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A Yoga Practice for Life – इष्ट माला ISHTA-MALA
इष्ट माला ISHTA-Mala is Retro style yoga taught in the lineage of vintage traditions and teachers.

स्थिरसुखमासनम्  Sthira Sukham Asanam (Seated posture should be steady and comfortable.). Patanjali’s  advice in this Yoga Sutra sounds basic but is not so simple. Fitting a meditation into a daily schedule and finding a seat that is not painful is difficult. The इष्ट माला ISHTA-Mala suite of yoga asanas help to finally bring the body into siddhasana a seated posture that makes the rest of yoga possible.  

Meeting John Weddepohl, Siddharthan you realise he is not only knowledgeable but a hardened practitioner and adept. Insisting on siddhasana being essential for the Siddha Kriya Method to be fruitful, as a survivor of the frenetic world of business deadlines where little time is left for yoga, studying in India inspired John to develop a sequence of hatha yoga called इष्ट माला ISHTA-Mala.

Designed to meet every individual at the heart of their practice इष्ट माला ISHTA-Mala is a user friendly suite of asana that suits individual lifestyles and abilities and can fit into any time frame. Complicated practices become distracting and take over, taking the heart out of yoga. As a teacher or business person finding a practice thats not limited to a time schedule is difficult. Injuries can be the result. Healing and managing yoga injuries इष्ट माला ISHTA Mala is finding a following with both students and teachers alike.   

इष्ट क्रिय ISHTA Kriya Sadhana – The Breath of a Siddha. Instruction in the Kriya Siddha Method. Breathing Pranayama and Meditation practices from the heart of tradition.

Explore the pure power and transformation of the Kriya Siddha Method of breathing and meditation to fully transform and empower your lifeExpert and comprehensive instruction in Pranayama, Mantra Diksha and Yantra Asta Yoga of Rishi Agastya, the yoga of Sri Patanjali Siddha is the basis of Ishta Kriya Sadhana.  

Both the autonomic nervous system and innate immune system were regarded as systems that cannot be voluntarily influenced. But science has now proven otherwise. Practicing the Kriya Siddha Method can voluntarily influence the sympathetic nervous system and immune system. The ability to voluntarily influence the body through the breath is a secret that has always been kept by the Siddhars. 

इष्ट विद्या ISHTA Vidya – Self-knowledge, called आत्मा ज्ञानम् Atma Gnanam are teachings taught in the traditional manner. By referring to a traditional text the teaching can take place over a few days or weeks.