On March 17, 2013, I stood on the TED stage at TEDxPSU, an independently organized TED event at the Penn State University.
Facing an audience of 900, plus a large number of people watching live online, I gave a talk about how the current of my life led me to uncover my inner potential and how that experience awakened within me the realization that in reality we are all connected.
At the end of my talk I led the audience into a meditation during which they would be able to replicate my experience within themselves and feel its tangible effects on their own nervous system.
When I opened my eyes after the exercise I was amazed to see that almost everyone in the audience had followed the meditation!
For a moment everyone felt beautifully calm, peaceful and centered, so cool!
Just one person in the foreground in this picture below seems to have blissfully fallen asleep. :)
When I left the stage I felt it would be great to provide a bit more support, more information and the opportunity to deepen their meditation experience even further.
So for those of you who are interested in learning about meditation, here is a very simple and free technique, called Sahaja Yoga, which I have learned over many years directly from my teacher Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.
Learning Sahaja Yoga meditation is no different than acquiring any other new skill. It takes practice to establish a routine, doing it once or twice a day, preferably first thing in the morning and again before bed, for a couple of weeks until you’re sure about the benefits.
Here is a link to a more in-depth meditation exercise than the one I had time to do in my TED talk, it’s the third video down on that page. Then take some time to check around this site for additional information – in case you’d like to understand a bit more before you decide to embark on this amazing inner journey.