Sahaja Yoga Helped Me To Quit Smoking

Sahaja Yoga Helped Me To Quit Smoking


Hemant Kumar Bhatnagar



When-Where-How did you start Sahaja Yoga?

I started meditating in Sep 1999 at Bangalore. I had started smoking in 1973 soon after passing class XI. I got married in 1982 and since then I had been trying to give up smoking, but I could not succeed. Then in Sep 1999, in a casual discussion with my brother who was a Sahaja Yogi, I mentioned this problem to him. He advised me to try Sahaja Yoga and I am really thankful to him for that advice.

What benefits did you get from Sahaja Yoga meditation?

On 31st December 1999, during the new year party, I lit a cigarette and suddenly did not like it. I threw the cigarette and the packet and I am a non-smoker since then. The desire to take liquor also has gone. Although I do take it on special occasions, there is no desire to drink liquor.

Further, I am totally at peace with myself. I live in the present. Past does not haunt me and the future does not bother me. I remain thoughtless through the day. Before starting Sahaja Yoga, I used to be always irritated and short tempered. Now, I am totally peaceful and I have to make an effort to get angry. The transformation is really amazing.

Additional Comments

One should experiment with Sahaja Yoga with an open mind like a scientist. If it works for you, great! And if it doesn’t, you lose nothing.
Sometimes, behavior of some Sahaja Yogi’s may seem unreasonable or strange to you. Please do not form an impression about Sahaja Yoga based on that. Experience it yourself and grow. You deserve it.

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  • art e liquid
    Jun 27, 2013
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  • Yogi Bear
    Jan 1, 2014
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    Makes sense. We tend to cling to nicotine and cigarettes when we are stressed, it appears that you have replaced a bad addiction for something much more fulfilling. Yoga and meditation pretty much bring everything a cigarette can, except without all the harmful effects. Calms the mind. 🙂 I am proud, keep it up.



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