October 22, 2013 – Yon’s letter to one of the volunteer yoga instructors ( Youth Program)
Hi Ioana, I would like to share with you a detail of my journey which I had discovered today:
After coming home and having a short meditation session by myself, I gave myself some time for retrospect. I realized why my vishuddhi chakra (note: at the throat level) was blocked today: I was having trouble focusing –the same feeling I get at school. It’s a feeling which I need to tackle, and with the right amount of psychological effort I can achieve a focused state of mind. For the first bit of the session with you guys, I was not tackling my problem.
This was short of self-respect (like giving up / not trying), and in turn, my vishuddhi chakra suffered. My chakra was not blocked, since I could feel some good vibrations that night. However, I believe it was hindered to an extent. I believe that had I made the focusing happen earlier, I would have experienced mother Kundalini more.
The meditation I did at home helped me come to this conclusion as I felt more whole after making a full attempt at concentrating into silent awareness. The vibrations came better than earlier and my typical outlook for Sahaja was restored. I am grateful, but hope to strengthen my spiritual and psychological self such that this problem doesn’t happen again.
That’s probably it in terms of tonight. As for the past few weeks, Sahaja yoga has made me a far more collected person. I trust my feelings. I no longer put other people’s feelings before mine. I am calmer, more confident, and feel like a child again where everything seems to be bright. I can’t speak on behalf of Nathan, but he tells me that he feels calmer too and more forgiving. I am also interested in that Georgetown (high-school) project. Thank you Ioana, I look forward to seeing the family again. Sincerely, Yon
Note: Yon is 17, currently in grade 12 and in the IB program (Oakville high-school); attending the Youth program where we form actually a family of sahaja yogis/meditators.
December 10 , 2013 – Yon’s Testimonial on sahaja yoga meditation benefits:
I didn’t know I had so many brothers and sisters, aunties and uncles. I didn’t know that such a large family can love one another in such a unique way. But it grows and the love only gets more pure.
You don’t completely change in the snap of a finger. Sahaja yoga is not magic, it’s natural. When I gave in to the flow of the Kundalini, everything slowly put itself into place. Now everything is natural. I learned to forgive, and so I learned how to face my mistakes. When we do that, we simply evolve. Isn’t that a wonder? –If we go with the flow we can better ourselves and help other people, we can love each other like brothers and sisters, and we can see that love and forgiveness is not cliche; its real.
I also witnessed some more down-to-earth but equally important things, some involving curing illness, other things about protection, and even a couple things about mangos and bananas. 🙂
The Sahaj philosophy is that it’s free, so there’s nothing to lose. I’ve seen people change in attitude, outlook on life, and even appearance
—why not see for yourself ?! 🙂 Namaste Everyone! – Yon
Note: there is a a strong request for a similar “Life De-Stress Program for Youth” to open next year in Burlington; contact us if you are interested to know about it.
** International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers four high quality international education programmes to more than one million students in 146 countries. (source: wikipedia)
** Kundalini is the energy of life reflected within with healing and regenerative, therefore motherly powers.