Smriti Meditation

We are often obsessed with thoughts like we are prone to illness or we don’t have control over how our bodies get infected with various diseases. Sometimes we wander in the mental grooves of the past or fear of future, resulting in restlessness and unceasing pursuit of external happiness. The truth is, there is an amazing precious knowledge of true self within one’s deep consciousness, which brings out from our psychological drama. When we realize this law of the universe and co-exist in harmony with these undeniable truth, we can tap into this power and heal ourselves. This realization is possible through Smriti Meditation. Smriti Meditation is a guided interactive therapeutic meditation based on Ayurvedic psychotherapy (Satwavajaya Chikitsa).Here the doctor guides the patient to a higher level of consciousness to reveal the exact underlying cause of one’s problem/illness. On repeated practice of meditation, the person recognizes the root cause of the trouble and this realization itself will be a excellent solution to one’s emotional and physical problem helping the healing process.

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Beneficiaries of Smriti Meditation..

Persons suffering from Psychiatric diseases like

  • Stress & stress related disorders
  • Depression
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobia
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Other behavioral disorders like uncontrolled anger issues, laziness, lack of confidence & concentration

Psychosomatic disorders

  • Migraine
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Allergy
  • Thyroiditis
  • Insomnia
  • Hypertension
  • Dysfuntional uterine bleeding
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Skin diseases like psoriasis
  • All auto immune diseases.
  • Learning disabilities of children
  • Family conflicts
  • Occupational dilemma
  • Substance use disorders/ Drug addiction (Use of alcohol or other drugs)
  • Eating disorders
  • Post traumatic stress disorder

Scientific backdrop of Smriti Meditation

In Ayurvedic perspective, Intellectual error (Prajnaparadha) is identified as major cause of diseases. The classics of Ayurveda like ‘Charaka samhitaclearly explain its role in the manifestation of psychic & psychosomatic diseases, which can be treated with the tools of Satvavajaya (psychotherapy). The very understanding of the 5 components of Satwajaya chikitsa; Jnana (Knowledge), Vijnana (Specific Knowledge), Dhairya (courage of sensory control), Smriti (memory) & Samadhi (meditation) will give an insight of the psychotherapy tools prescribed in Ayurveda. These tools were explored and expanded to a novel and inimitable technique called Smriti Meditation by Professor (Dr) K V Dilip Kumar.

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Professor (Dr) K V Dilip Kumar

Founder of Smriti Meditation.

Chairman: SMRITI (Smriti Meditation Research Institute for Therapeutic Innovations)- A platform to popularize the Ayurveda psychotherapy tools with academic, patient care and research wings.

Former Professor of Ayurveda, Institute of Oriental Medicine, The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow.

Former Professor, VPSV Ayurveda College, Kottakkal, Kerala, India

Dean, Faculty of Ayurveda and Chairman, Board of post graduate studies, Calicut University

Former Director- Clinical research institute of Yoga & Ayurveda, VPSV Ayurveda College, Kottakkal, Kerala, India

Vice-President of the “Ayurveda Russian-Indian Association” (ARIA).


How Smriti Meditation does differs from other conventional meditation techniques?

Smriti meditation is a guided interactive meditation technique in Ayurveda that helps to cure psychic and psychosomatic ailments, which is performed under the guidance of a specialized doctor. Many of the popular meditations which are commonly in practice now a days provides only a deep relaxation. Yogic meditation practice suggested in classics are focused more on the  spiritual development of healthy person.

Does this have any age limits? Will this be useful in children?

It is found to be more beneficial in persons between 10 – 60 years of old. In certain cases of children below 10 years of age, since parents emotions are highly influencing children, it is suggested that parent should undergo meditation process resulting in an indirect effect on child’s health.

Does this help to solve the issues between the family members?

Yes of course, Smriti Meditation is effective in resolving interpersonal conflicts in the family and problems related with parenting.

In case of family conflicts, should both the couple have to undergo this meditation?

Not necessary. Most often, it is found that a change in the attitude of one among the partner results in the total change in the relationship. Occasionally in some conditions both of the partners should undergo meditation for a better result

Can a normal person do this meditation? If so what are the benefits?

A: Yes of course, this helps you to sharpen your memory, improve concentration and confidence and have a balanced state of mind. The person will be more productive and turns to be a better personality after few sessions of this meditation.  Ultimately this will improve your Intelligent Quotient, Emotional Quotient, Adversity Quotient and Social Quotient. In due course the person will be able to develop their personality in spiritual dimension.

Is Smriti Meditation similar to Hypnotism?

A: Smriti meditation significantly differs from Hypnotism. In Smriti Meditation the guide is only a facilitator to transcend the patient to higher levels of consciousness. There the patient realizes the root cause of one’s problem by eliminating the negative emotions. As a result he himself cures his psychic and psychosomatic problems and develops his personality in a positive dimension. Besides the result accomplished through Smriti meditation has a long lasting effect. In hypnotism the hypnotist takeover the control of person’s mind manipulating the attitude of the person.

I am not a person who practice yoga, meditation etc. Can such a person do this meditation?

A: There is no prior knowledge or training of yogasanas, pranayama or other meditation for practicing Smriti Meditation.

Can we do this meditation ourselves?

No, an expert guidance is necessary for successful completion of Smriti meditation.

Can we do this when we are extremely stressed/ emotional?

A: Smriti Meditation is quite advisable in any stressful or emotional situations.

How it is possible to cure such incurable diseases especially physical illness like headache etc with mere meditation, even without a drug?

Recent researches have proved that most of the diseases are psychic in origin or having an influence of stress factors at some stage. Also it is evident that stress can have a significant physiological change in every system of our body, that may leads to many diseases like stress induced hypertension, migraine etc. However, often we do not realize the physical symptom is due to a mental factor and the patient will not get a complete cure with medicines. In such case Smriti meditation helps to clear the emotions interlocked with memories. Once this obstacle is removed the person will be relieved from the physical symptoms with no relapse and the person can lead a healthy and happy life devoid of any drug.

How many sessions of meditation are required to cure a disease?

The frequency of session depends upon the severity of the disease and trait of the person. Usually it takes an average of 3- 5 sessions

Does it help to treat lifestyle disorders like diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia etc?

Yes, it helps but the result depends upon various factors like age of the person, duration and severity of the illness etc. In such case a judicious combination of Smriti meditation, diet and proper regimen is required.

Do you keep any ethics regarding the privacy of the personal matters shared to you?

Yes, we do respect the privacy and follow the ethical guidelines prescribed for counseling psychology.

What are the limitations of Smriti meditation?

This may not yield intended result in persons who are unable to fully  engage  in this  procedure and those who lack sufficient insight.