DHYAN YOGA (MEDITATION)
Instructor: Kyle Anderson
*Introductory Special $9.95 – limited to 3 classes
Meditation or Dhyan Yoga is considered the highest form of yoga. While in Eastern cultures, meditation is traditionally thought of as the path of strictest discipline, in Western cultures that have an emphasis on a daily rush and attention to work, the path of meditation offers other benefits. Relaxation, reacquainting with oneself and finding the peace and calm within you are all benefits of meditation. Dhyan yoga offers a repose in which you can find the quiet and get in touch with that part of yourself that commonly gets neglected.
The ultimate goal of meditation is the awakening of the kundalini energy at the base of the spine and the enticement of it to rise through the seven chakras, finally piercing the sushumna at the crown. The process of meditation is one of controlling one’s breath, focusing on nothing or relaxing the mind and learning to experience the now in a profound way.
Practice begins with a short instruction and introduction, pranayam or deep breathing, and a 40 minute meditation while listening to a traditional Indian mantrochar, formulated over thousands of years and recorded by Gurus considered to be professionals in the science of spiritual sound. If possible, practitioners sit cross-legged in a half or full lotus on the floor. Incense gently teases the meditational experience forth. A ghee lamp burns.
At the conclusion of the group experience, participants feel relaxed, clear, connected and refined. You are more yourself when you leave the meditation room and bring the energy aroused in meditation with you wherever you go to benefit you and all those around you.