While you need a teacher to help you
learn any form of meditation well, you particularly need the aid of a teacher to learn
laya yoga meditation. There are five main energy centers in your spine and two in your
head. The laya yoga meditator knows exactly how to locate these centers through the kind
training of a teacher. When these centers are found, they function very much like doorways
to different realms of higher consciousness.
Through laya yoga
meditation, for example, you sense the heart center which is located inside the spine,
directly back of the heart. From this point you can expand your awareness and enter into a
realm of great, sky blue light (sometimes other colors as well) and discover how easily
and readily you can love. Through laya yoga meditation in the heart center you overcome
selfishness and self-centeredness. You become able to deal with your fears and worries
because of the tremendous strength and insight you gain from the "heart
The five centers correspond roughly to...