ISHTAM इष्टम्

Revelling in the Absolute 

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Whatever we Love most because it brings us to ourselves,
dreaming, worshipping and resonating only with that in our hearts
sanctifying and making that our god, that is our Ishta Deva.
When we are no longer separated, one with our beloved Ishta –
at peace, at our most powerful.

it is
ISHTAM  इष्टम्


ISHTAM इष्टम् Trilogy

The quintessential sharing of Vedanta and Asta Yoga of Agustya

ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला

ISHTA-MALA इष्ट माला   A Daily Exercise Practice for Life 

ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला is a suite of yoga asana designed to match individual lifestyles, abilities and fit any timeframe. Depending on the type of student you are and time frame, the ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला sequence shifts accordingly.

All you have to do is memorise it.  

Once your routine is established ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला keeps meeting you at the very heart of your practice. No compromise yoga in the vintage tradition, once memorised ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला becomes your personal ally and practice for life..

To become adept just takes a practice a day. (Read More)


Bhoganathar Siddha Maha Guru of Babaji and Patanjali SIddha

ISHTA Kriya इष्ट क्रिय | The Great (Maha) Siddha Method

Knowing how to dynamically transform the magnetic subtle body through using breath and meditation is a secret that has long been kept by the Siddhas.

The Siddha Kriya Method of breathing and meditation is a nuclear reactor at the core of ISHTAM इष्टम्.

Shifting the gears of yoga from asana to breath control dynamically transforms and expands the bodies vitality and wellbeing.

By v
oluntarily influencing the sympathetic nervous system, ISHTA Kriya इष्ट क्रिय boosts the body’s immune system and recharges our resistance dynamically enhancing our capacity to tackle any of life’s problems and ward off disease.

Once the autonomic nervous system and innate immune system were regarded as systems that cannot be voluntarily influenced. But science has now proved otherwise.

The Siddha Kriya Method is taught in the Asta Yoga Tradition of Rishi Agastya  – the living lineage of Boghanathar Siddha and Yogi Patanjali Siddha.

The name Siddharthan was given to John as the appointed representative of the dynastic Bhoganathar Siddha Parampie (traditional lineage) abroad.

Private only and One on One classes currently available. (Read More)


Sri Adi Shankara

ISHTA VIDYA  इष्ट विद्या  | The Teachings Yoga Forgot 

Atma Vidya आत्मा विद्या
  – Self-Knowledge

Surviving for generation after generation Atma Vidya is the quintessential teachings of the Upanishads . Revived by India’s great saint and revivalist Adi Shankara 2500 years ago, getting lost in religious taboo and orthodoxy, the teachings all but disappeared. By translating the teaching into English modern revivalists in India have brought Atma Vidya back to life. 

The jewel teaching of Advaita Vedanta, referring to classical upanishadic texts (sastra) the teaching of Atma Vidya typically takes place over a few days or weeks.

As human beings, other than food, clothing, water and a place to sleep we lack nothing.

Free already, that we all keep trying to complete what is already nothing but whole and complete and free what is permanently free is a divine paradox the nature and irony of which is the source of endless mirth and amusement to the yogi. The cause of all our human pain and suffering, searching for a cure, knowledge frees us. Until knowledge frees us, by somebody pointing out the truth, oblivious of our true nature, we can only know suffering. Because the knowledge removes all doubt by clearing away our ignorance, knowing cures all our suffering.

Revelling in the outcome, knowing that absolute beauty, pure potentiality and unbound happiness and peace – 
Satchitananda – has always been our true nature, for which we need no cure, is yoga.

Having never been separate, only separated by a cloud of ignorance, until it is passed on and pointed out to us by the teacher, that freedom and unbound peace and happiness has always been our only outcome remains unknown to us. 

It is for this reason that Shankara tried to warn us. Trying to fathom the unfathomable depths of consciousness on ones own is not advisable and not something anyone should try alone. Wanting to know the truth and wanting our journey to end successfully we should always find a teacher. (Read More)

Sharing in Living Tradition
Asta Yoga – The Great (Maha)Yoga of Maha Rishi Agustya