Kundalini Brain Fog
A popular new non-medical term is “brain fog” – a condition sometimes reported by people who have recovered from the coronavirus.
Basically, brain fog is a symptom of an underlying medical condition that involves memory problems, a lack of mental clarity, and an inability to focus and concentrate. You may feel confused or disorganized or find it hard to start or complete projects. There is a sense of mental fatigue as if you are living in a fog.
The primary causes of brain fog are stress, lack of sleep, hormonal changes, diet, medical conditions and medications.
The regular practice of yoga, and especially certain specific Kundalini meditations and techniques, can help you with all the major nonmedical contributors to brain fog.
Want to come out of the fog?
Kundalini Yoga to the rescue!
There is already a healthy amount of scientific research on the effects of Kundalini Yoga on memory improvement and hormonal balancing with Kirtan Kriya meditation, and on sleep disorders with the Shabad Kriya meditation.
In essence, the two primary reasons for most brain fog conditions are cumulative stress and lack of vitality, and both contribute to the other. If we have vitality, inner energy and strength, we can better deal with stress. When we remove stress, we have more vitality!
One of my favorite Kundalini Yoga trainings was a course called – what else? – Vitality and Stress!
It was an immersive course in using yoga sequences, meditations, and breathwork to reduce stress and increase vitality.
And we are offering it this month!
Online LIVE and RECORDED for later viewing
In the meantime, here is one of my favorite (and easy) exercises from this course to release the mind from racing thoughts and to fall asleep. And it is done in bed!
- Relaxing on your back in bed, let your heels rest on the bed with your toes pointing up.
- Begin to breathe easily and fully through your nose. Let your breath deepen gradually.
- When you inhale, flex your toes toward the head and mentally chant “SAT”.
- When you exhale, flex your toes forward away from you and mentally chant “NAAM”.
- Continue for 3-5 minutes (do not use a clock – just estimate).
- Then relax your feet and go deeper into relaxation on your back.
- When ready, roll over on your right side and go to sleep.