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Free Sahaja Yoga Workshop & Course in February

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For mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing

Sahaja Yoga Meditation Australia are hosting FREE Meditation lunchtime seminars at 12:30pm - 1:15pm on Wednesdays during February at the Perth City Library, 573 Hart Street, Perth.

All are welcome to attend this meditation workshop.

Participants will learn:

  • The basics of how to meditate

  • Simple steps so one can meditate at home

  • The benefits of meditation over relaxation

  • How to balance oneself to improve meditation

    Please feel free to join any of meditation seminars being held at 12:30 - 1:15 every Wednesday in February (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th) in Meeting Room 202, Level 2 of the Perth City Library, 573 Hay Street, Perth

    Regardless of whether you are a beginner or have been meditating for a while, you will be surprised to see how much easier it is to get relaxed and thoughtlessly aware.

    Sahaja Yoga also runs meditation classes in Belmont, Bassendean, Fremantle, Thornlie and Sorrento. Please visit www.freemeditation.com.au for more details.

    More about Sahaja Yoga Meditation

    Sahaja Yoga translates as 'Spontaneous Yoga' and is regarded as a form of 'yoga' and 'meditation' that can be easily achieved. Sahaja Yoga meditation does not involve any physical stretches and can be practised every day if desired.

    True meditation is experiencing a state of mental silence or 'thoughtless awareness' in which one is fully alert and aware but free of the unnecessary thoughts or worries that lead to many of life's day to day stresses. This state of silence occurs spontaneously when one learns how to focus on the experience of the present moment, leading to a state of peace and calm.

    Thoughtless awareness meditation

    Research conducted in Australia, and elsewhere, indicates that Sahaja Yoga meditation can improve mental, emotional and physical wellbeing plus reduce stress. Recent studies suggest that this meditation is unique even when compared to other forms of meditation. People who meditate regularly, using thoughtless awareness meditation for around 20 minutes a day, may find they become healthier, calmer and much more relaxed, with an improved outlook on life.

    Sahaja Yoga Meditation aims to address emotional, mental and physical imbalances by awakening our innate spiritual potential. This is a simple but profound experience that naturally enables us to harmonise and integrate our life in a more positive way. Regular meditation naturally eliminates a lot of the inner stress and tension that we experience on a day to day basis.

    Medical studies

    A study conducted in Australia of almost 350 long term Sahaja Yoga meditators, shows that 79% of this group experience thoughtless awareness for a few minutes or more every day with 42% experiencing this thoughtless awareness several times a day. It was found that those who experienced thoughtless awareness for even once a day, had a significantly higher mental health score than the national average.

    Workplace stress

    The results of another 8 week clinical study conducted by researchers as part of Sydney University's Meditation Research Programme, focused on the effects of thoughtless awareness on workplace stress. It showed the effects of Sahaja Yoga meditation compared to simple relaxation techniques and no treatment. It was found that Sahaja Yoga Meditation had significantly more effect on depressive symptoms, anxiety and work stress as compared to simple relaxation. People who had no intervention became worse over time.

    Another study conducted in Australia by the same group with 26 children, aged 4-12 years, and their parents found that after 6 weeks of Sahaja Yoga Meditation instruction twice a week, significant improvements in ADHD symptoms, self-esteem and parent-child relationships were reported.

    https://freemeditation-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Sahaja-Yoga-Meditation-and-Mental-Wellbeing-9th-October-2018.pdf

    Meditate for 10 minutes a day

    For positive effects to be seen, Sahaja Yoga meditation should be practised daily for at least 10 minutes. It is also important to attend free weekly classes to assist your practice.

    The founder of Sahaja Yoga, HH Shri Mataji, developed the Sahaja Yoga technique based on kundalini awakening; today there are Sahaja Yoga centres in over 120 countries! This authentic meditation is steeped in ancient traditions, but the classes are simple, effective and practical

    The workshop and course are free of charge and everyone is welcome.

    For more information on meditation please email SahajaYoga.wa@gmail.com or call 1300 724 252.

    "It is important for everyone to have that knowledge of the roots within ourselves. Sahaja Yoga allows the individual to become their own Spiritual Guide." Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

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    Where: Perth City Library, Auditorium
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