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Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. It brings better focus and helps people become more centered and better balanced. Anyone can do it. It’s also free.
Imagine being able to awaken your spiritual energy and to experience and enjoy the many benefits of meditation almost immediately. Sahaja Meditation, while sharing many of the fundamentals of traditional meditation techniques, is unique because of how quickly it can help you achieve self awareness. It is even possible to attain Self Realization almost right away. Many people who practice Sahaja Meditation actually had a physical experience in their very first session. Whether you have a physical experience your first time, or not, you will feel calmer, more relaxed and better focused every time you meditate. Try it and see.
Once you start, there are many levels to Sahaja Meditation, varied and deep, that can help you understand more about yourself - from health to spirituality. We call this "awakening your inner self" and in doing so, you gain personal power, awareness and control. In Sahaja Meditation, "we become our own masters."
Sahaja Meditation is simple to learn and easy to practice - an introductory class lasts under an hour. You can practice on your own for about 10-20 minutes, once or twice a day. Like many things, practice will improve and enhance your experience allowing you to enjoy even greater benefits.
On the surface, Sahaja Meditation has a lot in common with other forms of meditation. But what's unique to Sahaja is the ability to awaken and connect to your Inner Energy and influence the movement of this energy up through your body's seven primary energy centers to achieve physical and emotional well-being and ultimately establish a spiritual connection.
How does energy flow work? Inner Energy flows through each of your energy centers or chakras, energizing, nurturing and balancing them. Think of your Inner Energy system as a flute with seven holes — each hole representing a chakra, and your Inner Energy representing the air that is blown through the flute. If the flute's holes are unobstructed, the flute can produce melodious, harmonious music in the hands of a skilled musician. And so it is with your chakras. When they're clear and free of obstructions, your Inner Energy flows through your body smoothly, achieving a harmonious balance.
Once your Inner Energy has been awakened, you'll find that Sahaja Meditation makes it easy to fall into the state of meditation, rather than having to perform meditation, as is the case with many forms of meditation. Most forms of meditation don't allow you to easily actualize the energy on Day 1. Sahaja Meditation is unique because of how quickly most people are able to achieve Thoughtless Awareness. Thoughtless Awareness is a state of being where your mind is calmed and gradually emptied of all distractions.
The resulting peace returns your mind to a place of stability, clarity and focus. You wipe clean the slate of negative thoughts and feelings, to emerge pure of mind. The resulting increased self awareness allows you to start to understand, tap into, and benefit from, your Subtle System.
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Sahaja Meditation is a "family practice." We welcome all ages. Walk-ins are welcome.
If you continue to practice Sahaja Meditation, you'll discover and experience, step by step, your own energy centers and their associated qualities. Once you're able to consistently feel the energy and have experienced noticeable differences in your cognitive and emotional states, you can explore more advanced techniques, such as clearing and healing the chakras. You'll learn how the energy centers play a vital role in our evolutionary process of becoming better human beings and experience holistic improvement on all planes — physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual. In the ultimate and most advanced phases, you may choose to use Sahaja Meditation to discover your inner spiritual self and how you can evolve to higher realms of spirituality. For many, Sahaja is much more than just a temporary solution or quick relief. It is a journey, rather than a destination.
Ultimately, Sahaja classes can provide a complete course on meditation and spirituality, which you can continue to experiment with and verify at every step.
About our sessions. Classes are conducted in a peaceful environment; soothing background music helps facilitate meditation. Meditations are guided by instructors and are designed to accommodate the collective experience. Individual assistance (both beginner and advanced) is always available. While the actual practice of meditation forms the core of our sessions, sessions may also include discussions of, for example, specific aspects of the subtle energy system. But it's not all "serious." There's also plenty of opportunity to enjoy casual conversations and share experiences with others.
The power of collective meditation. Collective meditation in an optimized environment can be exhilarating and rejuvenating. In fact, generally, the larger the group, the better the experience. Once you have awakened your Inner Energy, you may find that the benefits of meditation are compounded when you meditate in a group of people who are "on the same frequency;" i.e., connecting to the collective universal energy at the same time and place. Think of it as a network of computer servers linked to each other… each can access and share resources of the other, and as a group, they form a powerful network of resources. Collective meditation is also likely to help you progress faster in the initial weeks, as compared to meditating at home, alone
You can visit us at http://www.sahajameditation.org or check out our online classes at http://www.onlinemeditation.org.