Yoga literally means Union.
It shows you that you are Not your Body and Not even you Mind. Your Body is just an accumulation of food and Your Mind is just an accumulation of Impressions. You are Not all that you have gathered Physically and Menatlly. Your Body and Mind belong to You but can never ever be You. Yoga allows you distance Yourself from your Body and Mind. When you experience that Space in- between you experience the Source of Creation itself. That is called Union. When you are the Source of creation you become Free of Suffering. Suffering can only happen Physically and Mentally however if you no longer falsely identify with your Body and Mind then you don’t identify with their Suffering.
When you do Yoga your Body and Mind take instruction from you not the other way round. When your Energies are Aligned with daily practice of Yoga your Intelligence works fully for You rather than against you. You can Engineer you own Bliss and Joy to live life to the fullest.
Nothing becomes an obstacle in Life because Yoga enhances your Responsibility to Life. Responsibility literally means your Ability to Respond. You become Response-Able for Everything. You cannot always control what goes on Outside but you can Always control what goes on Inside. If something difficult or challenging happens on the Outside, by being Responsible for it it gives you choices in how to Respond. You have a choice of Responding appropriately rather than reacting compulsively.
‘Who you are is your making. Once you understand this , you must at least make yourself to your own liking’ Sadhguru
If done with full commitment and discipline Yoga can have the potential to completely transform your life.
Isha Kriya is a simple yet potent process rooted in the timeless wisdom of the yogic sciences. Offered by Sadhguru, it has the potential to transform the life of anyone willing to invest just 12 minutes a day.
Isha Kriya is a simple yet powerful tool to move from untruth to Truth. – Sadhguru
The purpose of Isha Kriya is to help an individual get in touch with the source of their existence, to create life according to their own wish and vision. Daily practice of Isha Kriya helps brings Health, Dynamism, Peace and Wellbeing. It is a powerful Tool to cope with the hectic pace of modern life.
Today, for most people, the word “Yoga” usually conjures up images of twisting the body into impossible postures. The physical aspect of Yoga is only one facet of this Multi-Dimensional Science. Yoga is a Technology to bring the Body and Mind to the Peak of their Capabilities – allowing one to live Life to the Fullest.
It is Sadhguru’s vision to offer “one drop of spirituality” to every individual. Through the Isha Kriya guided meditation, the possibilities of a spiritual process can now be offered to every human being in the comfort of their own home.(Source:isha,sadhguru.org)
Please see the video instructions Isha Kriya below
Scroll down to learn about Upa Yoga and other Hatha Yoga Practices.
Learn Isha Kriya Meditation - 20mins
What is Yoga Part 1- 8mins
What is Yoga Part 2 - 10mins
What is Yoga Part 3 -6 mins
Please Note: If one is to practice Physical Yoga (Upa Yoga) in combination with Meditation (Isha Kriya) its best to do both practices first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. It is recommended to take a lukewarm/cold shower before as it wakes you up and makes you more receptive. After your shower begin with Upa Yoga (see below) then finish with Isha Kriya Meditation.
Do this for 48 days as this is considered a Full Mandala. The practices become fully integrated into your system after this short period of commitment. It is necessary to do Isha Kriya twice a day for the 48 days. After completing the 48 days once daily is sufficient to receive its full benefits. If one wants to take their practices further and go deeper into Yoga they should do the ‘Inner Engineering’ course online offered by Sadhguru. Please see below for more information.
More advanced Classical Hatha Yoga Practices can be learnt such as
A summary of what theses practices are and what they can do can be viewed below in the Hatha Yoga section. These practices must be taught in Person by a Trained Hatha Yoga Teacher. I learnt all of these Hatha Yoga practices at the Isha Yoga Centre in London. Hatha Yoga can take your Yoga to the next level and dimension.
If you want to begin with Classical Hatha Yoga, Upa Yoga is the best way to start. Upa Yoga can be seen as a fundamental pre-yoga Yoga.
Upa-Yoga is a simple yet powerful set of ten practices that activate the joints, muscles and energy system, bringing ease to the whole system. It is a good starting point for those who are new to yoga, and can be used as a preparation for other yoga practices. Based on a sophisticated understanding of the body’s mechanics.
‘Upa-Yoga lubricates the joints, exercises the muscles, and activates your energy nodules. You will feel a higher level of alertness. - Sadhguru’
The set of 10 Yogic Practices can take anywhere between 5-20 mins depending on how many practices you want to do or have time for.
Isha Foundation and its creator Sadhguru have offered Upa Yoga for free on YouTube. Please give 1h26min of your undivided attention to learn these powerful and life changing practices. Do it daily in the morning to experience its full benefit to your life.
After learning Upa Yoga you may want to take your Hatha Yoga further and deeper by learning the other incredibly powerful Practices listed below. The other practices can only be taught in Person by a trained Hatha Yoga Instructor.
Isha Hatha Yoga encompasses Five ancient and powerful practices that transform the body and mind into great possibilities.
Upa-yoga is a set of 10 powerful practices that activate the joints, muscles and energy system, rejuvenating the entire system.
Angamardana is a series of 30 processes to invigorate the body and reach peak physical fitness and mental health.
Surya Kriya is a potent 21-step yogic practice of tremendous antiquity, designed as a holistic process for health, wellness, and complete wellbeing.
Yogasanas are a set of powerful postures to elevate one’s consciousness, stabilize one’s mind, emotions and energy system, and decelerate the aging process.
Bhuta Shuddhi is a process of purifying the five elements within the human system leading to harmony and balance.
“As there is a science and technology to create external well-being, there is a whole dimension of science and technology for inner well-being.”
Inner Engineering is a technology for well-being derived from the science of Yoga. It is offered as a comprehensive course for personal growth that brings about a shift in the way you perceive and experience your life, your work, and the world that you live in.
The objective of the program is to render you to explore your highest potential through powerful processes of self transformation, distilled essence of classical yoga, meditations to address key aspects of life and access to secrets of ancient wisdom.
Inner Engineering offers a unique opportunity for self-exploration and transformation, leading to a life of fulfillment and joy.