Sahaja Yoga is an effective meditation and Self-realisation technique. In the process of awakening your inner energy, you can learn meditation methods and continue the practice at home. Meditation – a state of no thought – is one of the key tools to human spiritual evolution.
The human subtle system consists of three vertical energy channels and seven main energy centres. In Sahaja Yoga, through the process of Self-realisation, the subtle system is fully activated with the awakening of the Kundalini. The Kundalini is the spiritual energy present in all human beings, and acts like your individual spiritual mother, nurturing and cleansing you.
The Subtle System
Energy centres: 1. Muladhara-chakra (innocence), 1a. Kundalini (maternal energy), 2. Svadishtan Chakra (creativity), 3. Nabhi Chakra (peace), 3a. Void (guru principle), 4. Anahata chakra (love and compassion), 5. Vishuddhi chakra (collectivity), 6. Agnya chakra (forgiveness), 7. Sahasrara chakra (integration).
Energy channels: A. Right channel (physical and mental activity), B. Left channel (emotions and desires), C. Central channel (ascension and spiritual growth).
The Kundalini energy rises up from the sacrum bone and moves along the spine. As a result, your energy centres (chakras) become enlightened and filled with energy. When the Kundalini energy passes through the brain, we spontaneously achieve a state of spiritual peace and a higher state of consciousness. It purifies and balances the entire subtle system and enlightens the pure qualities of the chakras within us. And most importantly, only after Self-realisation and the awakening of Kundalini does a person get the ability to achieve a true state of meditation.
The actions that take place through the parasympathetic system and the rising of the Kundalini are spontaneous, so the term Sahaja (spontaneous in Sanskrit) meditation was discovered by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi in 1970. Once the Kundalini has awakened and risen above the head, we become enlightened or realised people, enjoying a full understanding of our subtle system, spirituality and meditation.