|Padmasana (Lotus Posture)|
Meditation is a technique which has evolved over thousands of years, with its earliest known roots in the practices of "TANTRA." Tantra was first introduced in India, come 7000 years ago by the great yogi Sadashiva. It was designed to be an all round science of life, covering every aspect of personal and social development. The word "Tantra" actually means "that which liberates from crudeness (ignorance," and hence its practices were based on a systematic and scientific way to take individuals from their state of ignorance to one of spiritual illumination. Its practices were not limited only to meditation and yoga, but rather were extended to include the field of arts, music, literature, medicine, dance, environmental awareness - in short, it was a 'holistic' approach to life.