Preksha Dhyana: Yogic Exercises: Author's Note

Published: 24.03.2010

Preksha Dhyana (Meditation) is an easy and scientific method of Sadhana (spiritual practice). On the one hand it does away with the complication of old philosophical techniques, while on the other hand it utilises the latest developments made in the sphere of modern science. There is no such aspect of sadhana where there is no scope for further investigation. Even in a state of full development, there always exists the possibility of still further betterment. Preksha Dhyana declares in unequivocal terms that one should utilise profitably the modern scientific researches side by side using to their fullest extent the age-old attainments, already known to us, for the all-round development in life. Yoga is not only a tradition, but a technique, which has been evolved by the Yogis through constant application and experience.

Postures and scientific breathing (pranayamas) have been given equal importance together with Relaxation, Meditation, Contemplation and self-suggestion in Preksha meditation practices which require a healthy body for effective sadhana. How can sadhana materialise without the strong physique? In Jainism, postures have been termed as 'sthanas'. Lord Mahavira himself used various types of postures for meditational purposes. The practitioner must be a 'vajrar sabhansaraca samhanana' for omniscience or some particular attainments. Effective meditation or some other long long term practices can be made possible through' sadhana' or well-built body.

Everybody can practise these exercises, which infuse activity and energy in every organ of the body. In Preksha Meditation camps, it was observed that those aged and incapacitated persons who cannot practise postures properly; can do these Yogic physical exercises without undergoing undue exertion and such persons can feel energy and activity in their body through these exercises. Yogic exercises hold a prominent place in the sphere of sadhana and meditation. Balanced inhaling and exhaling form the prologue of sadhana. Exercises relating to the spinal cord help in leading energy upwards and improving health. The spinal cord must be normal, flexible and active for effective sadhana. Bodily, the yogic exercises cooperate in rendering the organs of the body active; energetic, strong and fit.

The practitioners of Preksha Meditation will be highly benefitted through these yogic exercises. Their utility has been further enhanced by the incorporation, herein, of the suggestions of Muni Dharmendra Kumar and Shri Dharmananda Jain, the Director at our Mehrauli (New Delhi) centre. It is hoped that the practitioners of Preksha Dhyana shall attain more advanced knowledge of sadhana through these yogic practices.

Muni Kishan Lai

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