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, 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 important relationships together.
If we can accomplish these we are siddha today. 

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

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 as the field or counter of enjoyment.

Before you go milking the body, it has to be made milkeable. It has to have the juice, called Ojas available.
Milking the body with the Siddha Kriya Method ones complete enjoyment in and of the world is possible.

The Siddha Kriya Method leverages the Swara, the flow of sun and moon – vitality and magnetism – flowing through the body’s nadhis (energy flows) and keeps the body full of power and vitality. Called qi or chi with the whole system revitalised on a daily basis by Siddha Kriya Method, the body’s juice and its natural state of balance and resilience is restored and maintained

Together with a daily regime of ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला (asana sequence) ISHTA Kriya इष्ट क्रिय keeps the body energy subtle and under full control. Once the body is able to sit in siddhasana we can use the Siddha Kriya Method of breathing to leverage its combustable and expandable energy and enhance our vitality. Giving dimension to prana, shakti, the body’s dynamic life-force, awakens the body’s resilience, forging what is called a ‘diamond body’.
As the power of vitality flourishes it automatically increases our immunity to disease. Becoming filled with magnetic dynamism, accomplishing all our relative goals in life are possible. 

Reversing the ageing process, Kriya re-boots the body’s immune system bringing the Swara (the flow of life force energy) under full control.  Awakening the full force of power and vitality, Siva and Sakti (consciousness and energy; Sun and Moon), the two dynamic principles governing the body and universe, no longer lying dormant, makes achieving anything possible.

Mastering the swara, dynamic life flow, depending on what desire and karma (action) we take –  drawing on the vital power of Sun and Moon at our disposal, the more accomplished (siddha) we become as a yogi, the more we accomplished we become in the world.

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

Kriya – Path to Pathless. 

Ultimately a clear prepared mind (adhikari) and makes moksha, freedom and liberation from all pain and suffering in this lifetime possible. 

As we age and our body becomes sluggish the mind becomes lazy. An unresponsive sluggish mind makes the accomplishment of yoga difficult. Yet the body mind is the only vehicle and only tool we have to get where we want to go. 

Merging the pure power of prana and shakti – energy and magnetism – is the key. Once Sushumna nadhi is fully alive and active, we become our own wish fulfilling tree. The full power of magnetic dynamism and synchronicity then immediately harmonises all our relationships with the world and the whole universe.

Succeeding, our actions in life become a rich and beautiful tapestry.