Yogi Bhajan says: "This meditation is one of a class of meditations that will become well-known to the future medical society. Meditation will be used to alleviate all kinds of mental and physical afflictions, but it may be as many as 500 years before the new medical science will understand the effects of this kind of meditation well enough to delineate all its parameters in measurable factors.
The pressure exerted by the thumbs triggers a rhythmic reflex current into the central brain. This current activates the brain area directly underneath the stem of the pineal gland. It is an imbalance in this area that makes mental and physical addictions seemingly unbreakable.
In modern culture, the imbalance is pandemic. If we are not addicted to smoking, eating, drinking or drugs, then we are addicted subconsciously to acceptance, advancement, rejection, emotional love, etc. All these lead us to insecure and neurotic behavior patterns.
The imbalance in this pineal area upsets the radiance of the pineal gland itself. It is this pulsating radiance that regulates the pituitary gland. Since the pituitary regulates the rest of the glandular system, the entire body and mind go out of balance. This meditation corrects the problem. It is excellent for everyone but particularly effective for rehabilitation efforts in drug dependence, mental illness, and phobic conditions."
How to Do It
Sit in a comfortable pose. Straighten the spine and make sure the first six lower vertebrae are locked forward. Make fists of both hands and extend the thumbs straight. Place the thumbs on the temples and find the niche where the thumbs just fit. This is the lower anterior portion of the frontal bone above the temporal-sphenoidal suture.
Lock the back molars together and keep the lips closed. Vibrate the jaw muscles by alternating the pressure on the molars. A muscle will move in rhythm under the thumbs. Feel it massage the thumbs and app!y a firm pressure with the hands.
Keep the eyes closed and look toward the center of the eyes at the brow point. Silently vibrate the five primal sounds, “Sa Ta Na Ma,” at the brow. Continue 5 to 7 minutes. With practice the time can be increased to 20 minutes and ultimately to 31 minutes.
Alcohol: Helichrysum, Rosemary, Purify, Serenity
Caffeine: Basil, Slim and Sassy. (Energy drinks: Grapefruit)
Drugs: Grapefruit, Purify, Serenity, Roman Chamomile. (Marijuana: Basil)
Food: Grapefruit, Slim and Sassy
Pornography: Frankincense, Helichrysum, Purify
Sex: Geranium, Sandalwood, Whisper
Sugar: Grapefruit, Purify, Serenity, Slim and Sassy
Tobacco: Black Pepper, Clove, On Guard
Workaholic: Basil, Geranium, Lavender, Marjoram, Wild Orange, Ylang Ylang
Cravings: Clove, Cilantro, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Peppermint, Balance, Serenity
Anxiety: Balance, Lavender, Serenity, Ylang Ylang
Withdrawal: Lavender, Grapefruit, Marjoram, Sandalwood, Wild Orange, other citrus oils
Essential oils based products: Life Long Vitality supplements
Also consider: On Guard, Purify
General: Life Long Vitality supplements
Anxiety: Topical application of one of these oils to the chest and/or wrists during the day. Some rotate the oils other find one is best. Evenings topically apply Lavender to the bottoms of the feet for improved sleep.
Cravings: Use an inhaler (empty ones may be purchased and loaded with any essential oil) with an essential oil from the list above and inhale deeply as cravings come on. Applying to the feet also helps. Application techniques others have suggested or found successful are:
• Sugar - Slim and Sassy (and/or Grapefruit) in water, capsule, straight or topically with a carrier. Some recommend 5-7 drops 3 to 4 times daily.
• Tobacco - Clove blended with other oils such as Balance or Serenity. Also mentioned was putting Cassia or Cinnamon in water and drinking when confronted with an urge to smoke or chew or putting a drop on your finger and then your tongue. On Guard beadlets can be used when you have a cravings also. Pop one in your mouth and bite down.
• Tobacco chew - Cilantro (see Krystal's comments in Experiences & Testimonials for some very good ideas) aqnd see Tobacco above.
I also recommend and Emotion Code session to clear the trapped emotions contributing to your addiction.