The contents of this article is not to be considered medical advice. This is only a yogic and energetic viewpoint. If you have a serious medical condition, you should consult with a doctor.
If you answered yes to any of the above, you may be suffering from low blood pressure. In the world of energy healing, blood is considered to reflect one’s identity. It can also be associated with your love for yourself. Those with low blood pressure and poor circulation are said to never take risks and often run away. Some people I have seen with low blood pressure, act like they don’t have much of a right to be breathing the same air as the rest of us, almost like their presence is an inconvenience. They seem deflated. This can stem from a number of things like being neglected, growing up as an only child, etc. This kind of upbringing can manifest as an attitude that we deserve to be invisible in this world and that there is no use in trying.
A person with low blood pressure may feel that they don’t have the right to be circulating blood (love) throughout every part of their body that they are in need of. The heart’s natural job is to pump blood (love) to every part of the body without judgement. Mirabai Ceiba’s song, “Ocean” really speaks to this point and if you haven’t hear this song you really need to check it out!
Heart disease remains the #1 killer in the world. Numbing ourselves through food and denying ourselves of self love are major contributors to this statistic. It is amazing the negative attitudes we have towards ourselves that can go so far as to kill us!
There are 2 great kriyas in the Kundalini Yoga for Youth & Joy manual both called, “Circulation” on pages 23 & 29. Also in the manual is a kriya for , “The Lungs and Bloodstream” and “The Nervous System and Balancing the Blood”. If you feel called to work on this aspect of yourself, pick one kriya and work on it for 40-90 days and allow the flow of love for yourself circulate to every part of your being.
Perhaps you resonate with the description about low blood pressure, but don’t suffer from it yourself. You feel invisible, but have great circulation and blood pressure. Then your feeling may stem more from the Second Chakra, the chakra of connection. When working with the second chakra, you can try the kriya for, should try the “Mediation for the Second Chakra” in Physical Wisdom on page 33 (this is a really good one!).
The meditation is done with the mantra Ek Ong Kar Sat Guruprasad playing in the background. The manual suggests Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa’s version, but you can also try it with Gurudass Kaur’s version on Lovingly for a devotional feel or Sat Kartar’s version on Listen for a positive feeling pick me up.
Meditation for the Second Chakra:
- Sitting: Easy Pose, making sure that your spine is straight.
- Your arms are out to the sides with the elbows bent with the palms of the hands facing each other about shoulder width apart. The palms are angled in toward each other at a 60 degree angle. (To put the hands in the correct position, begin by holding them with the palms facing downward. Tilt the inner edge of each hand up 60 degrees so that the thumbs and forefingers are the highest part of the tilted plane of the hand.)
- Mantra: The meditation is done to Nirinjan Kaur’s version of “Ek Ong Kar, Sat Gur Prasad.” There is no chanting but the movement of the meditation is done with the rhythm of the music.
- Focus: The eyes are focused at the tip of the nose.
- Meditation: From the starting position, bring the hands towards each other at the center of the body, but do not let them touch. This movement is strong and sharp, something like a clap without touching the hands. As the hands move inward, tighten the sex organ and release it as the hands move back to the starting position. For men the tightening is centered at the base of the sex organ and for women, the contraction includes the clitoris. This is not a mul bandh, the anus and Navel Point are not contracted with the sex organ.
- Time: Begin with 11 Minutes and slowly work up to 31 Minutes.
- To Finish: Inhale and hold the breath and tighten and tense every muscle in the body. Hold for 15 seconds and then relax. Repeat the sequence: inhaling, holding the breath, tensing the body, and exhaling 2 more times.