Harness the power of your own inner energy to to enrich every aspect of your mind, body and soul.. In Sahaja Yoga, meditation is a state of thoughtless awareness, reached when the mind is silent, yet alert. It is not an act of doing, but is a state of being in the present with profound peace, free from the incessant activity of the mind. A clear mind allows you to achieve a higher awareness, to witness the present moment and achieve your true potential.In Sahaja Yoga, meditation is a state of higher awareness that you naturally fall into. You experience the union between your true self and the all-pervading power that permeates all elements of life. It is achieved through a process that awakens a natural energy called Kundalini that is within each human being. When the Kundalini rises up through the central nervous system, the individual experiences the blissful state of thoughtless awareness, where the mind is silent and they simply witness the present moment. Sahaja Yoga is a practical meditation technique anyone can learn in one sitting.
How is Sahaja Yoga different from other types of meditation?
The method of Sahaja Yoga is unique: The process of going into a state of thoughtless awareness is completely spontaneous and does not require any kind of mental control. It is a living experience that takes us beyond the mind, allowing us to evolve a greater awareness, free from the constraints of our mental perceptions of ourselves and the world around us.It is this state of thoughtless awareness that sets Sahaja Yoga apart from other types of meditation. It is a transformative state which alters our overall experience of life by naturally increasing our ability to feel joy and peace within. The effects of true meditation are long-lasting and increase with regular practice.Another defining characteristic of Sahaja Yoga is that it empowers you to become the master of your own personal growth. There are no levels, qualifications, or hierarchies involved. All individuals who run meditation classes – either online or in-person – do so on a completely voluntary basis. The knowledge and experience of Sahaja Yoga is always and unconditionally 100% free.
What are the benefits of Sahaja Yoga?
Sahaja Yoga meditation works directly on the central nervous system that controls all of our mental, physical and emotional activity. It, therefore, has the potential to dramatically improve our wellbeing by going directly to the source of any problem. The immediate effects of raising the Kundalini, and going into thoughtless awareness, can be felt as a gentle release from our mind and a spontaneous state of bliss where one merely witnesses and enjoys the present moment. However, the effects of reaching this state go far beyond those moments of mental silence.When the Kundalini rises, she removes the tensions occurring on our central nervous system that cause negative mental, emotional, or physical sensations, and brings our system into balance. Without any concentrated effort, we are relieved from any stress, weight or pain that we may be feeling.In the long term, this experience becomes stronger. With the regular practice of meditation, the central nervous system is regularly cleansed and becomes more resistant to imbalances. This is how we evolve into a more centered, satisfied and loving person and get closer and closer to the essence of ourselves.
The Subtle System
The Subtle System is the network of Energy Centers and channels through which your Inner Energy flows. Sahaja Yoga Meditation helps you learn to feel, understand and ultimately use, the Subtle System to achieve Self Realization. This process is all started by raising your Inner Energy. Starting in the sacrum at the base of your spine, the energy is raised through all the Energy Centers, opening, clearing and activating them. After the energy has combined in the final Energy Center at the crown of the head, it is released through the area where the fontanelle at the crown of the head used to be. At that time, you can actually “feel the energy within,” in the form of a cool, or sometimes warm, breeze, on the palm of your hand.
What is Inner Energy?
Your Inner Energy, or Kundalini, (again from Sanskrit,) is the power of pure desire, a soothing spiritual energy that lies dormant at the base of the spine above the first Energy Center. When awakened, it rises through the central channel, piercing the six Energy Centers and is released through the fontanelle – often feeling like a cool breeze, is what is known as Self Realization. Experiencing Self Realization is what it is to “feel the energy within.” Tapping into and raising your Inner Energy is the key to improving your life in every possible way across every level. Even if you don’t achieve Self Realization immediately, you will still feel calmer, more relaxed and less stressed. Try it and see for yourself.
What are Energy Centers?
They’re wheels of energy that rotate in a clockwise manner…
There are seven Energy Centers (also known by their traditional Sanskrit names, chakras) in the human body. Energy Centers are fulcrums that control most aspects of our physical, mental and spiritual lives. Often difficulties in life can be traced to imbalances or blockages in one or more of the Energy Centers. The Energy Centers are connected by channels which are sometimes referred to by the Sanskrit name, Nadi.
When the Kundalini rises and nourishes the chakras, our bodies automatically become dynamic, creative, confident. Each chakra has a quality. The chakras always exist in the body and can never be destroyed but they do not manifest themselves until the Kundalini is awakened.
1. Mooladhara – Innocence and Wisdom
The first chakra, Mooladhara, forms the foundation of your entire subtle energy system. It represents eternal and indestructible qualities within you. These qualities only manifest to their fullest potential when your Inner Energy has been awakened. The Mooladhara will help you rediscover your innocence, dignity, innate and intuitive wisdom, purpose and direction, as well as balance and harmony with nature.
Meditation music for first energy center, Mooladhara:
2. Swadisthan – Creativity, Spontaneity
The second chakra, Swadisthan, stimulates your creative instincts. The qualities of Swadisthan energy center also include idea generation, beauty appreciation, undistracted attention, keen intellectual perception and pure knowledge.
Meditation music for second energy center, Swadisthan
3. Nabhi – Generosity, Contentment, Peace
At the Nabhi, third chakra, the realization of your accomplishments will be satisfied. The qualities of the Nabhi energy center are: nurturing, satisfaction, dignity, righteousness, balance, peace and joy, evolution.
Meditation music for third energy center, Nabhi/Manipur
3a. Void – Guru Principle, Self-discipline, Self-guidance
The Void represents the ocean of unenlightened awareness within an individual’s knowledge, the gap in the central channel. It is filled with the true knowledge as you receive your Inner Energy awakening and awareness. The qualities of the Void include balance, righteousness, sense of personal dignity, self-discipline, decisiveness, patience, thirst for truth and knowledge, the guru principle (the ability to guide yourself and others in spiritual evolution).
The Void, along with your Nabhi and Swadisthan chakras, represent integrated group. Together, they dictate the course of your evolution from your creation to your ultimate awareness of spirituality and your journey thereon.
4. Anahat (Heart) – Unconditional Love and Compassion, Security
The fundamental quality of the Heart chakra is unconditional love. The Anahat chakra also opens up compassion, gracious behavior, joy and confidence. It also removes your fears and establishes sense of security, as well as positive paternal and maternal relationships.
5. Vishuddhi – Communication, Diplomacy, Collectivity
Good communication, a sense of community and perspective, and a balanced approach to stressful situations are the fundamental qualities imparted by your fifth chakra, Vishuddhi.
6. Agnya – Forgiveness
At the sixth chakra, Agnya, your forgiveness will allow you to move forward with life without grudges or hatred. You will be able to identify with your freedom and power of your inner self. It also helps you achieve the state of thoughtless awareness, control your Ego and Superego. Agnya chakra qualities also include humility and compassion.
7. Sahasrara – Integration
It is through the Sahasrara chakra that you are able to connect to the power that created you. It will allow you to have a transformative connection that enables you to understand a deeper and truer meaning and purpose to your life. The qualities of the seventh energy center include a sense of “oneness” with the universe (also known as “integration”), thoughtless awareness or mental silence, as well as doubtless awareness.
Each of your six main chakras (from Mooladhara through Agnya) has roots within your brain. When you practice the Sahaja Yoga Meditation exercise, Inner Energy rises. It passes through each of the six chakras and settles in the limbic region of your brain. This process is also known as Spiritual Enlightenment.