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The mind is like a lake

The mind is similar to a lake with thought waves moving over its surface. In order to recognise the Self at the bottom of the lake, it is necessary to first still these thought waves. Each human being has an inner treasure of silence, which only manifests itself when the movement of the mind comes to a stop.

Basic meditation techniques:

  • Meditation posture
  • Meditative breathing
  • Withdrawal of the senses
  • Concrete and abstract concentration techniques
  • Mantra meditation

Gieringer Weiher Pond – just a 15 minute walk from the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House in Reith near Kitzbühel, Austria.