Daily Meditation Course – January 2022

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Journey Within
Meditation Course

A Spiritual Journey of Awakening, Nurturing, and Deepening our Connection

This course aims to guide you on your journey within, through progressively deepening meditation experience and knowledge. Workshops and one-on-one help are available to support your meditation practice and deepen your connection with your spirit.

The course consists of two parts: 21 consecutive days in which the basics of meditation are explained, followed by twice a week courses which have a stronger practical component.

The 21-day course concluded on January 30th and the next part of the course runs from Thursday February 3rd, with online sessions twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays.

In the second part of this course, we journey deeper into the roots of our subtle body and higher in our spiritual ascent. The program comprises presentations of Shri Mataji’s teachings, practical workshops, interactive discussions, music and most importantly meditation, to strengthen your vibratory awareness, understanding of the subtle system, and your connection to the all-pervading power.

Join us on Zoom for interactive sessions or simply watch live on YouTube. All sessions will be recorded so you can access them anytime to suit your time zone or schedule. See daily recordings below.

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is always free and is practiced in more than 100 countries.

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Course Structure

Week 1: Awakening – Connecting with your spirit
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Week 2: Nurturing – Cleansing your subtle body
(Completed)

Week 3: Deepening – Strengthening your connection
(Completed)

After week 3: Twice weekly follow-up programs – Continue the Journey Within

Live daily sessions and Recordings

21 Days Journey Within Meditation Course (Week 1-3) and Twice weekly Follow-up Programs Continue the Journey Within
Live sessions and video recordings from the sessions are available here.
Monday 10th to 30th January 2022 (Completed)

WEEK 1 (Day 1 to Day 7) Awakening – Connecting with your spirit | Monday 10th to Sunday 16th January 2022
DAY 1: Know thyself | Monday 10th January 2022

We are not this mind, this body, these emotions. Beyond the material world that surrounds us, we are something much higher, more subtle. With Sahaja Yoga meditation, find your true Self and know who you really are.

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DAY 2: Seeking the truth | Tuesday 11th January 2022
We are seekers of truth, but why are we seeking? The need comes from our evolutionary process of a living energy within us. But first, we have to know within what we are really seeking.

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DAY 3: The journey within | Wednesday 12th January 2022
We must become the Spirit, which is the reflection of God within ourselves. When we meditate, we take a journey within towards God.

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DAY 4: The source of love | Thursday 13th January 2022
Spirit is the source of love within us. Become the spirit and enjoy the love.

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DAY 5: Drop in the ocean | Friday 14th January 2022
In meditation we become a drop in the ocean. The microcosm becomes macrocosm. Our being becomes part and parcel of the whole.

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DAY 6: Become the truth | Saturday 15th January 2022
Beyond seeing and understanding the truth is becoming the truth. When we become one with the whole, we enjoy the balance. It is real and perfect bliss.

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DAY 7: Thoughtless awareness | Sunday 16th January 2022
When we are in meditation, we are in thoughtless awareness in which the Divine works. There is no thought, no reaction, only pure joy.

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WEEK 2 (Day 8 to Day 14) Nurturing – Cleansing your subtle body | Monday 17th to Sunday 23rd January 2022
DAY 8: Vibratory awareness | Monday 17th January 2022

The time has come for us to recognise the truth completely, through the waves of vibrations. Because inside us a new awareness – a vibratory awareness – has developed. Our awareness has been enlightened.

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DAY 9: Letting go of the past | Tuesday 18th January 2022

Truth is beyond beliefs and conditionings from personal experiences and background. Let go of the past through meditation, and let it dissolve in the ocean of the present moment.

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DAY 10: The pure desire | Wednesday 10th January 2022

The power within us has to rise, which has to manifest itself, because of our pure desire. Why are we meditating? It is for the pure desire of compassion and love to be awakened within us.

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DAY 11: Spontaneity | Thursday 20th January 2022

Our enslavement to matter stops us from seeing the Spirit. Spontaneity is the beauty of the Spirit and Self-Realisation is a natural and spontaneous process. It is the next step in our evolution.

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DAY 12: Joy of the spirit | Friday 21st January 2022

When the vibrations are flowing, the Spirit is emitting through our central nervous system, the joy that is the quality of our Spirit. When you start feeling the joy, you don’t want to give up.

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DAY 13: Beyond the mind | Saturday 22nd January 2022

Without Self-Realisation, we are not in touch with reality, with the all-pervading power, which is everywhere in a very subtle way. It is absolute, which is beyond thought, beyond mind.

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DAY 14: Practical well being | Sunday 23rd January 2022

Meditation is the only way you can grow. Meditation is a thoughtless state of balance. It is a silent joy. Learn some practical tools to balance your subtle body.

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WEEK 3 (Day 15 to Day 21) Deepening – Strengthening your connection | Monday 24th to Sunday 30th January 2022
DAY 15: Introspection | Monday 24th January 2022
To introspect is to reflect the light within and see for ourselves: how far I have come and how far I have yet to go.

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DAY 16: Purify your attention | Tuesday 25th January 2022

Spiritual growth is to be achieved by purifying our attention, and to purify this attention is to keep our Agnya Chakra open and be in thoughtless awareness. Watch where your attention is.

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DAY 17: 6 enemies of the soul | Wednesday 26th January 2022
As a person grows in their love, all the enemies of the soul – lust, anger, greed, jealousy, attachment, and vanity – gradually get dissolved.

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DAY 18: The sound of silence | Thursday 27th January 2022
Sound waves can carry vibrations, and sounds with the right vibrations can clear out our chakras.

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DAY 19: Detached witness | Friday 28th January 2022
Once we are detached in our witnessing state, the pure love automatically starts flowing. Try to witness everything in its reality and see for yourself how and why you are attached to something.

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DAY 20: Collectivity | Saturday 29th January 2022
To be collective is to be joyous, to progress. Now we have entered the Kingdom of God, we are part and parcel of a collective being. We are no longer alone.

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DAY 21: Surrendering | Sunday 30th January 2022
If you are surrendered, your power of love is heightened. It is joyous to surrender because you are not sacrificing anything but your own ego.

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FOLLOW-UP Continue the Journey Within | Starting Thursday 3rd February, then every Monday and Thursday
DAY 22: The subtlety within | Thursday 3rd February 2022

Accept the subtleties within you which take you to the realm of joy, to the realm of collectivity. Feel within you the subtlety of love and compassion that is God.
This session focuses on understanding our subtle body and our connection to the all-pervading power.

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DAY 23: Your hands will speak | Monday 7th February 2022
Once our self-realization takes place, all the rights and the wrongs that have been done or are being done are known through the vibrations being emitted from not just our hands and feet, but the whole body. Thus, on the vibratory level, everything is known, not only about ourselves but also about others.

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DAY 24: The fifth dimension | Thursday 10th February 2022
When the kundalini rises and pierces the seventh chakra it opens the fifth dimension. It enlightens the brain and the true self is experienced. The mind and the intellect are transcended and they become the instrument of the spirit instead of the ego.
This session focuses on understanding your power and the collective consciousness within.

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DAY 25: Kundalini - Your Inner Energy | Monday 14th February 2022
When the kundalini rises and pierces the seventh chakra it opens the fifth dimension. It enlightens the brain and the true self is experienced. The mind and the intellect are transcended and they become the instrument of the spirit instead of the ego.
This session focuses on understanding your power and the collective consciousness within.

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DAY 26: AUM – the Primordial Sound of the Universe | Thursday 17th February 2022
“AUM” is the first sound that was made at the Big Bang, the beginning of our universe, and it resonates within our being. “AUM” has the power to take us into meditation, and make us one with the silence and peace that is the vastness and power of the universe.
In this session, we will combine the powers of desire, creation and evolution through “AUM” to balance and clear our three channels.

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DAY 27: Mooladhara – Guardian of the Kundalini | Monday 21st February 2022
Mool means root. Dhara means support. Mooladhara means Supporter of the Roots and is located at the base of the spine. Mooladhara is the protector or guardian of the Kundalini and its ascent in the subtle system. Its qualities include innocence and purity which are the roots of our spiritual evolution.

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DAY 28: Swadhisthan – Centre of Creativity | Thursday 24 Feb 2022 8PM (Sydney time)
Swadhisthan is the chakra of creativity, pure attention and pure knowledge. It is the one which connects us to the inner source of inspiration, and enables us to experience the beauty around us. The pure knowledge given by this chakra is not mental, but direct perception of the reality, that can be felt in our palms and indicates our subtle blockages. Also this is the centre of pure, steady attention and power of concentration.

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DAY 29: Nabhi - Inner peace and contentment | Monday 28 Feb 2022 8PM (Sydney time)
The Nabhi chakra imparts several fundamental qualities, including generosity and the capacity to evolve. This chakra influences our “seeking”, giving us the capacity to evolve progressively to a higher state of life. Another key quality of the Nabhi chakra is contentment. It is through our Nabhi chakra that we may establish an ideal balance between all areas of our lives.

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DAY 30: Void – Ocean of illusion | Thursday 3 Mar 2022 8PM (Sydney time)
The Void is created by the outermost circular movement of the Swadisthan around the Nabhi chakra. It represents the ocean of creation obscured by the veils of illusion, that vacuum which separates our awareness from the absolute while we are still in the unenlightened state. When the Kundalini fills the void and rises, our attention is led out of the confusion and illusion into the awareness of the Spirit. This movement has been symbolised in our evolution with Moses leading his people across the Red Sea.

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DAY 31: Anahat - Seat of the Spirit | Monday 7 Mar 2022 8PM (Sydney time)
Heart is the home of Self, Soul, Spirit, Atma, all one and meaning the same. When we get our elf-realisation, we become the pure Spirit. Pure love, which enlightens all, is the true quality of the Heart (Anahat). The fundamental quality of the Anahat chakra is unconditional love – pure love that is detached, that gives without interest.

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DAY 32: Vishuddhi - Witness state | Thursday 10 Mar 2022 8PM (Sydney time)
In order to enter the witness state, we must practise detachment – detachment from thoughts, conditionings, emotions – by going into thoughtless awareness. As we mature in the ability to be a witness after realisation, our attention goes inside and we start watching things from inside out; and if they are outside, we must realise that we are not that. In this way, we strip away the layers of our identity to reveal our fundamental and indivisible essence, the Spirit.

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DAY 33: Agnya - Gateway to Heaven | Monday 14 Mar 2022 8PM (Sydney time)
The Agnya chakra is the gateway to our Sahasrara, which symbolises the purest spiritual realm. The primary quality of Agnya is forgiveness. It is through this chakra that we learn to forgive ourselves and others. Sahaja Yoga is the simplest way to purify our mind and intentions, connecting us to the higher power that created the universe.

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DAY 34: Sahasrara - Thousand-petaled lotus | Thursday 17 Mar 2022 8PM (Sydney time)
It is through the Sahasrara chakra that you are able to connect to the power that created you, and discover the meaning of your life. It represents your ultimate destination – the realisation of heaven on earth. The Sahasrara chakra covers the limbic area which has one thousand nerves. When the Kundalini rises and pierces this chakra, it awakens and enlightens all the nerves and we experience this as a cool breeze on the head.

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DAY 35: A Mother for All - A Tribute to Shri Mataji | Monday 21 Mar 2022 8PM (Sydney time)
So this Kundalini that is your Mother. She is there to supply you, nourish you, to look after you, to make you grow…
by giving you a higher personality, wider personality, deeper personality.

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DAY 36: The three Granthis - Knots of illusion | Thursday 24 Mar 2022 8PM (Sydney time)
The knots of the three channels are: the first knot created by our attention becoming entangled with matter and materialism; the second knot created by which we think that we can “do” something and achieve something in this world; and the third knot occurring on the central channel due to artificiality in seeking.
Sahaja Yogis should not aspire for the worldly success and worldly things but for auspicious things, so they get the blessings of God.

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DAY 37: Wisdom | Monday 28 Mar 2022 8PM (Sydney time)
The light of the spirit, which shines through your Hamsa Chakra, gives you wisdom.
Wisdom is a temperament. It is a quality of a personality which comes to you by balancing yourself.

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DAY 38: Eternal Bliss | Thursday 31 Mar 2022 8PM (Sydney time)
“You must establish yourself. You must respect your Realization. You can save the whole world. All wars will stop, all problems will disappear and human beings will live in eternal bliss and peace.
That’s what you are. You are eternal bliss and awareness. The consciousness, the pure consciousness.” — Shri Mataji

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Resources

Meditation Guides to download, meditative music, video and audio meditations and more resources and materials from this Course are available here.

Some information here is very ‘advanced’, so you should ensure you have completed the whole course and are regularly meditating so you can appreciate the information. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions about the material during the Course sessions or when you are in contact with one of our mentors.

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RESOURCES - Welcome to Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Welcome to Sahaja Yoga Meditation

“You cannot know the meaning of your life until you are connected to the Power that created you.”
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – Founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Your Self Realisation
Today, you have been introduced to Sahaja Yoga Meditation and received your Self Realisation. Self-Realisation occurs when the Kundalini, a mothering energy within all of us, is awakened and connects us to the all-pervading power.

Meditation
Through regular meditation, we strengthen our Kundalini to cleanse and balance our energy centres (chakras). Meditation allows us to go beyond our thoughts (thoughtless awareness) to experience inner peace and silence. Regular meditation only takes a few minutes and really works!

Try the meditation
Sit quietly for a few moments and hold out your hands, palms upward, towards the photograph. You may feel a cool or warm breeze and your thoughts may quieten. Continue meditating in silence for 5 to 10 minutes.

HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

About Sahaja Yoga Meditation
True meditation is a personal experience, where one goes beyond thoughts, worries, and upsets. One is calm and peaceful through ‘thoughtless awareness’- that is, no unwanted thoughts but fully aware. Sahaja Yoga meditation is used by millions globally, with minimal disruption to daily routines, to actually achieve inner balance, joy and improvements in mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Sahaja, Saha means ‘with’, Ja means ‘born’. Born with you. That is spontaneous. Yoga means Union with the Divine. So, Sahaja Yoga is the spontaneous union of your Self with the Divine.

Who is Shri Mataji?
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (or ‘Mother’, as she is affectionately known) founded Sahaja Yoga meditation in 1970. For over 40 years, she gave thousands of lectures and taught millions around the world how to meditate easily. Born in 1923 in India, she worked with Mahatma Gandhi and was very involved in India’s fight for independence. She was a mother and grandmother and a descendant of an Indian royal family.

The Subtle System
Overlaying our nervous system, resides a subtle system comprising of energy channels (‘Nadis’, see A to C on diagram) and centres of energy (‘Chakras’, see 1 to 7 on diagram). This system looks after our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual being. Upon ‘Self Realisation’, our spirit is awakened, and the subtle system connects to the all-pervading life force that nourishes and balances it through true meditation.

The Subtle System

How do I learn more?
To help you understand this new experience, you are invited to free online courses or weekly classes where collective meditations will establish your Self Realisation. You will learn how to maintain inner balance throughout the day and read and correct any imbalances in your subtle system. Classes are held in over 100 countries worldwide. Suitable for newcomers and regular meditators. No booking needed and everything is provided. Classes are always free of charge.

More Information & Online Resources
Online resources with video and audio meditations, meditative music, balancing techniques, printed guides and talks by Shri Mataji (founder). Live Streaming meditation webcasts. Podcasts with guided meditations, music and talks. Newsletter sign up for news and events.

RESOURCES - Meditation & Balancing Guide
Use this Guide to learn simple meditation and balancing techniques to help you experience the peace of true meditation. If this is your first meditation, then please follow the ‘Affirmation for Meditation’ steps for your Self-Realisation to activate your inner-being.

Download Meditation & Balancing Guide

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.
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🌹 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.

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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 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


Vishwa Shanthi – Universal Silence
A presentation from the Late P.K. Salve Academy of Music and Fine Arts in India.

Sahaja Yogis from around the world attended the Academy to harness their Self Realisation to learn and develop their artistic skills. While at the academy, they produced this beautiful music that is influenced by western and traditional Indian styles.

  1. Vishwa Shanthi - Universal Silence - 01 - Universal Silence
  2. Vishwa Shanthi - Universal Silence - 02 - Calling Out
  3. Vishwa Shanthi - Universal Silence - 03 - Touching Your Heart
  4. Vishwa Shanthi - Universal Silence - 04 - Freedom Ride
  5. Vishwa Shanthi - Universal Silence - 05 - Cada Dia un Poca Mas
  6. Vishwa Shanthi - Universal Silence - 06 - The Majesty of the King
  7. Vishwa Shanthi - Universal Silence - 07 - Tidal Wave of Love
  8. Vishwa Shanthi - Universal Silence - 08 - Vande Mataram


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.

Download “A Beginner’s Guide to Sahaja Yoga Meditation” (PDF format 11MB size)

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 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 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 - 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 it 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 becomes 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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About the sessions

Through Sahaja Yoga meditation, we awaken our inner energy that gently brings about positive change within us – we feel more balanced, peaceful and joyous. As you participate in the daily sessions, you will notice the gap between your thoughts increasing and you will feel more relaxed, peaceful and spiritual.

About Sahaja Yoga meditation

Millions around the world are enjoying our free Sahaja Yoga Meditation since it was started by HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi on 5th May,1970. Her meditation enables en-masse Self-Realisation. Self-Realisation is the key to thoughtless awareness, also known as mental silence, and is the basis of good health and wellbeing. Sahaja Yoga meditation provides this experience.

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is always free and is practiced in more than 100 countries.

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