The goal of Sahaja Yoga is Self-realization or moksha (enlightenment), which is the connection of the inner self with an eternal Spirit that is the source of peace, joy and true knowledge. Unlike other schools of yoga, Sahaja Yoga does not practice chanting, mantras or physical exercises. Instead, the Sahaja yogi develops a quiet, thoughtless awareness of the subtle energy (prana) within. This technique is described as a natural awakening that does not require any conscious effort.
Sahaja Yoga believes that in addition to the physical body, humans have a subtle body made up of energy channels (nadis) and energy centers (chakras). Through Sahaja Yoga meditation, the yogi gains awareness that Absolute Truth can be felt through this energy system. The growth of awareness then happens effortlessly, creating mental, emotional and physical balance.