Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple, natural yet powerful meditation system which through regular practice engenders a profound inner transformation that leads to peace, balance and wellbeing. It was created in 1970 by Shri Mataji Nirmala Shrivastava (1923-2011), a Nobel Peace Prize nominee who dedicated her life to selflessly and relentlessly sharing this method of meditation with hundreds of thousands of people in over 100 countries.
Sahaja Meditation is based on the awakening of an inner energy which resides in a potential state at the base of the spine of every human being. The benefits of regular meditation can be seen in every aspect of life - physical, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The inner energy, when awakened, nourishes the nervous system and the organs controlled by the nervous plexuses placed along the spine, alleviating stress and engendering a deep state of peace and inner balance.
This process is achieved by accessing a new state of human consciousness called "thoughtless awareness", where one is fully alert while relaxed at the same time, without any thought activity. Such a state is normally difficult to achieve but it is made possible and deepened through the activation of the inner energy residing in the sacrum bone. The daily practice of meditation gradually enhances the initial experience and the growth of our awareness begins to take place.
Scientific research in England, Australia, India, Russia, Romania, Italy and other countries, has shown remarkable health benefits of this meditation practice for alleviating a host of illnesses ranging from high blood pressure, asthma, menstrual disorders and epilepsy to depression and ADHD. In Washington D.C., the National Institutes of Health hosted two international symposiums on the health benefits of Sahaja Meditation and has been offering weekly programs for its staff and patients since 1998.