Suryakriya is a powerful process of activating the sun within oneself. Sadhguru says - "If you are in tune with the cycles of the sun, then physical health, wellbeing, vitality, energy, these things you don’t have to bother about – they are just there with you."
Activating The Sun Within, and The Significance of Brahma Muhurtam
Sadhguru tells us that as a young boy, it was some task to wake him up. But once, he started practicing Suryakriya, within a few months, everyday he would come awake around 3.30am on his own. He explains, that as the sun comes up on the horizon, around 3.20am - 4.00am, the sun's energies start reaching us. He says - "As far as we are concerned, in this solar system, the fundamental source of our energy and creation is the sun. The moment the brahma muhurta starts, your body wakes up by itself in a deep way within yourself". He also explains what kriyas are all about.
The yogic system has identified 84 postures through which the body and mind can be transformed. The body is a manifestation of various levels of compulsions. Yogasanas mean - that you are taking charge of your life. To achieve this, needs a certain level of commitment. Sadhguru says - "The 84 yogasanas represent 84 alignments, because existence as we know it now is seen as the 84th creation". Sadhguru also tells us about the spiritual dimension of practicing yogasanas.
Angamardana is a system of dynamic asanas that invigorate the body on all levels. Sadhguru looks at how Angamardana builds resilience and strengthens the fundamental fabric of the body. Sadhguru says - "If strength and resilience is what you are looking for, you need to strengthen the fundamental fabric of the body. This is what Angamardana does."
There are certain asanas which are preparatory in nature, called sadhana pada. Some are tools for transformation, called kaivalya pada. The first 21 asanas are geared towards preparing the system to take enhanced levels of energies. Sadhguru says - "A lot of the eighty-four asanas are aimed towards enhancing your energies. Before you boost your energy in a big way, a certain amount of preparation, expansion, and transparence needs to happen to ensure the body and the mind will be able to take it."
Sadhguru says, "Bandhas are employed to gain control of your energy system". An important aspect of yoga is to gain control over the energy body and the mental body. Only when the physical body, mental body and energy body are properly aligned, your actions will be smooth, easy and effortless. Once you are able to use your energy body, the way you use your physical body, then there is no limit in terms of experience and exploration.
Sadhguru says, that spine is very subtle, made of 33 pieces of bone, and it is designed to support a certain amount of weight. The spine is like the suspension of a car. And, if we look at the body in two halves, the lower part weighs more than the upper part. So, when one does any upside down posture, there is very high weight on the spine. Because of this, after doing such asana, it is important to flex the spine back to its natural state. That is the significance of spinal twists postures.
Most people use only about 20% if their lung capacity. As your lung capacity expands, the number of breaths per minute will come down. As you continue practicing classical yoga, your breath will become slow. As your breath becomes slow, your perception will enhance. Sadhguru says "You will start understanding what people around you are saying. You will understand the language of other creatures, the language of the planet, and the very language of the source of creation."
Today, medical science has proven that chemicals can create pleasant and unpleasant experience within you. In yogic physiology, pineal gland is associated with the agna chakra. If you have sufficient and stable pineal secretions, you will always be pleasant within yourself. Sadhguru tells about a certain bindu, a spot on the pineal gland, and its significance. In yoga, the initial phase of practice is towards stability.
If deities can be created by injecting energy into stone, then definitely your body can be transformed into a divine force. Right now, most vital aspects of the body are involuntary. Sadhguru says - "As you become more aware, those aspects of the body that are right now involuntary, naturally come into your voluntary control". If you move the system from unconscious to conscious, if your body becomes 100% conscious, this is divine body.