There are four levels of consciousness through which the mind moves during samprajnata samadhi:
- Savitarka (application of thought)
- Savichara (cognition)
- Ananda (conscious bliss)
- Asmita (disembodiment)
Samprajnata samadhi is just one of 10 different types of samadhi (meditative consciousness).
This form of meditation gradually introduces the mind to more advanced forms of meditation, such as asamprajnata samadhi -- wherein the practitioner's mind, body and sense of self is completely lost in the meditation.
Samprajnata samadhi is important for any yoga practitioner who wants to deepen the spiritual aspect of their practice and expand their consciousness to come closer to moksha (liberation).