ISHTA KRIYA इष्ट क्रिय
A Siddhar is an alchemist, scientist, poet, wizard, engineer, mathematician, physicist, logician.
Adept in all 64 talents, searching for the limit of human existence the Siddhas discovered the limitless.
What is Siddha today?
A sādhaka is one who wants to accomplish something; he is a seeker. Sādhana is the means of accomplishment. What is to be accomplished is sādhya. What is to be accomplished gives meaning and determines the means or sadhana. When the sādhaka has accomplished the sādhya, employing the sādhana, he is called a siddha.
Sadhana can be as simple as getting a newspaper at the corner store.
For us all today, work is our sadhana. In short, staying on top of our game, putting food on the table, paying the rent or mortgage, maintaining a lifestyle and keeping our relationships together.
If we can accomplish these we are siddha today.
Absolute Power Arises in Absolute Stillness
The ability to voluntarily influence the body through the breath is a secret that has long been kept by the Siddhars.
Our body is the field or counter of enjoyment.
Before we go milking the body, we have to have the milk available. The milk of the body is called Ojas.
Milking the body the Siddha Kriya Method makes ones complete enjoyment of the world through the field of enjoyment (the body) possible.
The Siddha Kriya Method leverages the Swara, the flow of sun and moon – vitality and magnetism – causing the juice or milk of the body ojas, to flow through the body’s nadhis (energy flows) and keeps the body at full of power and vitality. Called qi or chi revitalising the system on a daily basis, the Siddha Kriya Method maintains the body’s juice (ojas) and restores its natural state of balance and resilience.
Together with a daily regime of ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला (suite of asana), ISHTA Kriya इष्ट क्रिय keeps the body energised and subtle and at full power. Putting the body in siddhasana the Siddha Kriya Method of breathing leverages the body’s energy giving dimension to prana, shakti, the dynamic life-force making it what is called a ‘diamond body’.
The more vitality flourishes, the more power we have at our disposal and more we increase our immunity to disease.
Filled with full vigour of magnetic life force, accomplishing all our desires and goals in life is possible.
Reversing the ageing process, Kriya re-boots the body’s immune system bringing Swara the flow of life force under control. Siva and Vasi (consciousness and energy; Sun and Moon), the two dynamic principles governing the body and universe, no longer in a state of slumber, makes achieving anything possible.
Mastering the swara, whatever the desire and karma (action) we take – with the total power of Sun and Moon at our disposal, the world of accomplishment (siddha) opens to the yogi. The more accomplished the more we accomplish in the world.
Kriya – Path to Pathless.
Ultimately a clear prepared mind (adhikari – mumukshutwam) means moksha, freedom and liberation from all struggle and suffering in this lifetime is possible.
As we age our body becomes sluggish and our mind lazy. An unresponsive sluggish mind makes any accomplishment difficult. Yet the body mind is the only vehicle and tool we have to accomplish anything.
Merging the pure power of prana and shakti – consciousness and energy results in pure magnetic life force.
Once Sushumna nadhi is fully alive and awake, having returned to its natural state of effervescence, as our own ‘wish fulfilling tree’, using the full power of magnetic dynamism, all our actions harmonise and relationships with the world and the whole universe become synchronous.
Succeeding in all our actions our life becomes a rich and beautiful tapestry.