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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Do you know that the desire to exist is not something separate from existing?
In the Vedic tradition, there is one truth called Sat Chit Ananda – existing is Sat, knowing that you exist is Chit, celebrating your existing is Ananda. Existing, Sat is eternal because it is eternal, the desire to expand is also eternal. The desire to expand is not a crime, only if the desire to expand comes from abusing, grabbing or destroying others, it is a crime. Hence expansion is not a crime, desire to exist is not a crime. The Yoga Sutra 172 Chapter 4 verse 10 solves one of the important problems of physics, the continuous expansion of the Universe. Existence means expansion. Anything that exists expands, anything expands exists – this is the Cosmic Law. Therefore, if you have the desire to exist and the desire to expand, it is not a crime as taught to you by some other religions.
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Yesterday I was reading the notes of Yoga Sutras 181 & 182 by the great sage, Patanjali as interpreted by Paramahamsa Nithyananda (fondly known as Swamiji) and I found so many clicks which could help humanity become aware of the workings of the mind and how we can raise ourselves to our peak possibility.
Here are some sacred truths about the human mind that you need to grasp:
By the nature of the mind, it jumps from this to that and that to this and goes on and on. The mind is the jump between consciousness and thought. It is the constant jump that we do and we justify it due to our own ignorance of trusting the mind and others’ minds which lead us into suffering and you blame Existence or God. It is like you drink the poison and you expect your enemy to die. By blaming God, you are not going to destroy the real enemy – which is your unstable MIND.
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