Aatmanand, Music Concert for the soul

Sahaja Yoga Music Concert

Date: Saturday 20th, March, 2021
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: Amphi Theatre, Nainital B block, Mytas Hillcounts, Nizampet, Hyderabad-500090

We would like to invite you to a beautiful music program on this Saturday evening, 20th March at 6pm. Please come with all your family to discover the joy of your spirit with divine music and Sahaja Yoga.
Enjoy a spontaneous, unique experience of silencing your thoughts by awakening your inner energy through divine music.

Contact for more details: +918106223453; +919666445582; +917799889599

Sahaja Yoga Challenge – One Planet, One Meditation

The planet is rounded, and the time is not the same for everyone, but what if just for once, we all meditate together at the same time?

Let’s organize our lives so we can dedicate one hour for a collective meditation.

That’s easy, the real challenge is to make sure that the collective where you belong joins the meditation. That is a challenge! and is the last challenge of this marathon, so let’s do it!

The meditation will be on on Saturday 9th at 10:30am,

10.30 am India time
5.00 am London time
12.00 am Colombia time
06.00 am Cabella time
8.00 am Russia time
7.00 am South Africa
12.00 am USA time

Larger whole brain grey matter associated with long-term Sahaja Yoga Meditation: A detailed area by area comparison

Sergio Elías Hernández, Roberto Dorta,José Suero, Alfonso Barros-Loscertales,José Luis González-Mora, Katya Rubia

Objectives

Our previous study showed that long-term practitioners of Sahaja Yoga Meditation (SYM) had around 7% larger grey matter volume (GMV) in the whole brain compared with healthy controls; however, when testing individual regions, only 5 small brain areas were statistically different between groups. Under the hypothesis that those results were statistically conservative, with the same dataset, we investigated in more detail the regional differences in GMV associated with the practice of SYM, with a different statistical approach.

Design

Twenty-three experienced practitioners of SYM and 23 healthy non-meditators matched on age, sex and education level, were scanned using structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Their GMV were extracted and compared using Voxel-Based Morphometry (VBM). Using a novel ad-hoc general linear model, statistical comparisons were made to observe if the GMV differences between meditators and controls were statistically significant.

Results

In the 16 lobe area subdivisions, GMV was statistically significantly different in 4 out of 16 areas: in right hemispheric temporal and frontal lobes, left frontal lobe and brainstem. In the 116 AAL area subdivisions, GMV difference was statistically significant in 11 areas. The GMV differences were statistically more significant in right hemispheric brain areas.

Conclusions

The study shows that long-term practice of SYM is associated with larger GMV overall, and with significant differences mainly in temporal and frontal areas of the right hemisphere and the brainstem. These neuroplastic changes may reflect emotional and attentional control mechanisms developed with SYM. On the other hand, our statistical ad-hoc method shows that there were more brain areas with statistical significance compared to the traditional methodology which we think is susceptible to conservative Type II errors.

Citation: Hernández SE, Dorta R, Suero J, Barros-Loscertales A, González-Mora JL, Rubia K (2020) Larger whole brain grey matter associated with long-term Sahaja Yoga Meditation: A detailed area by area comparison. PLoS ONE 15(12): e0237552. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0237552

Editor: Niels Bergsland, University at Buffalo, UNITED STATES

Sahaja Yoga Challenge – Help the collective

We all love to be in our collectives, we had received a lot and now it is time to give and help the collective in any way comes to your heart.

That is lovely!, but the challenge is to give that love to any other Sahaj Collective where we don’t belong.

Let’s realize that we are only one soul, one single collective. Less divisions more love!

We should have an international understanding about human beings, that after coming to Sahaja Yoga we transcend all the barriers, all the barriers of race, religion and nationality. We have to create this homogenous world and make it peaceful by removing this disease of national identification or racial identification. We are all created by God Almighty. Our differences are only skin deep. Culturally, we are different a little bit here and there, but basically in ourselves we are all spiritual. And the religion that you have is innate built-in within us, which is a part and parcel of us.

Shri Mataji, Dec 28th 1993

Exchange Vibrations Challenge

Until now the challenges required your individual desire and action, now it’s time to extend it to others. This week challenge is to exchange vibrations with a different yogi every day.

NOTE:

Due the corona situation, you might require to become creative to exchange vibrations.

  • Do you think it’s possible to achieve it using virtual meetings?
  • How different are the results from doing it with a yogi in front of you?

Leave your comments and ideas, it will help us to achieve it easier!

What if we missed the previous challenges?

Don’t worry, it’s never too late to begin. 

Start with the first challenge, enjoy it for a week and if you like it, keep doing it for the next week challenge and keep going, enjoy it and even comment it. We would like you to share your experiences.

How has been your experience with this challenge?

Leave your comments and share your joy.

Give realization challenge

Sahaja Yoga realization challenge

During the previous challenges we had been focusing in ourselves, now is time to use this powers for a bigger purpose and share it with others. This week challenge is to give realization.

That was easy! to make it a challenge, can you do it every day for a week?

This video can help you to introduce Sahaja Yoga to the new seekers:

What if we missed the previous challenges?

Don’t worry, it’s never too late to begin. 

Start with the first challenge, enjoy it for a week and if you like it, keep doing it for the next week challenge and keep going, enjoy it and even comment it. We would like you to hear your experiences.

How has been your experience with the challenges?

Leave your comments and share your joy.

Deep Cleaning Challenge

We all know ourselves and sometimes there is something that has been troubling our meditation for a long time and is still there. Good news! this week’s challenge has started and the goal is to use the cleaning techniques of Sahaja Yoga to really solve it once and for all… in one week!

HINT:

  1. Let’s start believing in ourselves
  2. Let’s do it but surrender the results
  3. Not to get focus on the techniques, not even in achieving the challenge, but in the meditation, in the connection and the joy of the process to be one with all.
  4. Let’s have fun, it is not homework!

“The body of a human being is a temple of God. But this temple has to be enlightened and has to be auspicious. You have to clear and clean your being completely so it’s a beautiful temple for God to reside.”

Shri Mataji

What if we missed the previous challenges?

Don’t worry, it’s never too late to begin.

Start with the first challenge, enjoy it for a week and if you like it, keep doing it for the next week challenge and keep going, enjoy it and even comment it. We would like you to share your experiences.

How has been your experience with this challenge?

Leave your comments and share your joy.

Thoughtless Awareness Challenge

This week challenge has started and the goal is to increase the time of your thoughtless awareness by 5 minutes, sounds easy?

Let’s make it more interesting, it has to be continuous thoughtless awareness for 5 minutes. Any thought will reset the timer.

We hope your attention don’t go into the watch checking the goal. 😁

If you miss the previous challenge, no problem!, you can achieve booth at the same time.

HINT:

“We Cannot meditate, we only can be in meditation”

Shri Mataji

What if we missed the previous challenge?

Don’t worry, there is always a solution…

For each missing day in the previous challenge, you can add a week of morning meditation… too much?

Okok, let’s go easy, do the challenge 1 and 2 together.

Morning Meditation Challenge

The goal of this challenge is to meditate everyday for a week at 4:00am. Are we our own Gurus?, let’s prove it!

The time of the challenge is accordingly to your own time zone.

Did you miss any day?, let’s do something… For each day you missed you add a week of the same challenge. Can you achieve it?

Too difficult? Did you achieve it?, leave your comments!

Did you accomplish the challenge 1: Morning meditation?
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Quality of Life and Functional Health Status of Long-Term Meditators

Ramesh Manocha 1 , Deborah Black, Leigh Wilson
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PMID: 22611427 PMCID: PMC3352577 DOI: 10.1155/2012/350674
Free PMC article

Abstract

Background. There is very little data describing the long-term health impacts of meditation. Aim. To compare the quality of life and functional health of long-term meditators to that of the normative population in Australia. Method. Using the SF-36 questionnaire and a Meditation Lifestyle Survey, we sampled 343 long-term Australian Sahaja Yoga meditation practitioners and compared their scores to those of the normative Australian population. Results. Six SF-36 subscales (bodily pain, general health, mental health, role limitation-emotional, social functioning, and vitality) were significantly better in meditators compared to the national norms whereas two of the subscales (role limitation-physical, physical functioning) were not significantly different. A substantial correlation between frequency of mental silence experience and the vitality, general health, and especially mental health subscales (P < 0.005) was found.

Conclusion

Long-term practitioners of Sahaja Yoga meditation experience better functional health, especially mental health, compared to the general population. A relationship between functional health, especially mental health, and the frequency of meditative experience (mental silence) exists that may be causal. Evidence for the potential role of this definition of meditation in enhancing quality of life, functional health and wellbeing is growing. Implications for primary mental health prevention are discussed.

Source: National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22611427/