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The Art of Meditation Course (Sahaj Samadhi)

Meditating is the delicate art of doing nothing: letting go of everything and being who you are. –Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Program Overview

Effortless path to true relaxation through meditation

The Art of Meditation in Los Angeles, or Sahaj Samdhi, teaches you the basics of meditation. Sahaj is a Sanskrit word that means natural or effortless. Samadhi is a deep, blissful, meditative state. Sahaj Samadhi meditation is a natural, effortless system of meditation.

During these meditation classes in Los Angeles, the participant is taught to use a simple sound mentally which allows the mind to settle down and go within. When the mind and nervous system are allowed to repose a few moments in the profound silence, the blocks that clog the system and our progress gradually dissolve.

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How does Reposing in the Self Help in Day-to-Day Life?

When a river is calm, its reflection is clearer. When the mind is calm, there is greater clarity in the field of expression. Our powers of observation, perception and expression improve. As a result, we are able to communicate effectively and clearly.

Why Do I Need a Mantra?

In Sanskrit, a mantra is described as, “Manana trayate iti mantra”.  Iti Mantra is that which saves you from repetitiveness. A repetitive thought is a worry. Mantras help to free you from worries.

Benefits of Meditation

Are you seeking calmness, peace of mind, joy, vibrant health, greater energy, positive relationships and fulfillment in life? Do you wish to be stress-free and worry-free?

You can enjoy all these benefits and much more, with meditation classes in Los Angeles. Meditation offers innumerable benefits for your body, mind and spirit. The rest you gain in meditation is deeper than the deepest sleep. The deeper your rest, the more dynamic your activity is.

  • Meditation allows the conscious mind to settle deeply in the Self, giving it rest
  • When the mind settles down, it lets go of all tension, making one healthy and focused

Physical Benefits of Meditation in Los Angeles

By learning meditation in Los Angeles, the physiology undergoes a change and every cell in the body is filled with more prana (energy). This results in joy, peace, enthusiasm as the level of prana in the body increases.

On a physical level, meditation:

  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Lowers the levels of blood lactate, reducing anxiety attacks
  • Decreases any tension-related pain, such as tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems
  • Increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior
  • Improves the immune system
  • Increases energy levels as you gain an inner source of energy

Mental Benefits of Meditation in Los Angeles

Meditation brings the brainwave pattern into an Alpha state that promotes healing. The mind becomes fresh, delicate and beautiful. With regular practice of meditation:

  • Stress doesn’t get into the system
  • Stress releases from the system
  • Anxiety decreases
  • Emotional stability improves
  • Creativity increases
  • Happiness increases
  • Intuition develops
  • Gain clarity and peace of mind
  • Problems become smaller
  • Sharpens the mind by gaining focus and expands the mind through relaxation
  • The balance of a sharp mind and an expanded consciousness brings perfection

Meditation makes you aware that your inner attitude determines your happiness.

Other Benefits of Meditation

Emotional steadiness and harmony: it cleanses and nourishes you from within and calms you whenever you feel overwhelmed, unstable, or emotionally shut down.

Meditation brings harmony in creation: when you meditate, you are in the space of vastness, calmness and joy, and this is what you emit into the environment, bringing harmony to the creation/planet.

Consciousness evolves: with the assimilation of meditation into daily life, your consciousness evolves, and in time, is able to experience the higher and refined states of consciousness.

When your consciousness evolves and expands, the disturbances in your life become negligible. Anger and disappointments become fleeting emotions that occur momentarily and then vanish. You start living in ‘the moment’ and let go of ‘the past’.

Personal transformation: meditation can bring about a true personal transformation. As you learn more about yourself, you’ll naturally want to discover more about the mystery of life, this universe, etc. Then the questions that arise in the mind are: What is the meaning of Life? What is its purpose? What is this world? What is love? What is knowledge?

Once these questions arise, know that you are very fortunate. These questions need to be understood; you cannot find the answers in books. As you live through answering them, you’ll witness that life transforms to a richer level.

Cosmic consciousness dawns in you: with the assimilation of meditation into daily life, the fifth state of consciousness, called cosmic consciousness, dawns. Cosmic consciousness means to perceive the whole cosmos as part of oneself. When you perceive the world as a part of yourself, love flows strongly between the world and you. This love empowers you to bear the opposing forces and the disturbances in your life. Anger and disappointments become fleeting emotions that occur momentarily and then vanish.

The confluence of knowledge, understanding and practice makes life complete. When you grow into higher states of consciousness, you become beautiful yet strong – a soft, delicate and beautiful blossom capable of accommodating different values in life without any conditions.

How to get the benefits

To experience the benefits of meditation, regular practice is necessary. It takes only a few minutes every day. Once imbibed into the daily routine, meditation becomes the best part of your day!

Meditation is like a seed. The more you cultivate a seed with love, the more it blossoms. Similarly, the sapling of consciousness is within you. It needs to be nurtured with simple meditation techniques. Some palm trees yield in three years, some in ten years. And those that aren’t nurtured – never yield! They simply exist.

Busy people from all backgrounds are grateful to pause and enjoy a refreshing few minutes of meditation each day. Dive deep into yourself and enrich your life.