Nirodha is a Sanskrit word used in the Patanjali Yoga Sutras to define the perfect state of peace, or YOGA. Commonly interpreted as ‘control or suppression’ of the mind, the real meaning of Nirodha is to know that you are forever pure and free, and the waves of your mind never have power to define or diminish you. Simply know that you are always pure and free. This is Nirodha.
Practice Nirodha in meditation. Sit quietly and in stillness with your eyes closed. Do not attempt to control or suppress or stop the waves of your thinking mind. Instead, remember that you are pure and free, and the waves of your mind are just fleeting forms and movements, like clouds through the pure sky space. Never assume that any thought can define you or anyone else, or take away the innate freedom that is your true nature. Repeat to yourself, “I am pure, free forever.”