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10 manifestations of Prana in the human system

Transcript: The word prana, there is no equivalent word in English. But we can say it's a vital energy. That which we call as the life energy is Prana. Prana has ten different manifestations in the body. But for the sake of understanding we'll bring it down to five. These five are referred to as five vayus or panchavayus. This is pranavayu, samanavayu, udhanavayu, apana, and vyana. They're in charge of different...

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... dimensions of what happens in this human mechanism. This is an endless subject if I speak like this. I'm just trying to abridge it in a sensible manner. Taking charge of this, yama means to control or to take charge. Pranayama means a method with which you want to take charge this bunch of vayus. Because how your body functions, how your mind functions, how the whole physiological framework. This human mechanism, how it functions is determined by this energy. This is an energy. It is an intelligent energy. In the sense, it carries a certain amount of memory. The karmic memory of the individual person is imprinted on this energy. So in each person, the prana functions in a different manner. It is unique to each individual. It is not like, it's like electricity. Electricity is not smart. It can light up the, you know, the light bulb, it can run the camera, it can, you know, run the air conditioning, it can do million things but not because of its intelligence. It does the same thing always. Because of a particular device, a certain thing happens. But now I am talking about, this will happen in future that you may have smart electricity. It is not far away. In the next 50 years you may have smart energy that the energy behaves in a particular way, you can make it behave in a certain way because you can imprint certain memory upon it. So this is an intelligent energy where a certain amount of imprint is there because of that it functions in a specific manner in an individual person. That is, going into an extremely refined form of pranayama where we particularly design something for an individual person because he's in a certain way. For that to come to that level, it will need a general level of pranayam where it takes care of these five vayus. If one has a certain mastery over these five vayus, there is no such thing as physical ailment or, particularly psychological ailment is out of question. If somebody takes charge of their prana, whatever may be the external atmosphere, whatever influences in terms of reverberations, waves, emotions, other kinds of pressures, doesn't matter what. Psychological balance is 100% guaranteed for a person who takes charge of his prana. Always.

Transcript: The word prana, there is no equivalent word in English. But we can say it's a vital energy. That which...

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... we call as the life energy is Prana. Prana has ten different manifestations in the body. But for the sake of understanding we'll bring it down to five. These five are referred to as five vayus or panchavayus. This is pranavayu, samanavayu, udhanavayu, apana, and vyana. They're in charge of different dimensions of what happens in this human mechanism. This is an endless subject if I speak like this. I'm just trying to abridge it in a sensible manner. Taking charge of this, yama means to control or to take charge. Pranayama means a method with which you want to take charge this bunch of vayus. Because how your body functions, how your mind functions, how the whole physiological framework. This human mechanism, how it functions is determined by this energy. This is an energy. It is an intelligent energy. In the sense, it carries a certain amount of memory. The karmic memory of the individual person is imprinted on this energy. So in each person, the prana functions in a different manner. It is unique to each individual. It is not like, it's like electricity. Electricity is not smart. It can light up the, you know, the light bulb, it can run the camera, it can, you know, run the air conditioning, it can do million things but not because of its intelligence. It does the same thing always. Because of a particular device, a certain thing happens. But now I am talking about, this will happen in future that you may have smart electricity. It is not far away. In the next 50 years you may have smart energy that the energy behaves in a particular way, you can make it behave in a certain way because you can imprint certain memory upon it. So this is an intelligent energy where a certain amount of imprint is there because of that it functions in a specific manner in an individual person. That is, going into an extremely refined form of pranayama where we particularly design something for an individual person because he's in a certain way. For that to come to that level, it will need a general level of pranayam where it takes care of these five vayus. If one has a certain mastery over these five vayus, there is no such thing as physical ailment or, particularly psychological ailment is out of question. If somebody takes charge of their prana, whatever may be the external atmosphere, whatever influences in terms of reverberations, waves, emotions, other kinds of pressures, doesn't matter what. Psychological balance is 100% guaranteed for a person who takes charge of his prana. Always.

June 12, 2021

3:59

Why does Sadhguru wear a turban?

Transcript: If somebody reaches a state where his energies are really bursting out of his head, if you activate the two chakras which are above the physical body, if those two chakras become active in someone, then we will not shave. In fact, we would like to grow it and tie it up just above that so that it is protected and nurtured. If you don't have enough hair, we will use cloth. You think I'm bandaged or something?...

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... Just in my leg, but. So if there is not enough hair, then you have to use something else. But you will need that, otherwise there will be. Once the two chakras above the physical body are on, it's a phenomenal possibility but it also makes your physical body little fragile. It tends to draw more than it should and this is the reason a lot of yogis die before they're 35. Because once they attain to a certain level of energy, if they don't know all the different aspects of the body, if they do not understand the mechanics of how the human system functions, if you do not understand all the tricks of the creator. In how many ways he's made this so complex and sophisticated. Because sophistication is not just to make it complicated. Sophistication means there are more possibilities than simplistic machine. This is a highly sophisticated machine. So once the energies have topped off, then it needs to be protected. If you have thick long hair, that could be made use of, it's a natural garment. If you don't have or if you're afraid you will lose your hair, then you dreadlock it. You know the dreadlocks? You've seen in saadhu, sanyasis it can be done. I won't tell you how because if you start going around with dreadlocks, that will not be good. There is a way to get your hair into a dreadlock. So you do that. Or, if you don't have that much hair, then you use something else. Garment or a cloth comes in handy.

Transcript: If somebody reaches a state where his energies are really bursting out of his head, if you activate the...

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... two chakras which are above the physical body, if those two chakras become active in someone, then we will not shave. In fact, we would like to grow it and tie it up just above that so that it is protected and nurtured. If you don't have enough hair, we will use cloth. You think I'm bandaged or something? Just in my leg, but. So if there is not enough hair, then you have to use something else. But you will need that, otherwise there will be. Once the two chakras above the physical body are on, it's a phenomenal possibility but it also makes your physical body little fragile. It tends to draw more than it should and this is the reason a lot of yogis die before they're 35. Because once they attain to a certain level of energy, if they don't know all the different aspects of the body, if they do not understand the mechanics of how the human system functions, if you do not understand all the tricks of the creator. In how many ways he's made this so complex and sophisticated. Because sophistication is not just to make it complicated. Sophistication means there are more possibilities than simplistic machine. This is a highly sophisticated machine. So once the energies have topped off, then it needs to be protected. If you have thick long hair, that could be made use of, it's a natural garment. If you don't have or if you're afraid you will lose your hair, then you dreadlock it. You know the dreadlocks? You've seen in saadhu, sanyasis it can be done. I won't tell you how because if you start going around with dreadlocks, that will not be good. There is a way to get your hair into a dreadlock. So you do that. Or, if you don't have that much hair, then you use something else. Garment or a cloth comes in handy.

May 30, 2021

3:16

Who keeps the accounts of karma – where are they kept?

Transcript: So karma is not about punishment and reward. Karma is not a book written somewhere, some ledger that somebody is looking at and punishing you or rewarding you. This gift culture from heaven must go because for all the things that you do very easily, you can pass this off as god's will. Many terrible things men have done, have always been passed off as divine will, all right? So it's very important...

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... that we move people from religious beliefs to a responsible existence here because this is a brief life. If we want to make something out of this, this must be our making. This is our karma. This is what karma means. Karma means, when I say my life is my karma, it means that my life is my making. If I am doing well, it's me. If I'm not doing well, it's me. If I have a fantastic experience here, it's me. If I have a miserable experience, it's me. This much straightness of life everybody must get, that you're straight enough to admit that both your success and failure, your joy and misery, especially the inner things of joy and misery, peacefulness and turmoil, these things are 100% your making. This is what karma means. Karma is not a ledger up there. This body, this mind, this energy, is our ledger. Here it is and it plays out in so many ways. Internally, in terms of human experience, how joyful you are, how peaceful you are, how loving you are, how wonderful is your experience of life, this is entirely your karma. Because the pleasantness of the body, the pleasantness of the mind, the pleasantness of our life energies and our emotions, are 100% in our hands. Human experience happens from within. That means it's entirely our karma. We can make it the way we want. If we make our human experience very pleasant on all these four levels, in body we're healthy and exuberant, in mind we are peaceful and joyful, in emotion we are loving and compassionate, in our life energies we are blissful and edging on ecstasy. Now outside situations will not determine the nature of our experience. Outside situations, we can strive to improve, we can try strive to change. But as I said, in the outside situation there are many pieces, all those pieces don't belong to us. We also are one piece depending upon one skill, intelligence, capability and willingness to strive. That piece can be enhanced but it is never 100% yours or mine, the outside situation. It is also the times in which we exist which determines what kind of situations we are in. But human experience is entirely our karma and we must take charge of that first. If we take charge of this, our ability to create external situations also the way we want it, is greatly, greatly enhanced.

Transcript: So karma is not about punishment and reward. Karma is not a book written somewhere, some ledger that...

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... somebody is looking at and punishing you or rewarding you. This gift culture from heaven must go because for all the things that you do very easily, you can pass this off as god's will. Many terrible things men have done, have always been passed off as divine will, all right? So it's very important that we move people from religious beliefs to a responsible existence here because this is a brief life. If we want to make something out of this, this must be our making. This is our karma. This is what karma means. Karma means, when I say my life is my karma, it means that my life is my making. If I am doing well, it's me. If I'm not doing well, it's me. If I have a fantastic experience here, it's me. If I have a miserable experience, it's me. This much straightness of life everybody must get, that you're straight enough to admit that both your success and failure, your joy and misery, especially the inner things of joy and misery, peacefulness and turmoil, these things are 100% your making. This is what karma means. Karma is not a ledger up there. This body, this mind, this energy, is our ledger. Here it is and it plays out in so many ways. Internally, in terms of human experience, how joyful you are, how peaceful you are, how loving you are, how wonderful is your experience of life, this is entirely your karma. Because the pleasantness of the body, the pleasantness of the mind, the pleasantness of our life energies and our emotions, are 100% in our hands. Human experience happens from within. That means it's entirely our karma. We can make it the way we want. If we make our human experience very pleasant on all these four levels, in body we're healthy and exuberant, in mind we are peaceful and joyful, in emotion we are loving and compassionate, in our life energies we are blissful and edging on ecstasy. Now outside situations will not determine the nature of our experience. Outside situations, we can strive to improve, we can try strive to change. But as I said, in the outside situation there are many pieces, all those pieces don't belong to us. We also are one piece depending upon one skill, intelligence, capability and willingness to strive. That piece can be enhanced but it is never 100% yours or mine, the outside situation. It is also the times in which we exist which determines what kind of situations we are in. But human experience is entirely our karma and we must take charge of that first. If we take charge of this, our ability to create external situations also the way we want it, is greatly, greatly enhanced.

May 28, 2021

3:37

Your Karma changes when you turn 21

Transcript: Well, the genetic memory has a certain level of significance till you're 21 years of age. At 21 years of age, something very fundamental changes in the system. That, the genetic memory becomes less dominant. It just starts playing minimal role. Many, many parents are surprised, how the children who are so attached to them just some time ago, suddenly they crossed 21 years of age, suddenly they cannot...

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... relate the same way with their parents simply because their genetic memory becomes at a lower scale of function once 21 years of age is over. This is nature's way of building up a kind of a safety mechanism for our growth because a human child doesn't come like other animals. The other animals, 90% of what they should be is already fixed by their genetics. Only 10% of evolution in their lifetime. That too they can either exploit it or not. But with a human being, only 10% is fixed, 90% is left to individual human being. Because of this, the early stage of development for a human child is much more fragile, needs much more atmosphere, needs much more nurture, because 90% has to be created. Only 10% is already there as a standard. So by 21 years of age, your genetic influence would have come down significantly unless you're very unnaturally attached to your parentage. Either because they have too much wealth, or because they are very dominant, or because you admire them too much. Whatever. Otherwise the genetic influence will come down naturally. So after that the karmic influence is a much bigger influence than the genetic influence. When we say karmic influence, we should not, because there is this wrong perception that karma means, it is only talking about something that comes from elsewhere, elsewhere from another life or whatever. It's not like that. From this morning, from the time you got up to this moment, your body is doing its own physical karma. Mind is doing its mental karma. Emotion is doing its emotional karma. Energy is doing its energetic karma. Every moment, in wakefulness and sleep, it's happening. But let us take into account only the wakefulness. From the moment you got up till now, how much of these four aspects of karma have you performed consciously if you look at it? I don't want to ask you the question, I would normally ask but with you, you are all doctors I won't ask you the question. I will just say this, you please analyze this yourself. Not even 1%. Way below 1% is what you're conscious of. Everything else is happening unconsciously. Or in other words, instead of using the unconscious word which is a kind of a negative word, let's say you're happening automatically. You're happening automatically because of the karmic memory. You have so much memory that you don't have to really think. You don't have to think how to eat. See when the first time, as a child, eating was such a big thing, you know. Especially Indian food, it was falling all over you. But today, very efficiently you eat, but you don't think exactly how to hold the food, what to do because this memory has been built up with your karma. Karma means action. These four dimensions of action are always building things up to make life easier for you, not to entangle you. So it's a web of karma that you create. But when you create a web, you must have a certain, you know, you must have some kind of a solvent that you don't get stuck in it.

Transcript: Well, the genetic memory has a certain level of significance till you're 21 years of age. At 21 years...

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... of age, something very fundamental changes in the system. That, the genetic memory becomes less dominant. It just starts playing minimal role. Many, many parents are surprised, how the children who are so attached to them just some time ago, suddenly they crossed 21 years of age, suddenly they cannot relate the same way with their parents simply because their genetic memory becomes at a lower scale of function once 21 years of age is over. This is nature's way of building up a kind of a safety mechanism for our growth because a human child doesn't come like other animals. The other animals, 90% of what they should be is already fixed by their genetics. Only 10% of evolution in their lifetime. That too they can either exploit it or not. But with a human being, only 10% is fixed, 90% is left to individual human being. Because of this, the early stage of development for a human child is much more fragile, needs much more atmosphere, needs much more nurture, because 90% has to be created. Only 10% is already there as a standard. So by 21 years of age, your genetic influence would have come down significantly unless you're very unnaturally attached to your parentage. Either because they have too much wealth, or because they are very dominant, or because you admire them too much. Whatever. Otherwise the genetic influence will come down naturally. So after that the karmic influence is a much bigger influence than the genetic influence. When we say karmic influence, we should not, because there is this wrong perception that karma means, it is only talking about something that comes from elsewhere, elsewhere from another life or whatever. It's not like that. From this morning, from the time you got up to this moment, your body is doing its own physical karma. Mind is doing its mental karma. Emotion is doing its emotional karma. Energy is doing its energetic karma. Every moment, in wakefulness and sleep, it's happening. But let us take into account only the wakefulness. From the moment you got up till now, how much of these four aspects of karma have you performed consciously if you look at it? I don't want to ask you the question, I would normally ask but with you, you are all doctors I won't ask you the question. I will just say this, you please analyze this yourself. Not even 1%. Way below 1% is what you're conscious of. Everything else is happening unconsciously. Or in other words, instead of using the unconscious word which is a kind of a negative word, let's say you're happening automatically. You're happening automatically because of the karmic memory. You have so much memory that you don't have to really think. You don't have to think how to eat. See when the first time, as a child, eating was such a big thing, you know. Especially Indian food, it was falling all over you. But today, very efficiently you eat, but you don't think exactly how to hold the food, what to do because this memory has been built up with your karma. Karma means action. These four dimensions of action are always building things up to make life easier for you, not to entangle you. So it's a web of karma that you create. But when you create a web, you must have a certain, you know, you must have some kind of a solvent that you don't get stuck in it.

May 22, 2021

3:59

Sadhguru, how do you have so much clarity? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #1

Synopsis: How do you basically cut through all the noise? How do you have this clarity of thought and words that we all listen to and suddenly feel that oh my god, it’s so simple. It’s such common sense, why didn’t we think of it this way? And my question to you, guruji, is how do you, you know, help us to cut through that noise? To gain that clarity and to find answers...

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... to these problems or complex situations that are there, or maybe we create. To really make us better people? Can you share with us those secrets, those guidelines. You know, those small, simple formulae that we can use in our lives. Or is it making things too simplistic?

Synopsis: How do you basically cut through all the noise? How do you have this...

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... clarity of thought and words that we all listen to and suddenly feel that oh my god, it’s so simple. It’s such common sense, why didn’t we think of it this way? And my question to you, guruji, is how do you, you know, help us to cut through that noise? To gain that clarity and to find answers to these problems or complex situations that are there, or maybe we create. To really make us better people? Can you share with us those secrets, those guidelines. You know, those small, simple formulae that we can use in our lives. Or is it making things too simplistic?

May 6, 2021

6:02

What is death? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #4

Synopsis: What is exactly death? Is it the decaying of the body? Or the dying of the body is death? On one hand my body is dying and my thoughts, my ideas are becoming something which the world suppose, embraces. And they live without me. So would you call it death? What would you define death as?

Synopsis: What is exactly death? Is it the decaying of the body? Or the dying of...

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... the body is death? On one hand my body is dying and my thoughts, my ideas are becoming something which the world suppose, embraces. And they live without me. So would you call it death? What would you define death as?

May 4, 2021

7:54

The mystical Koorma Nadi – key to experience life beyond body

Transcript: So this breath, or what conducts the breath, in yoga we call this the Koorma Nadi. You know what's Koorma? Not kurma. No I saw some tongues. Koorma means a turtle or a tortoise. An amphibious creature, it's in the water but it can also venture out. So you can become an amphibious creature if you master this Koorma Nadi. That means you're in the body but you can be little outside the physical nature...

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... because this is your desire. Your desire is not to leave the physical for good. You want to be rooted in the physical but you want to have a taste of what is beyond. This is human desire, always. So Koorma Nadi, this breath is referred to as Koorma Nadi because if you use it properly, you can become like an amphibious creature. That you can be in the body but you can venture outside. This is like a rope. Let's say we pull out your breath right now. If I take away your breath, what will happen? You and your body will fall apart. Right now in your experience, you are the body sitting here. But this rice and chinta taku and gomakura, everything is gathered up here and sitting here. Yes or no? Yes? It's food that you've eaten. Is this an accumulation? Do you understand this is an accumulation? What you accumulate can be yours, can never ever be you, isn't it? Whatever you accumulate can be yours, can never ever be you. So the moment, if I pull the breath away, then you and what you have gathered will fall apart. You and your body will fall apart. Or in other words it's the breath or the Koorma Nadi which ties you and your body together. When we say Koorma Nadi, we're not just talking about the passage of air. Right now you're incapable of experiencing the breath. In the sense, see right now if you watch, you think you're watching the breath? No. You're only noticing the sensations caused by the passage of breath. You're not capable of knowing the breath itself. So the breath, or what sets up this pattern, what directs this pattern, that we are calling as Koorma Nadi. If you have some mastery over that, you become an amphibious creature. That is, you are rooted in the physical but you can venture out. If this much freedom arises in human life, suddenly you know there is another possibility. That there is something beyond physical nature. Whatever you are going through within this physical cocoon is not everything. You know, on a completely different dimension of life. If this one thing you know, if you have a moment of experience beyond your physicality, death is not an issue, isn't it?

Transcript: So this breath, or what conducts the breath, in yoga we call this the Koorma Nadi. You know what's Koorma?...

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... Not kurma. No I saw some tongues. Koorma means a turtle or a tortoise. An amphibious creature, it's in the water but it can also venture out. So you can become an amphibious creature if you master this Koorma Nadi. That means you're in the body but you can be little outside the physical nature because this is your desire. Your desire is not to leave the physical for good. You want to be rooted in the physical but you want to have a taste of what is beyond. This is human desire, always. So Koorma Nadi, this breath is referred to as Koorma Nadi because if you use it properly, you can become like an amphibious creature. That you can be in the body but you can venture outside. This is like a rope. Let's say we pull out your breath right now. If I take away your breath, what will happen? You and your body will fall apart. Right now in your experience, you are the body sitting here. But this rice and chinta taku and gomakura, everything is gathered up here and sitting here. Yes or no? Yes? It's food that you've eaten. Is this an accumulation? Do you understand this is an accumulation? What you accumulate can be yours, can never ever be you, isn't it? Whatever you accumulate can be yours, can never ever be you. So the moment, if I pull the breath away, then you and what you have gathered will fall apart. You and your body will fall apart. Or in other words it's the breath or the Koorma Nadi which ties you and your body together. When we say Koorma Nadi, we're not just talking about the passage of air. Right now you're incapable of experiencing the breath. In the sense, see right now if you watch, you think you're watching the breath? No. You're only noticing the sensations caused by the passage of breath. You're not capable of knowing the breath itself. So the breath, or what sets up this pattern, what directs this pattern, that we are calling as Koorma Nadi. If you have some mastery over that, you become an amphibious creature. That is, you are rooted in the physical but you can venture out. If this much freedom arises in human life, suddenly you know there is another possibility. That there is something beyond physical nature. Whatever you are going through within this physical cocoon is not everything. You know, on a completely different dimension of life. If this one thing you know, if you have a moment of experience beyond your physicality, death is not an issue, isn't it?

April 30, 2021

3:29

How to have an out of body experience?

Transcript: See, most of the people, I know that a lot of stuff going on here. In United States everybody is doing astral journeys. It's just hallucination. Okay? You lie down and just imagine that you're flying here, flying there. That's not it. See, what is being referred to, unfortunately everything becomes ridiculous when all kinds of people start handling it. What is being referred to as astral is, there...

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... are five kinds of bodies. Physical body, mental body, energy body, etheric body, and bliss body. These are five dimensions of the body. What is being referred to as astral body is, leaving the physical body, mental body, energy body, and the bliss body intact. And just allowing the etheric body to float around. That means you can conduct your activity here because your physical body, mental body, energy body is intact. But just allowing the etheric body to go, that's a certain kind of mastery. You can't just psych yourself into it. It needs enormous sadhana for a person to do that. Now, leaving the body when we say, we are just allowing the pranic body to move out, which is much simpler. It is a much simpler thing to do and it is more concrete thing. Compared to etheric body, pranic body is physical. It's more physical kind of presence. It's energy but it's a physical energy. Etheric is a transitory energy, it is neither physical nor beyond. It is a transition. Bliss body is totally beyond the physical. So getting the pranic body out and putting it back is easy and it's a much stronger experience because a physical part of you goes out and gets back. Etheric body needs much more sadhana because that is not even in your experience, it is not something that you can touch unless you're in a certain level of sadhana and intensity within yourself. But every street corner they are doing astral travel these days. That's just hallucination. See these things were done for a certain purpose. It's called Parakaya Pravesa. There have been schools which have been fundamentally focused towards this in India. Simply for entertainment, it's not worth exploring those things because it takes enormous effort to get mastery of all those things. And in the end what? What do you achieve? It is of no spiritual consequence.

Transcript: See, most of the people, I know that a lot of stuff going on here. In United States everybody is doing...

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... astral journeys. It's just hallucination. Okay? You lie down and just imagine that you're flying here, flying there. That's not it. See, what is being referred to, unfortunately everything becomes ridiculous when all kinds of people start handling it. What is being referred to as astral is, there are five kinds of bodies. Physical body, mental body, energy body, etheric body, and bliss body. These are five dimensions of the body. What is being referred to as astral body is, leaving the physical body, mental body, energy body, and the bliss body intact. And just allowing the etheric body to float around. That means you can conduct your activity here because your physical body, mental body, energy body is intact. But just allowing the etheric body to go, that's a certain kind of mastery. You can't just psych yourself into it. It needs enormous sadhana for a person to do that. Now, leaving the body when we say, we are just allowing the pranic body to move out, which is much simpler. It is a much simpler thing to do and it is more concrete thing. Compared to etheric body, pranic body is physical. It's more physical kind of presence. It's energy but it's a physical energy. Etheric is a transitory energy, it is neither physical nor beyond. It is a transition. Bliss body is totally beyond the physical. So getting the pranic body out and putting it back is easy and it's a much stronger experience because a physical part of you goes out and gets back. Etheric body needs much more sadhana because that is not even in your experience, it is not something that you can touch unless you're in a certain level of sadhana and intensity within yourself. But every street corner they are doing astral travel these days. That's just hallucination. See these things were done for a certain purpose. It's called Parakaya Pravesa. There have been schools which have been fundamentally focused towards this in India. Simply for entertainment, it's not worth exploring those things because it takes enormous effort to get mastery of all those things. And in the end what? What do you achieve? It is of no spiritual consequence.

April 29, 2021

3:21

Is death a design failure? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #12

Synopsis: It’s a design failure right? Eventually that’s what death is.

Synopsis: ...

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...It’s a design failure right? Eventually that’s what death is.

April 29, 2021

3:37

Is there chaos in yoga? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #11

Synopsis: But Sadhguru, yoga often feels like a very rigorous discipline. Where does chaos fit into that?

Synopsis: But Sadhguru, yoga often feels like a very rigorous discipline. Where...

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... does chaos fit into that?

April 29, 2021

8:39

Chaos | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #10

Synopsis: Sadhguru, I think if you said more about this notion of chaos, it would interest us.

Synopsis: Sadhguru, I think if you said more about this notion of chaos, it would...

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... interest us.

April 29, 2021

3:30

Do your genes rule you? Is it possible to break the genetic grip?

Transcript: So the reason why an individual human being may feel trapped in their own limited ways is simply because they are super identified with their memory. So one of the first steps in yoga is always this, that you start identifying with your ignorance never with your knowledge. Because your knowledge, it doesn't matter how vast it is, it is minuscule in this cosmos. But our ignorance is boundless. So to...

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... blow the maximum bubble that you want, first and foremost thing is you do not identify with your knowledge. That means you do not identify with your accumulated memory. Accumulated memory, on a superficial level, may be just what I learnt. But on a deeper level, it is my genetics, it is my evolutionary memory, it is all the different dimensions of memory. So one fundamental thing we do, which is something, which would be very interesting for doctors like you to study is, we do certain things with people so they'll become free from their genetic memory as far as possible. Except for the physiological factors, we want them to be released from their parentage. This is the purpose. The entire Eastern cultures were focused on this. Now it's all messed up, people have forgotten this. Otherwise one thing is, we are always seeing how to distance ourselves from the genetic memory because we saw that if you are identified with your genetic memory, you will just be a replay of your parents life. You will not be a fresh life. If you want to be a genuinely fresh possibility, you have to distance yourself. There are many types of processes through which we distance ourselves from genetic memory. You must see this, it's so dramatic. In the sense, in 24 hours' time, the human being changes completely. The very way they think, feel, understand, and perceive life. With some of them, even their facial features will change. Suddenly they look different within 24 hours' time. The change is so dramatic. So what do you do? Like him, I also delink. For a different purpose but, it's in a way alienating from the genetic memory so that your functionality is not limited to your genetics. That you are not a copy of the parents who produced you. Yes, they have given your body, they have nurtured you to a certain adulthood, after that their business is done. Now your business is to become a totally new potential of life. That's what it is. But this will not happen. You will see this happening with people. When they were 16, 18, they're very rebellious about how they want to be. But you watch the same people after they're 45, they're behaving just like their parents. They walk like them, sit like them, talk like them, everything coming back, catching up with them. Because the genetic memory overpowers the initial desire and exuberance of youth. Once it begins to receive, you will see you start behaving just like your parents. Because the genetic memory overpowers you.

Transcript: So the reason why an individual human being may feel trapped in their own limited ways is simply because...

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... they are super identified with their memory. So one of the first steps in yoga is always this, that you start identifying with your ignorance never with your knowledge. Because your knowledge, it doesn't matter how vast it is, it is minuscule in this cosmos. But our ignorance is boundless. So to blow the maximum bubble that you want, first and foremost thing is you do not identify with your knowledge. That means you do not identify with your accumulated memory. Accumulated memory, on a superficial level, may be just what I learnt. But on a deeper level, it is my genetics, it is my evolutionary memory, it is all the different dimensions of memory. So one fundamental thing we do, which is something, which would be very interesting for doctors like you to study is, we do certain things with people so they'll become free from their genetic memory as far as possible. Except for the physiological factors, we want them to be released from their parentage. This is the purpose. The entire Eastern cultures were focused on this. Now it's all messed up, people have forgotten this. Otherwise one thing is, we are always seeing how to distance ourselves from the genetic memory because we saw that if you are identified with your genetic memory, you will just be a replay of your parents life. You will not be a fresh life. If you want to be a genuinely fresh possibility, you have to distance yourself. There are many types of processes through which we distance ourselves from genetic memory. You must see this, it's so dramatic. In the sense, in 24 hours' time, the human being changes completely. The very way they think, feel, understand, and perceive life. With some of them, even their facial features will change. Suddenly they look different within 24 hours' time. The change is so dramatic. So what do you do? Like him, I also delink. For a different purpose but, it's in a way alienating from the genetic memory so that your functionality is not limited to your genetics. That you are not a copy of the parents who produced you. Yes, they have given your body, they have nurtured you to a certain adulthood, after that their business is done. Now your business is to become a totally new potential of life. That's what it is. But this will not happen. You will see this happening with people. When they were 16, 18, they're very rebellious about how they want to be. But you watch the same people after they're 45, they're behaving just like their parents. They walk like them, sit like them, talk like them, everything coming back, catching up with them. Because the genetic memory overpowers the initial desire and exuberance of youth. Once it begins to receive, you will see you start behaving just like your parents. Because the genetic memory overpowers you.

April 25, 2021

3:48

Kali Yuga | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #9

Synopsis: In Kali Yuga, is it possible to take the advaitic meditative route to try and get in touch with your consciousness, without a guru and the gurumantra? Or, should one pursue namasmarana and bhaktimarga as the way?  

Synopsis: In Kali Yuga, is it possible to take the advaitic meditative route to...

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... try and get in touch with your consciousness, without a guru and the gurumantra? Or, should one pursue namasmarana and bhaktimarga as the way?  

April 18, 2021

7:56

Is it possible to leave behind memory? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #5

Synopsis: Is it possible to shed or leave behind memory?  

Synopsis: Is it possible to shed or leave behind memory?  


April 18, 2021

1:41

Is it more important to see externally or internally? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #11

Synopsis: What I get from Isha’s philosophy, if I may say there is, is that you need to see internally. You need to fix it internally before fixing your external situation. But is it also not right, is it also not very important to do the right thing externally?  

Synopsis: What I get from Isha’s philosophy, if I may say there is, is that you...

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... need to see internally. You need to fix it internally before fixing your external situation. But is it also not right, is it also not very important to do the right thing externally?  

April 16, 2021

2:20

Intensity versus dhyana | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #10

Synopsis: ...

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...Sadhguru, in one of your videos, you say that the problem with the world is that most people lack the intensity. Most people lack the necessary intensity. And then you say the way is dhyana. So intensity is more associated with fierceness and personality and dhyana is more associated with calmness. So they’re somehow counter-intuitive. Can you elaborate a little?  

Synopsis: Sadhguru, in one of your videos, you say that the problem with the world...

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... is that most people lack the intensity. Most people lack the necessary intensity. And then you say the way is dhyana. So intensity is more associated with fierceness and personality and dhyana is more associated with calmness. So they’re somehow counter-intuitive. Can you elaborate a little?  

April 16, 2021

2:57

When does the soul enter the body?

Transcript: As life does not engage with the body just like that. It happens as a process. When a woman or a mother conceives, two little cells coming together then become some meatball, literally. But this meatball will become a life. It is somewhere between 40-48 days after conception that the life process enters. I don't know what the medical opinion is. Any doctors here? Okay. Okay. Alright. I'm saying this...

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... from my personal experience. It's 40-48 days, that's the space where you enter. There are some lives which enter later. Suppose, see this is something a woman or a mother would feel if we train her a little bit. If she sees that a life entered beyond 48 days, then you're delivering somebody truly special. Because this life will take time to settle. Some phenomenal is on the way. You have heard, somebody sees you know, Gautama's mother and this man says, you're going to deliver a phenomenal being. Somebody looks at Yashoda and says to the mother, you're delivering a phenomenal being. This is simply because when you notice after 48 days of conception, still life has not entered but enters a little later than that, this means you are expecting a phenomenal being to arrive. Why it is so, if I go into the intricacies, it'll take you somewhere. But normal life enters somewhere between 40-48 days. Now after this, for some reason, after all womb is a manufacturing unit of this body. For some reason, if the body did not form itself appropriately for that life, or for any life, then the life chooses to exit before its delivered. So this is a stillborn baby. Or sometimes, because of whatever compulsions, a mother may choose to abort the child. That is another form of thing. But in these things, the engagement with the body for this life truly begins somewhere approximately between 84-90 days. It is where really life gets engaged. Till then it's foraging. It is looking if this is suitable, if this womb is a right place. This is not a conscious thing. This is an unconscious. Tendency wise, it is seeing if it matches. By tendencies. The appropriate word for this is, traditionally we call this vasanas. Depending upon the vasana, you're looking for an appropriate body. So, though it is partially engaged, it can exit before 90 days. Between 84-90 days, the life gets properly engaged. From then on, it's a proper baby. From then on it's a proper life.

Transcript: As life does not engage with the body just like that. It happens as a process. When a woman or a mother...

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... conceives, two little cells coming together then become some meatball, literally. But this meatball will become a life. It is somewhere between 40-48 days after conception that the life process enters. I don't know what the medical opinion is. Any doctors here? Okay. Okay. Alright. I'm saying this from my personal experience. It's 40-48 days, that's the space where you enter. There are some lives which enter later. Suppose, see this is something a woman or a mother would feel if we train her a little bit. If she sees that a life entered beyond 48 days, then you're delivering somebody truly special. Because this life will take time to settle. Some phenomenal is on the way. You have heard, somebody sees you know, Gautama's mother and this man says, you're going to deliver a phenomenal being. Somebody looks at Yashoda and says to the mother, you're delivering a phenomenal being. This is simply because when you notice after 48 days of conception, still life has not entered but enters a little later than that, this means you are expecting a phenomenal being to arrive. Why it is so, if I go into the intricacies, it'll take you somewhere. But normal life enters somewhere between 40-48 days. Now after this, for some reason, after all womb is a manufacturing unit of this body. For some reason, if the body did not form itself appropriately for that life, or for any life, then the life chooses to exit before its delivered. So this is a stillborn baby. Or sometimes, because of whatever compulsions, a mother may choose to abort the child. That is another form of thing. But in these things, the engagement with the body for this life truly begins somewhere approximately between 84-90 days. It is where really life gets engaged. Till then it's foraging. It is looking if this is suitable, if this womb is a right place. This is not a conscious thing. This is an unconscious. Tendency wise, it is seeing if it matches. By tendencies. The appropriate word for this is, traditionally we call this vasanas. Depending upon the vasana, you're looking for an appropriate body. So, though it is partially engaged, it can exit before 90 days. Between 84-90 days, the life gets properly engaged. From then on, it's a proper baby. From then on it's a proper life.

April 3, 2021

3:36

An experiment to find if the two out of body Chakras are active

Transcript: I don't know if I should say this because if I say this you may start imagining all kinds of things. If you become meditative, now that you are becoming. As you do shambhavi, I shouldn't say this it'll lead to all kinds of things because people have a very wild imagination. I always avoid telling them anything which is not in that experience because they will start imagining all kinds of things. Because...

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... you need to understand this. Wherever you focus your mind, there there will be some twitching. If you want, right now you experiment. Hold your little finger like this and focus at the tip of this little finger. You will see within a minutes time there will be twitching. Any part of the body, if you focus your mind, some twitching you will notice. So that is not to be mistaken as some other great process happening within you. Or of course there are physiological twitches and twists happening here and there. Once in a way it happens to you. You're sleeping, some part of the body little bit of twitch and this and that. Especially if you're very nervous, it could happen to you quite often. If you're at ease, it may not happen. If you're in a little bit of tension or stress, it could happen to you in different parts. So that is not to be mistaken either. Anyway. Don't do this to yourself, it's not necessary. If I hold my hand above my Brahmarandhra, even up to four feet above. If you hold it, you will see a clear feeling in your hand which is always in the form of. Like a, something like an eight. This will be always happening if you keep your energies in a certain way. This can happen to every human being but it is happening within, it doesn't extend itself beyond because the final two chakras. Out of the 114 chakras that are there in the system, two chakras are outside the body. If dimensions beyond the physical become a constantly active process. Some of you might have felt this in your shambhavi. For a few moments, you feel something beyond yourself has become active. So if a dimension beyond your physicality becomes a continuously active process within you, then after some time these two chakras, which are dormant and outside the body, become active. If they become active, there is a, you got an antenna on your head. You've seen a police antenna? You got an antenna on your head which is giving you a certain perspective of life.

Transcript: I don't know if I should say this because if I say this you may start imagining all kinds of things....

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... If you become meditative, now that you are becoming. As you do shambhavi, I shouldn't say this it'll lead to all kinds of things because people have a very wild imagination. I always avoid telling them anything which is not in that experience because they will start imagining all kinds of things. Because you need to understand this. Wherever you focus your mind, there there will be some twitching. If you want, right now you experiment. Hold your little finger like this and focus at the tip of this little finger. You will see within a minutes time there will be twitching. Any part of the body, if you focus your mind, some twitching you will notice. So that is not to be mistaken as some other great process happening within you. Or of course there are physiological twitches and twists happening here and there. Once in a way it happens to you. You're sleeping, some part of the body little bit of twitch and this and that. Especially if you're very nervous, it could happen to you quite often. If you're at ease, it may not happen. If you're in a little bit of tension or stress, it could happen to you in different parts. So that is not to be mistaken either. Anyway. Don't do this to yourself, it's not necessary. If I hold my hand above my Brahmarandhra, even up to four feet above. If you hold it, you will see a clear feeling in your hand which is always in the form of. Like a, something like an eight. This will be always happening if you keep your energies in a certain way. This can happen to every human being but it is happening within, it doesn't extend itself beyond because the final two chakras. Out of the 114 chakras that are there in the system, two chakras are outside the body. If dimensions beyond the physical become a constantly active process. Some of you might have felt this in your shambhavi. For a few moments, you feel something beyond yourself has become active. So if a dimension beyond your physicality becomes a continuously active process within you, then after some time these two chakras, which are dormant and outside the body, become active. If they become active, there is a, you got an antenna on your head. You've seen a police antenna? You got an antenna on your head which is giving you a certain perspective of life.

April 2, 2021

3:02

How does the soul enter the body?

Transcript: If you have a newborn baby in your home, you would see a certain part of the skull is not formed. Have you noticed this? So the child has to be handled gently. That part is just skin, there is no bone. So this part in the yogic terminology is referred to as Brahmarandhra. Randhra means a passage. Like a small hole, or a tunnel, or a passage. So this is known as Brahmarandhra. So this is the space in...

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... the body through which life descends into the fetus. Because life has descended into the fetus and life keeps its options open. Whether this body is capable of sustaining it or not, it keeps the options open. That much awareness is there in the life process. So it keeps that trap door open till the last minute. It wants to keep it open just in case it finds the body unsuitable for its existence, it will leave. And it does not want to leave from any other passage in the body, it wants to leave the way it came. A good guest always comes through the front door and goes out through the front door. If he comes through the front door and goes out through the back door that means your house is swept clean. So he wants to go out to the same door so he keeps it open till the last minute. He wants to keep his choices. There are any number of, probably if there are doctors or obstetricians you would know, there any number of cases where, by all medical parameters the fetus is healthy, everything is fine. But for some reason a stillbirth happens. Simply because a life within is still choosing if it finds the wrong kind of body is happening. Life has its own karmic substance. And the fetus has the karma of the parents. So it has made its choice, 90% of the time it is correct. Or more, it is correct. Sometimes it is conscious that it could make a wrong choice. So if a being enters into this particular fetus and finds it unsuitable as it evolves to become a baby, then it leaves. That is why one door is kept open. So this is the Brahmarandhra.

Transcript: If you have a newborn baby in your home, you would see a certain part of the skull is not formed. Have...

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... you noticed this? So the child has to be handled gently. That part is just skin, there is no bone. So this part in the yogic terminology is referred to as Brahmarandhra. Randhra means a passage. Like a small hole, or a tunnel, or a passage. So this is known as Brahmarandhra. So this is the space in the body through which life descends into the fetus. Because life has descended into the fetus and life keeps its options open. Whether this body is capable of sustaining it or not, it keeps the options open. That much awareness is there in the life process. So it keeps that trap door open till the last minute. It wants to keep it open just in case it finds the body unsuitable for its existence, it will leave. And it does not want to leave from any other passage in the body, it wants to leave the way it came. A good guest always comes through the front door and goes out through the front door. If he comes through the front door and goes out through the back door that means your house is swept clean. So he wants to go out to the same door so he keeps it open till the last minute. He wants to keep his choices. There are any number of, probably if there are doctors or obstetricians you would know, there any number of cases where, by all medical parameters the fetus is healthy, everything is fine. But for some reason a stillbirth happens. Simply because a life within is still choosing if it finds the wrong kind of body is happening. Life has its own karmic substance. And the fetus has the karma of the parents. So it has made its choice, 90% of the time it is correct. Or more, it is correct. Sometimes it is conscious that it could make a wrong choice. So if a being enters into this particular fetus and finds it unsuitable as it evolves to become a baby, then it leaves. That is why one door is kept open. So this is the Brahmarandhra.

April 1, 2021

3:16

How to activate the Chakras

Transcript: Today this is common scientific knowledge that the whole existence is a reverberation of energy. So the source of all that's physical in the existence today, as for modern science, is a reverbration or a vibration. Among the vibrations that happen in the existence, not all of it is right now available to the human ear. What we refer to as music is a more refined arrangement of the sounds that the creation...

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... is already making. The Indian classical music particularly comes from a very deep understanding of the human system. Every human experience happens only within ourselves, never outside of ourselves. Because we are the basis of our experience. Everything that we do is based upon the nature of the self. Because of this, the music identified certain dimensions of the body which are responsive to the sounds that we generate, or the sounds that come towards us. The human system, being seen as five koshas or five sheets or layers of body. The Annamaya kosha, the Manomaya kosha, Pranamaya kosha, Vigyanamaya koshan, and Anandamaya kosha. Among these five, Pranamaya kosha is the most significant one. Pranamaya kosha is made up of 72,000 nadis which meet and redistribute in 114 significant ways, or there are 114 junction boxes in the human system. Of these, two are outside, the physical nature and 112 are within. Out of these 112, four are dormant to a large extent. So 108 active energy centers in the body are chakras in the body. Based on this, these 108 are divided on the right and the left in the form of Ida and Pingala. They're divided as 54 each. Based on this we formed a sanskrit alphabet of 54 sounds. These 54 sounds in two manifestations are feminine and masculine. We have 108. These 108 sounds has a significance and the whole music system evolved out of these 108. So the Indian classical music, essentially, is about touching these 108 or activating these 108 chakras or points in the body which will lead to a natural evolution of the human being to a higher level of consciousness. So music has never been just a form of entertainment, it has been a way of evolving an individual human being into a universal entity. So this dimension of activating the human system, this dimension of allowing the human system to evolve to its ultimate possibility, by using these 108 sounds, is called as Nada Yoga. So the Indian classical music is an evolution of this fundamental process of Nada Yoga.

Transcript: Today this is common scientific knowledge that the whole existence is a reverberation of energy. So the...

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... source of all that's physical in the existence today, as for modern science, is a reverbration or a vibration. Among the vibrations that happen in the existence, not all of it is right now available to the human ear. What we refer to as music is a more refined arrangement of the sounds that the creation is already making. The Indian classical music particularly comes from a very deep understanding of the human system. Every human experience happens only within ourselves, never outside of ourselves. Because we are the basis of our experience. Everything that we do is based upon the nature of the self. Because of this, the music identified certain dimensions of the body which are responsive to the sounds that we generate, or the sounds that come towards us. The human system, being seen as five koshas or five sheets or layers of body. The Annamaya kosha, the Manomaya kosha, Pranamaya kosha, Vigyanamaya koshan, and Anandamaya kosha. Among these five, Pranamaya kosha is the most significant one. Pranamaya kosha is made up of 72,000 nadis which meet and redistribute in 114 significant ways, or there are 114 junction boxes in the human system. Of these, two are outside, the physical nature and 112 are within. Out of these 112, four are dormant to a large extent. So 108 active energy centers in the body are chakras in the body. Based on this, these 108 are divided on the right and the left in the form of Ida and Pingala. They're divided as 54 each. Based on this we formed a sanskrit alphabet of 54 sounds. These 54 sounds in two manifestations are feminine and masculine. We have 108. These 108 sounds has a significance and the whole music system evolved out of these 108. So the Indian classical music, essentially, is about touching these 108 or activating these 108 chakras or points in the body which will lead to a natural evolution of the human being to a higher level of consciousness. So music has never been just a form of entertainment, it has been a way of evolving an individual human being into a universal entity. So this dimension of activating the human system, this dimension of allowing the human system to evolve to its ultimate possibility, by using these 108 sounds, is called as Nada Yoga. So the Indian classical music is an evolution of this fundamental process of Nada Yoga.

March 4, 2021

3:58

What is AURA? How can I see someone’s Aura

Transcript: Aura is that of many kinds. One can carry from a pitch black aura to a pure white aura. Between these two, there are a million shades. Essentially, the physical, mental, emotional, and energy status of who you are right now, in a certain way, is represented by your aura. Or it's visible through the aura. Every substance on the planet has a certain field of energy around it. Or what you see as substance...

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... on the planet is actually energy. It's a scientific fact. The whole existence is energy. One part of the energy has manifested itself into a certain level of reverberation which makes it a physical form. Another part of the energy does not manifest itself into your physical form but it still has a form. So that form, which is not yet physical or refuses to become physical but still maintains a form, that's an aura. Or that's being called an aura. What you call as aura is even more superficial than the skin because it's even further out. So it may have certain, if one has the necessary insight, may have certain, give you certain access to the nature of the person. But you're only looking at the psychological, emotional, and physical structure of the human being. But aura is not even skin deep. So it's not worth spending time on it. If you become conscious of the core, the surface may be just visible to you. But you trying to see and read people's auras is a stupid thing to do. You'll waste your life trying to do such things. If you're conscious, if your perception is enhanced, you may see things.

Transcript: Aura is that of many kinds. One can carry from a pitch black aura to a pure white aura. Between these...

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... two, there are a million shades. Essentially, the physical, mental, emotional, and energy status of who you are right now, in a certain way, is represented by your aura. Or it's visible through the aura. Every substance on the planet has a certain field of energy around it. Or what you see as substance on the planet is actually energy. It's a scientific fact. The whole existence is energy. One part of the energy has manifested itself into a certain level of reverberation which makes it a physical form. Another part of the energy does not manifest itself into your physical form but it still has a form. So that form, which is not yet physical or refuses to become physical but still maintains a form, that's an aura. Or that's being called an aura. What you call as aura is even more superficial than the skin because it's even further out. So it may have certain, if one has the necessary insight, may have certain, give you certain access to the nature of the person. But you're only looking at the psychological, emotional, and physical structure of the human being. But aura is not even skin deep. So it's not worth spending time on it. If you become conscious of the core, the surface may be just visible to you. But you trying to see and read people's auras is a stupid thing to do. You'll waste your life trying to do such things. If you're conscious, if your perception is enhanced, you may see things.

February 19, 2021

2:59

Simple process to cleanse your Aura and access Akashik intelligence

Transcript: Fire accounts for 4% of your elemental makeup. If you wish to use fire, you can light a fire with an organic substance like straw, or fire root without any oil and stand facing the fire with your hands open and keep your eyes open for three minutes. Then stand with your back to it, exposing your spine for three minutes. This will cleanse your aura and bring about a new sense of resurgence in the system....

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... This is to rekindle and reconnect the fire within, with the fires outside. This is the basis of all fire based rituals in the east. If having a fire is not very practical for you, at least a lamp with vegetable oil or ghee. You light a lamp and be around this lamp. First face the lamp and sit and then turn around and sit. So that the fire element within you gets rekindled. The fifth and the most expansive dimension of the elemental composition is akash, or etheric space. This has a certain intelligence. The nature, quality and the power of your life essentially is determined by how much excess can you find into the akashic intelligence. As I said, this is an expansive part of the elemental composition. That means there is no limit. There is only that much water, there is only that much air, that much earth, and that much fire. But the akashic dimension is a limitless possibility. If you find excess in a limitless manner, both your perception and intelligence can grow. One simple process you can do to find more access to akash, or the akashic intelligence is, after sunrise, before the sun crosses a 30 degree angle, look up at the sky once and bow down to akash for holding you and this planet in place. After the sun crosses 30 degrees, sometime during the day, any time, look up and bow down again. After the sunset, within the 40 minutes after sunset, look up at the sky and once again bow down. You are not bowing to any imaginary gods up there, just to the etheric space around us which is holding everything that we are in place. If you get the akash to cooperate with your life energies, life will happen in magical ways. An intelligence that you have never thought possible, will become yours.

Transcript: Fire accounts for 4% of your elemental makeup. If you wish to use fire, you can light a fire with an...

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... organic substance like straw, or fire root without any oil and stand facing the fire with your hands open and keep your eyes open for three minutes. Then stand with your back to it, exposing your spine for three minutes. This will cleanse your aura and bring about a new sense of resurgence in the system. This is to rekindle and reconnect the fire within, with the fires outside. This is the basis of all fire based rituals in the east. If having a fire is not very practical for you, at least a lamp with vegetable oil or ghee. You light a lamp and be around this lamp. First face the lamp and sit and then turn around and sit. So that the fire element within you gets rekindled. The fifth and the most expansive dimension of the elemental composition is akash, or etheric space. This has a certain intelligence. The nature, quality and the power of your life essentially is determined by how much excess can you find into the akashic intelligence. As I said, this is an expansive part of the elemental composition. That means there is no limit. There is only that much water, there is only that much air, that much earth, and that much fire. But the akashic dimension is a limitless possibility. If you find excess in a limitless manner, both your perception and intelligence can grow. One simple process you can do to find more access to akash, or the akashic intelligence is, after sunrise, before the sun crosses a 30 degree angle, look up at the sky once and bow down to akash for holding you and this planet in place. After the sun crosses 30 degrees, sometime during the day, any time, look up and bow down again. After the sunset, within the 40 minutes after sunset, look up at the sky and once again bow down. You are not bowing to any imaginary gods up there, just to the etheric space around us which is holding everything that we are in place. If you get the akash to cooperate with your life energies, life will happen in magical ways. An intelligence that you have never thought possible, will become yours.

February 10, 2021

3:08

How to activate the Chakras

Transcript: Today this is common scientific knowledge that the whole existence is a reverberation of energy. So the source of all that's physical in the existence today, as for modern science, is a reverbration or a vibration. Among the vibrations that happen in the existence, not all of it is right now available to the human ear. What we refer to as music is a more refined arrangement of the sounds that the creation...

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... is already making. The Indian classical music particularly comes from a very deep understanding of the human system. Every human experience happens only within ourselves, never outside of ourselves. Because we are the basis of our experience. Everything that we do is based upon the nature of the self. Because of this, the music identified certain dimensions of the body which are responsive to the sounds that we generate, or the sounds that come towards us. The human system, being seen as five koshas or five sheets or layers of body. The Annamaya kosha, the Manomaya kosha, Pranamaya kosha, Vigyanamaya koshan, and Anandamaya kosha. Among these five, Pranamaya kosha is the most significant one. Pranamaya kosha is made up of 72,000 nadis which meet and redistribute in 114 significant ways, or there are 114 junction boxes in the human system. Of these, two are outside, the physical nature and 112 are within. Out of these 112, four are dormant to a large extent. So 108 active energy centers in the body are chakras in the body. Based on this, these 108 are divided on the right and the left in the form of Ida and Pingala. They're divided as 54 each. Based on this we formed a sanskrit alphabet of 54 sounds. These 54 sounds in two manifestations are feminine and masculine. We have 108. These 108 sounds has a significance and the whole music system evolved out of these 108. So the Indian classical music, essentially, is about touching these 108 or activating these 108 chakras or points in the body which will lead to a natural evolution of the human being to a higher level of consciousness. So music has never been just a form of entertainment, it has been a way of evolving an individual human being into a universal entity. So this dimension of activating the human system, this dimension of allowing the human system to evolve to its ultimate possibility, by using these 108 sounds, is called as Nada Yoga. So the Indian classical music is an evolution of this fundamental process of Nada Yoga.

Transcript: Today this is common scientific knowledge that the whole existence is a reverberation of energy. So the...

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... source of all that's physical in the existence today, as for modern science, is a reverbration or a vibration. Among the vibrations that happen in the existence, not all of it is right now available to the human ear. What we refer to as music is a more refined arrangement of the sounds that the creation is already making. The Indian classical music particularly comes from a very deep understanding of the human system. Every human experience happens only within ourselves, never outside of ourselves. Because we are the basis of our experience. Everything that we do is based upon the nature of the self. Because of this, the music identified certain dimensions of the body which are responsive to the sounds that we generate, or the sounds that come towards us. The human system, being seen as five koshas or five sheets or layers of body. The Annamaya kosha, the Manomaya kosha, Pranamaya kosha, Vigyanamaya koshan, and Anandamaya kosha. Among these five, Pranamaya kosha is the most significant one. Pranamaya kosha is made up of 72,000 nadis which meet and redistribute in 114 significant ways, or there are 114 junction boxes in the human system. Of these, two are outside, the physical nature and 112 are within. Out of these 112, four are dormant to a large extent. So 108 active energy centers in the body are chakras in the body. Based on this, these 108 are divided on the right and the left in the form of Ida and Pingala. They're divided as 54 each. Based on this we formed a sanskrit alphabet of 54 sounds. These 54 sounds in two manifestations are feminine and masculine. We have 108. These 108 sounds has a significance and the whole music system evolved out of these 108. So the Indian classical music, essentially, is about touching these 108 or activating these 108 chakras or points in the body which will lead to a natural evolution of the human being to a higher level of consciousness. So music has never been just a form of entertainment, it has been a way of evolving an individual human being into a universal entity. So this dimension of activating the human system, this dimension of allowing the human system to evolve to its ultimate possibility, by using these 108 sounds, is called as Nada Yoga. So the Indian classical music is an evolution of this fundamental process of Nada Yoga.

February 4, 2021

3:58

How does one feel after mastering all the chakras ?

Synopsis: How can one master all the Chakras ? How does one feel after achieving that? During a 'Darshan' meet with residents at the Isha Yoga Centre, Sadhguru explains basics of Chakras and how Yoga helps achieve mastery over Chakras. Drawing parallels between human energy system and electricity, he unravels a complex topic in captivating style.

Synopsis: How can one master all the Chakras ? How does one feel after achieving that? During a 'Darshan' meet...

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... with residents at the Isha Yoga Centre, Sadhguru explains basics of Chakras and how Yoga helps achieve mastery over Chakras. Drawing parallels between human energy system and electricity, he unravels a complex topic in captivating style.

December 24, 2020

14:41

Did you know – The human brain is always looking for intoxication!

Transcript: You must understand, whatever stimulants, whatever stimulus you may take from outside, essentially human experience of all kinds is caused only from within. The question is only are you on push-start, or are you on self-start. Which is better, technologically? Self-start. So if I teach you, suppose I teach you that you can simply sit here and be totally blissed out, more stoned than anybody on the...

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... campus. At the same time, you're fully aware. Would you go for it? Would you go for it? Fully stoned, fully conscious, would you go for it? See, the only problem with your alcohol, drugs, everything is not a moral issue, it is a life issue because it destroys life. It's not a morality, that this is good, this is bad, that's not the point. The point is it makes you incapable in so many ways. There was a certain Israeli scientist who was researching on marijuana or cannabis. Over 18 years the US drug administration gave him large quantities of marijuana and he went on experimenting and 18 years time he came up with really nothing significant. And during mid-80s, when American agencies were fighting drug on the street, they changed their policy of fighting the suppliers in Mexico and South America. They decided to fight on the street, with the users. So they said, somebody said, this is not right. You're giving this man such a big stock, we don't know what he's doing. Because he's not produced anything, 18 years of research. Then he moved to Israel. The Israeli government looked at his work and they decided to give him big stocks of marijuana. And after another 3.5-4 years, he came up with this. He found that in the human brain there are millions of cannabis receptors. Then he threw this question to various disciplines. Anthropologists tried to look at it and say, at some time in history maybe every human being was smoking, that's why the receptors. Then they said, this is rubbish. Because in many parts of the world it was not there, even an Eskimo has cannibus receptors, where he's never seen anything like this. Then various things happened, then the neurologists came up with this. They said, always, the human brain is waiting for the cannibus, that which causes intoxication. Not waiting for it from outside, it can generate from within. That is why there are receptors. So this is something that we have always known. I can show you, I'm there always. You look at my eyes, I'm always stoned. But as aware as anybody can be. If you do not know intoxication in life, you will never know a sense of abandon. If you don't have a sense of abandon, you will never walk full stride in your life, you will only walk half steps all the time.

Transcript: You must understand, whatever stimulants, whatever stimulus you may take from outside, essentially human...

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... experience of all kinds is caused only from within. The question is only are you on push-start, or are you on self-start. Which is better, technologically? Self-start. So if I teach you, suppose I teach you that you can simply sit here and be totally blissed out, more stoned than anybody on the campus. At the same time, you're fully aware. Would you go for it? Would you go for it? Fully stoned, fully conscious, would you go for it? See, the only problem with your alcohol, drugs, everything is not a moral issue, it is a life issue because it destroys life. It's not a morality, that this is good, this is bad, that's not the point. The point is it makes you incapable in so many ways. There was a certain Israeli scientist who was researching on marijuana or cannabis. Over 18 years the US drug administration gave him large quantities of marijuana and he went on experimenting and 18 years time he came up with really nothing significant. And during mid-80s, when American agencies were fighting drug on the street, they changed their policy of fighting the suppliers in Mexico and South America. They decided to fight on the street, with the users. So they said, somebody said, this is not right. You're giving this man such a big stock, we don't know what he's doing. Because he's not produced anything, 18 years of research. Then he moved to Israel. The Israeli government looked at his work and they decided to give him big stocks of marijuana. And after another 3.5-4 years, he came up with this. He found that in the human brain there are millions of cannabis receptors. Then he threw this question to various disciplines. Anthropologists tried to look at it and say, at some time in history maybe every human being was smoking, that's why the receptors. Then they said, this is rubbish. Because in many parts of the world it was not there, even an Eskimo has cannibus receptors, where he's never seen anything like this. Then various things happened, then the neurologists came up with this. They said, always, the human brain is waiting for the cannibus, that which causes intoxication. Not waiting for it from outside, it can generate from within. That is why there are receptors. So this is something that we have always known. I can show you, I'm there always. You look at my eyes, I'm always stoned. But as aware as anybody can be. If you do not know intoxication in life, you will never know a sense of abandon. If you don't have a sense of abandon, you will never walk full stride in your life, you will only walk half steps all the time.

December 24, 2020

3:59

Did you know – Your mind can run 14 parallel tracks at the same time!

Transcript: This will be very hard for your viewers to digest, but let them have little indigestion. Let them sit up and think about this. As I sit here, I'm talking to you, am I talking sensibly? Yes. Do I look focused? Very. Nobody has ever seen me unfocused on anything, but at the same time I have at least 12-14 tracks running in my mind all the time. So I may be talking to you, but I'm sorting out many, many...

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... things. That means, in a way, compared to a whole lot of people, if they think one thing, they can't think the other thing, I have 14 people in one. I could increase the range if I want, I'm just a little lazy. So I don't want to spread it. If little more striving, I can spread it much more. But, you know, here and there I enjoy a little bit of laziness. I thought 12-14 tracks, it's enough and they're running well. So at the same time I'll be designing something, I'll be creating something, I'll be preparing something, everything will be happening at the same time. This is what being human means. Unfortunately, most people utter the word human only with reference to the limitations of being human. Very rarely anybody says I am human referring to the immensity of being human. They are always saying, oh I am only human. So this is what I want them to realize, this is what Adiyogi means. 112 different ways through which you can find solutions of transformation. Solutions or means for transformation. For your immediate needs and for your ultimate needs, both. This dimension of science, where he is talking about the entire nuts and bolts of human mechanism and the nuts and bolts of cosmic mechanism, and how these two things will fit into each other, absolutely without any friction, how you can be a part of the cosmos, how the cosmos can be a part of you. This is not logically correct but, when the Saptarishis asked him, what is the nature of this existence, where does it begin, where does it end, how big is it? He laughed and he said I can pack the entire cosmos into a mustard seed. So then they asked if you can pack everything into a mustard seed, is it big, is it small, what is its nature, what's its composition, how can it be big and small at the same time? By then he was bored with them. Then he just said, like this, five, that there are just five elements. If these five elements, if you understand, if you grasp these five elements, you grasp the entire creation. The physical world is finished with five elements - earth, water, fire, air, and space. If you know these things, you know everything. With these five things, how much mischief, just see. Can you believe with five elements, just with five ingredients, how many things have been created in this cosmos? So he just said this, that's all you need to get. So that's why we called him Bhutaswara, the master of five elements.

Transcript: This will be very hard for your viewers to digest, but let them have little indigestion. Let them sit...

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... up and think about this. As I sit here, I'm talking to you, am I talking sensibly? Yes. Do I look focused? Very. Nobody has ever seen me unfocused on anything, but at the same time I have at least 12-14 tracks running in my mind all the time. So I may be talking to you, but I'm sorting out many, many things. That means, in a way, compared to a whole lot of people, if they think one thing, they can't think the other thing, I have 14 people in one. I could increase the range if I want, I'm just a little lazy. So I don't want to spread it. If little more striving, I can spread it much more. But, you know, here and there I enjoy a little bit of laziness. I thought 12-14 tracks, it's enough and they're running well. So at the same time I'll be designing something, I'll be creating something, I'll be preparing something, everything will be happening at the same time. This is what being human means. Unfortunately, most people utter the word human only with reference to the limitations of being human. Very rarely anybody says I am human referring to the immensity of being human. They are always saying, oh I am only human. So this is what I want them to realize, this is what Adiyogi means. 112 different ways through which you can find solutions of transformation. Solutions or means for transformation. For your immediate needs and for your ultimate needs, both. This dimension of science, where he is talking about the entire nuts and bolts of human mechanism and the nuts and bolts of cosmic mechanism, and how these two things will fit into each other, absolutely without any friction, how you can be a part of the cosmos, how the cosmos can be a part of you. This is not logically correct but, when the Saptarishis asked him, what is the nature of this existence, where does it begin, where does it end, how big is it? He laughed and he said I can pack the entire cosmos into a mustard seed. So then they asked if you can pack everything into a mustard seed, is it big, is it small, what is its nature, what's its composition, how can it be big and small at the same time? By then he was bored with them. Then he just said, like this, five, that there are just five elements. If these five elements, if you understand, if you grasp these five elements, you grasp the entire creation. The physical world is finished with five elements - earth, water, fire, air, and space. If you know these things, you know everything. With these five things, how much mischief, just see. Can you believe with five elements, just with five ingredients, how many things have been created in this cosmos? So he just said this, that's all you need to get. So that's why we called him Bhutaswara, the master of five elements.

December 10, 2020

3:59

The secret behind Bruce Lee’s lightening speed

Transcript: He kept his fist just three inches away from the journalist's body and hoo! The man went and fell in the pool. Because you're using the Manipuraka, hoo. The man will just fly. Bruce Lee, heard of him? He was not a yogi, okay? He gave a demo. So a journalist came and asked him, he was still not yet so famous in Hollywood, he had just come to Hollywood and talks were going on because he gave some demonstrations...

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... and he was almost super-human. So talks were going on, a journalist came to interview him. And he asked him, "Okay people are talking about all this, give me a demonstration about your power." So Bruce Lee made him stand here, he was at a swimming pool. The swimming pool was nine feet away. He was standing here, the swimming pool edge is nine feet away. He said, "You just stand here," and he kept his fist just three inches away from the journalist's body and hoo! The man went and fell in the pool. A 185 pound man went and fell in the pool with a three inch punch. Just that's all. No like this, just. That's all. Because you're using the Manipuraka, hoo! The man will just fly. Manipuraka could be mobile but that's not a good thing to do. Some of the people, who are into certain type of martial arts, are making their Manipuraka mobile to demonstrate certain things. That is not good at all. Once you learn to move your Manipuraka in a certain way, that too to do demos and stuff, such a person will not live long. So I'm not saying this only with this relation, because anyway he's dead, that's easy to say. Not in that context. Innocently they have shown these things in some of the things. There are yogis who move their Manipuraka and do things. Such people never physically move. They sit in the same place. Once your maintenance center is moved around, you don't move your physical body, you sit in the same place always. I think in some of these martial arts movies, innocently, not knowing what it is, they have shown this. Some old people are sitting, somebody falls down but they're always sitting. Have you seen this?

Transcript: He kept his fist just three inches away from the journalist's body and hoo! The man went and fell in...

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... the pool. Because you're using the Manipuraka, hoo. The man will just fly. Bruce Lee, heard of him? He was not a yogi, okay? He gave a demo. So a journalist came and asked him, he was still not yet so famous in Hollywood, he had just come to Hollywood and talks were going on because he gave some demonstrations and he was almost super-human. So talks were going on, a journalist came to interview him. And he asked him, "Okay people are talking about all this, give me a demonstration about your power." So Bruce Lee made him stand here, he was at a swimming pool. The swimming pool was nine feet away. He was standing here, the swimming pool edge is nine feet away. He said, "You just stand here," and he kept his fist just three inches away from the journalist's body and hoo! The man went and fell in the pool. A 185 pound man went and fell in the pool with a three inch punch. Just that's all. No like this, just. That's all. Because you're using the Manipuraka, hoo! The man will just fly. Manipuraka could be mobile but that's not a good thing to do. Some of the people, who are into certain type of martial arts, are making their Manipuraka mobile to demonstrate certain things. That is not good at all. Once you learn to move your Manipuraka in a certain way, that too to do demos and stuff, such a person will not live long. So I'm not saying this only with this relation, because anyway he's dead, that's easy to say. Not in that context. Innocently they have shown these things in some of the things. There are yogis who move their Manipuraka and do things. Such people never physically move. They sit in the same place. Once your maintenance center is moved around, you don't move your physical body, you sit in the same place always. I think in some of these martial arts movies, innocently, not knowing what it is, they have shown this. Some old people are sitting, somebody falls down but they're always sitting. Have you seen this?

September 30, 2020

3:30

What are the 5 fundamental elements in existence and their their significance

Synopsis: Sadhguru explains that the body is just a play of 5 elements, and so is the world, and so is the existence. Sadhguru says - "How well organized the five elements are in your system decides how firm and stable and organically strong this body is." 72% of the body is just Water, 12% is Earth, 6% is Air, 4% is Fire and the remaining 6% is Space. Sadhguru explains the significance of each of these elements,...

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... and how we can take charge of them.

Synopsis: Sadhguru explains that the body is just a play of 5 elements, and so is the world, and so is the existence....

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... Sadhguru says - "How well organized the five elements are in your system decides how firm and stable and organically strong this body is." 72% of the body is just Water, 12% is Earth, 6% is Air, 4% is Fire and the remaining 6% is Space. Sadhguru explains the significance of each of these elements, and how we can take charge of them.

July 20, 2020

6:52

Life and Death are happening with each breath

Synopsis: In this profound talk Sadhguru explains that life and death are not two different things. He says - "Death is not something that happens to you in future. It's happening to you all the time.... In every moment, both life and death are involved... You will notice, with every inhalation there is life, with every exhalation there is death." Only if you embrace death can one lead a full fledged life!

Synopsis: In this profound talk Sadhguru explains that life and death are not two different things. He says - "Death...

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... is not something that happens to you in future. It's happening to you all the time.... In every moment, both life and death are involved... You will notice, with every inhalation there is life, with every exhalation there is death." Only if you embrace death can one lead a full fledged life!

June 29, 2020

4:48

How Do Yogis Go Without Food & Water For Months

Synopsis: A student at medical college asks Sadhguru - "Sadhguru we have heard many stories of people getting into a deep state of meditation, and they forgo basic human necessities like thirst and hunger for several months together. But science says that a person can die within 10 days of not having water. So can you explain how such a state of metabolism can be attained?" Sadhguru explains the mechanics of...

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... human physiology, and what happens in the system when yogis go into deep states of meditation.

Synopsis: A student at medical college asks Sadhguru - "Sadhguru we have heard many stories of people getting into...

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... a deep state of meditation, and they forgo basic human necessities like thirst and hunger for several months together. But science says that a person can die within 10 days of not having water. So can you explain how such a state of metabolism can be attained?" Sadhguru explains the mechanics of human physiology, and what happens in the system when yogis go into deep states of meditation.

December 13, 2019

8:08

Our Body Is Nothing But Soil

Synopsis: In the Indian culture, soil or earth is always looked upon as a mother from which we are born. Sadhguru tells that our body is nothing but soil. He also explains that there is a tremendous amount of intelligence in the soil. We should not underestimate the intelligence of life. So, don't mistake the source of your life as dirt!

Synopsis: In the Indian culture, soil or earth is always looked upon as a mother from which we are born. Sadhguru...

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... tells that our body is nothing but soil. He also explains that there is a tremendous amount of intelligence in the soil. We should not underestimate the intelligence of life. So, don't mistake the source of your life as dirt!

December 5, 2019

4:27

Five layers of the human body

Synopsis: Sadhguru gives an insight into yogic physiology. There are five layers or sheaths of the body. First is food body, second is the mind body, third layer is the energy body. Sadhguru explains the 114 chakras, or energy nodes in the system. The fourth layer, is vigyanmaya kosha, or a transitional body, where physical is transitioning into non-physical. The fifth layer, is the bliss body. Sadhguru also...

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... explains how the number of breath one takes is directly related to perception.

Synopsis: Sadhguru gives an insight into yogic physiology. There are five layers or sheaths of the body. First...

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... is food body, second is the mind body, third layer is the energy body. Sadhguru explains the 114 chakras, or energy nodes in the system. The fourth layer, is vigyanmaya kosha, or a transitional body, where physical is transitioning into non-physical. The fifth layer, is the bliss body. Sadhguru also explains how the number of breath one takes is directly related to perception.

June 19, 2019

8:52

Can human beings evolve further?

Synopsis: During the Youth and Truth event at the Bennet University, a student asks Sadhguru - "So, I am a big fan of Elon Musk. And, he is on interplanetary travel. So, he is talking about evolution of human beings. I think the last time we evolved was more than 15,000 years ago, and we maybe due for an update. Where do you think the human race is going to go in the next 100, or maybe even 500 years, and how...

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... do you think we are going to upgrade? How are we going to evolve?"

Synopsis: During the Youth and Truth event at the Bennet University, a student asks Sadhguru - "So, I am a big...

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... fan of Elon Musk. And, he is on interplanetary travel. So, he is talking about evolution of human beings. I think the last time we evolved was more than 15,000 years ago, and we maybe due for an update. Where do you think the human race is going to go in the next 100, or maybe even 500 years, and how do you think we are going to upgrade? How are we going to evolve?"

May 2, 2019

6:30

Marma – Can yogic pain relief be used as an alternate to anaesthesia?

Synopsis: During an in-conversation event at the Harvard medical school, Emery Brown (MD, PhD) asks Sadhguru - "Let me pose a question to you Sadhguru. So, we can perhaps work as individuals to .. Now that I know, I take away [as anaesthetist] wakefulness, and not consciousness.. right.. And, that's an individuals decision to maybe train in this particular way. So, is there someway that we can harness these...

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... insights that you have, harness this understanding, and use it as anesthesiologist to take care of patients. Because, if we can adapt it, that would be very very helpful. Because, we would be using the powers in a way that would control the brain in a way that would be more physiologic."

Synopsis: During an in-conversation event at the Harvard medical school, Emery Brown (MD, PhD) asks Sadhguru -...

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... "Let me pose a question to you Sadhguru. So, we can perhaps work as individuals to .. Now that I know, I take away [as anaesthetist] wakefulness, and not consciousness.. right.. And, that's an individuals decision to maybe train in this particular way. So, is there someway that we can harness these insights that you have, harness this understanding, and use it as anesthesiologist to take care of patients. Because, if we can adapt it, that would be very very helpful. Because, we would be using the powers in a way that would control the brain in a way that would be more physiologic."

August 12, 2018

7:56

Can we learn more about human physiology through yogic kriyas?

Synopsis: A seeker asks Sadhguru - "My question is, if I want to learn more about the human body, would you recommend just doing more yoga or reading the human body as it's described in yogic sciences, or just experience by exercising more often?" Sadhguru says, through the process of kriyas, one can know the human system completely in a different way. However, it needs a certain discipline, and also a body...

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... which has that kind of capability. Right now in the world both these are missing.

Synopsis: A seeker asks Sadhguru - "My question is, if I want to learn more about the human body, would you recommend...

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... just doing more yoga or reading the human body as it's described in yogic sciences, or just experience by exercising more often?" Sadhguru says, through the process of kriyas, one can know the human system completely in a different way. However, it needs a certain discipline, and also a body which has that kind of capability. Right now in the world both these are missing.

June 2, 2018

5:10

Can Ida and Pingala be experienced?

Synopsis: Someone asks Sadhguru - "You mentioned Ida and Pingala. Is it really possible to imagine those, or are they just psychological nadis". Sadhguru says, with awareness they can definitely be experienced

Synopsis: Someone asks Sadhguru - "You mentioned Ida and Pingala. Is it really possible to imagine those, or are...

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... they just psychological nadis". Sadhguru says, with awareness they can definitely be experienced

April 3, 2018

1:16

Soil Is Not ‘Dirt’, Your Body Is Soil [Earth Day]

Synopsis: We say earth as 'dirt'. Dirt means trash. In the Indian culture, earth [soil] is referred as mother. Once we make the raw material of life making materials into 'dirt', then the product [human being] will also be 'dirt'. In the Indian culture, everything is looked as a life making material, and revered. These materials only passes through you. The air we breathe, the body we carry, has been through...

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... millions of life forms.

Synopsis: We say earth as 'dirt'. Dirt means trash. In the Indian culture, earth [soil] is referred as mother....

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... Once we make the raw material of life making materials into 'dirt', then the product [human being] will also be 'dirt'. In the Indian culture, everything is looked as a life making material, and revered. These materials only passes through you. The air we breathe, the body we carry, has been through millions of life forms.

December 5, 2017

3:01

Chakras demystified: A Beginner’s primer

'Chakras' probably is one of the most misunderstood aspect of Yogic Sciences.  A profound knowledge has just become an object of ridicule in the hands of charlatans.  In this article, Sadhguru explains the basics of Chakras and the possibilities they offer for a human being to flower to its full capabilities.

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January 8, 2021

12 min read

The big bang theory: A yogic perspective

This is a fascinating article. Sadhguru tells us how the modern science and the yogic science are converging. He says, "Rudra the Roarer and the Yogic Lore of the Big Bang".  Sadhguru further says - "By looking into my system, I am saying that creation has roared eighty-four times and it will roar further, many more times." Sadhguru also tells us about his conversation with Paul Steinhardt, who is the Director of the Center for Theoretical Science at Princeton University has written a book called, “Endless Universe.”

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November 27, 2020

13 min read

The Significance of Indian Classical Music, And Activating The Chakras

Modern science tells us that the entire existence is a reverberation of energy - or in other words - an amalgamation of sounds. The human ear can hear only a small band of the spectrum. But in certain states - Rithambhara Pragna - you can hear the sounds beyond this limited spectrum. The whole existence can be experienced as sound. When sounds are arranged in a certain pattern, they impact our system in a certain way - this is the science of mantras. Indian classical music is a modification of the mantras - where both aesthetics and technical arrangements are important. Indian classical music can activate the chakras and evolve a human being into higher levels of consciousness.

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March 1, 2019

10 min read

What is Swadishtana Chakra?

Sadhguru tells us that Swadhishthana means “abode of the self”. He describes the many possibilities that mastery of this Chakra offers. If Muladhara and Swadhishthana are stabilized in an individual then health will happen from within. He also tells simple ways to stabilize the Muladhara and Swadhishthana in our system. To impress upon the power of Swadhishthana Sadhguru narrates an incidence that happened with Ram Dass when he went to meet Neem Karoli Baba. Sadhguru elaborates how Swadhishthana can be used in three different ways: It can be done with rituals, or by using the body, or by using pure energy.

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November 9, 2018

10 min read

What are The 7 Chakras in Our Body?

There are actually 114 chakras in the body. These are the junction points for the nadis in the human system. Nadis are the channels of praana (life energy). Though a chakra literally means wheel, they are actually triangles. Out of these 114, 2 are outside the body, and only 108 can be worked upon, remaining 4 flower as a result. Sadhguru elaborates on the significance of the number 108. These 112 chakras are arranged in 7 dimensions; it is these 7 dimensions that are referred as the 7 chakras. Chakras, apart from the physical dimension also have a spiritual dimension. Sadhguru elaborates on the qualities of each of the seven chakras; Muladhara, Svadishthana, Manuparaka, Anahata, Vishuddhi, Ajna and Sahasrara.

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August 6, 2018

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What is Muladhara Chakra?

Mul-adhar means foundation. This chakra is the foundation of the physical and energy structure of a human being. It is very important to have a stable foundation. Only if the Muladhara Chakra is stabilized, one will experience health and wellbeing in life. Sadhguru narrates a beautiful story about Allama Mahaprabhu, a great sage, and elaborates on three fundamental ways in which the secretions of the pineal gland can be used - to strengthen the body and make it like a rock; bring high levels of drunkenness and blissfulness within you; make yourself like thin air and super-hype your perception.

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August 4, 2018

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What Is Our Elemental Connection With The Environment?

What is our connection with the outer ecology? Can we separate ourselves from everything around us? Sadhguru tells us that both the human and the cosmic body are made of five elements - and that they are inseparable. The composition of human body is 72% water and 12% earth. He tells us how with the mastery of these five elements, one can take charge of their well being.

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June 1, 2018

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When Do The Chakras Manifest In The Fetus?

Around the twelve week mark, only one chakra is formed in the fetus; the Muladhara. Then, in the first twenty eight to thirty two weeks, the first five chakras, upto Vishudhi, are formed. How much do Agna and Sahsrar (the remaining two chakras) get, varies for every human being. By observing an infant's eyeball movement, and the way they cry, you can tell if the Agna is established or not. Sahsrar is generally not developed for most. In the Indian culture, there were many traditions, during pregnancy and infancy to facilitate the chakra's development in the mother's womb.

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March 9, 2018

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What is Sahasrar Chakra?

Sahasrar, the 7th chakra, is not a physical space. You can not stay there for too long. If you do, you can't hold onto the body. When your energies are in Sahasrar, you will simply float around in ecstasy. In that state, you cannot be functional in terms of human activity. Sadhguru also tells us about the third day's moon, and the symbolism of why it adorns as an ornament on Shiva's head. Sadhguru also elaborates on what is soma rekha, the tradition of pradosham in South Indian temples.

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February 10, 2018

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What is Agna Chakra?

Agna, the 6th Chakra, is the highest level of discernment and is the source of knowing. Agna is without any color, that is why it is related to vairagya. When your energies move into Agna, your perception will go beyond the normal limitations, and you will see everything the way it is. If this happens without any sweetness of emotion within you, you may completely lose interest in everything. Balance of clarity and sweetness of emotion is essential before touching Agna.

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January 20, 2018

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What is Vishuddhi Chakra?

Vishuddhi, the 5th Chakra, means a filter. If your Vishuddhi is active, you will filter out all poisons that enter your system. Poison not necessarily in form of what you consume, a wrong thought, a wrong idea, energy, impulse can also poison you. If your energies are in Vishuddhi, you will not be impacted by whatever is happening around you.

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January 8, 2018

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What is Manipuraka Chakra?

Manipura (or Manipuraka), is the 3rd chakra. It is the maintenance center of the body. In the human system, this is the only place where all the seventy two thousand nadis meet and redistribute themselves. This makes Manipuara chakra more mobile than other chakras. The ability to move manipura give you a different kind of power. Far Eastern martial art styles make use of this, and move manipura in many different ways. Sadhguru also tells us how the spiritual practices make use of manipura.

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November 30, 2017

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What is Anahata Chakra?

Anahata means the 'unstruck sound'. Anahata, the 4th Chakra is the mergin point for the lower 3 chakras and the higher 3 chakras. In a way, Anahata has these six qualities. Sadhguru explains the significance of the symbol of Anahata, six pointed star, merging of upward moving triangle and downward facing triangle. Before going into Anahata sadhana, it is essential that the person has sweetness of emotion and steadiness of the intellect. When your energies are dominant in Anahata, you will start hearing and perceiving sounds - the language of the birds, animals, earth, and the atmosphere. For those interested in the mystical, this is a must read. Sadhguru tells us about what one experiences when in Anahata.

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November 16, 2017

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Are There Really 7 Chakras?

Many people refer to yoga as a philosophy. Philosophies are made up - they have nothing to do with reality. In yoga, there is no philosophy. Yogis are not a product of philosophies or scriptures. When they shared their experiences, people around them wrote it down. Whenever something is written down, the writer's mind also goes into it. So, these 7 chakras are not like 7 segments, this is just a certain classification for the intellect to grasp. Otherwise, life is happening as one big whole!

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November 2, 2017

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Why Do We Need Cleansing of The Five Elements Within Our System?

Sadhguru explains that 'pure' is contextual. He says - "Purification essentially is in the context of human beings, not in terms of the element itself". The same is true with the elements within the system. Cleansing them is in context of what is conducive for the human system. The five elements within the system are influenced by the karmic substance gathered over a period of time. Sahdguru says - "Cleansing the elements is about making them free of the accumulated information or karmic substance". Bhuta Shudhhi is a process for this.

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April 21, 2017

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How does Sadhguru know everything?

Q: Sadhguru, your knowing seems to be inexhaustible. Is all this recorded in you or are you just getting it from somewhere? Sadhguru says - "Your energy system or pranamayakosha carries stupendous volumes of information, which is so easy to carry and is not burdensome. It is so simple."

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November 22, 2016

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Chakras demystified: A Beginner’s primer

'Chakras' probably is one of the most misunderstood aspect of Yogic…

January 8, 2021

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The big bang theory: A yogic perspective

This is a fascinating article. Sadhguru tells us how the modern…

November 27, 2020

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The Significance of Indian Classical Music, And Activating The Chakras

Modern science tells us that the entire existence is a reverberation…

March 1, 2019

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What is Swadishtana Chakra?

Sadhguru tells us that Swadhishthana means “abode of the self”. He…

November 9, 2018

10 min read

What are The 7 Chakras in Our Body?

There are actually 114 chakras in the body. These are the…

August 6, 2018

9 min read

What is Muladhara Chakra?

Mul-adhar means foundation. This chakra is the foundation of the physical…

August 4, 2018

10 min read

What Is Our Elemental Connection With The Environment?

What is our connection with the outer ecology? Can we separate…

June 1, 2018

3 min read

When Do The Chakras Manifest In The Fetus?

Around the twelve week mark, only one chakra is formed in…

March 9, 2018

5 min read

What is Sahasrar Chakra?

Sahasrar, the 7th chakra, is not a physical space. You can…

February 10, 2018

8 min read

What is Agna Chakra?

Agna, the 6th Chakra, is the highest level of discernment and…

January 20, 2018

4 min read

What is Vishuddhi Chakra?

Vishuddhi, the 5th Chakra, means a filter. If your Vishuddhi is…

January 8, 2018

2 min read

What is Manipuraka Chakra?

Manipura (or Manipuraka), is the 3rd chakra. It is the maintenance…

November 30, 2017

4 min read

What is Anahata Chakra?

Anahata means the 'unstruck sound'. Anahata, the 4th Chakra is the…

November 16, 2017

11 min read

Are There Really 7 Chakras?

Many people refer to yoga as a philosophy. Philosophies are made…

November 2, 2017

5 min read

Why Do We Need Cleansing of The Five Elements Within Our System?

Sadhguru explains that 'pure' is contextual. He says - "Purification essentially…

April 21, 2017

4 min read

How does Sadhguru know everything?

Q: Sadhguru, your knowing seems to be inexhaustible. Is all this…

November 22, 2016

4 min read

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