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Meditation – the perfect aide to a weight loss program

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 68% of Americans are overweight, and more than a third are obese. That is a lot of people who are potentially looking for solutions to lose weight and get fitter.


While the myriad of solutions and options for this are mind-boggling, a successful weight loss program is a combination of multiple facets that need to be followed with discipline – optimal diet, cardiovascular and strength training and staying active.  In addition, the invisible factors in the success of such programs are subtle – they deal with motivation, accountability, and perseverance, amongst many others.


Meditation scores heavily in subtler areas along with scientifically backed research supporting its role in the primary weight loss facets or levers. It can be the central guiding force that makes a weight loss program successful.


Let’s see how.


by Sahaja Online

How to find time for meditation

Here’s the truth that any long-time meditator will confirm – it’s hard to find time for self-improvement. Like meditation for example, whose primary role is to help people evolve to higher states of mental, emotional and spiritual maturity. That’s at least our view and goal in Sahaja. We’re not in this for mere stress relief or making a fast buck. We have nothing to sell. And frankly, nothing to impress you into buying something from us.


So you should likely be happy that we’re giving you the unvarnished truth – meditation can be difficult and finding time for it can be hard. Especially if you are just getting started.


by Shankar Ramani

Meditation can help eliminate biases within us

By Vara Prasad. Instructor, Sahaja Online


We live in a world where biases of any kind are one of the most widely discussed topics. Racial bias and political bias, for instance, dominate the news cycles heavily these days in America.


There are other kinds too. If you’re seeking information very often that will most likely strengthen your beliefs or are supportive of them, then you’re probably suffering from what’s known as confirmation bias.


But meditation, and especially Sahaja meditation, which can elevate our consciousness to a higher state, can help cut through the shackles of negative cognitive biases.


by Sahaja Online

How Meditation helps get rid of lethargy

Are you tempted often to stick to your couch and binge watch your favorite TV shows? Do you keep putting off your work? Do you wish you could lead a more active life?


Technically, you may not have a health issue but you could be dealing with undue lethargy, a definite problem from the perspective of having holistic balance and happiness in your life.


Everyone knows that meditation helps with relaxation when you’re exhausted or overactive. But forms of meditation like Sahaja meditation work well for doing the opposite too, to charge you up and propel you into action if you’re underactive.


This goes to the holistic nature and power of Sahaja meditation and in fact one of the reasons we keep stressing that we’re a lot more than the average stress relief meditation out there.


by Sahaja Online

The biggest hurdle to self-improvement

In a single word – Ego. This is the most complicated and sophisticated construct or institution within us, whatever you’d like to call it. And it’s very subtle – that’s the difficult part and that’s what makes it hard to detect, control or do anything with it for achieving our self-improvement.


It has dominated the impact on human civilization much more than anything else, and for the most part, negatively. Countries have gone to war because of it and been reduced to ashes. Mighty rulers, kings, successful people have succumbed to it, only to make things worse for themselves, people around them and sometimes their entire continent or the world.


But where does Ego stand in our lives today and how can we win the battle of controlling it?


by Shankar Ramani