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Energization Exercises, spiritual eye

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from julie: I’m a member of s.r.f., unable to email anyone for guidance or questions about my training… perhaps someone can help? the energizing exercises should be done before meditation as stated, it is also suggested one should meditate(but doesn’t mention the exercises) just before fully waking in the am…which order should i follow? also, trying to focus on the 3rd eye…

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Exercise and sadhana (spiritual practice)

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Kristen: According to yogic principles, is sadhana (spiritual practices) more effective before or after daily exercise (jogging, for example)?

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Meditation Posture

Nayaswami Bharat

Question from andrew: I can only feel comfortable and relaxed when I set slouching. Whenever I sit perfectly upright I feel knots of tension in my stomach and mind which prevents me from meditating. Any advice?

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Feeling a Headache While Looking at the Spiritual Eye

Nayaswami Bharat

Question from tyler: i have a friend who has recently begun to practice meditation. she is experiencing headaches when she tries to look into the spiritual eye. what would you recommend in such a case?

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How can I establish a regular meditation routine?

Nayaswami Bharat

Question from Will: I have a horrible habit of procrastination. I have never been able to establish a regular meditation routine, for some thirty years. How can I disrupt this habit, if I can’t even make time to meditate?

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Is practicing Hong-Sau with out using the mantra OK?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from David Lukashok: This question may seem strange, but I like to practice hong-sau without hong-saw. The breath itself seems a sufficient “mantra” to guide me. Is this okay? Do others also practice this way? I particularly like to “dwell” in the pause between out-breath and the next in-breath, gazing into “the darkness behind closed eyes” as is written in “The Essence of…

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Staying in a state of absolute freedom and bliss

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Eva Loczi: Dear friend, I meditate 1.5-2 hours a day and sometimes I reach a state of absolute freedom and bliss. But it is almost like I’m thrown out of it or it is too hard to endure, in a couple of seconds I’m back with myself. What can I do to stay in that state longer? Thank you!

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Achieving breathless state in meditation

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Good Fella: Hello. I been doing meditation for a few days now, and I think I reached the breathless stage every time I meditated. I say this because I stop breathing towards the middle of meditation, and then I feel my chest getting bigger. I just want to know if this is what happens when you reach the breathless stage?

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Drifting during meditation

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from Cris: I’m entering my 2nd year of practice. Lately in meditation I’ve been sinking into sleepy, semi-hallucinatory moments. I forget what I’m supposed to be doing & have to make a concerted effort to pull myself back into the moment. It’s very insistent: I can be vigilant and focused but they still break through.

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Help with hong-sau technique

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from prashant malik: I become restless when I practice Hong-Sau technique. Each time I concentrate on my breath, I begin to breathe faster, as if I was doing heavy physical work. Please let me know how I can solve this problem.