Thursday, January 5, 2017

Shambhavi Mahamudra

Respected Sadhguru
Deepen Your Experience

If the Inner Engineering Online course has helped you take steps towards your inner transformation and you are longing to experience a deeper dimension of what Sadhguru has to offer, the next step for you is to move into the experiential aspect of yogic practices by being initiated into Shambhavi Mahamudra.
Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya, or Shambhavi Kriya for short, is a simple 21 minute practice which helps you maintain the aspects of Inner Engineering in your daily lives.  This practice was developed by Sadhguru to bring an advanced meditation practice to everyday people. Millions have benefitted from regular practice.
An Advanced Meditation Practice
Establish a Chemistry of Blissfulness

Shambhavi Mahamudra kriya is a powerful and purifying energy technique using the breath. This practice aligns your entire system so that your body, mind and emotions function in harmony, establishing a chemistry of blissfulness within you.

Benefits of Shambhavi Mahamudra

When practiced regularly, this 21-minute kriya can bring the following benefits into one’s life:
  • Improved sleep quality and increased energy levels
  • Helps purify the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, space) in the body leading to pleasantness in the body, mind and emotion
  • Relief from chronic ailments
  • Access to the intelligence and competence within, which is the very source of creation
  • Greater peace and joy in everyday life
Done in a simple seated asana, or posture, Shambhavi gives you the access to your deepest life energies and makes it vibrantly alive. It does not require any physical fitness or previous knowledge of yoga and is easy to integrate into any lifestyle.
Learn Shambhavi

There are three ways one can learn Shambhavi Kriya.
Shambhavi Kriya Program
A Life Transforming Weekend
  • Inner Engineering Online as a prerequisite
  • Offered in Isha Institute and select cities
  • Two day program
  • Includes Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya practice
The Shambhavi Kriya Program can be taken after one has completed the Inner Engineering Online program.  This program can be taken at the Isha Institute of Inner Sciences or local city centers.  Once or twice a year, Sadhguru conducts Shambhavi Kriya programs in various cities. 

Inner Engineering with Shambhavi
A Life Transforming Weekend
  • No prior experience required
  • Offered in select cities
  • Four day weekend program
  • Includes the contents of Inner Engineering Online, in addition to Shambhavi
Inner Engineering with Shambhavi is a four day course combining the aspects of the Inner Engineering course with learning Shambhavi Kriya.  There is no prerequisite or prior experience with yoga/meditation required to enroll in this course.  It is offered in local city centers. 

Inner Engineering Retreat
An Unforgettable Experience
  • No prior experience required
  • Offered at Isha Institute
  • Four day weekend program
  • Includes the contents of Inner Engineering Online, in addition to Shambhavi
Inner Engineering Retreat is a four day course combining the aspects of the aspects of the Inner Engineering course with learning Shambhavi Kriya.  This course has the added benefit of being offered at the Isha Institute of Inner Sciences.  There is no prerequisite or prior experience with yoga/meditation required to enroll in this course.

Isha Foundation is a non-profit, spiritual organization founded in 1992 by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. It is based at the Isha Yoga Center near Coimbatore, India and at the Isha Institute of Inner Sciences at McMinnville, Tennessee in the United States. The foundation offers yoga programs under the name Isha Yoga. It has over 5 million volunteers and works in tandem with international bodies like the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Isha Yoga is the masthead under which the Isha Foundation offers yoga programs. The word isha means "the formless divine". Isha Yoga's introductory flagship program is 'Inner Engineering'. It includes initiation into meditation and pranayama and the Shambhavi Mahamudra. Yoga classes are also conducted for corporate leaders to introduce them to what Sadhguru calls "inclusive economics," to introduce a sense of compassion and inclusiveness into today's economic scenario. A yoga course for the Indian national hockey team was conducted in 1996. Isha Foundation began conducting yoga programs in the United States in 1997and, in 1998, yoga classes for life-term prisoners in Tamil Nadu prisons were initiated.
Isha Foundation regularly organises Mahasathsangs with Sadhguru in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka where he gives discourses, conducts meditations and answers the audience's questions. Isha Foundation organises annual yatras to Mount Kailash and the Himalayas under the banners Kailash Manasarovar Sojourn and Himalayan Dhyan Yatra. The Kailash Sojourn led by Sadhguru is among the largest groups to make the trip to Kailash with 514 pilgrims making the journey in 2010.

Jaggi Vasudev, commonly known as Sadhguru, is an EnlightenedIndian Yogi and Guru, mystic, and New York Times bestselling author who has touched scores of lives through his Spiritual Yoga Programs. He founded the Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization which offers yoga programs around the world, including India, the United States, the United Kingdom, Lebanon, Singapore, Canada, Malaysia, Uganda, China, Nepal, and Australia. The Foundation is also involved in various social and community development activities, which have resulted in the Foundation being granted special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

At the age of 25 on 23 September 1982, Sadhguru rode up Chamundi Hill and sat on a rock, where he had a spiritual experience. Sadhguru describes his experience as follows: "Till that moment in my life I always thought this is me and that's somebody else and something else. But for the first time I did not know which is me and which is not me. Suddenly, what was me was just all over the place. The very rock on which I was sitting, the air that I breathe, the very atmosphere around me, I had just exploded into everything. That sounds like utter insanity. This, I thought it lasted for ten to fifteen minutes but when I came back to my normal consciousness, it was about four-and-a-half-hours I was sitting there, fully conscious, eyes open, but time had just flipped.":04:04 Six weeks after this experience, he left his business to his friend and traveled extensively in an effort to gain insight into his mystical experience. After a year of meditation and travel, Sadhguru decided to teach yoga to share his inner experience.
In 1983, he conducted his first yoga class with seven participants in Mysore. Over time, he began conducting yoga classes across Karnataka and Hyderabad traveling from class to class on his motorcycle. He lived off the proceeds of his poultry farm rental and refused payment for the classes. A usual practice of his was to donate the collections received from participants to a local charity on the last day of the class. These initial programs were the basic format on which the Isha yoga classes were later built.

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