The Sanskrit term sādhāna refers to a daily practice. The literal meaning is closer to ‘a means of accomplishing something’. Sādhāna is a generic term from the yogic traditions that refers to any spiritual daily or near-daily practice that is aimed at progressing the practitioner (sādhaka in Sanskrit) towards the very ultimate expression of their life.
A sādhāna can include a variety of disciplines in Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Sikh and other traditions that are followed daily in order to achieve the goals that come from sustained practice of various rituals. Within some Hindu and Buddhist traditions, a spiritual teacher would be required to provide the necessary guidance to a sādhaka. This approach is typified by some Tantric traditions, in which initiation by a spiritual teacher is sometimes identified as a specific stage of sādhana.
Your sādhāna is yours. It belongs to no-one else. it is your daily practice.
Here you can find a downloadable diary in PDF format for recording your personal weekly reflections on your personal sādhāna. This diary can also be used for a few minutes daly practice of mindful colouring in if you wish. You can download your sādhāna diary right here.