The ancient technology of this meditation works to change a particular area of the brain where conflict in the personality sits. It is a simple but effective meditation to assist in cleansing your mind of negative thoughts or feelings – like a shower for your mind. It can also be a great meditation to practise with children (omitting the last part of the meditation and focusing on the exhaling a negative thought is ok, especially with young children). Here’s how to practise this meditation to release unwanted thoughts:
Sit in Easy Pose (cross-legged, with a straight spine). Make a cup with the hands by putting the right hand inside the left, so that when you look into this cup you see the right palm facing you. The fingers cross each other. This open cup is level with the heart. Eyes are focused at this cup. Keep the head straight.
Breath: Inhale deeply through the nose. Exhale through a puckered mouth, into the cup. The exhalation is a long, dry spitting motion.
Meditate on the particular thought that you have and no longer wish to have. Spit out the thought with the breath. Inhale as you contemplate this negative thought, and then exhale it into the cup.
Continue for up to 11 minutes, then inhale deeply, and exhale. Now, with the eyes closed, begin to concentrate on your spine. Draw your concentration down the spine from the top to the base. Feel the last vertebrae. The more you can feel the entire spine to the base, the more the energy flow will activate your meditation.
Source: Shakta Kaur Khalsa, ‘Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan’, Dorling Kindesley Publishing, New York, 2000, p.164