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Combining Hatha and Raja Sutras with Meditation


The goal of meditation is to find that we are an embodiment of supreme peace.

Practices that lead us to be able to have an easeful and joyful meditation are so necessary for communing with the bliss that resides deep in every one of us.

Hatha prepares the body to sit in meditation, and the sutras of raja give us a step-by-step analysis of how our mind works, to be able to move forward in a positive way.

If we keep the helpfulness of this trio - hatha, raja sutras, and meditation with us always, we can give ourselves a body and mind tune-up as needed to regain a peaceful outlook.

There is a much used saying that when the student is ready the teacher appears

The teacher can be a writing or a person. For example, I was inspired at eleven years old by a priest with an ecumenical outlook, who lived next door to me for a couple of years. In my late twenties I read Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda, and was opened to inner joy. Then, at age thirty I met Swami Satchidananda in person, and his presence was enough to awaken my inner sight to blissful worlds.

After we are inspired and burning with a fire to know about our expanded self we are motivated to learn all we can, and follow through with practices that lead us up the rocky mountain path to the expansive view. This is the time we may choose to clean up our act, reaping the rewards of a selfless life in service to our highest Self.

It turns out that helping our family and friends, neighbors and the world, is really helping ourselves, because we are all interconnected.

Over the years I have found this philosophy to be true, it is now deeply embedded in my life. I enjoy the bliss that comes from living a wholesome life fine-tuned from hatha, the raja sutras, and meditation.

Below this article I've included several recommended readings and practices in the Related Links section.

I invite you to join me in a daily world peace cyber group meditation. Click the article here to read about it.

Meditation Lessons for Teens and Adults
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Meditation for All Kids
Sitting, walking, dance and group circle meditations, along with positive affirmations, verses and benefits of meditation for kids of all ages and abilities in a 100 page book with illustrations. PDF Ebook | EPUB | Paperback | Mac Users | B&N NOOK eBook

Article by Susan Helene Kramer

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