Meditation is a state of mind and something that cannot be taught. It is something one experiences. As something experienced, it cannot be analysed or described in words. However, there are many techniques which can transfer our consciousness to various parts of the mind and thus allow us to explore and recognise the hidden corners of the mind while expanding our self-awareness. The result of meditation is self-actualisation which is achieved when the higher mind transforms.

Yoga Nidra

This is a pre-meditation practice, a synthesis of Tantric practices devised by, put together, perfected and taught by Paramahamsa Satyananda. It prepares the mind for the experience of meditation practice. It is a guided practice. It is done in the supine position known as Savasana. The body is immobilised. The mind is activated through self-awareness and through the sense of hearing as one follows the instructions. Yoga nidra has numerous benefits. It offers physical, emotional and mental relaxation. Relaxation is a state of being in which our system is activated, vibrant and sufficient. Real relaxation is difficult to achieve. It requires practice so that it becomes a life stance. Just some of the results to be gained from systematically practising yoga nidra are mental concentration, reprogramming the mind, reducing eliminating psychosomatic problems, as well as reducing or eliminating stress and anxiety. Focusing the mind during practice helps overall with focus and concentration. A relaxed mind is accompanied by deep, full breaths. Proper breathing gives life completeness.