Sahaja Yoga Meditation – What is it?
‘Sahaja Yoga is different from other yogas because it begins with Self-Realisation’ Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
We’ve all heard about meditation but sometimes are not sure how to learn it or what to expect. There are many forms of meditations being offered which can also make it difficult to know which true method one should try.
True meditation is best understood as a state of mental silence or ‘thoughtless awareness’ in which one is fully alert and aware but free of the unnecessary thoughts or worries that lead to many of life’s day to day stresses. This state of silence occurs spontaneously when one learns how to focus on the experience of the present moment, leading to a state of peace and calm. Through a simple process, known as Self-Realisation (kundalini awakening), this meditative state can be quickly established, maintained and, most importantly, enjoyed!
Self-Realisation occurs when the dormant kundalini energy (which is located at the base of the spine in the sacrum area) is awakened and travels through the subtle energy centres within the body.
When kundalini awakens the fontanel bone area (at the top of the head), it results in a cool breeze flowing out of the top of the head and on the hands. Then one feels very relaxed, and experiences the very peaceful meditative state of thoughtless awareness.
About Sahaja Yoga meditation
Sahaja Yoga meditation is a method of true meditation which awakens the state of thoughtless awareness through Self-Realisation.
The meditation does not evolve any physical exercises or postures but a simple meditation method, which was established by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi in 1970. This meditation practice has resulted in a breakthrough in the evolution of human awareness allowing everyone to experience peace and joy.
Shri Mataji has spread her techniques to over 100 countries, free of charge, to everyone who wishes to learn her simple methods.
Through the Sahaja Yoga meditative state, one is able to bypass the constant bombardment of thoughts in the brain. These thoughts can cause stress and emotional upset if we allow them to dominate our attention. In addition, one begins to feel sensations on the finger tips and feet which correspond to energy centres (chakras) in the body. These sensations could consist of heat in the case of a problem in an energy centre, or coolness when there are no problems in that centre.
‘Self Realization makes us humble…replace temper with compassion…the more innocent you are, the more blissful you will be.’
Shri Mataji introduces the Subtle System (8mins 51s)
Free meditation classes
Attending one of our meetings will allow you to experience this meditation. You will learn how to meditate at home and how to keep in balance. The techniques are easy to learn and practice. No physical exercises, postures or special clothing is required. Participants have a choice of sitting on a chair or carpeted floor.
All meetings are offered free of charge and are conducted by experienced practitioners. There are now many centres in Australia and around the world that offer these meditation classes.
For further information about Sahaja Yoga meditation, call us on 1300 724 252 or come along to a local class.
‘What is yoga? In simple words, it is taking your attention to the Spirit. This is yoga. What does the Kundalini do? She raises your attention and takes it to the Spirit. Only after knowing the Spirit you can know God. Not before that. That’s why all religions have failed.’ Shri Mataji at Caxton Hall, UK 1980
Links to our other related websites
- Why I attend Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes: sahajameditation.com.au
- More video, audio and silent meditations: freemeditation.com.au
- About Shri Mataji, founder: shrimataji.org
- Our newsletter about SY meditation: sahajayoga.com.au/news
- Talks from Shri Mataji: www.sahajayoga.org.au
- More videos and articles: www.sahaja-yoga.com.au
- Finding Balance with Sahaja Yoga Meditation: sahaja.com.au
- Online meditations: freemeditation.com
- Selection of meditation videos: sahajayogavideo.com
- Meditation podcast: meditationpodcasts.com
- Medical research into meditation: researchingmeditation.org
- Meditation music: sahajayogamusic.com
- Sahaja Yoga meditation in Victoria www.sahajayogavic.com
- Sahaja Yoga Meditation in New Zealand: freemeditationnz.com