It all starts with a deep breath.
Sahaja Meditation really is easy to learn but we still recommend that you read this through before starting your meditation experience or just watch the video - then, go ahead, try it!
Sit comfortably with your eyes closed. Place your hands on your lap with your palms up. Repeat each phrase until you feel peaceful and ready to move on.
- Take a few slow, deep breaths. This will help you to relax and meditate better.
- The following steps will help you calm your thoughts. For best results, do them slowly.
- Put your right hand on your lower left side, just above your hip and quietly say, either out loud or to your self, “I want to experience the pure knowledge.”
- Move your right hand up along your side until it is just below the ribcage and say, “I am my own teacher.”
- Place your right hand on your heart and say, "I am one with my spirit."
- Move your right hand to your left shoulder, where it meets the neck, and say, "I do not condemn myself."
- Next, put your right hand across your forehead, lower your head slightly and say, "I forgive everyone, including myself."
- Lastly, put your right hand on the crown of your head, the center of your palm making firm contact with the top of your head, and rotate it slowly in a clock-wise direction. While doing this say, "Let me experience the state of meditation."
- Raise your right hand about six inches over your head, palm down. Slowly move your hand up and down until you feel an energy, possibly warmth or coolness, on the palm of your hand. If you do not feel it or are uncertain, simply sit and observe what you are feeling inside.
- Sit quietly for approximately 5-10 minutes. Without trying, without effort, notice the mental silence - how your thoughts have calmed. If a thought does pop into your head, let it rise and fall away.
- At the end of your meditation, slowly open your eyes and repeat Step 3.
That's it. Do you feel better? Did you feel a change? Are you more relaxed, quieter inside? You have just taken the first step on a journey of self realization. The destination? Inner peace, balance, personal control and self understanding.
Learning Sahaja Meditation is no different than acquiring any other new skill. It takes practice. Establish a routine, doing it once or twice a day, preferably first thing in the morning and again before bed, for a couple of weeks. See how good it makes you feel. More practice means enjoying more benefits and more energy.
There are many layers to Sahaja Meditation. Future lessons will help you to understand your Subtle Energy System and how to feel and use it to your benefit. You will learn about “protection” that balances your energy, and additional steps to assist you in your practice.
Our teachers use different tools and techniques to practice and teach Sahaja Meditation. Some may light a candle, or feature a picture of Shri Mataji, play music or display an image of the Subtle Energy System. Most will offer their knowledge and experiences as is appropriate for each class.
All instruction is free.