Why do we meditate?

Almost everyone will tell you that they practice meditation to relax and get a sense of quiet. That is the truth but not the whole truth. Once we are quiet, what’s next? Where do we go from there? How do we sustain this inner peace?

We need to build inner strength so this feeling of inner peace is sustained. That requires building a discipline. The simple breathing exercise we practice in this meditation provides us with this strength.

All human beings possess within themselves seven main spiritual centers. They are known in Sanskrit as Chakras. These chakras are the direct connection between us and the universe. The practice of meditation is aimed at opening these centers and helping us make a deeper inner connection.

We have three tools to help us along the way:

  • The mind, when used as an instrument to focus our attention within us.
  • The human breath, which slowly expands and stretches these centers.
  • The need to grow. Without which, this meditation is purely mechanical. The meditation practice that Alik's teachers passed on to him encompasses these three elements. They are our gateway to freedom.
Rudi’s double breathing technique is direct and powerful. It is an open eye form of meditation that teaches one to absorb energy directly into his or her psychic centers/Chakras. In this meditation, the teacher serves as a vehicle to higher energies.

We learn how to burn away the tensions of our existence on earth and turn them into a life-giving force.

In his many years of teachings, Alik found that a human being’s greatest obstacle is not his fear of failure, but of the greatness that lies within him. Once we tap our greatness, we have to be responsible enough to maintain it.

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