Practical Teachings

ISHTAM इष्टम्

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Maha Yoga – The Great Yoga

ISHTA-MALA इष्ट माला  Sequence – A Practice for Life. 

As a sequence of HATHA Yoga, ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला is designed to match individual lifestyles, abilities and time frames and to accommodate busy daily schedules.

As a business professional the last thing you want is complicated practices. ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला once memorised is yours for life. Helping maintain individual lifestyles and yoga journeys, ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला meets everyone at the heart of their yoga practice and keeps bringing you back to the heart of yoga.

To become adept takes just a practice a day.

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

The heart of
ISHTAM इष्टम्  is the Siddha Kriya Breathing and Meditation method.

Dynamically transforming our bodies the Siddha Kriya Method alters our body’s whole performance. Voluntarily influencing the sympathetic nervous system and boosting the immune system, 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 influence the body through the breath is a secret that has always been kept by the Siddhars.

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

Private only and Online One on One classes currently available. 

ISHTA Vidya इष्ट विद्या Self-Knowledge – The Teachings that Yoga Forgot. 

Self-Knowledge – 
Atma Gnanam आत्मा ज्ञानम – is the direct path to Self transformation and empowerment. Revived by India’s great revivalist and teacher Adi Shankara 2500 years ago, Self-Knowledge and its methodology has successful been uplifting humanity for countless generations. After getting lost to religious obscurity and orthodoxy, India’s Modern Revivalist Movement translating Atma Gnanam आत्मा ज्ञानम into English reveals its powerful secret to the world for the first time.

Taught in a long oral tradition of teachers whose lineage stretches back way beyond Adi Shankara, the jewel yoga teaching takes place over a few days or weeks. Referring to the classical Indian upanishadic texts (sastra) the student gets led to the direct understanding of the timeless power and completeness that is themselves.

As a human being, other than food, clothing, water and a place to sleep we lack nothing. Already free, whole and complete, that society keeps pushing trying to free itself and make whole what is already whole and complete what is already complete is a paradox, the nature and irony of which is never lost on the yogi. Living in a creation we know nothing about, we ignorantly keep imposing limits on the unlimitable. Trying to free what is free already, attempting to do the impossible, Self-Knowledge points the way.

Helping us to fathom the depths and unlimited power of our absolute potential, knowing that happiness or completeness, never a destination, was always myself, already ever reached; and that I am already the wholeness and completeness itself – even if only for a split second – frees me. Because it removes the reason for pain and suffering, getting even a glimpse of my true nature – even for a moment through Self-Knowledge stops all craving.

The longer we crave completeness and freedom seeking it in the world where it doesn’t exist, the more we suffer. After exhausting all our options, having tried wealth, religion, drugs and given our lives to spiritual endeavours, Self-Knowledge by challenging all of our ideas removes all doubt. 

That happiness and completeness, was me all along, never a destination, until it is pointed out by the teacher – is not known to me. Knowing my SELF as already whole, already the solution, my destination is already reached. No longer able to find any problems with the world, instantly free, through the grace of my teachers and the knowledge called Atma Gnanam आत्मा ज्ञानम, revelling in the Truth, I no longer yearn for freedom or happiness but am free to glory in the freedom and happiness that is myself.

Not about being self-centred, selfish or selfless, Yoga is all about being centred in Self.