Jaya Meditation by Jacqualine Haller

Jaya Meditation by Jacqualine Haller

Founder & Director of Jaya Yoga Toronto, voice/creator of Jaya Meditation and The Global OM Movement. 

If you are a seasoned meditator and have experienced the benefits of this practice in your life, this blog may not be for you.

Possibly you are like the majority of people who have either tried a meditation class somewhere and did not enjoy the experience and decided the practice is not for them.  Or, you have heard about Meditation, but you’re not sure what it is or why it helps, then read on.

For me, this is where I started.

I had first been exposed to Meditation when I was studying in India in 2005, and I had a very difficult time with it. And of course, I dropped the practice.  It wasn’t until I had returned back to Canada (and a few years after that) that I started to explore it again. For me at that time, life had to take a turn and I decided to commit to a deep exploration to see if it might be able to help. I think this is the situation many find themselves in before exploring a meditation practice.

How we get there doesn’t matter. It just matters that we get there.

From my previous blogs, you may already know how I got my start with my own personal practice. Anything I could get my hands on, any technique, idea, concept – I purchased it and practiced it.

Out of that experience, I built Jaya Yoga – and created a specific sequence to help others in their meditative journey. Jaya Meditation was born.

Why is Jaya Meditation unique?

It is a specifically designed sequence that helps students relax and go deeper. If you have been to one of my classes or listened to any of my Meditation CD’s, you know that a portion of the session is seated, and a portion is done laying down. There are certain techniques I guide my students through which are meant to relax the body, occupy the mind and explore deep relaxation from there. This sequence is easy to do, it is calming, and will leave you feeling relaxed and deeply connected.

‘The Jaya Meditation Training Method’ was created so that students feel comfortable if they are new to meditation or have tried it and didn’t like the way the class was led.  It will help you explore different breathing and relaxation techniques in a special sequence. 

There are teachers who will tell you that you must be in a Lotus pose (sitting cross-legged) during meditation, and I agree in certain cases this is helpful. However, my meditations are explored laying down. I believe when the body is comfortable, the mind can be at ease.  This is especially important when you are new to the practice.

If you have never experienced a Jaya Meditation, I would encourage you to download any of my guided meditations. Each of them contains my specific sequencing and provide a safe comfortable non-denominational experience.  I will preface saying non-denominational in that I do read OSHO in each of my classes as he is my favorite philosopher.  Although if you know anything about OSHO, non-denominational is the perfect wording here.

If you have tried meditation and decided the practice was not for you, I would encourage you to try it again and see if Jaya Meditation works for you. 


Jacqualine (Jaya!)