by Claire Mangion
by Claire Mangion

Yoga and Embodiment Facilitator

Sadhana Practice – How to live it Every Day

In this guide I will explain everything you need to know to understand what Sadhana practice is and how to adapt it into your life.

What is Sadhana?

Sadhana is a Sanskrit term for a disciplined spiritual practice aimed at personal growth and transformation. It involves practices like meditation, yoga, chanting, and self-reflection. Sadhana is not limited to any specific religion and focuses on establishing a deep connection with oneself and higher consciousness.

Through regular practice, individuals seek inner peace, clarity, and spiritual growth. Sadhana is a personal journey requiring dedication and commitment. It helps individuals tap into their inner wisdom, discover their true nature, and find purpose in life. It is a means to cultivate fulfillment, self-realization, and a deeper spiritual connection.

Sadhana Meaning

Sadhana, meaning “disciplined practice” in Sanskrit, is a powerful tool for personal growth and self-transformation. In this article, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions to help you begin your Sadhana journey.

How to Start Sadhana Practice

From setting your intention to creating a sacred space and establishing a routine, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re new to Sadhana or looking to deepen your existing practice, this guide will provide you with valuable insights to get started on your spiritual path.

Step 1. Set Your Intention

Setting a clear intention is essential when starting your Sadhana practice. By defining your purpose and what you hope to achieve through Sadhana, you create a guiding force for your practice. Your intention can be related to personal growth, spiritual connection, inner peace, or any other aspect that resonates with you.

How to Set Your Intention

To set your intention, take a moment to reflect on your aspirations and desires. Write down your intention in a concise and affirmative statement. For example, “My intention for Sadhana practice is to cultivate inner peace and deepen my spiritual connection.” Keep this intention in mind as you embark on your Sadhana journey.

Step 2. Choose a Practice

Sadhana encompasses various practices, such as meditation, chanting, yoga, breath work, and more. Take the time to explore different practices and find the one that resonates with you. Consider attending classes, workshops, or seeking guidance from a teacher to gain a deeper understanding of each practice.

Selecting Your Sadhana Practice

Once you’ve explored different practices, choose one that aligns with your intention and resonates with your preferences. Start with a practice that is accessible to beginners and gradually expand your repertoire as you progress. Remember, there is no right or wrong choice – follow your intuition and choose what feels right for you.

Step 3. Create a Sacred Space

Creating a sacred space for your Sadhana practice can help set the right ambiance and foster a sense of reverence. It serves as a physical reminder of your intention and provides a dedicated space for your spiritual practice

Designing Your Sacred Space

Designate a specific area in your home for your Sadhana practice. It can be a corner of a room, a small altar, or any space that you can make your own. Decorate it with meaningful objects like candles, incense, sacred symbols, or personal mementos that inspire you.

Step 4. Establish a Routine

Consistency is key when it comes to Sadhana practice. Establishing a regular routine helps create a habit and ensures that you prioritize your spiritual practice amidst the busyness of daily life.

Setting a Sadhana Schedule

Set aside a specific time each day for your Sadhana practice. Whether it’s in the morning, evening, or any other time that works best for you, commit to it consistently. Start with a manageable duration, such as 15-30 minutes, and gradually increase it as you become more comfortable.

The Importance of Starting Slowly

As a beginner, it’s essential to start slowly and gradually build your Sadhana practice. This approach allows your mind and body to adapt to the practice and prevents overwhelm. Be patient with yourself and honor your current abilities and limitations.

Beginner-Friendly Sadhana Practices

Begin with simple practices like a few minutes of meditation, gentle yoga postures, or breathing exercises. These practices are accessible to beginners and provide a solid foundation for expanding your Sadhana in the future. Listen to your body and progress at a pace that suits you.

Seek Guidance

Seeking guidance from a knowledgeable teacher or mentor can greatly support your Sadhana journey. They can provide instructions, answer your questions, and offer valuable insights and encouragement along the way.

Finding a Sadhana Teacher or Mentor

If you’re embarking on a Sadhana journey and seeking guidance, it’s beneficial to connect with experienced teachers or mentors. Local classes, workshops, and online resources are excellent avenues to find individuals who can deepen your understanding of Sadhana and provide tailored guidance.

As a teacher of yoga and embodiment, I offer my support and expertise to help you navigate your Sadhana practice. With a focus on cultivating awareness, presence, and a deep connection with your body and inner wisdom, I aim to create a safe and nurturing space for your Sadhana journey.

Choosing a teacher or mentor who resonates with you and aligns with your spiritual path is crucial. It’s essential to find someone who can guide you effectively and support your unique needs and aspirations.

I invite you to explore the video below for a warm welcome and an introduction to my teaching approach. Let’s embark on this transformative Sadhana journey together.


Cultivate Awareness and Reflection

Sadhana is not just about the physical practice; it is also about cultivating inner awareness and reflection. Taking time after your practice to reflect on your thoughts, emotions, and any insights that arise can deepen your understanding of yourself and your spiritual journey as well as help you connect with yourself

After completing your Sadhana practice, take a few moments to journal your experiences. Write down any thoughts, emotions, or realizations that come to mind. This practice of self-reflection can enhance your growth and provide valuable insights along your Sadhana journey.

Most Importantly…

Starting your Sadhana practice is an exciting step towards personal growth and self-transformation. By setting your intention, choosing a practice, creating a sacred space, establishing a routine, starting slowly, seeking guidance, and cultivating awareness and reflection, you are laying a strong foundation for your spiritual journey.

Remember, Sadhana is a personal path, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Listen to your intuition, honor your process, and embrace the transformative power of Sadhana. May your practice bring you inner peace, clarity, and spiritual connection.

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