16 December 2014

Sushumna - The Highway to Heaven!

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Sushumna is the main psychic channel that runs along the spinal coloumn in the subtler body. When the prana runs through sushumna, the breath flows in both the nostrils. It is the goal of a Yogi/Yogini to get the breath flowing through Sushumna to get relieved from the grip of the mind.

It is easier to be at mental peace when you are in meditative places. The challenge is to keep your inner peace when living a modern city life that may be too demanding. The inner peace is at your hand when the breath flows through sushumna.

There are many yogic practices that force the prana through sushumna. One of the famous mudras is 'Maha mudra' which is a set of hatha yoga poses. This mudra is said to have the power over death. Such is the power of that mudra and it is usually taught under proper supervision in Kriya yoga lineages. If done properly, it prepares the body for the activation of sushumna. Naturally, the prana starts moving through sushumna if one is into a system of meditation that works directly at the subtler levels.

The breath naturally shifts between the left and right nostrils and flows through sushumna for a brief moment. Our goal is to get it flowing through sushumna, most of the times. I would like to introduce a simple technique which would work readily for many. It is possible to shift the flow of breath with the mind itself. The best way to keep the breath flowing through sushumna is to keep the focus/awareness on the bridge between the nostrils. In the picture, I have shaded that region red. The statue seems not to have hole for the nostrils.. Never mind! :) Good luck on the path of self mastery!

15 December 2014

Cleanse your mind!

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We cleanse our body regularly to get rid of dirt. In the same way, our mind requires cleansing. During the day, we go through different thought forms from human interactions, watching TV, reading newspaper, etc.. All these activities leave some impression in our mind. It becomes vital to cleanse the mind and rest in your own energy to completely heal yourself daily. Your energy is your best healing agent.

One of the simple ways to do this would be to observe the breath. There is a Zen saying.. Sit like a mountain and observe the thoughts as if they are floating clouds. Allowing the thoughts to flow through becomes easy when the awareness is on the breath. If the awareness moves from breath to the thoughts again, bring it back to the breath and settle with your breath.

If you are already into meditation, focus on the gaps between the thoughts, if you could feel it. Stay in the thoughtless state even if it happens for brief moments. Breath also shall be very shallow in that state. One reaches this state with ease if the prana moves through sushumna (breath balanced in both the nostrils). One could even walk and observe the thoughtless state. It is resting in the awareness itself. Rest in yourself and cherish the inner peace!

13 December 2014

Be your Magician!

A magician is one who tries to use the elemental energy in his favour and flow through the life accomplishing even the impossible. Impossible is just the term of someone who does not see or feel the subtler realities. A magician tries to see or feel the subtler realities and takes control over the mind and body. There is unlimited possibility in this Earth with its higher dimensional energies flowing through.

You are a being of energy and the body that you hold is not as gross as it looks. It is becoming more and more becoming lighter. With some understanding of the psychic channels and the ways to play with the energy, you could start taking more control over yourself.

The body is like a master switch. The way our consciousness expresses itself in this dimension depends on our body. Our body changes daily, with more of the souls energy pouring in, doing the alterations for it to sustain the high frequencies of the New Age (5th dimensional energy). A good way to start would be to feel the impact of food, the way you feel in different places, the impact of your thoughts, etc.. Putting a drop of blue ink in a glass of plain water will have its impact.. In the same way, everything is energy and everything has an impact on you. It is time that we take responsibility and control over our lives. It is time to shed the limitations!

11 December 2014

You are your responsibility!

You are a being of energy and your energy is what reflects in your mind/thoughts. Like the foods having a variety of tastes, different places and people hold a different energy. If you keep your hand in cold water, you feel the chillness. If you immerse your hand in the warm water, you feel the warmth of it. In the same way, we daily go through different frequencies of energies that has impact on our mind and body.

You have your own energy signature which gives you comfort, when you allow it to shine bright. Keeping your energy intact is your responsibility.. You would not harm your body walking on a thorny place without a footwear. In the same way, you have to protect your energy body. A market has a different energy and a temple has a different energy. So, it is our responsibility to select the situations and places where we want to be. The people you relate with will also will have a direct impact. Your energy body gets strengthened and protected when it is properly grounded. Also the food that we eat matters a lot. Selecting foods that would digest quicker with less strain on the system shall allow you to hold your energy signature beautifully. Hold your own light!