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’ to free us of limitation we realise there was never any limitation
Success in yoga comes simply in finding out that you already are the destination and outcome that Yoga, completeness has always been our true nature.
Seeking our limit we discover the limitless.
Holding onto a form, through yoga, we discover the formless.
ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला | A Practice for Life
I S H T A Mala इष्ट माला simplifies what is seen as a very complex process.
All a sequence of yoga needs to do is expand or contract according to our individual abilities and adjust according to our specific time frames. I S H T A Mala इष्ट माला does the job. Keeping the body in its natural state, that our presence is effortless, how to keep present and not get distracted, especially by a practice is one of the goals and purposes of yogabhyasa.
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 removes the toxins that make the body sluggish, making the body 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 – open and keeps purifying them opening up the energy of life.
By eliminating ama आम, toxicity, ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला keeps managing and maintaining Ojas, the power or juice or sap the body needs for the immune system to function properly.
Once the ojas starts flowing through all the 72,000 nadhis, the body reboots and pranashakti replenishes filling the whole nervous system.
Filled with pure dynamic life force, practicing ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला daily keeps the nadhis open.
This in yoga 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). Being able to sit comfortably for as long as possible in Siddhasana sets the stage for the Kriya Siddha Method of breathing and pranayama to take place.
SIDDHASANA is not called the last asana in Hatha Yoga Pradipikafor nothing. When it is successful, it affords the practitioner the leverage they need be able to milk the body and master swara स्वर, the energetic flow of sun and moon already governing our whole system.
Nowadays keeping a daily yoga routine with limited time can be difficult.
Because I S H T A Mala इष्ट माला adjusts to suit 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 clean, fully opened and awake.
Then Siddhanta the end of yoga possible.
Harnessing the body’s pure subtle energy and life flow, mastering swara स्वर, the magnetic flow of Sun and Moon energy allows the pure magnetic dynamism or flow of nectar amrit, that is secreted to flow effortlessly and synchronistically. Mastering swara स्वर harmonises the world and we become our own ‘wish fulfilling tree’ able to achieve all our desired goals and achieve any relative success in the world.
How to live synchronistically 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 been timelessly used to weave 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 body frees itself of limitation. Learning from the body by example, through asana, yoga uses the body, through which we as conscious individuals ‘appear to fall’, to pull ourselves back up. Once back in its 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 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) body is able to break free of all its physical limitations.
In its pure natural state, slowing down the heart rate and freeing the metabolism, body can go on for long periods of time without breathing.
Eventually combining the practices with knowledge, using the minds ability to identify to free it of the need to identify, the mind and thoughts are used to break free of our final limitation – ignorance. (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 existing, as eternal and ever free, through knowing our outcome, we overcome the fear of death. All our 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 of truth knowing themselves as Truth Itself is absolutely free.
इष्टम् ISHTAM is the complete resting in Yoga of Oneness or completeness of ones own Self.
Revelling in the joy of pure auspiciousness, SATCHITANANDA, the fully liberated person called Jivanmuktah – can be 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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