Healing From Addiction via Kundalini Yoga
At Dees House, Kundalini Yoga is a big part of our Healing work. Many people have no idea what it is. So I asked Marlene, one of our favorite teachers to explain what it is and what it does for us.
Steps to Wholeness – Beyond Recovery
There are many ways addictions manifest. For example, obsessive thinking, substance abuse, gambling, overeating, compulsive shopping and other self defeating behaviors are all cries of externally searching to fill a deep void within. In a society that commonly supports quick fixes by a “take this for that” mentality; the concept of looking outside oneself to feel better is highly promoted. These external fixes are temporary as cycles of self defeating behaviors continue and the void becomes deeper and wider. One is left feeling hopeless, helpless and powerless.
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation is known as the “Yoga of Awareness.” It is a holistic practice that balances the body, mind and spirit through the practice of specific exercises, breath work, mantras, relaxation and meditation. One experiences the power of going inward and begins to develop a new relationship within themselves as they connect and become aware of their highest truth and highest potential.
Scientifically, this technology rebuilds and strengthens the nervous system and stimulates the glandular system, which has been weakened through substance abuse, life stressors and self-sabotaging habits. The internal environment of the body begins to function at its optimal level as biochemical changes occur. Clarity of mind, emotional stability and union with one’s true self transform body, mind and spirit bringing a renewed sense of vitality, strength and self empowerment. The internal void once felt is filled with a renewed spirit and becomes the home of compassion, commitment and love for not just one’s self but for all.
Power of the Gong
Gong relaxation and meditation is a therapeutic adjunct for healing. Like yoga, the gong affects positive transformation of body, mind and spirit as the sound vibrations promote a deep state of relaxation. The sound waves stimulates the physical body by providing a type of sonic massage. This sonic touch relaxes the nervous system, internal organs, and all other areas of the body.
The spiritual healing power of the gong is perhaps best understood by its ability to create a deep meditative state and a connection with a vastness beyond the finite self. In this space, even for the briefest of moments, the gong is a portal to what has always existed and what can always be. In the presence of the gong, the listener is able to detach from the content of the mind in order to become free of habitual patterns.
*The gong has been used in programs for recovery for several years to rebuild the nervous system and to open a spiritual connection. As early as 1973, Yogi Bhajan incorporated Kundalini yoga technology, including extended gong sessions, to treat thousands of recovering drug addicts. The program was accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization and received its highest commendation. In its first year of operation, it distinguished itself as being in the top 10% of all treatment programs throughout the U.S, with an astounding recovery rate of 91%.
To learn more about Dee’s House and how Kundalini Yoga and Meditation can help your recovery. Contact Kimmy today at (714) 374-6873 today.