What is Pyramid meditation?

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Meditation / Yogic Physiology


Sadhguru explains the five different manifestations of prana (life energies). He explains that one of them, vyana, is in-charge of the preservative nature. The geometry of a pyramid is such, that it preserves the vyana, so anything kept in the pyramid will be preserved. He tells a simple experiment to test this! Sadhguru also dispels the common misunderstanding that one can 'do meditation'. One can not 'do meditation', one can only 'become meditative'. He explains what is meditation, and how one can become meditative.


Duration: 4 min


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What is Pyramid meditation?

The following is an unedited transcript of Sadhguru's video. For better readability, breaks and highlights have been added by the editors.

Question: Sadhguru, can you explain the significance of becoming meditative in a pyramid-like structure?

Sadhguru: Who became meditative in a pyramid structure? Pyramid was created to keep the dead. Pyramids were built for the dead, not for the living. Yes!

Pyramid was created to keep the dead

If you build a pyramid, even if you make a paper pyramid, you can experiment with this. A pyramid should have an angle of 56 degrees at the top, all the four angles. If you make a pyramid with exact 56 degrees, even a simple paper pyramid. You take a vegetable – if it’s in a tropical climate you can check this very easily. Suppose there’s a vegetable or a fruit which would normally rot in three or four days. Take it place it in one place, and paper, a paper pyramid ensuring that the angles are correct. Keep it on it. Leave it for a week or ten days. You open and see, there will be no rotting process. It will be shrivelled up, but there will be no rotting.

There are five manifestations of Prana. These are Prana, Apana Udhana, Samana & Vyana

Because there are five manifestations of Prana. One of them is called as Vyana – Vyanaprana. These are Prana, Apana Udhana, Samana & Vyana. There are five manifestations of energy within the system. Vyana is in charge of the preservative nature of the body. So, if you create a pyramidal form, this Vyana gathers, and naturally something can be preserved for a long time.

You heard of the mummies, even their epithelial cells are still kept that way. They also did lots of work, it’s a lot of nasty work. Have you seen a mummy, in reality? Have you been to Egypt? They did lots of work on preserving the dead because of some fancy beliefs that they had. But it is essentially about preservation.

Pyramid is not from meditation. Pyramid is for keeping the dead

I know a lot of people, pyramid societies are promoting you can meditate under a pyramid. Pyramid is not from meditation. Pyramid is for keeping the dead. If you want to preserve your great grandfather you can build a pyramid. But I would say why bother the dead. Leave the dead to the dead. The living are your concern, isn’t it? Yes? This one, and the other ones around you, the living should be your concern, not the dead. Pyramid is for the dead. Some, I don’t know what to call them! Such people are promoting pyramid as a meditative process. Pyramid has nothing to do with meditation, okay.

Meditation is not some kind of an act. It is a certain quality

You need to understand, meditation is not some kind of an act. It is a certain quality. If you cultivate your body, if you cultivate your mind, if you cultivate your emotions, and your energy, to a certain level of maturity meditation will blossom. You can’t stop it. You try hard and try to meditate you will you will lose your two marbles that you have in your head, that will also fall off. Yes!

You do not try to flower. You learn to do gardening, flowers will happen. Yes! You do not try to do flowers. If you try to do flowers, you will end up with plastic flowers. You will not have flowers. You learn gardening. If you want rose flowers in your garden, you don’t think roses. You think soil, you think manure, you think water, you think sunlight, isn’t it? Like that, you think body, you think mind, you think emotion, you think energy, do something about it, you will become meditative.


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