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Originally posted 2007-12-27 18:56:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Subtle System Once you have experienced your self-realisation through Sahaja Yoga, a new dimension of awareness is opened up to you. You are able to experience thoughtless awareness, or nirvichara samadhi, which is a state where you are perfectly alert, but are conscious without having to think. This is a truly liberating state, as our state prior to self-realisation is characterised by constant nagging thoughts and worries, or planning for the future.

Another area of awareness that becomes available to you in Sahaja Yoga is known as vibratory awareness, in which you become aware of the state of your subtle system, which is depicted in the diagram. Sensations on the fingertips, such as tingling or heat indicate a problem in an energy centre, whereas coolness is associated with an absence of problems in an energy centre, also known as a chakra. The colours shown in the hand in the diagram correspond to the colours of the energy centres, and in this way you are able to decode the sensations on the fingertips. For example, if the thumb (yellow) on the left hand tingles this indicates a problem with the swadisthan chakra on the left hand side (also shown as yellow in the diagram).

In Sahaja Yoga it is common to hear people talking about being left-sided or right-sided. What does this mean? If you look at the diagram you will notice that there are three channels. There is a blue channel which runs down a person’s left side (as we are facing the person in the diagram it naturally appears on the right-hand side) and is called the left side or in Sanskrit terms, the Ida Nadi, where Nadi means ‘channel.’ On the other side, on the right side of our body, is the right side, or Pingala Nadi. In the middle, running along the spinal chord is the Sushumna, or central channel.

What are the qualities of these three channels? The left channel is also known as the moon channel, and if we move too much into this channel then we can become depressed and in extreme cases, suicidal. It is also associated with feelings of hopelessness, dejection, fear and failure. Normally the colour of this channel is blue, but as we move more towards the left side, the colour becomes quite black. How do we know if we have moved into the left-side i.e. our left channel has become overactive? We can tell from our behaviour, as described above, but through Sahaja Yoga we can also detect this more subtly on our hands. If we feel more coolness on the right hand than the left, then this indicates that we have indulged too much into the left side of our consciousness.

The right channel, or the sun channel, is associated with feelings of elation, excitement, planning too much, being futuristic, dominating and aggressive. The colour of this channel is gold when it is in balance with the left side, but as a person moves more towards the right, the colour changes to yellow, orange and then red as the person becomes increasingly aggressive. The ideal state in Sahaja Yoga is to be in the centre, which means that we are are moving on the central channel, and that we are not too left-sided or too right-sided. In this state we are detached, enjoy being with others, and enjoy ourselves more too. This can be felt on the subtle level as coolness on both hands.

By attending a Sahaja Yoga centre near you, you can find out how to balance yourself on a subtle level.

Originally posted 2007-12-13 18:53:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Heart chakra

Please enjoy this beautifully made Sahaja Yoga video on the Heart chakra. It incorporates beautiful music, pictures, as well as extracts from talks by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.

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Originally posted 2008-05-11 04:18:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Self-realisation video

You can get your Self-realisation online. Just follow the instructions on the following video of Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga:

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Originally posted 2008-03-29 19:33:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Originally posted 2014-11-02 01:25:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja YogaYou’ve heard of Sahaja Yoga, but what is it? When people think of yoga they often think of Hatha Yoga which has a big emphasis on the physical level involving postures etc. Sahaja Yoga is a form of meditation, or a better definition might be that it is the key to meditation where meditation is defined as mental silence, thoughtless awareness or nirvichara.

Meditation only occurs when we have experienced self-realisation, which is a state in which the kundalini, a coiled energy, has awakened from its slumber at the base of the spine, and has risen up through the energy centres situated on the spine, pierced the fontanelle bone at the top of the head and has connected with the all-pervading power. If you have not experienced self-realisation you won’t be able to go beyond thoughts, but will just be battling them in an effort to achieve silence, but this is a bit like banging your head against the wall.

So you could say that self-realisation is the starting point for Sahaja Yoga. This is not how it used to be. Prior to Sahaja Yoga people who wished to achieved their enlightenment would retire from society and would spend years, decades to overcome their attachment to the physical, emotional and mental aspects of their being. They would cleanse energy centre after energy centre, starting from the root energy centre, the Mooladhara and working their way up. Most of the time they would fail or give up.

In Sahaja Yoga you first experience self-realisation and then you go about clearing the chakras, or energy centres. Normally only a few strands of the kundalini rise up all the way to the top as there are obstructions in the chakras preventing more strands from rising up. The task of the person who has achieved this first step on their spiritual path is to then cleanse these energy centres in order to allow further strands of kundalini to rise up, and hence to deepen the experience.

How would you know which energy centres need cleansing? Well, one of the amazing results of getting self-realisation through Sahaja Yoga is that you are able to perceive your energy centres on your finger tips. This is known as vibratory awareness. Each finger corresponds to a different chakra, so that if a particular finger tingles or burns we know that there is a problem in the corresponding chakra. If you attend a Sahaja yoga program near you (and these are free) you will find out what to do to cleanse each centre. The cleansing methods are amazingly simple!

The other result of self-realisation is that you are able to enjoy mental silence, and at a deeper level, bliss. As you cleanse the chakras within you and continue to meditate you are able to discover the beauty within.

Originally posted 2007-12-06 20:18:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Please enjoy the following video in which Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga, explains what to do after Self-realization in order to establish kundalini awakening.

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Originally posted 2009-03-23 15:56:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Please enjoy the following Sahaja Yoga video in which Shri Mataji explains how the confusion of the modern times results in spiritual seeking.

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Originally posted 2008-06-25 15:24:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga

What are we really? We are not this mind, this body, these emotions although we tend to identify with these. Some people operate on a mainly intellectual level and may find the thought of going beyond their minds unsettling. Others operate more on the emotional or physical plane.

But then, to come back to the above question, what are we really? We are, in essence, the Spirit, a part of our being that never dies. This has been expressed beautifully in a poem by Adi Shanakaracharya called Tad Niskala. The first stanza is reproduced here:

Om. I am neither the mind,
Intelligence, ego, nor ’chitta’,
Neither the ears, nor the tongue,
Nor the senses of smell and sight,
Neither ether, nor air,
I am Eternal Bliss and Awareness.
I am Shiva! I am Shiva!

Here follows an extract from a talk by Shri Mataji, the founder of Sahaja Yoga:

So, today we are going to think about our Spirit, which we have neglected throughout. They are not even conscious that we have a Spirit. Through Sahaja Yoga those who are now conscious, because they can feel it through their vibrations, they can also get lost and can forget it. The Spirit is the only eternal thing within us, all the rest are transitory and evolutionary. Everything rose into evolution and the better is the evolution the higher the Spirit starts manifesting itself. Like the reflection… the reflection on the stone of even the sun is zero. And the reflection of the sun on the lake is sometimes I think, is the reflection that is felt in the Sahaja Yogis, when they see, feel it, it flows, they can feel the breeze in their hands.

But still their attention is not fully enlightened, the Spirit has not permeated inside. It’s just reflecting still. In the mirror you see the reflection of the sun. But even then, when you removed it you cannot reflect it. This is the difference – that even if you become the mirror of the sun, unless and until it permeates into your being and transforms you into something new, you have not done full justice to yourself and nor to the powers of your Spirit. The Spirit has come just like a vision to you an experience to you, but the growth of your being has not yet started and if it has started it’s so slow that you may not achieve much in one lifetime. Because your attention is on all various things. You have been misidentified from the very beginning, since the time you were amoeba you have been misidentified. The matter played a big role in your life, so matter was important. Then all the five elements that are within us were very important to us. Because we can see them, feel them we have lived them for years, thousands and thousands of years. So they are part and parcel of your being and that is why you are so much identified with it. That should be, no doubt.

But in the living process it never happens like that. There are some seeds which grow so fast that within one year they become trees after they have been sprouted. They bear fruit in one year’s time. Some trees are such, but some of them linger on and linger on and linger on and they take too much time. So much so that maybe when they are not yet fully developed any storm, any wind, any one of these things can just push them down. So you have to make a rapid growth within. Even after realization I have seen people do not pay attention to their Spirit. So for every Sahaja Yogi today I would say they have to ask … “Where is your attention?”

Extract from a talk, The eternal Spirit, London, 10 November 1980 by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga

Originally posted 2008-01-23 18:10:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Guided Meditation

Enjoy the following guided meditation:

Originally posted 2013-04-28 03:46:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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