The technologies of Yoga breathing, Yoga mudras, Mindfulness or Yoga
Meditation, and Reflexology, are used as multiple modalities, all
interrelated, as interventions. These technologies exercise the lips, mouth, tongue, chest, diaphragm, fingers, hands and mind, all of which
are used in smoking. One or two or three of these technologies may be
practiced for 5 to 6 minutes, the length of time to smoke a cigarette.
At first, these technologies are substitutes for smoking. Some may be
done without anyone noticing. All can be done sitting. Over the course
of time, subtle changes occur. The Yogic technology begets self awareness of inner energy and balance. After
attaining self awareness and balance, the desire to smoke, and
the addictive cravings are released. It is not about forcing or
enforcing a change in self behavior. Instead, it is about using the
technologies taught to allow self-healing and balance. In
coming into balance, the desire to smoke dissipates and dissolves as
smoking becomes repugnant to maintaining healthy balance. The yogic technologies taught may then be used to become left and right brain balanced, to calmly deal with annoyances, and to make decisions with a self awareness of one's personal negative and positive emotions.