Showing posts with label Yogic Awareness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yogic Awareness. Show all posts

Yoga And Yoga Asanas - What Is Yogic Awareness?

For the purpose of furthering spiritual development, this four fold yogic awareness must be cultivated. Even though the senses are limited, they may be used to aid in the unfolding of reality. 

Many people come to me wanting to learn "Yoga Awareness," but they are filthy, have blazoned egos, and have no manners, insulting and demanding, and even robbing me of my time, without considering that there are ways to earn valid teachings, or even make appointments, or take classes for this purpose. 

We live in an age of obnoxious manners and the "grab what you can while you can" mentality. To have his wants and wants met, the seeker seems to use contemporary "situational ethics" at best. 

Yoga students must acquire patience, openness of mind, and willingness to be taught, otherwise they will be disappointed due to inefficient use of energy, time, and effort.

If Yoga is "skill in action," then awareness is the condition that causes the talent to emerge. 

  • A talent may be acquired by continuous practice, but only awareness can really provide the skilled life that comes from genuine Yoga practice.
  • Four-Fold Awareness is not to be regarded as just a sensory instrument. 
  • It is also not limited to individuals who are pursuing the Sarnyama, or higher levels of mental practice such as Dhyana, or meditation. 
  • Please don't believe that meditation and the next level of Samadhi, smic Consciousness, are exclusively for the privileged few. 
  • Many women have been taught to think that the more advanced stages of Yoga are not for them. This isn't correct. A woman may strive to and achieve the highest spiritual position if she has an inquisitive or enquiring mind, which is strengthened by patience and frequent Yoga practice. 
  • The Yoga idea of meditation is not one of mysticism, but rather an open approach to higher realms of awareness via the human mind. 
  • Its by-products include satisfaction and happiness, as well as peace of mind and a better understanding of oneself, which leads to increased wisdom and knowledge of Life. 
  • Each of us seeks, sometimes without understanding what we're looking for. Confusion is supreme. The real practice of mindfulness starts at this moment, when we realize that we are seeking yet are perplexed. 

If you can't spare a few days or hours away from your normal family and work obligations, attempt this method in the time you have available

  • In the Vajra Asana, sit comfortably. 
  • Allow all tensions in your body to go. Say "relax!" out loud to yourself. 
  • Begin with deep inhalations and exhalations. 
  • Keep an eye on your breathing. 
  • Look at how it enters via the nose, travels down the nasal vestibule, down the throat, and into the lung lobes. 
  • Keep an eye on the breath as it passes down the throat, nasal passages, and out the nose from three separate parts of the lungs. 
  • Keep your thoughts focused. Allowing your mind to stray or roam is not a good idea. 
  • When you take a breath in, be aware that you are doing so. When you exhale, be aware that you are exhaling. 
  • Be mindful of your body and any discomfort or numbness you may experience. 
  • Examine the pain, numbness, and other feelings to determine if they are detrimental or beneficial. If they're just temporary, think "Relax!" to calm them down. 
  • If you need to cope with the sensations or emotions in a different manner, do so. Release the tension in the posture and follow your body's instructions. Stretch, twist, thump the legs, rub or massage the legs, and, if required, respond to the calls of Nature. 
  • Then retake the test. As each idea or feeling emerges, be aware of it. 
  • The more you practice, the better you will be at recognizing the emergence of a sensation or emotion. You must be constantly conscious of how you feel, as well as what your emotions and lower mind are doing. 
  • Keep your attention focused on one idea or object to keep distracting ideas or emotions at bay.
  •  Concentrate on the word "Shanti," which means "Peace" in Sanskrit. In your mind's eye, repeat "Shawl" as a Japa, or repetition. 
  • You will quickly become aware of spiritual perceptions or in. sights that emerge during your quiet periods, concentration, and meditation if you do it this manner. 
  • Incorporate this state of passive awareness into various aspects of your life. 
  • Be attentive when doing Pranayama and Hatha Yoga—when you breathe, feel your chest expand and say to yourself "chest expanding"; as you exhale, feel your chest compress and say to yourself "chest collapsing." 
  • Direct every action you make deliberately, and make sure your body follows your mind's lead. Say "I sec" when you notice anything. 
  • Say "I hear" when you hear something. Say "I..." when you sit, stand, walk, speak, or otherwise move or express. 
  • Begin with motions that are more passive and sluggish. To be able to track the movement of every part of the body and its organs to the smallest detail, do all bodily movements as slowly and carefully as possible. 
  • As a result, your awareness will focus and you will become more conscious of the Yama and Niyama (Moral Restraints and Ethical Observances). 
  • Only when the emotions are under control and the mind is quiet and undisturbed can spiritual discoveries and insights be discovered. 
  • Prepare yourself for a fight. You must master your body's, emotions', and lower mind's negative energies. Concentration is difficult for the untrained mind, and it will be a battle. 
  • The senses are adamant about not being tethered to a "uninteresting, passive circumstance," such as that which occurs in Yoga focus. 
  • The mind will continue to jump from place to place—everywhere. It will seem difficult to focus for five minutes, but you must persevere. 
  • Don't become irritated by your lack of expertise. Make a firm decision to "fight" the struggle for focus. The unrelated, uninteresting, and irrelevant ideas will eventually go away. 
  • Then you'll have to face your second battle: sleep deprivation. Keep an eye out for symptoms of exhaustion. Increase your breathing rate and focus the energy of your breath into any region where you're feeling sleepy. 
  • Keep your eyes open. Keep an eye out! If you battle the sleep, you'll start to see positive effects. 
  • Moderate focus will begin with determination and persistence, and you will find yourself existing in a most pleasant sense of serenity and pleasure. 
  • Emotions and thoughts will become pure, and you will quickly notice a lightness in your body and a true light inside your head. 

The emergence of this light denotes a major turning point in your yoga journey. Concentrate on this inner light until it becomes vividly strong in your mind's eye, and you'll enter a condition known as Dhyana, or meditation. 

It is not too early to begin discussing inner experiences of Awareness and meditation, but it may be some time before we fully comprehend what meditation entails. 

Early Dhyana, or Yoga meditation, experiences are marked by a deep feeling of lightness and pleasure. 

In Sanskrit, the pleasure is known as "Anandam." 

Murdhani jyoti is genuine light that is activated inside a hollow stem of a part of the nervous system. 

This "Light produced inside the neurological system" has a counterpart known as "Cosmic Light." 

  • Regardless of the source of light, one may have a lovely peaceful inward look on this Inner Light. 
  • Learn to look into the light rather than grasping at it. If you attempt to own the light, it will vanish. From time to time, a sound will emerge from inside. It may just be inner bodily noises. It may perhaps be the genuine "Cosmic Chant." 
  • Antara Shabdham, the Dhuni, or more properly, the Dasa Dhun, the Ten Inner Sounds, is how mystics refer to the "Inner Sound." The initial sound is typically something like to static electricity, such as rustling or shuffling. A flute, drums, a conch shell blowing, bells ringing, and thunder claps are among the other noises.

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