Santa Rosa Meditation Group

Experience the life enhancing benefits of a regular meditation practice

Simplify Your Life


Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.

~Paramahansa Yogananda


Cleanliness or purity is the first of the internally focused life style practices of Yoga. As we follow this practice, we consciously observe and then clean up our physical and mental environment. Meditation teaches to observe and then watch thoughts fall away that are not useful. We find that it helps to unclutter our work environment at the end of each day. At home spring cleaning can help us simplify our environment: the innate beauty of mundane objects shines forth when there are not too many. Simplifying our diet to mostly or all plant based foods has many health benefits. Simplification brings the innate happiness of freedom.