The word Preksha means ‘profound awareness of the self’. In Jainism, the technique of Preksha Dhyaan or Preksha meditation was formulated by Acharya Mahaprjna in the 20th century, and it continues to be relevant in the present times. To deal wih the pressures of modern life, more and more people turn to meditation to combat physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual ailments that afflict them.
Preksha Dhyaan purifies our physical body, mental and emotional systems, and boosts our spiritual health and helps us connect to our consciousness. A powerful technique of meditation, Preksha Dhyaan is instrumental in correcting the energy imbalance in our body to bring about holistic improvement in our body and mind.
There are several techniques associated with the correct practice of Preksha Dhyaan, which include Kayotsarga, Antaryatra, Dirgha Shvaas Preksha, Chaitanya Kendra Preksha, Leshya Dhyaan, among others. Preksha can correct chronic and lifestyle afflictions under the guidance of a guru.