Daily Meditation Course – February 2022

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A Practical Approach to Sahaja Yoga meditation.
Beginners • Intermediate • Advanced Sessions
Join live on Zoom for interactive session or use YouTube. Daily session recordings available.

Hosted by Sahaja Yoga practitioners from Perth with participation from other Australian and International meditators.

Course Program

Newcomers and regulars will learn how to meditate and experience true meditation. Over the 3 weeks, you’ll be guided daily by our online team through the three levels of knowledge and meditation experiences from Beginner to Intermediate to Advanced. One on one help and workshops with group practice will be available. Join in at anytime, even if you miss some sessions.

Join with Zoom for interactive sessions or watch on YouTube. All sessions will be recorded so you can also watch sessions to suit your time zone or schedule. See daily recordings below.

“When you become the Spirit, your attention gets enlightened into collective consciousness – it becomes, because this Spirit in you is the collective being.” – Shri Mataji (founder)

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Live sessions and Recordings

Meditation Course
Live sessions and video recordings from the daily sessions are available here.

Week 1 (Day 1 to Day 7) Beginners session - The Meditative Mood | Mon 7th to Sun 13th February 2022
DAY 1: Kundalini awakening | Monday 7th February 2022

Lying dormant in the Sacrum bone at the base of the spine in every human being is the Kundalini energy. Through Sahaja Yoga, all who desire can awaken their Kundalini to spontaneously connect their individual consciousness with the universal love that enables the pure meditation experienced through Sahaja Yoga.

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DAY 2: Desire, action and balance | Tuesday 8th February 2022
The left and right sympathetic nervous systems represent the emotional and active aspects of ourselves and these need to be in balance for meditation to be fully beneficial. Sahaja Yoga offers easy techniques to achieve inner balance.

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DAY 3: The thoughtless state | Wednesday 9th February 2022

Western consciousness is an acquired state of frenetic mental activity while the inherent nature of all human beings is a thoughtless state. Sahaja Yoga reconnects us to our inherent nature.

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DAY 4: Feeling vibrations | Thursday 10th February 2022

The awakening of the Kundalini connects us to the cosmic force that pervades and enables the natural world and this new consciousness can be felt as vibrations. This awareness enables continuing spiritual growth.

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DAY 5: Using affirmations | Friday 11th February 2022

Specific sounds have a direct effect on a meditator’s inner being. Affirmations recognise and reaffirm positive qualities in the subtle energy centres of meditators, helping them to grow deeper in meditation.

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DAY 6: Using the natural elements | Saturday 12th February 2022

Sahaja Yoga meditators can use the natural elements of water, earth, fire, ether and air to deepen their meditation state and reduce the impact of things that may disturb their ongoing meditative mood.

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DAY 7: Using our hands / Sunday 13th February 2022

Vibratory awareness when used in conjunction with the movement of the hands can be used to rebalance our subtle natures and improve our attention and inner well-being.

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Week 2 (Day 8 to Day 14) Intermediate sessions - Subtle Qualities | Mon 14th to Sun 20th February 2022
DAY 8: Innocence and Wisdom| Mon 14th Feb 2022 10PM (Sydney time)

Innocence is an innate human quality that can never be destroyed. It is the foundation of our whole subtle being and the source of our wisdom.

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DAY 9: Creativity | Tuesday 15th Feb 2022 10PM (Sydney time)

Meditation opens up the collective unconscious, offering life the potential for creative action and art that is immersed in the love of the Spirit.

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DAY 10: Peace | Wednesday 16th Feb 2022 10PM (Sydney time)

Inner peace grows in meditation and this is the ingredient for all domestic and collective contentment, stability and prosperity.

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DAY 11: Self mastery | Thursday 17th Feb 2022 10PM (Sydney time)

Sahaja Yoga meditation takes the attention beyond the ocean of illusion to awaken the guru principle within and to enable true self-mastery.

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DAY 12: Love and compassion | Friday 18th Feb 2022 10PM (Sydney time)

Meditation connects to the universal love, engendering love for oneself and for all others, while also providing courage and security within.

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DAY 13: Collectivity | Saturday 19th Feb 2022 10PM (Sydney time)

Individual spiritual potential is dependent on engagement with collectivity where benefits of enlightened consciousness are shared joyfully and expanded into new dimensions that are not available to the individual.

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DAY 14: Forgiveness | Sunday 20th Feb 2022 10PM (Sydney time)

Forgiveness is a necessary quality for spiritual growth, for inner peace and for a clean and open heart found in all spiritually healthy beings.

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Week 3 (Day 15 to Day 21) Advanced - Integrating Sahaja Yoga Practices into Everyday Life | Mon 21st to Sun 27th February 2022
DAY 15: Morning meditation | Monday 21st Feb 2022 10PM (Sydney time)

Morning is the best time to meditate because external disturbances are less and mind and body are rested. A thoughtless start makes for a positive, contented and productive day.

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DAY 16: Footsoaking | Tuesday 22nd Feb 2022 10PM (Sydney time)

Foot soaking is a spiritual technique using the natural elements, affirmations and hands to cleanse the inner being. Practised regularly, it helps to fully derive the benefits of Sahaja Yoga meditation.

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DAY 17: Attention and the mind | Wednesday 23rd Feb 2022 10PM (Sydney time)

Human attention is the surface or edge of awareness operating through the brain centres but after Kundalini awakening the attention works more dynamically and becomes more subtle and sensitive.

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DAY 18: The Spirit | Thursday 24th Feb 2022 10PM (Sydney time)

When the Spirit, the eternal self and source of joy and truth within, connects via the awakening of the Kundalini, our attention not only enlightens but our Spirit manifests.

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DAY 19: Dealing with the past | Friday 25th Feb 2022 10PM (Sydney time)

The left sympathetic nervous system is weakened by imbalances arising from emotions, memory and desires but Sahaja Yoga practices help reduce the negative and grow the positive to enable inner balance.

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DAY 20: Dealing with over activity | Saturday 26th Feb 2022 10PM (Sydney time)

The right sympathetic nervous system is drained and hampered by the over activity and over thinking of modern life but Sahaja Yoga meditation moderates these imbalances, making life feel less tiring and more joyful.

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DAY 21: Achieving Integration | Sunday 27th Feb 2022 10PM (Sydney time)

Through its awakening, the Kundalini pierces the Fontanelle bone area on top of the head and connects the self to the cosmic force of love that pervades the universe, while also integrating all the subtle qualities within, enabling a more balanced, integrated personality to develop

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Follow-Up - Continuing with February 2022 Series | Every Tuesday and Friday, 9pm (Sydney time)
DAY 22: Meditation for Inner and World Peace | Tuesday 1 March 2022, 10pm (Sydney time)

Meditation Establishes Inner Peace, which is the Foundation of World Peace.

When Kundalini awakening connects the Spirit, which is the joy within, to the great cosmic force that enables the natural world, the human attention enlightens, the Spirit manifests and thoughtlessness, which is the inherent nature of mankind, prevails.

Through this inner awakening and connection with this cosmic force, humans achieve inner peace that engenders harmony with mankind and nature itself. It is only when this inner peace is established within individuals that true world peace can be realised.

If the Spirit can manifest in the hearts of all, the world’s diverse peoples can become universal beings that harbour no barrier to their peaceful coexistence. With peace in their hearts, the leaders of the world will be able to lay down their arms and use their enlightened attention together to bring human development in harmony with nature.

By meditating together, whole communities can transform into an ocean of joy where peace is the only possible outcome. When meditation is experienced globally, true peace prevails, long standing wounds heal and we have a hope of saving the planet.

“…Peace can be only achieved by establishing peace in the hearts of the people” – Shri Mataji

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DAY 23: A Global Collective Happening | Friday 4 March 2022, 10pm (Sydney time)

Sahaja Yoga meditation is a collective phenomenon that flourishes when seekers meditate together and share responsibility for each other’s growth. This collectivity is a global space enjoyed by people from all over the world, where all life’s subtleties open out, where all barriers disappear, and where joy is the norm and peace is within.

“… the best way to strengthen yourself is to be together as Sahaja Yogis.” -Shri Mataji

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DAY 24: Keeping the Attention toward Yourself | Tuesday 8 March 2022, 10pm (Sydney time)

Loving thyself is a precondition for meditation. By having a good disposition toward thyself, one will value oneself enough to recognise when an inner correction is needed. With a steady inward attention and the focus on personal growth, the meditation experience gets deeper and more benefits will flow. By loving thyself and staying the inward course, everything works for the best.

“…if we love our self then there should be such a step up within us that the person seeing us should say that a saint is standing here.” – Shri Mataji

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DAY 25: An Ocean of Forgiveness | Friday 11 March 2022, 10pm (Sydney time)

In establishing Self Realisation, meditators should be pleasantly placed toward themselves. As their connection grows, they bathe in an ocean of forgiveness where all past mistakes are neutralised and guilt is seen for the illusion it is. This loving ocean off loads what burdens and restricts the seeker and helps reveal the true glory of the Self.

“…God is an ocean of kindness and love. But more than anything He is an ocean of forgiveness. In front of His forgiveness, none of our defects can remain.” – Shri Mataji

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DAY 26: Spontaneous Action | Tuesday 15 March 2022, 10pm (Sydney time)

Kundalini awakening happens spontaneously. Through meditation and vibratory awareness, a temperament is also enabled for spontaneous, fruitful action in all aspects of life. Life becomes art, full of vitality.

“Only living things can be spontaneous.” – Shri Mataji

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DAY 27: Introspection | Friday 18 March 2022, 10pm (Sydney time)

The thoughtless state, enlightened attention and spontaneous action enable a personal journey of joyful growth that is assisted by introspection.

“…You must do introspection, is to reflect the light within and see for yourself: … But in Sahaja Yoga as you see, it’s compassion and love.” – Shri Mataji

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DAY 28: Surrender | Tuesday 22 March 2022, 10pm (Sydney time)

Sahaja Yoga meditation helps us surrender to whatever life unfolds: “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit…” – John 3, New Testament

“Sahaja Yoga is an event that happens inside. When people ask how do you surrender, it is straight-forward, you do not have to do anything…” – Shri Mataji

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DAY 29: Joy is the Nectar of the Spirit | Friday 25th March 2022 10PM (Sydney time)
“You get the complete joy within yourself because there is no thought. There is no barrier. No conditioning. The whole thing becomes one with you and you start feeling extremely happy. Extremely joyous. A feeling, which is indescribable. It is to be just enjoyed, to be felt.” – Shri Mataji, 4 March 1981

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DAY 30: Overcoming Lethargy | Tuesday 29th March 2022 10PM (Sydney time)
“…lethargy is…a satanic force. It’s not lethargy only of the matter that comes from material domination on the Spirit, but it is really satanic because it stops your progress and is to be avoided. And to get out of it one has to be really alert about it, how it crawls onto you.” – Shri Mataji, 27 Sept 1980

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DAY 31: Respect for Mother Earth | Friday 1 April 2022 10PM (Sydney time)
“…we have to understand the connection and the symbolic expression of the Mother Earth within ourselves.” – Shri Mataji, 21 August 1983

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DAY 32: Spirit and the Soul | Tuesday 5 April 2022 9PM (Sydney time)
“The Spirit and the causal put together is the Soul. You see, like a mirror and its reflection on it. Both put together is the soul. The causal of the five elements and the Spirit put together make the soul. Now the vibrations that we feel are the reflection of the light of the Spirit. The Spirit does not vibrate. It does not vibrate. It is those elements, they vibrate.” – Shri Mataji, 25 July 1986

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DAY 33: Oneness of the Spirit | Friday 8 Apr 2022 9PM (Sydney time)
“…oneness of spirit can only be felt by people who have enlightenment. Those who do not have enlightenment, see everything separated…” – Shri Mataji, 15 March 1995

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DAY 34: Motherhood | Tuesday 12 Apr 2022 9PM (Sydney time)
“…mother is a very, very important institution for the whole creation, for your creation and for the creation of your children and all the progeny that has to come.” – Shri Mataji, 16 March 1980

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DAY 35: Humility | Friday 15 Apr 2022 9PM (Sydney time)
“…where is the meekness that Christ talked about? It is a natural goodness within us. Once it shines and shows, you become so beautiful, so lovable.” – Shri Mataji, 25 December 1992

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DAY 36: Ego | Tuesday 19 Apr 2022 9PM (Sydney time)
“…the worst thing that we human beings suffer from is ego.” – Shri Mataji, 26 November, 1982

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DAY 37: Opening Your Heart | Friday 22 Apr 2022 9PM (Sydney time)
“As soon as you open your heart you will widen yourself, you’ll grow.” – Shri Mataji , 27 May 1989

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DAY 38: Becoming Your Own Guru | Tuesday 26 Apr 2022 9PM (Sydney time)
“Every individual becomes a beautiful flower. That’s what we have to expect within ourselves. That’s what really you are seeking. Not to be called into this guru or that guru but your own guru within yourself — is your Spirit, is the Shiva’s Spirit within you.” – Shri Mataji, 10 March 1983

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DAY 39: Truth and Mental Projections | Friday 29 Apr 2022 9PM (Sydney time)
“…the basic trouble in the western countries that they think that they can conceive truth through their mental projections and that’s why they have many types of truths.” – Shri Mataji, 27 May 1989

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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.

RESOURCES - Welcome to Sahaja Yoga Meditation

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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.

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

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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.

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RESOURCES MUSIC - Meditative music

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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.

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.

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.

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.

RESOURCES - Useful links and websites

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

  • 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

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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.

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 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.

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.

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

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’.

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.

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.

The reflection of divinity within each human subtle energy system.

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.

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.

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.

RESOURCES - How to Meditate at Home

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  • 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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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.

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…

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

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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.

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

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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

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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 - A Beginner's Guide to Sahaja Yoga Meditation

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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

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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.

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RESOURCES PODCASTS - Talks, discussions and music.

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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

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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

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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 VIDEOS: Shri Mataji's Talks and Videos

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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

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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 - Mantras and Affirmations

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“From Mantra to Silence” Booklet

This booklet will help you learn more about the subtle system and how affirmations and mantras can strengthen your meditation experience. Learn how to further enlighten your own inner system; how to identify and clear your subtle blockages; and how to deepen and enjoy the silence of thoughtless awareness.

Download “From Mantra to Silence” Booklet

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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