Dhyana or meditation is a higher state of Yoga that may be attained only after the practitioner has prepared themselves in a step by step manner Meditation is a way to unite with our Supreme nature and maybe defined as fixing the mind on the Supreme with devotion and discipline. It is the seventh of the 8th steps in the Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali and is part of the Antaranga or inner steps of Yoga. Meditation in a transcendental state, where if there is awareness, it is awareness of awareness itself, a state beyond the mind. How to meditate is a common question we ask ourselves or look answers for online only to be confronted with technical terms such as Kundalini Yoga, Mindfulness meditation and Vipassana along with all sorts of yoga videos. This course introduces you to simple meditation techniques that initiate you on the path of discovering yourself and is a sort of gateway to the world of meditation and sadhna.
Instructor: Ananda Balayogi
Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani was born to the world famous Yoga team of Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj and Puduvai Kalaimamani, Yogamani, Yogacharini, Smt. Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani and has written 23 books more than a hundred scientific papers, scientific abstracts and compilations on Yoga research published. Yoga for him is not just the performance of a few Asanas or Pranayamas but is a means for evolution of the human mind in to further states of consciousness and awareness.Dr. Ananda is Chairman of the International Centre for Yoga Education and Research (ICYER) an internationally acclaimed Yoga Institute established as Ananda Ashram in 1968.