Meditating is easy. Raja Yoga even has the name ‘Easy Raja Yoga'. But sometimes getting started needs a little explanation. Here is a simple five-step process to follow. Soon you'll arrive at the quiet still place with just a single stride - a single thought - and you won't even need to take five steps.

Steps

Experience

Step 1

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Relaxation

Relaxation is about letting go of tension and stress and bringing the mind and body into a state of calm and peace ...

  • Relaxation in the forest
  • Relaxation of the muscles
  • Relaxation with the breath
  • Relaxation connection

Step 2

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Concentration

Concentration allows me to use my time productively, once I have relaxed: I focus on the thoughts I choose to have ...

  • Concentration flow of breath
  • Concentration on a point
  • Concentration on the word shanti
  • Concentration counting backwards

Step 3

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Contemplation

Contemplation is reflecting deeply on myself, my inner world and my values…

  • Contemplation eternity
  • Contemplation on the true self
  • Contemplation being of light
  • Contemplation your core quality

Step 4

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Realisation

Realisation is when my understanding and feelings combine and I experience a more profound, more meaningful reality within…

  • Realisation love
  • Realisation pure light
  • Realisation eternity
  • Realisation soul shift

Step 5

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Meditation

Meditation is focusing on a thought and remembering my eternal identity, and re-awakening a wonderful state of well-being …

  • Meditation Beyond
  • Meditation to the Source
  • Meditation the simple shift
  • Meditation beyond the story.


Learn more about Raja Yoga meditation - what it is, why, how, where and when to do it, and the kind of people who are using it in their lives here

For more meditation experiences here on this site, step across into Experience


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Thought of the Day

Thought for today

Diamond Consciousness

When you look at the world through your physical eyes, you will see all the facets of our diversity: culture, race, personality, religion and so on. Seeing only through your physical eyes, it is easy to become stubborn and to try to prove yourself right. However where there is stubbornness there is no love. And trying to prove the self right is equally offensive. A diamond will sparkle even in the dust; you do not ever need to prove that you are right. In the face of the dangers that come from seeing only with the physical eyes, always think: now is the time to go beyond all divisions, beyond all that limits us and our sense of self. Whatever the race, the religion, the class - our consciousness now has to go beyond all of that.

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