Here is a meditation that will help you break bad habits and establish new ones. Start by chanting Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo 3 times. Then close your fingers into fists with your thumbs extended. Gently but firmly press the thumbs into the soft area of your skull just to the sides of your eyes in the temple area. Lock your back teeth, the molars, together. Keeping your mouth closed, tighten and loosen your molars as you mentally project Sa Ta Na Ma on each squeeze of your teeth. You should feel your thumbs being massaged as they rest against your skull each time you grit your teeth. Turn your eyes to look at and concentrate at the third eye point, between the eyebrows and just above the root of your nose. Continue mentally repeating Sa Ta Na Ma and gritting your molars for 5-7 minutes. With practice, the meditation time can be increased to 20 minutes and eventually 31 minutes at each sitting.
This meditation helps you break internal habits like feeling inferior, needing acceptance, lack of self-love and various phobias. And, it excels at helping you to break external habits like food dependency, and alcohol or drug dependency.
Practice this Mediation for Habituation daily for at least 40 days. In the yogic sciences it is said that it takes 40 days to change a habit, 90 days to implant a new habit into the subconscious and 120 days locks in a permanent pattern.
From Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan®
To view an interview with Dr. Khalsa about addictions and pain control, see How to Holistically Handle Pain and Addiction.