Category Archives: Isha Inner Engineering

Yoga: Finding Ultimate Expression to Life – The Isha Blog

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We are best at creating a meditative quality through our Yogic Practices...read and listen to Sadhguru explain more about this....

We are best at creating a meditative quality through our Yogic Practices…read and listen to Sadhguru explain more about this….

Thanks to Sadhguru and The Isha Foundation for sharing this wisdom….please click the link below to read the text and also watch the video…..and remember to share…..Namaskaram…OM

 

Sadhguru reminds us that far beyond merely bending the body, the science of yoga provides the ultimate tool for enhancing human capabilities and functioning at the highest peak of body and mind.

Source: Yoga: Finding Ultimate Expression to Life – The Isha Blog

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Special Limited Time Offer on Inner Engineering Online

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Special Limited Time Offer on Inner Engineering Online meditation-flower

This is a great Offer for the Online Inner Engineering Program, along with a great package: Award Winning Book and a discount coupon for a friend or family member to take the course! Just click the link to review the offer. It’s like an early Christmas from The Isha Foundation! Best Wishes…OM

▶ Sadhguru and Danny Hillis talk about the basis of suffering. – A Practical application for “I am not this body, I am not this mind…(basis of the Isha Kriya)

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378367_142581702548410_1515403467_n▶ Sadhguru and Danny Hillis talk about the basis of suffering. – YouTube.

Please do click the link to view the video discussion that gives us a real understanding of why practicing The Isha Kriya is so valuable to us….to begin the end of suffering….to differentiate ourselves from limitations set by our own selves, family, society, religion….to be free to grow in all directions positively and progressively with clarity and peace.  If you are not familiar with The Isha Kriya please do find links on the index on this blog or do see the links on the bottom of my website http://www.omlinkyoga.net

Thanks to Sadhguru and The Isha Foundation for providing us with so many amazing formats to support us in understanding why our daily practices are so valuable….please do share and thanks for taking the time to read Omlinkblog……Namaste

▶ The True Purpose of Yoga – Exploring the True Potential of Being Human – YouTube

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378367_142581702548410_1515403467_n▶ The True Purpose of Yoga – Exploring the True Potential of Being Human – YouTube.

Do click the link below the picture to view this important video by Sadhguru, thanks to him and the Isha Foundation Volunteers for all the work they do to bring true Classical Indian Hatha Yoga to the forefront! In Gratitude on the Eve of Mahashivrathri, ready to receive the Blessings! OM Shanti Shanti Shanti OM

Research « Inner Engineering.com

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meditation-flowerResearch « Innerengineering.com.

Do check out this easy to read chart about some of the benefits documented from participants in the Isha Foundation Inner Engineering Program.  Please do share, thanks, Namaste

▶ Shambhavi Mahamudra, A True Miracle – Sadhguru – YouTube

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582716_455134171198617_1391280848_n▶ Shambhavi Mahamudra, A True Miracle – Sadhguru – YouTube.

Isha Foundation offers an online 7 part course “Inner Engineering.”  The Shambavi Mahamudra is the SuperKriya that one is initiated into after completing the online course.  This initiation program happens at the ashram in Tennessee, USA and India.  Do click the link here to listen to Sadhguru explain about the powers of Shambavi.  Then go to the Isha Foundation website and check out the links for Inner Engineering for more information.  This is a wonderful yogic tool to tune up your energetic powers and to bring an amazing ongoing wave of peace and much more.  Thanks for taking the time to visit this blog and thanks to Isha Foundation for sharing these classical hatha yogic tools with all of us….Namaste

An Explanation about the Celebration of Navaratri by Sadhguru….Om Jai Bhairavi Devi OM….

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In the United States we celebrate Mother’s Day one day a year.  When we commemorate, we remember something and by doing so to honor it, (as per the dictionary).  Some people question following certain practices fearing perhaps idolatry, going against society, being judged as different.  Perhaps by engaging in a practice it may wash us anew with awareness of what is valuable and natural.  Some just like to attend festivals and celebrations just because of the gaiety and fun.  The pantheon of global festivals helps us to appreciate the diversity of what is means to being human in this dimension.  Often we learn a little more about ourselves when we allow immersion.  From hatha yoga we know we all have both masculine and feminine energies.   In the yoga we seek to yoke together, to balance both energies regardless of our gender.  It’s strange to think now that this is such a popular celebration that begins the most popular season leading to Diwali in India, and now more than ever there is so much violence against women in villages and cities across India.  (As well, globally,violence against women continues) Maybe  changes would happen if more time was spent to explain the meaning behind the celebration instead of just attending temple for a few minutes and attending family homes to feast.   Then men who commit crimes against women may see themselves harming their own feminine vibrations.  Perhaps if all of us took some time to celebrate the sun/male and moon/female energies in a regular part of ritual/celebration we might be more respectful towards one another, our differences and our connections to the larger natural order.  We can choose to follow a certain ritual or even better take the initiative to create our own.  We can simply light a candle and reflect on the significance of what is important and those ideas we want to develop a better understanding and keep close.  Thanks Sadhguru for sharing your wisdom and knowledge with us,  there is nothing better than having a living teacher to help us navigate on this often dark and confusing conscious path.  OM Jai Bhairavi Devi OM

The following is from the Isha Blog and if you want to read more please do check out: http://www.ishafoundation.org

Navaratri, the nine nights that celebrate the Divine Feminine are a time of great festivity in India. At the Isha Yoga Center, several colorful and exuberant events will be taking place throughout these nine days, and on Vijayadashami, the day after Navaratri.

On the second day of Navaratri, Sadhguru explains about tamas – the nature of the first three days of Navaratri. Accompanying the text is Sounds of Isha’s rendition of Adi Shankaracharya’s Soundarya Lahari, written in praise of Devi.

Soundarya Lahari

The Soundarya Lahari, composed by Adi Shankaracharya, is considered one of the most exquisite compositions in Sanskrit, which extols the beauty, power and grace of Devi. Soundarya Lahari literally means Wave of Beauty, and consists of two parts – Ananda Lahari or Wave of Bliss, which consists of the first 41 shlokas, and Soundarya Lahari, which consists of the remaining shlokas.

According to legend, the composition was bestowed to Adi Shankara by Devi, and was then destroyed by Nandi, leaving Adi Shankara to rewrite the divine gift again. Here is Sounds of Isha’s rendition of this powerful composition.

The Nature of Tamas

Sadhguru explains the quality of tamas, which is the nature of the first three days of Navaratri.

Sadhguru: In yoga, all the qualities of the world have been identified as three basic gunas: tamas, rajas, and sattva. Tamas literally means inertia. Rajas means activity. Sattva is the breaking of boundaries. The first three days of Navaratri are tamas, where the goddess is fierce, like Durga and Kali. Tamas is the nature of the Earth, and she is the one who gives birth. The gestation period that we spend in the womb is tamas. It is a state which is almost like hibernation, but we are growing. So tamas is the nature of the Earth and of your birth. You are sitting on the earth. You must just learn to simply be one with her. You are anyway a part of her. When she wishes she throws you out, when she wishes she sucks you back.

It is very important that you are constantly reminded of the nature of your body. Right now, you are a mound of earth prancing around. When the earth decides to suck you in, you just become a small mound.

In the ashram I always tell people, no matter what work you are doing,every day you must stick your fingers into the earth at least for an hour. Do something with the garden. This will build a natural bodily memory in you that you are mortal. Your body will know that it is not permanent. That realization in the body is extremely important for one to keep his focus on his spiritual pursuit. The more urgent the realization becomes, the stronger the spiritual sense becomes.

▶ Can Work be Used as Sadhana? – Sadhguru – YouTube

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In this YouTube Sadhguru plainly explains why it is so important to daily work on our inner peace.  He says, “creating an inner space is very important because that energy is not subject to anything else.”  He goes on to say that some people no matter how noble their work after some time of being fully engaged in that they begin to become miserable to greater or lesser degrees.  So creating and nurturing, by daily practice of some Kriya such as Isha Kriya is the key to maintain ease and success with all other aspects of our involvement in this life.   I like to use the imagery of tending to one’s own garden, planting, watering, feeding with nutrients, harvesting yields bounties of plants, flowers, vegetables, just like our inner realm.  When we take the time to nurture we are rewarded, working on our inner sacred space allows us to move with ease and everything becomes possible.  Sadhguru repeats, ” Establish who you are and then…Act…” Thank you for taking the time to read and watch this post, please do share with others especially those who may be workaholics, Namaste OM.

n.b. sadhana is sanskrit for practice…in Yoga we call our practice, Practice for conscious living.314507_186402684832978_1040794516_n

▶ Can Work be Used as Sadhana? – Sadhguru – YouTube.

What’s a Mudra? Isha Blog explains…..The Science of Mudras…

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There are hundreds of hand mudras and in our hatha yoga we use many, Om mudra, Chin mudra, are commonly known.  Thanks to the Isha Blog for writing about the science behind these hand gestures which when practiced regularly aid in our practices.  I share this with a friend in mind, Kathie, for sharing time to visit the Carmel Monastery/Temple complex.  She asked questions about the significance of mudras and being caught up in the ambience and serenity of the Temple I felt I didn’t fully respond to her inquiry.  So grateful that Kathie took time to start off my Pre-Birthday Season with my Favorite pastime, Temple Sojourns, not as worship but to allow the magnificent energies to wash over and through!  Do click the link below to read about the science of mudras….please share with your Yogini and Yogi friends, thanks and Namaste.

“The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.”   The Buddha

The Science of Mudras.