Meditation: Antar Mouna – Ajapa Japa -Trataka. The Satyananda Yoga system offers many different traditional techniques to help the practitioner to turn the. TSYN: Antar Mouna. 14 minutes. An attempt at a more trauma-sensitive yoga nidra: heavy on choices and invitations; light on visualisation. This one is an. Mindfulness And Antar Mouna Meditation. Meditation has two main aims, the cultivation of witness consciousness, and the evolution of your.

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On the flip side, if we need to let go of a responsibility, we can create a thought of separation from the responsibility, such as thinking of shifting that duty to another person.

This is a technique to prepare the mind for meditation, and has been the most helpful technique I have utilized in learning to train my mind. We start to get a feel for our tendencies, our cycles of thoughts. This practice of concentration will wax and wane. In stage three we see them again, and now in more patterns. If we see a symbol in our mind, let that be the focal point of the mind during meditation.

And before long, I made my way to southern India, and immersed myself in study and practice at a small ashram in the mountains of Tamil Nadu.

In stage two we deliberately observe these spontaneous thoughts without trying to suppress them.

Ease in letting go of thought suppression. May we find the patience and courage necessary to accompany us on the journey of Self-inquiry. Antar Mouna is a structured way of learning to hone this part of the already awake mind that is present in each of us.


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Awareness of Mental Conditioning. So, instead of leaving the first thought and progressing onto the next in a wandering tangent sort of way, compile them into one big thought bundle.

With the refusal to antarr spontaneous thoughts, we are honing our skills of unwavering attention. My name was called to sit in a row of students. I have found this structure to be an invaluable tool in my practice. During the first seven years of my yoga practice, I studied mostly postures, or asana and expansion of the breath or pranayama. This stage is one described as a mental vacuum. So what exactly is the source of this thought?

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This is the like the spring cleaning of the mind only hopefully we do this more than once every spring! When we are able to observe our experience of life, and of the moment, without going into an automatic reaction, we have cultivated the quality of equanimity, non-reactiveness and it is this ability that allows us freedom from the kleshas or conditioned behaviors and beliefs. In using the sense of smell, incense can be burned, or simply smell the natural scents all around.

I recommend aiming for a minute sit. I soon realized that though these are decent arguments to be made, ultimately, the structure of Antar Mouna is what hooked me.

The concept of spontaneous thoughts is quite amazing. Mindful Consumption for a Joyful New Year.

Meditation: Antar Mouna – Ajapa Japa -Trataka

This step begins like stage two, where we allow thoughts to arise spontaneously. When the other thoughts surface, maintain the focus on the original thought. This stage is not guaranteed to happen, nor is it essential. However, we can fall victim to allowing our mind to control our experience of reality.


Why do we journal our thoughts that arise during meditation? Whenever we create space in the body or mind, and in this case, the release of the subconscious thought is creating space, fresh prana, the vital energy of life, can flow in.

This may seem strange, however, our minds have become mounaa to, and even comfortable with, these lower thoughts. Before you jump right into this part, begin by reading the first and second installation of this series on the Tantric technique to prepare the mind for mouba, Antar Mouna.

The technique of observing thoughts and sensations left me feeling out of balance and ungrounded, with little inspiration for the next sit. Creating a state in which there are no thoughts.

Our unique conditioning colors our experience of life. We have the opportunity to see clearly only when our mind is mounaa as well. To begin practicing stage one, take natar or ten minutes to move through all five senses and then pick a sense to commit to using for this stage.

The first three stages of antar mauna meditation should be mastered before the yogi attempts the more advanced fourth, fifth and sixth stages.