What is True Meditation
One hears the word "Meditation" so frequently now that its meaning has become blurred. It's aim is not merely to calm your emotions, clear your mind, or relieve stress, although it will do it all that. And although true meditation will take you beyond thought, blanking out is not the way to get there.
Truly speaking, meditation is not even something one does; its a state of consciousness - a profoundly serene, blissful state in which you're beyond thought and beyond perceiving yourself as separate from the rest of creation. There's a sound sense of being complete in yourself- and knowing for sure that "your self" is much more than you had ever imagined. You're experiencing, at long last, something of your own divine essence.
Practitioners are required to sit for extended period of time without moving the body and without discomfort. Only when the body is steady and still foursome time will meditation experienced. Deep meditation requires the spinal column to be straight and very few asanas can satisfy this condition.
why not in Shavasana?? because in Shavasana, there is a tendency to drift in to sleep. It is essential to remain awake and alert while going through the various stages which lead to successful meditatoin.
Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, said the following about asana & meditation : "You must be able too sit in one of the meditation asanas for a full three hours at a stretch without shaking body. Then only you gain true "asana siddhi", mastery over the asana, and be able to practice higher stages of pranayama and dhyana. Without securing a steady asana, you can not progress well in meditation. the more steady you in your asana, the more you will be able to concentrate with a one-pointed mind. If you can be steady in a posture even for one hour, you will be able to acquire a one-pointed mind and feel the atmic ananda, infinite peace and soulful bliss in side you."
Voluntary Donation : $5 (non-members)
when : April 19, 2019, Friday 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Eligibility : Whether you are regular practitioner or just a beginner, this workshop is for all. Join and experience the peace, bliss and divinity in within you.
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