinkies.
The four syllables should be sung to the tune of the "Mary had a" portion of the song "Mary Had a Little Lamb." While practicing, visualize each sound coming down through the crown of your head, then leaving between the eyebrows.
The words of the chant are "sa ta na ma," meaning "infinity, life, death and resurrection." The mudras (hand positions) performed also have spiritual significance, relating to knowledge, wisdom, energy and communication.
Practice this mediation for 11-31 minutes for 40 days to feel the full effects.