SM Meditation Program Daily Yoga & Meditation Practice: Chapter 8

Phase 2 

Chapter 8
Phase 2: Daily Yoga & Meditation Practice 

You have now begun to build a foundation.  Phase 1 should have started to get your body accustomed to sitting (or being still in another posture) and begun to give you some level of awareness into the workings of your mind.  From phase 1 you should now select the basic meditation that you find most suited you.  It does not matter which one you use; they are all effective.  It is also important to listen to your intuition at this stage, if for any reason you feel that you are not quite ready to progress to the next phase and are still establishing your daily routine, there is no harm in continuing the phase 1 daily practice for more time before jumping ahead.  Each individual is going to take their own unique path so it’s important to listen carefully to your inner voice and start to become your own teacher and guide.
 
In phase 2 you will start to incorporate the SM specific core meditations into your daily sessions and you will be practicing the Yoga for Energy set.  Since silent and still meditation may still be new to you, the time requirement for the meditation portion is not excessive. You will be sitting in meditation for a total of 30 minutes instead of the 20 minutes from Phase 1.  For the first 2 weeks you will be doing your chosen basic meditation for the entire 30 minutes and then for the final 2 weeks you will do 10 minutes of the basic meditation followed by 20 minutes of a core Silent Mind meditation.  It is important to note that this duration may not be sufficient for SM meditations but it will help get you ready by introducing you to the process and requirements of SM meditations.  The Yoga for Energy set is designed to build up your systems so that when you enter Phase 3 your energy will be vitalized.  The following table [Table 3] details the Phase 2 practice.  The absolute need for passion and urgency will also be the focus of this phase for the emotional and psychological dimensions respectively.  More about that in the following chapters.
 

  Physical
(30 mins)
Emotional Psychological Meditation
(30 mins)
Week 5 Yoga for Energy Passion Urgency Your Basic Meditation
Week 6 Your Basic Meditation
Week 7 Fact of Struggle
Week 8 Pursuit of the Ideal

Table 3

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  1. terry lee lawrence
    terry lee lawrence says:

    I had a profound spiritual experience where I saw a light that fused with my brain?I cannot explain in words…after this experience all I am aware of is God/consciousness everywhere…there is nothing that is hidden I create the things I want with my consciousness…the outer is a reflection of the inner dialogue…does this make sense to anyone? I know that I am home……………………om sai ram xo

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  2. shobha
    shobha says:

    Thanks for this very timely help. Constant chattering of my mind caused me to suffer from headaches and restlessness. Now I know to practice SM. God bless you.

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