Fear is an basic human emotion. It is often looked upon as a negative emotion, but fear is what ensures our well-being & survival. We fear wild animals because they can attack & kills us. We fear dark spaces because we do not know what is in it. A small amount of fear is healthy. Yet sometimes our minds can exaggerate those fears, making us unable to function effectively & efficiently.
One can become literally paralyzed with fear, or more often than not, someone who is under the control of fear cannot make proper decisions nor take the right course of action. A very common example: a boy wants to ask a girl out on a date, yet is too afraid of rejection. He has been rejected multiple times by other girls, so why should this time be any other different? Due to his fear of rejection, he doesn’t even try. Thus he reduces his chances of success to 0%, compared to a 50% chance of success if he did try.
Fear, like any other emotion, is a form of energy, and energy can never be destroyed - it can only be transformed. Therefore, we can either allow ourselves to be overcome by fear, or we can choose to take active actions to overcome it.
So how do we overcome fear?
Have you ever heard of the term ‘no guts’? It is used to imply that one is cowardly & lacks courage. This comes as no surprise as the chakra which is related to courage is the Manipura (Solar Plexus) Chakra, which is located between the navel & ribcage.
As we said earlier, fear is a form of energy. & energy that is not released from our physical bodies will manifest in disease (dis-ease), pains & aches. There are many yoga techniques to do in order to free ourselves from fear & also prevent these physical discomforts from manifesting.
First of all, there are breathing techniques which stimulate the Manipura Chakra. Yogic breathing will be especially beneficial, as we can apply it throughout the day, regardless of our activity.
Fear is also related to the first chakra, the Muldhara (Root) Chakra, which is located at the base of the spine. We need to strengthen this chakra too if we want to really overcome our fears. To do this, we use yoga asana (poses). In this video, Deep demonstrates Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge or Kneeling Warrior), Uttana Shishosana (Puppy Pose), High Lunge, Plank, Bhadrasana, & Simhasana (Lion Pose).
Lastly, Deep also demonstrates & explains various meditation techniques to remove ourselves from fear.
These techniques are very safe & easy to do, thus can be done by anyone at anytime, anywhere!
So, what are you waiting for? Get out of your fear, & start living your life, today!
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Ee Lee Ong,
Yoga Samiti Team
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