Meditation or dhyana means complete emptiness of the mind.
Its very hard to experience the emptiness of mind in this age, yoga has various methods which work with the body, mind and emotion so that one can experience beyond body and mind.
The aim of meditation practices is to induce the spontaneous state of meditation. It is impossible to teach meditation, no matter what many people say. There are different paths to meditation. Some involve actions in the outside world while others involve introspection and temporarily leaving aside outside activities.
The mind, in its unconscious and subconscious realms, contains different facets of being. It contains our basic urges and instincts. It contains the intellectual and rational aspects of our being. It contains primitive memories with which we have had totally no connection in our life. It contains ideas, visions, dreams that are far more awe-inspiring than even the most vivid fiction novel. The mind contains the most incredible and almost impossible aspects that are completely inconceivable to most of us. The aim of yoga and meditation is to bring these normally unknown layers of the mind to conscious perception.
The techniques of meditational practices we practice at Shree Yoga Retreat are reasonably very easy to learn and practice.
There are two principal methods of inducing meditation: passive and active.
Active methods are practised during everyday life, when one walks, talks, eats and performs daily functions. The aim is to be in a state of meditation while actively involved in worldly events.
Passive methods are the ones that we normally term meditational practices. A fixed period of time is set aside daily solely for the purpose of introspection. These methods can also lead to meditation outside the actual time of practising the passive techniques.
Following are few meditation techniques that we teach at Shree Yoga in Nepal:
- • Mantra meditation • Yoga Nidra • Trataka Meditation • Antar Mauna • Ajapa japa • Walking meditation • Guided meditation