Meditation: From Dis-Ease to Perennial At-Ease

by Dr. R. S. Bhogal
6th to 11th November 2023
(Check-in: 5th November
Check-out: 12th November)

Disease i.e. Dis-At-Ease is the outcome of psychophysiological imbalance when there is a mismatch between an individual’s psychophysiological resources and the demands he/she faces. Information oriented modern life style has contributed to disease states making these almost a part of our modern life & living. Scores of agencies, individual and health professionals are handing out remedial panaceas for almost all types of diseases and disorders. Yet, what they unknowingly neglect is preparing the recipients’ mental set so as to be able to follow the guidelines or tips they have worked on so laboriously and earnestly. As a result, every one of us has a good number of inventories of such panaceas, without imbibing any of these in our lives in actuality. Has Yoga Meditation any solution to it? Yes, an Emphatic Yes indeed!

Yoga, as per Patanjali, is the state and process of inward awareness when all obstacles towards Perennial At-Ease are removed endowing us with comprehensive Awareness referred to as drashta stage (P.Y.S.I: 2&3).

How does Yoga Meditation work?

Yoga Meditation i.e. Dhyana, by virtue of an enhanced Sensory Feedback within the body, triggers mind-body interaction on an ideal note whereby Citta and Prana start a perfect mutual correspondence, culminating into a great psycho-physiological health, and thus lays a foundation for Yogic Life Style, the very bed rock of Perennial At-Ease, we often dream of!

Yoga Meditation reaches deeper, unconscious recesses of mind so as to identify, stimulate and remove unconscious impressions and complexes of which we are slave most of times. As a result of meditation, one becomes sensitive to human relations, personal growth, organizational growth and work-a-day life problems. This affects our decision-making ability favorably, as biases, prejudices and many a complex are naturally mellowed down and removed.

Meditation is associated with a sharp increase of plasma melatonin (Tooley, et al., 2000). Stimulation of the pineal gland by the lateral hypothalamus is responsible for the hike in melatonin. The increased melatonin may result in a general calmness.

How Samyama Helps in Better Sleep, Digestive and Psychophysiological Disorders:

In case of Disturbed Sleep:

  • Calm your mind with a simple Kriya Yoga: Swadhisthana Chakra is to be ‘felt’ and the emergent flow should be received at Ajna Chakra
  • Allow the flow go as far as it goes
  • Look for psychophysiological responses happening within the body
  • It leads to getting a pleasant flow giving an instant calmness.

Digestive Disorders: Focus of Samyama should be stomach

For Relieving pain perception and other Psychophysiological Problems: Meditation and Pain should continue hand in hand before these problems get vanished during the very process of meditation.

Supine Dhyana as Mentioned in Shiva Samhita (V: 70, 71) Works in Three Levels

Bringing inner maladies, embedded in interoceptive domain of consciousness to the manifest levels of mind & body

Annihilating these maladies, completely or partly

Endowing the practitioner with Prasada i.e. Absolute Joy, that prevents the maladies to recur.

Salient Features of the Workshop?

This workshop will use a good combination of both Vivekaja Marga (Patanjala Yoga) and Yogaja Marga (Shaivagama Yoga) towards achieving the Perennial At-Ease on all levels of our personality:

  • The Concepts of Bindu and Brahma Shikhar will be understood whereby participants of the workshop will move systematically to tap great potentials of Bindu and Brahma Shikhar towards the Perennial At-Ease, in a practical manner.
  • Select Dharanas from Vijnana Bhairava Tantra will be practiced for an easy happening of Dhyana
  • Select Kriya Yoga techniques will be practiced towards Dhyana for keeping at bay all existential disorders/diseases and for keeping best health continually.
  • Personalized practical tips for an effective progress into Dhyana Sadhana helpful in Perennial At-Ease.

Tapping the Power of Meditation for Continual Health

  • Common ailments may be effectively avoided through lying supine meditation of Shiva Samhita.
  • Headaches of any kind, particularly migraine responds very effectively with Shiva Samhita Meditation.
  • It responds maximally to Insomnia and other sleep disorders.
  • Body ache responds very effectively.
  • Useful for initiating sleep and also resuming sleep when it is disturbed.
  • Non-clinical depression, anxiety and borderline Schizophrenia are handled with a total success.

Personality Development Oriented Benefits through Mantras:

  • Spirit of initiative: Gayatri Mantra
  • Fearless Disposition Oriented Mental Set: Maha-mrityunjaya Mantra
  • Sound Health: Lam, Vam, Ram, Yam, Ham, Ksham/Om, Om
  • Successful Life: Aim (Aing), Shrim (Shring), Hrim(Hring)
  • Removal of disorders & diseases: Achyutay namah Anantay namah Govindaya namah

Key Takeaways

  • Understanding the concept & practice of Dharana & Dhyana as per Bhagwat Gita, Patanjala Yoga Sutra, Shiva Samhita & Vijnana Bhairava Tantra.
  • Understanding “Absolute Joy” and the availing tips for experiencing it for Continual Health, Creativity & Intuition.
  • Understanding Nine Chakras and practical ways to access the same towards meditation , as per Vijnana Bhairava Tantra
  • Dharana Practices from Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, Basic tenets and down-to-earth stages of the practical journey towards Dhyana, from Buddhist tradition and Upanishads & from living traditions.
  • Meditational practices for psychic & psychosomatic disorders such as anxiety, depression, body-ache, insomnia and migraine will also be a part of the program. 
  • Some quick & sure-fire Dharana & Kriya Yoga Techniques leading to Dhyana for daily use.
  • Helps maintain a calm and composed disposition irrespective of unfavorable happenings around.

Dates: 6th to 11th November 2023
Place: Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala
Medium of Instruction: English

Dates: 6th & 7th November 2023

Supine Dhyana as mentioned in Shiva Samhita (V: 70, 71) works in three levels: i. Bringing inner maladies, embedded in interoceptive domain of consciousness to the manifest levels of mind & body Practical form of Shuddhi Kriyas, Pratyahara, Kriya Yoga and Dharana, equipped to carry out the yogic detox, leading to the state of Dhyana will be included during this phase.

Dates: 8th & 9th November 2023

ii. Annihilating these maladies, completely or partly

Appropriate Dharana methods that lead us to Absolute Joy (Prasada) will be included in this phase. Many Dharana techniques require us to feel non-muscular impulses within the body, through Mantras, Bija Mantras, Bandhas & Mudras, as well as, through the experiential breathing awareness techniques. Practical meditative processes: i. to counter weakness after a prolonged illness ii. To get rid of physical exertion and headaches instantly, iii. To help in digestive disorders, iv. To help relieve non-clinical anxiety, depression quickly, v. to help pain management effectively, vi. To help maintain our psycho-physiological health, in all situations, most efficiently

Dates: 10th & 11th November 2023

iii. Endowing the practitioner with Prasada i.e. Absolute Joy, that prevents the maladies to recur.

Chakra Bhedana and other subtler meditative processes leading us to continual intuitive abilities, useful for solving our existential problems, as well as, helping us to achieve higher states in Dhyana and Samadhi. Subtler subjective impulses, culminating into a deep sense of inward and ecstatic experience of fulfillment, will be experienced by the participants during this final phase of the workshop.

Workshop Facilitator

Dr. R. S. Bhogal is Joint Dir. Research at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala, with more than thirty years of research and teaching experience, particularly pertaining to Meditation. He holds the first ever PhD in Psychology that discovers fundamental psycho-physiological bases of Shiva Samhita Meditation. Formerly, Principal of Yoga College of Kaivalyadhama (Lonavala), he is Editor-in-Chief of Yoga Mimamsa (a biennial scientific Journal) of Kaivalyadhama, and is author of seven books, including
i. Psycho-physiology of Traditional Yoga (in Korean)
ii. Yoga and Modern Psychology (in English and German)
iii. Yoga and Mental Health and Beyond (in Hindi, Gujarati, English, Bulgarian, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, German, Korean & Taiwanese Chinese)
iv. Yoga-Psychology & Beyond (English).
Dr. Bhogal is credited with a large number of scientific papers and is a recipient of many National & International awards and accolades. Recently he has been awarded with the prestigious Yoga Ratna award (2022). Widely traveled for spreading the message of classical meditation in many cities across Asia, America and Europe, Dr. Bhogal is ever ardently enthusiastic in discovering simpler methods of meditation for the modern life & living.


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