Some poses are designed to cultivate that stillness directly. Siddhasana, or accomplished pose, is one. Add this pose to the beginning or end of your practice (and include the mudra and mantra we’ve outlined below) and you’ll discover Yoga’s true beauty – connecting with the divine within.
Pranayama for deeper meditation
We recommend working with an experienced teacher to learn most forms of pranayama, but we have a few simple ones that you can learn by reading. We have free tutorials on bhramari and nadi shodhana, or simply do the udgeeta pranayama, which is a simple, repeated chant of the mantra “om.”
Chant the om mantra out loud or repeat it silently in your mind (many say the latter is 1,000 times more powerful). Either way, allow the vibration to move from your tailbone all the way up your spine to the top of your skull. This pranayama gives your mind a point of focus so you can cultivate the calm you need to see beyond the boundaries of body or mind. Come here often, and make friends with the God of your heart.