I S H T A MALA इष्ट माला
A P r a c t i c e f o r L i f e
Tantra: Using the apparent ‘limitation’ frees us of limitation and we realise there never was any limitation to begin with.
Success in yoga comes simply in finding out that you already are the destination and outcome and that Yoga, completeness, has always been your true nature.
Seeking your limit, discover the limitless.
Holding onto the limited form of the body, through yoga, we discover the limitless formless nature of Self.
ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला | A Practice for Life
I S H T A Mala इष्ट माला simplifies what can become a complex business.
All yoga intends to do is to expand our limited view and idea of ourselves. Contracting or expanding according to the individual ability, I S H T A Mala इष्ट माला adjusts to your specific needs and time frame.
Keeping the body in its natural state, reminds us that our presence is effortless. How to keep present and not get distracted, especially by practices is one of the goals and purposes of I S H T A Mala इष्ट माला.
The ritual of living is enough. Because Yoga is not a ritual but our natural state, all it takes to become adept is a simple practice a day.
Guided by years of experience in classical yoga I S H T A Mala इष्ट माला done daily helps remove the toxins that make the body mind sluggish and unresponsive, making you what yoga calls tridoshic.
Adhering to ageless principles of yogabhyasa of the Tamil siddhas, ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला keeps the flows of energy – the nadhis – wide open and keeps purifying them opening them for vital life energy – shakti.
By eliminating ama आम, toxicity, ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला manages and maintains Ojas, the power, juice or sap the body that it needs for its immune system to function properly.
Once ojas starts flowing properly again through all the 72,000 nadhis, the body reboots and pranashakti replenishes and fills the whole nervous system.
Filled with pure dynamic life force, practicing ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला daily keeps the nadhis pure and wide open.
In yoga this practice is called nadhi sodhana.
S I D D H A N T A – The End of Yoga
Sthira Sukham Asanam (Patanjali Yoga Sutras)
What Patanjali means in this sutra – seated posture should be steady and comfortable – turns out to be easier said than done.
Once the nadhis are purified the next milestone in yoga is to train the body to be able to sit comfortably in siddhasana (accomplished pose). By being able to sit comfortably for as long as possible in Siddhasana the yogi sets the stage for the Kriya Siddha Method of breathing and pranayama practice to take place.
SIDDHASANA is not called the last asana in Hatha Yoga Pradipika for nothing. When the sadhaka is successful at siddhasana, it affords them the leverage they need be able to milk the body and master swara स्वर, the energetic flow of sun and moon energy already flowing and governing the whole system.
Nowadays keeping a daily yoga routine with limited time can be difficult.
Because I S H T A Mala इष्ट माला adjusts and fits any time frame it leaves no room for excuses.
Not ‘play play’ or ‘Studio yoga’, I S H T A Mala इष्ट माला is pure vintage yoga.
Your body is your Yoga Book
If siddhasana is successful, the Kriya Siddha Method of breathing can help match our accomplishment by unlocking the expansion of pure naked energy and unlimited raw vitality that is dormant in every human being. (see ISHTA Kriya Yoga इष्ट क्रिय)
Before the nadhis are awake, the expansion of prana isn’t possible and yoga doesn’t work
Like trying to ignite a fire with damp logs and wet matches nothing combusts.
Becoming siddha, accomplished in yoga, also means you have to live moderately. Called mithahari – sticking to a moderate diet and lifestyle is essential and helps to keep the nadhis clear, fully opened and awake.
Then for the sadhaka – Siddhanta reaching the end of yoga is possible.
Harnessing the body’s pure vital energy and life flow by mastering swara स्वर, the magnetic flow of Sun and Moon energy, allows the pure magnetic dynamism or flow of nectar amrit, that is secreted effortlessly to flow synchronistically. Mastering swara स्वर harmonises the yogi with the world and you become your own ‘wish fulfilling tree’. Able to achieve all desired goals and achieve any relative end in the world success in the world is achievable.
How to live synchronistically and in the full power of pure magnetic dynamism is a secret that has long been kept by the Siddhas.
Thousand year old Siddha Palm leaf manuscripts left by the Siddhas describing the 4448 diseases of man and their 4448 cures
The principle of using the apparent limitation to free ourselves of all limitation is the secret thread that has timelessly woven the tapestry of Yoga, Tantra (तन्त्र), Siddha Medicine, Alchemy and Ayurveda.
Observing the body’s behaviour, ancient yogis noticed that the body uses whatever it falls on to lift itself. Falling on a log of wood or the earth for instance, the body uses the earth it falls on to lift itself back up. Thus using the limitation the body frees itself of limitation. Learning from the body by example, through asana, yogis use the body, through which we as conscious individuals ‘appear to fall’, to pull themselves back up again. Once back in our natural state, no longer limited, able to sit in the body comfortably, through pranayama, breathing exercises, yoga changes gears, and we can use the next limitation, the breath, to lift and expand and free our vital energy.
Through milking the body but not drinking its juice – the natural expansion of prana shakti takes place.
Filling the body with Ojas, (the vital life force) we are able to break free of our physical limitations.
In this pure natural state, by slowing down the heart rate and freeing the metabolism, the body of a yogi can go on for long periods of time without breathing.
Eventually combining the practices of yoga with knowledge, jnanam, using the minds ability to identify, the jnani frees himself of the mind. Using the mind and thoughts to break free, the final limitation which is ignorance is let go – and the jnani is free. (see Self-knowledge).
Throughout the ages, the goal of yoga has always been one: absolute freedom and liberation – Moksha – of the individual jeeva. Knowing your true nature as having always been free and ever existing, through knowing our outcome, we overcome the fear of death. All pain and suffering is due to ignorance. Once knowledge takes the place of ignorance, knowing our true outcome, the pain of suffering disappears and seeing death as a joke, liberation, yoga is successful.
The person with a freed mind – flowering in the absolute knowledge and truth of themselves is free.
इष्टम् ISHTAM is the complete resting in Yoga of Oneness or completeness that is ones own Self.
Revelling in the joy of auspiciousness, SATCHITANANDA, the fully liberated person called Jivanmuktah – is liberated while living. (see ISHTA Vidya इष्ट विद्या ).
Om Namaha Shivaya – Shivoham Shivoham
Because the journey to freedom is the most powerful and meaningful journey anyone can make in this lifetime, finding the right guidance is advisable.
* The term इष्ट माला ISHTA-MALA derives from Ishvarapranidana the heart of the Patanjali Yoga Sutras. इष्ट माला ISHTA-MALA is a garland of practices used to balance the doshas and re-establishes ojas in the system. A healthy body paves the way to establishing a personal relationship with our Ishtadev – our personal deity. The job of the Ishtadev is to bring you to the Truth. With a prepared and clear mind, called adhikari, you are ready to glimpse the Truth (darshan) that is ever gained and ever existing. Doing माला Mala daily is an offering of Tapas at the feet of Isha the Divine.
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