Sri Sri Sri Guru Viswa Sphoorthi


Sphoorthi Oum...         Oum Maa Viswa Roope Shakthi Roope Viswa Sphoorthi Gurave Namaha

Preparation of Body and Mind for Meditation


Before reaching the stage of meditation, there is a need for preparing the external and the internal body for it. For that preparation, Yogasanas and Controlled Breathing (Pranayama) are the most important practices. (Guruji's technique of meditation is ASCENT DHYANA; the steps to reach the stage of meditation include yoga, Pranayama, Focus Meditation, Concentration of the Mind, and Contemplation). Meditation comes by its chance. Only the proportional preparation for its process is needed. 'Yoga' is one of the pre-practices for it.

Yoga, strengthens meditation. Controlled-breathing causes concentration (retentivity) for both of them. Therefore, meditation – to whatever technique, or method it may belong to, along with it and before that, yoga and controlled-breathing are necessary. Meditation without their practice may not be successful in the primary stage itself.

The process of meditation is not only perennial, but also the flow of (the) concentration, contemplation with no temptation. The readiness and the steadiness, the physical fitness provided by yoga – these are the suitable requirements to initiate meditation…… For that very reason, practice of yoga and breathing, are very useful for practice of meditation. Instead, if meditation is started altogether in the beginning itself…. more than success there will be failure only.

Yoga – Pranayama – concentration of vision (sight) and – thought, with the completion of these stages, the practice of Dhyanaprasthan, starts. As a matter of fact, all these stages of previous state, of meditation, are indeed parts in meditation! Even so, principally, they except for cooperating, in making the body, and the feeling of neurons (mind), ready for dedication to meditation they, are not complete meditation. Even so, in the path of practice of Dhyana-Mano-Prasthan, this method is, inevitable! For anything the stages of 'process', itself, are the stairways for 'change'. The constancy of consciousness – existence – the process of activity of movement…, in total, inconstancy, constancy, of benefit. This is, the usual law of nature. Therefore, for the process of causing the mind to reach the state of ascension, 'yoga' and other, various processes of practice, are being needed. Instead, straightaway with the determination of meditation, concentration of mind may be difficult; complicated. If it is possible that way…, that is indeed worthy of applause!

To transform the unstable citta as the stable mind is the primary in the practice of meditation. On the ability to preserve this steadiness from getting scattered only, discipline accompanied by self-control can be habituated to mind. Similar to, in the learning of language primarily, only when the learning of alphabet - putting together the words - construction of sentences happens thoroughly, then the pursuit of literature and others are dependent on that base..., in the path of ascending order of Dhyanaprasthan.... yoga - controlled-breathing, their accomplishment and maturity are utmost needed for the activities that have to be done after that. This primary knowledge will be helpful for that performance to be easy. Stability of mind and its concentration - control of thoughts, are essential for practice of meditation!   

In the attainment of Yoga, body with the process of asana, mind because of breathing, and Self, with Pranayama become one.

Yoga - meditation, are two sides, there is an inseparable relationship of practice between them. For that very reason, before the beginning of the practice of meditation itself, introduction of practice of yoga and its progress is needed. In a state with no experience of yoga, steadiness of meditation will be difficult. So also, Pranayama will be, in accordance with them only. It has a constant relationship in the process of practice of meditation. Usually, in the method – in which meditation related material (body, mind) benefit is wished, and obtained - controlled breathing discharges important responsibility. So, yoga – Pranayama – Meditation, practice of meditation in this sequence is beneficent and it is an appropriate method for good result.

In the method of practice of Dhyana-Mano-Prasthan, yoga + Pranayama, concentration of vision, contemplation (reflection/concentration of thought)… thereafter, meditation…, it would be in this order. Stomach, through food, lungs through yoga, vision–contemplation–respiration – through the concentration of these, mind, should be prepared for meditation. [Note: The instigation of receptacle/inside of knowledge is, different to this].

Meditation comes by its chance. Only the proportional preparation for its process is needed. 'Yoga' is one of the pre-practices for it.

Firstly, mind, should be limited only to habitual needs – and discipline, should be habituated, to it. With the practice of yoga, and with good food habits, body should be maintained systematically. Thereafter, with regulated Pranayama – the practice of inhalation, exhalation, should be executed in a definite manner. Thereby, body – brain – mind – including senses, the entire body, should be very much ready, for the practice of meditation (Dhyan). This is, the primary thing, which everyone has to do before meditation.

Everyone who is more than eight years of age can start the process of Asana-Pranayama-Dhyana. If one starts slowly, she/he can face the severe consequences that are going to come in future – and this is going to be the only technique that could tolerate such situation.

When one starts Asana – Pranayama – Dhyana practice, one has to practice yoga so that the blood circulation happens very well. If so, when ascension is caused, through yoga, in a certain way, to the body, it would be mould in a principled manner. When this body is mould, so that it would be perfect, there would be good activity and good metabolism in the systems inside. On the first day, it may be indeed difficult, but, after 2 or 3 days, discomfort may come down to some extent.

Sensation (sensation associated with thought) is present for human being [Sensation is the characteristic feature of organism. There will be sensation even for a single cell organism. There is no thought in animals; what is present there is only sensation – it is present in all organisms]. By means of practicing AsanAs, there is a chance that all the Sensory nerves (sensations related nerves) may be activated in the human being. If the Sensory nerves have to be activated, if the cells related to sensation have to be activated in the brain, Asana has to command. That is possible only if one practices Asana regularly with punctuality.

By means of practicing AsanAs, there is a chance that all the Sensory nerves (sensations related nerves) may be activated in the human being.

By maintaining timing properly by taking some precautions, by maintaining those postures correctly, everything in the body tries to follow constant balance – when that happens like that, when that timing perfection is maintained, then this body is being mould in a principled manner, it will be ready for take-off.

The path, method of Manoprasthan (The Ascension of Mind) begins with ‘yoga’ itself. If the matter – that in healthy body, that kind of mind itself, will be present – itself, is kept aside, whether it is body, or mind, if they are in the possession of ‘Self’, anything that happens through them, in suitability to it, would be in personal control only. For that yoga, yogasanas are of primary use. In the practice of yoga, one should be able to regularize breathing, in suitability to various poses of yogasanas, and this would be favorable for good results. The order of practicing breathing, separately, should not be applied, during the practice of yoga. In the technique of moving the body for the sake of asana itself, in suitability to it, in the activity of breathing also, phased, slow, delicate method should be followed.

Yoga is – the exercise of body – which is scientific, accompanied by the movements of various angles. Yoga practice is must to mould the body in a principled manner. For yogasanas, primarily, the understanding of state of body is required. One should observe the pressure caused in various positions of yogasanas, and the state that the related parts, could tolerate, and overcome. To that extent, there is need of control of use, of yogasanas in the beginning. [Note: One should not practice Asanas that are not suitable for body]. Although this is completely related to body only, the influence of its result, indirectly, would be, on mental health also; thereby physical-mental discipline would appear. Since Yoga, principally, is intended for body only, in practicing yogasanas, the state, of body, has to be observed. In this matter, appropriate method, for yoga, can be obtained, through experienced yoga instructors.


  1. Appearance of body-mind discipline
  2. Helps in physical fitness of the body, and in mind-body coordination
  3. Helps the 'Physical Self' (self related to the physical body) to attain tranquility, satisfaction, and discipline
  4. Somatic nerves, which spread to the body from the spine (back), being stimulated, with the instigation of JIva-NADis (Energetic Channels), thereby, there will be cooperation, for the purity of blood, and for the activity of various organs
  5. Inducement would be obtained, in indirect way, for the metabolic incitement, useful for immuno development, needed for the body.

Pranayama: Pranayama, by transporting more oxygen and thereby enhanced hemoglobin synthesis, helps in decreasing the number of thoughts.

Through Yogasana, Pranayama, to activate, principally, metabolic, anabolic, immuno, cholesterol, state of hormones, lymph - and others that are the cause for the state of body, so also the vitality, relating to the neurons of brain, as first activity, for the practice of meditation, will be useful.

Having practiced yoga and the controlled breathing thoroughly, then comes the stage of concentration.

Sphoorthi Oum
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