Meditation in Action-Times and Cycles

Action of Meditation

“Prayer is when the mind is one-pointed and man talks to Infin­ity. Med­i­ta­tion is when the mind becomes totally clean and recep­tive, and Infin­ity talks to the man.” ~Yogi Bha­jan, The Aquar­ian Teacher Train­ing manual

When to Meditate

Any­time that works for you, par­tic­u­larly if it is the same time every day. Keep in mind that first thing in the morn­ing, the amrit vela is best because it sets you for the whole day and is nat­u­rally a quiet, reflec­tive time (espe­cially before sun­rise). In the evening (at sun­set or just before going to bed) is also a good time.

Med­i­ta­tion Location

Choose a place you won’t be dis­turbed, feel vul­ner­a­ble, or get dis­tracted. Try to use the same place daily. Make it your spot; you can fill it with can­dles, flow­ers, spir­i­tual images and/or pic­tures of beau­ti­ful places, and any­thing else that is uplift­ing, calm­ing, inspir­ing. Sit on a sheep­skin, nat­ural fiber blan­ket or, if needed, a firm cush­ion or on a chair ded­i­cated for this purpose.

Com­mit to a Meditation

What­ever med­i­ta­tion you choose to do, to get the max­i­mum ben­e­fit, fully com­mit to doing it for a cer­tain amount and length of time. Keep in mind that 3 min­utes a day is more effec­tive than 31 min­utes once a week. If you do miss a day, don’t beat your­self up, just start again and keep up!

Tune-in with the Adi Mantra

Chant Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo three times before begin­ning the med­i­ta­tion. You can also choose to do a yoga kriya or some warm-ups after tun­ing in. Lis­ten to the Adi Mantra here.

Set Your Intention

Have a clear pic­ture of what the result of this med­i­ta­tion will be for you. Why have you cho­sen to do it? The clearer your focus and inten­tion, the more power behind the med­i­ta­tion. You get what you project, so project the result.

Med­i­ta­tion Minutes

Yogic sci­ence says that there are spe­cific lengths of time needed for cer­tain desired effects in med­i­ta­tion. Thus, med­i­ta­tions (and exer­cises in a kriya) are held for a spec­i­fied period of time.

3 min­utes: Affects cir­cu­la­tion (blood) and elec­tro­mag­netic field.

11 min­utes: Changes glan­du­lar sys­tem and nerves.

22 min­utes: Bal­ances and coor­di­nates the three minds.

31 min­utes: Affects all the cells and rhythms of the body and all lay­ers of the mind’s projection.

62 min­utes: Changes the gray mat­ter of the brain. Inte­grates the sub­con­scious “shadow mind” and the outer projection.

2 1/2 hours: Holds the new pat­tern in the sub­con­scious mind by the sur­round­ing uni­ver­sal mind.

Each week we dis­cover a 3, 11, or 22 minute med­i­ta­tion in class to help explore dif­fer­ent aspects of your­self.  I use sound to help clear and guide you to a place of clar­ity to com­mu­ni­ca­tion with yourself.  

Con­tact me if you want to cre­ate a per­sonal prac­tice that is related to your per­sonal des­tiny and life cycles.  We will dis­cuss your per­sonal inten­tions in a yoga ther­apy ses­sion and dis­cover what daily med­i­ta­tion and length of med­i­ta­tion that would be ideal for you.  Most med­i­ta­tions start from 3–11 min­utes.  Give your­self 15 min­utes a day…it will change your life.  Con­tact dhyanjot@gmail.com for an appointment.

Med­i­ta­tion Cycles of Transformation

Com­mit­ting to a per­sonal prac­tice makes the med­i­ta­tion process of trans­for­ma­tion and self-discovery your own. To mas­ter the effects of a med­i­ta­tion, prac­tice it as a sad­hana, as a daily dis­ci­pline. This will develop a life-promoting habit. Habit con­trols us so much that it is said that we can actu­ally change our des­tiny by chang­ing our habits. We can use var­i­ous cycles of the human mind to help replace unwanted pat­terns of behav­ior with new, more pos­i­tive ones. Choose a med­i­ta­tion that suits your goals and/or inspires you, and com­mit to prac­tic­ing it over 40, 90, 120, or 1,000 days.

40 days: Change a habit.

90 days: Con­firm the habit.

120 days: You are the new habit.

1,000 days: Mas­tery of the new habit.

One of the most effec­tive med­i­ta­tion prac­tice is based on your own 52 day cycle. Each cycle includes a med­i­ta­tion that is adjusted each 52 days through yoga ther­apy coun­sel.  This is a very effec­tive way to really make an impact on your life.  Every­thing and every­one has an oppor­tu­nity to improve here in earth school.  To set your appoint­ment by  Con­tact­ing Dhyan­jot at dhyanjot@gmail.com

Your reg­u­lar med­i­ta­tion prac­tice can even­tu­ally lead you to a 30 to 60 minute prac­tice and med­i­ta­tion that devel­ops you and and your life path even fur­ther.    When you work on your­self you begin to change the world.  It all starts with you.  Then when you take your per­sonal dis­ci­pline  into class you strengthen the whole con­nect­ing to what is called “Brahma Hum” (we are one).

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