hatha yoga

According to Shankar Nair, Ph.D., an assistant teacher of spiritual researches at University of Virginia, there are manifold Sufi meditation techniques for silencing the mind and also getting to reflective states. In this video clip, Sonima’s founder, Sonia Jones, rests with Nair to check out a few of these methods. Nair focuses particularly on just what’s known in Sufism as Fikr, often described as Muraqaba-techniques that help focus the mind via invoking God’s name.

Some orders, Nair informs us, make use of emphasis on vibrancy as well as color to assist grow the mind, while others may make use of focus on vice as well as virtuous counterpart for discovering introspective existence. The end goal is closeness to divinity, and also purity of thought, however the avenues of reaching these joyous states of awareness as well as devotion are varied. Adhering to in the steps of the Prophet Muhammad, some Sufis take spiritual resort, where they do Fikr reflection practice alone and secluded for as many as 40 days.