Restraining Compulsive Eating
At the time that compulsive eating affects you, sit
in Easy Pose with a straight spine. Block the right nostril
with the thumb of the right had. Deeply inhale through your left nostril, hold the breath in to your capacity.
Then exhale through the left nostril and hold the breath out for the same amount of time as you held it in. Continue
in this way for 31 minutes.
Given by Yogi Bhajan
at Khalsa Women's Training Camp, 1979
eating, irrational eating, and uncontrolled eating are self-depriving factors in the eastern hemisphere of the brain.”
“Ninety day of practicing this breath technique for 31 minutes per day can
take care of most chronic cases. But don’t exaggerate. It should be long, deep breathing through the left
nostril without pressure on the diaphragm. It makes the initial hemisphere of the left side of the brain to take command
and project itself against the impulse that ‘I must go and eat.’”
From: Praana, Praanee, Praanayam, Exploring the Breath Technology of Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi
Bhajan, page 109. To order this wonderful manual, please click here.