I S H T A MALA इष्ट माला
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Tantra: Using the apparent ‘limitation’ to free us of limitation we realise there is never any limitation
Success in yoga comes simply by finding out that you already are the destination and that Yoga, completeness is always your true nature.
ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला | A Practice for Life
I S H T A Mala इष्ट माला simplifies what can end up seeming a complex process. A sequence of yoga that expands or contracts according to individual abilities and time frames, I S H T A Mala इष्ट माला helps keep the body in its natural state.
Your presence is effortless. How to remain present without getting distracted especially by practices and rituals, is the purpose of yoga. The ritual of living is enough of a ritual.
Because Yoga is the natural state of the human being, all it takes to become adept is a practice a day.
Guided by years of experience in classical yoga, by balancing and eliminating the wastes in the body I S H T A Mala इष्ट माला removes the toxins making the body tridoshic.
Adhering to the principles of yogabhyasa of the Tamil siddhas, ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला opens the flows – the nadhis, – of energy and keeps purifying the nadhis opening them up wide. By eliminating ama आम, toxicity, ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला helps the yogi manage and maintain Ojas, the natural juice or sap of the body responsible for our immune system. Once the ojas starts to flow properly through all the 72,000 nadhis, feeling reborn, Ojas reboots and pranashakti replenishes the whole body filling it with pure dynamic life force.
Practicing daily ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला keeps the nadhis open. This is why hatha yoga is called nadhi sodhana.
S I D D H A N T A The End of Yoga
Sthira Sukham Asanam (Seated posture should be steady and comfortable.)
What Patanjali means in this sutra sounds simple but is not so easy in practice.
The next milestone in yoga is to sit comfortably. I S H T A Mala इष्ट माला helps train the body until you can sit comfortably in siddhasana (accomplished pose). By being able to sit for as long as possible in siddhasana means the Kriya Siddha Method of breathing and pranayama can then commence.
SIDDHASANA is called the last asana in Hatha Yoga Pradipika. When successful, it affords the practitioner the leverage they need to milk the body and bring swara स्वर the energetic flow of sun and moon under their full control.
No frills or spills, I S H T A Mala इष्ट माला is pure vintage yoga.
Nowadays keeping up 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 you no excuse.
Your body is your Book
Once siddhasana is successful, the Kriya Siddha Method of breathing helps expand and unlock the raw naked power of pure unlimited vitality and pure magnetic dynamism dormant in the human body. (see ISHTA Kriya Yoga इष्ट क्रिय)
Before the the nadhis are awake, trying to expand prana doesn’t work. Like trying to ignite a fire with damp logs and we matches nothing combusts.
Becoming a siddha, accomplished through yoga, means living moderately – called mithahari – and sticking to a moderate diet and lifestyle. This keeps the nadhis pure, fully open and awake. Then Siddhanta the end of yoga possible.
Harnessing the body’s subtle energy and life flow, Swara स्वर, the magnetic flow of Sun and Moon energy allows the pure flow of nectar amrit, to flow effortlessly and synchronistically, harmonising with the world we become our own ‘wish fulfilling tree’ able to achieve all our desired goals and achieve success in the world.
How to live synchronistically using the full power of magnetic dynamism at your disposal 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
Observing the body’s behaviour is the basis of Tantra.
Observing the human 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, they noticed it uses the earth it falls on to lift itself back up. Learning through the body’s example, through asana, the body through which we as conscious individuals ‘appear to fall’ is used to pull ourselves back up again. Then once the body is back in its pure natural state, through pranayama, breathing exercises, yoga changes gears and uses the limitation of breathing to lift the next limitation – the limitation of breath. Through milking the body, the natural expansion of prana shakti takes place – and filling the body with Ojas, (the vital life force) the b body is able to let go its limitations. In its pure natural state, slowing down the heart rate and metabolism, the body can go on for long periods without needing to breathe.
Eventually using the limitation of the mind made up of all our thoughts and identifications, the mind and thoughts are used to break free of our final limitation. (see Self-knowledge).
The principle of using the apparent limitations to free ourselves of all limitation is the secret thread that has woven the timeless tapestry of Yoga, Tantra (तन्त्र), Siddha Medicine, Alchemy and Ayurveda.
Throughout the ages, the goal of yoga has always been one: absolute freedom and liberation – Moksha – of the individual the jeeva. Knowing our true nature as having always been eternal, we overcome our fear of death. All pain and suffering is due to ignorance. Once knowledge takes place, knowing our eventual outcome, the pain and suffering disappears and seeing death as a joke, liberation or yoga is successful.
The person who has a freed mind – mumukshutwam, flowering in the absolute knowledge and truth of themselves is absolutely free.
इष्टम् ISHTAM is the complete resting in Yoga or Oneness of ones own Self. Revelling in the joy of pure auspiciousness, SATCHITANANDA, the fully liberated person called Jivanmuktah – is one living liberated. (see ISHTA Vidya इष्ट विद्या ).
Because the journey to freedom is the most powerful and meaningful journey anyone can make in a lifetime, finding the right guidance is advised.
* 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 your Ishtadev – your 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 (mumukshutwam) 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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