Introduction to Isha Kriya – Free Guided Meditation with Sadhguru – YouTube

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Introduction to Isha Kriya – Free Guided Meditation with Sadhguru – YouTube.

Please click the link below the picture to follow the YouTube video about learning how to do the Isha Kriya.  For those in the Westchester, New York area…do drop into the yoga classes at OMLINK: The Studio for Yoga Synthesis…where we practice Classical Hatha Yoga and we do include the Isha Kriya into the practice…www.omlinkyoga.net   914-761-5413

Here’s to your Peace of Mind and Wellness. OM

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  1. I think that this practice will be very helpful for me in my daily life. Since I go to school for art, I spend hours a day working on my art, and spend many hours stressed and tired. I think this practice will help me remember to breath and step back from my crazy days and hopefully become mentally and spiritually calmer and become more in tune with what my body needs. Sometimes just stepping back and breathing can make a huge difference.

  2. I find the Isha Kriya practice that Sadhguru has shared with the world to be a very interesting approach that I could grow to appreciate in my daily life. I’m happy to have this opportunity to hear from such a wise person. Though I don’t yet understand everything that he speaks of, I do value what he said about our breath and about the harshness of other forms of yoga. I have done yoga in the past for strength training and core building, but I don’t think I’ve ever truly done it for myself. This practice will certainly provide an opportunity for personal growth. Even if I never fully connect with the things Sadhguru is saying, I do believe that the Isha Kriya will help me relax and find inner peace in my stressful life. I think yoga should be about whatever a person needs it to be about, and I personally will enjoy looking to this experience as a means of peace and personal fulfillment in my day-to-day life.

    • Thanks Emma for your comments and being receptive to what this class of classical Indian hatha yoga may offer you personally, I am looking foward to your inner and outer growth experience this semester, thanks for sharing yoga, OM

  3. The video gave me quite a different perspective on the human body, and what about it we take for granted. He speaks the truth when he says that we take for granted our breath. It is a function that we do instinctively and do not think twice about. However, it is such a significant part of our lives, for without it, we would not exist. We truly are an amazing creation. We are fragile enough to perish if something as simple as a breath was taken from us, yet are strong enough to survive major physical injuries and heal. I always knew that life was a balance, but now I understand that we, ourselves, are a balance. To be able to separate the mind, soul, and breath is a wonder to me. I have not a clue on how to even begin to do that because it just feels as if it’s all one. Hopefully, by practicing Isha Kriya continuously, I will be able to make those distinctions within myself.

  4. I think the way Sadghuru talks about not taking the breath for granted is very wise and could really help people be not only better people, but much happier and less greedy in life. Gratitude is one of the most easily accessible ways of making one’s self feel better, if one is grateful for their breath, they can have nothing, but still have a way to feel good and have a reason to keep going because they feel grateful for their life and their breath. I feel I have sensed the separation of self and body/mind before and hope that with practice of this meditation I can better understand that separation and take full advantage of it.
    –Margaret P

  5. The introduction to Isha Krya video put life and breath into perspective for me. After hearing him talk about the importance of breath within our bodies and the how fragile our life actually is really made me aware of how my body works and how fragile or sturdy my life can be with or with out our daily inhale and exhalations. It really made me want to stop and really on how I take an inhale and exhale and really see if i’m doing so to my maximum potential and if my oxygen is being sent to the rest of my body.
    -Brandon Penn

  6. I agree with the concept of not taking things for granted, but sometimes putting too much focus on appreciation and awareness of fragility feels pressuring and somewhat scary. From what I understand, meditation is partly for the purpose of clearing the mind, finding “the truth”. I find it difficult to balance the breath, the thought, and the awareness without one overshadowing the other, but with Sadhguru describing the breath as a string, the unbroken string, that thought takes some stress from my thoughts and my breath.

    -griffin garment

  7. The Isha Kriya does for me exactly what it is meant to do. I no longer use the video as I have been practicing when I was introduced to this very same video in 2013. Isha Kriya relaxes me at first. As soon as I am relaxed, it creates a flow of thoughts. Thoughts from my day, my week, my month, and my life. It helps me forgive myself, this process of forgiveness takes my mind away from any insecurities, it allows to me to just simply be. To be sitting and breathing without thinking about anything in particular.

  8. Jimmy Harrington: I have never done any yoga or the Isha Kriya before in my life. About after watching this video, Isha Kriya has taught me that it the aspects of the method does not involve any physiological change but brings a spirit transformation. One of the breaths we do is not just about exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide, but the breath is referred to Koorma Nadi. its amazing how the how the man in the screen that our minds play a role in this method. My breath, my thought and my awareness are the three ingredients is what will make me feel different and it takes me away from the frustrations and stress i have been having throughout the last few days.

  9. “Do not underestimate the size of the drop. A drop is an ocean by itself.”
    This sentence really struck me, made me reevaluate my thinking, to expand my thinking. We often forget about the world that we live in, and that we are not the only beings that live in it. We take it for granted, like our breath. When Sadhguru asked the audience if they were breathing, I began to become more aware of my breathing, or rather the sensation of my breath. I never notice my breath while going about my daily life. Yet I noticed when I became aware of my breath, I breathed deeper, using all of my lungs and I felt so much better than I normally do. My thoughts also slowed and I felt calm. I will start doing Isha Kriya much more often, to feel the benefits of deeper breath and a calmer mind.
    Kristen Breitmaier

  10. I woke up this morning feeling very stressed and decided that I should begin the yoga assignment thinking it will help. Watching this video did help me put some things into perspective, such as focusing on my breathing, and I know once I begin to do it more, I would fully understand how not to take my breathing for granted. I’m excited to start this journey actually.

  11. This puts a very interesting perspective on how to think about oneself in a kind of almost abstract way. And yet, everything that Sadhguru was saying was also very concrete in how we should approach our mental and physical connectedness. I like the idea that we are essentially two parts of a whole even though before watching this I assumed to be in control of both my mind and body together. Having had this brought to my attention, I now see how beneficial this way of thinking can be for the well-being of both mind and body. I hope to become more self-aware of how my breathing works and how my body works in order to truly create that important distance between the mind and body.
    -Emily Perina

    • GReat you are so receptive and in your future posts do keep a log of how often you practice Isha Kriya (IK) weekly and write about what you notice about your experiences…Namaste

  12. Sadhguru talks about how people take breathing for granted. Most days if not all we aren’t aware that our body does all the breathing for us and we don’t even have to be trying. The Isha Kriya is meant for you to take time out of your day and really concentrate on your own breathing and not to rely on your body to keep breathing for you. Doing the Isha Kriya is meant to be relaxing and soothing. Sadhguru also talks about how fragile life is, but at the same time how sturdy it is as well. Our bodies go through a lot in a lifetime and they are meant to endure a decent amount, but they can also be hurt pretty badly at times which makes them fragile as well. – Sam DiMattei

  13. When Sadhguru noted that we only know the sensation of breathing it really stuck with me. I have never thought of it that way before. It goes to show how much we take our natural body senses for granted. Another thought I had is that we humans think we own the air we breath, but in fact its an energy we share with every organism on the planet.
    -Orion Halliburton

  14. As a classical musician, what Sadhguru said that stuck with me most was from taking my own breath for granted. So much of playing an instrument requires release, much like the practice of yoga, or even simpler — breathing itself. Often times I find that I am constantly reminding myself to release my breathe when I play. If I am able to employ the Isha Kriya as much as I can in my daily life, I hope that it will aid me in being a more body and mind-aware musician, yoga student, and human being!

    – Michela Christianson

  15. I really enjoy the focus on breathing that the Isha Kriya provides. For me, it is an effective stress reliever and relaxation method. I often have sore back muscles from sitting and hunching over a computer for hours at a time. This helps relieve that tension and really illuminates the connection between breath, the body, and mental state.

    -Dakota Wayne

    • Wonderful, due note if your back needs support you may choose to sit next to a wall for your back or even a chair until the yoga practice makes your back stronger and safer…OM

  16. As humans we are often burdened by life’s stressors. Isha Kriya allows me to ignore everything that is stressing me out and just breath. It’s a really great relaxation technique and it helps me go on with my day.

  17. Being introduced to yoga with such powerful words has inspired me to take at least 15 minutes of my day to practice the Isha Kriya. I am a full time student about to graduate, holding two jobs, and traveling during rush-hours, which can get very stressful. I used to take every breath for granted and most of the time I would be annoyed by any little thing; until this week. I started in class to think deeply of the words of Sadhguru, practiced some of the Isha Kriya in class, and got home excited to share it with my mom and sister.
    I learned that we may not have the next breath and it is not worth it to be stressing on current things and rather focus on the opportunities we get on the daily basis. During the day, when I encounter any pressure at work, or even in class I think of the words “I am not the body, I am not even the mind” and it helps me relax for a few minutes rather than becoming agitated or frustrated. I did practice 3 times this week already, taking deep breaths in my room, followed by the “aahh” feeling the vibrations, and will do so again tonight and over the weekend. I am looking forward to learning more ways of appreciating our time and breaths.

    • Great….do make a daily commitment for at least 5 days…carve out a time like waking 20 minutes earlier, before a meal or before you retire to bed at night…to get the benefits…OM

  18. I think the idea of letting go of actively thinking, which is my primary mode of being in my every day life, is particularly striking to me as I continue on my journey of doing the Isha Kryia. Although my mind frequently wanders, I do find myself less thinking of what I need to be doing or what I should be doing or what I feel emotionally, and just let myself try to be open to the experience without any pretenses or preconceived notions of what the experience should be like. If I come to the practice of yoga with a vulnerability, an openness, and without judgments, I have noticed that my experience of mediation is much more fulfilling. My active thinking, which is so busy telling me what is wrong or what could be better, is quieter. Focusing on the breath in the mediation, which is something that I have forgotten in my daily life and what I take for granted, is what binds me together. My breath is my strength, I am my strength.

    • Isn’t this all rather amazing! I hope one day everyone who is receptive may come to know practices like IK or similar and have experiences close to what you express here…this is such power…Your Personal Power! Namaste

    • Aman, so wonderful you are practicing the Isha Kriya and there is no harm with practicing more times. It’s recommended to practice twice daily like early morning and evening for 45 days or once daily for 90 days to complete the cycle. You may want to attend an Isha Foundation program to learn more practices. The Inner Engineering program is now online and the final Shambavi Mahamudra is completed in person at an Isha designated location. I wish you the best in your practice, feel free to share the Isha Kriya with others in your family, work place, friends and family, Namaste OM

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