Benefits of meditation

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The body's nervous system, which is part of an ultra sophisticated control mechanism, is divided into three parts; the Central, Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous Systems. These systems control how we act and perceive our universe through the senses and the autonomic system also governs the automatic running of our bodies by controlling essential non-conscious tasks such as the rate of our beat.

One of the beneficial side effects of a peaceful and thoughtless meditation is that our autonomic system automatically reduces any physical over-activity in our body. Since the system is also the part of us which governs the 'fight or flight' mechanism within us all (which in the modern world can be damagingly over excited through stress) this can prove to be of major benefit to our health. It has been suggested that this is accomplished through the improved energy flows which occur at the Limbic area (i.e. the Sahasrara chakra at the top of the head) which is linked to the sympathetic nervous system.

There are immediate benefits in stress relief and a feeling of peace and contentment. Physically, it helps in prevention and cure of illnesses which are otherwise difficult to cure mentally and emotionally. It helps one to attain balance, and spiritually one can attain the highest level of enlightenment.

Physical benefits of meditation

It is our subtle body which co-ordinates all the work done by the organs and the cells in our body. When one of our chakras is blocked, physical dysfunctions appear in the organs it controls. It is then that most illnesses appear. Traditional medicine tries to cure the symptoms. An effective type of meditation allows us to attack the causes directly, by re balancing our subtle system and by cleaning our centers. Thus, even so-called incurable illnesses can be cured in a spontaneous manner by the purifying work of the energy of the Kundalini.

Mental benefits of meditation

When we enter a state of meditation, we enter a realm of silence; the thoughts which assail us fade away, and the reality of the present is revealed to us in all its intensity. Our senses send us a direct image of the world which is not altered by our mind or our conditionings.

Emotional benefits of meditation

When the Kundalini is awakened and we are immersed in a state of meditation, our emotions are also brought into balance. All the weaknesses which hinder the expression of pure and sincere sentiments, such as greed, insecurity, jealousy etc. are reduced when the joy of meditation is felt. This joy is absolute, devoid of all duality. This same joy becomes the motivation of our emancipation.

Spiritual benefits of meditation

Especially Sahaj Yoga Meditation reveals to us the eternal, divine being that is truth, awareness and bliss. We become part and parcel of the whole, like a drop in that ocean of love, and in meditation we melt into that Primordial being. This experience is the next stage in the evolution of an ordinary human being's awareness: that person is said to be born again or realized. This means that our spiritual essence, that had been hidden until then, becomes reality. Our union with the whole will become stronger and stronger as we go along and that is without doubt the most precious benefit that Kundalini awakening can bring us. This middle way that is established within us day after day by our kundalini will shower blessings of all sorts upon us, not only of a physical, emotional or psychological nature, but also material, social and professional benefits.

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  • Rajshri Amlekar
    Aug 28, 2009
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    Really nice to see the wonderful categorisation of Sahaja Yoga Meditation benefits. Really when kundalini awakes it showers enourmous benefits related to all these aspects.

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  • Zhi Xing
    Apr 4, 2010
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    It is amazing the healing effects of meditation, by clearing blocked energy. Once this energy flows smoothly within ones body, it begins to heal itself.

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    manjunath
    June 4th, 2011

    Dear Sir,

    I am impressed with the concept of Meditation. I would like to practice this techinque, request you to give me the valuable guidance to follow it.

    Regards

    Manjunath

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  • beginners meditation
    Jan 7, 2011
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    I have found that one of the biggest benefits of meditation is that of achieving the function of a concentrated mind. With the capacity for concentration you have a very effective and powerful tool at your disposal.

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  • jenny jane
    Feb 28, 2012
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    I have a question here. Is yoga required to be practiced in a healthy environment as in unpolluted environment? ( or natural environment) and if it is, what India has done to preserve their environment?
    Thank you.

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    Pari
    April 15th, 2012

    For Sahajayoga, it is absolutely not required to be in unpolluted environment to practice it, anyone in the world can practice it any kind of environment.

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    Dhan
    April 15th, 2012

    Yoga (Sanskrit Root – Yuj -)- means – Union of our individual energy (kundalini) with the cosmos energy. The person in which this happens is the Yogi, He is the real Brahmin. The environment gets cleaned if people starts meditating in a perticular area. Anyways the question that is raised can only be answered by Indian Government or any World Body dealing with Environment only. The Govt Of India itself is lost somewhere dealing with dark corruption and various mafias.

    Again to Practice Yoga only our individual ‘Will’ is needed and nothing else.

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  • Kiran Patel
    Jun 4, 2012
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    HI Sahaja Yoga Team,

    Its been wonderful experience to attend the few seminars on sahaja yoga. its been really a fruitful and really a touching the feeling i found and experience after the meditation i tried as guided by the trainer.

    its really helpful and productive if one continue, i just need few video which i can use to in my daily life yoga.

    kindly share and i will be really happy to work more on meditation and take advantage of this valuable feeling of yoga.

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    NAGENDRA
    September 30th, 2012

    PLEASE GUIDE ME HOW TO MEDITATE

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    Erwan
    February 11th, 2014

    Dear Nagendra,

    Apologizing for the late reply,

    have you had the chance to discover meditation and experiment it since then?

    Let us know,
    Warm regards,

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  • Jasmine Ambrose
    Jun 30, 2012
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    About a year and half ago, meditation was introduced to me. I had found it very hard then. It is only recently that I have started to feel meditation is what I do to center myself and feel the belonging to the Earth in such ” comfort “. Whenever I feel out of emotional alignment, I go to my chair with rosary in my hand.

    Your article is written in clear and precise ways that affirms my discovery of meditative ways of living life. Going as far as Kundalini awakening seem quite remote at this point but who knows, I have already come this far !

    Your mail is much appreciated.

    Jasmine

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    Erwan
    February 11th, 2014

    Dear Jasmine,

    Apologizing for the very late reply,

    we hope you have had the opportunity to keep meditating and attend collective classes since then, feel free to ask question today, we will now reply a lot quicker than before!

    Let us know,
    Warm regards,

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  • Oxy
    Jul 17, 2012
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    Hi people.
    I have this problem where I cant feel any emotions(positive or negative) My dream is to feel something anything. Whatever Ive tryed it hasnt work. I cant feel for music,films, people, my art, hobbies or anything. I also dont have a libido and sexdrive and have severe cogitive and memoty problems. I cant feel any emotion. Can you tell me of a meditation that can make me feel emotions again?

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    Erwan
    February 11th, 2014

    Dear Oxy,

    Apologizing for the very late reply,

    Were you able since that last comment to experiment meditation and start feeling emotions ? Have things improved ?

    Let us know,
    Warm regards,

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  • Jan
    Sep 26, 2012
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    I began Sahaja meditation only a few weeks ago, but I feel enlightened already! It is helping me all around with a feeling of peacefulness & calmness. I am so Thankful for the online classes, and the newsletters, Thank you~
    Peace and Tranquility~
    Jan

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    Erwan
    February 11th, 2014

    Dear Jan,

    We are glad you enjoyed it and hope that you still do,

    Peace and Tranquility to you too!

    Warm regards,

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  • PRASANNAKUMAR
    Oct 31, 2012
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    good meditation do it in proper way to get benefits.

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  • bob
    Nov 9, 2012
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    meditation helps me control my emotions because i have emotional issues like i get angry really easy

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  • Luke
    Nov 20, 2012
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    I’ve been practicing meditation for quite some time now and it definitely helps me. I became calmer, I control my emotions better, I can concentrate better than before.

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    Janet
    September 2nd, 2013

    Where do I go? I see no adress or directions. Please tell me how to avail myself of this journey toward peaceful health.

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    Erwan
    February 11th, 2014

    Dear Janet,

    if I understand properly you wish to know a location where to attend free classes, is that right?

    If so, could you please tell us where you live so that we can better guide you,

    Warm regards,

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  • sunil kuamar
    Sep 24, 2013
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    please give the addres of sahaj yoga center of Davanger(KA) so we will join the program

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    Erwan
    February 11th, 2014

    Dear Sunil,

    Apologizing for the late reply, find below the link to classes in Karnataka, including Davanger
    http://www.sahajayoga-blr.org/karnataka_addresses.html

    Warm regards,

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  • Ampofo Kontor
    Oct 14, 2013
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    this is great enlightenment, it has open my mind

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  • Meditation
    Dec 3, 2013
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    I liked the categorization of the benefits of meditation.

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    Erwan
    February 11th, 2014

    Hi there,

    we are glad you enjoy the benefits of meditation, have you had anymore experimentation since then?

    Feel free to ask any questions,

    Warm regards,

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  • shelbie
    Apr 26, 2014
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    i have been meditating since my teacher mr. robinson taught me during my senior year of high school. Now I am on my 3rd year of college and I could not be able to keep calm without it. Being that I have adhd. it helps me to control my emotions easily

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  • Lou
    Jun 27, 2014
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    Hi,

    Are there any Sahaja yoga meditation workshops/sessions held in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia, or even a town nearby?

    Thanks
    Lou

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    Erwan
    July 5th, 2014

    Dear Lou,

    will the below link, you should be able to find the closest collective meeting to your place:
    http://www.freemeditation.com.au/

    Warm regards,
    ERwan

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  • wasif
    Aug 1, 2014
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    what are deceases of meditation with music??

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    Erwan
    August 2nd, 2014

    Dear Wasif,

    not sure what you mean, can you be more precise ? what diseases can be cleared through music?

    Best.
    Erwan

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  • Latha Tamil
    Aug 9, 2014
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    Good one! this article is really interesting…

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