KARMA and TRAUMA

How helpless are we feeling right now, how much control of our destiny is in our hands?

“We only control our actions, the results can not be controlled.”

Said Krishna to Arjun.

Karma

In order to understand how karma and trauma are related, first we must try to understand Karma.

Karma, literally translates to Action. On the onset, i would also like to clarify that any action in itself is not good or bad , actions are characterless but any action does result in another action or reaction. It’s upto human conscience to be the judge of any action or reaction to be good or bad / right or wrong.

I would also request you to take a moment here, and think about even a single action done by you which doesn’t create a reaction….

Moving on, there are three types of Karma

  1. Sanchita Karma

These are accumulated past karmas or action. In simple words, Sanchita is a storehouse of every action that we have done in the past, in every lifetime that we have ever lived.

2. Prarabdha Karma

 These are part of your Sanchit karma which is active and influence the course of our present life. In other words, these are the past actions in previous lives that influence the current life. Depending upon the nature of our actions, we would be creating more karmic burden for ourself or exhausting it.

3. Agami Karma

It is the Karma that arises out of our current life and whose consequences will be experienced by us in the coming lives.

Why we suffer?

A majority of our sufferings are a result of our actions in this life and are easy for us to comprehend but some Karmas are not a direct consequence of our actions or thoughts, for eg. Sanchita Karma is due to actions or Karmas committed in past lives or Parental Karma/ Kul Karma is passed over by our parents to us due to their actions and deeds. In such cases we tend to seek the cause of our sufferings to no avail.

Unresolved Karma collected over a long period of time this life and previous can lead to immense grief and sadness also known as TRAUMA. We can imagine trauma to be like a highly dense sludge through which it is very difficult to move. Trauma hampers our health and well-being , restricting our mental growth by stopping us to move ahead in life. Hence Trauma must be taken seriously and should be treated properly.

Although there are many ways to heal trauma- Conscious Breathing, Mantra Chanting, Kriya Yoga are three efficient ways yoga can dissolve karma and eradicate trauma from your life. Although these methods have almost always proven to be perfectly effective, the duration that each individual takes to heal maybe different due to different karmic imprint or karmic backlog.

Conscious Breathing

Breath in Yoga is considered to be vital to life itself. This vital force which instils life in all humans is called Prana. By directing our awareness towards our breath we can stimulate and regulate Prana which in turn gives us access of control over our physical, mental and spiritual body.(Learn About the 5 layers or koshas of a body).

A lot of people who have tried Conscious Breathing have described it as a source of relief from trauma as it creates a meditative state which breaks the continuous loop of depressing thoughts. This relief helps in recovery from the trauma later, as people learn to control their thoughts better. Deeper the meditative state, easier it is to re-programme your mind and dissolve karmic imprint. (Learn Conscious Breathing Techniques)

Mantra Chanting

A “mantra” (Sanskrit: मन्त्र) is a sacred utterance, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words. Mantra chanting is repeated utterance of a Mantra while focusing on the sound or vibration created by the chant itself.

It is an easier way to attain a meditative state of mind as the brain is more accustomed to focusing on making and receiving sound, rather than just focusing on the breath.

A guru helps choosing the right mantra for desired results and getting the pronunciation right, guided mantra chanting in the presence of a Guru reaps benefits much faster.(Learn Mantra Chanting Techniques)

Happiness Kriya

A Kriya is the process of following certain steps to bring about an internal change.

Happiness Kriya is an amalgamation of Asanas, Conscious Breathing, Mantra Chanting and Ajna Chakra Meditation. It not only induces a deep meditative state but also creates an internal atmosphere of peace and love. Adopted from the esoteric teachings of Kundalini yoga it leads to altered states of consciousness, feelings of joy and oneness with the universe. Its a strong tool which can heal trauma and also help in rehabilitation due to its ability to create a new sense of being and purpose.(Learn Happiness Kriya)

17 thoughts on “KARMA and TRAUMA

  1. Nothing happens by chance or by fate. You create your own fate by your actions. Whatever you do, it comes back to you. That’s karma. I must say this blog is very informative and true. 👍

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    1. Beautiful clear and concise ! Good karma is already being accumulated every time someone reads this and reflects upon their life and actions.. good going Hitesh ! Looking forward to more of such inspiring content 😃

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  2. Such an interesting blog! I’m a believer in karma. Things do happen for a reason. Whatever you want in your life, you must do it for someone else first…😇

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    1. Beautifully written blog..
      I agree to each and every word written… its all karma and as said by baba also there are 4 paths viz
      Of karma
      Of dnyan
      Of yoga
      Of bhakti..

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      1. Nicely written
        There is always equal and opposite reaction to each and every action by us.Myself firm believer of karma👍

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    2. Precise and appropriate Blog to understand all the life forms karma which we are dealing with in our life. All life forms must be respected to deal for our karma.
      Nice Blog and keep writing..:)

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  3. Good thoughts👍
    We all are always doing some karma consciously or unconsciously like natural breathing, so we should always remain loyal to our soul and never try to hurt someone by our action or speech. And always keep faith in Shree Ram. 🙂

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    1. Thanks HiTeSh NaYyAr for this knowledge. I was not aware about this deep karma process . Kindly provide us More information about this subject. Stay safe stay home. Waiting for your next blog….

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  4. This is so affirmative, clearly conceived and well written. From now onwards, instead of saying “Have a nice day” I think I’ll start saying “Have the day you deserve.” You know, let Karma sort it out.

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