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Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or as an end in itself.

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When exactly do we use different mudras?

I have come across different types of mudras which are basically used for channelizing energy within our body but my question is: Do we make use of all these mudras only during meditation or can we ...
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How to hear Anahata sound during meditation?

Anahata sound hearing in mediation? How is the sound? Is it OM kara? Anybody heard the sound during meditation with mantra?
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Power of mental thought?

It is mentioned in yoga vashisht's books which is translated by Rishi Singh Gherwal that he performed mental Raj-suya Vajna in paragraph 54-56 : *Saint Vashisht answered: "King Lavana was not bound ...
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How To Properly Do 108 Surya Namaskars per Hindu Scriptures

I was proud of myself for doing 108 Surya Namaskars for my Birthday couple of years back (took me about 50 minutes) Unfortunately it injured my right knee, and I had to stop. I really want to do 108 ...
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What is recommended meditation to know everything about self and surrounding?

What is recommended meditation to know everything about self and surrounding? Where self mean me, my mind, my soul, of course my body too (which contans many other living beings like cells, virus, ...
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Ancient hindu Meditation books

Ancient books list? Thank you in advance. I am in search of meditation books. A list of them please help
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When doing Ajna meditation, what should I visualize?

I am currently trying to do meditation, focusing on opening (awakening) my Ajna (third eye) chakra. I already imagine a candle flame slightly moving when I breath in and when I breath out, it moves ...
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How to do the Hindu meditation for enlightenment and samadhi?

I was reading Raja Yoga from swami Vivekananda , does it have the correct process for meditation. I have heard that Hindu meditation for third eye and stuff.
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What is the difference between Meditation and Penance?

People doing Penance are in meditation posture. Meditating people are also in same posture. Penance have goals to achieve and Meditators have goals like controlling mind and thoughts,etc,... Both of ...
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Differences between Samadhi and Nirvana

I have a few years practising meditation and kriya Yoga but still don't know whats the difference between Samadhi and Nirvana, for me are like the same concept but in different religion. ¿Is it ...
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Chest breath or stomach breath while doing yoga, pranayama and meditation?

Lot of guru preach to take breath in chest, in this process chest will expend and stomach will srink while inhaling. They give reason that lungs have oxygen obsorbing capacity so we should breath to ...
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Prana in hands while meditating?

While trying a certain breathing technique while meditating a few weeks ago, I began feeling a peculiar sensation in my hands. It felt like an internal buzzing or as if my hands were filled with light....
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Can one sit in a Yogic posture (Asana) when not performing spiritual activities like meditation?

Can one sit in an asana (e.g. half-lotus / full lotus) in a non-meditative context such as when using the computer / browsing the internet? Or is it an offense? I tried to search online but found ...
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Is there a meditation on nimitta or animitta?

In hindu tradition, is there a meditation technique devoted to nimitta or animitta? Nimitta meaning indication. Animitta means no-indication.
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Is meditation the only technique for self-realization?

Apart meditation is there other paths that one can take to understand oneself?
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What are some early exemplars of thought experiments in Hindu scriptures?

A category of experiments called Thought Experiments are considered doyens among the pillars that support and exemplify process of Enquiry. Some of the examples include Schrodinger's Cat in a box, ...
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What is diffrence between so many form of kriya yog from diffrent guru and diffrent organisations?

Art of living's Sri Sri preach sudarshan kriya. Isha foundation's Sadguru preach sambhavi mahamudra. Yogiraj Gurunath Siddhanath preach some other form of kriya given by mahaavatar babaji. Sahaj yoga'...