Let’s Meditate for 21 Days – August 2021

LET’S MEDITATE FOR 21 DAYS

For freedom from thoughts

Daily online meditation sessions for 21 Days

31st July to 21st August 2021

*** This event has ended ***

Please join our “Next 21 Days of Meditation” sessions.

Daily video recordings and Resources from this 21 Day session.

“Once you start growing in your Self Realization, you develop such a personality that you see the whole world as one.”
Shri Mataji – founder Sahaja Yoga meditation

Video recordings from 21 daily sessions.

NEXT 21 DAYS OF MEDITATION

Freedom from thoughts

Daily online meditation sessions for 21 Days

23rd August to 12th September 2021
Every day 8:45pm to 9:45pm (Sydney time)
(Convert to your local time)

For all those who attended this  “Let’s meditate for 21 Days” sessions.

Congratulations to everyone for making it through all the way to 21 Days of Beginners course. This is the first step towards your spiritual ascent and wellbeing. Let’s continue on this wonderful journey.

We look forward to continue this journey with everyone in the Next 21 Days meditation course.

Feedback

“Thank you each and everyone for these session, it brings so much relax and peace after meditation.”

“Thank you hosts for taking us through this beautiful experience.”

21 Days weekly course themes

Preparing for the 21 Day Sessions

If you are new to Sahaja Yoga Mediation, then please proceed to receive your Self Realisation before starting these sessions. Visit our home page and follow either the Video, Audio or Silent meditations.

  • Daily meditations on YouTube, Facebook & Zoom or watch a previous event.
  • More information – Resources & materials, Online & weekly classes, Podcasts, About Shri Mataji (founder), Newsletter, Contact us.

Resources

Guides to download, meditative music, video and audio meditations and more resources and materials from the 21 Day sessions are available here.

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RESOURCES - How to Meditate at Home
  • How to Meditate at Home – The aim of every meditation is to feel balanced, relaxed and reach the thoughtless state and sustain yourself there as long as you can. This guide show you steps for your morning and evening meditations.

 

🌹 SETUP A MEDITATION ALTAR IN YOUR HOME
Materials Required
– Shri Mataji’s photograph in a frame (recommended natural material)
– Candle and candle stand
– A clean pedestal or table for the photograph and candle

Shri Mataji’s photos can be downloaded from here: https://www.freemeditation.com.au/21days/#photos

Having this simple and beautiful setup at your home will not only help you get into the practice of meditation, but will also create a positive balance and energy in your home.

Try it yourself and see the difference…

🌹 USING SHRI MATAJI’S PHOTOGRAPH FOR MEDITATION
We have found that by meditating in front of Shri Mataji’s photographs, our Subtle system comes into balance and is cleared through the positive vibrations that are emitted from her photographs. As result, we become more relaxed and calmer as we experience the inner joy of the Spirit in our heart. We follow the traditional respect and protocol of not placing our feet pointing towards the meditation table and meditate with shoes removed. We can sit on a chair or floor, whichever is the most comfortable.

If you wish to use Shri Mataji’s photograph, then it’s best to place the photo in a frame and use a small candle in front of the photo when meditating. Please contact us if you’d like us to email you other photos of Shri Mataji (in different sizes) for your meditation at [email protected]

RESOURCES - The Human Subtle System with its Chakras and Nadis
The Subtle System

Our Subtle System consists of 3 Channels and 7 main Chakras. The right and left channels are the physical support of our sympathetic nervous system and the central channel is the physical support of our parasympathetic nervous system.

 

Energy Centres – the Chakras:

1. The Mooladhara Chakra (Innocence)
1a. The Kundalini (Mothering energy)
2. The Swadishthan Chakra (Creativity)
3. The Nabhi Chakra (Peace)
3a. The Void (the Guru principle)
4. The Anahatha Chakra (Love and Compassion)
5. The Vishuddhi Chakra (Collectivity)
6. The Agnya Chakra (Forgiveness)
7. The Sahasrara Chakra (Integration).

Energy Channels – the Nadis:

A. The Right Channel (Physical and mental activity)
B. The Left Channel (Emotions and desires)
C. The Central Channel (Ascent and spiritual growth)

  • Our Right channel (yellow line), governs our physical, creative or mental activity. It is the channel of action and the future.
  • Our Left channel (blue line), manages our emotions and desires. It is the channel of our past.
  • The Central channel (white line), manages our autonomous functions ( heartbeat, etc…). The Kundalini energy rises up the central channel when we receive our Self-Realisation. It is the channel of our spiritual evolution, the Present.
  • The Chakras – the Sanskrit word “chakra” means “wheel”. These energy centers or chakras ( numbers 1 to 7 in above diagram) correspond to our main nervous plexuses in the body. Each chakra has its own qualities.

By regular practice of Sahaja Yoga meditation, you obtain the knowledge of your chakras, how to improve and look after them, in a very natural and spontaneous way. Your innate qualities start to manifest themselves. You can feel the state of your subtle system and by using simple techniques, you can maintain it in a balanced state.

We give guidelines of these techniques in our weekly classes in your local area. They are always free. Find free classes in your country.

Self-Realisation
Out of all the energies that sustain us, there is one which is the mother of all other energies. This dormant is of a spiritual nature. It manifests the love that the Divine has for us.

It is called Kundalini and she exists within everyone as a great potential of inner wellbeig. This living energy is waiting to reveal itself to us. Sahaja Yoga meditation starts with the natural awakening of this energy. The spiritual energy that is within us is called Kundalini.

The Kundalini resides in the sacrum bone. This is the triangular bone which is located at the base of the spinal column. When this energy awakens, it activates the central channel and passes through the chakras to come out and can be perceived as a flood, gush, spurt (of coolness) in the fontanelle bone area. Once this energy has been awakened we can perceive its manifestation in a concrete way. A new state of awareness is established within us.

Self-Realisation – the Awakening of the Kundalini mother energy.

As soon as we have felt the condition of our chakras, we can improve them. We have the tools to progress easily with discrimination in our spiritual evolution.

The Kundalini awakening is an indisputable discovery. For the first time, we have the chance to change ourselves and become independent.

 

Introduction to the three channels of our Subtle System by Shri Mataji.

RESOURCES VIDEOS - Clearing, balancing and meditation techniques
Videos

Selection of videos about Sahaja Yoga meditation and its many techniques to assist with balancing and clearing the subtle system to ensure peaceful and joy meditations free from thoughts.

RESOURCES - Preparing for Footsoaking and Candle Clearing Treatments

How to prepare for the Footsoaking

‘Footsoaking’ is a clearing techniques to bring balance to your inner subtle system and energy centres.

Please have the items below available so you can participate in Footsoaking sessions:

Items required:

  • A Footsoak bowl: A plastic or metal bowl for soaking your feet. It should be deep enough so you can put your feet flat in it and cover your ankles, if possible. Fill the Footsoak bowl with cool or warm water.
  • Half a cup of table or cooking salt. (Not Epsom salts)
  • Jug or bottle of clean water to rinse your feet when finished.
  • A towel/cloth or paper towels to dry your feet after rinsing your feet.

Footsoak treatment
(We’ll show you how to do this treatment during the webcast.)

How to prepare for the Candle Treatment

The Candle treatment is used to clear our ‘left channel’ of imbalances. As a safety precaution, do not do this treatment if you are wearing loose clothes or near any combustible materials. Take great care. You can sit on a chair or the floor for this session.

Please have the items below available so you can participate in the Candle Treatment session:

  • A small candle in a holder or secured to a plate.
  • Matches/lighter.

Candle treatment
(We’ll show you how to do this treatment during the webcast session.)

RESOURCES MUSIC - Meditative songs and music
Music

Ragas/Songs for the Chakras
Selection of Ragas (Songs with mantras) which are a melodic mode of Indian classical music that focus on each chakra of the Subtle System. Listening to the music can help to clear the chakras when meditating.

  1. Raga for Mooladhara Chakra
  2. Raga for Swadistan Chakra
  3. Raga for Nabhi Chakra
  4. Raga for Void area
  5. Raga for Left Heart Chakra
  6. Raga for Center Heart Chakra
  7. Raga for Vishuddhi Chakra
  8. Raga for Agnya Chakra
  9. Raga for Sahastrara Chakra


Meditation music with Didgeridoo instrument.
The didgeridoo is a wind instrument, played with continuously vibrating lips to produce a continuous drone while using a special breathing technique called circular breathing. The didgeridoo was developed by Aboriginal peoples of northern Australia at least 1,500 years ago, and is now in use around the world, though still most strongly associated with Indigenous Australian music.

The Didgeridoo represents the earthy sounds of the Mooladhara chakra which is located at the base of the spine. The chakra has the qualities of innocence and wisdom and manifests in Uluru (Ayers Rock) located in central Australia. The Mooladhara chakra is symbolized by the elephant headed child – Shri Ganesha.

All this music is performed by musicians who practice Sahaja Yoga meditation.

  1. Omkara Pradhana (Marathi)
  2. Shri Ganesha Kinaryala Lau (Marathi)
  3. Invocation To Shri Ganesha
  4. Tujhacha Mataji Pare
  5. Namaste Ganapataye
  6. Ganesha Mantra (Traditional)


Devotional music
Beautiful devotional music in praise of our inner Mother and the external Spirit. Sung by Anandita Basu who is a recognised name in Sahaja music, Sufi and Qawwali music from Kolkata, India. Anandita started to learn Indian Classical music at the age of 4 with her mother and Guru, Professor Anjana Basu.

  1. Anyatha Sharanam - Thou art my sole refuge
  2. Sheetal Komal Nirmal - Blessings of the Mother Kundalini,
  3. Atma Ashtakam - The Light of our Spirit
  4. Shri Mataji Ke Charano Me - I surrender to my Mother Kundalini
  5. Shri Durga Chalisa - Giver of Confidence
  6. O Lal Meri - Oh Lord,my honour


 

RESOURCES - A Beginner's Guide to Sahaja Yoga Meditation

This unique booklet is intended for people who have received their Self Realisation and have commenced daily Sahaja Yoga meditations with regular clearing and balancing.

The booklet provides in-depth information about how to meditate at home, the Subtle System and the clearing and balancing techniques.

Through regular meditation, one is able to fully absorb the divine knowledge contained in this booklet which has been shared with us by Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – Founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

RESOURCES - Chakras and Plexus Knowledge

Information about the Subtle System, the Chakras and their qualities and characteristics, and where the Chakras are located in the Plexus area of the human body. A plexus is a branching network of vessels or nerves. The vessels may be blood vessels (veins, capillaries) or lymphatic vessels.

The some of chakras are located in these Plexuses areas:

  • Pelvic Plexus – Located at the base of our spine.
  • Abdominal Aortic Plexus – Located above the Sacrum Bone, in the abdominal region.
  • Solar Plexus – Located at the level of the navel.
  • Cardiac Plexus – Located at the level of the sternum bone, in the heart region.
  • Cervical Plexus – Looks after the Ears, Nose and Throat regions.

Download the “Chakras and Plexus Knowledge”

RESOURCES VIDEOS - Shri Mataji's Talks and Videos

Selection of videos by Shri Mataji on her teachings about Sahaja Yoga, Self Realisation, meditations, the subtle system, chakras and other spiritual matters.

RESOURCES PODCASTS - Talks, discussions and music for mobile devices, tablet and desktop

Audio and video podcasts

Our podcasts provide listeners with guided meditations, guest speakers, music and more details about the Sahaja Yoga meditation technique. There’s also an opportunity to hear a talk by Shri Mataji (founder).

People tell us how much they enjoy the depth of ‘collective’ meditation when they attend online and weekly classes.  But for the times when it’s just not possible to attend, there are podcasts!

Listen to a selection of our podcasts on your mobile device, tablet or desktop.

Audio podcasts

Video podcasts

RESOURCES - The Hamsa Chakra

The Hamsa chakra, which is part of the Vishuddhi and represented by Canada, is situated between the eyebrows, and has the qualities discretion and discrimination; It’s also called the Lambica chakra.

Treatment for the Hamsa is to put a few drops of slightly warm melted purified butter (Ghee) with a dropper into your nose and sniff it up. It avoids dryness of the inner lining. Apply it at night before sleeping.

Affirmation to clear and strengthen the Hamsa is: “Shri Mataji, by Your Grace, please give me the power of discrimination.”

Shri Mataji talks about the Hamsa Chakra

Advise from Shri Mataji about the Hamsa Chakra
“It is, you know, placed between the two eyebrows and two eyes represent the left and the right side. So this centre is very much guided by our eyes, by our ears, by our nose, tongue, teeth, throat. Is a very important centre because the Vishuddhi, which has to look after sixteen petals, which, sixteen petals, which look after all these ear, nose, throat, different, different organs within us, also it has to communicate with the Viraat. So it has to pass through this centre of Hamsa Chakra. Hamsa Chakra is the very pivotal centre, which expresses auspiciousness in our awareness. That means, if this centre is alert and awakened, then we immediately know what is auspicious and what is not auspicious, or we can call it, we get the Divine Discretion… the light of the Spirit, which shines through your Hamsa Chakra, gives you wisdom. Wisdom doesn’t mean that you know how to argue things or you fight with people. No, it doesn’t mean that! Wisdom means how you take to the good side of everything, to enjoy it, this is Wisdom. And that you avoid all destructive things and take to something constructive.” (1992/09/13)

“Now, how can we improve our Hamsa then? It’s a big problem, because if our Hamsa is sick, is over-conditioned. The Kundalini cannot work on it; it just gives up. Now, so for Hamsa we use all these physical things. Like I said, put the ghee in the nose. Keep it in a way that it is nourished properly. Because Kundalini, if it tries to too much attack the Hamsa, it will have a problem. Problem because, as it is most of our time we spend in such a manner that your Hamsa things become – what you call the epithelial cells, the linings – become dried out. When the Kundalini rises, She may try to create a problem more for that dryness – maybe. So it is kept out, but it has an effect in the sense that even if there is a light outside, it can fall inside.”

“So it’s not the Kundalini directly that affects your Hamsa. It is like when the Kundalini awakens, you yourself see now that a person is, whether he is fair complexion or dark complexion, he is a human being. You reason it out and Hamsa clears up. Then you see yourself that, “Oh, I’m very egoistical.” You start seeing yourself through your Agnya, start seeing that, “I’m so conditioned.” So you reason it out, and that’s how you correct your conditionings. This is what is Hamsa chakra.”

RESOURCES - Shri Mataji's Photos for Meditation

Using Shri Mataji’s photograph for meditation

We have found that by meditating in front of Shri Mataji’s photographs, our Subtle system comes into balance and is cleared through the positive vibrations that are emitted from her photographs. As result, we become more relaxed and calmer as we experience the inner joy of the Spirit in our heart. We follow the traditional respect and protocol of not placing our feet pointing towards the meditation table and meditate with shoes removed. We can sit on a chair or floor, whichever is the most comfortable.

If you wish to use Shri Mataji’s photograph, then it’s best to place the photo in a frame and use a small candle in front of the photo when meditating. Please contact us if you’d like us to email you other photos of Shri Mataji (in different sizes)  for your meditation at [email protected]

Meditation Photos

All images are in jpg format and are ready for printing. For best print quality, use a high resolution printer or take the files, on a USB stick, to a digital photo lab for printing.

Image sizes available

  • 4″ x 6″ (10cm x 15cm) 1800 x 1200 pixels. Average file size for each image is approx 250KBs.
  • 6″ x 8″ (15 x 20cm) 2400 x 3200 pixels. Average file size for each image is approx 350KBs.

How to download: To download an image, right-click on the ‘Download’ link and save the file to your computer or device.

Using Shri Mataji’s Photograph

Short video of Shri Mataji explaining why we use her photograph for meditation.

 

Meditation Card

This Meditation Card contains general instructions on how to meditate with a photo of Shri Mataji and the Affirmations exercise.

Download the Meditation Card

RESOURCES - Useful links and websites

Free meditation classes and resources to help you discover the unique technique of Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

Resources
  • Resources area – Subtle system/chakras, Glossary of Terms, printed guides, meditative music, video and audio meditations, balancing techniques and talks by Shri Mataji (founder).
  • More about Sahaja Yoga – What is Meditation? Who can do meditation? What does it cost? Who teaches the meditation? Who teaches the meditation? Getting started.
  • More about Shri Mataji – Founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation. Shri Mataji quietly transformed lives. For more than forty years, she travelled internationally, offering free public lectures and the experience of self-realization to all, regardless of race, religion or circumstance.
  • Nirmala Vidya Amruta – References to all of Shri Mataji’s talks if you want to look up a particular ailment/issue and find out Shri Mataji’s solutions to it.
  • Meditation music – Selection of music to enhance the meditation experience.
  • Resources for children – Sahaja Yogi parents who are trying to make meditation for children different and interesting for them. (Password to website is Gananayaka)
  • Online daily meditations on YouTube, Facebook and Zoom.
  • Audio podcast website On Apple podcastOn Google podcast.
  • Video podcast websiteOn Apple podcast.
  • Sahaja Yogis Experiences –  Sahaja Yogis share their experiences, re-collections of memories and encounters with Shri Mataji and the practice of Sahaja Yoga. Find out about Shri Mataji’s life, and enjoy pictures taken over more than three decades in five continents.
  • Australian classes – in over 80 locations.
  • Worldwide centres – in over 100 countries.
  • Subscribe to Newsletter. – To be notified of online events, workshops and other events.
  • Contact Us – If you have any questions about our meditation then please don’t hesitate to contact us.
RESOURCES - Glossary of Terms

While participating in our sessions, you will come across several terms that may be new to you. This is an overview of the most commonly used terms…

All Pervading Power
God Almighty. Known by many names including Shiva, Allah and Yaweh.

Attention
The faculty of applying the mind and interest. Under pressure it can become short-spanned and undisciplined but through Sahaja Yoga Meditation the faculty can become focused and productive.

Balancing and Clearing
If the attention is majorly focused on right-sided activities (thinking, action, the future) or left side (reflection, emotion, the past) blockages can occur. Meditative clearing removes these blockages and allows the system to gain balance in the centre (mental silence, peace, now).

Catches
Catches occur when the efficient function of chakras is impaired. These catches block the passage of kundalini and are the causes of varying problems. When these damaged charkras are repaired through meditation the problems disappear.

Central Channel
This is the channel through which the kundalini flows. It is opened when self realisation takes place and it is the through-flow of kundalini which brings about real and enriching meditation.

Chakras
These are the subtle energy centres located at the main nerve plexuses along the spine. There are seven main chakras in the human system and they relate to stages of evolution, the seventh, at the top of the head being activated by self realisation.

Cool Breeze
The energy manifested from the top of the head when self realisation takes place. It can be felt as a warmish breeze-like sensation. After meditation the energy cools down and is known as the cool breeze.

Difference between Yoga and Meditation
Yoga is the union of the kundalini with the great energy of creation that surrounds us (self realisation). Meditation takes place as a result of that joining.

Guru
Spiritual teacher, guide. Someone with their self realisation who assists others to gain their yoga.

Kundalini
The mothering energy that resides in the sacrum bone at the base of the spine. When self realisation takes place this energy uncoils, rising through the chakras and the top of the head.

Inner Peace
Being free from mental activity. Not being concerned with memory or plans but being in the ‘now’.

Joy
Happens when deep meditation takes place. A all-embracing sense of relaxed well-being.

Kundalini Awakening
Kundalini resides in three-and-a-half coils at the base of the spine. When self realisation or kundalini awakening takes place, this energy uncoils and rises through the chakras to manifest at the top on the head.

Left Channel
This rises along the left side of the spine but at the forehead crosses into the right hemisphere of the brain to become the superego. It is concerned with emotion, the past, insecurity, conditioning and, if the attention become heavily focused into it, it can cause depression and many painful diseases.

Meditation
It is a state of relaxation without mental activity. It is calming, peaceful and opens the inner pathways to health, knowledge and spiritual deepening.

Right Channel
This rises along the right side of the spine but at the forehead crosses into the left hemisphere of the brain to become the ego. It is concerned with action, the future, planning and, if the attention becomes heavily focused into it, it can cause anger, tensions and many painless diseases.

Sahaja Yoga Meditation
The word ‘Sahaja’ in Sanskrit has two components: ‘Saha’ is ‘with’ and ‘ja’ is ‘born’ – the literal translation is “innate”. Yoga means union with the divine. So, Sahaja Yoga means spontaneous and born with you meaning that the kundalini is born within us and can be awakened spontaneously, without effort. This is Self Realisation

Self Realisation
This is the yoga, the union, the joining of the individual spirit with the great energy of creation. It happens when the kundalini (life force) rises from its home in the sacrum bone along the spine and pierces the fontanelle at the top of the head.

Shri Mataji
The founder of Sahaja Yoga. She was born in 1923 in Chhindwara, India. Her father was a lawyer who spoke fourteen languages and was the first Christian Member of the Indian Parliament. Her mother was the first woman in India to receive an honours degree in mathematics. The family was deeply involved in the Indian fight for independence. Shri Mataji married C.P. Shrivastava, a diplomat who became Secretary General of the UN Maritime Organisation. She has two daughters and four grandchildren. In 1970 she discovered a way of granting spontaneous self realisation. She then travelled the world holding programs, giving self realisation and informing people of Sahaja Yoga.

Spirit
The reflection of divinity within each human subtle energy system.

Spirituality
An intense interest in the non-material aspects of life, reality and existence after death

Subtle System
The network of chakras, channels and kundalini which define the nature of a human being at any given time. (See more here)

Thoughtless Awareness
Is meditation. All thinking stops although the consciousness of sounds around us remains. The traditional name for this very pleasant and rewarding state is mental silence.

Vibrations
The cool pulsing that a realised person feels (often on the palms of the hand) when the attention is focused on something or someone in balance.

Yoga
The pathway to, and gaining of, self realisation. Rajah Yoga is the pathway along the right channel, Bakthi Yoga uses the left channel ‘Sahaja means born-with or spontaneous. So Sahaja Yoga draws attention to the fact that the union (self realisation) can be gained spontaneously by way of mechanisms one is born with.

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Daily session recordings and handouts

Video recordings and materials from the 21 Day sessions are available here.

PART 1: Awaken the energy & Know Thyself

DAY 1 to DAY 9 | Saturday 31st July to Sunday 8th August 2021

Daily video recordings and resources for DAY 1 to DAY 9
DAY 1: TO KNOW THYSELF IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM (Saturday 31st July 2021)

“You cannot know the meaning of your life, until you are connected to the power that created you” Shri Mataji – Founder

Get your self realisation and start your journey of Meditation.

 

DAY 2: KNOW YOURSELF & KNOW THE UNIVERSE (Sunday 1st August 2021)

“Only after Self-Realisation, and only then, is there a direct experience of the Spirit. It then manifests its powers in the human personality, and it’s light enlightens the consciousness into a new awareness. The divine intelligence of the Spirit radiates on all sides.” Shri Mataji – Founder

Strengthen your Self Realisation and learn simple exercises to help establish and maintain a meditative state and to protect your aura.

DAY 3: KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU (Monday 2nd August 2021)

Being in the present moment allows us to go beyond thought. In an increasingly busy, modern world, for most people this is a unique time. It’s a peaceful time when we can actually stop thinking about what is going to happen, or what has already happened. Learn how to balance your emotions and actions, so you can enjoy the present.

DAY 4: BETTER TO CHANGE AN OPINION THAN PERSIST IN A WRONG ONE (Tuesday 3rd August 2021)

“It is a myth, mind itself is a myth. And we can make computers; we also can make our own mind. So one has to go beyond this mind to know the reality, to know the absolute truth.” “So what is the truth? The truth is that you are not this body, this mind, this ego, these emotions, but you are the pure spirit.”
Shri Mataji – Founder

A channel is referred to as “Nadi” in Sanskrit. You can think of a channel as an enclosed passage. With the correct balance of the energies of left and right channels you can ascend further in your spirituality.

DAY 5: TRUTH IS THE HIGHEST VIRTUE, BUT HIGHER IS TRUTHFUL LIVING (Wednesday 4th August 2021)

“Truth is there is a subtle living power which is the Divine Love which does all the living work. All the religions have talked about it, all the religions have said that you must get your self-realization, your second birth, in different, different ways. And all the religions have said that there is this subtle power of Divine Love which is formless.” Shri Mataji – Founder

Learn about the virtues of the energy centres within us and how you can imbibe those virtues in your personality through meditation.

DAY 6: REALITY IS MERELY AN ILLUSION (FOOTSOAKING) Thursday 5th August 2021)

“If we are in the ocean, our ship should be seaworthy. Then any kind of illusion is not going to deter us if we are seaworthy.” Shri Mataji – Founder

When the day is over, relax by soaking your feet in salt water. This is best done at night before going to bed. Place your feet in a basin of cool or luke-warm* water containing a handful of salt (water and earth elements). This technique is called Footsoak and is extremely helpful to calm down your mind and body. It also helps clear the ocean of illusion and assist the seeker to attain self-mastery.

How to prepare for the Footsoaking session

During this session, we will guide you through a clearing techniques to bring balance to your inner subtle system and energy centres. The technique is called ‘Footsoaking’

Before the start of this session webcast, please have the items below available so you can participate in the session:

Items required:

  • A Footsoak bowl: A plastic or metal bowl for soaking your feet. It should be deep enough so you can put your feet flat in it and cover your ankles, if possible. Fill the Footsoak bowl with cool or warm water.
  • Half a cup of table or cooking salt. (Not Epsom salts)
  • Jug or bottle of clean water to rinse your feet when finished.
  • A towel/cloth or paper towels to dry your feet after rinsing your feet.

Footsoak treatment
(We’ll show you how to do this treatment during the webcast.)

DAY 7: LEAD YOUR OWN PATH OF ENLIGHTENMENT (Friday 6th August 2021)

“Freedom is when you really get to know your own powers which are within you. You see yourself clearly and start changing yourself.” Shri Mataji – Founder

Let’s learn about the emotional ups and downs within us and how to overcome them and keep ourselves in balance.

DAY 8: LET THE LIGHT OF THE SPIRIT SHINE (CANDLE TREATMENT) (Saturday 7th August 2021)
‘Candle treatment’

This treatment is used to clear our ‘left channel’ of imbalances. As a safety precaution, do not do this treatment if you are wearing loose clothes or near any combustible materials. Take great care. You can sit on a chair or the floor for this session.

Before the start of this session, please have the items below available so you can participate in the session:

  • A small candle in a holder or secured to a plate.
  • Matches/lighter.

Candle treatment
(We’ll show you how to do this treatment during the webcast.)

DAY 9: ONLY OUR ASCENT IS IMPORTANT (Sunday 8th August 2021)
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PART 2: Spiritual Ascent – The Chakras

DAY 10 to DAY 16 | Monday 9th to Sunday 15th August 2021

Daily video recordings and resources for DAY 10 to DAY 16
OVERVIEW OF THE DAY 10 to DAY 16 SESSIONS

During this week’s sessions, we will learn more about each of the Chakras of our Subtle System and how we can use Sahaja Yoga techniques to enhance their qualities and clear any blockages, if required. Please explore the information below to familiarize yourself with the Subtle System and the Chakras which will be further discussed during each day.

The Subtle System

Our Subtle System consists of 3 Channels and 7 main Chakras. The right and left channels are the physical support of our sympathetic nervous system and the central channel is the physical support of our parasympathetic nervous system.

Energy Centres – the Chakras:

1. The Mooladhara Chakra (Innocence)
1a. The Kundalini (Mothering energy)
2. The Swadishthan Chakra (Creativity)
3. The Nabhi Chakra (Peace)
3a. The Void (the Guru principle)
4. The Anahatha Chakra (Love and Compassion)
5. The Vishuddhi Chakra (Collectivity)
6. The Agnya Chakra (Forgiveness)
7. The Sahasrara Chakra (Integration).

Energy Channels – the Nadis:

A. The Right Channel (Physical and mental activity)
B. The Left Channel (Emotions and desires)
C. The Central Channel (Ascent and spiritual growth)

  • Our Right channel (yellow line), governs our physical, creative or mental activity. It is the channel of action and the future.
  • Our Left channel (blue line), manages our emotions and desires. It is the channel of our past.
  • The Central channel (white line), manages our autonomous functions ( heartbeat, etc…). The Kundalini energy rises up the central channel when we receive our Self-Realisation. It is the channel of our spiritual evolution, the Present.
  • The Chakras – the Sanskrit word “chakra” means “wheel”. These energy centers or chakras ( numbers 1 to 7 in above diagram) correspond to our main nervous plexuses in the body. Each chakra has its own qualities.

By regular practice of Sahaja Yoga meditation, you obtain the knowledge of your chakras, how to improve and look after them, in a very natural and spontaneous way. Your innate qualities start to manifest themselves. You can feel the state of your subtle system and by using simple techniques, you can maintain it in a balanced state.

DAY 10: The Mooladhara Chakra WHAT IS THE BASIS OF OUR EXISTENCE? (Monday 9th August 2021)

Learn from beginning more about the first energy centre known as the ‘Mooladhara Chakra’ in Sanskrit. Mooladhara (Base Support) Chakra is the base of the subtle system and one of the most important energy centres in our body with virtues of purity, innocence, wisdom & much more.

“This innocence never gets destroyed because it is eternal, but it may happen that it will get covered with some clouds by our mistakes that we commit. But once you get your Realization, your innocence is re-established, manifests, and you become innocent” – Shri Mataji (Founder)

  • Guide to the Mooladhara Chakra – Covers the Mooladhara’s characteristics, its qualities and benefits and to how clear and keep this chakra in balance.

DAY 11: The Swadishthan Chakra CONNECTING TO THE PURE DESIRE (Tuesday 10th August 2021)

Awaken the pure desire within you to overcome all the stress, worries and over activity. Join us in this guided meditation to connect to the pure desire within you which will be your guide in this spiritual journey.
Learn more about the energy centre known as the ‘Swadhishthana Chakra’ in Sanskrit. Swadhishthana Chakra is the centre of creativity, pure knowledge & pure desire.

“The aim of your life is to seek your spirit.” Shri Mataji – Founder

Guide to the Swadishthan Chakra – Covers the Swadishthan’s characteristics, its qualities and benefits and to how clear and keep this chakra in balance.

DAY 12: The Nabhi Chakra & Void Area HOW TO RELAX AN ANXIOUS MIND (Wednesday 11th August 2021)

Let’s do a footsoak and clear the Nabhi chakra and Void area in our subtle system, which hold the virtues of peace, satisfaction, generosity and much more.
Join us in this guided meditation session to let go all the stress and enjoy the true peace within.

“There can be no peace in the world until there is peace within.” Shri Mataji – Founder

  • Guide to the Nabhi Chakra – Covers the Nabhi’s characteristics, its qualities and benefits and to how clear and keep this chakra in balance.
  • Guide to the Void area – Covers the Void’s characteristics, its qualities and benefits and to how clear and keep this chakra in balance.

DAY 13: The Heart Chakra LOVE IS THE MOST DYNAMIC POWER (Thursday 12th August 2021)

“The most dynamic power in this world is that of Love” Shri Mataji – Founder

Let’s learn more about the Heart Chakra, it’s qualities, characteristics and how to balance this energy center.

  • Guide to the Heart Chakra – Covers the Void’s characteristics, its qualities and benefits and to how clear and keep this chakra in balance.

DAY 14: The Vishuddhi Chakra THE POWER OF WITNESSING (Friday 13th August 2021)

“Attention should not be bound by your attachments” Shri Mataji – Founder

Let’s learn about the Vishuddhi Chakra and learn to imbibe it’s qualities of connection with the all pervading power, detachment and witnessing state.

  • Guide to the Vishuddhi Chakra – Covers the Vishuddhi characteristics, its qualities and benefits and to how clear and keep this chakra in balance.

DAY 15: The Agnya & Sahasrara Chakras FORGIVENESS & INTEGRATION (Saturday 14th August 2021)

“Forgiveness is the greatest weapon that God has given us.” Shri Mataji – Founder

Let’s learn to forgive (Agnya Chakra) and be connected to the all pervading power of the Divine through the Sahasrara Chakra.

  • Guide to the Agnya Chakra – Covers the Agnya’s characteristics, its qualities and benefits and to how clear and keep this chakra in balance.
  • Guides to the Sahasrara Chakra – Covers the Sahasrara’s characteristics, its qualities and benefits and to how clear and keep this chakra in balance.

DAY 16: CLEARING, BALANCING & MEDITATION WORKSHOP (Sunday 15th August 2021)

We invite to our online workshop where you will have the opportunity to interact with an experienced practitioner who will provide a tailored Clearing, Balancing and a Meditation session just for you.

Please join in – even if you missed a session.
Join with Zoom for interactive session or use YouTube.
  • Please make the most of this workshop and please allow for 90 minutes at least.
  • Session will start at 8:45pm Sydney time.
  • These workshops will be done in very small groups where you will get a chance to interact with an experienced Sahaja yoga practitioner, and based on your situation and needs, a meditation can be facilitated just for you.
  • Tools required: Bring yourself with an open mind along with a Footsoak bucket, candle and ice pack.
  • We will do Footsoak and demonstrate the candling techniques in the main session which will be also available on YouTube. The personal interactive workshop in breakout rooms are only available if you join through Zoom. 

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PART 3: Nirvicharita (Thoughtlessness) through meditation

DAY 17 to DAY 22 | Monday 16th to Saturday 21st August 2021

Daily video recordings and resources for DAY 17 to DAY 22
DAY 17: MEDITATION IS A STATE OF MENTAL SILENCE (Monday 16th August 2021)

“Meditation is the only way you can grow.. because when you meditate, you are in silence. You are in thoughtless awareness. Then the growth of awareness takes place.” – Shri Mataji (Founder)

Footsoaking and three channel balancing, followed by a Meditation and a talk by Shri Mataji. Also introducing a prayer or poem in Sanskrit to help empower the base energy chakra and strengthen your meditations.

DAY 18: GO DEEPER INTO MEDITATION (Tuesday 17th August 2021)

Enhance the experience of meditation by going deeper into the silence within us.

“Only in meditation you are in present and you grow in your spirituality.” – Shri Mataji (Founder)

DAY 19: GO BEYOND THE MIND INTO THOUGHTLESS AWARENESS (Wednesday 18th August 2021)

Footsoaking and three channel balancing, followed by a Meditation and a talk by Shri Mataji – Founder of Sahaja Yoga.

We will also listen to a poem in Sanskrit to help empower the base energy chakra to help strengthen your meditations.

DAY 20: HOW TO PROLONG THE STATE OF THOUGHTLESS AWARENESS (Thursday 19th August 2021)

How to stop reflecting after Self Realisation and going deeper into meditation.

“Innately, within us resides the spirit which wants to enlighten you,to give you the peace, the bliss and the joy of our being.” – Shri Mataji

DAY 21: THE END IS JUST THE BEGINNING (Friday 20th August 2021)

Presented by our wonderful hosts, this session will guide you through the footsoak clearance, followed by Meditation and a Talk by Shri Mataji – Founder of Sahaja Yoga.

We will also tell you what after this course and how to continue with your journey further in Meditation.

If you have missed a few sessions, don’t worry you can still join this session and we will guide you further.

Hope to see you there for the Finale! 😇

DAY 22: CLEARING, BALANCING & MEDITATION WORKSHOP - For Regulars and Newcomers (Saturday 21st August 2021)

We invite to our online workshop where you will have the opportunity to interact with an experienced practitioner who will provide a tailored Clearing, Balancing and a Meditation session just for you.

Please see the items required to prepare for the Footsoak and Candle Treatment before joining the Workshop. See Footsoaking and Candle items.

For Regulars and Newcomers.  Please join in – even if you missed a session or a new to our meditation.

  • Join with Zoom for interactive session or use YouTube.
  • Please make the most of this workshop and please allow for 90 minutes at least.
  • Session will start at 8:45pm Sydney time.
  • These workshops will be done in very small groups where you will get a chance to interact with an experienced Sahaja yoga practitioner, and based on your situation and needs, a meditation can be facilitated just for you.
  • Tools required: Bring yourself with an open mind along with a Footsoak bucket, candle and ice pack.
  • We will do Footsoak and demonstrate the candling techniques in the main session which will be also available on YouTube. The personal interactive workshop in breakout rooms are only available if you join through Zoom.

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Question & Answer Sessions

This is a compilation of Questions & Answers from the sessions that are held after some of the daily meditation sessions. Participants submit questions to our Sahaja Yoga practitioners regarding Sahaja Yoga techniques. Answers provided should not be treated as medical advice.

Question & Answer Sessions
Does the Kundalini remain awakened for years?

Q) Does the Kundalini remain awakened  for years? (Had an experience in 2015 but couldn’t feel anything today)

A) It will not remain awakened. We need to meditate regularly so that our kundalini rises more and  more  to establish our Self realisation.

What’s the translation of Sahaja?

Q) What’s the Sanskrit translation of Sahaja ?

A) Sahaja Means: Spontaneous, Yoga means: Connection with Divine

Spontaneous union with the Divine and it come naturally

What is thoughtless awareness?
Q) What is thoughtless awareness?
A) Thoughtless awareness is the state where our mind is not swinging to the past or the future but we are thoughtless (in mental silence) but at the same time aware of our surroundings and what we are feel.
It was great - still no cool breeze.
Q) It was great – still no cool breeze. Did have vibrations in hands, however. Thank you everyone!
A) Your hands will be able to feel the cool breeze over time with regular practice.
Feeling sleepy in meditation

Q) I laid down for 10 mins as I got sleepy between the meditation.. is it okay?

A) If there is an obstacle in your left side of the stomach or You tend to sleep. Do the below step for a few min you will feel better.

Action :-  Place your  left palm on your lap and the right palm on the earth.

Affirmation:-  MotherPlease cleanse my left channel

Can we stretch our legs while meditating?
Q) Can we stretch our legs while meditating?
A) Slightly we can move our hands and legs a little bit, make ourselves comfortable with sitting position with the light movement of your hands and legs. Sit comfortably on a chair, or on the sofa. But our focus is on the experience of Self Realisation is not disturbed.
If you’re not well you can relax comfortably.
Gasper's music
Q) Can I get more links to Gasper’s music it was amazing
A) Yes it is in the website.
21 days website has all the resources in it.
I feel Kundalini very powerfully
Q) Sometimes, randomly outside of meditation, I feel kundalini very powerfully; like cold flames bursting from my head and palms. Is this normal/OK?
A) You may feel this experience in form of the cool breeze flowing on the top of the head. Based on the place you are there, if it is an awakened place or if your attention is on the top the head you may feel the cool breeze flowing.
Can I continue with daily breathing exercises
Q) I do daily breathing exercises; can I continue while doing 21 days meditation
A) You can use breathing exercises, as you can see in our Sahaja yoga sessions we use other exercises like Affirmations and left and right balancing techniques that cleanse us inside. So try regularly these exercises as affirmations , music also as a practise it will help you.
Do we need to sit straight?
Q) Do we need to sit straight? Can we seat however we want?
A) It’s always advisable to sit in a comfortable manner on a floor or on a chair but while sitting in any position, we should not slouch. It’s good to keep our back straight but not to such an extent that it starts hurting. When we are comfortable then only we will be able to focus otherwise the senses of the body will keep distracting us. So better to sit straight but in a comfortable manner so that Kundalini can rise and pierce through our chakras.
Physical and mental health problems
Q) If you have a lot of complex illnesses, physical and mental health problems do you have to be careful about doing the meditations or will it be more painful?
A) There is no pain in Sahaja Yoga. But you can use particular treatment for your mental or physical illness.
Many physical and mental illnesses are caused by imbalances in our subtle system. As the kundalini rises through Sahaja Yoga meditation, it gently cleanses the blockages in our subtle system and nurtures it, like a mother caring for her child. There are also many different Sahaj techniques that could help treating the root cause of the problem through our subtle system.
What is yog Nidra?
Q) What is yog Nidra?
A) It’s a state where a person is not aware of the outside world and goes completely in the inner world where as in “Sahaja Yoga” we are fully aware of our surroundings and try to be in thoughtlessness – thoughtless awareness state
What can you do if you weren’t able to relax concentrate?
Q) What can you do if you weren’t able to relax concentrate or keep focus
Ans) Many times it happens that we are not able to focus and relax so it’s best to do meditation with music. If it’s difficult for you to close your eyes, then don’t force yourself to just open your eyes. Feel the music inside your being and then when you feel a sense of peace then close your eyes . You can also see the flame of a lamp. It also helps in calming you down and taking away all your thoughts troubling your mind.
In both hands should we feel cool?
Q) In both hands should we feel cool?
A) Yes. It’s always good to feel cool on both the hands but sometimes our left side energy is more consumed up then our right side and vice versa so the vibrations and coolness might vary in different hands. This also means we have to balance our right and left side.
Does this meditation help our worldly life?
Q) Does this meditation help our worldly life or is it only for a cool feel?
A) This meditation will bring a balance in your worldly life. When your chakras get cleansed, all your mental, social, financial, spiritual problems will be getting better from the roots as the problems are getting solved.
Can we stretch our legs while meditating?

Q) Can we stretch our legs while meditating?

A) Slightly we can move our hands and legs a little bit, make ourselves comfortable with sitting position with the light movement of your hands and legs.Sit comfortably on a chair, or on the sofa. But our focus is on the experience of self realisation is not disturbed.

If you’re not well you can relax comfortably.

Rocking during the meditation

Q) I started rocking a little bit during the meditation. Is this okay?

A) Sometimes it may be felt  during Kundalini rising as it is rising clearing out our inner channels and you may feel some sensations and  this is reduced by regular Sahaja yoga  meditation practise

Close our crown chakra after meditation?

Q) Do we need to close our crown chakra after meditation?

A) We don’t really have to do that with our Crown chakra. If you see while doing the bandhan, we are tying our own energy at top of our head so that our attention is stabilised and we become thoughtless

Tingling

Q) I didn’t feel any tingling session.What I did wrong?

A) With regular Practise of Sahaja Yoga meditation, we can feel this rise of kundalini within us and on the hands.

No cool

Q) I did not felt cool please tell why

A) It’s fine not to feel the cool breeze at first instance, maybe due to some blockages in our subtle system . Once you start meditating then kundalini will rise and clear your blockages and open up the petals of your chakras . When blossoming will start inside you then you can feel the bloom in your senses as a cool breeze .

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Why 21 Day course for peace through spiritual awakening?

Little by little, we practice every day to cleanse our inner system using powerful techniques of Sahaja Yoga Meditation. This is a spiritual meditation whereby we awaken the inner energy that gently brings positive change within us – making us more balanced, peaceful and joyous. As you participate in the daily classes, you will notice increasing gap between your thoughts and feeling more relaxed, peaceful and spiritual. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is always free and practiced in more than 100 countries

 

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