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The Benefits of practicing Sahaja Yoga meditation 
“Sahaja Yoga meditation provides a practical and free means for people to achieve a peaceful and balanced state in their lives. It helps us to reduce illness, live longer and rediscover the sense of shared values that derive from both a traditional family life and respect for the Earth through the practice of an environmentally aware lifestyle”. 

Meditation is that state of deep peace which occurs when the mind is calm, silent yet completely alert. The real power of meditation lies also in its capacity to take us to a higher state of awareness that will help us fulfill our true human potential in every way. 

There are so many benefits from practicing Sahaja Yoga that it is hard to know where to start...I personally think 

that those who benefit most from Sahaja Yoga are those who feel they are not completely satisfied with their life. Materialism doesn't quite give them the satisfaction that they believe it will. 

That's because they are seeking something beyond, something that makes us absolutely free of all the attachments and bondages of life. 

After getting self-realization, we are connected to the all pervading divine power which looks after us. This freedom makes us more able to cope with life's ups and downs, because there is a constant joy within us, which is our Spirit. 

Through Sahaja Yoga meditation, one can experience the benefits such as: 

Health Benefits 

Illnesses and ailments arise due to imbalances of the subtle energy system. Through Sahaja Yoga, one awakens the dormant primordial energy Kundalini and it starts enlightening the subtle energy centres (chakras) within you. You can then heal, correct, balance and nourish the subtle energy centres (chakras) through simple cleansing techniques taught in Sahaja Yoga. As you become more centered and balanced, your state of health improves and you become more immune to illnesses. As Shri Mataji Herself says, “Once you are properly established, you don't have to worry about your health at all.” 

The health benefits of Sahaja Yoga have been documented by medical doctors and psychologists, and confirmed by clinical studies and research. Many have also cured themselves of ailments such as high blood pressure, asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, cancer etc.

Improved Sleeping patterns

Another obvious benefit that is gained from Sahaja Yoga is that one sleeps better, deeper and awake more refreshed in the morning. Many people suffer from insomnia or unsatisfactory sleep, which they blame on everything from weather to bad bedsprings. In fact, a lot of it can simply be put down to a busy mind, not letting go of the past day's events, or worrying about planning for tomorrow. Through Sahaja Yoga, one can begin to live and sleep in the present. 

Stress Management 

Shri Mataji in her book, “Stress Management through Sahaja Yoga” explains the relationship between the nervous system and the emotional, physical and mental health. According to her, the left and right sympathetic nervous systems correspond to our Yin (our emotions, desires and the past) and Yang energies (our action and futuristic thinking) respectively. Stress is a product of imbalance between the two energies, as well as an overworked and over-exhausted sympathetic nervous system. 

With Sahaja Yoga, one can learn to balance these two energies and enjoy a more balanced state of living - staying alert yet be peaceful and calm. 

Self-Development 

The awakening of the dormant spiritual energy Kundalini brings about improvements and positive changes in our personality. With practice, one will discover that many innate qualities of our energy centres (chakras) manifesting and expressing in one's life. We become automatically very dynamic, creative, confident and at the same time very humble, loving and compassionate. Many individuals, who practice Sahaja Yoga, also discover their own innate talents and potential in many areas (e.g. art, music, public speaking etc) and gradually develop them to levels they never imagined possible before. 

The practice of meditation also improves one's mental focus, concentration and energy levels. With a calm yet alert mind, it is no wonder the practitioners of Sahaja Yoga take on an air of confidence in dealing with life's challenges. 

There are several benefits of Sahaja Yoga as enumerated below: 

1. The greatest benefit is achieving the state of thoughtlessness. As a result of this one remains in the present which is the truth. 
 

2. Peace can be achieved collectively when thousands of people get the awakening of their kundalini. The family gets improved, children are improved and one's attention becomes innocent. That peaceful nature will bring forth the future of a new age where there will be no war. 

3. One becomes a very balanced, righteous and really innately religious person. There is no lust and greed in the attention, temper subdues and all bad habits drop out. Many people have given up smoking, drinking and drugs, sometimes overnight. 
 

4. The personality rises so much above others and the sense of discretion becomes so sharp and perfect, that nothing can deviate the mind from the righteous path unless he himself falls into some temptation, fear or manipulations. 

5. One is not afraid of standing for the truth. 

6. Creativity in literature and Self Development have worked miraculously in some people. The same is with music and in the field of art. Also surprisingly people have improved economically. The practice of meditation also improves one's mental focus, concentration and energy levels. With a calm yet alert mind, it is no wonder the practitioners of Sahaja Yoga take on an air of confidence in dealing with life's challenges. 
 

7. With Sahaja Yoga, many children who were dull in class have become alert and intelligent and have shown great results in their studies. Some very difficult and dangerously violent children could be moulded into beautiful personalities. 

8. Many have been cured completely of very serious incurable ailments, though it must be mentioned that Sahaja Yoga is not for curing people. As a byproduct one gets physical, mental, economical, social and spiritual wellbeing in totality. Many psychosomatic problems and mental confusions can be cured. 

9. The effects of Sahaja Yoga also act on agriculture. The crop that grows out of non-hybrid seeds when vibrated with the Divine power of cool breeze sometimes grows eight or ten times more than that with the hybrid seeds. 

10. Sahaja Yoga is for the emancipation of the whole world at every level. There are now more than hundred nations where Sahaja yoga is being practiced. 

11. Illnesses and ailments arise due to imbalances of the subtle energy system. Through Sahaja Yoga, one awakens the dormant primordial energy Kundalini and it starts enlightening the subtle energy centres (chakras) within you. You can then heal, correct, balance and nourish the subtle energy centres (chakras) through simple cleansing techniques taught in Sahaja Yoga. As you become more centered and balanced, your state of health improves and you become more immune to illnesses. 

12. By improving certain chakras we can improve our interaction with friends and strangers in society. we can rebuild self-esteem, improving our social life immeasurably. 

13. We are freed from the pain of separation to loved ones because we feel that we are always connected, not just to our family but to every human being. Our heart opens to strangers more readily and we become more compassionate to others than we were before. 

14. Many people have benefited physically from practicing Sahaja Yoga. This is due to the soothing effect that the awakened Kundalini energy has on our nervous system. And also by the amount of energy saved as a result of thinking less. Meditation helps to still our over-active minds which cause the many stress related health problems of this modern era. 

   
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