Despite all its popularity, today very few of us truly know what meditation is. Some regard meditation is the mental concentration on something, others consider that we meditate when we imagine something that gives us peace or satisfaction. All these methods are being with one goal to slow down and, eventually, completely stop the incessant activity of our minds. These exercises are not really meditation - they are substitutes for meditation because it is normally very difficult to stop our minds all-together. In reality, meditation is a state of thoughtless awareness. It is not an act of doing - it is a state of awareness.
When we take a look at the various explanations of meditation, another thing we often see is that meditation is defined as taking a moment to sit quietly or to ponder. True meditation, however is much more than this. It is a state of profound, deep peace that occurs when the mind is calm and silent, yet completely alert.
Learn to Meditate using the instruction of Paramahansa Yogananda
Paramahansa Yogananda’s personal instructions on how to practice the science of Kriya Yoga meditation, taken from the classes he gave for more than thirty years, are presented in detail in the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons. In addition, the Lessons provide his practical guidance and techniques for attaining balanced physical, mental, and spiritual well-being — the health, healing, success, and harmony that yoga bestows in every aspect of life. These "how-to-live" principles are an absolutely essential component of any truly successful meditation practice. Meditation using the Kriya Yoga technique under the instruction of Paramahansa Yogananda is what we here at Natures Energies recommend that everyone should strive for. To practice Kriya Yoga though, you need to start with basic instruction into meditation, which is what we present here.
Use the following video which you can use right away to begin experiencing the peace and communion with the Divine that meditation brings.
Learn to Meditate using Transcendental Meditation
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Technique is explained by Michael Mamas here in these 2 videos (as Surya Ram Meditation). The videos are less than 20 minutes in length combined, and by the end of the videos you will know and understand how to meditate, and will have the basic principles for mastering the art of meditation.
To further your understanding of Surya Ram Meditation you can read the FAQ.
We recommend that you follow the above technique for 2 months. You can then click here to apply for the advanced Surya Ram technique for the cost of $5.00.
The many reported benefits of the Surya Ram Meditation with Advanced Technique;
Feeling stronger inside yourself
Things come together better
Greater sense of joy
The advanced technique instruction is free. The $5.00 cost is for handling. Monies go to CRS, a non-profit organization, supporting Mount Soma and Sri Somesvara Temple. Click here to purchase the advanced technique.
Your Meditation Environment
After you have learnt to meditate, you should incorporate it into your daily routine. Many people have a sacred space that they use in their home. This may incorporate using a comfortable cushion for sitting on while meditating, as well as a sacred meditation alter/table for placing sacred items such as photos, candles, incense and so on. We carry the Sari Patchwork Cushion to make your meditation practice comfortable.