Self-Realization through Yoga Meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra

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Yoga Nidra Meditation CD by Swami Jnaneshvara
Yoga Nidra CD
Swami Jnaneshvara


A One-line "Short Course"
in Yoga Meditation:

World > Senses > Body > Breath > Mind > Silence 

At Meditation time:

Next (after Senses) is the Body

  • Next, after making peace with the world and exploring your senses, explore the body internally through a variety of methods of inner surveying. (more on methods of surveying)
  • Survey the body from head to toe and toe to head. Do this systematically; so that the path you follow each time is similar, though the experience may be different.
  • However you experience the body is okay: parts, systems, sensations.
  • Do this as if you are really curious to explore within. Be an interior researcher.
  • Remain mindful of only the body--not breath, nor mind--only body.
  • Then, shift awareness still more inward to the breath, then to the mind, and then to the silence beyond, finally leading to the center of consciousness. (Next)

Preparation, Daily Life, Meditation in Action:

Body: Yoga meditation deals systematically with all the levels of our being, including working with the body, as well as the senses, breath, and mind. (See Yoga Sutras, including sutras 2.46-2.48 on Asana, meditation posture.)

Everybody benefits from a healthy body: Everybody has a body, and it is of benefit to all to make the body healthy and strong for spiritual practices. This involves exercising the body, making it strong and flexible, eating healthy food, and giving the body proper rest.

Hatha yoga postures: Yoga is widely known for its benefits to the physical body through the hatha yoga system. It makes the body supple and flexible so as to be able to do the further stages of yoga meditation. For meditation, it is quite useful to first do some stretches or hatha yoga postures before the seated meditation practice.

Extremely useful for meditation: Many practitioners of hatha yoga incorporate a variety of other physical programs into their personal routines. Whether one does hatha yoga, prefers some other systems, or integrates a variety of practices, it is extremely useful to take care of the body for meditation to be at its best.

Next is Breath




This site is devoted to presenting the ancient Self-Realization path of the Tradition of the Himalayan masters in simple, understandable and beneficial ways, while not compromising quality or depth. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand. We employ the classical approaches of Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha, and Tantra Yoga. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute.