Science of Pranayama

For the first time, I am going to share the science of Pranayama in the second module of Mothers Love Kids Yoga Teachers Training next month. The content is not confined to what I have learned in my yoga teachers training but I will also be transmitting the experiences in my muscle memory and bio memory from the initiation I received from my Guru, Bhagawan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam (fondly known as Swamiji).  

What is pranayama?

The word pranayama comprises of two roots: prana plus ayama. ‘Prana’ means ‘vital energy’ or ‘life force’. ‘Ayama’is defined as ‘extension’ or ‘expansion’. Therefore, the word ‘Pranayama’ means ‘extension and expansion of prana’.

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Samyama: Technology for extraordinary experiences and powers

Do you know that there are many secret powers (known as siddhis in sanskrit) in you which are kept as a secret even from you?

The biggest problem is we are afraid of the powers, so slowly we keep it as a secret from ourselves. We hide them because we are afraid we may not be able to handle the powers. Powers without the intelligence to handle it can be a curse.

Siddhis are nothing but the ability to defy the laws of physics for those who are experiencing the higher frequency.  For people who can’t understand it, they are living in low frequency. The truth is even if you haven’t experienced this higher frequency or possibilities, it exists in you. The important thing is the bio-memory needs to be trained step-by-step to assess and experience these powers, otherwise the powers can confuse you.

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Things You Should Know About Meditation

Two weeks ago, I started a regular meditation class every Thursday evening, something new I am sharing with the world in 2015 after having taught yoga classes for 13 years. I felt that the time has come for me to move into the more subtle dimension of spirituality i.e. a rediscovery of our true nature, Ananda (bliss). Ananda is not joy or pleasure, it is that tranquil silent state which we experience when we have gone beyond both pain and pleasure. In short, it is the state in which both pain and pleasure have ceased to affect us.

From my experience, there are a few important understandings which can smoothen one’s journey in experimenting with meditation.

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