THE SECRETS WITHIN YOGA

 

The gift of grace comes from having a daily discipline to attain higher consciousness, health, abundance and love. Yoga naturally yields all attributes of yogam (luck). These are precious moments for humanity, as higher consciousness is now a reality. Yoga, in the Western sense spearheads this awakening, even if it is considered a simple exercise for health benefits and fashion, instead of a spiritual discipline; the taste of a drop of honey will eventually lead to the honey pot of higher consciousness.

 

The Siddhar wisdom is potent when applied to the practice of yoga, as the body is an effective tool to lead the mind towards the inner core of realization. By yoga we refer to “Hatha” yoga as practiced in the West – the sequence of physical postures and the inner journey created through this practice. We recommend utilizing the traditional Sun Salutation* sequence to experience the teachings below. Ideally, the Sun Salutation by itself is sufficient to attain core consciousness, which is the objective of our yogic practice.

 

Below are some insights of Kalangi Kundalini Yoga, the yoga of the Sages:

 

  1. Yoga is a Journey through Breath and Consciousness.

“Ha” and “Tha” of Hatha yoga means the intertwining of Sun and Moon energies of the breath. Hatha yoga is in reality the journey of consciousness through breath. The right breath is the Sun and the left breath is the Moon. The Sages call these two breath streams the inner rivers through which we ride through awareness. By being aware of our breath in its Sun and Moon energy, we are able to utilize the natural currents within breath via yoga. To swim along with the predominant breath and to stimulate the Sun breath and the Moon breath equally enables us to flow with the inner currents of the mind and consciousness. To know breath and the Source of breath is to know life, death and the immortal Spirit. Harnessing breath, we awaken to the wisdom of being Spirit.

 

  1. Awakening Energies of Gratitude:

Our consciousness begins from each cell; each cell owes its existence to our parents – to Father and Mother. The initial step of awakening body consciousness is to acknowledge our Father and Mother in gratitude. Through the first round of Sun Salutation, we utilize the asana sequence of the left to visualize and express gratitude to our Mother – the Moon breath. Likewise, we utilize the sequence of the right to visualize and express gratitude to our Father – the Sun breath. By acknowledging our Father and Mother (as in thought, dedication and gratitude) who are the seeds that created our body, and who are part of the thinking process we possess, we shift our body consciousness field of energy. When we are thankful and grateful to our parent’s unconditional love from the moment of our birth, we are able to vitalize every cell of our body to a state of wellbeing.

Our first initiation towards higher consciousness begins with Gratitude. Gratitude and coming to terms with body consciousness paves the way to “Now” – this is where the yoga practice begins.

 

  1. Activate the Root Chakra & Invoke Lord Ganesh’s Blessings:

Lord Ganesh, the essence of the root chakra, is invoked in the beginning of all endeavors to enable success. The success of the inner journey, Kundalini awakening and higher consciousness, relates to the strength and power of the root chakra. The root chakra, once activated through yoga, holds the key to the wellbeing of the body in physical reality, as well as in the spiritual essence, and this creates a strong foundation of harmony for awakening Mother Kundalini. The root chakra (the muladhara) needs to be activated through the bandha (the inner lock, called the mulabandha), visualization and mantra. The muladhara is where the Inner lamp is. When we light this inner lamp through our daily yoga practice, not only do we awaken the Kundalini energy, but we are also taken through our inner journey safely, because we have been blessed by Ganesh. In practice, the mulabandha that awakens the root chakra is easily activated through the Sun Salutation process.

 

  1. Invoke Our Gurus Through Yoga:

When we understand breath as a tool to consciousness, we realize the space beyond breath as infinite wisdom, the Guru. In yoga, as we journey through consciousness and states beyond the mind, the awareness beyond the mind is the Guru who continues to guide us. Each thought carries energy and thoughts of our Guru in the physical or spiritual form which carries expanded energies of wisdom. When we invoke Christ or Babaji or our personal Gurus to guide us through our yogic journey, we are guided through a higher wisdom connection that is fulfilling and nourishing; this is the next level of consciousness. Guru Consciousness is activated from the chakra above the navel, which the yogis call the Guru Chakra (not described in any text books or intellectual teachings of yoga). Tapping into this energy field just above the navel, we access vast unlimited energy even as we awaken to the primal wisdom of higher consciousness. Yogis activate the Guru Chakra to climb above consciousness, to gain the freedom to exist beyond hunger, heat/cold and sleep/tiredness. When we realize that the Guru is Kundalini and the Kundalini is a state of consciousness, we are the Guru.

 

  1. Yoga With Mantra Is Effective:

The mind and thoughts are vibrations. Mantras are a vibration-inducing resonance that shift and transform the frequency of the mind in order to generate thoughts that are more aligned to the energy within the mantra – this is done through breath. When we recite mantras through our yogic sequences, our breath entwines with the mantra to unravel the higher energies of consciousness within the mantra.

Each chakra or energy center is activated through the mantras, through breath and through our awareness, allowing us to kindle and ride Mother Kundalini. Awakening our inner fire, the Kundalini, we utilize our daily yoga to transform ourselves. Riding on Kundalini as a state of consciousness while going through the sequences of yoga, we evolve from human to Angelic. When we do yoga simply as a physical exercise without awareness of the sacredness of breath, we are more likely to injure our body and not receive the amazing and beautiful benefits of real yoga.

 

  1. The Special Universal Cave – Third Eye:

All rituals and disciplines finally lead to the supreme state of being still – the attainment of vibrant stillness of meditation. This vibrant stillness within happens when we find our center. By practicing yoga, we awaken the inner fires of Kundalini that is experienced as surging joy and bliss that leads to vibrant stillness.

 

This surge of bliss initially is like a nuclear explosion rushing above the crown chakra. A yogi directs the explosive energies of the crown chakra towards the third eye to harmonize this inner fire with focus. This third eye focus takes us to the seat of the Universe – the magical space that is the meeting point of Source and human. Awakening the vast energies within ourselves through breath, asana and the grace of mantra, we rise to the seat of consciousness, to the third eye. The third eye is the experience of conscious samadhi – a state of awareness that exists while being absorbed in meditative oneness. In bringing all the focus through the third eye, we deploy the Kundalini energies of bliss, manifested as the wisdom and super-normal strength in our physical realities. The objective of yoga is the attainment of being Spirit having a human experience, or in practical terms, to be able to bring Source energy into physical realities.

 

Much of the Hatha yoga styles we have in the West are beautiful hybridizations of the traditional yoga practiced in India, but with a focus on the needs of pro-active individuals and directed more towards the body.

 

Ever-expanding consciousness is pure wisdom that is reflected in the present moment. As there is truth in the dynamic nature of ever-expanding consciousness of the present moment, there is truth in the hybridization of yoga, as long as the yoga practice is in tune with uniting the Source to our human experience via yogic principles. The spiritual end of experience that aligns with the stillness of the mind and the vastness of being Spirit is beyond scriptures and belief systems in its truth.

 

From the perception of the Siddhar Sages who live the life of yoga in its entirety, the yoga journey is about being liberated as Spirit, and then taking care of the body, understanding that the body is a shrine that holds the divinity of Self.  As we are liberated from the mind and body to know ourselves as Spirit, and then knowing the body as a shrine in which we experience the mind as a tool of consciousness, the inner journey through yogic wisdom unfolds each day as life-enhancing experiences.

 

  1. Five Elements and Yoga:

Key to understanding Hatha yoga is the realization of the vastness of our Spirit and its natural impulse toward awakening, and the knowledge that the human body is a shrine. The yogi understands that the human body contains all of the Universe and Mother Earth. This “all-ness” is contained in the five elements — in earth, water/fluidity, fire, air and void/space/infinity.

 

The yogi understands the divinity within each of the five elements. Each element represents the totality of the universe. Once this is understood mastery of consciousness is attained. So in our daily yoga, awareness of our inner journey through the elements paves the way toward the mastery of wholeness.

 

The five elements as described by yogic philosophy are known as the “pancha bhoota”. The body is represented as the earth element. Water/fluidity represents the life force and our intellect. The fire element represents all the various “fires” within our body, from digestion to the thinking process. The air element represents our breath, the air we breathe and the energy within the breath, our prana. The infinite void element is our experience of the meditative state of the “mind beyond mind” state. The experience of the element of infinity is bliss and joy. The element of infinity is our direct experience of the Spirit that we are.

 

  1. Do Yoga Nude (only when or if possible!)

While the idea of practicing yoga in the nude may sound alarming, for a yogi, wearing the minimal clothing means wearing the entire infinite sky as clothes. Digambara, the sky-clad one, is another name for Lord Siva, the supreme yogi. Practicing yoga in the nude enables us to integrate the five elements as one body, one being.

 

From the yogic experience, and through grace and learning, comes the ability of the mind/body to break free of all limits and rise above extreme cold or heat, hunger and sleep. The concept of “tumo”, the inner fire that produces warmth for the body is a vital aspect of our yogic journey. By practicing yoga in the nude we integrate the five elements .

 

How to practice nude yoga:

  • If you are indoors, open your window or door to keep the outside air flowing inside, so you remain connected with the air element.
  • Be conscious of the temperature (hot or cold) and allow your yogic practice to generate the inner fires that work like a thermostat to equalize the indoors with the outdoors.
  • Allow your awareness to go beyond the mind to connect with the infinite nature of the sky. Realizing that we are infinite beings doing yoga is the rich experience of the Spirit having a human experience.

 

  1. The Power Within Each Posture — Sthira:

Sthira is the attainment of calm, tranquil, harmony of the breathless breath in-breath. The Himalayan Master, Mahavatar Babaji taught that sthira can be attained through yoga and meditation, and that within each posture is the trigger of vital energies kindled through breath. (For those who have not read this wonderful book, a great life-changing gift of reading awaits you!)  From Mahavatar Babaji comes the mystical kriya yoga which embodies the essence of “sthira” as a very vital part of the practice.

 

Through each posture, dive into this tranquil space by utilizing the breath of sthira and expand the “self”. This “self” is our awareness of our vast being-ness that is also experienced through the recitation of “AUM”. Sthira is the attainment of bliss and joy through breath from the breathless being. A yoga session without reciting “AUM” is glorified gymnastics and presents much danger since we are not including the greatness of our partnership with Source. In the breath of sthira is the realization of the eternal AUM that makes us aware of our infinite being, one with Source.

 

  1. The Yogic Journey Includes Skipping/Dancing/Running:

The yoga practice we do comes originally from the Sages who lived in the wilderness of caves and mountains in India. Every day they walked, climbing up hillocks and hills. Most temples and shrines in India are located up in the hills to facilitate such pilgrimages. Their daily Hatha yoga practice complemented their walking, and their food intake was minimal or optimal.

 

In our society we consume far more calories than we need. We are exposed to huge blasts of stress energies. We live without the need to walk on a daily basis. We can transcend this environment by including skipping and/or dancing and/or running and/or cycling alongside our daily yoga practice. I recommend including any additional activity that gives more of joyfulness, as joy paves the way to daily discipline.

 

  1. Do Your Own Daily Yoga:

Utilize a yoga studio as you would use a walking stick. Yoga studios are for us to learn sequences of asanas, but this is not a substitute for your daily yoga practice. Your daily yoga practice with or without a yoga studio is important for your daily inner journey in its practice, learning, wisdom and experiences.

 

There is a deeper wisdom that stems from the yogic perception of time. When we commit to our own daily practice that does not rely on anyone else or other circumstances (such as a yoga studio), we begin to step into a realignment of our 24 hour cycle through the gift of yoga — that of timelessness.  Practicing yoga is a powerful form of worship and a journey into timelessness. Each day consists of 24 hours of day/night time that limits us.  When we step into timelessness just once a day through yoga, we reflect life as though we are the Sun; the Sun does not experience night or day, and so the mind ceases to be limited by the perception of diurnal change.

 

Another key benefit of having our own daily yoga practice is in awakening ourselves to be the greatest master and the most deserving student. When we learn from a yoga teacher, we are then like a sponge, able to incorporate all the gold nuggets of wisdom into our daily practice.

 

  1. Yoga is Tantra:

Tantra comes from the pre-vedic teachings of South India, from the Dravidians. The worship of Lord Siva and Goddess Sakti and its associated yogic teachings was called “Tantiram”, the roots of tantra. Tantiram is to unite Source with our human reality through the wisdom of joyfulness. Tantiram wisdom teaches that the root chakra, the muladhara, holds all the power in our journey towards realization and the journey through consciousness after waking up. The root chakra holds the key to the inner journey, hence the importance of worshiping Lord Ganesh.

 

When we tread the yogic path we realize the vastness of ourselves; we are like an onion, layered in realities, from the roots all the way to the crown – realities to unite with Source. Tantiram, the core of tantra, is the experience of orgasmic bliss within each and all layers of reality that we can enhance through our daily yoga. When we awaken to the wholeness of yoga, we transform our primal energies of sex, sensuality and survival instinct into evolved Angelic potent thoughts of manifestation. Our daily yoga is a tool to transforming and evolving through the embrace of wholeness, the tantiram.  Most Hatha yoga teachings involve invoking the root chakra to awaken and work with Mother Kundalini. When we journey inward, we know Mother Kundalini as another state of consciousness; through this awareness we ride through the inner fire, awakening each chakra.  Each chakra holds the secrets of all layered realities, manifesting in harmony, abundance and Divine grace.

 

This wholeness is the union with Source that holds the nature of bliss and the understanding of the “I Am” experience, as in the bold statement, “I Am God”. Lord Siva experienced is “Satchidananda” – the experience of the “Now” as bliss.

 

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BLESSINGS THROUGH RESONANCE: MANTRA POWER

The most potent blessing we could ever receive from a Sage, Yogi or any Enlightened Master is to receive the uplifting, igniting grace of our own consciousness. In the ancient pre-vedic Tamil language, the word mantra is mentioned as “mandiram” which also means magic – the ability to transform reality in a moment. Called “deeksha”, which means initiation, the giving of a mantra by the Guru to the initiate is the single most important ritual, as the mantra serves the initiate’s lifelong spiritual journey through the thread of ancient resonance.

 

Traditionally in India, conveying awakening consciousness is done especially through mantra. In the mystical yogic tradition of the South Indian Siddhars, there is less emphasis on written or oral teachings; much of the wisdom is conveyed through the mantra energy that awakens the inner knowledge.

 

Mantra recitation can be said to be the mother of meditation. With the recitation of a mantra, the mind immediately focuses on a single thought, leading to transcendence – awareness beyond the mind. By reciting the mantra, effortlessness in meditation is enhanced even while doing mundane chores.

 

When we meet a higher conscious being in the form of a saint, yogi, or even disguised in the ordinary, as a taxi driver, we know that we are uplifted by the words, action or simply the mere presence of that person. Higher conscious beings flow with a vibration of peace and harmony. It is said that when Buddha walked from place to place, crisscrossing each village and town, his presence was felt by people over 10 miles away. On feeling his presence as peace, love and calm, thousands would gather near Buddha to experience more of this vibrancy.

 

There are many scientific studies on meditation that have proven that meditation gives more benefits to society than merely inner peace for the meditator. The effect of mass meditation has been noted to affect surrounding areas by creating a significant drop in the crime rate. For example, when the founder of Transcendental Meditation, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, conducted a group meditation with hundreds of people, the drop in crime rates in the surrounding area was observed to be consistent. This energy field produced by meditation has, for a long time, been referred to by yogis as consciousness.

 

The secrets of power within mantras are:

 

  1. Mantras serve as a bridge of consciousness:

When receiving the mantra from a Guru, understand its significance: this is an initiation in which we are forever connected in consciousness with the Guru. By reciting the mantra, the seeker is able to climb above states of consciousness and become the master. Every time we chant our mantra, we are invoking the presence of our Guru. An enlightened master’s presence in our lives is protecting, nurturing and guiding us, until gradually, our own consciousness becomes the presence of the master.

 

  1. Mantra chants create the specific realities we desire:

Each mantra holds a specific dimension of reality. For example, when we chant a mantra for the Goddess of abundance, we will see that we reflect abundance in our realities. Understand the power of recitation of mantras to be tapping into the realities we desire. For instance, when there is a deep fear and we recite a specific mantra, we are creating an energy field to protect ourselves. The more we trust the abilities of the mantra and recite the mantra from our heart in its intent, the better the mantra works to create the specific reality that we seek.

 

  1. Mantras shift and transform our thoughts and thinking patterns:

Through chanting the mantra, we begin to tune into the inherent vibrations within the mantra and come into alignment with those higher vibrations.  When we do this, our mind also perceives thoughts from a higher place.

 

  1. Mantras are a manifestation tool:

When we chant the mantra, our mind is slowly brought to a singular focus – like a magnifying glass that converts sunlight into fire. Any intent held through the mantra is magnified due to the intensity of focus and an intent that has been held long is thus brought to reality.

 

  1. Mantras are supreme prayers:

Nearly all mantras carry the intent of invoking a specific facet of God/Source. Through chanting the mantra we develop a singular focus on the invoked Deity. Extended over years of chanting, we realize our connection to the invoked Source/God more and more, and with greater ease.

 

  1. Mantras fine-tune our breath and optimal thinking process:

By chanting the mantra, our inner journey to Source/God has begun. Slowly we begin to realize our breath is becoming deeper and slower, thereby utilizing more of our lungs. This is a natural process that reciting a mantra accomplishes. With enhanced breathing, our mind also thinks optimally from the center of harmony.

 

  1. Reciting the mantra awakens the state of bliss:

As we chant the mantra, we transcend the limits of the mind. Reciting mantras induces bliss due to the mind slipping away from its past momentum and acquiring the stress free “Now” moment. We awaken to the “Now” moment that is devoid of worry about the past or future when the mind is subdued to the ever-present harmony in the core of our being. We are able to experience a state of joy within the mantra that the Sages of antiquity held on to. Holding on to this state of joy embedded within the mantra, we begin to expand this state of joy in our being – as in a body of bliss, as in realities of bliss and in perceiving all realities from the state of bliss.

 

  1. The power and potency within the mantra can constantly be increased:

We realize the mantra by chanting it, as a way of connecting our consciousness with our Guru, who gave the mantra to us. When we perform acts of goodness and kindness (dharma) we are increasing the power within the mantra. The mantra serves as the facilitator to higher consciousness and when we utilize the wisdom of higher consciousness to do good, we are allowing the flow of grace that is awakened through our expanding consciousness.

 

  1. Mantras are empowered with the “cooking” process:

The more we chant the mantra, the more potent and powerful the mantra becomes. As we chant the mantra over longer periods of time and over the years, we realize the mantra’s effect on reality in daily miracles and its potency in realities created. With time, the mantras we recite mature and get “cooked”. When the mantra is “cooked” for a period of time, it can then be given to another as a field of consciousness that easily lights up anyone ready for more consciousness. Even to simply listen to the mantra chant of an enlightened master can shift our consciousness, partly because the mantra has been “cooked” by the master, and partly because the mantra is embedded with the blessings of all masters who have chanted the mantra before – the lineage behind the mantra.

 

  1. Chant the mantra and awaken to all the goodness of higher consciousness:

Chanting the mantra transforms the mind to an effortless meditative state. When the mind is in a meditative state, our consciousness expands to imbibe all positive attributes – such as less stress, increased empathy, more focus, more optimism, more unconditional love and so on.

 

  1. Mantras carry the vibratory presence of our Guru and all the preceding Gurus as the lineage Presence:

It is wise to receive a mantra from an Enlightened Master, as most mantras are passed on from Guru to disciple; the mantra will have been chanted by each Guru over an entire life time. When we chant the mantra, we are tapping into the primal vibrations of all masters of the past and bringing this energy into our own expanding consciousness. When we recite mantras that have a strong lineage, we are able to align to this ancient lineage of the Gurus, manifesting as guidance, protection and grace in our inner journey.

 

  1. Chanting mantras is an optimal solution for those with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD):

Recent scientific studies attest that meditation does help those with ADD.  From childhood our mind seeks input from music, television or other data sources. We have access to massive amounts of information through the world wide web, so it is only natural that our mind is trained to have an attention deficit. For these people, the form of meditation based on breath awareness and eradication of thoughts simply does not work, especially for those of us in urban areas. Reciting the mantra is perhaps the surest way to not only quieting the mind but also to train the mind to focus on a single point for a longer period of time.

 

  1. Awaken the genius within:

Through chanting we enhance the mind’s ability to meditate, to climb above the normal patterns of the mind. In “climbing above the mind” we are able to think outside the box of limitations. Most of the amazing minds of history, such as Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton, were able to connect with the spiritual essence beyond the mind and “see” the higher perspective that we refer to as “genius” and great intelligence. When we go behind to understand the awareness that exists beyond our thought patterns and thinking processes, we are tapping into a state of super-consciousness.  This is what the yogi sages call the state of turiya. Chanting leads us to this super-consciousness state that all beings of higher consciousness experience.

 

  1. Empower the mantra by constantly doing Dharma (heart’s work):

The essence of the mantra is the energy field created between our own consciousness and the consciousness of the guru behind the mantra, therefore each act of goodness that we perform empowers the mantra in its potency. When we do charitable deeds, the mantra within us feeds on the good energies created to become even more potent.

 

  1. Mantras enable the transformational journey within:

Through mantras we change the patterns of our past thinking. The spiritual history of India is filled with ignorant persons who used to be robbers and murderers. Wanting to change their lives, they began by surrendering to a mantra and then emerging as enlightened masters! All it takes to awaken the highest wisdom within ourselves is the initiation through mantra. Then our journey to become a master unfolds. When we are ready, the right mantra is received.

 

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Awaken the GURU: Blessings of YOGA

– AWAKEN TO UNDERSTAND THE SELF AS CONSCIOUSNESS ITSELF, THE GURU.

 

Yoga works on the push and pull factor.

 

The push is our own daily discipline and effort. The pull is grace. This grace is attributed to our Guru whom we invoke through our daily yoga. In a yoga class, expressing reverence and gratitude to the yoga teacher at the beginning and end of each yoga session enhances the inherent goodness of the inner journey of yoga.

 

In nearly all Eastern philosophies, importance, reverence and respect is given to the Guru – the one who opens the door to our inner wisdom.

 

This Guru is most times a living master or it can sometimes be a spiritual being whose grace and guidance enhances our journey through consciousness. Awareness from a yogic perspective is the wisdom guiding us beyond the state of the ‘no-thought’ where the mind has no more thoughts. This “awareness” as the wisdom behind thought is the Guru. In yoga, as we journey through consciousness and states beyond the mind, the awareness beyond the mind as the Guru continues to guide us.

 

The mind is the tool to awareness and the journey beyond consciousness. Breath is the key to utilizing the mind. Each thought carries energy, and thoughts of our Guru carry an expanded energy of wisdom that guides, transforms and evolves us. When we invoke our personal Guru/s to guide us through our yogic journey, we are guided through a higher wisdom connection that is both fulfilling and nourishing.

 

The Guru Chakra

 

Guru Consciousness comes from awareness of the chakra which is located above the navel and known by the yogis as the Guru Chakra (not described in any text books or intellectual teachings of yoga). Tapping into this energy field just above the navel, we possess vast unlimited energy even as we awaken to the primal wisdom of higher consciousness. Yogis activate this energy field above the navel, the Guru Chakra, to climb above consciousness that gives the freedom to be beyond hunger, heat/cold and sleep/tiredness.

 

With daily practice invoking our Gurus, we master consciousness to become the Guru.  Expanded consciousness is Mother Kundalini. When we realize that the Guru is Kundalini and that Kundalini is a state of consciousness, we are the Guru.

 

How to incorporate the Guru Chakra in your daily yoga practice: [It is recommended to practice the Sun Salutation sequence to incorporate the invoking of the Guru. The Sun Salutation is a sequence of postures that helps us warm up at the beginning stages of yoga. In this sequence, from posture to posture, awareness of breath, the mind and the body unites with ease.]

 

  1. Invoke your Guru at the start of the sequence as you bring your palms together in Anjali mudra (palms together at the front of the chest). Remember your Guru through each following sequence and through each breath.
  1. Stand with the legs slightly apart, imagining yourself as a pyramid. Feel the root chakra within yourself as the center of the pyramid. Experience yourself as stable and steady while aware of each breath.
  1. Inhale all the way down from the root chakra. Let the breath fill up from the lower belly and upwards.
  1. In the retention of breath, be conscious of the spot above the navel. Contract the spot above the navel.
  1. In the exhale, elongate the breath as a slow exhale while being conscious of the navel chakra and the Guru within your breath.
  1. Do the entire sequence of Sun Salutation being aware of each breath as the journey within the breath invoking the Guru.
  1. Through each posture, feel the Guru Chakra so that all effort from the body in making the postures comes from the Guru Chakra.
  1. Upon completing the Sun Salutation sequence, come back to the Anjali mudra (palms together at the front of the chest), exhale through the third eye, and visualize the Guru as Spirit within yourself.

 

Ultimately, through daily yoga, we realize our inner fire and the Gurus we have invoked as the higher consciousness we awaken to be. The Guru within awakens as a blessing of yoga!

 

So be the Guru!

 

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NINE JEWELS OF YOGA: SIDDHAR WISDOM, THE TANTIRAM

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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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:

  1. Earth — our body
  2. Water/fluidity — our mind
  3. Fire — our intelligence and the intelligence of life
  4. Air — our breath/air and the wisdom of life force, prana
  5. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

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