Topic: Meditation and its effects on the brain, mind and health
Time: Wednesday 25 November, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Dougherty Community Centre, 7 Victor Street, Chatswood
(opposite Westfield shopping centre car park)
Dr. Manocha is a world-leading expert on scientific research into meditation. His research has proven its effectiveness in reducing stress and improving wellbeing. It has also determined that mental silence has specific physiological effects on the body and the brain.
As part of the event, the audience will also learn a simple, scientifically proven meditation skill which will become a useful resource that they can use for the rest of their lives.
Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this very informative session followed by a hands-on workshop.
7:10pm: Lecture – Dr Ramesh Manocha, MBBS BSc (Med) PhD
8:00pm: Meditation workshop
Free admission. No booking is required.
For enquiries please call (02) 9904 8137 (after hours).
Sahaja Yoga Meditation South Australia invites you to attend an extremely informative 2-hour session presented by Dr Ramesh Manocha on his scientific and medical research into “The effects of meditation on brain, mind and health”. This research was conducted under the auspices of the Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW and the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney.
The session will be followed by a hands-on experiential workshop. Attendees will learn a skill with scientifically proven benefits that will last a lifetime!
When: Saturday 11 July, 2:00pm (arrive 1.45pm for registration)
Venue: University of South Australia, City East Campus
Centenary Building, C3_16, Ground floor (Entrance from Gate 1, Frome Road, Adelaide)
Admission: Free of charge
Bookings: To reserve your seat please call 1300 724 252 or send an email to email@example.com
More about this event here.
The Sahaja Yoga meditation technique was developed by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi and is taught in over 120 countries, always free of charge.
We hope you will be able to attend this informative event.
I decided to try Sahaja Yoga meditation due to health reasons. I suffered from severe migraines, and I was sick of taking a range of strong medication to relieve them, and “losing” days due to the medication’s side-effects of nausea and grogginess. I found a local Sahaja Yoga class and started attending once a week. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but as I had tried other meditations I felt quite comfortable turning up.
The people who ran the classes were very nice, and I felt at home immediately. There were a handful of other attendees in the local community hall, and so we began. The subtle system was explained to us, and also a little on the various chakras or energy centres. I found it all very interesting, and was keen to continue.
We were guided through a short meditation. Afterwards, we were asked if we felt anything - perhaps a cool (or warm) breeze on our palms or the tops of our heads. All the people in the room put up their hands to acknowledge that they had felt something. Heads nodded, and there were smiles all around. But I felt nothing. I put my hand up, however, to acknowledge that I had felt something because I didn’t want to look stupid! All these other sensible, normal people could feel it. So I didn’t want to be the only one who missed out. I simply went along for the ride, agreeing with most things, but also enjoying the stillness of the meditation, and the information that came with our “experience”.
When I left the class I felt very relaxed. I’d had no amazing feelings; no out-of-body experience; simply a quietness and calmness. I tried to meditate at home during the week by following the brochure I had been given. Again, I couldn’t feel anything, but the ten minutes that I spent meditating became my quiet time. “Mum time”, my kids called it. It became my ten minutes of sanity and battery re-charging.
The following week I went along once more to classes, and the rest is history, as they say! I’ve been meditating now for six years. Whilst it took a very long time for me to feel the cool breeze on either my hands or my head, what I did feel was something inside. I simply felt better, and all aspects of my life seemed to improve because of this.
Looking back after six years, I can tell you what has happened to me. My migraines have almost completely gone, my health is good, and I can now “feel” when I have a chakra that needs attention. Consequently, now I can pay attention to my body’s needs, before a problem may arise.
A girlfriend once asked my 16-year old son, “What is this meditation business your Mum is doing all about? Is it any use?” His answer was, “She doesn’t yell at us anymore.” You could have knocked me over with a feather. I didn’t think I yelled at my kids! OK, a little bit maybe, but I had no idea I was having such a negative impact on my children. Now with the meditation I handle situations (both difficult and everyday ones) more easily and quickly. My response to my children, and other people I come in contact with each day, is positive and easy. Everybody’s happier!
There is so much more to Sahaja Yoga meditation than I have covered here, but I just wanted to let people know that it doesn’t matter what you may “feel” when you begin meditating, or even what you may think or understand about it. Just relax and sit in meditation, and it all seems to work out. You don’t even have to “do” the meditation. It is the easiest way to become centred; even my 6-year old can do it. And some days when I find I can’t meditate properly, because my brain won’t be still, or because I’m busy, I still gain serenity from sitting down for my ten minutes of peace. Now I’m pleased to say I often sit for longer than ten minutes to meditate, but the amount of time is not important – it’s the process of going within that gives me peace and serenity.
Good luck, have fun and enjoy the results!