ISHTA MALA इष्ट माला
A P r a c t i c e f o r L i f e
I S H T A Mala इष्ट माला is a daily practice or abhyasa of hatha yoga. Once memorised it becomes a practice for life.
To reach the level of an adept just takes a practice a day.
Heart of Tantra: Using the limitation to free you of limitation.
Observing the human body shows how the body uses whatever it falls on to lift itself up. Falling on the earth the body uses the earth it falls on as leverage to lift itself back up. This simple example showed yogis how the limitation of the body can be used as the means of liberation.
Starting with asana, the body is used as leverage to lift ourselves back up. Once our body is prepared and ready, the Kriya Siddha Method of breathing can be used as leverage to milk the body and free prana shakti – life force.
Under correct guidance, once the person is adhikari, ready, the mind and the thoughts are used as leverage to free the mind. Free of avidya: ignorance the person is jvamuktah free.
Like the sun destroys the darkness, knowledge vidya destroys avidya. Finally free the person is jivanmuktah, free while living in the body.
Moksha, liberation is the goal of all yoga.
This principle of using the limitation is the thread that has woven the timeless tapestry of Tantra (तन्त्र), Siddha Medicine, Alchemy and Ayurveda.
For thousands of years, this principle has been the key to liberation – moksha.
Because the journey to freedom is the most powerful and meaningful journey you can take in this lifetime, finding the right teacher who knows and can guide you, is advised.
ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला a Meditation in Practice
ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला is Retro style yoga without frills and spills. Vintage yoga taught in the oral tradition, Mala माला is a suite of asana designed to suit individual lifestyles and abilities and fits any time frame.
As a teacher and business professional, finding a practice that is not limited to a time frame is difficult.
ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला solves the problem. Once you commit ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला to memory it becomes the perfect practice to carry the rest of your life. A vinyasa krama Mala becomes pure meditation in action. By harnessing the breath, body and mind the sequence becomes pure pranayama.
ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला abhhyasa keeps the body in it’s natural state. Maintaining a natural state is not that simple. Based on the timeless principals of the Tamil siddhas called Kaya Kalpam, once the nadhis are opened and pure, after eliminating ama आम, toxicity from the body, Ojas, the raw natural juice or sap of the immune system can reboot and flush the system.
S I D D H A N T A The End of Yoga
Sthira Sukham Asanam (Seated posture should be steady and comfortable.).
What is implied in this verse by Patanjali (Yoga Sutras) is that yoga is not that simple in practice.
Once the body is made pliable by abhyasa and seat comfortable and firm, expansion, AYAMA – of energy – the next stage of yoga is possible.
Siddhasana (accomplished pose) is the launch pad for the more formal, powerful practices of yoga. ISHTA-Mala इष्ट माला helps to establish siddhasana. Called the last asana of yogabhyasa (Hatha YogaPradipika),
getting the leverage you need from siddhasana, swara स्वर, the body’s life force comes fully under your control.
Your body is your book
Once seated comfortably in siddhasana, the Kriya Siddha Method (see ISHTA Kriya Yoga इष्ट क्रिय) unlocks the raw potential of unlimited power and dynamism lying dormant in the nadhis.
To become siddha, accomplished, nadhis need to be fully awake and the body pure and established in its natural state. Living a moderate lifestyle – mithahari – sticking to a moderate diet success in yoga is possible. Then siddhanta the end of yoga is reached.
Called Rasa Vidyam – looking for the limit to ones existence, a successful abhyasi (yoga practitioner) becoming adhikari (a ready and prepared mind) discovers the limitless.
As a conscious human being, you already are the raw naked power of sun and moon (Yin and Yang) appearing as the primal force of human dynamism. Through misidentification the primal force or shakti becomes diverted. Harnessing the subtle flow called Swara स्वर – everything becomes beautifully synchronistic and you enjoy the pure nectar amrit of harmonious living .
The secret to how to keep life synchronistic and powerful, full of magnetic dynamism and harmony has always been kept by the Siddhas.
Thousand year old Siddha Palm leaf manuscripts describing the 4448 diseases of man and their 4448 cures
Freed of limitation the person with a pure mind – mumukshutwam – flowers in the knowledge and truth of Self ATMA.
इष्टम् ISHTAM is knowing Yoga as none other than the nature of ones own Self. Glorying in the Truth, fully liberated you are free while living.
* 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-establish 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).
Doing माला Mala daily as an offering of Tapas at the feet of Isha the Divine one reaches the goal.
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