Based on the book of Maya Tiwari ‘Women’s Power To Heal: through inner medicine’.
The most prevalent negative emotion of our time? Fear. You may not even be aware that you are harbouring energies that can hurt and devastate your life. Yet your emotional and mental space can be held hostage by the negative emotions or destructive energies.
Fear is a dark, insidious clouds of helplessness that is masking our joy. You can see it in the growing numbers of suicides, high levels of depression and medicines. It is a dangerous trend. And it is based on the heightened atmosphere of fear.
Many faces of FEAR:
To alleviate fear and anxiety try doing these simple practices at the end of the day:
Avoid feeding your imagination with angry, violent, scary images. Sit for about 10-20 minutes and collect yourself at the end of each day. Remove TV from your bedroom. Try a brief self massage of your scalp and soles of feet with the oil.
Take the calming tea an hour before bedtime.
Too simple? = Just do it!
Combine the powders in a warm milk and drink (Maya Tiwari recipe):
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 teaspoon jatamansi powder
1/4 teaspoon brahmi powder
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg powder
1/8 teaspoon liquorice powder (optional)
The biggest injury comes always from our own personal habits of harbouring unconscious anger and disregard for Self and the feelings of others. The most heroic thing you can do is to find the strength to meet everyday’s challenges and grow from them, and also -> stay in present.
ABHAYA MUDRA (5-10 minutes every day)
According to the Vedas, this particular Mudra (mud in Sanskrit means ‘to bring joy’) has been practiced by the Gods to induce the state of absolute valour and fearlessness. Even the fear of death, considered the deepest trepidation of the human being, may be removed through dedicated practice of this sacred hand gesture. You can add it to your daily mediation as well.
-sit facing east
-raise your right hand to chest level with the palm facing forward
-loosen the wrist and let the fingers separate
-hold the Mudra for 5-10 minutes
-eyes can be open or shut
If you know the emotional faces through which fear shows itself in your life, you may keep these in clear view as you invoke this practice.
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