Hridaya meditiation is based upon traditional spiritual principles and teachings from classical yoga such as Patanjali’s Sutras, Advaita Vedanta, Tantra and Shaivism. It correlates also with teachings from Sufism, Christianity, Buddhism and Taoism.
The entire practice of Hridaya meditation centres around the Spiritual Heart. The Spiritual Heart is our link to both the transcendent and the immanent Reality of all aspects of the macrocosm. It is the ultimate essence of everything there is and it is felt by focussing our attention in the chest area close to the physical heart.
Hridaya meditation is a collection of meditation techniques that anchor the awareness in the Spiritual Heart. Various indications are offered during the meditation to help guide our attention to rest in our pure presence, our witness consciousness that is the stillness beyond our mental dialogue.
The teachings are greatly inspired by Ramana Maharishi , a great Jnana Yogi of India. He used a method of self enquiry, asking the question ‘Who am I’. This question is frequently asked during meditation and daily life to help transcend the personality thus realizing the essence of who we really are. The more we experience this realization the more we free ourselves from suffering and limitation.
Hridaya Hatha Yoga is a physical expression of the meditation which is practiced with an awareness also on the chakra system.
Radasi graduated as a Hridaya Meditation and Hatha Yoga teacher in May 2011 following the 500 hour accredited teacher training course and four years of extensive participation in Hridaya retreats. She has since held retreats and classes in New Zealand, the U.K and Thailand.