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  • satkartar7
    ... Namaste Joffa, an ancient, natural and primal meditation style is the mediation with the Om http://santmat-meditation.net/santmat/shabd-1.html program in
    Message 1 of 10 , Aug 12, 2003
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      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "Sarojini" <Yoga@w...> wrote:
      > I have just begun receiving E-Mails from this site and I must admit that I am pretty computer illiterate! But one thing I have picked up today is that Nina appears to be a Yoga teacher (I could be wrong on that because, as I said, I'm not sure what I'm doing!) Anyway, I just thought I would mention that I, too, am a Yoga teacher and have been for many years. I run a Yoga Centre in Canada. I, therefore, would enjoy conversing with others about such things as Meditation but really am unclear on how to do it.


      Namaste Joffa, an ancient, natural
      and primal meditation style is the
      mediation with the Om

      http://santmat-meditation.net/santmat/shabd-1.html

      program in Canada:

      http://knowthyselfassoul.com


      love, Karta

      > Namaste,
      >
      >
      > Joffa

      > > I automatically associate the Savasana
      > > (thanx for the term) position
      > > with a desire to rest, not to meditate.
      >
      > For years I had marveled at people who would lie down in Savasana and
      > immediately begin to snore. Somewhat pridefully, /grin/, I had never
      > done that. One time recently, though, I was surprised by the
      > beginning of a snore emitting from my throat, and was jolted awake.
      > Hehe! Well, it's just another case of pride going before the fall and
      > the hypnic jerk! (See link in previous reply to Onniko.)
      >
      > Savasana is restful because the nervous system has a chance to return
      > to neutral. If I'm feeling particularly nervy, I'll practice Savasana
      > once a day for 20-50 minutes. (Longer than that and I feel like a
      > slug afterwards - just as bad as after taking a nap in the late
      > afternoon.) It isn't sleep, though, and I think that's an important
      > distinction.
      >
      > > My experience has been that
      > > the time before falling to sleep --perhaps it's a
      > > combination "entering and exiting the void" is dominated
      > > by the Pull of my Body towards Sleep.
      > >
      > > About this notion of "entering the void". This experience is not
      > > Mindless, as such, but a felt dissolution of the boundaries of
      > > Mind. Whenever there is an altered state of consciousness this is
      > > happening, and a conventional occurence is the dreaming state.
      > >
      > > If "sinking into the void" implies sinking into mindlessness (just
      > > like dreamless sleep), the kernel of Meditation/dhyana/samadhi
      > > is the Awareness of bodylessness-- expansiveness--timeliness----
      > > that occurs before "sinking into Void" and thereby losing
      > > such Awareness.
      >
      > Hmm!
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