You might wonder how meditation techniques can change with the weather. Well, Sahaja meditation provides a broad range of techniques and there are some of them that lend themselves very well to the use of nature’s conditions in spring and summer.
These are to do with the use of the natural elements because it’s easier and fun to be outdoors during these times of the year. But while you’re enjoying being outdoors, you can combine fun with some great meditation techniques that give huge benefits.
Meditating on your lawn or at your neighborhood park
When you sit for meditation on green lawns, you’re directly in contact with the earth. Our body and not surprisingly, the chakras are made of the earth’s five natural elements – earth, air, water, fire, and ether. Using those elements to clear ourselves and in natural settings gives some great advantages. When meditating when in direct contact with the ground, the earth absorbs negativities in our chakras a lot easier than when you’re sitting on a chair and inside your meditation room at home.
Try this technique –
- Practice the regular Sahaja meditation technique of raising your inner energy, meditating for as long as you feel like sitting on the ground.
- Try some balancing and clearing techniques
- Try taking a nap lying down after your meditation, but under the shade of a tree.
You’ll be amazed at how much powerful this technique and experience is compared to the meditation indoors.
Foot soaking in the ocean
By itself, the foot soaking technique is a very powerful cleansing and clearing technique. Every Sahaja practitioner who has been doing it for years will vouch for its effectiveness. But an ocean water foot soak is like being in heaven while you soak your feet. So try the same foot soaking technique standing as you face the ocean, raise your energy (when no one’s around you) and stand in meditation for as long as you like. The bout of clearing and feeling the silence within is tremendous, and so much more powerful than your foot soak indoors.
Clearing your attention using the sky and natural settings
When meditating outdoors, you can also open your eyes for some time and look at the expansive sky or landscape far in the distance while still remaining in the state of thoughtless awareness. This can greatly help clear your Agnya chakra and your attention.
So if you have been problems with your attention and unable to feel thoughtless awareness, use this technique as often as you need to see an improvement.
Taking a nature walk barefooted
If you see greenery and long stretches of grass, it’s a great idea to take long walks barefooted. Our chakras are also on our feet and a lot of clearing can happen when our feet are in contact with the earth.
Too much of our lives is dominated by being indoors and seeking comfort in artificial creations – watching TV, doing work on our computers or socializing indoors. So much so, that we’ve almost lost touch with nature compared to our ancestors.
Spring and Summer provide a great opportunity to not just reconnect with nature but combine some highly effective meditation techniques to get the dual benefits of fun and a deep meditative experience.