Sahaja Yoga Meditation Workshops at NBC Philadelphia Health Expo

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 3, 2007

Sahaja Yoga, an internationally acclaimed meditation founded by Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi in 1970, has been invited by NBC-10 to offer meditation workshops at “Fit Fest” Health Expo. Sahaja Yoga means “Spontaneous meditation” and it is being followed in over 90 countries today. The Fit Fest will be held at the Philadelphia Convention Center, April 14 and 15, 2007.

True meditation is an intensely restful and energizing experience which also has proven to be ever elusive for many of us. Dr. Andrew Newberg at the University of Pennsylvania, in a study on the positive effects of meditation in people, has found out that people experienced increased blood flow into the brain during meditation. His findings also suggest a healing connection between meditation and dementia.

In spite of scientific proof of meditation being very helpful towards achieving a balanced lifestyle, many of us feel as if yoga or meditation are abstract luxuries, not meant for the average family, but for the celebrities who can afford personal trainers. The prospect of concentrating our minds for hours while juggling the demands of the day, is truly a daunting one. Hence, people try to achieve comfort and a sense of joy by binging on shopping, food, alcohol, in relationships et al, often coming up empty after the initial rush has passed. The resultant disappointments often manifest as depression, anger issues, and various types of self destructive behaviors. However, these destructive behaviors and their effects are reversible, thanks to the regular practice of Sahaja Yoga.

Sahaja Yoga is a simple meditation to follow. Spontaneity and innocence are its foundations. Sahaja Yoga works by activating a hugely powerful energy called the Kundalini, residing in the sacrum bone at the base of the spine. It takes about 10 minutes to awaken this motherly, completely innocent and compassionate energy in a person. The only things the seeker has to do to awaken this mega force, is to articulate a pure desire to meditate. It instantly soothes the seeker’s’ restless mind reeling under the impact of incessant thoughts of the past and the future, while keeping him/her completely aware of his/her surroundings all through the meditation. Once awakened, the Kundalini brings the seeker “in the moment”, and works relentlessly to correct his/her emotional, mental and physical imbalances. This activity has been called Self Realization across ancient cultures. The seeker feels positive, nimble and strong to handle the challenges that the day brings.

Shri Mataji is the wife of Sir C.P. Srivastava, KCMG, Secretary General Emeritus of the International Maritime Organization, United Nations. He also received the Lal Bahadur Shastri award from the Government of India in 2005.

The world has accoladed Shri Mataji as a deeply humanitarian and spiritual personality. The United Nations honored her for her work with the 1989 U. N. Peace Medal and the Government of China invited her to speak on ways to achieve world peace. Mayor Rendell of Philadelphia proclaimed October 15,1993 as Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Day. She was presented with the key to the City of Brasilia following official sponsorship of Sahaja Yoga programs in Brazil, and named “Personality of the Year” by the Italian Government in 1986, apart from many other honors bestowed upon her.

Claes Nobel, Chairman of the United Earth Organization, and grandnephew of Alfred Nobel, Nobel Peace Prize Foundation, says “Shri Mataji’s discovery brings genuine hope to humanity.” Her father, Prasad Salve, a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, was a member of the Constituent Assembly of India, and helped write free India’s first Constitution.

Sahaja Yoga has a large presence worldwide. Pls visit: or call 1-800-745-YOGA for information on programs in America.

Sahaja Yoga’s Philadelphia area programs can be seen at:

Yahoo News carried Sahaja Yoga Seattle’s participation in the NBC-King 5 health fair in March, 2007 prominently.

Shri Mataji says Sahaja Yoga is profound but simple enough for even children to follow, just like breathing! She also says that true freedom means accessing your own powers that reside inside you, dormant, waiting to be awakened. In your central nervous system, and in your conscious mind, you must feel the existence of the spirit to become a truly free individual. Empowerment and joy are at your doorstep thanks to the practice of Sahaja Yoga.


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