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Isha Kriya A Powerful Guided Meditation

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04/27/2017

Isha Kriya A Powerful Guided Meditation
“Isha” means that which is the source of creation. “Kriya” means an inward action towards that. Isha Kriya is a simple yet powerful tool to move from untruth to truth.”

Sadhguru

 

Rooted in the timeless wisdom of the yogic sciences, Isha Kriya is a simple yet potent process created by yogi and mystic, Sadhguru. Isha Kriya is free, simple, and easy to practice. Available as a guided meditation with an instructional video and downloadable instructions, as well as through live classroom sessions, it has the potential to transform the life of anyone who is willing to invest just 12 minutes a day.

“Isha” refers to that which is the source of creation; “kriya” literally means “internal action.” The purpose of Isha Kriya is to help an individual get in touch with the source of his existence, to create life according to his own wish and vision. Daily practice of Isha Kriya 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 the vision of Sadhguru to offer “one drop of spirituality” to every individual. Through the Isha Kriya guided meditation, the possibilities of a spiritual process, which were once available only to yogis and ascetics, are now being offered to every human being in the comfort of their own home.

There is no dearth of guided meditation techniques on the market today. What makes Isha Kriya special is its simplicity and effectiveness. It does not require you to sit through a program to learn it, but can be taught to anyone, by anyone, anywhere, in a short time. 12 to 18 minutes of practice per day is all it takes to bring a profound transformation in your life.

In the following article, Sadhguru explains how meditation isn’t something that you do. Rather, meditativeness is a quality that can blossom within us.

What exactly is meditation?

Sadhguru: The moment we utter the word “meditation,” there are all kinds of misconceptions about it. First of all, the English word “meditation” doesn’t mean anything in the sense, if you close your eyes and sit, in English we call it “meditation.” You can sit with your eyes closed and do many things. There are many dimensions. You can do japa, tapa, dharana, dhyana, samadhi, shoonya. Or you might have just mastered the art of sleeping in vertical postures!


So what is this thing that we call as meditation? Generally we assume that people are referring to what is known as dhyan or dhyana. In that context of referring to dhyan as meditation, it is not something that you can do. Nobody can do meditation. The reason why most people who have tried meditation have come to the conclusion that it’s very difficult or impossible is because they are trying to do it.

You cannot do meditation but you can become meditative. Meditation is a certain quality. It is not a certain act. If you cultivate your body, your mind, your energies and your emotions to a certain level of maturity, meditation will naturally happen. It is just like if you keep the soil fertile, if you give it the necessary manure and water and if the right kind of seed is there, it will grow and bloom into flowers and fruits.

Flowers and fruits will come out of a plant not because you want it, but simply because you created the necessary, conducive atmosphere. Similarly, if you create the necessary atmosphere within yourself, on all the four dimensions of who you are, then meditation will naturally flower within you. It is a certain fragrance that one can enjoy within himself.

Meditation and the Mind

The mind does not like meditation because if you keep the body still, the mind will also naturally become still. This is why so much stress has been laid in yoga on hatha yoga and asanas. If you just learn how to keep your body absolutely still, then your mind will also become still. I want you to just observe yourself and see how many unnecessary movements your body makes when you stand, sit or speak. If you look at your life, you will see that more than half the time is taken up in these things that you yourself don’t care for.


If you keep the body still, the mind will slowly start collapsing and the mind knows that it will become enslaved if it allows this. The main aspect of meditation is, right now your mind is the boss and you are the slave. As you meditate and become more meditative, you will become the boss and your mind will become the slave and that is how it should always be. If you don’t know how to keep the mind as a slave, it will put you through all kinds of endless suffering. If you allow the mind to rule, it is a terrible master. But as a slave, the mind is wonderful – it is a miraculous slave.

Rooted in the timeless wisdom of the yogic sciences, Isha Kriya is a simple yet potent process created by Sadhguru. Available for free as a guided meditation with an instructional video and downloadable instructions, or through one of the free immersive workshops conducted globally, it has the potential to transform the life of anyone who is willing to invest just 12 minutes a day.

The purpose of Isha Kriya is to help an individual get in touch with the source of his existence, to create life according to his own wish and vision. Daily practice of Isha Kriya brings health, dynamism, peace and wellbeing. It is a powerful tool to cope with the hectic pace of modern life.

Transcending the Physical

"Meditation" or "Dhyana" means to go beyond the limitations of the physical body and the mind. Only when you transcend the limited perspective of the body and the mind do you have a complete dimension of life within you.

When you are identified as the body, your whole life is only about survival. Your whole perspective of life will be simply survival. When you are identified as the mind, your whole perspective is enslaved to the social perspective, to the religious perspective, to the family perspective. You can't look beyond that. Only when you become free from the modifications of your own mind will you know the dimension of the beyond. Can you see that this body and this mind are not yours? It is something that you have accumulated over a period of time. Your body is just a heap of food you have eaten; your mind is just a heap of impressions you have gathered from the outside.

What you have accumulated you handled well, it is your property. Like your home and your bank balance, you have a body and a mind. You have a good bank balance, a good body and a good mind. Good! This is needed to live a good life. But it is not sufficient. It is not fulfilling yet. No human being will ever be fulfilled by these things. They will only make his life comfortable and conducive. Especially if you see Western society, everything that you are dreaming of, every average citizen has. But do you think they are fulfilled, that they are blissful? Definitely not! Nowhere near bliss. So Dhyana is to transcend the limitations of body and mind, and you begin to experience yourself in a much deeper dimension.

Your instruments, body and mind are okay to live in this world for survival. But life will not be fulfilled with them. And if you don't know who you are, are you capable of knowing what the world is? If you want to know the true quality of who you are, only if you transcend the limitations of your body and mind can there be a possibility for you to experience it. Yoga and Dhyana are scientific tools, which help you to transcend the limitations of your body and mind and experience the true quality of who you are.

Without experiencing this, just eating, sleeping, reproducing and dying, your life will not be fulfilled with these. All those things are needed in your life. But our life is not complete because of these, even if you have fulfilled all these fully. This is because the quality of a human being has crossed a certain boundary of awareness. It has to seek something more, otherwise it will never be satisfied. It has to become unlimited. So Dhyana or meditation is a way of moving into the unlimited dimension of who you are.

Up Coming Isha Programs in Boston Area

Free Isha Kriya Meditation

Sunday, April 30, 2017 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Bridge Elementary School, 55 Middleby Rd, Lexington, MA 02421

Contact:  Phone: 617-396-4742 | Email: newengland@ishausa.org

Free Beginners Yoga Program - Upa Yoga

Sunday, April 30, 2017 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Bridge Elementary School, 55 Middleby Rd, Lexington, MA 02421

Yoga for Beginners (Free and open to all)

This session will offer a series of practices which can be practiced together or individually.  In this session, you will learn simple but powerful yoga postures to balance and stabilize your system.  No prior experience with yoga is necessary.

-  Can relieve chronic ailments

-  Can relieve back pain, stress, anxiety, and tension

-  Strengthens the spine

-  Takes only 5-10 minutes to practice daily

Designed by Sadhguru, a self- realized yogi and foremost authority in the field of yoga. This session will be conducted by a trained Isha facilitator, after which ongoing online support will also be available.

Contact:  Phone: 617-396-4742 | Email: newengland@ishausa.org

For more details visit Isha Blogs and watch these YouTube Videos by clicking here.

Yogasanas 2-Day Program April 29 - 30

Yogasanas (also known as Hatha Yoga), taught in a classical context, are a way of aligning the inner system and adjusting it to the celestial geometry, or becoming in sync with the existence. Thus the inner system naturally achieves a chemistry of healthfulness, joyfulness, blissfulness, and above all, balance. This program will be conducted by a Hatha Yoga Teacher trained by Sadhguru. For ages 14+. 

Timings:

Saturday, April 29th:   8:00 am - 11:30 am and 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 30th:     8:00 am - 11:30 am and 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Program Fee: $250.00 (Registration Link)

Venue: Bridge School Gym, 55 Middleby Rd, Lexington, MA 02421

Contact:  Phone: 617-396-4742 | Email: newengland@ishausa.org

Yogasanas Lexington Program Registration link

https://www.ishafoundation.org/us/event-registration/?ee=2481

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq8yDhlUfUE

Adiyogi: The Source of Yoga - Original Music Video ft. Kailash Kher & Prasoon Joshi

Adiyogi Song – Lyrics & Mp3 Download available here

http://isha.sadhguru.org/blog/video/adiyogi-source-yoga-original-music-video-ft-kailash-kher-prasoon-joshi/



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