Learn Surya Yoga and Hamsa Meditation

  • March 2, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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Please note: I am away for next 3 weeks on my visit to India and Petra will be leading the group in my absence! Enjoy your group meditations - Alok :-)

Location at a member's residence in Reading - Details will be emailed to attendees after RSVP/confirmation has been received.


(Meditation on Sun's energising and healing rays)

"Orange elixir wine sublime

Flows glows in every fibre mine

Filling me with thy Bliss sublime

Making me to My Self Divine!"

-Yogiraj Siddhanath GuruNath (from his poem 'Ode to Surya')

Surya means the Sun in Sanskrit. Yoga means to connect (to merge/unite).

Pranic healing with Solar power is a purifying and rejuvenating practice. It may be used for self healing and for radiating healing energy to others. When you absorb the radiant energy of the spiritual Sun, all toxins of the system are flushed out. All negativity such as stress, tension, anxiety and depression is eliminated by daily practice (at sunrise or sunset preferably) which takes less than 5 minutes once we are fluent with the technique.

Absorption of sunlight and 'Prana' (intelligent life energy also called 'Chi') into the third eye centre also affects the secretion of melatonin in the pineal gland, a hormone activated during deep sleep and directly linked to amount of sunlight a person is exposed to.

Melatonin decreases in production after youth and eventually stops with old age. The regular practice of Surya Yoga, by increasing the production of melatonin, improves the body's natural capacity to heal itself during deep sleep, even in old age. The result is more effective sleep hours and slowing of the ageing process.

The Surya Yoga (basic) has two parts:

1) Surya Kavach (forming the protective armour of light)

2) Swashan Jwala (Fire-breathe to detox and rejuvenate)

Youtube link below showing the above techniques 'Self healing through Solar Power'



(Golden Lotus Meditation)

"This knowledge is all supreme

It's practice melts the magic dream

Experience of the 'Hamsa Still'

Makes us know Divinity's Will"

- Yogiraj Siddhanath (from his poem 'Yogi')

Hamsa means a 'white swan' in Sanskrit which symbolises our soul. The Hamsa Breath meditation is also called 'The way of the White Swan'.

The way of the white swan is an evolutionary meditation that reveals the soul consciousness eventually with more and more advanced practice.

In its basic form, it brings ease and calmness inside the practitioner. It heals negative emotions and releases unwanted stored emotions.

It helps in experiencing peace of mind and opening and healing of the Heart.

The technique taught is the basic form called 'Golden Lotus Meditation'.

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  • Big D.

    Hello. I have a question. How flexible do you need to be for the yoga. The reason I ask is I sprained my ancle a few weeks back. ?Thanks Dave.

    February 24, 2014

    • Petra B.

      Sorry. Just discovered that hitting the enter button actually posts the message. Anyway, for the Surya yoga, we stand and do some gentle exercise. As for the Hamsa meditation, we sit in crossed legged position. The sessions are usually couple of hours, so it just depends on how you feel. Many people change positions quite frequently. Hope that this helps a bit. Any more questions, please get in touch. Thanks Petra

      February 24, 2014

    • Big D.

      Thanks Petra that helps lot. I hope to catch up on Sunday. Dave

      February 25, 2014

  • harry

    Please be aware that it is Reading Half Marathon on 2nd March. See Www.readinghalfmarathon.com for details of road closures.

    February 14, 2014

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