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Peace, contentment and joy are some of the benefits of practising Sahaja Yoga meditation. This form of meditation gives us the ability to use the power that is already within us. This helps us to effortlessly and spontaneously achieve a peaceful state of balance, well-being, harmony and self-knowledge.

Direct experience that is felt within leaves no doubt about our universal nature. The divisive contention that we are different and limited to different faiths, nations, colour, class, race and caste is overcome as we experience a sense of togetherness — that we belong to one Divine family.



13.08.2008 - "The Long Night of Sahaja Yoga"

In a world seeking for new solutions to the problems facing the humanity, trying to reach to deeper meanings of life, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, recognised as the "Messenger of peace" by Ayatollah Rouhani of the Shia Muslim community in Europe and as an “Avatar of the modern era” by Claes Nobel, reveals us a path to the realisation of a more balanced society, in which transformation and peace will first occur within each individual.

"The-Long-Night-of-Sahaja-Yoga" is another great chance for you to learn by experience that amazing technique of meditation. Selfrealisation will give you selfknowledge and will allow you to get into a peaceful state within seconds.

During the evening and night will be different events throughout the world to show you the wonderful Sahaj-Way-of-life.

Founder of Sahaja Yoga

Founder of Sahaja Yoga
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, U. N. Peace Prize 1989

Films & documentaries about Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

In her life time, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi has inspired many people, politicians, doctors, scientists with the work that she has done and is doing from being apart of liberating India to bringing peace into the heart of each individual.

Those who have been inspired have made films and documentaries to let others know about her benevolent work.

www.freemeditation.ca/shrimataji/films.html

The New Straits Times about Sahaja Yoga

The ability to free the mind of thoughts and other forms of negative feelings are only possible through meditation. Studies have found that Sahaja Yoga’s meditation techniques are effective in treating a host of ailments, from asthma to mental health.

New York Times about Sahaja Yoga

Some studies have reported significant benefits from the practice of yoga, which employs weight bearing and balancing postures. In one study, a system of meditation called Sahaja Yoga changed EEG readings of brain waves and reduced seizures. Other studies report a 50% reduction in seizures and an overall decline in the number of attacks per month.

A short Clip about The Inner Power

Guy Marks and colleagues tested the effect of Sahaja Yoga

Sahaja yoga improved the airways and had some benefits on quality of life and mood. Yoga had more positive effects than the relaxation techniques alone. In fact, the improvement seen was equivalent to that seen with inhaled steroids, according to the researchers.

New Jersey CABLE TV about Sahaja Yoga

The teachings and practice of Sahaja Yoga, which are offered free of charge, have transformed and benefited the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

Eero from the pop/rock group "The Rasmus" about Sahaja Yoga

Meditation is part of my every day life. Even on the tours and promotion trips that we do with the band i wake up early enough to have a 20-30 minutes meditation before i start the day. Also in the evenings i do a small meditation and a footsoak in the method of Sahaja Yoga.

My life has changed totally after i started on my Sahaj path. If i compare myself with the person i used to be, i'm somehow much calmer and balanced than before (actually i used to be quite anxious and unstable person). In a way, i guess my meditation even brings some kind of calmness or consideration about the spiritual factor to my band mates and environment too.

I honestly recommend the Sahaj meditation for everyone looking for their own inner peace.

from Eero Heinonen

Matt Malley´s new Album is about Shri Mataji

Matt Malley, the bass player of Counting Crows, who was practising Sahaja Yoga for over 14 years, says he practiced it long before Counting Crows were formed.

Yes, I finally have my own album out in the world! It’s now available on iTunes and Amazon.com. It’s called “The Goddess Within” because it is comprised mostly of songs I wrote for Shri Mataji. In 1995, Shri Mataji asked me to write songs for Her and this record is a lot of those songs.

from Matt Malley

Rajlaxmi Bhonsle, Mayor of Pune about Sahaja Yoga

Shri Mataji is spreading essential values and traditions all over the world. Her personality is magnanimous and many have found refuge and solutions to life’s hardest questions. Education alone is not enough to live a life of contentment, dharma and benevolence.

Repitive chanting of mantras is insufficient too. It needs someone like Shri Mataji to inculcate and inspire these principles within. Beyond these, Shri Mataji blesses one with keeping one’s wisdom and dharmic way awakened.”

The Mayor went on to add further, that through Sahaja Yoga, Shri Mataji has transformed thousands of people all over the world. She has forged amicable relationships amongst all people of the world. Followers of Shri Mataji were present at ceremony in large numbers.

Zhilkin, Mayor of Tolyatti (Russia) about Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

I admire Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi's work, her charitable actions to support the needy and disadvantaged in the world. I admire her teaching, which allow the people in the world to get to know their own self, their own soul. Her teaching helps to win confidence and joy, it gives an understanding of the values of the physical and mental health.

Mike Harcourt, former Premier of British Columbia about Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

As founder and director of Sahaja Yoga, people the world over have benefited from her teachings, and Canadians are no exception. British Columbia is home to people of many different races, languages, cultures and religion.

Through our promotion of multiculturalism and mutual respect, my Govt. is dedicated to making British Columbia a place where all who visit and make their home here feel welcome. We are working hard to built a society at peace with itself and free of racism and discrimination.

Terence M. Zaleski, Mayor of the City Yonkers about Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

Although, I had the opportunity to meet with you only once, it was a most memorable event and my family and I were touched by your graciousness, knowledge, and love. Clearly, your experiences with Mahatma Gandhi and others makes your presence even more significant - especially to a community which mirrors all of the problems and potential of America itself.

Again, my heartfelt welcome is extended to you and your family. It is a time of great restoration, revitalization, and transformation in this city and my certainty in its future has only been heightened by the auspiciousness of your presence.

excerpt from a letter

Edward G.Rendell, Mayor of the City of Philadelphia about Sahaja Yoga

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Shrivastava the Mother is recognized internationally as one of the most significant spiritual forces in the world today through her development of a simple meditation technique, sahaj yoga, which enables the experience of self realisation and the breakthrough of new awareness.

Will Wynn, Mayor of Austin City about Sahaja Yoga

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi has distinguished herself as one of the most significant voices on world peace today, having been nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian achievements.

As founder of Sahaja Yoga, Shri Mataji has helped hundreds of thousands of people in 100 countries around the world enjoy more peaceful, healthy, balanced lives.

Austinities have enjoyed the benefits of Sahaja Yoga through weekly seminars offered at our public liberies, recreation centers and neighborhood community centers.

Will Wynn, Mayor of Austin City proclaimed March 21, 2008 as Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Day.

Gandhian Philosophy is the foundation of Sahaja Yoga

Peace, Non-Violence and Empowerment – Gandhian Philosophy is the only way for a culture of peace and love.

As a child, Shri Mataji lived with her parents in the ashram of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi saw the wisdom of this child and used to appreciate her immensely, affectionately calling her Nepali due to the Nepali features of her face. Even at a young age, her deep understanding was evident to Gandhi, who frequently sought her advice on spiritual matters.

Shri Mataji's involvement in the freedom struggle is extremely remarkable. She was very courageous and played a daring role as a youth leader of this campaign. In the 1942 "Quit India Movement" announced by Gandhi, she was even arrested and put in jail along with other freedom fighters for actively participating in this movement.

Shri Mataji was born with a complete understanding of the human nervous system and its energetic counterparts. In order to become acquainted with the scientific vocabulary attached to these subjects, she studied medicine and psychology at the Christian Medical College in Lahore.

Shortly before India achieved independence she married Sir. C.P. Srivastava, one of India's most dedicated civil servant officers, who was knighted by the Queen of England. In India it is believed that the wife brings luck to her husband - this is most certainly the case for Sir. C.P. Srivastava.

He rose in government ranks very quickly though he was an absolutely honest person. He held the post of the Joint Secretary to the Prime Minister's office of the late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri in the years 1964-66. Shastri himself was an ideal model for a Prime Minister in India's political history. Afterwards he was elected for 16 consecutive years to be the Secretary General of the United Nations International Maritime Organization.

As Sir C.P. Srivastava moved in fame from the Indian history to the worldly scene, Shri Mataji, after fulfilling her familial duty of bringing up her two daughters, embarked on her spiritual mission.

Although she knew about her own spiritual consciousness she did not know how to present it to the people of modern times. She was also aware of the problems encountered by the earlier spiritual personalities who came on this earth like Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, and others when they prophesized the truth directly to the people.

As she was pondering on the many faceted problems confronting human beings, on the 5th of May, 1970, on a lonely beach of Nargol (about 150 km from Mumbai) a divine spiritual experience filled her whole being and suddenly she found an answer to her question. She discovered a historical process of en-masse Self Realisation through which thousands of people could get this connection to their Spirit and thereby their inner transformation.

Australian study about Sahaja Yoga

Meditation can help improve symptoms in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), an international psychiatry conference heard this week.

The Australian study in 48 children diagnosed with ADHD found Sahaja yoga meditation led to an average 35% reduction in symptom severity over six weeks, and enabled many to reduce their medication.

"We had remarkable results. Overall there was about a 35% improvement in symptoms, which was significant," Manocha says.

"Six were able to go off medication and their behaviour normalised, 12 halved their medication and another group reduced it by about one-quarter.

"Feedback from children was the best, things like 'I always knew what I was doing was not good and upset people but now I can control it'."

Journal of Transpersonal Psychology about Sahaja Yoga

The present study looks to evaluate the effectiveness of the meditative practice of Sahaja Yoga as a treatment for the symptoms of anxiety and depression. It compared a ‘waiting list’ control group, a cognitive-behavioural (CBT) based stress management group and a Sahaja Yoga meditation group. The results show that, compared to controls, the participants in the Sahaja Yoga group reported significant reductions on all measures of symptomology, however, the CBT based group showed no such reductions. Limitations of the study, barriers to the use of Sahaja Yoga in mental health services and the need for future research are considered.

Canadian Corporate News about Sahaja Yoga

Vishwa Nirmala Dharma Educational Society is holding a free large-scale meditation workshop. This public program will give a clear explanation of the chakras, kundalini and their connection to the nervous system. The workshop will involve a simple guided meditation to awaken the kundalini energy.

AAP News Australia about Sahaja Yoga

NSW: Meditation found to relieve occupational stress AAP News Australia June 15 2001 "A meditation technique may be the most effective form of treatment for occupational stress, a new study to be unveiled in Sydney tomorrow has shown.

The preliminary study by the Royal Hospital for Women's (RHW) Natural Therapies unit trialled the sahaja yoga technique of meditation based on "thoughtless awareness".

Queens Tribune about Sahaja Yoga

In recent years, the American public has been soaking up an India-based meditation practice known as yoga. The art has become so popular, that it has been tried in Rikers Island prison and has even spawned a Queens Public Television show.

Sahaja Yoga is an open form of meditation that focuses on awakening the kundalini, an energy within the body that when ignited helps to achieve self-realization. “People of different countries and different religions can experience Sahaja Yoga,” said Anna Mancini, a QPTV producer.

“Most people think it is all about posture, but the word ‘yoga’ means union, so when you start doing it, you are seeking a connection with the divine.”

BBC about Sahaja Yoga

Two studies carried out at the Department of Complementary Medicine at the University of Exeter looked at a variety of techniques.

The first compared patients taught to carry out Sahaja meditation with another group using other forms of relaxation, such as "positive affirmation", visualisation and progressive muscle relaxation.

Sahaja meditation aims to create a state of "full or heightened mental alertness".

The researchers found that after four months, the patients, who had moderate to severe asthma which had failed to respond to conventional drug treatment, showed distinct differences.

Mayor Rajlaxmi Bhonsle about Sahaja Yoga

Through Sahaja Yoga, Shri Mataji has transformed thousands of people all over the world. She has forged amicable relationships amongst these people by showing our culture in its true light.

Ayatollah Dr. Mehdi Rouhani about Sahaja Yoga

You have dedicated you entire life to the establishment of morality and to the evolution of the consciousness of humanity through love and compassion with the aim of self knowledge.

The Hindu Times about Sahaja Yoga

Apart from improving one's health, Sahaja Yoga meditation can lead to shunning of habits like smoking and drinking. "Sahaja Yoga is a scientific technique with no scope for blind belief," office bearer Sriramamurthy stated.

The Times of India about Sahaja Yoga

This is the next stage in the evolution of human consciousness. It gives us new awareness beyond our limited minds so that we can evolve towards becoming balanced, peaceful and compassionate. This will lead to experiencing universal brotherhood of man.

Claes Nobel about Sahaja Yoga

Claes Nobel, Chairman of the United Earth Organisation:"Shri Mataji's discovery brings genuine hope to humanity."Sahaja Yoga meditation provides a practical and free means for people to achieve a peaceful and balanced state in their lives.

It helps us to reduce illness, live longer and rediscover the sense of shared values that derive from both a traditional family life and respect for the Earth through the practice of an environmentally aware lifestyle.

Make your own experience!

Sahaja Yoga is experience!

Attending one of Sahaja Yoga meetings, or Sahaja Yoga workshops, will allow you to experience this meditation.

You will learn how to meditate at home and how to keep in balance. The techniques are easy to learn and practice.

No physical exercises, postures or special clothing is required.