IAM Meditation is a way of focusing the mind, stilling the endless mental chatter
that saps our energy and creates stress and negative feelings.
Although it requires us to set time aside to turn our attention inward, the benefits
gained in solitude can transform our relationships. The practice of meditation
increases our awareness of ourselves and of how we relate to the rest of
creation, and enables us to live fully in each moment with contentment, serenity
We live our lives on many levels, in body, mind and spirit, and IAM techniques,
which lead into the meditative state, are designed to refresh and harmonize our
energies at all levels.
IAM energising exercises, that stretch and relax the body and deepen the
breathing relive tension and stress, allowing the consciousness to awaken.
When the mind is free from the turmoil of everyday concerns it is able to turn
inward to find spiritual wisdom in a state of expanded awareness. Reflecting on
what is learned from going within, with the practice of IAM Meditation; we can
use the insights we gain to transform our daily lives, expressing who we really
are and bring about what we feel we are here to achieve.
During IAM Meditation experience, we are calm, aware, focused, happy and
loving. We let go of the burden of ourselves and enter into a wider state of
consciousness. Having achieved this wonderful state, we can then learn to
transfer these same attitudes to all our interactions and to maintain them in
everyday situations, regardless of what is happening around us. It is possible,
through the regular practice of meditation, to transform the quality of our lives
totally, living each moment untroubled by negativity and the stress that it
inevitably builds up.
Preparing Body and Mind
The most external levels of our being are our physical body and our energy
flows. Through a sequence of gentle movements and techniques that foster
awareness of the breath, we can bring both these levels into a state of harmony,
so that we can sit comfortably and peacefully for meditation practice. Exercises
that slow and deepen the breathing bring a “feel-good” feeling to the body, while
also relaxing and resting the mind, and traditional postures for IAM Meditation
allow energy to flow freely as we start to turn our focus inward.
Using the Senses
We relate to the world around us by means of our five senses, and these same
senses also tell us what we are thinking and how we are feeling. They are the
link between the world outside us, which everyone else can experience, and the
world inside us that only we can know. By increasing our powers of observation,
visualization and imagination, IAM Meditation practice help to sharpen our
senses. By these means we can actually change how we feel inside ourselves.
(a participant of the IAM Workshop conducted by Br Shraddhamrita)