Nayaswami Mukti is an Ananda Minister and long-time resident of Ananda Village. She leads and facilitates meditation and spiritual life programs at The Expanding Light Retreat. She is also a key member of the Ananda Music Ministry.

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Visual Images During Meditation: Good and Bad

Dear Pradnya, Visual images sometimes come in meditation. If we are deep in meditative stillness and bliss, we may see images connected with the spiritual eye or with saints. These come because we have entered into higher consciousness, which is ... Read More

Strange Experience During Root Chakra Meditation

Dear Vanessa, In our tradition here at Ananda, which is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, the focus of our meditation practice is the spiritual eye — the point between the eyebrows — the positive pole of the 6th ... Read More

I Think I Opened My Spiritual Eye

Dear Luz, What you are seeing is not the spiritual eye but a visual image that is probably coming from your subconscious. It sounds as though you saw this under some circumstances where your consciousness was forced into this state. ... Read More

In Meditation I Feel a Disturbing Sensation in My Head

Dear Girish, As I am not trained in Vipasana meditation I will need to answer your question with some general principles about meditation. In meditation we seek to still our mind and uplift our awareness that we might experience oneness ... Read More

Hungry During Meditation

Dear Chloe, It is not ideal to eat just before meditating as it tends to bring the energy to the digestive system. Meditation is trying to bring this energy up to the spiritual eye. However, hunger during meditation is a ... Read More

Swaying During Meditation

Dear Rajendran, The swaying you describe is fairly common. As we go deeper into meditation, the Kundalini energy at the base of the deep spine begins to awaken and starts to rise. As it does it can result in swaying ... Read More

How Long Does It Take to See the Spiritual Eye?

Dear Dhanush, Devotees vary in how soon or how easily they might see the spiritual eye during meditation. I have known people who have never meditated before who see the spiritual eye during their first meditation attempt. They wonder what ... Read More

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