Meditation

Private Meditation in London by teacher from India @£65 only 

Subodh Gupta Meditation in London

Subodh Gupta in Lotus pose for meditation

Before starting our scientific meditation session we give you 15 min introduction session (additional) explaining about method and answers to all yours queries.

You can
(a)Learn meditation step by step
(b)Experience deep mental Relaxation

Meditation Session consists of gentle exercise helping in mediation, understanding and practicing the science of breathing and finally experiential session to discover & connect with your inner dimension.

Each private session includes non-religious guided meditations

  • Learn the most powerful de-stressing meditation technique for daily use
  • Learn the core meditation concepts with tips and time for questions
  • Bring positivity to your life
  • Receive weekly positive messages
  • Meditation session includes the de-stressing technique for use in your daily life.
  • You will also learn core meditation concepts to ensure your spiritual growth which can continue unabated at home.

Meditation sessions are facilitated by celebrity consultant Subodh Gupta author of many books on Yoga system.

If the fast changing and hustle and bustle of the modern world have you feeling lost or unfulfilled, experience the rejuvenating, peaceful and soul strengthening the power of meditation by Subodh Gupta.

Meditation session is also helpful in

Reducing stress
Reducing weight
Improving concentration and brain power
Improving positivity in life

Venue of Meditation classes:

(a) At your residence or (b) At our studios at Hammersmith & Fulham (charges same irrespective of venue)

Prices: £65 for each session of one hour | Contact Us at 07966 275913 or info@subodhgupta.com

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Meditation has numerous benefits both at the level of mind and physical body.

Benefits of Meditation
(a) Meditation is good for the brain
According to scientists there is evidence that suggests that meditation can boost parts of the brain and the immune system.

(b) Meditation for stress management
People started practicing meditation worldwide as a means to reduce stress or to help them with pain caused by various illnesses.

(c) Meditation can help maintain calm in any situation.

(d) Meditation develops intuition; a capacity to understand and foresee.

(e) Most of the diseases stem from the discord between mind, intellect and body. Meditation will bring your body, mind and intellect, into harmony and hence peace.

(f) It encourages deeper understanding of oneself and hence others. Thus one can follow his chosen path with more precision.

(g) Meditation will lead you towards the path of non violence. As a result you will gradually stop injuring yourself and other at work, in relationships, etc.

(h) Regular practice of meditation will certainly make the will power of the practitioner stronger. When the mind is stronger you can achieve what you want from life and stay peaceful and happy.

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Mindfulness meditation by Subodh Gupta

Online Mindfulness meditation course by Subodh Gupta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Frequently asked question on Meditation

What is Meditation?
Meditation can be considered a technique, or practice. It usually involves concentrating on an object, such as a flower, a candle, a sound or word, or
the breath. Over time, the number of random thoughts occurring diminishes.

Experiences during meditation probably vary significantly from one individual to another, or at least if different techniques are involved. Relaxation increased awareness, mental focus and clarity, and a sense of peace are the most common by-products of meditation. While much has been written about the benefits of meditation, the best attitude is not to have any expectations when practicing. Having a sense of expectation of (positive) results is likely to create unnecessary strain in the practice.

What generally are considered important in meditation is that one is regular with their meditation -every day and that one makes a reasonable effort, without any strain, to remain with the object of concentration during the practice. With regular practice one inevitably acquires an increased understanding and proficiency with the particular meditation technique.

Q) How is meditation different from relaxation, thinking, concentration or self-hypnosis?

Relaxation: Relaxation is common by-product of meditation. Relaxation itself can assume many forms, such as taking a hot bath etc. Meditation is an active process where the meditator remains fully aware of what the awareness is doing. It also attempts to transcend the thought process, whereas many forms of relaxation still engage the thought process. Meditation allows the body to relax and can offset the effects of stress both, mentally and physically to a potentially much greater degree than passive relaxation.

Thinking: Thoughts generally consume energy in the process of their formation. Constant thought-activity, especially of random nature, can tire the mind and even bring a headache. Meditation attempts to transcend this crude level of thought activity. Through regular practice one becomes aware that they are not their thoughts but that there is an awareness that exists independent of thought.

Meditation begins with concentration, but after an initial period of concentration thought activity decreases and keeping the awareness focused becomes more spontaneous. At this point, the person may or may not continue to employ the object of concentration.

Self-hypnosis: Self-hypnosis, like meditation, involves, at least, an initial period of concentration on an object. However, in hypnosis one does not try to maintain an awareness of the here-and-now, or to stay conscious of the process. Instead, one essentially enters a sort of semi-conscious trance.

Q) What are the different meditation technique?

Meditation involves concentrating on something to take our attention beyond the random thought activity that is usually going on in our heads. This can involve a solid object or picture, a mantra, breath, or guided visualization.

Typical objects employed include a candle flame or a flower. Mantras are sounds, which have a flowing, meditative quality and may be repeated out loud or inwardly. The breath is also a common focal point. Finally, guided visualization is also considered by some to be a form of meditation.

Q) What is the best time of day to meditate?

While meditation is beneficial at any time, most people, who meditate agree that early morning is the best time to meditate.

Q) What are the physiological effects of meditation?

The most common physiological effects of meditation are: reduced blood pressure, lower pulse rate, decreased metabolic rate and
changes in the concentration of serum levels of various substances.

Meditation can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke

Meditation Book

I recommend all the books written by the respected teacher on meditation Shri S.N. Goenka. There are several books on meditation I have gone through by various author however with my personal experience I  can say without any doubt that the Books written by Mr. S.N. Goenka Vippasana Teacher are simply excellent and practical and based on experience.

Christian Meditation

There are certain practices in Christian traditions which may resemble as forms of meditation. Many of these are monastic practices. Some types of prayer, such as the rosary and Adoration (focusing on the eucharist) in Catholicism or the hesychasm in Eastern Orthodoxy, may be compared to the form of Eastern meditation that focuses on an individual object.

Christian meditation can be considered as a form of prayer like in countries like India. Some Chrisitan prayer is made primarily by using the intellect, through the contemplation of the divine mysteries. However, Christian prayer or meditation through the heart, as described in the Philokalia is a practice towards Theosis, which involves acquiring an
inner stillness and ignoring the physical senses.

According to the Old Testament book of Joshua, a Christian form of meditation is to meditate on scriptures. This is why bible verse memory is such a common practice among many Christians.

“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it, then you will be prosperous and successful.

Buddhist Meditation

Meditation is the main essence of the Buddhist religion. The Gautam Buddha himself was said to have achieved enlightenment while meditating under a Bodhi tree. Most forms of Buddhism distinguish between shamata and vipassana meditation, both of which can be used for enlightenment as per tradition. The former consists of learning to
focus the attention single-pointedly; the latter involves seeing the true nature of reality. It is also said buddha mainly buddha mainly got enlightenment from 2nd technique, vipassana and he was not interested in any religion.

Theravada Buddhism emphasizes vipassana meditation directed towards anapana, metta bhavana, or 38 other traditional topics.

In Japanese Mahayana schools, Tendai (Tien-tai), concentration is cultivated through highly structured ritual. Especially in the Chinese Chan Buddhism school (which branched out into the Japanese Zen, and Korean Seon schools), ts’o ch’an meditation and koan meditation practices are extremely important, allowing a practitioner to directly experience the true nature of reality (each of the names of these schools derives from the Sanskrit dhyana, and translates into “meditation” in their respective languages).

Tibetan Buddhism emphasizes tantra for its senior practitioners; for this reason its alternate name of Vajrayana Buddhism. However, visitors to Tibetan monasteries are often surprised to discover that many monks go through their day without “meditating” in a recognizable form, but are more likely to chant or participate in group liturgy.

Meditation Posture

Different spiritual teachers from various traditions suggest different physical postures for meditation. Most famous are the several cross-legged postures, including the Lotus Position.

Many meditative traditions teach that the spine should be kept straight for the reason explained as for circulation of spiritual energy, the vital breath, the life force.

Various hand-gestures or mudras are also suggested. These can carry theological meaning or according to Yogic philosophy can actually affect consciousness. For example, a common Buddhist hand-position is with the right hand resting atop the left , with the thumbs touching.

Seated posture
APerson can use any chair, stool, bench, anything that has a horizontal top, so that he or she may sit on it. The person sits up, with their back straight, and holds their head and spine in alignment. They rest their hands comfortably on their knees or arms of chair.

Cross legged posture
Person crosses legs while seated on the floor (and on a cushion, if it is more comfortable) and unless skilled at yoga, does not attempt to sit in lotus posture. The person sits upright, back straight, and with their head and spine in alignment. Hands may rest in any position.

Kneeling posture (This posture also know as vajrasana)
Person kneels on the floor with their knees together, buttocks resting on their heels and toes almost touching. They
keep their back straight, head and spine in alignment, and rest their hands on their thighs.

Lying down posture
This is the savasna, or the corpse posture in yoga. Person lies down on a thick blanket or carpet, and makes sure legs are straight but relaxed. Normally, it is seldom used because it making it very easy to fall asleep while trying to meditiate. It is often regarded as more effective as a stress buster rather than in the meditation process.

Meditation Quote

So, to meditate is to purge the mind of its self-centered activity. And if you have come this far in meditation, you will find there is silence, a total emptiness. The mind is uncontaminated by society; it is no longer subject to any influence, to the pressure of any desire. It is completely alone, and being alone, untouched it is innocent. Therefore there is a possibility for that which is timeless, eternal, to come into being. This whole process is meditation.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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‘Each soul is potentially divine . The goal is to manifest this divinity within by controlling nature , external and internal. Do this either by work , or worship or psychic control or philosophy – by one or more or all of these and be free’.

Swami Vivekanand

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‘Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers and let them go their own way’.

Swami Vivekanand

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‘THE more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them.’

Swami Vivekanand

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Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.

Swami Sivananda
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First, mental negativity is called defilement.

. . . The difficulty is that we are not aware when a defilement starts. It begins deep in the unconscious mind, and by the time it reaches the conscious level it has gained so much strength that it overwhelms us . . ..
. . . whenever any defilement arises in the mind, simultaneously two things start happening at the physical level. One is that the breath loses its normal rhythm. At a subtler level, a biochemical reaction starts in the body, resulting in some sensation.
. . . Thus, by observing the respiration or the sensations, we are in fact observing the mental defilements.
By allowing these defilements to manifest and pass away, eventually negativities dissolve. One can change the entire pattern of one’s life through this technique, by learning to remain balanced in the face of everything experienced inside .
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The mind remains fixed on a single object . . . the breath. By practicing this simple yet powerful meditation, one’s view of reality changes.
Ultimately:

From the gross, external, apparent truth, one penetrates to the ultimate truth of mind and matter. Then one transcends that and experiences a truth which is beyond mind and matter…

By S.N. Goenka

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