March 04, 2018 1 Comment

What is Meditation?

Meditation is almost a buzz word theses days. But when we say "meditation", what comes to your mind? It is not a fad or buzz word, rather has been in existence for thousands of years. Many people try hard to meditate and master their mind. Whereas the truth is that you cannot meditate, rather you can become meditative. This is a simple concept, wherein you establish your mind, body and energies in such a way that you become meditative. That is Yoga's Perspective.

Dhyana is one of the Eight Limbs of Yoga

 Dharana (Concentration) is a step before Dhyana (Meditation). Read our blog on Dharana (Concentration) here . Dhyana is also one of the Eight Limbs of Yoga. The idea is make your mind work for you and not the other way around. If you make your body still, mind will start surrendering to you. Dhyana is a process of meditation that enables you to focus on an object/concept/task and makes your mind work in a way you want.

Whatever you need to achieve, Dhyana can help you get there, by eliminating any negative elements and strengthening your inner-self.  All of us have infinite potential and training our mind to have a profound attention power is the main goal of Dhyana practice.

 Yoga Asanas (Poses) that work great for Dhyana.

There are certain asanas that work great for Dhyana practice. The Lotus Pose, Padmasana, will restore the energy levels in your body, calming the brain and increasing awareness. Bhujangasana, or the Cobra Pose on the other hand invigorates your spirit and activates the heart. It is no better asana than the Cobra pose to relieve stress and fatigue. Paschimottanasana is ideal for those with an excess of anger or irritability. In order to practice Dhyana, you need to relieve all the negativity; this asana will “clean” you up in order to better meditate upon your goals.

Prepare yourself for Dhyana 

Since Dharana comes before Dhyana, It's worth mentioning all the things that are required for well-prepared mind for Dhyana.

  • Turn off any gadgets that may interrupt you (notifications, alarms, music)
  • Don’t start immediately after a meal.  Allow time to your body to fully digest your meals before engaging in Dhyana practice. Keep hydrated, eat lightly and everything will go smoother.
  • Choose a relaxing environment. As you don’t have to be in a certain position, place or time to meditate, feel free to choose the environment that makes you the most relaxed possible. As long as the temperature, light, smell or sounds don’t interfere with your mediation, it’s perfect.
  • Listen to your body. Inhale and exhale in order to create the right state of calmness. Once you are fully relaxed, visualize your goal and become one with it.

Dhyana is all about getting to state of Incredible Awareness

"True concentration is an unbroken thread of awareness." - B.K.S Iyengar

The reality is that we can all meditate in some way or another. Quieting the mind is not easy, but practicing Dhyana makes it easier every day. Having the ability of this incredible state of awareness can happen through this ancient Yoga's methodology. Practicing yoga can help you to focus on your inner self, shutting off outer distractions whilst transcending the restless mind. Meditation helps in achieving a relaxed body and a calmer, stronger mind - that works the way you want.

Hopefully you too will be able to enjoy this state of awareness in order to regain balance and liberate your inner power for a better self.


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1 Response


October 24, 2018

Very nice information shared. Good way of explanation of the content and precise way of delivering it. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing. Very much appreciated.

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