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

“Compulsive eating, irrational eating, and uncontrolled eating are self-depriving factors in the eastern hemisphere of the brain.”

“Ninety days 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.