The Technology of 40 days to change the habits
Thousands of years ago yogis became aware that it is possible to adjust one's life through changing one's habits. Actually this seems like a simple concept, however, for most people a difficult challenge. Habits are repetitive behaviors which form specific patterns in our reality. At the time that the pattern was first repeated, it seemed like a desirable action. However, as our awareness enfolded, these same desirable habits were now experienced as undesirable. Yogic technology offers specific practices to adjust undesirable habits, even those which are haunting us. There is a specific time commitment which is required to adjust the neurons and the frequencies of our brain. According to yogic technology it takes 40 days to change a habit – to retrain the mental process and nervous system. Practicing anything for at least 40 days allows you the opportunity to incorporate it into your being, turn on, wake up, transform!
There are specific periods of time required to break old habits (or patterns) and develop new ones. Often a student of Kundalini Yoga chooses a specific kriya/meditation to affect a desired change and then practices those for a specific number of days.
40 Days To change or break a habit.
90 Days To confirm a new habit.
120 Days The new habit is who you are.
1000 Days You have mastered the new habit.
This means that our brain does not accept ‘new’ data for a change of habit unless it is repeated each day for 40 days (without missing a day).
How would your life change? Can you imagine how differently you would think, feel and behave if you had a change of habit? You can't put a price on it. Habits take time and consistency. So if you are taking the challenge remember All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience and if you have not started then Today is as good as any...
Manifesting change requires patience and baby steps. Yoga and meditation help us to facilitate change because they can help us to penetrate the psyche to change our habit structure at a core level. If we don’t change the psyche then change won’t last, it is just that simple
Formula for Success Choose simple habits to change at first. Specifically target the habit you’re trying to change. Work hard for 40 days, and then begin to target the next habit you would like to change.--Excerpted from Faces Changes II by Dr. Kartar. Prosperity Paths Jan 2004 Issue