Why Meditation?

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.


As Dr. Deepak Chopra says, we have 60,000 thoughts per day. 95 percent of them are what we thought about yesterday or the past. This means that we aren't living in the present moment, since our mind is always wondering back and forth through time.

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In between our thoughts, there are silent spaces. The goal of meditation is to increase the time of this silent space between our thoughts. This will ultimately give us relaxation.

The greater space between one's thoughts, the more relaxation we get and the mind can figure out a solution to one's problems. It does not mean your problem is solved, but the space is going to give you ideas on how to solve it. You do have your karmas to deal with, but meditation is like having an umbrella while walking through the rain.

Various Meditation Techniques:

Candle Meditation

Meditating on a candle flame is known as Trataka - where the mind, eyes and object are all aligned. This method is a way to connect your physical body (world) to your spiritual body (world) through your third eye - ajna chakra. This meditation enhances deep focus and concentration.

  1. Sit in a comfortable position keeping your eyes open.
  2. Engage in yogic breathing with long inhalations and exhalations.
  3. Keep a lit candle at your eye level on a coffee table and keep it about just under a metre away from yourself.
  4. Focus on the candle flame as your focal point. (If you can't stare directly at the flame you can look at the image of the flame for a few seconds.
  5. Do not blink unless your eyes start to water.
  6. Blink your eyes, and wipe the water.
  7. Open your eyes again and repeat the process.
  8. Your eyes will water again.
  9. Do this 2-3 times then wash your eyes out with water.
  10. This meditation will cleanse your eyes.

Gazing at a candle is a beginner method towards learning to meditate. This should be practiced every day for best results. It may take about one year before you begin to realize the benefit of clearing your mind.

Candle Gazing Meditation Video
VIDEO - Candle Gazing Meditation (known as Tratak) strengthens your physical eyes and the nerve centres in your forehead. It's also a powerful psychic cleanser of the ajna chakra, the 'third eye'.

OM Meditation

Meditating on a specific mantra, such as the word Om is quite soothing. OM is the original vibration symbol, pronounced as AUM. Continuous chanting has the ability to control the mind. The word mantra means freedom from constant worries. Chanting words have positive energy and vibrations, which go to the brain cells and to the cells of your body.

This method of meditating requires a lot of practice initially, but is very worth it. Consider practicing stillness (inside and outside) and silence for 2 minutes while sitting in a comfortable pose.

  1. Sit in a comfortable position.
  2. If thoughts come, let them sweep over you and do not interact with them.
  3. Chant the mantra of your choice for 2 minutes.
  4. Sit still for 2 minutes.
  5. Keep repeating your mantra, and let it come from your heart.
  6. Do not use your lips anymore. Chant inside your body.
  7. Keep chanting in silence.
  8. At this point, ask God for anything.
  9. Ask God for love, respect, kindness and forgiveness (non material things).
  10. Do not ask God for winning the lottery (material things). The only thing you take from this life is your Karma .
  12. Rub your hands and massage your face. Absorb the blessings for the minute.
  13. Chant OM SHANTI SHANTI OM before you get up.
OM Meditation Video
VIDEO - The chanting of 'OM' has a positive effect on your nervous system. Here is an OM Meditation to help awaken latent physical and mental powers.

In time as you progress in your meditation practice, you will notice some positive feelings. You will feel success in meditation when:

Seated Meditation by the Sea Video
VIDEO - Studies have shown that it doesn't matter much how you meditate, just as long as you do it regularly. This yoga meditation will surely relax you and increase your patience and endurance.

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