A key element to spiritual development and peace of mind is developing a personal sadhana, or practice. A sadhana can be any one of a number of rituals that you personally feel drawn to and are comfortable committing to on a daily basis. Sadhana, known in yoga as the “Path to Self-Realization,” is time taken each day (usually in the morning) to meditate, practice asana (yogic postures) and/or mantra. However, a personal daily sadhana needs not adhere to only these activities. Even a simple contemplative or meditative walk each day can be a sadhana ritual. The important element in whatever you are drawn to is that you are able to maintain a calm and centered state and that it is an activity or non-activity, such as sitting in meditation, where you are able to relax and surrender into the flow of the ritual that you are engaged. This desired state of being is often referred to as “no mind” where you are able to remain in a quiet state of conscious awareness regardless of the stress of daily life. In fact, this is one of the greatest benefits to developing and maintaining a strong daily sadhana.
The benefits of developing a personal sadhana are many. Here are just a few:
At Blue Sage Sanctuary we believe in guiding those interested in developing a personal sadhana and invite you to participate in sitting meditation and mantra practice. We are also glad to educate our clients about sadhana and give support in any way we can.