An Introduction to Isha Kriya by Sadhguru – A Free Guided Meditation

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Isha Kriya A powerful spiritual process for everyday practice Isha Kriya is part of a movement to offer at least one drop of spirituality to every human being on the planet. Do not underestimate the size of the
drop. A drop is an ocean by itself. This is a powerful tool of empowerment. We hope that you allow it to touch and transform your life and share it with as many as you can. Isha means that which is the source of creation. Kriya means an inward action towards that. Karma means outward action. If you
perform action with your body, or your mind, or your emotion, or your physical
energies, we call it karma. If you perform an inward action which
does not involve any of these, then we call this Kriya. So Isha Kriya is an extremely simple process but a powerful tool to constantly move from untruth to truth. There are more complex and effective
processes but it needs preparation, it needs a certain type of teaching. It needs a lot of training for somebody to teach it. But this is a process.. Generally, all the processes, spiritual processes, which move a person in this direction, also involve physiological changes. Wherever physiological changes are involved ,
it’s extremely important that the teacher is substantially trained. Otherwise, you will start generating the wacky
kind of yogas that are going on all over the place, which can cause more damage than well-being. But those aspects, those processes which does not involve
any kind of physiological change but brings about a spiritual transformation, which are very few, those can be taught mass. And we can empower almost anybody who at least has a little good intention in
his thought and emotion to teach it. That much is there, they can teach. We will do this process right now; You need to understand a little bit about what this is. Is everybody breathing here right now? Please check (Laughter) Don’t take things for granted. Doesn’t go on forever, it’ll stop some
day, you know. Are you breathing right now? You? Hmm? Please check; don’t just take it
for granted. Are you really breathing? You’re there, okay? This inhalation, exhalation, inhalation, exhalation, inhalation, exhalation.. Next inhalation did not happen, pooff (clicks fingers) you’re gone. See how fragile you are. Just, if this one inhalation does not
go, pooff.. whereever we look you won’t be around. At the same time, so fragile human life is, at the same time, how sturdy it is; how many things a human being can do in this world. On one level it seems to be so fragile, just look at it and see (Gestures – inhalation & exhalation) It doesn’t come back, pooff. Too fragile isn’t it? You’ve taken it for granted, you’re not
conscious about it. If you become conscious and watch it, it’s a damn fragile life. At the same time how sturdy it is, how many things it can do. This is the beauty of creation, everything is tenderly balanced. So tenderly you cannot disturb it. Not easily, you know. The whole creation is like this. It’s
just like that. That shows the mastery of the Creator. It is so tenderly balanced, that means.. that shows,that manifests the mastery of the Creator. That which creates is of such mastery that it can afford to keep it so tender. So that is the audacity of the Creator, one breath if you do not inhale, you’re gone…but, (Laughs) that’s the confidence in design that the Creator has. So this breath is not just about exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. In Yoga, we call this the Koorma Nadi. Breath is referred to as the Koorma Nadi. Now.. if I ask you to watch your breath, which is the most common thing that people
are doing these days, You don’t get to watch the breath,
you think you’re watching the breath, but you’re not watching the breath. You’re only able to notice the
sensations caused by the movement of the air. If one who is sitting next to you
touches your hand, you think you know the touch of the other person but you do not know. You only know the sensations generated within your body. You do not know how the other feels. You only know what kind of sensation
happened in your body. Yeah? Understand what I’m saying? So right now you do not know the breath, you only know the sensations caused by
the breath. So when we say Koorma Nadi, we are not
talking about the sensations, we are talking about the breath itself. Koorma Nadi is referred to as a string, It’s like a string. An unbroken string. It’s going on. And this is the string which ties you with this body. If I take away your breath, you and your body will fall apart. What you thought is one will become two,
that is the first deception. There are two behaving like one, a deception is on. So if I pull out the breath, you and your body will fall apart. We don’t want it to fall apart but if your consciousness travels with
the breath, If your awareness travels with the passage of the breath keenly enough then you will see, distinctly see, these two are not one. What is you and what is your body will
stand apart. What is you and what is your mind will
stand apart. If you and your body/mind combination stand away from each other then suddenly you will find, your ability to use your body and your
mind goes into a phenomenal scale. If right now, if you have to count from one to ten right…the highest is ten, if that is so, if you’re attached or if you’re involved
with this body you’re less than one, that’s where it is. If these two things come apart, suddenly
you can rev it up all the way to ten, your ability to use the
mind and the body is so greatly enhanced that you almost look superhuman for
somebody else. But I’m telling you this is human. This
is not about being superhuman, this is about realizing being human
is super. Yes.. Not a simple thing to be human. Now the Isha Kriya just involves this; Your thought is playing a very important
role in your life right now so let’s employ that. And your breath is vital, so let’s employ that. And without your awareness you
wouldn’t know that you are even here right now. Hmm? If you’re not aware you do not even know
whether you’re alive or dead, or whether you exist or not. So these three ingredients your breath, your thought, and your awareness, in the right combination, if you use them, you will see slowly a little bit of
distance arises between you and your body. Now, you’re very distinctly moving from
untruth to truth. Isha Kriya www.ishakriya.com Copyright 2011 Isha Foundation

 

66 Responses

  1. Tadeu Kobna Barboza

    November 28, 2011 6:03 pm

    Amazing! Complex simplicity of life!
    Thanks SadgGuru! I wish my people here in Brazil could have a glimpse of your presence at least once!

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  2. UNFINISHED FOOTSTEPS

    February 27, 2012 12:35 am

    @DJFucc1 If you think you heard him say "taught" I would say what you he really said was "thought". Not sure if you were making Fun of him or if you were serious, but I think his way of Speaking English at some points can be a problem for some.

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  3. UNFINISHED FOOTSTEPS

    February 27, 2012 12:36 am

    @DJFucc1 If you think you heard him say "taught" I would say what you he really said was "thought". Not sure if you were making Fun of him or if you were serious, but I think his way of Speaking English at some points can be a problem for some.

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  4. How to meditate, How to do Guided Meditations, Guided Kriya Yoga Meditation for Health and Healing

    January 18, 2013 6:15 am

    Thanks for teaching me this guided meditation Sadhguru! All my depression, anxiety went away after doing this guided meditation continuously!

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  5. Arun Goel

    January 19, 2013 2:47 pm

    Had been hearing about Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev since a very long time, but never really got to learn about him and his life for one reason or the other.
    Practised guided meditation for the first time today and found it be truly wonderful. Its beauty and power lies in its utter simplicity.
    I am gratified. Thanks a ton.. Namaste!!

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  6. xempegex

    January 26, 2013 12:27 pm

    hey im just wondering,can i repeat the 2 sentences in my own language even while listening to Sadhguru saying them in english? Because it feels more natural and easier to do it that way for me.
    Thanks in advance 🙂

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  7. theoneness99

    February 19, 2013 11:37 pm

    thanks sadhguru and also would like to acknowledge the beautiful music in the beginning and end of isha videos 🙂

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  8. UNFINISHED FOOTSTEPS

    March 5, 2013 4:02 pm

    I don't believe that I just witnessed a meditation here. Is there an actual guided meditation here somewhere?

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  9. Isha Foundation

    March 8, 2013 6:41 am

    You are viewing the Isha Kriya introduction. Go to ishakriya(dot)com, fill out the registration box with your name and email and then click submit. Check for an email in your inbox, click on link in that email. Will take you to the free guided meditation.

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  10. iDoshna

    March 26, 2013 6:47 pm

    Hi, i started flowing the guided meditation for the first time tonight. But thr was some sort of restlessness inside, couldnt keep my eyes closed for entire duration, not keep my palms intact at their place, also back was aching though i took support of the wall. Any suggestion if hatha yoga & pranayama are to done to strengthen this body to support in following the Isha Kriya?

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  11. Benji

    April 19, 2013 5:12 am

    By performing this free meditation twice a day as it instructs can one become liberated from the mind or do we need to move onto more advanced methods of yoga?

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  12. rahulgurudev

    May 27, 2013 3:54 am

    There are many videos giving theory for such techniques. You can practice these, however, it is always recommended to learn from a teacher as the guru can enlighten you easily & in a better way.
    Search: "Powerful Meditation Techniques Series" on you tube. It is a series of videos. Practice the transcendental for many weeks/months, then only try others. Dont flip too fast or you may not get it – another reason why guru is needed for properly delivering this knowledge. Hope that helps.

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  13. rahulgurudev

    June 6, 2013 1:03 am

    practice makes a person perfect!
    Yoga helps to make body flexible to aid in meditation postures.

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  14. Vroum Vroum

    June 20, 2013 9:03 pm

    I'm from Belgium, and i find it very powerful.
    I always believe in my mind since i remember that everything is connected in the fundamental process of existence. Everything is just a flow of moments driving by an ongoing truth so ecstatic, so infinite, so perfect, that it cannot afford to exist.
    Those moments of awareness are to few in my life, but they drive me to find those moment, to know myself. Sadhguru is aware, and it is visible, that's with his abilities to help us move kindly into joy

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  15. polombo1

    June 21, 2013 9:12 pm

    One thing, in the practice, when you inhale while mentally saying "I am not the body" doesnt the brain recognize them as positive affirmations instead? since the braing doesnt discriminate(for example when you say dont think of a pink elephant you actually think it)
    I am kind of confused about this, can someone explain this to me?

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  16. Saurabh Agrawal

    July 19, 2013 1:02 pm

    It is such a great feeling. I can feel flickering in forehead, between my eyes. Feel so relaxed.

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  17. Gautam Puri

    August 17, 2013 5:47 am

    Can I do this kriya more than twice a day. Will it be more beneficial? I hope it will not backfire if done more than twice a day. Please Reply.
    I have been doing it twice a day for the past two weeks now and I can already feel the benefits. So I guess I am becoming greedy.

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  18. Isha Foundation

    August 17, 2013 9:18 am

    Hello Gautam, There is no problem in doing the Kriya as many times as you like throughout the day, and yes it most definitely will be beneficial. – Isha Foundation

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  19. Isha Foundation

    October 25, 2013 8:23 am

    Dear realrealgone,
    As the title suggests, this is an "Introduction" to Isha Kriya. If you'll look in the description below the video there is a link to ishakriya (dot) com where you'll find the free guided meditation.
    Warmest, -Isha Foundation

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  20. Adams Jason

    October 30, 2013 5:34 am

    Dear ishafoundation,

    There was no free guided meditation at ishakriya (dot) com, it was just the same video. lmao

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  21. Isha Foundation

    October 30, 2013 2:46 pm

    Dear Adams Jason,

    Fill out your name, email address, location, country in the green box and click the orange "learn now" button.

    Reply
  22. kishor makadia

    January 14, 2015 5:01 pm

    I have listen two Vedio, felt good , decided to see daily one and experience change, I am sure it will happen.

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  23. Bodhisattva

    July 31, 2015 4:35 pm

    I`m happy that finally one video has subtittles….i mean i am learning the English yet, and i suppose that i can understand around the 50 percent of what you are talking about. Therefore i congratulate you, because finally you remember the Spanish, one of the most talken languages around the world(More than English).

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