Yoga meditation is easy to add to your daily routine, extremely effective, and will help you awaken and cultivate wisdom and spiritual love—the goal of yoga. Regularly practicing meditation enhances all aspects of your life. As you begin to experience mental clarity and relief from stress and anxiety, the challenges of life will become easier to manage. Even if you have a busy schedule, or difficulty staying motivated, once you’ve learned these easy methods you’ll soon be looking forward to your daily practice of meditation.
Methods of Yoga Meditation
We teach a variety of yoga meditation and relaxation techniques, including:
Gauranga Breathing: A breath meditation accompanied by Transcendental Sound that can be practiced both silently and audibly.
Japa Meditation: The quiet personal chanting of Transcendental Sound.
Kirtan: The singing or chanting of sacred mantras, or Transcendental Sound.
Benefits of Yoga Meditation
The many physical, mental, and spiritual benefits you can achieve through meditation range from helping alleviate stress and experiencing an inner calm and peace, to helping you achieve the highest levels of self-realization.
The benefits of yoga meditation include:
- Increased clarity and decision-making ability
- Stress relief and inner peace
- Improved physical and mental health
- Freedom from anxiety and fear
- Deeper inner happiness and fulfilment
- Ability to let go of anger
- Overcoming bad habits
- Increased patience
- Compassion for others
- Inner strength and confidence
- Inner beauty
- Increased creativity
- More harmonious relationships
- Improved sleep
Yoga Meditation Offers the Spiritual Food We All Need
Most of us have experienced feeling deep inside that something is missing in our life. We may try to fill up our emptiness in various ways—travelling, shopping, eating, keeping busy, etc. But no matter what we do in life, without spiritual food/sustenance, we will remain empty inside, looking for something more.
But what is that spiritual food? What is it that can actually give you the spiritual peace and happiness that you need? The conclusion of yoga scriptures and bonafide spiritual masters is that we can experience inner peace, freedom from fear and anxiety, and deep happiness through the practice of yoga meditation.
Experience Deep Happiness from Yoga Meditation
When we speak of the happiness derived from yoga meditation, we are not referring to the opposite of sadness. Rather, we are speaking about a happiness which is so deep and constant that it is present regardless of whether you are in a condition of “unhappiness/distress” or “happiness.”
Everyone experiences both the sadness and happiness which results from ever-changing circumstances in life. There is fortune, there is misfortune. There is wealth; there is poverty. There is beauty; there is ugliness. There is good health; there is sickness and so on. However, whether we are experiencing temporary happiness or sadness, we can possess a deeper happiness and well-being which has no opposite. This is why such happiness is called transcendental happiness—it transcends the constant changes of material life.
Meditation is for Everyone
No matter what your age, occupation or status in life is, whether you’re a student, parent, business person or retired, everyone needs a sanctuary from the demands of modern living, stress, anxieties, loneliness, emptiness, and personal problems.
In the same way that we can all enjoy a beautiful sunset, regardless of our age, income, profession, or anything else, similarly, we can all practice and reap the fruits of yoga meditation.
By adding yoga meditation to your life, you can experience ever-deepening inner peace and happiness, ever-increasing insights, realization of your real self-worth, and come to appreciate the deep and valuable purpose of your existence.
Learn meditation from Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda, a self realized yoga master and find that place of sanctuary for yourself.