Life in this fast-paced world can be stressful, with its constant demands and all of our responsibilities. There’s so much to do and simply not enough time to do it all! While some stress can be motivating, too much can be detrimental to our physical and mental well-being. So it’s important to take time out to relieve and reduce stress.

While yoga asanas and other forms of exercise are great to help relieve physical tension, Yoga Sound Meditation works on a deeper level to instill inner peace and bring relief from deep-rooted anxieties.

At the root of all anxiety is an inner spiritual emptiness. It is explained in the yoga scriptures that we are not our material bodies but rather the eternal being, or atma, temporarily residing in the material body. We are spiritual in essence. Just as our bodies require material food, we (the spiritual living being) require spiritual food. Without spiritual food, we remain empty deep inside.

We are Spiritual in Essence

This inner emptiness may manifest as loneliness, a craving, a gnawing, or a feeling that something is missing or wrong in our lives. Even when we experience some happiness, we may still experience a feeling deep inside that something is missing.

We may try to fill up our emptiness in various ways, like traveling, shopping, eating, keeping busy, and so on. But the reality is that no matter what we do in life, we will remain empty inside without spiritual food.

So what is that spiritual food? What is it that can satisfy this longing in my heart? According to the yoga scriptures and enlightened yoga spiritual masters, in order for us to experience inner peace, freedom from fear and anxiety, and deep and lasting happiness, we need to cultivate perfect wisdom and pure love.

Introduction to Yoga Sound Meditation and its Benefits

So where will we find such wisdom and perfect love?

Please consider the following analogy: Countless beautiful diamonds lie deep within the earth, covered by layers of dirt and rock. These diamonds exist in darkness—but they are still diamonds. It is only because these diamonds are covered up that their intrinsic beauty and value go unrealized.

Similarly, spiritual love and wisdom already inherently exist within our hearts. But just as the diamonds are covered up with rocks and dirt, our wisdom and spiritual love are covered up by layers of contamination, such as envy, greed, and anger. Therefore, these contaminations need to be washed away.

Great sages and the yoga texts recommend the regular practice of Yoga Sound Meditation as the best method to achieve purification. This transcendental sound is not ordinary sound vibration. Yoga Sound is all-pure and all-purifying. Ancient yoga scripture describes it like this:

There is no difference between the Yoga Sound and the Supreme Soul. As such, the Yoga Sound is as perfect as the Supreme Soul in fullness, purity, and eternity. The Yoga Sound is not a material sound vibration—it is without any material contamination.

As we practice Yoga Sound Meditation, the cleansing process takes place, and our intrinsic qualities of wisdom and spiritual love begin to shine ever more brightly.

Practice 10-minute Meditation with Wai Lana

If you’re hesitant to try meditation because you’re not sure if you can do it, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how easy, enjoyable, and effective Yoga Sound Meditation is. It has been practiced since the most ancient of times, and it is so easy that anyone and everyone can practice it, regardless of age, health, intellect, occupation, or situation in life. Just as we can all enjoy a beautiful sunset, similarly we can all practice and reap the wonderful fruits of Yoga Sound Meditation.

You can practice Yoga Sound Meditation in whatever way is most comfortable for you—while relaxing in an easy chair, sitting, or lying down. There is no need to sit in any particular position or for long periods of time. You can even meditate while standing, walking, or swaying to the rhythm of Yoga Sound.

At the heart of Yoga Sound Meditation is the all-purifying, spiritually potent Yoga Sound. Unlike ordinary sounds that become dull over time, Yoga Sound becomes more and more attractive, and we are naturally drawn to it. So there is no need to rely on our limited powers of concentration to experience the benefits of meditation.

Yoga Sound Meditation not only relieves us of stress and anxiety, but this truly amazing practice also gives us a positive taste of the inner peace and deep happiness we long for. So, what are you waiting for?

You can learn and practice Yoga Sound Meditation for free on our website at wailana.com/meditation

Wishing you well
Wai Lana

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