10 reasons why you should practice Sahaja Yoga

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

  1. It’s easy.
    You don’t have to spend years living in the mountains to achieve enlightenment. You don’t have to give up anything or spend weeks in silence. You don’t have to learn mantras or wear special clothes or even try to clear my mind. The meditation simply happens spontaneously. The classes are easy and fun, and as long as you keep up my daily ten minutes of meditation you find you are able to achieve a deep and peaceful meditation on a regular basis.
  2. It’s free.
    You don’t pay for your meditation. There are no catches, and there are no hidden expenses. If you missed attending classes one week, it didn’t matter.You just picked up the classes again when you could manage it. It is simply the generosity of spirit of other Sahaja meditation practitioners that allows Sahaja Yoga to be taught to whomever desires it, at no cost.
  3. You can see results.
    You feel relaxed and you feel a deep sense of calm. Now you can also feel your chakras (energy centres) and through the meditation techniques learnt along the way you can understand the vibrations of your own energy centres. If you feel unwell you meditate and use the techniques you’ve learnt to heal your chakras, and you can then feel the centres clearing, and as a consequence your health improves.
  4. It’s all-inclusive.
    All the major religions and their core teachings are acknowledged and respected in Sahaja Yoga. No one’s spiritual journey is right or wrong. And through meditation the wisdom of all the great gurus and saints is easily revealed and understood. In fact, you’ll find that since you’ve been meditating you’ll come to understand and appreciate the teachings of great teachers such as Lao Tse, Buddha and Mohammed.
  5. You’re your own boss.
    You meditate and introspect at your own pace. You don’t have to keep up with others, or feel pressured into doing things you’re not comfortable with. You are your own teacher, your own guru, your own master. This technique of meditation empowers you and enables you to help yourself. You don’t have to rely on anybody else. Of course, there are many people in Sahaja Meditation who can teach you a great deal about the meditation and its various techniques. However, all that you need is ultimately within you.
  6. It’s everywhere.
    Sahaja Yoga is practiced in almost every country in the world. So, no matter where you travel you can always locate a local Sahaja Yoga Meditation program that you can attend. Whenever you get the chance, and no matter where you are, You try to link up with other Sahaja Yoga practitioners and enjoy a collective meditation. (Meditating with others is a much deeper and more powerful experience than meditating alone.)
  7. It’s portable.
    You don’t need to take anything with you to meditate: no mats, no potions, no special clothing or books. You can meditate anywhere – in a quiet room or on a noisy bus; at the beach or watching a movie. Thoughtless awareness (the state of meditation) is easy to achieve if you keep meditating daily, and it can be achieved in almost any situation.
  8. It makes sense.
    Everything you’ll learn will make sense. There is a lot of common sense in this meditation, and even though not everything was known to you (for example, the chakras and their respective qualities), once you have a chance to learn more about the meditation, it feels very natural and comfortable.
  9. Everybody does it.
    When you begin a hobby or join a new group, you often find that there are particular types of people who are in the group with you. For example, some groups attract younger people, others older folk; some groups have a lot of people who are wealthy, or people who live in a certain part of town. In Sahaja Yoga you will find people from every walk of life, from every demographic – male and female, young and old, rich and poor, every shape, size and colour, with varying interests, languages and beliefs. You don’t have to be a certain type of person to do this meditation. It is one of those rarities: something for everybody.
  10. You feel good.
    Without fail, every time you sit down to meditate you feel better. Whether you manage to have a deep meditation or not makes no difference, and as a consequence your family and friends are reaping the benefits.

Anna Penton

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20 comment(s) so far, want to say something now?

  • hk
    Apr 28, 2011
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    Very well said it, Anna.



  • sanjay
    May 25, 2011
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    Jsm Anna, nice draft



  • Vivek
    Oct 30, 2011
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    Awesome !!



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  • Ambadas
    Feb 7, 2013
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    This is simply great, sister.



  • pragash
    Feb 21, 2013
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    I am going to start, I do not wait for an instructor anymore. thanks for the self guide. Pat



  • JP
    May 17, 2013
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    Hope you started you won’t regret it it is amazing!



  • JP
    May 17, 2013
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    SY saved my life. Thank you Mother.



  • Elba
    Jun 14, 2013
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    I have a question! I did the realization once and it did work!! I was like thoughtless for. Couple of house and also could not sleep that night . I felt so much energy and the breeze was there but then I thought I always needed to do the same so I have been doing it and then I use my mantra that I always did . So the question is? I don’t feel the breeze anymore, but do I have to do it again or just meditate because now my mind is chatting a lot . Please guide me


    February 2nd, 2015

    I know this can happen seldoms but don’t worry, just keep meditating. You might try meditating before the photograph of Shri Mataji or meditate by balancing left and right energy channel as it will help you to come in balance.



  • smiita
    Jul 5, 2013
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    JSM,Anna…very nice … mother is protecting us all the time.



  • francis
    Jul 20, 2013
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    a feeling of inner peace when i meditate and this can be my lifline,x



  • francis
    Jul 22, 2013
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    i am on class 3 now and ime begining to see the benifits now and ime feeling calmer now,this time ime going to do the 10 classes.



  • Lynda
    Aug 31, 2013
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    It’s a lifeline for me ,the best thing ever



  • Dania
    Nov 10, 2013
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    I did my realisation a couple of days ago. It was really magic. Just after my meditation, i lie down on my bed and it started. I felt like there was strings under my feet cool air around and then it started rising tomy sacrum and i felt like there was a heart beat right there. Then it raised till to my fontenel. Wow, i really felt in peace and i can’t describe the energy. My problem is that now it’s happens quite often and that kept me from having a good sleep. Shall i stop meditating twice a day may be it’s a bit too much. I thank mother for revealing my realisation to me but would like to experience it not too much. Is that possible can an experience sahaja yogi answer my question please. Thanks and blessing to all.


    September 19th, 2016

    Hi Dania,

    Its wonderful experience of raising of mother kundalini through central channel(shusumna nadi)…heart beat kind of feeling is perfect as Kundalini activated as Shree Mataji described in her speech…You are having perfect experience of Kundalini rising. Mediation you can do twice or thrice depdning on your schedule…but Shree Mataji said to have foot soak eacd day atlease before going to bed in night.



  • Laura
    Apr 2, 2014
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    I’ve been doing this sahaja meditaiton for about a month. I took up meditation because I have had anxiety/depression for many years and the past couple of years have been trying. Of course this results in very poor thoughts. Does anyone know if the kundalini works through my chakras even if I’m having low and/or obsessive negative thinking? The thinking is pretty self defeating. I make sure to meditate every day and I have been also doing the foot soak most evenings. I’d love a reply, thanks..


    April 10th, 2014

    Dear Laura,

    what we advise generally, is to attend a collective center free of charge where Sahaja Yoga practitioners with years of practice can help you with answers on your issue specifically. You can check out the link below and find the nearest center to your convenience:

    As for an answer, do not worry, your Kundalini is fully at work within you to try and make it easier and better for you. Self-defeat is the throat chakra on the left, where you say “I`m not guilty of anything“, but first you need to repeat on the forehead chakra “I forgive everyone and myself as well as all my thoughts“. Footsoaking is very good, keep going, you can also use a little candle at the throat chakra on the left still, just to warm it up a bit :).

    Ultimately, don`t pay attention to those thoughts, they are here to tell you that you are not good enough, which is untrue :). Everybody can be at peace and balanced, so can you. You can finally repeat on your left heart “I am the pure Spirit“ which is beyond thoughts and conditioning.

    Should you have any concern, feel free to ask,
    Warm regards,
    Erwan at freemeditation



  • Mike
    May 25, 2014
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    Hello, I am in a state of distress and hope I can can get some encouragement. I am 55 years old…Several years ago I developed an anxiety disorder. I don’t know why but everyday (at least twice a day) I feel horrible anxiety, shaking, discomfort around people and have had to go on medication to keep me from feeling like I’m going crazy. At the exact same time I developed this anxiety some other things occurred. I developed a bad acne problem on my forehead that are big painful bumps and do not go away no matter what the doctors do. Also, my skin itches all over and sometimes I get painful stys on my eyelids. I know that all of these things are related because I had previously never experienced any of them and now I had all of them happen to me at the exact same time. I have been dealing with these things for several years now and it is wearing me down. There must be a spiritual or psychological cause. Will meditation and raising my Kundalini help to remove these things from my life? I don’t know what to do anymore. Thank you.


    May 29th, 2014

    Dear Mike,

    anxiety comes from a lack of balance of your right side, below is what you need to do seriously and with discipline everyday if you wish to stop all those physical problems:
    – Footsoaking and ice packing daily (x2) http://www.freemeditation.com/meditation-basics/meditation-techniques/
    http://www.onlinemeditation.org/meditation-room/ you can also find the footsoaking technique here.
    – Meditate early every morning and at night.

    Try those and let us know how it goes,
    Kind regards,



  • Newton
    Sep 5, 2014
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    Is there any centre near dallas ?


    September 8th, 2014

    Dear Newton,

    here below is a link with all classes in America, you may find there the closest class to your place:

    If nothing comes relevant, please let us know and we will try to find someone who knows better and that you can perhaps contact directly,
    All the best,



  • Idrees
    Jun 6, 2015
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    Dear Writer,



  • B.k.sood
    Apr 8, 2016
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    Simply true



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