From the mystical depths of yoga come the secretive teachings of “Tantiram”– the roots to yoga and tantra.
Traditionally, these teachings were held within an inner circle, primarily to be shared only with those who were spiritually mature enough to handle the vast, potent energies of the awakening Mother Kundalini.
Today, yoga is known as a form of exercise and practice undertaken in order to reach awareness. But it is necessary to understand yoga and its practice from the perspective of the Siddhar sages.
Yogic practice enables us to be in the meditative state of higher consciousness all day.
The purpose behind our daily discipline of yoga is to find total union with Source, to unite with each moment in supreme peace, to find the harmony within, the calm center, (starting with a little practice as the first steps). In other words, we do yoga to attain a state of perpetual meditation, the state of empowering higher consciousness where we attain optimal thoughts and each thought is potent in realities.
Yoga is tantra.
The union of human with Source through the sacredness of the “orgasm” is Tantiram. Tantra comes from the word tantiram, the ancient wisdom of the realized to magnify human realities to highest purpose – to realize the orgasmic joys of being on every level of human reality that represents all the seven chakras.
All Hatha yoga is tantra. Each layer of reality, starting from the roots of sensuality to the leaves of active doing, has a state of joy which grows from the limited to the unlimited. When we are in this “flow” we are blessed by an inspired life and its abundant reality.
Yoga is the realization of source in all things –“Tat Vam Asi”– meaning:
“That Thou Art”. However, to understand Tat Vam Asi as an actual experience as a yogi, we need to understand that we contain all facets of the infinite and the finite, which are represented by the five elements.
The yogi connects to each of the five elements to be one. Within this mystical wisdom is the practice of “tumo”– the ability to generate heat from within, and to go beyond the limits of heat and cold. The practice of integrating with the five elements allows a yogi to be the master of the “Now” in terms of the natural environment.
The five elements are:
- Earth — our body
- Water/fluidity — our mind
- Fire — our intelligence and the intelligence of life
- Air — our breath/air and the wisdom of life force, prana
- The eternal source, space, void — to awaken to being the dance within the void is to be Lord Siva, the Spirit.
Through our daily yoga, when we find union with Source through the five elements, we realize oneness as the experience of being the All.
Yoga is the celebration of our body as a sacred shrine and the genius of the mind that enshrines our spirit.
Yoga naturally induces good health. A healthy body allows the mind to focus on higher ideals, such as devotion and union with Source. However, our daily practice of yoga is beyond just health and well-being. Connecting the mind to Source awakens the genius within ourselves — the amazing unique potency each of us is gifted with from birth. By connecting the body to Source, we awaken to rejuvenating youthful energies.
Each yoga posture unlocks a special power.
Each yoga posture has a specific effect on our external reality. For instance, the warrior posture creates willpower and assists in strategic thinking and focus of mind. The downward dog posture enhances mindfulness, taking us towards the surrender of the mind, the past and our thoughts, into the calm harmony of the center, by way of breath and stillness; this awakens the underlying energy within each posture. To rest in the absolute state of harmony within each posture is to attain the tranquility of breath, “sthira”. Yoga is much like shooting to the stars and then coming back home to the ocean of tranquility through each posture.
To practice yoga is to be on the path of liberation.
The mind is conditioned by many things – the past, the karmic imprints that limit us, and also beliefs which stop us from realizing that we are Source itself. To realize the One within ourselves that is in harmony, love, peace, happiness, bliss and oneness, is to be God/Source. The objective of yoga is to climb above the mind and thoughts to the state of being Spirit — directly experiencing Source as the sacred silence. When we awaken to realize ourselves as the Spirit, beyond the mind and the chatter of thoughts, we appreciate Source in all the pathways of religion. And yet, we are not confined by restrictive religious limitations. A yogi is a prophet directly experiencing Source.
A yogi is disciplined for a good reason.
When we experience the intense joys of yoga via bliss, expansiveness and a sense of freedom, health and harmony, we set an intent to have this joy every day. When we do yoga regularly, we step out of the confines of a regular 24 hour day, differentiated between daytime and nighttime, and the ups and downs of the mind; instead, yoga awakens us to step into the higher conscious state of “turiya“— the sleepless sleep — the super-mind that enables us to accomplish far more than normally possible. In being disciplined, a yogi sets himself/herself free.
In yoga we ride the breath of a river of consciousness.
Through the left breath, the Moon energies and the right breath, the Sun energies, a yogi rides through consciousness with awareness.
Yoga is attainment of fulfillment in life — the Yogam.
“Yogam” means wholeness. Yogam is used today colloquially in Tamil to describe being lucky in all respects. To do yoga is to be lucky and favored in all aspects of love. From health, love and career, to the spiritual journey, yoga is an effective tool. When yogis face a crisis in life, having a higher conscious perspective usually enables them to look at the crisis as an opportunity. Finding wholeness in ourselves from the inner joys that are not really dependent on external realities, we are able to create a life of wholeness that is complete in all its goodness.
Article Section- Book: Mastery of Consciousness- Awake the Inner Prophet: Break the limits of mind, body, and circumstances- by Nandhiji