What is Sahaja Yoga?

Sahaja Yoga, a unique method of meditation that marks a breakthrough in the evolution of human awareness, was developed by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi and founded in 1970. It incorporates the messages of all the incarnations and saints who have come on this earth throughout the ages. Sahaja Yoga is always free and is available for all. It is a way of life that inspires us to evolve into higher human beings.

How does Sahaja Yoga help?

It brings about a spiritual evolution within us and, as a result, in our society. As our meditation grows stronger, we achieve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance. Our lives are filled with joy and we have the strength to face all the adversities of life. We develop emotional intelligence and we become conscientious, performing our civic duties with joy. Sahaja Yoga inspires honesty, integrity and love. It germinates the seed of goodness within the individual.

How does Sahaja Yoga work?

In Sanskrit language, “Saha” means “with” and “Ja” means “born.” Born with you is the fundamental right to get “Yoga,” which is the “union with the all-pervading power.” This union is the first step in Sahaja Yoga and is called Self realization. It manifests as the feeling of a cool or warm breeze, called “vibrations” on the palms of our hand and/or on the fontanel bone area of our heads. Self realization is the birth right of all human beings, regardless of their race, nationality or religion.

During the process of Self realization, the Kundalini rises piercing through the various energy centers. Once it pierces through the seventh center, Sahasrara, we feel a cool or warm breeze, the vibrations, on the palms of our hands and the crowns of our heads. A warm breeze implies obstruction in one or more of the chakras.

Shri Mataji has graciously taught us how to remove obstruction in our chakras. Employing the techniques taught by Shri Mataji, we can remove any obstruction that we feel in our chakras. As the obstructions clear, more and more strands of Kundalini rise and we are able to enter into a deeper state of meditation.

True mediation is a state of thoughtless awareness – we are very much aware of our surroundings and our presence, yet we are thoughtless. For example, when we visit the Grand Canyon, we enjoy the natural beauty of the canyon so completely that we stand gazing at our surroundings in thoughtless awe. At that moment we are in the present – thinking neither of the future nor the past. At that moment we enter the state of meditation.

As our meditation grows stronger, the health of our chakras improves. As a by-product, we become joyful, loving and compassionate human beings.

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