Surya Kriya – Fire Up The Sun Within | Isha Hata Yoga

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Surya Kriya is a potent yogic practice of antiquity, designed as a holistic process for health, wellness and complete well-being. Surya Kriya is a powerful process of
activating the Sun within you. When I say activating the Sun within you, Sun is in every aspect of whatever you see on this planet. Fundamentally it is a solar energy which is driving life on this planet. So when we do Surya Kriya, we
want to generate that energy within the system. There is a cousin to Surya Kriya,
which is a Surya Namaskar. Surya Namaskar is a kind of practice that evolved out of Surya Kriya. Surya Namaskar is largely a way of saluting the Sun but Surya Kriya has more spiritual intentions. Surya Kriya has more powerful
connotations attached to it. The different dimensions of Surya Kriya –
physically, it’s a powerful process. The way it trains your mind, there are few
parallels to it. There are mystical dimensions to it. There are.. it is a way of adjusting your body to the celestial activity. So this is a way of adjusting your system, not just your physical system, your energy
system, your psychological process to the celestial geometry so that you are in
sync with the existence. The Sun’s cycles happen in once in twelve and a quarter
to twelve and a half years. The Moon’s cycle happens in 28 days. If your physiological cycles run in sync with the Sun’s cycles, your physical health will be great, your mental balance will be perfect and
your life will happen effortlessly. So the idea of yoga is that your body
becomes a possibility, not a barrier. If that has to happen, everything within your system should function with least amount of resistance, with least amount of friction. The idea of Hatha yoga is to knead the system, not just the physical body, to knead the whole system in such a way that all these frictions are
machined out or smoothened out in such a way that after some time if you sit here,
there’s absolutely no sense of friction within you. You have only the outside to
deal with, nothing else. There is nothing that this is not a issue anymore. This being, this mechanism is no more a issue. Only if it becomes like that, you can deal with the outside with a phenomenal ease and capability. Now coming to Surya Kriya, Surya Kriya is a phenomenal process in that direction to
bring smoothness to the system. This smoothness to the system or this
well-oiled feeling within yourself will not come unless you are in sync with the
larger system which is the solar system. The larger body of who you are is the
solar system, that is why this is called as hatha yoga. Experiences and Expressions For Surya Kriya in particular, I noticed
right away, within a few weeks of practicing, an incredible strength and
flexibility in the spine which I even after practicing yoga, various kinds
of hatha yoga for 15 years, I had never felt my spine be so flexible and strong. Surya Kriya especially, knowing that it’s a kriya, a breathing sequence
that accompanies the physical postures, kind of learning why that’s included and
how that itself deepens your yoga practice, that’s what I think
really distinguishes the program. My body feels good. You know I’m 51 years old I had not done yoga till I started two years ago so I was 49 and there is such a difference. Surprisingly enough I feel very meditative when I’m in it. I came to Surya Kriya initially with a lot of back pain and a lot of body pain in general. The most important thing is that it’s been like permanent healing. Surya Kriya includes several aspects that enrich one’s life, develops mental clarity and focus, remedies of weak constitutions, boosts vigor and vitality,
balances hormonal levels in the body, prepares one for deeper states of
meditation.

 

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