WHAT IS THE SADHANA FOR BEGINNERS ?HOW CAN WE INITIATE?(BAHIRANGA TRATAKA &EASY / COMFORTABL
TO INITITATE,It is essential to have a bird's eye view of
THE Eight limbs of Patanjali's Yoga)---It is divided in two parts,viz;--
1-Bahirang (outer) discipline
2-Antarang (inner) discipline
WHAT DOES BAHIRANGA MEANS ?--
Bahiranga is a Sanskrit term meaning “external,” “outer” or “outside.”
Bahiranga yoga, therefore, refers to external yoga or the outer path. It is typically associated with the first four limbs of the Eight Limbs of Yoga, or Ashtanga yoga – Sometimes the fifth limb, pratyahara, is included as well.
The four parts are,viz;--
1-Yam: 5 moral-ethical code
2. Niyam: 5 personal disciplines
3. Asan: Steady postures
4. Pranayam: Yogic breathing
WHAT DOES ANTARANGA MEANS ?--
Bahiranga yoga practices complement and lead to Antaranga yoga, or the inner path, which typically is described as the final three or four limbs, culminating in samadhi, the state of enlightenment and ecstasy.
It is further divided in four parts,viz;--
5. Pratyahar: Control of senses
6. Dharana: Concentration
7. Dhyan: Meditation
8. Samadhi: Super conscious state
IS PRATYAHAR BAHIRANGA ?---
Pratya: reverse Ahar: feeding
1-Our body requires food, exercise & rest Our mind requires inner discipline,So Direct our senses & mind inward .Pratyahara is considered part of Bahiranga yoga by some yogis and part of Antaranga yoga by others.
2-It is the transition between the external and inner practices. Pratyahara is the transcending or withdrawal of the senses. In this practice, the yogi observes the external world objectively to enhance his/her inner growth.
HOW CAN WE INITIATE?- IN BAHIRANGA MEANS;two
are personal ( 1-Yam 2. Niyam) & we have to follow upto death.But for Asan & Pranayam a sadhak should inititate.Here we can start with Bahiranga trataka & Easy Pranayam;--
WHAT DOES BAHIRANGA TRATAKA MEAN?
Bahiranga means the concept of external consciousness. So, Bahiranga trataka is a method of meditation that involves staring at an external object, such as a candle flame or black dot
MIDDLE TRATAK --
1-In the middle tratak, you need to keep your eyes open. You should concentrate on a flame of a lamp, a crystal Shivling, or maybe just a point. When you do this you might feel a burning sensation in your eye. This is because you are not supposed to blink.
2-You can close your eyes if the irritation becomes too much and then start the sadhna again. There is nothing wrong in doing so. The distance of the object from your eyes must be at least twenty inches this is ideal for your eyes.
3-As you keep practicing this you will soon realise that ability to look at the point is only increasing. The middle tratak also improves concentration and memory.
4-An expert in middle tratak can also hypnotise someone easily.
5-The middle tratak sadhna increases foresight and also makes one more spiritual.
HOW TO CLUB TRATAK MEDITATION WITH NADI SHODHAN?------ 1-In Tratak just concentration is not all you will also have to perform Nadi--shodhan or comfortable Pranayama to get the desired result ( get your mind in control). Unless the mind is in control; you will not be able to perform the tratak sadhna.
THE MOST EASY / COMFORTABLE PRANAYAMA )FOR ALL---
It has all the advantages of Pranayama, without its 'rules and regulations'. We can practice it from now without fail.The greatest advantage is that once you start doing it you will do it very often; and your mind can never find an excuse for not practising this.
WHAT IS THE TECHNIQUE?--
1-Sit comfortably on a chair, sofa or easy-chair. Draw the air through both nostrils, as long as comfortable.
2-Retain as long as comfortable. Repeat your Ishta Mantra or 'OM' while retaining the breath. Then exhale as long as comfortable.
3-You need not observe any ratio between the inhalation, exhalation and retention; but let the inhalation and exhalation be deep and full.
1- The benefits of this Pranayama are incalculable. All the muscles are relaxed. All the nerves are toned. Rhythm and harmony are established in the entire being.
2-Mind is calmed. Circulation is promoted. An inexpressible peace and bliss come to reign within you.
WHAT IS THE TIME OF THIS PRANAYAMA ?---
1-We can do it in the morning while lying in bed. Your mind will become alert for commencing Japa and Dhyana.
2-You can do it when the mind is about to lose balance on account of the setting in of lust, anger or other evil Vrittis; the mind will be filled with a great power that will prevent the evil Vrittis from disturbing it.
3-You can do it just before commencing your study; the mind will be concentrated easily and what you study will be indelibly (not able to be forgotten) impressed in your mind.
4-You can do it during your office-work; you will get new strength every time and you will never be tired.
5-When you return home from the office, you can practise this Pranayama and you will be recharged with fresh energy.
1-For neophyte,above mentioned method is essential. For details ,you can read PRANAYAMA section.
2-Pratyahar (Control of senses) & Samadhi ; both are upgraded state.So next one;--
WHAT IS CONCENTRATION & MEDITATION ?