Yoga Meditation: Easy Practices for Health & Healing

Facilitator – Prof. R S Bhogal

Dates: 1st and 2nd Aug 2020

Time:4:30 pm to 7:15 pm (Indian time)

The medium of the course: English

Duration of Course: 2 hours and 30 mints (excluding 15 min pause) per session

Total number of sessions: 2

Fees:  Rs. 2000/-

“Khani vyatrinata swayambhuh Tasmatparanga pashyati Nantaratman

Kaschit dhirah pratyak atmanam aikshad avritta chakshuh amritatvam ichchhan”

The Self is not to be sought through the senses but through turning inwardly (through Meditation)

What is Traditional Yoga Meditation/Dhyana?

Yoga Meditation is the very process of a comprehensive healing, happening due to comprehensive awareness getting pervasive, even to the cellular and the neuronal levels, culminating into realizing all human possibilities.Dhyana has Dhyai as its root and un as its suffix, thereby meaning “Devotional Longing.” Thus, meditation is an endeavor to restore mind-body-intellect complex Health & Healing, through experiential and transcendental phenomena.

Healing Phenomenon in Yoga Meditation:

To a larger extent, Interoceptive impulses do not enter into the sphere of our consciousness sufficiently, because of reflex actions and homeostatic functions associated with lower centers of the Nervous system. Yoga practices try to bring these internal sensations to the field of our comprehensive awareness. Integration is perceived within both the hemispheres on the functional level. This integration is well perceived through the influence of subtler yoga practices.

Supine meditation, mentioned in Shiva Samhita, facilitates Interoceptive Awareness within the body. Interoception is the process by which information about invisible internal physiological states are communicated to cognitive centers in the brain in order to support physical and emotional well-being, including effective response to stress via emotional awareness and regulation (Craig, 2003Critchley and Garfinkel, 2017).

Outline of the Work-Shop:

i) Classical Yoga and Dhyana: Scriptural and Psycho-Physiological Understanding

ii) Concepts of Pratyahara, Samapatti, Dharana & Dhyanaas per Patanjala Yoga Sutra (PYS) and Shiva Samhita

iii) Preparing oneself for Meditative experience, through practices from Upanishadic and Tantra literature: Breathing Awareness Techniques, Sagarbha Pranayama and Kriya Yoga and other techniques towards preparing one for Dharana

iv) Ancient techniquesof Pratyahara& Dharana from Vasishtha Samhita, Siddhasiddhantapaddhati, Vijnana Bhairava Tantra and other scriptures, leading to Dhyana

v) Panch-vidh Akash Dharanaleading to Dhyana. Shiva Samhita Meditation: Concept & practice, with discussion

vi) Antara-lakshya & Pancha Kosha Dharanaleading to Dhyana(as per the concept of Manasah sthitinibandhani found in PYS (I: 35)

vii) Instant Meditation Techniques & tips for daily practice.

Benefits of the Practice:

i) As per Bhagwat Gita(II: 65), “the Absolute Joy (Prasada) destroys all miseries and makes the intellect stable.” The work-shop would lead you towards Absolute Joy for tackling your own problems effectively.

ii) Clinical observations have evidenced that the Absolute Joy, accruing from YogaMeditation, has ameliorating effects in the conditions of insomnia, migraine, tension headache, body ache, hypertension, diabetes anxiety and almost all Stress Related Emotional Disorders. It has proved to be a preventive measure for common ailments too.

iii) As Shiva Samhita says, “…………Sadyah shrama vinashay Swayam yogi vicakshanah,” the participants would know the technique through which a practitioner can get rid of all types of tiredness any fears within a short period of time.

iv) Change in response patterns leading to a natural Stress Management, a general positivity in life & living, and above all, purposefulness in life & living, are accessed a natural ways, as we become enriched with the rare inward peace & harmony, through the priceless technique of Dhyana.

v) Understanding and learning instant techniques of Dharana, for solving psychological stress, whenever required, as one of the important outcomes of the workshop.

About Facilitator  –

Prof. R. S. Bhogal is Joint Dir. Research at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla, with more than thirty years of research and teaching experience. Formerly, Principal of Yoga College of Kaivalyadhama (Lonavla), he is Editor-in-Chief of Yoga Mimamsa (a bi-annual 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 English, Bulgarian, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese & Korean)

iv) Yoga-Psychology & Beyond (English).

Prof. Bhogal is credited with a large number of scientific papers and is a recipient of many National & International awards and accolades. Widely travelled for spreading the message of classical meditation in many cities across Asia, America and Europe, he is meditation expert of International repute.              

Prof. R. S. Bhogal
Prof. R S Bhogal
Facilitator

Schedule-

1.08.2020

4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

(followed by Break for 15 min  & Interaction/Q&A for 30 min.)

6. 15 p.m. to 7.15 p.m.

1

Introduction to Classical Yoga & Dhyana

(Concept & basic tenets from Patanjala Yoga, Hatha Yoga & Bhagwat Gita: Traditional & psycho-physiological perspectives:  15 min. )

Dharana from Vijnana Bhairava Tantra leading to meditative states: 20min.

2

Breathing Awareness Techniques leading to Dharana & Dhyana.: (Attending thoughts, feelings, emotions, sensations leading to Dhyana.  Relevance of Kriya Yoga to Samadhi Bhava & Klesha Tanukaran along with its practical session: 20 min.)

Concept of Pratyahara &  Samapatti and their  application into Classical method of Supine Meditation of Shiva Samhita: Practice in supine & seated postures:25 min

3

Classical practice of Sagarbha Pranayama, followed by Dharana  with Bija Mantras leading to Yoga Meditation (from Shiva Samhita (V:69-70) in Supine Posture:25 min.

Classical mode of Practice of Omkar/Amin/Aamen, followed by  Supine Meditation of Shiva Samhita:15 min

2.08.2020

4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

(followed by Break for 15 min  & Interaction/Q&A for 30 min.)

6.15 p.m. to 7.15 p.m.

1

 Shodas Adhar Pratyahara (three Adharas to be practiced), followed by Aindriya Dharana (Sense Pratyahara) leading to Seated Meditation: 20 min.

Pratyahara of Vasishtha Samhita, followed by Antar-lakshya Dharana,  culminating into Yoga Meditation (Supine): 40 min

2

Practice of Dharana with Bija Mantras, followed by Panch-vidh Akasha Dharana, before the practice of Supine Meditation of Shiva Samhita (Practical Session): 40min.

Pancha Kosha Dharana followed by guidance for some Instant Meditation Techniques. Finally,  important points of recapitulation for daily practice:20 min.

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Fees

Rs. 2000/-

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1st and 2nd August 2020
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