"During my Agni Yoga meditation I had a reawakening of my soul's purpose, in this lifetime--I started to feel more like myself and more joyous in my life. I feel set free...what a miracle this has been!" -- Christina Cote
Agni Yoga (Inner Light-Fire) is a joyous exploration into life, consciousness and personal and planetary awakening. It's a step-by-step meditation process that bridges ancient Eastern beliefs of inner Light-Fire and modern Western consciousness. It's a different kind of meditation…active, practical, grounded in the body and comprehensive.
You learn to explore realms of light and engage sources of limitless life energy within. You learn to decode the "language of light" that makes up consciousness as you release blocks to the free flow of life.
Many people who have tried other forms of meditation find this method much easier to practice. It can accelerating personal awakening by helping you awaken to and access aspects of your divine nature...the Creator within, the Healer within, the Teacher within, among others. Agni Yoga is also called Inner Light-Fire Meditation. My training program is called The Star Experience. It is based on the work of Russell Paul Schofield and other teachers from the School of Actualism.
A unique feature of Agni Yoga is that the meditation is often combined with specialized energy healing bodywork to accelerate healing and personal growth. Here is an account of a life changing experience...my first Inner Light-Fire bodywork session. I now offer that bodywork in my practice. Find out more about my perspectives on our issues and our body and the importance of body-oriented work here.
If you live in or near New York City find out more about this here.
"I woke up this morning with a sense of inner peace and joy unlike anything I can remember since I began studying Agni Yoga years ago. Our work together restored my faith in the power of inner Light-Fire and confirmed for me that miracles can happen whenever 'two or more are gathered' for the purpose of light work."-- George Pierson, Brooklyn, NY
Agni, the Vedic God of Fire, symbolizes the transforming power of the radiant light-fire within us, which is our true essence.
Agni Yoga is a type of Active Meditation, where your mind is actively engaged in a process, rather than being still. Your experience gradually deepens as you move through the steps.
"It is hard for me to remember what it felt like to be in the state I was before! I will always be grateful." -- Suzanne Rush
Try it: For a brief taste of Inner Light-Fire, find a comfortable spot where you won’t be disturbed for a few minutes. It often takes some practice to experience the full depth of this work, and it is extremely useful to learn it directly from a teacher who can amplify your response with their guiding focus. Still, this will give you a taste of it, especially if you sit with a spacious attitude, allowing your thinking brain to slow down a bit so you can experience the present moment.
Take your time. Let the experience deepen.
First, bring your awareness to your physical body for a few moments to center yourself. Breathe in and out, letting your mind calm and your awareness come back from all your activities. Think of our connection as spiritual beings, as "god children", invoking the power of our deeper selves to support your personality's awakening.
Now bring your awareness to a point 6 inches directly above the center of your head to an energy center called “The Upper Room.” This center is always peaceful, and as you focus here you can connect with the radiance of your true nature, what we call “Radiant Awareness.” Experience the peace and clarity here.
Focus into the heart of this Upper Room, where you can touch into a point of radiant crystal white light. As you focus on it, relax and let the light expand, becoming a brilliant diamond-like Star, 3 inches in diameter.
(Let your brain relax and open, rather than trying to create or visualize it. Just let the light shine…if you don’t see it optically, just sense it.)
Now let the Star open, and let the light just pour down into your body. Experience this pure stream of Inner Light entering through the top of your head, purifying and cleansing your whole body.
Take a few minutes and follow the downpour slowly through your head and face, neck, chest and arms, going all the way down. Think of your feet and hands open so the energy can pure out, washing you clean. Let the light flow through all your body systems, your muscles, nerves, bones, vital organs, skin.
After a few minutes, think of the soles of your feet closing, and let your body fill with the purifying light energy. When filled, let the light overflow around you, expanding the crystal white energy through your energy field. Absorb the light, let it lift you, and feet the protection of the light around you. Enjoy it!
You may want to practice this technique once or twice a day for a week and see if it is helpful to you.
I’d be happy to answer any of your questions about it. I offer one-on-one and small group training in Inner Light-Fire. See "Contact Jon" below to send me your message.
If you found this technique beneficial, you may find another meditation, this time working to purify your heart center (chakra), very helpful. You can cleanse and awaken this energy center to more effectively and authentically express your love. Go to Awakening Your Heart Center.
Agni Yoga has a unique view of the function of energy centers (chakras). For more information go to Energy Centers/Chakras Page.
For additional Agni Yoga meditations, here is a link to the Actualism Lightwork website. Check out their Tools section for a sample of meditations, which they call Actualism Lightwork. I was president of Actualism in the past, and directed several of their programs and training centers.
I offer a step-by-step training program in person and long distance. Go to Agni Yoga Meditation Classes for more information.
I'm available in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts (serving the Pioneer Valley) and New York City. I can also provide referrals to teachers and healers in other areas of the country.
You may also want to check out the link below about Energy Healing, which speaks to a unique form of "Consciousness Clearing" bodywork done while both healer and client work with Agni Yoga Meditation. The results are truly mind expanding!