In the last term of my education for teacher I wrote a thesis about relaxation and Sahaja Yoga , "Relaxation in school - an experiment based on Sahaja Yoga ". I had the desire to somehow do Sahaja Yoga in the schools, and during my practice period I did a simplified form of Sahaja Yoga with children seven to nine years old. We had these "relaxation sessions" three to four times a week, and this went on during a period of five weeks. The way we did the relaxation is described below.
First the children lie down on carpets on the floor, they close their eyes and let their body be heavy and relaxed. They feel that they are lying on the earth where they can let thoughts and worries go down. Meanwhile they are listening to music, The Comforter (from Blossomtime made by The IPO) or Red Earth from Zephyr. These songs were great for relaxation, speaking to the heart and filling the room with vibrations!
After five minutes the children slowly start to move the body up for a little movement exercise, The Soapbubble or The Tree (ideas for these I got from Juan-Carlos in Spain and Danielle in France!)
The Soapbubble is actually just another name for raising your Kundalini and making a Bandhan. The children slowly lift an imaginary soapbubble in front of them, up over the head where they carefully let it fly away It was a bit difficult to know how to write about Sahaja Yoga so that examiners and students on the university could understand. But the thesis was very well received and my opponent was herself very interested to learn Sahaja Yoga .
In the future I definitely want to enter upon the subtle level with pupils and parents, to give them the best possibility to purify themselves and to have the power of Kundalini. Even if the group of "meditators" will be smaller, it will give those who really want it the greatest tool to rise above their problems. As we can see from the interviews some children are very sensitive to the subtle level of reality, and the knowledge about Sahaja Yoga will also make them understand their experiences better.
My teacher was really enthusiastic about the relaxation and proposed that the parents should try it on the following parents' meeting. So in the parents meeting all of them lifted the Soapbubble! If the parents get their Realisation, they will get the best understanding.
It was wonderful to practice Sahaja Yoga "full time". I received much joy and satisfaction from it. There is such an incredible need of Sahaja Yoga . In Sweden the schools are suffering from discipline problems and noisy classrooms, and most teachers today are open to try new methods to get more peace and harmony among the children. I have no doubt that Sahaja Yoga could be one of those methods, among massage, drama etc. They just need to know that Sahaja Yoga exists!!
Jai Shri Mataji!!!!!
Lisa Rychtova, Sweden