Word yoga means union. Union with supreme.
Yoga means a methodology to reveal the truth.
Yoga is the science to be in here and now. Yoga means now you are ready not to move into the future. Yoga is pure science, and patanjali is the greatest name as far as the world of yoga is concerned. There is no other name comparable to Patanjali. For the first time in the history of humanity, this man brought religion to the state of a science no belief is needed. Yoga doesn’t say to believe in anything. Yoga says experience. Just like science says experiment, yoga says experience.
With Patanjali we can try to know the ultimate laws of being, the laws of self transformation, the laws of how to die and how to be reborn again, the laws of a new order of being. That is why yoga is called science and not philosophy.
Patanjali is an enlightened person like Buddha, like Krishna, like Christ, like Mahavira, Mohammed, Zarathustra, but he is different in one way. Buddha, Krishna, Mahavira, zarathustra, Mohammed no one has a scientific attitude but Patanjali has. If you follow Patanjali, you will come to know that he is as exact as any mathematical formula. Simply do what he says and the result will happen. The result is bound to happen; it is just like two plus two, they become four. It is just like you heat water up to one hundred degrees and it evaporates. No belief is needed: you simply do it and know. It is something to be done and know.
Example: Surya Namaskar
Following are the Yogasanas taught to our students :
- For gastrointestinal diseases
- For diabetics
- For cardiac diseases
- For asthma
- For chronic backache
- For spondylitis and slip disk
- For migraine
- Neurological diseases
- For kidney stones
- For increasing memory
- For relieving stress
- For throat diseases
- For impotency
- For psoriasis
- For arthritis and many more……
Pranayam – The Art Of Breathing
Kundalini pranayam is the yogic process of consciously creating and sustaining a definite ascending and descending flow of cosmic prana through the cerebro-spinal channel. The sanskrit word, pranayama is usually translated as the science of breath.
Pranayama literally means the “ayamsa” expansion or manifestation, of prana, pra:first unit; na: energy. Prana is the vital energy of the universe.
The mind is a wall between the spiritual growth and reality. Higher energies of prana, need to be attuned and the mind must be controlled. Prana is connected to you with a silver cord. This cord, reined in with breathing exercises, controls the mind. To achieve the higher rungs of spirituality prana must be controlled. Controlling the breath and prana control the mind.
The science of pranayama is connected with the autonomic nervous system and brings its functions under conscious control through the functioning of the lungs. Yoga science, explains that the control of prana is the regulation of inhalation and exhalation.
By eliminating the pause between inhalation and exhalation or expanding it by retention. With regulating the motion of the lungs, the heart and the vagus nerve are controlled. The autonomic nervous system regulates these processes in our bodies.
The autonomic nervous system is divided into the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous systems. These two subsystems work in opposition to each other, yet there is harmonious order. The sympathetic nervous system has ganglia, or nerve cell clusters, arranged on either side of the spinal column.
Conscious control over our involuntary nervous system is by practicing breathing exercises and understanding the various channels of prana.
The heart function is regulated by the motion of the lungs. Then the right vagus nerve is brought under conscious control, and that portion of the mind that coordinates with the involuntary system is accessible. If you are strong willed then that is the other way of gaining control over the autonomic nervous system.
The more the mind is dissipated, the more the will is scattered.
When the mind is made one pointed, it strengthens the will power,
and the will power helps the autonomic nervous system functions to perform as one wants.
The junctions of Ida, Pingala and Sushumna along the spinal column are called Chakras, or wheels, and just as the spokes of a wheel radiate outward from the central hub, so do the other nadis radiate outward from the chakras to other parts of the body. In other words, the chakras are junctions of other nadis with the three main nadis: sushuman, ida and pingala
There are seven principal chakras
The sustenance of the body is through the flow of the energy of prana through this network of nadis. In the average individual the dynamic and creative aspect of the energy of prana is only an tiny fraction of the total energy of prana, the major part is in a potential, or seed, state. Stored up energy is kundalini, the sleeping serpent coiled up in the muladhara chakra.
In a average individual there is flow of prana through ida and pingala, but not through sushumna, this nadi is blocked at the base of the spinal column. The techniques of pranayama are aimed at devitalizing ida and pingala and opening up the sushumna nadi, thus allowing the prana to flow through this channel. One experiences great joy and is free from the bondage of time, space and causation.
The energy of prana includes both physical and mental energies, body and mind both being sustained by prana, and body and mind interact. Disease is a manifestation of an imbalance in the flow of prana. The interrelationship between body and mind is the influence of emotions on the breathing.
“it is the breath and prana that maintain the body, such as the blood, flesh, and marrow. Prana is the cause of speech, touch, sound, and scent, and is the origin of joy and cheerfulness. It restrains the mind from undesirable objects and concentrates the mind upon objects that are desirable.
Hathapradepika says, just as a ferocious animal like lion, elephant, tiger, etc has to be tamed and controlled very slowly, in a like manner, one should deal with the breathing (life force) and control it, otherwise, the sadhaka (seeker) is destroyed.
Following are pranayam taught to our students:
- Bramri Pranayam
- Anuloma Viloma Pranayam
- Surya Bhedan
- Chandra Bhedan
- Kapal Bhati
- Ujjayi Pranayam
- Sheetali Pranayam
- Pranayam with Bandh (Mool bandh, udyan bandh, jalandher bandh)
- Pranayam with MAHABANDHA
Is a stage of no mind. Meditation is a stage of pure consciousness with no content. Ordinarily consciousness is full of rubbish. Just like a mirror covered with dust. Mind is in a constant traffic. Thoughts are moving, desires are moving, memories are moving. It is a constant traffic day in and day out. Even when you are a sleep mind is working. It is dreaming, still in anxiety and worries, preparing for another day.
In Meditation there is no thought. Thoughts cease. You are silent. And in this silence truth is know. Not otherwise.
Silence, complete silence is required. This is what scriptures say as no-mind. Therefore the first step is to unidentify with the mind. Not moving with the mind. The moment you are out of mind, you enter in deep silence, consciousness, alertness, you become observer and truth is revealed.
Meditation is the awareness that ‘I’ am not the mind. More the awareness deeper is silence. it is in this silence you will realize who you are. And then slowly as much you learn the art of being all of from mind, by not getting involved with the mind you will become more and more alert , more conscious, more meditation showers. This is natural state which we have lost. This is kingdom of god.
The whole art, the whole science of meditation is to uncover thyself, to become natural. Look at the child when it is born. It is so much closer to god. So much innocent. gradually child is taught to speak, learn, argue. And thus becoming away from innocence gradually. Meditation brings your natural state back. it brings back the lost jewel. it brings your union with supreme. Therefore when you sit in meditation, for the first time, you will feel as if you new this silence. Therefore it actually is not lost, it is only forgotten.
Meditation is mind turning towards its own source. It makes you mature, really grown up. Growing in age has nothing to do with maturity. Look at children and scientist. Both want to reach moon. What will you do after reaching there? There is no inner transformation. There is no inward inquiry into self.
At the end death will take away everything, your degree, your all validness. Meditation transcends death.
Following are the meditation that are taught to our students :
- Ajapa Gayatri/Sohaam
- Mantra meditation
- Third eye meditation