Thousands of people around the world have embarked on the journey of Siddha Maha Yoga. Each one of them has experienced the practice in their own unique way. Yet, everyone's story reflects the transformative power of the practice. These stories are about connecting to oneself and finding deep joy, inner satisfaction, and personal growth. This page is dedicated to sharing these stories. Enjoy the heartfelt collection of our community members’ authentic experiences!
“Over the past 5-10 years I’ve approached my personal and spiritual growth path experimenting with quite a range of practices. This retreat and this particular meditation practice of effortlessness sustainably touches me with insights that had previously only been fleeting experiences, perhaps granted a quick peek through the use of psychedelics. Even though initially having been skeptical about the possibility of a remote blessing from a guru in India having any effect other than what can be ascribed to the imagination, it has from the first meditation after receiving the blessing felt like coming home to truths that were long known but hidden beneath the distractions of daily life. In that way it’s made integration of these teachings much more salient, translating into a greater effortlessness in navigating the uncertainties of life. The purity, authenticity, and kindness I experience from Guruji but importantly also the larger community is incredible and makes this a place where I feel at home.”
Founder of CloudSangha
Just Enjoy Meditation, June 2020
“Before the blessing, and for as long as I can remember, I lived in two worlds: an interior world that was full of spirit, luminous energy and questions, and an outer world in which I attempted to conform to expectations, make a living, and generally get along. It was a dual world. It was like heaven/earth: It was heaven when I took the time to meditate and be with my own thoughts, create, connect deeply. And it was earth, as I worked, related, dealt with the daily demands of life. I knew that somehow they were really one world but still it felt like 2 worlds to me. The minute I was done with my morning meditation, it was “back to the grind”.
After the blessing, things naturally started to arise. Unbound joy for no reason at all in the middle of the day. Feelings of unconditional love for business partners who, only weeks ago, pushed my buttons in more painful ways than I’d care to admit. Deeply rooted fears and anxiety suddenly were not there anymore. Nothing seems to trigger me anymore: messes, things not happening the way I had planned, even a ski accident… all seemed perfectly beautiful and happening in my favor not against me.
The kicker is that I am a lifelong seeker. I’ve read all the spiritual books (or it seemed I had), I’ve been a meditator for a quarter of a century. I have known that these were the things I wanted to achieve: peace, love, joy, happiness. I have known that the key was to let go, relax and release, be in the now, question my mind etc... I have attempted to actualize these things with great discipline, great effort, and yet still I would somehow revert to my old anxious, hurt, scared self at the most inopportune moments.
I am an accomplished business woman who has been in her career in creative marketing for 25 years and yet I felt like a fraud. I suffered deeply from impostor syndrome. I struggled at work with depression, and pre-menopausal symptoms weren’t helping either.
I’m only at the beginning of the journey, but to see these big fears leave me, and in place to experience unconditional love for all. To experience true joy. To be truly happy. To live in one beautiful seamless world. Wow. I am beyond grateful to Guru Ji, Tapasya Maa, Niraj and the entire beautiful Siddha Maha community. It is truly the gift of lifetime.”
President and Partner at Struck, Award Winning Branding and Marketing Agency
Just Enjoy Meditation, March 2021
"Since I was a child, I felt a huge emptiness; a lack of something that I couldn’t recognise. This feeling was leading me, during my teenage years, to a strong desire to explore different states of consciousness through different ways. One way was through drugs, another through traveling and discovering different places and cultures, and later to study alternative spiritual paths and doctrines.
Anyway, I couldn’t find satisfaction. All this searching lead me to depend on outer things, outer Gurus, following someone or something and my joy and satisfaction were always limited and interrupted by sadness and a feeling of loneliness.
In 2011, I was travelling through India and by many coincidences I got to the ashram of Swami Nardanand and I received his Shaktipat initiation. Since then my life has changed so much. My searching became introverted and I started to discover an incredible adventure of my inner world.
Step by step I can feel more freedom and more happiness in my life without depending on outer things and conditions, following my inner Guru. I can feel a stronger connection with my real inner Self, immersed in the flow of Life and the flow of Shakti.
Today I feel very grateful I am on this path discovering my real inner Self, getting rid of all limitations, all past imprints and conditionings and feeling free."
Czech sangha, October 2023
“My husband and I received the blessing in January of 2021. Even though the experience was profound, I have waited 21 months before offering a testimonial to see what really landed. In retrospect, when assessed with the wisdom of a little time-passing, miraculous changes and growth have enriched my life. I am happier, the relationship between my husband and I feels sweeter, more supportive and loving, mirroring the growing relationship I feel with myself. Instead of my interest wavering, as it had with other meditation techniques along the way, I long a little more each day for my meditation time. My contact with other Sadhaks is uplifting… always. I am grateful every day for my growing spiritual "family" and the privilege of access to the wisdom of Guruji and Tapasya Maa to constantly guide my journey. Thank you to the great minds who have made this all possible.”
Founder of EcoNest Architecture
Just Enjoy Meditation, January 2021
“Before my first retreat with Guruji two months ago, I had been meditating on and off for years. Initially, I used meditation as an oxygen mask in times of heightened stress & anxiety. It then became my favorite tool for preventing undesirable emotional states. Now it has become as fundamental as the air I breathe and I am experiencing more peace & joy on a daily basis than I could ever imagine possible. Since receiving the blessing in May, my practice has increased six-fold. The effortless nature of the shaktipat path has seeped into every aspect of my life. I can honestly say it has been one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received.
As a yoga teacher for the last 12 years, I have been weary of gurus. We’ve all heard the stories. However, the friend who invited me is someone who I deeply trust. After witnessing firsthand the profoundly possible effect the retreat had on her, I figured why not? Maybe this was what I needed to take my practice to the next level. I am grateful I took the leap of faith and surrendered to the experience. Guruji’s only goal in this life is to help as many people as possible realize their true nature. I have found mine, and it's beautiful beyond words or form.”
Certified personal trainer & yoga teacher
Just Enjoy Meditation, May 2020
"Since my vipassana meditation retreat 4 years ago, I never truly succeeded in maintaining a regular meditation practice. Every meditation would feel like a punishment, a hard effort, and a challenge to myself. When my partner invited me to "receive a blessing" that would make my meditation effortless, I was skeptical at first. Little I knew it would not only help with truly effortless daily meditations, but it would also bring awareness in many area of my life that needed change and help me create a happier version of myself. I am amazed how this system deeply works for the empowerment of mankind. This is one of the best gifts I ever did to myself.”
Founder of Zest Ubud
Just Enjoy Meditation, May 2020
“I have been meditating consistently for about seven years (but rarely more than 20 min at a time) and it has been primarily a solo endeavor. This experience with Siddha Maha Yoga has taken my meditations to a whole new level and has introduced me to an extraordinary community of people. What the last few months have allowed me to do is to tap into and fully feel and experience my Joy, or as Guruji often says - our birthright. Historically that concept felt indulgent to me, somehow I felt there was honour in the “grind”. And after twenty years on Wall Street, I am not sure I knew how not to grind. But that is changing. I have finally given myself permission to “un-mute” my Joy. I now know and understand, not just intellectually, that Joy truly is our birthright and in being able to find that in ourselves and have it grow and radiate from within allows us to bring it out into the world. Although everyone’s journey is different and personal, the Siddha Maha Yoga community that I have been able to share this experience with is so deeply inspiring. I feel grateful everyday to be a part of this amazing group of humans.”
Investor, Advisor and Board Member
Just Enjoy Meditation, May 2020