There are several useful cleansing techniques which are effective in removing blockages in our subtle body when practiced on a regular basis. This involves natural elements in the form of candle flame, camphor flame, the earth and salt water.
Earth: Sitting on the ground, hold the left hand out palm up and the right palm down on the ground. Request the Mother Earth to please cleanse you.
Water – Foot Soaking may be practiced in a river, lake, or ocean. Stand in the water, and go into meditation, and respectfully request the sea to cleanse you.
Candle treatment: sit for meditation with the left hand upwards towards the photo. Rotate the candle clock-wise circles on the left-side chakras. Use the fire element only on the left side chakras. Take great care.
Look through the candle flame at Shri Mataji's photograph, first with the left eye, then with the right eye, then with both eyes.
Inhale slowly and hold your breath for a few seconds. Exhale and breath normally. Inhale slowly and hold your breath with attention on heart. Exhale and breathe normally.
Tilt your head back. Look at the sky and let your gaze travel onwards without focusing. Close the eyes and raise your attention to the sky - feel its majesty. Place your attention on your breath and fell the affinity with the sky.
There is a quick relief for those who find it difficult to maintain thoughtlessness during meditation. Very often it is found that unwanted thoughts are the result of an over-active liver. Actually the Swadisthana Chakra has difficulty looking after the liver, when a person uses his/her energy thinking faculty too much. A 'hot' liver in Sahaja terms can be remedied by placing an ice pack or other cold pack on the liver on the right side of your body during the meditation. You will find this an amazing effective method of improving the meditation in these circumstances.