Suck your tongue to counter the body’s fear response

When we’re afraid, we tend to tense up – the belly tightens and we can shrink inward, freeze, or just freak out.

Here’s a quick kundalini yoga tip to counter fear that I learned from a visiting Sat Nam Rasayan teacher, Ambrosia Espinosa recently:

Suck your tongue like a lolly. Yes, that’s right. Suck your tongue like it’s a lolly for 3 minutes (or so).

Why?? When we feel fear the mouth dries up and the palms sweat. By sucking your tongue like a lolly we produce saliva and the palms of the hands remain dry. We work from the body to trick the mind that we are in fact not afraid, because our body response is one of being fine, not fearful.

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