Meditation and yoga share a profound and symbiotic relationship, each enhancing and deepening the practice of the other. After a session of yoga, where the body is dynamically engaged through various postures and breath work, it enters a state of heightened energy and awareness. This is where meditation steps in-an elegant and serene counterbalance. Yoga instructors often guide their students into meditation as a culminating practice, not merely as a cooldown, but as a crucial integration phase. This transition harnesses the fresh vibrancy created by yoga, channeling it through meditation to achieve a state of deep stability and harmony within the mind and body. In this magical interplay, the stillness of meditation beautifully captures and settles the stirred energies, providing a profound sense of wholeness and peace. Join us as we explore how these ancient practices intertwine, offering a gateway to a more centered and tranquil existence. 

Embarking on the journey of meditation, as outlined by the ancient sage Patanjali, is not just an exploration of a calming practice but a profound dive into the very core of human experience. In his seminal work, the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali frames meditation as a critical component of a wider, holistic path designed to harmonize body, mind, and spirit. This blog post, the first in a two-part series, seeks to unravel the essence of meditation from the rich perspective of yoga science. Here, we explore Patanjali’s definition of meditation, delve into its transformative benefits, and set the stage for understanding how to effectively quiet the mind in our subsequent discussion. Join us as we discover why, beyond mere technique, cultivating a deep respect and gratitude for the practice can profoundly enhance its effects, leading to greater peace and equanimity in our lives.


Dr. Basu Ray is a disciple of the powerful and esoteric Yogic system Kriya yoga started by Mahaavatar Babaji. He was initiated by Swami Hariharananda Giri, the direct disciple of Sri Yukteshwar Giri and a Brother disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda. Subsequently he acquired higher kriyas from other guru’s.
Dr. Basu Ray has taught meditation to hundreds of interested people all over the world. He was also one of the Cardiologist who wrote down the practice guidelines for the American Heart Association.
He is invited to talk about the science and the art of meditation from all over the world.

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