More Than Just a Fad:
Yogic Meditation & Why It Matters

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In the yogic system, meditation is the main practice, which Swami Brahmananda breaks down for us in this interview. Learn why all yogic practices are geared towards helping us not only to meditate, but to live a "life of meditation."

We've all heard about the benefits of meditation, but what makes meditation in yoga different from other methods?

True happiness, says Swami Brahmananda, comes from clarity of vision--a pure mind--and meditation helps us to get there.

Swami Brahmananda is a Swami (master) in the Sivananda lineage. He lives and teaches yoga philosophy (Vedanta) at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas, and joins us from there for this inspiring session.

In this interview you'll also learn...

  • Why all yogic practices are intended to help us meditate [2:30]
  • The meaning of the mantra Om [14:30]
  • A short practice together [16:47-22:30]
  • Tips for beginning to meditate on your own [23:30]
  • How to tell if our meditation practice is progressing [28:30]

Quote From This Interview To Inspire You

"Meditation is a very long ladder that actually has to do with our spiritual evolution."

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