What is Yoga Samadhi?
Samadhi is the eighth and ultimate step of Patanjali yoga. Samadhi is an experience in which we feel inner bliss. A person capable of attaining samadhi overcomes all suffering. He/she is not attached to thoughts.
is a sublime state in which we merge with our divine nature. Read on to learn more about
Traits of Yoga Samadhi
When we attain samadhi through deep meditation, we realize that everything is one. We start seeing ourself in others. We realize that we are not our ego or transient body. We start to identify with the immortal divine essence which is called spirit or soul. Many people go on religious pilgrimages or distant lands to “discover” themselves. They do not understand that God resides within them. Truth and reality live within us and
helps us realize this fact.
How to Attain Yoga Samadhi
It takes self-discipline, deep meditation practice and an experienced teacher to attain samadhi. The teacher can pinpoint discrepancies in our discipline and meditation, and help correct them. When we attain samadhi consciousness, we stop bothering about trivial issues like our image, others’ opinions of us, negative things that occurred in the past and life’s burdens. Our mind chatter will slowly cease to bother us similar to a lake settling down calmly after ripples.
It is not easy to reach the state of
We need to first practice yoga poses and pranayama breathing techniques to attain peace of mind and improve our concentration. Slowly, our mind will become detached from the external factors influencing it and create space for itself. Thereafter, we would be able to meditate deeply and attain yoga samadhi.
State of Yoga Samadhi Bliss
The most remarkable aspect of samadhi is a feeling of calm and continuous bliss. This is not to say that thoughts do not fleet past the mind. They certainly do, however we do not cling to them like in the past. We feel complete freedom and have supreme confidence. We feel as if we can do anything we set our mind upon. Our daily mundane life becomes a magical experience as we experience profound relaxation and enjoyment by connecting to the natural divinity in us and everything around us.
No Sense of Ego
In yoga samadhi, our senses and body are at rest, yet our mind is awake in a state of relaxed awareness. We realize that our true identity has no differences and we become fully aware of this flawless identity.
does not mean any specific change occurring in us. Rather, our natural state of optimum health and unity of body, mind and spirit becomes a reality.