Meditation for Healing Addictions

Why do this meditation: This meditation is categorized as a “medical meditation” by yogic science. The focus and  pulsations interrupt the pattern and pathways of addiction.

When:  Ideally, do this meditation the same time each day for 40 days, preferably between 4-7 am or 4-7 pm

Start: Sit comfortably in a cross-legged position or in a chair, with a straight spine. Tilt the head down, and tuck in the chin slightly to open the back of the neck (neck lock or jalandhar bandh).

Eye position: Keep the eyes closed focused between the eyebrows (brow point).

Mudra: Close the hands into fists and place the thumbs on the temples. The pulsating pressure caused by the thumbs pressing against the temples in tandem with the  moving jaw creates a rythmic  pulse wave into the brain.

Silent Mantra: SAA-TAA-NAA-MAA

As you silently vibrate the mantra, gently squeeze the molars (then release) with each syllable.

Time: Begin with 5 minutes of practice and gradually work up to 11 minutes (or 31 minutes if desired).

endocrine system
Pulsating the pituitary & pineal glands

The pineal gland is activated by the movement, which in turn affects the master gland–the pituitary. This meditation corrects the imbalance in the glandular system and helps heal addictive impulses.


Credit: originally taught to the West by Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini yoga