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Meeting of Australian Sahaja Yogis in 2006I am prompted to write about the experiences that have helped me in the areas of health and well-being. In the early 1990s I had reached a bit of a crisis point in my life, with my physical and emotional health suffering. I had tried various alternative healing techniques which seemed to help for a while, but didn’t “cut the mustard” on all levels for me.

In 1992 my sister-in-law, Sharon, suggested I try Sahaja Yoga as she had been to a program held in a private house nearby at Wynnum. What she explained to me blew me away – that people practising Sahaja Yoga could teach you how to raise your own kundalini. From what I had read previously, this was usually only possible after arduous study and with many years’ meditative practice. Sharon had felt her own kundalini quite easily at the program and when practising Sahaja Yoga meditation at home. She suggested I try to attend a program in my area.

To my delight, I found that a program was being run nearby in a private house at Ascot. The people running the program were very welcoming and knowledgeable on the subject of the chakras and kundalini, and offered all possible assistance to my desire to feel this meditation experience. They explained that when the kundalini is raised in a suitable manner, the student experiences pure meditation, or thoughtless awareness. The brain stops all its “chitter chatter”, allowing the nervous system to be nourished and enlightened.

I would say that on that first night I only felt a brief moment of thoughtless awareness, but went home determined to improve on that experience. With further practice each day, I was soon able to meditate with strong sessions of thoughtless awareness. This experience was so nourishing and balancing that many of my health problems disappeared. To this day I have continued to practise Sahaja Yoga meditation and I am still in awe of the experience that one feels when the kundalini is raised.

For others who may be interested, I will attempt to give a brief overview of how the process works. The kundalini is a spiritual energy lying dormant in the base of the spine. When activated, it moves up the central parasympathetic nervous system, nourishing the chakras and bringing them back into alignment. There is a tiny gap between each of our thoughts, and as the kundalini passes through the third eye chakra, it widens that gap so that we become thoughtless. The kundalini then passes out through the top of the head, manifesting as a cool breeze that can actually be felt. That cool breeze can be also felt on the hands when one is in balance. The great thing is that if one is out of balance, the kundalini indicates this problem on our fingertips as an experience of heat or a small pain. The fingertips become “enlightened” and allow us to determine which chakras need more work.

If you would like to find out more about the chakras, kundalini and meditation, you are welcome to come to any of the free Sahaja Yoga programs conducted at various places around the world. Contact details can be obtained from this website.

BR Qld

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