How to Meditate

 

Meditating is easy. Raja Yoga even has the name ‘Easy Raja Yoga'. But sometimes getting started needs a little explanation. Here is a simple five-step process to follow. Soon you'll arrive at the quiet still place with just a single stride - a single thought - and you won't even need to take five steps.

Steps

Experience

Step 1

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Relaxation

Relaxation is about letting go of tension and stress and bringing the mind and body into a state of calm and peace ...

  • Relaxation in the forest
  • Relaxation of the muscles
  • Relaxation with the breath
  • Relaxation connection

Step 2

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Concentration

Concentration allows me to use my time productively, once I have relaxed: I focus on the thoughts I choose to have ...

  • Concentration flow of breath
  • Concentration on a point
  • Concentration on the word shanti
  • Concentration counting backwards

Step 3

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Contemplation

Contemplation is reflecting deeply on myself, my inner world and my values…

  • Contemplation eternity
  • Contemplation on the true self
  • Contemplation being of light
  • Contemplation your core quality

Step 4

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Realisation

Realisation is when my understanding and feelings combine and I experience a more profound, more meaningful reality within…

  • Realisation love
  • Realisation pure light
  • Realisation eternity
  • Realisation soul shift

Step 5

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Meditation

Meditation is focusing on a thought and remembering my eternal identity, and re-awakening a wonderful state of well-being …

  • Meditation Beyond
  • Meditation to the Source
  • Meditation the simple shift
  • Meditation beyond the story.


Learn more about Raja Yoga meditation - what it is, why, how, where and when to do it, and the kind of people who are using it in their lives here

For more meditation experiences here on this site, step across into Experience


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Dadi janki
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…Finally, I mention Dadi Janki, the spiritual leader of the Brahma Kumaris, based on Mount Abu in Rajasthan, who, 20 years ago, when I was in my 50s and she was in her 80s—she is now 103—began showing me, through her love and compassion, that I, like everyone else, had spirit within me. When we act from that connection, it is good for each of us and for all of us. The vision that Dadi shares has inspired values-based educational programmes around the world in schools, with young leaders, and in the Brahma Kumaris institution."

Lord Stone speaking about Dadi Janki in the UK Parliament (House of Lords), responding to the report by the Commission on Religious Education Religion and Worldviews: the way forward, published in September.

Hansard, Monday 17th December, 6.55 pm