Sahaj Samadhi

Definition - What does Sahaj Samadhi mean?

Sahaj samadhi is a type of samadhi, or "deep spiritual bliss," which yogis believe to be their natural state. Many consider sahaj samadhi to be the highest, or the most complete level of samadhi. It is said to be unconditioned, non-dualistic and uncontrived; and, as a state, it is always accessible to the wise and those who have burned their past karma.

Sahaj means “natural” or “effortless.” As such, sahaj samadhi can also refer to a type of meditation practice that yogis consider to be a natural and effortless system of meditation.

Yogapedia explains Sahaj Samadhi

Yogis say that the state of sahaj samadhi arises naturally and spontaneously, bringing peace, energy, expanded awareness and connection with the higher Self. In addition to spiritual development, sahaj samadhi is beneficial for:

  • Clear thinking
  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved physical health
  • Stronger relationships
  • Mental calmness

In the practice of sahaj samadhi meditation as taught by certain schools, including The Art of Living, the anchor for the mind is a mantra, which is usually given to the yogi by a teacher. Once mastered, It is said to be an effortless and profound practice. It removes the blocks to meditation that can slow spiritual progress and deepen one's experience of meditation, which allows the mind and nervous system to rest in silence.

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