Here’s a Darshan by Ashwin Mohan about one of the secrets of Nath Yoga


IMG_0524▶ Nagayama – YouTube.

There are several types of Classical Yoga and Nath Yoga is one that still keeps to the traditional ways.  Thanks to the Graces of Ashwin Mohan who shares with us a Prescription for Inner Strength and Vital Living via activating Naga Vayu.  Naga Yama is a powerful visualization in which we begin to plant the seeds for our future growth, well being and successes.  These seeds are our thoughts which become our activities and actions that play out our Vision.  We come to understand that these seeds are our valuable energy source for expansion and fuels our goals and Vision, moving forward in our real life timeline.  By re-visiting our Vision often as Affirmation we continue to project ourselves positively within our Vision in space in time as a protective shield for inner and outer benefits.  I love when he shares that just by sitting back and accepting the status quo and being numb is for rats!  We can choose to just maintain or grow!  Checking in with our Vision and supporting it with Affirmations helps us to know where we are which determines where we can go. Thanks to Ashwin Mohan in Bangalore, India for sharing these secrets with us, he has given permission for All to share….so please spread this post with all who you care about, especially children and young adults….and most importantly do give him a “thumbs UP” on the Youtube link….of course he would love to hear your comments too!  Adesa Adesa…..Namaskaram OM!


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  1. I thought his introduction to the topic was a great way to make the topic approachable. A topic discussed here is the concept of staying true to one’s self. As I listened I found the lecture to be thought provoking as I have recently struggled with wanting to give up on something that I have loved all my life. Nagayama encourages one to let their thoughts dwell on who they really are and where they are headed in the future.

    I came to Purchase as a music major and all through freshman year loved every minute of it. This year however, I have noticed a significant change in my excitement for music. I often find myself complaining about not liking the music or not wanting to attend rehearsals. When I sit and allow myself to reflect deeply I try to pinpoint the onset of such a negative attitude. I remember when there was a time that I was often told by people that they loved how excited I was about music. ‘So how/when/why did this person who is just the opposite surface?’ I would think myself. Is it the uncertain future when it comes to job prospects? Is it a consequence of the significantly heavier course load I am taking this year? Is is depression? I still haven’t found a cause. I do know however that deep down the person I was and would like to be again is still there. I would like to incorporate Nagayama into my own practice because finding the self that I lost and staying true to that self is something I so desperately need.

  2. Nagayama is a way of life that adds meaning and concentration to ones own life timeline. The manifestation of goals and aspirations can start small, week by week, or large, years by years. This practice is the fuel to progress and achieve. Increasing energy to move forward and gain strength to become a better person. Additionally, this practice gets rid of emptiness, the struggle of the feeling of worthlessness and no self-confidence.

    I use this in my daily life without being aware of this. For example, I set long term goals but most of my concentration is directed on week by week goals, maybe even goals set for the day. This gives me a sense of accomplishment and gives me energy and hope to continue making my life positive and successful. Thank you for the lovely video and enlightening me on this practice.

  3. I love this video and topic. I love the simplicity of the words and the idea ‘shit happens move on’. It sounds silly, but it really is that simple. It’s an idea we hear everywhere like in movies with slogans like ‘keep moving forwards’, ‘just keep swimming’, and ‘never give up’. This concept really helped me succeed in high school. Sure I was stressed about a test, but once I realized my stress now won’t help me later or now then why stress and then I stopped stressing. Once I got the grade back, if I didn’t do well I wouldn’t stress because it didn’t hurt me I could still go on live and do well. This also helped me recently during a break up. I was obviously sad, but it wasn’t the first time they had hurt me and I was no longer interested in being sad. I made a plan, I was going to be happy and do me and discover me and this plan made me happy and helped me move on incredibly fast. Too many people cling to the bad that has happened and that’s no way to get better. The only way to get better is to move on.

  4. At the end of the day, we are the only ones in charge of our own destiny. We alone make all of the decisions that lead us to the future. As someone who is currently facing a large leap into adult life, I often find myself picturing what my life could possibly be like. The multitude of possible outcomes is both terrifying and exhilarating. However, the process of picturing my future is what drives me to pursue my passions and brush off any minute things or current tribulations.

    I still do find myself getting caught up overthinking about unimportant things (sweating the small stuff, as they say), but doing yoga has started to help remedy such toxic thinking. Having the mindset to look past trivial moments that only serve to do you harm is so important. To have the foresight to continue pursuing what you want most in life — or rather the life you want most — is paramount.

  5. The concept of Nagayama is centered around visualizing the future and thinking far beyond the present moment. It’s sole purpose is to promote individuals to focus towards their own personal growth and goals in life. If you would follow the practice and train your brain to only perceive a future filled with success and happiness, then you can shape your future. Mohan discusses how as humans, we often have long term goals or long term visions of what our future should be like. But we often experience blockages, that can thwart our efforts and deter us from our goals we’ve set for ourselves.

    There is metaphor used to compare our lives to seeds. Awaiting germination, and the tender love and care that we need to grow, blossom, and develop into the best versions of ourselves. If you stay true to yourself and your personal values and beliefs, you can get closer to achieving your visions and goals. So you must water your seed, to prepare for the future you want. We all have pasts, and things we are not so proud of, things we want to escape and leave in the past. It may be time to clean out your closet and stop letting those skeletons hold you back from future success. I personally use my mistakes as lessons on what not to do, so things can go better in the future. You can’t harbor over the past, just put things in place to insure a better future. But must also not let self doubt or fear of the future slow you down, because if you visualize it and paint that mental picture it shall come to fruition.

  6. I believed this listening to be very intriguing. The whole thought of mapping out your life in one cohesive timeline is quite daunting, to be honest with you but, it does make sense. Someone with no direction will definitely struggle but, at the end of the day who doesn’t struggle. I think the message is more directed to at least having a plan and having backup plans when a step falls through because chances are everything won’t go as planned. But as he says ” Shit happens, move on,” I think this statement confirms exactly what I’m trying to get at. Everything happens for a reason and whether it’s failure or success you have to be ready to handle that success or rebound from failure and a plan or timeline will definitely see what he’s saying. And to that notion, I agree 100% , there’s nothing wrong with mapping your life out just don’t expect to go exactly as planned and you’ll be alright.

    • Please do bring in your previous journals from Assignments #1-5 to catch up, or if you haven’t done them yet do them here online for a final grade that will be satisfactory.

  7. Have a vision or you’ll be week. Without a vision of what your life could be, it is very likely that in the big picture you actually have no goals. While you may see individual tasks at hand as goals, unless the action is in prosecute of your grander vision it might be a set back to your lifes true potential. In the long run Naga Vayu is really a mental guide to optimizing your potential in life by limiting distractions and concentrating on relative actions related to your vision.

    As a studio painter, the whole idea of Naga Vayu is very much inline with what is basically “life” for an artist. When Ashwin Mohan says “Shoot Fare” with your vision, beyond the status quo”, Every artist wakes up and peruses this idea within their work. Most times within art there is not even a roof to envision contacting. In fact that’s one of the most seductive things about art. Every minute, day, week, mouth, year, decade, and lifetime is connected and self evident in growth that once truly experienced it defines life itself.

  8. What he is saying is to basically set a main goal in mind and follow that goal. He also talks about how easy it is to get distracted by everyday life and how it can overwhelm us. I wanted to go to Purchase as my college after high school and I followed through on it and now here I am. I put everything into my goal and it came true. I also want to go into animation, so I am taking a lot of art courses to achieve that goal, even though I can get distracted.

  9. I found it interesting that the video talked about planning helps the body. The more that you plan, the more you help the body prepare for the things that you want to do. Keeping the momentum in your life is what helps getting through life easier.

    Focusing your timeline and creating it into your own way is helping you through life. He uses the 100 years timeline to help with their strength by doing this. I am coming to terms with what I want to do with my own life and I believe that this will help mentally and psychically. Preparing my body this way will help me with my own future and my own psyche.

  10. This video discussed the importance of creating a timeline for yourself and setting long-term goals, for example 5 years. He states that having these clear goals in mind will allow your body to create the energy and momentum needed to achieve it; while I find that a little difficult to believe, it is very motivational. I have always been someone who believes that in order to make something happen, you have to do it yourself, without reliance on anyone else. Planning will always help with this; I have found that when I plan for a goal and look for attainable ways to achieve it, and invest my energy into making it happen, the results will be fruitful. Likewise, a lack of energy or dedication will not get satisfactory results. It is easy to say you want a good grade, for example, but will you really study for two weeks before it or blow it off? You are in control of your own resources, as you are your own greatest asset.
    When you concentrate all the energy within your body towards one goal, you will get it done the way you want. It was very motivational for him to discuss putting your entire being into the simple things first; for example paying close attention when making a coffee or doing your mundane everyday chores will set both your mind and body up for more mindfulness, more thoughtfulness, and will give you an easier time with both seeing your vision and bringing it to life.
    I find it difficult to map out my life for the next five years, which I will work on and contemplate more. It is easy to say “I want to be this” or “I want to do this” in the future, but when it comes to the details and what it takes to get there, it may be hard to narrow down or specify. It is definitely not easy to plan out the next five years of your life but by keeping your vision/goal in mind and thinking about it everyday, you are making it manageable and making it more real.
    I will definitely be applying this to my life in weekly increments, and hopefully increasing it to monthly, then yearly, etc. Planning tends to bring me peace of mind, so taking away this information will help me to really solidify my goals and figure out what I am going to do to get there.

  11. This video discussing Nagayama, Nath Parampara Adhikari Pashupatinath brought up the phrase “Shit happens but immediately move on” and mentioned that there will be some things that will draw your attention and derail your thinking and stop your progress forward in the waking, dreaming and sleeping world. The comparison to these statements is to show that life will be full of ups and downs and that some downs will change the course of your life and that you don’t have to “get over it”, that it is ok to acknowledge the things that have impacted you in different aspects of your mind and spirit. He mentioned that one must add meaning to your years and fill yourself with at least 5 years of vitality to move forward healthily. That it will help you be awake internally to give you momentum towards the future. I fully believe in living a life with meaning and to plan for future successes and happiness. I have been thinking a lot about this lately because as a senior, I feel that it is a huge transitional period in a young life. I have been looking at it with fear and anxiety of the unknown but after watching this video, I should be feeding this moment of my life with vitality and strength in order to set myself up for a bright and beneficial future. Nath Parampara Adhikari Pashupatinath stated that living according to Nagayama will give you the ability to concentrate your resources on one particular goal which I hope to be able to incorporate into my life.

  12. Having long term goals is something that I have always struggled with. In regards to where I want to be I know, my career goals are clear to me. However I sometimes lose sight of them because of the fluctuation with my motivation. I am so easily overwhelmed that I feel like when I am on a good path it is only temporary, that I can only have a few good days before I have a bad one, and that completely throws me off and makes it harder and I feel like I am constantly restarting. However I am getting better at this. I have recently starting writing out to-do lists for myself and so even if I do have a bad day I can start where I left off as opposed to restarting and that has made things easier for me. I have also tried to remind myself that it is okay to have bad days and that can happen but it’s just learning to navigate them better that will truly help to have less of them or at least not let them hinder me so much. I also feel very strongly that I wouldn’t be anywhere I didn’t want to be and I know that about myself so I try to just accept that I can run away from my feeling of being unmotivated but I can push myself to just handle it and get through it better.

  13. This video has forced me to acknowledge a number of predicaments that I find myself typically facing, especially with setting goals and possessing the ability to fulfill them. In terms of long-term goals, I know what I want to pursue in my life. However, I have a nasty ad unhealthy habit of overworking myself to the point my body can no longer keep up and everything appears to crumble and fall apart before me, both physically and emotionally. This behavior is what usually triggered the panic attacks I struggled with throughout my life. I agree with his saying to set goals on a timeline and follow them step by step because this is such useful advice that people usually ignore. Although I’m aware of my goals, I currently lack the ability to take things step by step. I tend to overwhelm myself willing without considering the consequences. This is due mostly because I lack the organization skills in order to healthily reach and complete my goal. However, recently I have found that because of the IK practice, I find myself clearing my head and focusing much quicker. My stress also seems to be decreasing despite of all the activities I find myself doing. Overall, I agree with much of what he was discussing throughout the video.

    – Samantha Diaz

    • Try seeking a counselor at PC for advise to help you achieve your goals, they can offer tips and skills to help you sharpen yours. How about today reaching out and setting up and appointment it may make all the difference in your grades this semester and next, Namaste

  14. I think that his thoughts on planning the future out 50 years ahead was insightful. I wasn’t aware that I had been doing this since I was a little girl. I have one inner conflict and that is the quote ‘if you want to see God laugh tell him your plans’ planning is a good thing but often life doesn’t go as we planning so then what? Do we start from the beginning or what? I agreed and enjoyed all that he said, I found it comforting and also confusing. When things don’t go a planned how should we deal with it, if we really wanted that one thing. I’m unsure yet, recently I’ve been changing my external surround and this has lead to changing my 5 year and even 10 year plan on life. It is making anxious. I’m left in the air and I see how little control I have for certain things it’s scary.

    • Plans can be re-written, revised and scraped, go with the flow, prepare yourself to be able to withstand change, it is the one thing we can be assured of….things always are changing and so are we, keep doing your finger holds and IK and be well, OM

  15. I enjoyed this especially because I am a big planner. I believe in having things in a structured way because structure has a better end result in my opinion. Sometimes I hit rough patches like anyone else would and realized that sometimes these bumps can deter me from my original goals. It can be a struggle to constantly find things that keeps you going when it feels like there are so many obstacles and barriers to life. I think I am doing okay in life but it took much practice and I am still molding and shifting into a person that I overall want to be proud of. I have started a website that I invested my money in and hoping that at the end of this project, it will lead into something greater. All achievements matter to me.

  16. For me, my timeline and my long term goals are almost all I can think about constantly. The path that I have chosen, and the journey that I am currently embarking on gives me so much motivation in my day that at times I often find myself daydreaming about the future. The problem I have is stressing over whether or not things I am doing right now, or things that I have done in the past will negatively affect my future or halt my journey. I need to learn, as the video said, how to move on and leave these negative feelings behind. When you carry these feelings of negativity around with you, it is apparent to everyone around you. Not only will you not possess the strength necessary to continue on, but others will not be drawn to your negative energy, and as a result will not seek you out to aid you in your path to enlightenment and ultimately success.

    It is so important to have a timeline and goals, but it is just as important that these goals be attainable, and the journey that surrounds them to be as wholesome and stress-free as possible. Also it is extremely important to moderate time devoted to this timeline, both mentally and physically, so that we don’t become burnt out with our set of goals. This would cause us to become burdened with the uncertainty and anxiety of not knowing where our path leads, or if it even leads somewhere meaningful.

  17. I like the idea of a slightly humorous mantra. It’s good to be able to be in good spirits and to have a mantra that will conjure that. I’ve never heard the actual representations behind OM, and although brief I think it was explained very clearly!

    In terms of goals and planning, I like to map everything out. It’s a way for me to prevent anxiety in situations. I think it definitely presents me with a timeline, but as I am still so young and none of the timelines I’ve come up with so far have planned out more than 5 years. I like the way he presents visualization as a technique for planning things. I think this is a good video for college students to watch. It’s something I’ve been using naturally to map out time in my head since I was very young. It’s extended now to not just that visualization, but also drawing and writing out what my goals are. Even though my timeline is not as long as he has stated a strong person’s may be, I do think I have a good foundation so far, and I am working on it.

  18. “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” Although a lot people think John Lennon is responsible for this quote, it was actually originally a man by the name of Allen Saunders. This quote has always spoken to me, being that we are animals of control and living in the chaotic world we do tends to stir up anxiety. From a young age, I was always interested and extremely intimidated by the butterfly effect which basically states that every action, no matter how small, creates a chain of other events or reactions that can alter one’s path or destiny. I’ve never been much of a planner — I’ve always just made things happen as I went along. I tend to say yes to opportunities I’m not prepared for and figure out how to achieve them later on. This works for me and I think it probably feels more efficient and comfortable due to the fact that I don’t ever sit and make a list of goals I want to achieve. This actually gives me just as much, if not more anxiety than uncertainty about the future.

    This year my workload got pretty crazy between being an RA, trying to graduate early, and trying to finish up my music as soon as possible. I had to actually keep my calendar(s) updated, manage my band’s rehearsal schedule, make appointments for countless events, and still find time to eat and sleep, etc. I was actually thinking about this idea of planning today. I’d been meaning to create a vision board for a while and I finally got the poster board for it yesterday, so today I spent hours combing the internet for the things that inspire me, as I’m trying to alter my approach to finding success and happiness. I’m now focusing more on the power of manifestation, so a vision board would be helpful. Interestingly enough, this forced me to get somewhat more specific about the abstract goals I had set for myself further down the line. I think there is a difference between things I eventually want in my life and things I’ve concretely set out to do, and as of today, I am exploring what that difference means to me.

    I hope that this adjustment in being more of a non-planner to getting more acclimated with the reality of my objectives brings me closer to my purpose in life. This article resonates with me because it is about striking a balance in life, just like anything else

  19. this is good, the idea of giving your self-momentum. That we are building our own path into the future that allows us to move forward. that we have an idea and move towards it. we are should be constantly bettering our selves. making our selves stronger. we are constantly building a foundation for our selves to stand on. we have to be motivated to and find our own motivation, and we can achieve stability. “You are the god that makes the next 50 years”
    I love the Idea that you are your own god. I have always thought that we as our selves are our own gods.

  20. This was an interesting short paragraph and video. In the video, Ashwin Mohan, says that “shit happens but immediately we move on”. And he goes on to talk about if you don’t have plans for the next year or 5 yers or 10 years of your life, your body and mind won’t know how to just move on and this is so true. If you don’t have any goals or inspirations for your future, the only thing you are going to know how to do is dwell on the “bad” things that happen to you. Now if you have goals for example, I want graduate college after my 4 years are over with the knowledge of how to work well with people. In the next years after that, I want to work on my Masters in Education so I can work in a public school as a counselor or social worker. So when something in opposition to my goals comes my way, I tell myself “that’s not what’s important” and ask myself where do I see myself in the next 5+ years and immediately my focus changes.

    This type of mindset though is only if we want to allow ourselves to maintain or grow, as the post says above. We decide where we want to go and what pace we want to take in order to reach where we want to get to. I especially liked when it says, “These seeds are our thoughts which become our activities and actions that play out our Vision. We come to understand that these seeds are our valuable energy source for expansion and fuels our goals and Vision, moving forward in our real life timeline.” This is what the video was also further explaining. The seeds (thoughts) that we plant in our mind is what keeps us going. it’s what gives us the energy to keep following our vision. I’ve heard that if you have goals, write them down and revisit them often to surround yourself with positive thoughts whether you’re having a bad day or a good day. It reminds you of where you want to go and essentially where you need to be.

    I am not a planner of life. I know where I want to go and I do the necessary steps that I can right now to get me just a little closer, but I often set a goal for myself on a daily or weekly basis. I start with small goals like do these amount of assignments by this day or week because I know getting through school is my first goal. I don’t like to plan my day or or my life. I let life do its thing and I adjust as I have to because that’s how I learn best. Not saying planning isn’t a good thing because it works for people, but life is unpredictable and I like to be on my feet to know where I’m going next. It forces me to think quick. Sometimes our minds change because we don’t like the path we’re going in so to have that spontaneity is good.

  21. As I was watching the video, in the beginning he was talking about moving forward. If we plan ahead, it’s almost as if our body does the same. He used the example of and wave and if a wave comes while sailing, the ship just rides right over it because it was prepared. We must have momentum. We must have a sort of control over our life, we can guide ourselves to greatness.

    To keep moving, our whole selves must be invested not leaving any parts out. Often I find my self starting a lot of projects and not finishing them. I think this is because I looose my interest in them, I loose my excitement, but as a result I have trouble finishing things that I was really excited to start. So I have been working on my own momentum to push myself to keep going to find interest in the things that I am doing.

  22. The ideas presented in this video seem a bit contradictory to other teachings discussed previously in this class, but are none the less interesting. The fist concept he talks about is a mantra which literally translates to “shit happens, and then you move on”. I enjoy this concept both because it is humorous and because its something I’ve been trying to apply to my own life as of late.

    To move on once something seemingly disastrous happens is not an easy feat, but as the video says, when you have a plan then it is easier. I don’t ever make concrete plans for the future, however, I always know what I want to happen. There is always something in my life I am looking forward to, so there is always a reason to keep moving forward. Even when I am in a period that seems exceedingly tumultuous there is plans for the future.

    I also think that this vague planning allows for growth. I never feel stuck or stagnant in my life, and I think the consistent forward motion is the reason for this.

  23. This video talks about how when things go wrong, you need to pick up and keep going. It talks about how if you make plans to be alive in the future, then you will be able to manifest and create the energy needed to propel yourself into that future. The video also talks about how having a plan makes it easier to be able to pick up and keep going when things go wrong. It says that by manifesting your destiny, you will find that your plans will come to fruition. This is because when you focus on your plan you will work day in and day out towards these plans and goals.

    This video lines up very well with my ideas, in terms of planning in life. I plan meticulously, day in and day out, and when my plan is messed up I get very anxious. I find that by having a plan, I can cover any and all issues that may arise throughout the process towards the goal I am trying to reach. For example, I have three calendars. One calendar for my events, one for my classes, and one that breaks down all of my plans and goals for the day, week, and month. I do this so that I can clearly see what I am trying to accomplished, and am less likely to forget to do things. However, nobody is perfect. “Shit happens, and then you move on.” I find that by doing this I want to keep striving and keep reaching further and further in my goals and my life plans.

  24. This is a late submission for Journal Entry 8

    The idea presented in the video was about the concepts of moving forward ad planning for the future. Having a basic layout for a plan is a good idea, but there are times when nothing seems to go right, a plan or schedule falls through, or last-minute changes need to be made. There is a part of us that thinks of those events, wanting to go back in time somehow and find out what went wrong and how to prevent it from ever happening. But as stated in the video “Shit happens, and then you move on”. While it may be good to look back at the past – maybe even learn from the mistakes made – it is not good to dwell too much on the past. What has happened in the past has happened and there is nothing you could do to change that. You can only remember what happen, but then go back to living in the present and looking forward to the future.

    When it comes to having a plan for the future, not many people should have an exact plan for their futures. Having that basic plan for the future certainly makes life easier, but having too much of a concrete plan and expecting it to go exactly as it is leaves more room for things to go wrong. Some people have more of plan for the future than others. There are people who barely have a plan for next week, or even tomorrow. But maybe there is part of the that plan for the future involves things there are out of your control, but you have the plan to adapt yourself to it once the time comes.

  25. Nagayama is the concentration of all resources toward one goal, doing something with the entirety of one’s being. To begin developing true strength, one must develop a plan of 50+ years. One finds themselves weaker the shorter their projected timeline is. This timeline acts as the “base,” and a strong one at that, as opposed to a thin, poorly-developed base, much like a clay structure. Those who maintain the status quo have no identity, take no opportunities, have no true conception of what lies ahead. This projected week can always be a strong foundation from which the next will grow. This then extends to the next week, and the next month, the next six months, and the next 10 years. Those with a 50-year timeline are near-invincible, and cannot be disrupted nor harmed. See yourself in this moment as the seed of the next 50 years. Concentration, respect and determination are key. Without the meaning we learn from ourselves, we will be confused and contorted as we move forward, never sure of what to expect. To not even have a plan for the next week is to be carried forward only by external forces and not by one’s own determination.

  26. “The person without a plan for next week is going to be like a dried leaf in the wind.” While the overall principle of the video may not have been reflecting this line, it spoke volumes to me. I am the type of individual that as my mother says, “flies by the seat of my pants!”
    Everything I do is last minuet and unplanned. While this may concern some, it does not do such for me- which could be concerning in its self! Honestly though, I find it allows me to live much more freely and happily. When there is no consistency, planned schedule, etc. I am left to my own devices.
    I leave MY life in MY hands and I am able to live as stated, a dried leaf in the wind. I float to new places, experience new foods, beverages, friendships, etc. I live life as a free, glorified, being.


    Ohm – represents the waking, dreaming, & sleeping world
    Shit happens but immediately move on
    There will be somethings that draw your attention & derailing your thinking, in all 3 of your worlds
    If you have created a long life line, having planned out (say the next month) // if you’ve added meaning to the next month/year/5yrs; you fill yourself with enough vitality to last at least 5 yrs
    People who don’t do this will become very sick.
    The body must prepare the energy for this amount of time, creating a certain type of velocity/momentum
    The body is a vehicle and it is in motion. If there is no momentum in the vehicle there’s no life force, there’s only the force of death.
    This drag which comes down continuously slows us, then theres a lull (temporary interval of quiet or lack of activity), and then theres emptiness, after this it just sinks.
    You can’t let small storms that are in the path of your
    destination stop you from reaching your destination.

    When you tell one to reach for something and BEYOND, your whole body fortifies this movement trying to touch beyond, stretching his body in such away is supporting this reach.
    Strength comes from when you concentrate all your resources towards one objective
    If your resources are going away in scattered directions then you won’t have strength.
    => this pattern in the body is called NAGA VAYU;
    when you can concentrate all your resources toward
    one singular goal.
    When exercises physical in natural are translated into an attitude
    Attitude is when you do something with your whole being… it starts with simple things (opening a jar, stirring a drink) then it goes further into life goals which are on a timeline.
    (This is why it’s important to practice putting your entire being into small things so it becomes something like a habit.)
    So having a timeline is essential if you want to drawout another way. This is what naga vayu is meant to do, draw out a timeline of about 100 years.
    Have a vision of minimum of 50 years.
    If you don’t you will be weak, you’ll have no strength at all, you won’t even know what strength is bc two or three forces align against you you’ll be come off course and you will give in and say that it wasn’t with there consent.
    Only someone with a timeline can have consent

    in the development of naga vayu or what is called nagayama
    (YAMA means to develop / to cultivate & NAGA means to have a timeline 50 yrs or more no matter what stage you are at in life.)
    If your timeline is shorter the weaker you are
    If your timeline extends only one year, you both physically and within your capabilities become weak

    Steps in Naga vayu
    Start building a picture in your mind of (lets start with the next one week)
    Begin daydreaming of what will happen in this week, before next sunday what is going to happen?
    What are the things you would want done & why?

    If there’s a stronger base at the bottom then it will hold the structure
    Where you sit right now is the base & what you are going to build is going to be built on this base
    So you should have clarity of one week at least properly
    Does any of it build, How much does it build into something that will happen in the next week/month/year?
    Form one week we can take it to a month.
    How much of what I’m doing in one week is going to build and pave a path for next month?
    How much of what I do in this month will build and pave a path for the next 3 months?

    When these questions are posed, a lot of ppl become overwhelmed and run out of steam, they are busy maintaining the status quo there for why they have no vitality
    When people have this as wish, to maintain the status quo they are preparing for death, which comes very fast
    Can you build your timeline in such a way that for the next month it’s going to pave way for something exciting to come, then for the next 3 months, then for the rest of the year, and so by this time next year can what you do in this week be a foundation for something awesome?
    And can what you do this week be a foundation for which something grows and grows and grows
    And what you do next year can that be a foundation for the next five years?
    And for what you do for the next five years can that be a foundation for the next ten years?
    For 10 can it be for the next 20?
    Can 20 be a foundation for the next 50 years?
    The mind is boggled by this, ppl don’t usually have such a big timeline. You don’t think that what you did this week is going to effect the next 50 years but thats how things work and move.
    Can you fill this up with so much vitality that it carries you forward for that many years?

    Can the one seed for tomorrow, seed the next 50 yrs?
    You can’t defeat someone who has a 50 year timeline, try to upset them, you can’t; they don’t have time for it. => it’s absolute psychological stability

    The visual photograph is always floating off into the distance
    what you see now is growing and growing more and more
    You see yourself and this moment as the seed.
    How you conduct yourself in this moment is the seed for the next 50 years.
    Can you take this much ownership for your life?
    This is the visual part of it, also the FEELING part of it; can you see now how suddenly a lot of seriousness and meaningfulness in every action. You can’t walk around being frivolous about everything and disrespectful about everything, or the person who sits and smokes saying “what’s the point of it all?”
    THE POINT IS… YOU MAKE THE POINT if you don’t make the point then your life is going to be left without meaning, the meaning is invested by you.
    You are the God that creates your next 50 years at this point.
    Understand this is not going to be controlled by karma, fate, the stars…you take on the ownership and start live with consent and saying yes to this massive dream, whatever it is.
    Then all the problems become puny by comparison.
    The universe has a timescale of infinity.
    Everything grows from a single moment, it is a single seed that grows into the next 50yrs of your life.
    Whatever you do, you do with awareness.
    There’s a seriousness that comes in and its not that you will be unhappy or that you can’t joke, it’s a certain depth, graveness, or charisma around you, that a slim amount of people will understand that there is a type of frivilous way of them bc the value they hold for life, being grateful for the opportunity of life, and investing so much meaning into it, creating bliss at the end of the day.
    Even with one week, if it growing well, at the end we feel happy.
    First get in the this mindset, back down to this tiny seed. Rather than a tree or forest. Understand what you are planting. Then we listen to the sound, the feeling and visual effect of expansiveness beyond the horizon of the limit we set, we find our influence. This creates an influence and energy that connects all the muscles and. Third is the mantra, that we associate with this growth. As you visualize you rest your entire being with the sound. Your being is nothing left out, it is vibrating with the sound, expanding on it. Smell of incense is associated with this. The taste associated with this is sweetness.
    With Naga Value there is a movement associated, if you have generated a vision of at least 50 years your whole body is charged up. Second you hear the matra inside. 3rd you smell incense, 4th you taste sweetness.
    Maintaining these five modalities of thinking, eyes focused 50 years away the body becomes mobilized. You will your hands to go up, your entire body invests energy, your will into this,. Will it to return and come down. Only have to do it once.
    Ask, am I going to do any activity that seems “growth” in the next one month, is something going to come out of this?
    Toss useless things that aren’t going to grow, and focus on things that are going to grow.
    Think, what will these things be in the next month? And what will those grow into for the next year. Next you have an exciting feeling in your body. This is Nagayama.
    Behave like it, know that you are the seed at this moment that’s going to grow for the next 50 years.
    Next you can talk about consent and happiness, how do you accept that? You will be at the mercy of so many forces, How do you accept that?
    Should do this meditation atleast 3 times a day like a medicine, cream at the end of exhale.
    It is the ultimate power of execution.
    These are not just day dreams, these are a sacred creation of the future according to your own consent and will. Otherwise you are going to start creating a future that everyone is struggling to maintain what they have. They aren’t going to expand out. This is the problem, the good people are going to sit and say this is the good you are capable of and this is what you are going to do. And the evil people are the ones really expanding.
    Am I know going to do something in this next week that will seed the growth of these, or am I just going to maintain massive or am I going to grow?
    When you think about this sincerely you realize you havent given it much thought, so you give yourself this little sacred space for you to create in your mind your next week and the activities that will lead into something.
    No time for petty problems, or feeling sorry for yourself. No time for depression.
    Depression is only a lack of a timeline.
    Nobody has asked someone who is depressed, what do you see this behavior seeding? Nothing.
    Unless you are growing you are sapping life force. Boredom will kill you.
    The soul is no one that sits around and wines, it is a spirit of expansion of creativity.
    You must consider your station in life. But as you grow older you realize there is more than just me and my family. There is society, and maybe you can do something for more than your family.
    A lot of philosophy beats you into a place where you are put in a place to please some big thing. This is a lot of religions. Yoga doesn’t say this.
    Yoga is an anchor that is a station in your life that allows you to be aware of who you are and your capabilities and what is possible right now. Second you are seeing where it could go
    You may draw several paths depending on where you can go.. Where you are will determine where you can go. If you are on a straight road, you will go straight. If you are on a road that goes, left, right, and straight you send energies in all these directions.
    You don’t have to do anything alone.
    When someone who has vision trades it to a bunch of ppl who have no vision they align themselves right away. Can I come along with you?
    The moments when human beings have come together to achieve something has been because a few of them have had the vision and the others thought that it was a great idea and they just come along.

    (This video excited me and took me sometime to get through. I felt so much energy just to begin planning my life and I have been trying this now sense I’ve seen the video, each week I plan and ask myself what I am building on. It’s hard to keep myself out of my feelings and keep going but I keep going and pick myself up over and over again. They said that depression is not having a timeline and I think this is true, but theres something about convincing yourself that that timeline is real, and possible.)

  28. I found this video a little contradicting to some things that we have learned before in class. One of the things that were contradicting was that he said that we have to plan in life to have a longer lifespan and more energy and strength. But we have also been taught that to live a happier life we do not have to plan and live day by day, spontaneously and enjoying the now, getting better at who I am becoming now.
    The “shit happens but immediately move on” part I think have more to do with what we have been learning. We are humans, we make mistakes but we can live thinking about these and punish ourselves for it, we just have to learn from it and move on. I try to do this most of the time and I believe it is a good motto to live by, obviously with some moderation and to some extent (like everything in life)

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