Yoga and Meditation : Beginners guide to Indian Spirituality
Yoga is very old concept of knowledge and practice in India. It is also the most talked about and yet most confused. Have you ever wondered on your ways to be spiritual? Hatha Yoga is good for the body, but are you really comfortable with it? What are different forms of Yoga or different ways to achieve self – realization? How can I start meditating? If these are your questions, then this course is for you.
Learn the basics of Hatha Yoga and its components including Asanas, ShatKarma, Pranayamas. Know the different ways you can do Bhakti. There will be a highlight on Karma Yoga and Jnana or Gyan Yoga. You would also know some fundamental Raja Yoga concepts.
Apart from these there will be talk on meditation, including a Trataka stage, and meditation with mantra.
After finishing this course, you would be able to appreciate different yoga forms even better. You would be able to start meditation on your own, all in the Indian Spiritual way.
- All the beginners to Yoga
- Anybody who wants to learn meditation
- Not a Hatha Yoga/Asanas course
- No hardware or software is required
- No knowledge on Yoga is required
- Must have an urge to learn Indian Spirituality concepts
- Choose the right Yoga form
- Start meditating by your own
- Appreciate Indian Spirituality
How to meditate in yoga
The first step to successful meditation is practicing it often. But even in a class where the yoga teacher sets time aside for meditation, getting the hang of how to meditate can be quite challenging, whether you’re a beginner to yoga or you’ve been taking yoga classes for a while. Considering that serious yogis spend a lifetime honing the art of meditation, there’s no sense in pressuring yourself to perfect your own meditation technique after just a few sessions.
Yoga meditation for beginners
‘An easy way to learn how to meditate is to focus on the here and now,’ says Morissette. When you’re mindful about being in the moment, there’s no room for your attention to be pulled toward distracting thoughts about the past or future. ‘That can be very freeing,’ says Morissette.
He recommends beginning with active meditation, where you focus your thoughts on something specific. ‘The idea is to streamline your attention to only one thing at a time, like your breathing or gazing at a candle flame.’
When you’re first trying out this meditation technique, says Morissette, be prepared for your mind to wander sometimes. Whenever you become aware that your thoughts have drifted, simply redirect your mental focus back to the present.