Meditation Yoga

QUESTION

Dean Das,
I am curious to know more about your meditation practices and how they differ from others, for example TM.
Kind regards Esmeralda

 

ANSWER

Dear Esmeralda,

Thank you for your enquiry.
Basic meditation practice, is dependant upon three requirements -

(a) the ability to sit quietly without bodily disturbance

(b) a refining of the breath-flow by breath-regulation, as shallow and
rapid breathing cause disturbance to the mind  

(c) the creation of  a steady and focused mind, to calm the
restlessness of the body.

Mind-Yoga, employs a set of simple yoga exercises (asanas) to
purify and strengthen the nervous system; utilizes a set of breathing
practices to regulate the breath, thus increasing inner vitality; and
mental focusing practices to develop one pointedness of mind.

Through this 'Meditation Yoga', we learn to accumulate the
energies of the body, the breath, and of the mind into
one internal energy flow. 

By this stage, a shift in our experiential consciousness
begins to take place.

Esmeralda, I need to emphasis that 'Meditation Yoga' is not
some newly conceived form of meditation. It is
a time-honoured practice that has been practiced by
yogis throughout the centuries.

What Mind-Yoga has done, is to formulate a practice
system that is suitable for, and accessible to, a broad
range of people living normal lives in contemporary
western society.

Thus, we can live our normal lives in the world, and at
the same time practice a yoga and meditation capable
of bringing about profound inner-change.

I hope this clarifies a few things, and we personally
meet at a class.

Dean Das