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 offer other benefits. Relaxation, reacquainting with oneself, finding the peace and calm within you are all benefits of meditation. The practice 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 forty 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 you bring the energy aroused in meditation with you wherever you to benefit you and all those around you.
Kyle was initiated into a traditional Hindu path at the tender age of fourteen. The line which he has been a part of is focused on Dhyan, or the yoga of meditation. Considered to be the strictest discipline in the field, meditation is an art that can benefit many aspects of Western society and remedy much of the rush of modern day life. Kyle has been to India on twice on pilgrimage. On the first journey, he crisscrossed the southern portion of the Indian subcontinent visiting the Jyotir Lingams. He poured water from the Ganges River into the temple at Ramashwaram. On the second pilgrimage, he assisted and attended the dedication of a new temple in Northwestern India on the Narmada River. He has visited the temple of the Indian mystic and poet Kabir, been to the most pilgrimaged site in all of India at Tirupati, and spent many years following the teachings of a Guru who came to the United States in the 1970’s.
In his spare time, Kyle sees clients as a registered hypnotist. He has studied hypnotism for many years and is a certified Master Practitioner of NLP. Following the style of Milton Erickson, Kyle has helped many people get in touch with the most resourceful parts of themselves to accomplish great healing and great tasks. Ranging from readjusting sleep apnea to finding family resolutions to just feeling good, Kyle sees clients regularly to enrich their experience of life. The utilization of the unconscious parts of our beings is tantalizing, even to the conscious mind.
Instructor: Kyle Anderson