By Padma (Marla Stewart) • December 22nd, 2008 • 4054 Views
Shunya means zero, or empty, or nothing. Here I am referrring to the experience of shunya that we know in meditation when we deeply let go of all our attachments, especially to worry or sadness. Winter symbolizes that deep space where nothing moves and life just waits.
This space of stillness is deeply replenishing to life. When we allow ourself to rest for some time in stillness, we can get back in touch with the essential quality of pure being, just as we are, before any movements start. We find that Shunya is not nothing, but has infinite potential.
Padma is one of Canada's most respected teachers of meditation and yoga. She hosts three national television series on meditation and yoga- "Living Yoga with Padma", "Padma Yoga: the Elemental Series" and "Modern Meditations". For a decade, Padma studied and meditated in the western Himalayas of India. She mastered original Sanskrit texts on meditation, philosophy and yoga and is authorized to teach Advanced Studies and Yoga by the International Meditation Institute of India. Visit Padma at her site Padma Meditation.