In Sanskrit meditation is called dhyana.
Dhyana is a long term focus of consciousness on a sacred object of meditation.
In yogic tradition, when the disciple receives initiation into meditation practice from the Guru, he/she must calm the mind down in order to allow everything that overshadows the absolute consciousness to vanish.
In yoga, meditation is a continuous flow of consciousness, directed to an object of concentration, when the mind is not distracted by other objects. The mind must be cleansed of impurities and calmed down in certain stages – only then dhyana starts manifesting. In the initial stage, the mind must be liberated from fears, desires, attachments, opposition, passions and other harmful factors. In this stage, contemplation and reasoning take place, joy and enjoyment manifest. In the higher stage, the contemplation and reasoning have to stop – then one experiences inner calmness and focus of the mind. This state testifies that the yogi is fully focused only on a spiritual object. The human being who has achieved this state, is in spiritual equilibrium, alert, understands everything clearly and experiences unity. Without practicing dhyana a person isn’t able to experience a more perfect state of consciousness.
Mai Ram Yoga Krija I is the practice of yogic tradition that stimulates the highest cognition. Meditation techniques are used in order to cleanse the consciousness from impurities so that dhyana can manifest and the spiritual knowledge can grow. Meditation practice enriches every being, in spite of his/her beliefs, position, origin or race. Meditation calms the mind down, develops concentration and focus of attention.
Mai Ram Yoga Krija I meditation practice is passed on by the Guru through initiation. Initiation is received after completing the course organized every year at the ashram that consists of theory lectures and learning the meditation technique.
Those initiated into Mai Ram Yoga Kriya I meditation practice should deepen their practice at home, at the ashram, in retreats.