Monday, October 12, 2009

Pranayama ....

PRANAYAMA

pranayamena ukthena

sarva roga samaraha

ayukthabhyasa yogena

sarvaroga samuthbhavaha

(HADAYOGA PRADEEPIKA ?)

Pranayama is a serious business.

It can cure all the disease.. if practiced well.

But if practiced wrong.. it could create trouble..

RAMANA MAHARSHI says

praana bhandanaath

leeyathe mana

jaala pakshivath

deena rodhanam

Pranayama keeps the control of the mind, only while on that in practice.. that instant..

As you are out of pranayama ;;

It is like the bird in the nest.. that flies away !!!

All the 8 steps in the YOGA

(in contradiction to what generally people understand by Yoga as Yogasana)

Has

Yama

Niyama

Aasana

Pranayama

Prathyahara,

Dharana

Dhyana

Samadhi

Understand all these to reach to the real level on Meditation / Samadhi .. under a learned practitioner (GURU)

Instead of the capsule TV yoga treatment..


Monday, April 6, 2009

YOGA - NIDRA - SRSG


This is a brief, preliminary version of Yoga nidra.

It is a way of taking quick rests during the day for a few minutes.

It may be done sitting in a chair, resting on a sofa or lying down.
1. Close your eyes, relax, and be aware of your entire body from head to toe.
2. Breath diaphragmatically as though the breath is flowing from top to toes, and toes to top.
3. Bring your awareness to Ajna Chakra (the space between the eyebrows) and exhale and inhale three times.
4. Bring your awareness to Vishuddha Chakra (the throat center), visualize an immaculate full moon there and exhale and inhale there three times.
5. Bring your awareness to Anahata Chakra (the heart center) and exhale and inhale three times.
6. Feel as if there is a Cave in Anahata Chakra and breathe as if your are inhaling into the Cave and exhaling from your toes.
7. Breathe with no thought, no mantra - but only the awareness of the breath and prana flow.
8. When you feel rested, open your eyes and gently sit up.

SRSG