Online Sahaja Yoga Meditation during lockdown: Sahaja Yoga National Trust
News Desk, News Nation 360: The world is highly connected at the physical level as the spread of COVID19 has demonstrated. However, we as a human race are also connected at the metaphysical level through our collective consciousness and this has been felt virtually by the followers of Sahaja Yoga. As many as 200,000 people across 50 countries have attended online meditation sessions during the last 20 days of lockdown, according to information from H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Sahaja Yoga Trust (National Trust). The Youtube channel - Pratisthan, Pune of the Trust has seen around 2 million views with 7.31 lakh watch hours and over 13.2 million impressions in the lockdown period. Each viewer attended an average of 8.6 sessions and spent an average of 23 minutes per visit, which is substantial as people look towards meditation to overcome anxiety during COVID19 lockdown. On the Facebook Page - India SahajaYoga, 61,000 people watched over 16 thousand hours of meditation video. Additionally, everyday 1200 new people are joining new seekers sessions, run only for new seekers by Sahaja Yoga National Trust. The free of cost meditation initiative has been taken up by volunteers through Kundalini Awakening and Self Realisation and is being conducted daily twice through various social media platforms like YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Mixlr and National TV which overcome geographic boundaries. Daily
meditation sessions are conducted live at 5.30 AM and 7.00 PM (Indian Time) for Sahaja Yoga practitioners and at 5.30 PM for new seekers through Youtube, Facebook and Mixlr. The new Seeker session is joined daily by around 1200 new people. The queries are answered by the India tollfree helpline 1800 30 700 800 by volunteers across the country. Sahaja Yoga volunteers from across India manned 24*7 phone lines to provide adequate meditation-related guidance to the new seekers for stay at home and meditate which saw the number of contacts growing to over 500 calls per day by new unique contacts. Dinesh Rai - Vice Chairman, HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Sahaja Yoga Trust (National Trust) told technology has enabled this unique way of collective meditation across countries. This will ensure the sound physical and mental health of people. It will also help people in overcoming stress and anxiety while attaining the wider objective of awakening the divine power within.
Report: Anustup Kundu