My Experience with Sri Sri Yoga Level-II

After completion of my Online Sri Sri Yoga Level-I, I was so much keen to join the Online Sri Sri Yoga Level-II and to continue these yoga practices for longer enough to make it a daily routine of mine. My expectations with level 2 was like, I will do some next level yoga. I was expecting to learn some more challenging postures and Asanas but nothing of that sort I found.

In fact after completing the course, I realised that difficult and challenging postures are not the real Yoga. True meaning of Yoga is when you are in harmony with your body, mind and breath.

Guided meditation in Gurudev’s voice is always a blessing in all of the Art of Living courses.

Best part of this Online Sri Sri Yoga Level – II was that I got to know about “Patanjali Yoga Sutra”. I have always heard of it and have made perception of it but never experienced it. It was my fortune to listen the Gurudev’s commentary on most of the sutras of Samadhi Pada. He explains things so easily and practically that you can actually feel it. After listening few Sutras, i though, Why I have not read it before.

One Sutra which I personally liked that is : स तु दीर्घकालनैरंतर्यसत्कारासेवितो दृढभूमि ||

I love it not only because it tell about a way for a seeker but also It very practical for everyone else. This sutra tells, “one should practice his duty(/yog/practices) with honour(/respect/love) to be perfect for long time.There are many more such Sutras and Maharshi Patanjali has compiled the whole human behaviour, ailment and its solutions in this book.

We alway have some or other doubt (Sansay) but on the path of yoga you can not have doubt. Either you have to clear the doubt or you will stop moving on the path of Yoga. Maharshi Patanjali has enlisted nine obstacles on the path of yoga. Doubt (Sansay) is one of those. I am reminding it because I always had this doubt in my mind that how is Sudarshan Kriya helpful and where is it mentioned in the scriptures? I was kind of constantly looking for Praman of this question.

Then something amazing happened on 4th day of Online Sri Sri Yoga Level -II, Gurudev explained a Sutra from “Patanjali Yoga Sutra” that cleared all of my doubt about “Sudarshan Kriya”.

I also experience the Subtle Strengthening and healing Contractions (Sahasi) technique in this course. It’s really and amazing practice for whole body nerve. This technique is really awesome.

I also got to learn about the Shankhaprakshalana Kriya. It an ayurvedic technique for physical purification because it will clean the intestine tract by removing the impurities with salty water. This practice is also known as “Varisar Dhouti”. Please practice this technique only in the presence of Yoga Teacher.

I would recommend everyone to join these yoga courses. You will get better health and mind after the course.

Jai Gurudev

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How I learned Sudarshan Kriya?

I have completed my schooling from Maharshi Arvind Vidya Madir and there was a whole subject for Sharirik Shiksha in class 6th, 7th and 8th. I have had learned few Asanas there but I lacked practicing it later during my college days.
I have forgotten Yoga completely until I got to know my father is going for group yoga in morning. Papa used to tell me about Anulom Vilom and Kapal Bhati but I never took it seriously.
I got enthusiastic about yoga and meditation again after listening so many people from west explaining benefits of it.
Specially when I got to know Steve Jobs has came to India for seeking some spiritual knowledge 😇.
It actually opened my eyes.After that I started listening people like Sandeep Maheshwari, Khursed Bataliwala (Bawa), Sadhguru and even Echort Tolle.
Between all of this quest, I got to know about Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar because of ongoing preparation of World Cultural Festival in 2016.
I searched about Him and I found myself so attached to Him. Later, When I got to know that Bawa is his disciple then I was very much clear about what to do.
I have heard about Sudarshan Kriya by one of the Art of Living Volunteer at IIT Madras Campus for the very first time.
Then searched about it over internet and I found an answer on Quora by Bawa himself and then I did not have any other thought expect to learn this amazing technique as soon as possible.
I made a call at Art of Living Bengaluru Ashram and got a closest and nearest Happiness Program by Johan Arora and Anshul Arora.
The Location was 15 Kms away from where I was staying and 5 Kms away from my Office. I choose evening time to that I could manage it with my office. I attended this course and It was really an eye opener for me.
I would recommend everyone to attend this awesome program so that you will become happy and spread happiness 😃.
Jai Gurudev 🙏

My Experience with Jal Neti

Today I am going to share my experience with Jal Neti. I got to know about this from a Spiritual Teacher Shri Janardhanan Kuliyan. He imparted this knowledge to me as a part of his healings. You may read him on Kundalini Powers “My Experience with Mysterious Kundalini Powers: Spirtual Healing and Alternate Therapies Kindle Edition.

Jal Neti is an ancient yogic practice to keep nasal passes clean and strengthens respiratory system. It has lot of benefits as written in many books but I will be sharing what I have experience till now.

I always used to feel that one of my nasal pass is blocked and I am not breathing fully with that particular nasal pass. Breathing is equivalent to living. If you are not breathing well then You are not living well. It made my breathing better with time and I now feel like living more.

If you are not breathing well then You are not living well. 

Once I started feeling better with the breathing pattern. I also started feeling to have improved vision, calmness in mind and also reduction in my anger.

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Thank you for reading me  🙂

Yoga Techniques By The Art of Living

I was looking for an alternative of regular gym to keep my body and mind fit so I got to know about Yoga Techniques By The Art of Living. I searched for it everywhere but I could not find any teacher in my area in my home town.

I came to Mumbai in 2016 by the virtue of my job and got some time to focus on my body and mind. I again started looking for nearby yoga classes by The Art of Living.

I did a google search and came to know that “Happiness Program” is happening near to my office so I joined the program and It was really awesome and I still feel so good whenenver I remind myself about the teaching I have learned in the program.

I was introduced with an amazing Breathing and Meditation technique know as “Sudarshan Kriya”. I felt so good after trying it for first time.

I have enlited some of the Yoga Techniques By The Art of Living below. You can go through these techniques. You never know, you may need it and you are not even aware about these techniques.

Sudarshan Kriya

Sudarshan Kriya by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar incorporates specific natural rhythms of the breath which harmonize the body, mind and emotions. The Art of Living SKY is a unique and powerful breathing technique which eliminates stress, fatigue and negative emotions such as anger, frustration and depression, leaving you calm yet energized, focused & yet relaxed.
Note:
If you want to learn Sudarshan Kriya,please visit https://www.artofliving.org/in-en and put in your query and you will get the response call within a day.

Kapal Bhati

Kapalbhati Pranayama Breathing Technique – Also known as Skull Shining Breathing Technique is a very effective for the weight loss.

Surya Namskar

Surya Namaskar is an ancient form of Yoga, an art of solar vitalization. It is a meditative technique to lose weight, improve posture and to strengthen muscles. Surya Namaskar is a great method to keep yourself in high fitness level and also relieves you from stress.

Padma Saadhna

Padma Sadhana, to rejuvenate your body and mind. These practices can make you more sensitive to subtle sensations in the body and is one of the surest way to steady the wandering mind. It helps in toning the leg and arm muscles and adds greater flexibility to the back.

Note:

I am  promotiing Yoga Techniques By The Art of Living but I am sharing it becase I have met many people who dont start yoga just because they want to do it in correct way. These videos could be very helpful in starting your yoga journey but these voideo can never replace the importance of having a yoga teacher and learning it directly from teacher itself.