ISHTA Kriya इष्ट क्रिय

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 ISHTA KRIYA इष्ट क्रिय

Breath of Life
Asta Yoga of Siddha Rishi Agustya

A Siddhar is an alchemist, scientist, poet, engineer, mathematician, physicist, logician etc. 
Adept in all 64 talents, searching for the limit of being human the Siddhas discovered 
the limitless.

What does being Siddha mean today?
A sādhaka 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.

A sadhana can be as simple as getting the newspaper at the corner store. Working today is our sadhana. In short staying on top of your game, putting food on the table, paying rent, maintaining lifestyle and keeping our relationships together; If you can do all that you are a siddha today. Not that easy. 


Visiting the Sage Aghustya’s cave with Sri Lasri Sivananda Pulupani Swamigal and Siddha Vaidyas.

Absolute Power Arises in Absolute Stillness

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

The body as the counter for enjoyment.

Before you can go milking the body, it has to be milkable and have juice, ojas. Milking the body through the Siddha Kriya Method makes all our enjoyment possible.

The Siddha Kriya Method leverages Swara the flow of sun and moon – vitality and magnetism flowing through the body’s nadhis (energy flows). By keeping the whole system energised and revitalised on a daily basis, maintains its resilience

A daily practice of ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला (the asana sequence) makes the body pliable and its energy subtle. Bringing it under our control in siddhasana the Siddha Kriya Method of breathing combusts our energy expanding our vitality. Giving dimension to pranashakti the body’s life-force, the body becomes resilient and powerful. As the vitality flourishes and increases so our immune system is able to ward off disease. Becoming filled with magnetic dynamism, accomplishment all our goals in life is possible. 

Doing ISHTA-Mala daily इष्ट माला (asana) combined with the ISHTA Kriya इष्ट क्रिय method reverses the ageing process of the body and re-boots its immune system. With swara (the flow of life energy) awake and in full force, Siva and Sakti (consciousness and energy; Sun and Moon), the two dynamic principles powering the body, no longer dormant, ignite under our control. Once we master the flow of swara, becoming fully magnetised and dynamic, life becomes synchronistic and accomplishing anything is possible.

Depending on the desire, karma (action) and conscious behaviour – dharma-  drawing on the vital power of Sun and Moon at your disposal, the more accomplished (siddha) you are as a yogi the more you accomplish and more you succeed in your daily actions.

At Patanjali Samadhi with Sri Lasri Sivananda Pulipani Pathira Swamigal dynastic head of the Boghanathar Siddha Parampei which spawned the Patanjali sutras.
Visiting Rameshwram the Siddha Patanjali’s Samadhi. Known by his Northern name Vyagrapadar, Sage Patanjali was a disciple of Sri Pulipanni Siddha the ancestor of Srilasri Sivananda Pulipani (pictured here with John and an astrologer Krishna Ayer). Patanjali did Sadhana at Shiva Giri Mountain Palani and in Pulipani Siddha Ashramam. 

Kriya – Path to Pathless. 

A clear prepared mind (adhikari) and body makes the goal of moksha, freedom and liberation from all pain and suffering in this very lifetime possible. 

As we age our body becomes sluggish and mind restless and lazy. Being unresponsive makes accomplishing anything difficult. Yet the body is our only vehicle and only tool we have to get anywhere. 

Merging the pure power of prana and shakti – energy and magnetism – opens the door. Once Sushumna nadhi becomes fully active and awake, the power and dynamism brings synchronicity. Succeeding in our actions makes our life a success.