Kundalini Yoga and Learning Disorders
The Excerpt, presented here, was taken from "An Introduction to Kundalini Yoga Meditation II " by David S. Shannahoff-Khalsa. Kundalini Yoga techniques for working with learning disorders such as Add, ADHD, and Dyslexia. When I first put this page up, I had several sources, but now they are gone. So I searched for "An Introduction to Kundalini Yoga Meditation II " by David S. Shannahoff-Khalsa" and a free PDF came up. I suggest that you download the PDF and read it as it has more information on the subject including using several protocols together.
A description of the book "Kundalini Yoga Meditation: Techniques Specific for Psychiatric Disorders, Couples Therapy, and Personal Growth" Shannahoff-Khalsa. can be found on this page - Kundalini Yoga Books J - L.
While there are other meditations for attention deficit disorder (ADD), and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), this technique for dyslexia is likely to help correct all learning disorders.
However, caution is required when using it for younger people with ADHD because this technique is powerful and can be overstimulating if practiced too long in the beginning. If the person has ADHD, the third technique "Shoulder shrugs for vitality" should not be used because it can overstimulate people.
Meditation Technique for Dyslexia
- Sit in easy pose.
- Eyes are open and
- focused on the tip of the nose.
- The arms are in front of the body
- and extended slightly to the sides with
- the palms ups and the hands are at approximately the solar plexus level.
The fingertips touch the thumb tip in the following order.
- First touch the little finger tip: (Mercury finger) to the thumb tip and mentally chant SA,
- then touch the index finger tip (Jupiter finger) to the thumb tip and mentally chant TA,
- then touch the ring finger tip (Sun finger) to the thumb tip and mentally chant NA,
- then again touch the index finger tip to the thumb tip and mentally chant MA,
- then touch the middle finger tip (Saturn finger) to the thumb tip and mentally chant WHA,
- then again touch the little finger tip: to the thumb tip and mentally chant HAY,
- then open the hands completely (no fingers touch) and mentally chant GURU.
- The tongue tip is constantly touching the upper palate in the top center where it is hard and smooth during the entire exercise, the tongue does not move.
- The breath has a six part broken-breath inhale
- and one-part exhale, all through the nose only.
- The six parts of the broken-breath of the inhale correspond to the 6 mental sounds of sa, ta, na, ma, wha, and hay,
- and the exhale corresponds to the mental sound guru.
- You mentally hear these sounds with each corresponding segment of the breath.
- End the meditation by closing the eyes, inhaling deeply,
- and stretching the hands up in the air above the head
- and shake the arms and hands and fingers vigorously for about 30-60 seconds.
- Exhale and relax.
The time for this extremely powerful technique can be anywhere between 11 minutes and 31 minutes as a maximum time. It is fine to start with less than 11 minutes and most people may have to do this in the beginning. Slowly build the time up to 31 minutes.
Eventually, try to complete 40 days at 31 minutes sitting.
The learning curve for this technique is relatively longer but worth the effort. This technique is stimulating and powerful. The yogic definition of dyslexia is the inability to process information or sensory feedback. Thus, humans are all " dyslexic" and what this technique can do for the average person is make the whole brain function at a much higher level of efficiency. This efficiency will only increase with practice. This technique can help organize all of the major and minor brain functions.
A patient may not have understood how " dyslexic" he or she is until that patient learns to do this technique for some weeks and months.