Practical Teachings

ISHTAM इष्टम्

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When there is no longer any sense of separation between you and what is loved that is  ISHTAM इष्टम् 

A Trilogy in Yoga Sharing a Living Tradition of

Asta Yoga – The Great Yoga

ISHTA-MALA इष्ट माला  – A Practice for Life. 

ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला is suite of yoga asana designed to match individual lifestyles and abilities.
Once memorised ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला becomes a perfect practice for life.

A set sequence of HATHA Yoga that fits into any time frame ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला expands or contracts according to the time you have available and your ability.

Meeting everyone at the heart of yoga, becoming adept just takes a practice a day.

ISHTA Kriya Sadhana इष्ट क्रिय  The Breath of a Yogi – Siddha Breathing Practices.

The Siddha Kriya Breathing and Meditation is the nuclear reactor or core of ISHTAM इष्टम् 

Dynamically transforming your body’s overall performance and expanding consciousness awareness, by voluntarily influencing the sympathetic nervous system ISHTA Kriya इष्ट क्रिय boosts the body’s immune system and enhances our ability to ward of disease.

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

The ability to dynamically transform the magnetic dynamism of the body through the breath is a secret that has long been kept by the Siddhars.

Comprehensive Meditation and Pranayama as taught in the Asta Yoga Tradition of Rishi Agastya  – the living yoga lineage of Patanjali Siddha.

Private only and One on One classes currently available. 

ISHTA Vidya इष्ट विद्या Self-Knowledge – The Forgotten Teachings of Yoga. 

Self-Knowledge – 
Atma Gnanam आत्मा ज्ञानम – is the direct path to self-empowerment through realising our true unlimited nature and absolute human potential. Revived by the great Indian saint and revivalist Adi Shankara 2500 years ago, the teaching of Self-Knowledge and its methodology has been uplifting humanity for countless generations. After repeatedly getting lost in religious obscurity and orthodoxy, Atma Gnanam आत्मा ज्ञानम has been successfully translated into English by the Modern Revivalist Movement of India, to reveal for the first time, the startling power and beauty of pure potentiality lying dormant as ourselves.

Taught in the oral tradition of living teachers whose lineage stretches back beyond living memory, the jewel of Advaita Vedanta teaching typically takes place over a few days or weeks. Referring to the classical upanishadic texts (sastra) the student is led to the direct understanding of the absolute timeless nature, power and completeness that is already themselves.

As human beings, other than food, clothing, water and a place to sleep we lack nothing. Already free, whole and complete already, that society keeps trying to make whole what is already whole and free what is already free is a paradox, the nature and irony of which is never lost on the successful yogi. Living in a creation we know nothing about, we keep on ignorantly imposing limits on the limitless. Attempting to do the impossible, Self-Knowledge by challenging all our ideas points out our mistake and leads the way.

Helping us to fathom the unfathomable depths and rediscover the ever pure potentiality ever existing as ourselves, knowing that we are already free, ever whole and complete – even if only for a split second – frees us from all our pain and suffering. The only reason life gets painful is due to ignorance. Glimpsing my true nature – Self-Knowledge frees me and stops all craving.

The longer we are desperate to complete ourselves, expecting the world to give us what it cannot, that long our pain and suffering continues. After exhausting all our efforts, finally running out of options, if we are lucky we find a Self-Knowledge teacher who challenging all of our ideas revealing the Truth removes all doubt. 

That happiness and completeness, are already me, and never a destination; until it is pointed out by a teacher – cannot be known by me. Experiencing myself 24/7 my whole life 365 days a year, still the seer remains unknown. Knowing SELF completes the journey. Knowing my destination was already reached, I no longer find any problems with the world and I am free.

Thereafter through the grace of the teachings, revelling in the Truth, after spending a lifetime seeking and yearning for happiness, free to glory in the splendour, freedom and joy, the person reaching MOKSHA – Liberation is free to enjoy the rest of their lives without compromise. 

Not about being self-centred, selfish or selfless, the teachings of Yoga are all about being centred in the pureness of Self.