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new to the site, depression sufferer.
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July 27, 2011
6:39 am
essex united kingdom
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July 26, 2011

hello im new to the site. i suffer very badly with depression and am trying to help myself by seeking inner peace. I dont cope with life very well and have tried everything i can possibly think of to rid myself of this spiralling black hole that i am falling into. . I am not a religious person however i am very open minded and have started looking into buddhism. I want to beleive there is a higher power and life will get better, i just need the tools and the faith to believe in myself. I started the online meditation course yesterday and am finding that already it has helped me to relax and clear my mind. If anybody knows anything about depression or if you are going/have gone through it i would love to hear from you and any advice or tips would be very much appreciated.

July 27, 2011
6:01 pm
Toronto, Canada
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July 27, 2011

hello! I want to let you know that I suffered really badly with depression for over 20 years and tried everything I could find. Some things helped a bit but nothing really made a big difference until I started practising Sahaja Yoga. I have found such joy and peace I didnt think possible. For me the journey has been slow and gentle as I am sure that is all my body was able to cope with, and there are still some ups and downs. That is just part of life, but the overall direction has definitely been up and family and friends have noticed the huge improvement and commented and many have tried Sahaja Yoga for themselves.  Try not to be too hard on yourself. When you have a bad day it is really difficult to do anything, so forgive yourself when this happens and start each day fresh. Dont dwell on the negative, but focus on the small positive changes you will see. The change may be very subtle to begin with so dont give up hope. I made a commitment to practice Sahaja Yoga for 12 weeks with a friend, and was able to notice a change by that time. You will learn many simple, natural techniques which will help you get back on track. I hope this helps.

July 27, 2011
6:14 pm
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March 2, 2010

Hi, I am happy you found this meditation. I was also badly depressed when I started Sahajayoga. I am feeling so much better, it is unbelievable but so true. Is it possible for you to go to a class. It is important that you see some Sahajayogis. Please let me know, maybe we can skype and I can show you how you work with a candle on your left side. Maybe there is  something on youtube. But for now, just meditate with a picture of Shri Mataji. Please put a small candle in front of Shri Mataji’s picture. Now, in front of your left hand put also a candle. So your hands are both open, only your left hand towards the candle. And ask Shri Mataji please remove or/and destroy all my bad feelings. Do this for 5/10 minutes  3x a day (morning, lunch and evening) Please do it for several days. Let me know what happens. Also listening to Shri Mataji’s talks helps a lot. Just visit or go on youtube and look for Shri Mataji’s talks. It is possible that you can find a talk of Shri Mataji on depression. Try and find a class, even if you have to travel a litlle bit far, it does not matter it is worthed. Talk to you soon.

July 28, 2011
8:15 am

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March 6, 2010

Dear friend,

welcome, and hope you’ve been enjoying the online course so far. Just a few small points and some suggestions to follow up.


Depression is a result of imbalances or brockages in our left energy channel. Once the left channel clears out through meditation and perhaps some additional techniques, and the energy can flow freely through your left channel, you will notice significant improvements in your state. At some point, especially when you start feeling vibrations on your hands, you will be able to feel, when you are starting to become imbalanced again, and will be able to correct your state before the depression gets hold of you and it’s too late.

What to do now. The main thing for you right now is to try to establish your meditation state. So try to go through the first few classes of the online course, just patiently and without rush, following the instructions in the videos and guided audio meditations. It will work best if you can sit down to meditate at least twice a day. It does not have to be long – the length of the guided meditation is all you need for now, but regularity is the key.

Clearing techniques. There are some techniques that might help you fell more and clear out your system more effectively. One of them is footsoak, and it is very simple but extremely effective: http://www.onlinemeditation.or…..soaking-1/ If you can do this once a day before your evening meditation, you will see a difference. There are also some techniques for helping your left side (described in the previous answer), you can do them when you start feeling down: http://www.onlinemeditation.or…..t-channel/ The main thing, however, is meditation itself, just giving yourself that time when your own energy can start flowing through your system and gently clear it out, while you just enjoy the silence for some time.

Going to local classes. It would be best if you could start coming to weekly classes in your area, if they are available. You can do the online course at home on your own, but if you can also attend a meeting once a week, it would give you much more support, you would see the results faster and they would be more steady. Here is the list of classes in UK:…..ourse.html Also, there is a long-time yogi in UK who has been working in the field of mental health, his name is Brian Wells. He might be able to give you more pointed advice, directed specifically at your problem, besides the general advice and techniques that we all know and use. So one more reason to start going to the class in UK and get to know the yogis there smile.


The bottom line though, as Sara siad, be patient with yourself, and really give this meditation a chance to work for you.

Please let us know how it’s going, and do not hesitate to ask if you have any additional questions.

Keep in touch!



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