Meditation to Break Addiction
From Kundalini Yoga by Shakta Kaur Khalsa
Sit in easy pose with a straight spine. Make fists with both hands and extend your thumbs straight Place your thumbs on your temples and find the spot your your thumbs fit just right. Press your back molars together and keep your lips closed. Your molars will alternately tighten, then release, right, then left, then right, and so on. You should feel the alternating movement under your thumbs at your temples. Keep a firm pressure applied on your temples. Keep your mouth closed and focus on your third eye and mentally hear the sounds of sa, ta na, ma, one sound for each pressing of your molars. Continue coordinating the movement with the subtle movement of your jaws for 3 minutes.
The imbalance in the pineal area upsets the pulsation of the pineal gland itself. It is this pulsation that regulates the pituitary gland, which regulates the rest of the glands. As the glands go, so follows the body and mind, thus creating an imbalance that results in unhealthy habits or addiction.
The pressure exerted by the thumbs triggers a rhythmic current into the central brain. This current activates the brain area directly under the stem of the pineal gland, helping to restore balance. It is an excellent meditation for the rehabilitation process in addictions and mental imbalances, as well as for breaking unwanted habits such as smoking, drinking and overeating.