Do click the text above to listen to some tips on preparing to do your kriya for positive outcome. Remember that as we progress in our yoga sadhana/practice our bodies become strong and capable for sitting, to be still and then we can begin to develop an awareness of ourselves. Why is this so valuable? Well there are many reasons and some basic ones are: success with self-control, and acquiring self-knowledge (knowing what is real from experiences). When we allow ourselves these experiences we begin to distinguish the different parts of the many components of ourselves. We have thoughts, feelings, impulses as well as a consciousness. As we experiment with these different aspects and move between them we get a sense that we can be much more than the limits of our mind and body. We can be within the confines of the body, as well as shift to be beyond, even simultaneously within these two realms and more. We develop a sense of being limitless and with this comes confidence and a power of self that is most dynamic. We are on the path to experience All is One. Before ending this post I just want to refer you to the books listed in the earlier post. Especially “Autobiography of A Yogi” because it gives the reader a glimpse about some of the possible dynamic experiences one may have while practicing and really living yoga off the mat when practiced regularly. This is because one is cultivating, tending to the vibration and raising the pitch higher and higher to clear all blockages and spirit rises high. This sometimes may be quite dramatic, but most often it is constant and subtle and is the stuff that frames one’s confidence and happiness/well-being regardless of what is happening on a material level. Do be aware that everyone has different ways and so our yogic expressions are so very different, don’t think that you may have the same as another, just see what is possible. Also, recommended are the texts by Sadhguru, as he explains how we can use our yoga tools to live well. Sadhguru is a living Yogi with fresh, progressive, beyond contemporary expressions, he is providing us the stuff we need to jump up to the next level. Sadhguru is a wonderful teacher who is delightful so do check out the hundreds of videos on the Isha Foundation site on YouTube. Many try to do their yoga alone in solitude but we need support, this is a very life altering route and one needs guidance and reinforcement if you are to levitate. Do seek satsang with teachers who resonate with your energy and who make you comfortable. There is a time for solitude such as in our daily home sadhana which may be asana, pranayama, kriya, or what one may title meditation, but Sadhguru clearly explains we can only create a meditative quality with our practices. Again I bring us back to why the Isha Kriya is so valuable for it gives this meditative quality readily, ongoingly. But it is important to seek the Grace of a loving teacher to guide us in our quest for Peace, why not just peace? Because health may fail, love is of many varieties and changes often, success is material and changes qualities often, but to endure all of these with a peacefulness will be our blessing. I am so grateful to all my teachers: my own mother, brother Ronnie, husband Randy, children Kenyatta and Justin, teacher Krishna Tripathi, yogi Radhakant Jha and now Sadhguru. I wish you the best in your quest for awareness and I wish you to seek and find supportive people, teachers and environments. Do share here by making comments about your experiences and supports/teachers that uphold your Grace. Namaste.