Self-Realization through Yoga Meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra

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Yoga Nidra Meditation CD by Swami Jnaneshvara
Yoga Nidra CD
Swami Jnaneshvara


A One-line "Short Course"
in Yoga Meditation:

World > Senses > Body > Breath > Mind > Silence 

At Meditation time:

Then (after Body) the Breath

  • Next, after exploring the world, senses, and body, allow your breath to be smooth, slow, calm and serene through a variety of energizing, balancing and centering breath practices. (more on breath techniques)
  • Explore the breath as if you are really curious, as if you are a professional interior researcher.
  • First, be aware of breath at the diaphragm, eliminating jerks and pauses, and making breath steady, smooth, and comfortably slow.
  • Then, do invigorating breathing practices, pranayama, along with locks, within your comfortable capacity.
  • Then, breath as though exhaling down from the top of the head to the base of the spine. Inhale as though inhaling up from the base of the spine to the top of the head.
  • Then, bring attention to breath at the bridge of the nostrils, feeling the touch of the air as it flows. Feel the touch of the flow.
  • Remain mindful of only the breath--not body, nor mind--only breath.
  • Then there is a process like forgetting you are breathing, as attention goes deeper or more inward, beyond the breath to the mind itself, and to silence. (Next)

Preparation, Daily Life, Meditation in Action:

Breath: Yoga meditation deals systematically with all the levels of our being, including regulating the breath, as well as training the senses, body, and mind. (See Yoga Sutras, including sutras 2.49-2.53 on Pranayama, breathing and energy practices.)

Everybody benefits from regulating breath: Everybody breathes, and literally all people can derive tremendous benefit from learning to regulate their breathing habits. Breath affects the body and mind, and is intimately related to the autonomic nervous system, which is related to stress. Thus, whether for physical health or spiritual pursuits, breath is an extremely important aspect of our being.

Breathing exercises train the body and mind: For thousands of years, yoga science has provided methods of working with the breath for energizing, calming, and focusing the body and mind. There is a range of theses practices, including those that are appropriate for all people, and those which are more rigorous and that are best done by those with a sound base of physical health.

Meditation then comes naturally: Breath is a bridge between the body and the mind. Through breath work, the body stills and the mind becomes calm, so that meditation can naturally be allowed to come.

Next is Mind




This site is devoted to presenting the ancient Self-Realization path of the Tradition of the Himalayan masters in simple, understandable and beneficial ways, while not compromising quality or depth. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand. We employ the classical approaches of Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha, and Tantra Yoga. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute.