English Sahaja Yoga Meditation Courses by Australia

Sahaja Yoga meditation courses

Presented by Sahaja Yoga Australia
Free online courses to discover the peace and joy within for mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Beginners • Intermediate • Advanced Sessions. No previous experience in meditation required.
Do as many sessions as you wish – no need to do all the sessions.

“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)

Beginners • Intermediate • Advanced Sessions. No previous experience in meditation required.
Do as many sessions as you wish – no need to do all the sessions.

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PART 1: Beginners

DAY 1 to DAY 9 - Awaken the energy & Know Thyself

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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.)

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DAY 9: ONLY OUR ASCENT IS IMPORTANT (Sunday 8th August 2021)
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PART 2: Intermediate

DAY 10 to DAY 16 - Spiritual Ascent: The Chakras

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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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: Advanced

DAY 17 to DAY 22 - Nirvicharita (Thoughtlessness) through meditation

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.

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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)

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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.

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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

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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! 😇

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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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This is the next step towards your spiritual ascent and well being. We look forward to continuing this journey with everyone in the "Next 21 Days of Meditation".

Do as many sessions as you wish – no need to do all the sessions.

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PART 1: Let's learn how to meditate at home.

DAY 1 to DAY 7 | Monday 23th to Sunday 29th August 2021

Daily video recordings and resources for DAY 1 to DAY 7

Welcome to the 21 Days Intermediate course. In week 1, let's learn how to meditate at home in the morning and evening. The aim of this week is to give you the knowledge and confidence required to meditate at home on your own.

DAY 1: HOW TO START YOUR DAY WITH MEDITATION (Monday 23rd August 2021)

“Meditation is the only way you can grow” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Founder)

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Prayer to Mother Earth

 

Morning Prayer

 

 

DAY 2: HOW TO END YOUR DAY WITH MEDITATION (Tuesday 24th August 2021)

During the day our vibrations and meditative state can take a hit, evening footsoak and meditation really helps remove the accumulated stress.

A meditation post footsoak clearance really helps ifill us our system with positive vibrations.

“…If you can do that everyday even 10mins it’s more than sufficient, don’t have to do anything in an extreme manner.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Founder)

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DAY 3: HOW TO MEDITATE IN THE MORNING (Wednesday 25th August 2021)

“Meditation is the only way you can grow” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Founder)

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DAY 4: HOW TO MEDITATE IN THE EVENING (Thursday 26th August 2021)

“About 10 minutes if you can meditate before sleeping it’s of a very great help to you” – Shri Mataji (founder)

During the day our vibrations and meditative state can take a hit, evening footsoak and meditation really helps remove the accumulated stress. A meditation after footsoak clearance really helps to fill us our system with positive vibrations.

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DAY 5: HOW TO START A PEACEFUL MORNING (Friday 27th August 2021)

Meditating in the morning can help us sustain the whole day with great positive energy and everything just falls into place without much effort.

“Meditation, where you are connected to the All-pervading Divinity is the starting point in Sahaja Yoga” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

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DAY 6: HOW TO UNWIND AFTER A BUSY DAY (Saturday 28th August 2021)

Unwinding after a busy day is very important to bring back the balance in our subtle system and footsoak followed by a deeper meditation help us connect to the ‘reality’, take us into the realm of joy.

“Reality is only possible if you are in the realm of joy.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

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DAY 7: KNOW YOURSELF AND THE POWER WITHIN YOU (Sunday 29th August 2021)

Overview of all the chakras, Q&A and Experience sharing

The knowledge about our own subtle system and the chakras help us understand who we really are and how to achieve a balanced life within and without.

“The only way one can really understand what we are is by knowing yourself.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

In today’s session we will also answer your questions, if you have any, and share experiences of some long term Sahaja Yoga practitioners to help you understand some real benefits of Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

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PART 2: Meditate on the chakras and imbibe their virtues.

DAY 8 to DAY 24 | Monday 30th to Wednesday 15th  September 2021

Daily video recordings and resources for DAY 8 to DAY 24

DAY 8: ESTABLISH THE INNOCENCE WITHIN YOURSELF (Monday 30th August 2021)

Know your roots and the base chakra to establish the balance between your inner and outer existence.

“An innocent person is really like a magnet and it attracts, he attracts, the people towards himself, just like a flower attracts a bee towards itself.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

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DAY 9: KNOW ABOUT THE SUBTLE LIVING POWER LYING WITHIN (Tuesday 31st August 2021)

Discover more about Kundalini energy, the Motherly Energy wihin yourself.

“Your kundalini rises. She is your mother. She is your individual mother and she gives you the second birth. That’s how you get connected to the Divine Paradise.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

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DAY 10: TAP INTO YOUR CREATIVITY AND PURE KNOWLEDGE WITHIN (Wednesday 1st September 2021)

Connect to your inner being and get creative to make an impact on the world outside.

“All other knowledge resides in the brain, while the pure knowledge resides in the heart.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

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DAY 11: PURIFY YOUR ATTENTION AND OVERCOME FEAR OF MISSING OUT (FOMO) (Thursday 2nd September 2021)

Enlighten your attention, understand what is attention, what is the movement of attention and what are the ways and methods of raising our attention.

“Now the best thing is to put attention to your spirit. If you start putting your attention to spirit, the sweetness of the spirit itself will make the whole thing very sweet and beautiful.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

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DAY 12: FEEL THE STATE OF COMPLETE SATISFACTION (Friday 3rd September 2021)

Connect to your inner self and discover the joy of being content and peaceful within and without.

“Only the peace within can register whatever is auspicious, whatever is nourishing for your growth. So try to make peace with yourself. Do not fight with yourself.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

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DAY 13: ESTABLISH THE SELF-MASTERY WITHIN YOURSELF (Saturday 4th September 2021)

Become the pure spirit and become your own master, the master of your own thoughts and actions.

“When you become the Spirit, you become your own master.”

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DAY 14: CLEARING, BALANCING & MEDITATION WORKSHOP (Sunday 5th September 2021)

Interactive workshop in smaller virtual rooms with experienced Sahaja Yoga practitioners to teach you techniques to clear your subtle system and help you go deeper into the meditative state. Interactive workshop only available on Zoom platform.

“We are all part and parcel of one country and that country is of Love” – Shri Mataji (Founder)

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DAY 15: DISCOVER THE INNATE LOVE & COMPASSION (Monday 6th September 2021)

DISCOVER THE INNATE LOVE AND COMPASSION WITHIN YOU 🌹
Connect to your inner being and discover how to become a loving, compassionate and yet a courageous person effortlessly.

“Love that just flows, just forgives, is just compassion, is the most enjoyable thing, radiant just like the sunshine.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Founder)

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DAY 16: WHAT ARE WE INSIDE? (Tuesday 7th September 2021)

DAY 16: Who we really are? We are not this body, or this mind or the intellect, we are the pure spirit. So connect to your own spirit and discover your true self through simple guided meditation.

“The spirit is the only thing that is free within, which has no hang-ups, which has no habits, which does not stick on to anything, is completely detached and emitting joy to us.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Founder)

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The Supreme Source of Love
Beautiful documentary about Shri Mataji.

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The Spirit
Shri Mataji talks about the Spirit

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DAY 17: WITNESS THE DRAMA OF LIFE (Wednesday 8th September 2021)

DAY 17: WITNESS THE DRAMA OF LIFE

If you are in a state of witnessing, that itself is a power. And that witnessing state helps you to win over so many difficulties of your own and of other people, to truly become a collective being, become a part and parcel of the whole.

“Witness state is not a mental state, it is a state of a spiritual ascent where you become a witness. Best way to practice witness state is not to criticise anyone.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Founder)

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DAY 18: DON'T FEEL GUILTY (Thursday 9th September 2021)

DAY 18 ACCEPT YOUR WEAKNESSES WITHOUT FEELING GUILTY

With your attention on present moment, you learn not to indulge into the falsehood of guilt but face every challenge with courage and conquer over it.

“Just laugh at yourself for feeling guilty; that’s the best way. Do not condemn yourself.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Founder)

Raag Yama
This music was played during this session.

Yaman is a sampurna (consists of 7 notes) raga from the Hindustani music tradition. It is one of the first ragas a Hindustani classical student learns and is considered to be one of the most fundamental ragas in the tradition.

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DAY 19: BECOME MORE FORGIVING & COMPASSIONATE (Friday 10th September 2021)

DAY 19: BECOME MORE FORGIVING AND COMPASSIONATE

Once you connect to your inner being and become the pure spirit, you learn to control your anger and manage your stress very easily. You become a more forgiving personality.

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

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DAY 20: SURRENDER YOUR EGO & IMBIBE HUMILITY (Saturday 11th September 2021)

DAY 20: SURRENDER YOUR EGO AND IMBIBE HUMILITY

With the humility in heart and the feeling of forgiveness, we learn to surrender our ego and attain the complete peace within.

“Dignity is never arrogant. The sign of dignity is humility.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Founder)

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DAY 21: CLEARING & MEDITATION WORKSHOP (Sunday 12th September 2021)

DAY 21: CLEARING, BALANCING & MEDITATION WORKSHOP

Interactive workshop in smaller virtual rooms with experienced Sahaja Yoga practitioners to teach you techniques to clear your subtle system and help you go deeper into the meditative state. Interactive workshop only available on Zoom platform.

“We are all part and parcel of one country and that country is of Love” – Shri Mataji (Founder) 🌹

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DAY 22: THE THOUSAND PETALLED LOTUS - SAHASRARA (Monday 13th September 2021)

DAY 22: THE THOUSAND PETALLED LOTUS – SAHASRARA 🌸

The seventh energy center within us which has thousand petals is also known as the Sahasrara Chakra, which lies on the top of our head. When Mother Kundalini reaches Sahasrara the lotus petals open and enlightenment (samadhi) takes place. You may feel a powerful pulsation in the crown of the head, followed by a melting sensation and a flow of cool vibrations from the fontanele bone area. This is the real baptism by which you know you are truly born again.

“So in Sahasrara, you must know what powers are there. There are one thousand powers, one thousand powers within you which are being enlightened. If you can understand that, then you will understand what is the use of having ego because you have such a lot of powers within you, which you have not utilized. We should use, but because of ego you cannot. With love you can. With love you can manage and you can do a lot.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

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DAY 23: THE INTEGRATION (Tuesday 14th September 2021)

DAY 23: THE INTEGRATION

In the Sahasrara, the whole instrument is integrated. Each chakra has its place here. Only now do we go beyond the relative, above the three gunas (channels), and into the absolute realisation of heaven on earth. This is a country far beyond our wildest imaginings, so much more than our words can even seek to imply, our ultimate destination, stretching out forever.

“The Essence of Sahasrara is Integration.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

“We are all part and parcel of one country and that country is of Love” – Shri Mataji (Founder) 🌹

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DAY 24: CELEBRATING THE DIVINE LOVE & JOY (Wednesday 15th September 2021)

DAY 24: CELEBRATING THE DIVINE LOVE & JOY 🌷

Let’s cherish our Self Realisation by celebrating this divine Love and Joy which we have received from the all pervading power.

“Sahaja Yoga is a very subtler happening within us. It’s a very subtler happening and this subtler happening gives you sensitivity to Divine joy.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder) “The most dynamic power in this world is that of Love.” – Shri Mataji (founder)

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Achieve your depth in Sahaja Yoga meditation.

Do as many sessions as you wish – no need to do all the sessions.

This Series is for those who have received their Self Realisation and have been participating in our online or face to face classes. If you are familiar with the basic Sahaja Yoga clearing, balancing and meditation techniques then this advanced series will help you to grow deeper in your meditation.

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Sessions 1 to 4 - During September 2021

SESSION 1: FOUR PETALS OF MOOLADHARA CHAKRA (Sunday 19th September 2021)

Today we will learn more about the Mooladhara Chakra and the Deity governing this energy centre. We will also learn and meditate upon the Four Petals of the Mooladhara Chakra

“Ganesh is sweetest thing you can think of, even when you look at Ganesha; this Kautuk this innocent admiration starts flowing. Just think of him, you feel so happy.” – Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Founder)

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Swasthika, Omkara, Alpha & Omega – Explained by Shri Mataji | Sahaja Yoga Meditation

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SESSION 2: AUM MEDITATION (Wednesday 22nd September 2021)

The importance of music in Sahaja Yoga : How to sing Aum (Om) 🕉️
Let’s learn today how we can use the sounds of three simple letters to clear ourselves. It’s truly Aum-azing.

“…You can say the logos or the first sound, the AUM, the Brahma… But this sound, the first sound, which is described as also logos I believe, is the sound of this Primordial Power, of this Divine Power that has created the whole universe.” – Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Founder)

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SESSION 3: POWER OF CREATION (Sunday 26th September 2021)

“Love is the principle behind all creation, all vibrations. We say that God is Love and Love is God, because in its depths we cease to be. In true Love there is no “I” and “You”, there is simply the merging in the Spirit.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Founder)

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SESSION 4: CHAKRA CLEARING SOUND MEDITATION (Wednesday 29th September 2021)

The importance of music in Sahaja Yoga: Singing Musical Notes
Let’s learn today how we can use the Indian scale of sounds similar to Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do to clear each of our chakras.🌷

“Music is very important for Sahaja yoga as you know that, through music the vibrations spread very well and one can go very deep into your own meditation through music.” – Shri Mataji (founder)

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The Swadishthan Chakra – the Second Centre By Shri Mataji
Shri Mataji describes the qualities of the Swadishthan, the second chakra of the subtle system, which is located in the aortic plexus, above our sacrum bone.

This centre controls the functioning of the liver, kidney, spleen, pancreas, and female reproductive organs.

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Sessions 5 to 13 - During October 2021

SESSION 5: EVOLUTION & PEACE (Sunday 3rd October 2021)

Different incarnations have come over the time in different parts of the world to take the humans further in their evolution. Shri Vishnu who is the sustainer, is the presiding deity of the Nabhi Chakra.

“So it is no question of one religion or anything. But these are different things which came in the evolutionary process of man, and all the evolution that took place in every human being is within himself, is recorded, and he’s standing on that.” – H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi”

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SESSION 6: THE VOID - THE GURU PRINCIPLE (Wednesday 6th October 2021)

The Void is located in the abdominal cavity. On the subtle system, it is shown as a large green area circling the Nabhi, with the Void itself being encircled by the Swadhistan chakra. The Void represents the Guru principle, the area of self-mastery. As the Kundalini rises and passes through the Void, the attention is enlightened and enables an awareness of a higher reality, allowing the individual to start on the journey to becoming their own guru.

“So you become your own guru. You start understanding what’s wrong with yourself and correcting yourself.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

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SESSION 7: THE SPIRIT(ATMA) - REFLECTION OF GOD ALMIGHTY (Sunday 10th October 2021)

Heart is the home of Self, Soul, Spirit, Atma, all one and meaning the same. Time and time again Her Holiness Shri Mataji has told us : “You are nothing but your eternal Spirit.” as if according to Her, Spirit is the only thing we had to become and realise, as if the rest becomes futile.

After realisation, losing our false identifications with body, mind, feelings, we really become that Spirit. With enlightenment alone we can take our attention to our heart and cleanse it.

“The governor is Spirit in the heart whose power the Kundalini is.” – H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

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SESSION 8: LET'S SING & MEDIATE (Wednesday 13th October 2021)

Did you know singing is a great way to also help clear your chakras, open your heart and to feel the joy even more? So join us for a unique segment where we’ll meditate and then sing musical notes and songs to deepen our meditation experience. Bring on your best singing voices (no prior experience needed) to enjoy an ama-sing experience. “Music is very important for Sahaja yoga as you know that, through music the vibrations spread very well and one can go very deep into your own meditation through music.” – H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.

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SESSION 9: VISHUDDHI: A HIGHER CENTER | (Sunday 17th October 2021)

The fifth chakra (Vishuddhi) is the chakra of diplomacy, of pure relationships with others, and of playful detachment. It removes all our guilt and remorse when it is opened by the Kundalini, and gives us a kind and compassionate voice. The tendencies to dominate others or to feel dominated by others, the feelings of superiority or inferiority and all jealousies are removed when this chakra is nourished by the Kundalini. “We see our own acting, and the whole world becomes like a drama” – H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

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SESSION 10: STRENGTHEN YOUR VISHUDDHI | (Wednesday 20th October 2021)

Let’s learn some simple techniques to clear and look after the Vishuddhi Chakra. Also let’s sing some melodious songs collectively to open our hearts and improve the vibrations of our Vishuddhi.

“Even at Kundalini when it reaches here at the Vishuddhi Chakra it makes all the sounds, “am, aam, em, eem, um, oom, rim, reem, lrim, lreem, aye, ayee, ao, aou, ang, ah” All these sixteen vowels are coming from the sixteen chakras or the sub-chakras or the petals of this Vishuddhi Chakra. These are Bija mantras of the Vishuddhi Chakra.”
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

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SESSION 11: FORGIVENESS IS THE GREATEST WEAPON | (Sunday 24th October 2021)

Lord Jesus Christ is the deity of the Agnya Chakra. It is for us to remember that Christ was born on this Earth as a human being. He came on this Earth, and the task that was before Him was to enlighten human awareness with the sense of understanding.

“I forgive.” This is the greatest weapon Christ has given us. You just say, “I forgive, I forgive,” and you can overcome your ego. This is the mantra for this chakra…. You’ll find your Agnya chakra will open out and you’ll find your ego will go away. ” – H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

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SESSION 12: IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC IN SAHAJA YOGA | (Wednesday 27th October 2021)

Did you know singing is a great way to also help clear your chakras, open your heart and to feel the joy even more? So join us for a unique segment where we’ll meditate and then sing musical notes and songs to deepen our meditation experience. Bring on your best singing voices (no prior experience needed) to enjoy an ama-sing experience.

“Music is very important for Sahaja yoga as you know that, through music the vibrations spread very well and one can go very deep into your own meditation through music”
– Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

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SESSION 13: AT SAHASRARA YOU SURRENDER | (Sunday 31st October 2021)

When Kundalini reaches Sahasrara the lotus petals open and enlightenment (samadhi) takes place. You may feel a powerful pulsation in the crown of the head, followed by a melting sensation and a flow of cool vibrations from the fontanele bone area. This is the baptism by which you know you are truly born again.

What is Surrender?

“It is not the surrender of your mind through your mind, but the surrender of your heart. It is absolutely the surrender of your heart.
Give up this ego, that’s all, and it will work out. I am trying to push Myself into your heart and I will definitely settle down there!” – H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

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Sessions 14 to 21 - During November 2021

SESSION 14: MANTRAS SERIES PART 1: SHRI GANESHA | (Wednesday 3rd November 2021)

Let’s learn today about who is Shri Ganesha and how he looks after our first energy centre: The Mooladhara Chakra. We will also learn using Sanskrit mantras to help clear our subtle system even more. This is the beginning of the mantras series.

“Who is Shri Ganesha? How do we believe whether Shri Ganesha exists or not? It is a pertinent question. You have not seen Shri Ganesha, you have not known Him so you should not believe in Him. But it is a strange thing that unless you come inside you cannot see and as long as you are standing outside you will not believe.” – H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

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SESSION 15: DIWALI - THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS | (Sunday 7th November 2021)

Let’s learn today what is Diwali and its significance as Sahaj Yogis (realised souls).

“But we have a special significance of Diwali, it’s a very special significance, I think: that the light, that we see here, you will see it always goes upward. The fire is the element that always goes upward. It’s always against the gravity, and it is against all that pulls you down. And the light of the Spirit is also like that, it always takes you upward. And the person who is a realised-soul is called as an enlightened person, because he has the light.” – H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Extract from Diwali Puja, 14th November 1982)

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SESSION 16: MANTRA SERIES PART 2: SHRI BRAHMADEVA & SARASWATI | (Wednesday 10th November 2021)

Let’s learn today how the deities Shri Brahma and Shri Saraswati look after our second energy centre – the Swadhishthan Chakra.

“Shri Vishnu’s seat is in our Nabhi chakra on this Nabhi, Shri Vishnu who is swaying on this ocean is the ocean of love. It is said that from Shri Vishnu’s navel, Brahmadeva was born (created), is true, and had to be worked out from the Nabhi. On this Nabhi the Primordial Mother (Adishakti) created Shri Brahmadeva, who fabricated the whole world. In this, there is no religion involved.” – H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

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SESSION 17: MANTRA SERIES PART 3A: SHRI LAKSHMI VISHNU | (Sunday 14th November 2021)

MANTRA SERIES PART 3: SHRI LAKSHMI & VISHNU

Let’s learn today how the deities Shri Lakshmi (the goddess of wealth) and Shri Vishnu (the sustainer) look after our third energy centre – the Nabhi Chakra.

The mantra for Nabhi is : “In my Spirit I am satisfied.”

“By integration, you get the power to do what you understand and you have the power to feel happy with what you understand.” – H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

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SESSION 18: MANTRA SERIES PART 3B: THE VOID & 10 MASTERS | (Wednesday 17th November 2021)

Let’s learn today about the primodial deity of the Void Shri Adi Guru Dattatreya and how the 10 primordial masters that came on this Earth help support and sustain our guru principle.

“All these Adi Gurus and their incarnations, if you see them, they always had balance and always praised the love of God.”
– H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

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SESSION 19: MANTRA SERIES PART 4: HEART & TRUST: SHRI JAGADAMBA | (Sunday 21st November 2021)

Let’s learn today about the deities of the heart: Shri Jagadamba on the Centre, Shri Shiva Parvati on the Left and Shri Sita Rama on the right.

“The centre Heart is governed by The Mother of the universe. She gives us the sense of security. When you are at the age of twelve years, you see, the bone that is in front here starts emitting antibodies, it creates antibodies within you till the age of twelve years and then these antibodies are really the soldiers of The Mother of the universe. We call Her Jagadamba in Sanskrit language, and they spread to the whole of the body and wherever there is an attack, they inform each other and they fight it out. These antibodies are created in the sternum bone in the front side of the, we can say, the ribs, where the ribs meet, thoracic region, that part, they stay there, are created till the age of twelve years. “
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

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SESSION 20: MANTRA SERIES PART 5 SHRI RADHA & KRISHNA| (Wednesday 24th November 2021)

Let’s learn today about the deities of the Vishuddhi Chakra: Shri Radha Krishna on the Centre, Shri Vishnumaya on the Left and Shri Vithalla Rukmini on the right.

“Now we have to realize that Sahaja Yoga has spread a lot and in all corners of the world people respect Sahaja Yoga, but until and unless Sahaja Yoga is completely manifested within us, the people who respect Sahaja Yoga will not continue to do so. That is why it is essential that we look inside of us. The nature of Shri Krishna is that we look inside of us and see what are the things that put us in trouble. We should find that out. We should look towards ourselves, within ourselves and that is not such a difficult thing. When we want to see our face, we look in the mirror. Similarly, when we need to see our spirit, we should find out how to see it within us. Many Sahaja Yogis have asked Me, “Mother, how do we see what is within us and how we are doing?.” For that it is necessary that we ourselves should become very humble. If we lack humility, we will be clouded by our own thoughts.”
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

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SESSION 21: MANTRA SERIES PART 6: SHRI JESUS CHRIST & MOTHER MARY | (Sunday 28th November 2021)

Let’s learn more about Shri Jesus Christ and how he helps us cross the sixth energy centre – The Agnya Chakra or the narrow gate.

“…One must learn to Love and not to rationalize” – H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

Lord’s Prayer to help open the Agnya Chakra
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom comes and thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven, give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and power and the glory forever and forever… Amen!

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Sessions 22 to 28 - During December 2021

SESSION 22: MANTRA SERIES PART 7 - THE THREE GREAT MANTRAS | (Wednesday 1st December 2021)

Let’s learn more about the mantras of the Sahasrara Chakra, The Three Great Mantras.

“Unless and until your Sahasrara is open, all the blessings of the Divine Power cannot come to you” – H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

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SESSION 23: THE FIRE ELEMENT | (Sunday 5th December 2021)

Let’s learn about the clearance and power of the Havan.

“Unless and until your Sahasrara is open, all the blessings of the Divine Power cannot come to you” – H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

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SESSION 24: THE JOY OF COLLECTIVITY | (Wednesday 8th December 2021)

Let’s meditate to strengthen ourselves from within, and in today’s session we also share some lovely moments that we enjoy together as a family in Sahaja.

“Keep to the collectivity, wisely and earnestly and try to keep the collectivity together. Try to help to keep the people collective to enjoy together. Don’t criticize each other; only criticize yourself. If you are in the habit of criticism, better criticize yourself. It’s better, because these are habits also.” – H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

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SESSION 25: THE EXPERIENCE OF GOD’S LOVE | (Sunday 12th December 2021)

Session 25: THE EXPERIENCE OF GOD’S LOVE | LEARN & PREPARA FOR PUJA

“What is puja? Puja is also a means to enter into that Infinite. What is namaaz? It is a mantra to enter that Infinite. What is prayer? It is a rendition to enter into that Infinite. But, without permission, without connection there is no meaning to these. You can do as much puja as you wish, it is worthless. Only today a lady came to Me saying, “Mataji, I have a lot of heart problems.” I said, “What mantra do you take?” She said, “I say, ‘Om Namah Shivaya’.” Now see, the name of Shiva who resides in the heart, it is impossible for a person’s heart to be troubled if he has attained Shri Shiva. Now she is chanting ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ and her heart is having problems. How is this possible? I just thought of Him once and her heart became alright, Shri Shiva was awakened over there. What is the difference? The only difference between her and Me is that I am connected to Shri Shiva. I have taken permission from Him. If you have to go to someone’s house then you have to take permission from them. Now, if you have to go to Justice Vaidya’s place and if you go and bang at his door then he will get you arrested. But if you go to him with protocol, then he will welcome you saying: “Come, have a seat.” Without connection whatever puja and worship takes place, that too when it goes into extremes and out of balance, becomes harmful.”
– H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

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SESSION 26: ENTER INTO THAT INFINITE | (Wednesday 15th December 2021)

“What is puja? Puja is also a means to enter into that Infinite. What is namaaz? It is a mantra to enter that Infinite. What is prayer? It is a rendition to enter into that Infinite. But, without permission, without connection there is no meaning to these. You can do as much puja as you wish, it is worthless. Only today a lady came to Me saying, “Mataji, I have a lot of heart problems.” I said, “What mantra do you take?” She said, “I say, ‘Om Namah Shivaya’.” Now see, the name of Shiva who resides in the heart, it is impossible for a person’s heart to be troubled if he has attained Shri Shiva. Now she is chanting ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ and her heart is having problems. How is this possible? I just thought of Him once and her heart became alright, Shri Shiva was awakened over there. What is the difference? The only difference between her and Me is that I am connected to Shri Shiva. I have taken permission from Him. If you have to go to someone’s house then you have to take permission from them. Now, if you have to go to Justice Vaidya’s place and if you go and bang at his door then he will get you arrested. But if you go to him with protocol, then he will welcome you saying: “Come, have a seat.” Without connection whatever puja and worship takes place, that too when it goes into extremes and out of balance, becomes harmful.”
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

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SESSION 27: CHRISTMAS PUJA 2021 (Saturday 18th December 2021 8pm Sydney time )

Sahaja Yoga Collective humbly welcomes you to the Christmas Puja 2021, streamed Live from Wamuran Ashram, Australia.

Please sit comfortably and enjoy the Puja!

“… everything is done by this Paramchaitanya. … For example, in Brisbane (Australia) when I was there I was sleeping in the ashram and a rainbow appeared. Of course I like paintings very much, of Raphael specially, because he has drawn the Mother’s face and the Child’s face so exactly; expressing the feeling of mother and the child. And imagine, that picture appears in the sky. And I didn’t tell Them to show that Raphael when I was sleeping. I was not even going to look at it. But at this time, the halo that was on the back of Mary comes upon the head. Means Raphael himself did it or, I don’t know – how can I explain … this Paramchaitanya is doing all kinds of things, and it does all this just to convince you about Sahaja Yoga. Because even now there are many who are supposed to be very rational, intelligent, educated who don’t want to accept. After all, if there is a Divine power, if there is something like that and is active, how can you challenge it? How can you say no to it? Because the powers are unlimited; it has gone into every atom and every molecule. It doesn’t do tricks like moving this from there to there, but what it does is to do something which is absolutely impossible. IT is doing.
So for us to believe in this activated Paramchaitanya is the only solution.” – H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Christmas Puja 1995)

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SESSION 28: WHY ARE WE HERE? | (Wednesday 22nd December 2021)

“You all have been seeking, and seeking the truth about yourself. Where does the truth lie?

When are we the most truthful people? Where, at what point, we cannot deceive, whatever we may try? When it is heartfelt. When it is our heart’s desire, then we always try to go ahead with it. But it has to be heart’s desire not the rationality, not the brain’s desire. Because you can make your brain understand. Your intelligence can be compromised. Whatever is heartfelt you want to do it. You cannot be satisfied without doing it.

So, in the heart lies the truth.” – H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

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7-Part Meditation Course

Beginners • Intermediate • Advanced Sessions. No previous experience in meditation required.
Do as many sessions as you wish – no need to do all the sessions.

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Part 1 - Introduction to Sahaja Yoga meditation

Learn how to meditate and receive your Self Realisation with Sahaja Yoga meditation.

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Part 2 - 20 minutes per day for a fulfilling life

Learn how 20 minutes of meditation daily will improve all aspects of our lives.

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Part 3 - Using the 5 Elements

Using the five elements to improve our meditation. Learn how to use the elements like water, fire and earth to find balance and happiness.

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Part 4 - Spirituality, Yoga & Religions

Spirituality, Yoga and Religions – the common link. All spiritual traditions and religions have the same message and objective. Find out more!

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Part 5 - A practical approach to meditation

How to practice true meditation in modern times – a guide to an experience based practical method.

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Part 6 - Techniques to improve meditation

Simple and easy to follow techniques to get the more out of your meditation experience.

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Part 7 - Mantras & Affirmations

Learn how to use mantras and affirmations to improve your chakras within.

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Sahaja Yoga Meditation Australia Celebrates

World Realisation Day 2023

“You must feel your depth” • Meditation & Music

Celebrated Friday 5th May 2023

Watch live YouTube session and recording below.

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About Self Realisation

Each year, on the 5th May, we celebrate the opening of the Sahasrara (crown) chakra by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi in 1970. Self-realisation is the awakening of the Kundalini, a subtle mothering energy within us that connects us to the Sahasrara which is seventh chakra of our subtle being. This enables us to experience inner balance and joy through true meditation. Sahaja Yoga meditation provides this experience.

Shri Mataji was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and received the UN Peace Medal in 1989. She is the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation, which is practised now in over 100 countries.

The Subtle System

The Subtle System. The Sahasrara (crown) chakra is number 7 in the above drawing.

“When you get your Self-realisation, you become the Spirit. And your attention is enlightened by that Spirit. You become a witness of the whole world, like a drama. This enlightened attention is a very powerful means of spreading divine vibrations”.

“Self-realization makes us humble … replace temper with compassion … the more innocent you are, the more blissful you will be”.

Shri Mataji - Founder of Sahaja Yoga

 

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To receive your Self-realization, join us and let yourself be guided through the simple process of Kundalini awakening and learn how to meditate. Suitable for newcomers and regular Sahaja Yoga meditators.

Above video is the recording from the Live Stream on 5th May 2019

"You must feel your depth."

"Firstly, you must feel your depth. If you don’t feel your depth and you are not one with your personality which is so deep, then you cannot enjoy the Self-realisation. First of all, you should understand yourself. If you don’t understand yourself, how can you understand other people? You cannot. So first this Sahasrara should be opened out fully: ‘fully’ means complete oneness with the Divine. That is not difficult. Only you have to meditate a little bit and then it will work out. It has worked out in many people. I am very happy to see, and meet such people in Sahaja Yoga who have achieved such a lot of collectivity and also the awareness of a realised-soul."

Shri Mataji - Sahasrara Day 5th May 2002 Italy

World Yoga Day 2023

Celebrated 21st June 2023

Hosted by Sahaja Yoga Meditation Australia

Attain the true Yoga - the union with the all pervading energy through Self-realisation and Sahaja Yoga meditation.

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The Real Yoga

Real Yoga is the spiritual union attained through Self Realisation and Meditation. Traditionally, Yoga means union with our inner self and the all-pervading energy. Real Yoga is not physical exercises but thoughtless awareness meditation which is achieved through Self Realisation. Sahaja Yoga Meditation provides this experience for mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing.

“So this is your birthright. All human beings have this right to get the awakening of their Kundalini by which they become one with the Divine Power. This is the Real Yoga.” Shri Mataji.

About Self Realisation

Self-realisation is the awakening of the Kundalini, a subtle mothering energy within us that connects us to the Sahasrara which is seventh chakra of our subtle being. This enables us to experience inner balance and joy through true meditation. Sahaja Yoga meditation provides this experience.

Sahaja Yoga meditation was founded Shri Mataji in 1970. Shri Mataji was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and received the UN Peace Medal in 1989. Her meditation is practised in over 100 countries - free of charge.

The Subtle System

The Subtle System. The Sahasrara (crown) chakra is located in position number 7 in the above drawing.

“When you get your Self-realisation, you become the Spirit. And your attention is enlightened by that Spirit. You become a witness of the whole world, like a drama. This enlightened attention is a very powerful means of spreading divine vibrations”.

“Self-realization makes us humble … replace temper with compassion … the more innocent you are, the more blissful you will be”.

Shri MatajiShri Mataji - Founder of Sahaja Yoga

"This is the Real Yoga"

“So this is your birthright. All human beings have this right to get the awakening of their Kundalini by which they become one with the Divine Power. This is the Real Yoga.” Shri Mataji.

HH Shri Mataji talks about the meaning of Sahaja Yoga, meditation and the Real Yoga

"You must feel your depth."

"Firstly, you must feel your depth. If you don’t feel your depth and you are not one with your personality which is so deep, then you cannot enjoy the Self-realisation. First of all, you should understand yourself. If you don’t understand yourself, how can you understand other people? You cannot. So first this Sahasrara should be opened out fully: ‘fully’ means complete oneness with the Divine. That is not difficult. Only you have to meditate a little bit and then it will work out. It has worked out in many people. I am very happy to see, and meet such people in Sahaja Yoga who have achieved such a lot of collectivity and also the awareness of a realised-soul."

Shri Mataji - Sahasrara Day 5th May 2002 Italy

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המערכת האנרגטית בבני האדם

הצ’אקרות

בתוך כל אדם ישנה רשת של עצבים ואיברי חישה המפרשות את העולם החיצוני הפיזי. במקביל, בתוכנו שוכנת מערכת עדינה של ערוצים (‘נאדיס’, שלושה לאורך עמוד השדרה) ומרכזי אנרגיה (‘צ’אקרות’, 7 במקלעות

.העצבים) אשר דואגים לגוף הפיזי, הנפשי והרגשי שלנו. כמו כן להוויה הרוחנית

כאשר אנו מקבלים את ההגשמה העצמית שלנו, הרוח שלנו מתעוררת והמערכת העדינה מתחברת לכוח החיים

.האוניברסלי

איכויות

לכל אחת משבעת הצ’אקרות ישנם איכויות רבות. התכונות הללו שלמות בתוכנו, ולמרות שהן לא תמיד באות לידי ביטוי, לעולם לא ניתן להרסן. כאשר מתעוררת אנרגיית הקונדליני האמהית, התכונות הללו מתחילות

.להתבטא באופן ספונטני ולהביע את עצמן בחיינו

.באמצעות מדיטציה קבועה, אנו מחזקים ומזינים את הצ’אקרות ואת המערכת האנרגטית

 

הרשמה לקורסים

.מוזמנים להרשם לצורך ביטוי הרצון שלכם להצטרף ללימוד וכדי שנוכל לשמור על קשר
שימו לב: אין צורך בהרשמה כדי להשתתף באף אחד מהשיעורים

Diagram of The Subtle System

Animation of the Kundalini (Mothering energy) rising

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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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🌹 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

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.

You can download Shri Mataji’s photos from the section below “RESOURCES – Shri Mataji’s Photos for Meditation” or contact us at [email protected]

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 - 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.

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 - 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

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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

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 - Mantras and Affirmations

“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

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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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.

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

A) 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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