Matarishvan

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Hari Om. 

My name is Matarishvan. This website has been created as a platform for sharing inspirational information about Yoga - all the threads that bring up the divinity in us all. Various branches of Yoga, be that Ayurveda, Mantra, Bhakti, different lineages of Yogic path, philosophy, Yogic techniques, scriptures, Sanskrit, holistic lifestyle, permaculture, etc. - all but the paths we thread to purify our self and realize. To come closer to our own true self. They have been defined and systematized. Those, proven by the time, were sifted through the multitude of choices and passed on through the generations of knowledgeable teachers. In the modern age of monopolies, rat race and "copy-paste-rebrand" sales, people mostly forget what it means to truly be authentic allowing the uninhibited creativity to take the reign. Lacking the grand view, most people stay unaware that history might have gone back in time beyond what's in the curriculum. Walking in the narrow deep trenches paved by the peers. 

My personal Yoga journey has been running up, down and in circles for more than 20 years. I have always been attracted to the transcendental. While being steadily shaped by the family to be equipped to survive, doing various degrees in finance, economics, management, hospitality, acquiring tradesmen skills of hairdressing, retailing, I have been often found at the high altitudes in the magnificent mountains of Central Asia, if not in solitude then in the company of uplifting beings. Always drawn to study civilizations, history, psychology, culture and an array of various esoteric teachings that helped me try to understand why people group in a particular way and why humankind faces downfall in evolution every now and then. My life has brought me up an absolutely optimistic person with unshakeable faith in the powers lying within. Infinite gratitude goes to the volumes of metaphysical material that inspired on the way, but most of all - to the people who have shared their wisdom. In the late teenage, I encountered Bhakti teachings of Swami Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada, transcendental meditation of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and wealth of works by a great Russian philosopher and painter Nicholas Roerich. Thanks to my Mother and Grandmother, I have been always drawn to fine arts and literature, thanks to my Grandfather, I have been roaming a child of the forest, knew how to survive in any conditions with the mightiest reverence to the plants and animals. In fact, teachers were so many in number that they could be able to fill in the whole spectrum of light the eye can see. All this treasure of the fundamental knowledge has not been given for granted, every being gifted their share without seeing the whole of mine. Thus the road to Yoga, so to say, was a bumpy one (and taught me that "what taste as nectar acts like a poison, what tastes as poison is the true nectar"). I have been called so many names in a lifetime that at some point, naturally, a deeper understanding evolved that I was not all those names. 

When only 17 years old still in my native country Kyrgyzstan, something magical happened when I got picked up by the teachings of the master of Yoga, where the fantastic Yoga manual "A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Techniques of Yoga and Kriya" by Swami Satyananda Saraswati has taken me on a journey of a "straight" Yoga. Life is everything but straight, but there are teachers and teachings that smooth the path. This was one of such impressive and adequate work on Yoga, it had everything one needed to succeed in life. And I mean the true success, not the bells-n-whistles. Nevertheless, there are also powers hidden behind the scene - collectively called Karma - the sum total of the impressions made in a course of being that orchestrate the direction our soul takes. I was still nibbling on the first chapters of this massive volume on Yoga, when moved to Australia, having started and pushed the international software business, as well as marriage, while being torn in a gazillion directions trying to make sense of life. After the birth of my first boy, still deeply unsatisfied by IT business and marriage, after a chain of long water fasts, dramatic change in lifestyle, seeking the wholeness, I was looking to undertake a challenging icy mountain climb, and given that Australia did not have any to suit my ego at that time, but New Zealand's Mt Cook's season was closed for tourists, I searched the Internet for a retreat to catch a breath. To my surprise, just in 1.5hr car drive from my house, there was a Satyananda Yoga center, which caught my eye by its Yoga name and daily routine shared on the website of waking up at 5 in the morning and silence after 8pm. Just what I needed. It was 2009, and it was the year I started the unparalleled 1500hr Yoga Teacher training in Mangrove Mountain Yoga ashram, which happened to be a place with a 40-year old history of Yoga propagation in Australia. Not a Yoga studio, not a Yoga gym, not a Yoga Spa, it was a truly unique perfected home of Yoga. Unfortunately, the first years of the ashram in the 70s were shady and poorly unorganized, a sinuous senior visiting teacher, one of the unethical disciples of Satyananda, was installed to manage the organization, and child abuse and power misuse have been happening for the first 10 years. The place has been cleared of the vicious individual, reshaped itself by the selfless work of dedicated Yogis who come and go like bees in a beehive, and all who got to know about this part of the history have learned the multifaceted lesson about neglect and misuse of power. The ashram as an educational organization rose up tall with thousands of Yoga seekers calling it home, when suddenly in 2015, it suddenly made profit, and waves of sensationalist publications and lawsuits started tearing down this incredibly upright place to pieces, until it disappeared in 2019, tainting the name of Paramahamsa Satyananda Saraswati in Australia in dirt of fabrications. Very sad and unjust, but this is the culture of the 1st world where $ rule the ball, and the unaware mob does not see the culture from the cult. Despite all this, still, no matter what style of Yoga people teach, mostly everyone, consults hundreds of publications made by Swami Satyananda Saraswati - the founder of Bihar School Of Yoga - the largest Yoga institution in India, which throughout the 20th and 21st centuries has made the greatest contribution to the science of Yoga.

In the latest 10 years of my Yoga study, I have been privileged to travel well throughout India, studying with different masters and learning the origin of Vedic heritage, drinking the culture of Bharata land - an affectionate name of the Hindu continent, and the original cradle of civilization. At some point, pulled into a swirl of Buddhism, studying Siddha Yoga of South Indian tradition, made a two-year in-depth journey into Shamanic culture of tribes of Eurasia and South America, learning Kriyas, Jnana Yoga from the unsurpassable teachers, pilgrimaged to the multitude of Shakti Peeths - the most significantly charged places for the seeker of purity, my Sri Vidya teacher found me and a classical Hindustani music teacher found me as well, the journey goes on. It never ends.   

So here I am, with this humble attempt to create a free portal for people to share authentic knowledge, by people for people. 

Here we can upload files, video, audio, post articles, discuss, share events, list personal profiles as well as our Yoga-related organizations. Endless opportunities. Time to pull our energy out of monopolies like FBook.   


Over the years, a dream to create a space for Sangha with a deep prayer for the steady upliftment of all, deep transformation of the body-mind duo and quenching the heart’s most sacred thirst. With this Sankalpa, somehow, the seed grew strong, the soil has been gracefully fertile, and with the support of our Elders - Vedic, as well as the Aboriginal Land Custodians, blessings have nourished and brought it to life. Now, ShantiDwara Yoga Temple has been physically born in Middle Pocket, NSW, Australia with a multifunctional online portal to share the resources.


Feel free to join and share your inspiration for the good of all.

In faith,

Matarishvan

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ShantiDwara is warming up for the coming winter. It already feels so much cozier in our Sadhana hall... Come and immerse in Yoga 🙏🏽🕊🌺

Hari Om,
This Sunday morning we embark on a Yogic journey with the ancient practice of Antar Nyasa (“internal placement”) including profound work with Mantra and Yantra, followed by the deep meditation in Yoga Nidra (“psychic sleep”). We will “connect all the dots” and “retune all the strings” 😉 I mean it.
If you consider coming, don’t delay any further with the booking - I need to print worksheets for you.
Shanti Prem,
Matarishvan

"Nada yoga, such as mantra, kirtan and raga, are sensorial phenomena that can be tools for transformation, enabling us to transcend mental, physical and spiritual suffering.

...we can, therefore, realign, release and revitalize the pathways of energy as well as tone the nerve plexuses and balance the endocrinal and other systems of the physical body. So, with sound we are able to vibrationally attune ourselves with the subtle, intelligent, all pervading consciousness. We can activate these subtle and causal realms and thereby expand our own awareness, understanding and knowledge, and experience inner states of profound fulfilment and joy.

...different mantras, as a consequence of their origin, can therefore liberate, and reorganize and re-align the mind's tendencies, which eventually quietens the mind, intensifies its focus, concentration, and energy levels.

...the magnet of the mantra can realign and release energy, creating positive energy and thoughts, enabling the individual consciousness to develop a more harmonious level of experience."

Sanskrit Chanting and Yoga Nidra on Sunday Morning 9-10:30am (8-week course, $160)

http://www.yogamag.net/archives/1999/ajan99/music.shtml

🕊🔱💎 ShantiDwara Yoga Temple brings unadulterated practices of ancient Yoga techniques, uplifting the spirit, purifying the mind and restoring the body’s natural ability to heal.


Term 2 commences tomorrow. ShantiDwara Yoga School runs several Yoga courses, however even drop-in and casual classes are encouraged. There are *special* courses run on Thursday afternoon and Sunday morning, you still have a week to book into the classes. 



🤸🏽‍♂️🧘‍♀️🕊 Thursday evening delve into deep exploration of authentic Yoga practices with a senior remarkable teacher. Every class with Swami Yogamanas Saraswati equates with a workshop. If you are a beginner, it gives you a solid start with a highly advanced guide. If you are a Yoga teacher, it refines and polishes your skills. 


✪✪✪ THU Thursday Yoga with Swami Yogamanas Saraswati 6:30-8pm


https://www.facebook.com/events/346696739320221/

https://shantidwara.com/page/view-event-profile?id=8



🧘‍♀️📿🌺 Sunday morning enjoy Sanskrit chanting with Matarishvan - an opportunity to connect at the raw level of pure sonic vibration with the ancient Mother of all languages. Followed by a deep meditation in Yoga Nidra to let the practice clear the mirror of the heart. 


✪✪✪ SUN Sanskrit Chanting and Yoga Nidra 9-10:30am


https://www.facebook.com/events/273155783593628/

https://shantidwara.com/page/view-event-profile?id=5

Ongoing Courses (casual classes/drop-in welcome):

Coming up Workshops/Events:

Past Courses/Workshops/Events:

Courses and Fees for 2019

Ongoing weekly/monthly Sadhana at ShantiDwara 

Day/time Event


SAT 4:30-7pm (5pm during daylight saving)
SAT 7-8pm
Healing Mahamrityumjaya Havan and Kirtan (WEEKLY)
followed by 1hr video Satsang for interested
(by donation)
FRI 7-9pm Kirtan & Bhajan (every 3d Friday of the month)
FRI 7-9pm Yoga Movie & dinner (every 1st Friday of the month, starting soon)

 TERM 2 (29Apr-4Jul)

Day/time Classes/Courses Teacher Drop-in Course Fee





THU 6:30-8:00pm 8 weeks
Yoga Masterclass with Swami Yogamanas Saraswati
(9May-27Jun 2019)
Swami Yogamanas Saraswati $20 $160





SAT 8:30-10pm 6 weeks
Hatha Yoga & Ayurveda
(18May-22Jun 2019)
Asher-Lily Green  $20 $90





SAT 4:30-6:30pm
SAT 7-8pm
weekly
Healing Mahamrityumjaya Havan, Mantra and Kirtan
followed by 1hr video Satsang for interested
Matarishvan donation





SUN 9-10:30am 8 weeks
Sanskrit Chanting and Yoga Nidra
(5May - 23Jun 2019)
Matarishvan $20 $160

E-mail to shantidwara@gmail.com to secure a spot or for any inquiries. 

To enrol into a course "join" the event, payment link inside the event. To attend Havan "join" the event to be counted in.


Q: I have been mediating since 14 now I am 20 initially I felt quite calm any detached but slowly I became  irritated and depressed sort of. Should I stop meditation and yoga?

A: The irritation/depression is likely to be frustration with your life. You might like to think about what you want out of your life and go after it systematically. A good place to start is a vision board and new experiences and training. Meditation and yoga just reveals what is there, it doesn't create the difficult emotions, it just allows them time/space to rise up and inform our lives.

———

If one focuses the Mind’s-Eye in a directional spacial orientation:

1. Clarity — occurs as a single-point in front of the two eyes. 

2. Maturity — is at the top of the forehead. 

3. Serenity — is at the temporal lobes above the ears. 

4. Joy — is found by focusing the mind’s-eye at the nostrils and following the breath there. 

5. Happiness — (the absence of closure and sadness) is found by focusing at the crown of the head and this lifts sadness in the lungs/throat/diaphragm. 

6. Nondual Peace — After running through the full sequence then a painful knot of “need” is felt in the solar plexus. This knot in the solar plexus is then dissolved by focusing the mind’s-eye on the brainstem. By practicing clarity, maturity, serenity and joy all at the same time; this then translates as peace. 


Psychospacial Meditation is like a gate opener for connecting the Uraeus, the brainstem and the solar plexus brain. These psychospacial gateways allow the knot of need/control in the solar plexus to be accessed and dissolved by first passing through clarity/maturity/serenity/joy/happiness and then finally this control-knot is “touched” and healed through the “brainstem.” So perhaps final letting go of the reactive distress of our separation and unenlightenment is done in this way. When we are talking of resistance, division, judging, distancing etc... we are probably talking about feeling helpless or the “need to control.” So this is the tension that prevents Unity Consciousness and harmony with our environment.


Interestingly the pain and deficit in the solar plexus knot was not apparent to awareness until I had done all the focus points. However this knot must subliminally always be there as a permanent ongoing wound. I theorize that if one clears the larger-noisier emotions out the way, the finer more nuanced emotions would be felt and one’s inner life should deepen and refine, becoming ever more precise in communicating subtle emotional resonances and information from the Void.

I intuit that the sequence is important. Clarity is necessary prior to maturity. Maturity is necessary prior to serenity. Serenity is necessary prior to joy. Joy is necessary prior to happiness. Happiness is necessary prior to overcoming deprivation/need. Thus there is a specific flow to the unfolding of energy in the body. Psychospacial meditation will permanently rewire one if done consistently. Individual reasons and issues for suffering are not important, it’s a matter of rewiring and changing the vibratory state of the tissues. Thus all hurts are one, and all healing is one.

The key to psychospacial meditation: I found the sequence to the psychospacial gates by simply by holding the word in my mind and seeing where my mind’s-eye went. This way we should be able to find the psychospacial focal point for any such word, eg: forgiveness, fortitude, gratitude, benevolence etc.... Focus your mind’s-eye on any pain, constriction or ill feeling in the body and ask “what is this?” After a while a word will arise reflecting the dominant emotion connected with that blockage in the flow. Then find the opposite word and send the mind’s-eye on a hunt to search for the location and the mechanism that switches the stuck negative emotion into its opposite resonance. In this way we can shift any vibration over to the positive. By emotionally spring cleaning in this way we do not have to remain victim to entrenched, stressful states that play havoc with our health and well-being.


All from Jana Dixon https://www.biologyofkundalini.com

Share in a unique experience of unity in a small snippet from a Qawwali concert that blessed the land of Byron Bay in an annual tour of Tahir Qawwal and his band featuring Indian Sarangi player Sangeet Mishra and Pakistani artist Farhan Shah. Supported by Chetan Ramlu on Tabla, and Mankul Sain & Bhairavi Devi on vocals.

In sublime moments like this, when roof of the hall and roofs of the audience disappear, legs dance and heart beat becomes one in the rhythm of the clap, human nature of the giving and serving the highest purpose shines clear. Faces light up, child-like joy and purity is not obscured by fears and insecurity. Only joy and gratitude stays. Thanks timeless work of the artists, loyal servants of Saraswati Ma. 🙏🏽

There is more of such music to be served at Sangeet Mela day festival in Brisbane on the 30 Mar. Enjoy if you are in the neighbourhood.

5 May 19 - 23 Jun 19
Middle Pocket, NSW, Australia

Flyer to share with friends. Please, spread out the word. Only 2 weeks left before the course starts. 

For more information check the event - https://shantidwara.com/page/view-event-profile?id=3

Greetings from ShantiDwara Yoga Temple,


Please accept humble wishes for a smooth, peaceful and productive week ahead.


In ShantiDwara's newsletter, you will find information about current Yoga classes, courses, workshops, approaching performances and events, as well as some Yogic insights for inspiration. ShantiDwara gathers regularly, and the whirlpool of tireless energy only gets stronger.



🔱  THE CORE PRACTICE WEEKLY:


WEEKLY “Healing Mahamrityumjaya Havan, Mantra and Kirtan

It is an enormous privilege to be able to gather for the sacred chanting over the ancient Vedic ritual, where the god of fire, Agni, is evoked and propitiated by offerings and Mantra repetition with a resolution for a positive transformation and healing. In Yoga and in Hindu culture this is a tradition to dedicate personal time to Mrityumjay, the god of death, on Saturday, as Saturday (Shani) represents the greatest teacher, and can give quite terrifying lessons to students who lost the trek. This is reflected in many cultures, i.e. in the tradition of Shabbat. For those earnest seekers and, particularly those who purified their heart through hard work, Shani appears kind and benevolent, only as a gentle guide.


In Satyananda Yoga, a lot of emphasis is put on Sankalpa (san=highest truth, kalpa=vow, resolution), Yoga is done off the mat, extended into daily activities, a Yogi starts breathing in synchrony with their Sankalpa.

At every MahaMrityumjaya Havan, we get a chance to sit down consciously and “feed” the power of our own commitment. In ShantiDwara, it is a life-time practice, which means that as long as this Yoga Temple exists, this practice will go on weekly. Everyone is welcome to join, as I personally have experienced its profound healing and integrating powers over the years through the pure vibration of Mantra in Sanskrit language, the original sounds that underlay the creation, which we are part of.


Havan starts at 17:00 and goes for around 1.5hrs every Sat.


Photos from the previous MahaMrityumjaya Havan.


Next MahaMrityumjaya Havan event.




☘️ UPCOMING COURSES in TERM 1:


Ayurveda And Deep Relaxation” facilitated by Asher-Lily Green, a wonderful Ayurveda specialist and a Yoga teacher, and Matarishvan - for 4 consecutive Saturdays from 8 to 10:30, with a small break for chai. You are offered the entire 2 hours of deep exploration through guided Yoga Asana, Pranayama, seated meditation and deep rest in Yoga Nidra. All levels welcome.


Come and feel deeply nourished from the inside out in a series of classes to:


• Deepen an understanding of the natural forces underlying harmony with Ayurveda science.

• Open up through a practice focused on invoking your body’s own relaxation response.

• Learn breathing techniques that lead the nervous system to a tranquil state and experience deep rest in Yoga Nidra.


8-10:30am Sat (4 Saturdays 23 Mar - 13 Apr 2019)

$70/Early Bird $60 (paid by 18 Mar)

Group is limited to 20 places, to book join the course event  - payment link inside the description.



🎶 UPCOMING COURSES in TERM 2:


In the next term, ShantiDwara offers two separate unique 8-week courses - one on Saturday mornings and another on Sunday afternoon. Stay in touch, you are up for a treat. Keep an eye on ShantiDwara Classes Schedule.

 


🌞 YOGA INSIGHTS:


After the auspicious opening of ShantiDwara, on the 4 Mar 2019, the darkest moon of the year - MahaShivaRatri (The Greatest Night of Shiva) - was celebrated. Usually, in Hindu tradition, dark moon (Amavasya) is related to Shiva, the name representing the male transcendental principle of the universe, pure consciousness and austerity, while the full moon is associated with Shakti, the female - nourishing, giving forth and expanding - the pleasing potency of Shiva. In Yoga, these both principles are ever existing and complementing each other, while the individual ego of a being relies generally on dividing mind and normally cannot grasp the totality of the perfect union of these two forces.


The month of March is rich with holy days, as Yogis get a chance to celebrate the night of MahaShivaratri in deep meditation as well as in 15 days to turn completely outwards, reach out to the other fellow-beings and appreciate the uniting motherly powers of life in the festival of Holi.


This year Holi falls onto the 21 Mar 2019. The following article is a treasure chest of knowledge about this joyful celebration of brotherhood.



Keep up your Yoga practice.


Om and Prem,

ShantiDwara Yoga Temple

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23 Mar 19 - 13 Apr 19
Middle Pocket, NSW, Australia
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ShantiDwara is warming up for the coming winter. It already feels so much cozier in our Sadhana hall... Come and immerse in Yoga 🙏🏽🕊🌺

Hari Om,
This Sunday morning we embark on a Yogic journey with the ancient practice of Antar Nyasa (“internal placement”) including profound work with Mantra and Yantra, followed by the deep meditation in Yoga Nidra (“psychic sleep”). We will “connect all the dots” and “retune all the strings” 😉 I mean it.
If you consider coming, don’t delay any further with the booking - I need to print worksheets for you.
Shanti Prem,
Matarishvan

"Nada yoga, such as mantra, kirtan and raga, are sensorial phenomena that can be tools for transformation, enabling us to transcend mental, physical and spiritual suffering.

...we can, therefore, realign, release and revitalize the pathways of energy as well as tone the nerve plexuses and balance the endocrinal and other systems of the physical body. So, with sound we are able to vibrationally attune ourselves with the subtle, intelligent, all pervading consciousness. We can activate these subtle and causal realms and thereby expand our own awareness, understanding and knowledge, and experience inner states of profound fulfilment and joy.

...different mantras, as a consequence of their origin, can therefore liberate, and reorganize and re-align the mind's tendencies, which eventually quietens the mind, intensifies its focus, concentration, and energy levels.

...the magnet of the mantra can realign and release energy, creating positive energy and thoughts, enabling the individual consciousness to develop a more harmonious level of experience."

Sanskrit Chanting and Yoga Nidra on Sunday Morning 9-10:30am (8-week course, $160)

http://www.yogamag.net/archives/1999/ajan99/music.shtml

🕊🔱💎 ShantiDwara Yoga Temple brings unadulterated practices of ancient Yoga techniques, uplifting the spirit, purifying the mind and restoring the body’s natural ability to heal.


Term 2 commences tomorrow. ShantiDwara Yoga School runs several Yoga courses, however even drop-in and casual classes are encouraged. There are *special* courses run on Thursday afternoon and Sunday morning, you still have a week to book into the classes. 



🤸🏽‍♂️🧘‍♀️🕊 Thursday evening delve into deep exploration of authentic Yoga practices with a senior remarkable teacher. Every class with Swami Yogamanas Saraswati equates with a workshop. If you are a beginner, it gives you a solid start with a highly advanced guide. If you are a Yoga teacher, it refines and polishes your skills. 


✪✪✪ THU Thursday Yoga with Swami Yogamanas Saraswati 6:30-8pm


https://www.facebook.com/events/346696739320221/

https://shantidwara.com/page/view-event-profile?id=8



🧘‍♀️📿🌺 Sunday morning enjoy Sanskrit chanting with Matarishvan - an opportunity to connect at the raw level of pure sonic vibration with the ancient Mother of all languages. Followed by a deep meditation in Yoga Nidra to let the practice clear the mirror of the heart. 


✪✪✪ SUN Sanskrit Chanting and Yoga Nidra 9-10:30am


https://www.facebook.com/events/273155783593628/

https://shantidwara.com/page/view-event-profile?id=5

Ongoing Courses (casual classes/drop-in welcome):

Coming up Workshops/Events:

Past Courses/Workshops/Events:

Courses and Fees for 2019

Ongoing weekly/monthly Sadhana at ShantiDwara 

Day/time Event


SAT 4:30-7pm (5pm during daylight saving)
SAT 7-8pm
Healing Mahamrityumjaya Havan and Kirtan (WEEKLY)
followed by 1hr video Satsang for interested
(by donation)
FRI 7-9pm Kirtan & Bhajan (every 3d Friday of the month)
FRI 7-9pm Yoga Movie & dinner (every 1st Friday of the month, starting soon)

 TERM 2 (29Apr-4Jul)

Day/time Classes/Courses Teacher Drop-in Course Fee





THU 6:30-8:00pm 8 weeks
Yoga Masterclass with Swami Yogamanas Saraswati
(9May-27Jun 2019)
Swami Yogamanas Saraswati $20 $160





SAT 8:30-10pm 6 weeks
Hatha Yoga & Ayurveda
(18May-22Jun 2019)
Asher-Lily Green  $20 $90





SAT 4:30-6:30pm
SAT 7-8pm
weekly
Healing Mahamrityumjaya Havan, Mantra and Kirtan
followed by 1hr video Satsang for interested
Matarishvan donation





SUN 9-10:30am 8 weeks
Sanskrit Chanting and Yoga Nidra
(5May - 23Jun 2019)
Matarishvan $20 $160

E-mail to shantidwara@gmail.com to secure a spot or for any inquiries. 

To enrol into a course "join" the event, payment link inside the event. To attend Havan "join" the event to be counted in.


Q: I have been mediating since 14 now I am 20 initially I felt quite calm any detached but slowly I became  irritated and depressed sort of. Should I stop meditation and yoga?

A: The irritation/depression is likely to be frustration with your life. You might like to think about what you want out of your life and go after it systematically. A good place to start is a vision board and new experiences and training. Meditation and yoga just reveals what is there, it doesn't create the difficult emotions, it just allows them time/space to rise up and inform our lives.

———

If one focuses the Mind’s-Eye in a directional spacial orientation:

1. Clarity — occurs as a single-point in front of the two eyes. 

2. Maturity — is at the top of the forehead. 

3. Serenity — is at the temporal lobes above the ears. 

4. Joy — is found by focusing the mind’s-eye at the nostrils and following the breath there. 

5. Happiness — (the absence of closure and sadness) is found by focusing at the crown of the head and this lifts sadness in the lungs/throat/diaphragm. 

6. Nondual Peace — After running through the full sequence then a painful knot of “need” is felt in the solar plexus. This knot in the solar plexus is then dissolved by focusing the mind’s-eye on the brainstem. By practicing clarity, maturity, serenity and joy all at the same time; this then translates as peace. 


Psychospacial Meditation is like a gate opener for connecting the Uraeus, the brainstem and the solar plexus brain. These psychospacial gateways allow the knot of need/control in the solar plexus to be accessed and dissolved by first passing through clarity/maturity/serenity/joy/happiness and then finally this control-knot is “touched” and healed through the “brainstem.” So perhaps final letting go of the reactive distress of our separation and unenlightenment is done in this way. When we are talking of resistance, division, judging, distancing etc... we are probably talking about feeling helpless or the “need to control.” So this is the tension that prevents Unity Consciousness and harmony with our environment.


Interestingly the pain and deficit in the solar plexus knot was not apparent to awareness until I had done all the focus points. However this knot must subliminally always be there as a permanent ongoing wound. I theorize that if one clears the larger-noisier emotions out the way, the finer more nuanced emotions would be felt and one’s inner life should deepen and refine, becoming ever more precise in communicating subtle emotional resonances and information from the Void.

I intuit that the sequence is important. Clarity is necessary prior to maturity. Maturity is necessary prior to serenity. Serenity is necessary prior to joy. Joy is necessary prior to happiness. Happiness is necessary prior to overcoming deprivation/need. Thus there is a specific flow to the unfolding of energy in the body. Psychospacial meditation will permanently rewire one if done consistently. Individual reasons and issues for suffering are not important, it’s a matter of rewiring and changing the vibratory state of the tissues. Thus all hurts are one, and all healing is one.

The key to psychospacial meditation: I found the sequence to the psychospacial gates by simply by holding the word in my mind and seeing where my mind’s-eye went. This way we should be able to find the psychospacial focal point for any such word, eg: forgiveness, fortitude, gratitude, benevolence etc.... Focus your mind’s-eye on any pain, constriction or ill feeling in the body and ask “what is this?” After a while a word will arise reflecting the dominant emotion connected with that blockage in the flow. Then find the opposite word and send the mind’s-eye on a hunt to search for the location and the mechanism that switches the stuck negative emotion into its opposite resonance. In this way we can shift any vibration over to the positive. By emotionally spring cleaning in this way we do not have to remain victim to entrenched, stressful states that play havoc with our health and well-being.


All from Jana Dixon https://www.biologyofkundalini.com

Share in a unique experience of unity in a small snippet from a Qawwali concert that blessed the land of Byron Bay in an annual tour of Tahir Qawwal and his band featuring Indian Sarangi player Sangeet Mishra and Pakistani artist Farhan Shah. Supported by Chetan Ramlu on Tabla, and Mankul Sain & Bhairavi Devi on vocals.

In sublime moments like this, when roof of the hall and roofs of the audience disappear, legs dance and heart beat becomes one in the rhythm of the clap, human nature of the giving and serving the highest purpose shines clear. Faces light up, child-like joy and purity is not obscured by fears and insecurity. Only joy and gratitude stays. Thanks timeless work of the artists, loyal servants of Saraswati Ma. 🙏🏽

There is more of such music to be served at Sangeet Mela day festival in Brisbane on the 30 Mar. Enjoy if you are in the neighbourhood.

5 May 19 - 23 Jun 19
Middle Pocket, NSW, Australia

Flyer to share with friends. Please, spread out the word. Only 2 weeks left before the course starts. 

For more information check the event - https://shantidwara.com/page/view-event-profile?id=3

Greetings from ShantiDwara Yoga Temple,


Please accept humble wishes for a smooth, peaceful and productive week ahead.


In ShantiDwara's newsletter, you will find information about current Yoga classes, courses, workshops, approaching performances and events, as well as some Yogic insights for inspiration. ShantiDwara gathers regularly, and the whirlpool of tireless energy only gets stronger.



🔱  THE CORE PRACTICE WEEKLY:


WEEKLY “Healing Mahamrityumjaya Havan, Mantra and Kirtan

It is an enormous privilege to be able to gather for the sacred chanting over the ancient Vedic ritual, where the god of fire, Agni, is evoked and propitiated by offerings and Mantra repetition with a resolution for a positive transformation and healing. In Yoga and in Hindu culture this is a tradition to dedicate personal time to Mrityumjay, the god of death, on Saturday, as Saturday (Shani) represents the greatest teacher, and can give quite terrifying lessons to students who lost the trek. This is reflected in many cultures, i.e. in the tradition of Shabbat. For those earnest seekers and, particularly those who purified their heart through hard work, Shani appears kind and benevolent, only as a gentle guide.


In Satyananda Yoga, a lot of emphasis is put on Sankalpa (san=highest truth, kalpa=vow, resolution), Yoga is done off the mat, extended into daily activities, a Yogi starts breathing in synchrony with their Sankalpa.

At every MahaMrityumjaya Havan, we get a chance to sit down consciously and “feed” the power of our own commitment. In ShantiDwara, it is a life-time practice, which means that as long as this Yoga Temple exists, this practice will go on weekly. Everyone is welcome to join, as I personally have experienced its profound healing and integrating powers over the years through the pure vibration of Mantra in Sanskrit language, the original sounds that underlay the creation, which we are part of.


Havan starts at 17:00 and goes for around 1.5hrs every Sat.


Photos from the previous MahaMrityumjaya Havan.


Next MahaMrityumjaya Havan event.




☘️ UPCOMING COURSES in TERM 1:


Ayurveda And Deep Relaxation” facilitated by Asher-Lily Green, a wonderful Ayurveda specialist and a Yoga teacher, and Matarishvan - for 4 consecutive Saturdays from 8 to 10:30, with a small break for chai. You are offered the entire 2 hours of deep exploration through guided Yoga Asana, Pranayama, seated meditation and deep rest in Yoga Nidra. All levels welcome.


Come and feel deeply nourished from the inside out in a series of classes to:


• Deepen an understanding of the natural forces underlying harmony with Ayurveda science.

• Open up through a practice focused on invoking your body’s own relaxation response.

• Learn breathing techniques that lead the nervous system to a tranquil state and experience deep rest in Yoga Nidra.


8-10:30am Sat (4 Saturdays 23 Mar - 13 Apr 2019)

$70/Early Bird $60 (paid by 18 Mar)

Group is limited to 20 places, to book join the course event  - payment link inside the description.



🎶 UPCOMING COURSES in TERM 2:


In the next term, ShantiDwara offers two separate unique 8-week courses - one on Saturday mornings and another on Sunday afternoon. Stay in touch, you are up for a treat. Keep an eye on ShantiDwara Classes Schedule.

 


🌞 YOGA INSIGHTS:


After the auspicious opening of ShantiDwara, on the 4 Mar 2019, the darkest moon of the year - MahaShivaRatri (The Greatest Night of Shiva) - was celebrated. Usually, in Hindu tradition, dark moon (Amavasya) is related to Shiva, the name representing the male transcendental principle of the universe, pure consciousness and austerity, while the full moon is associated with Shakti, the female - nourishing, giving forth and expanding - the pleasing potency of Shiva. In Yoga, these both principles are ever existing and complementing each other, while the individual ego of a being relies generally on dividing mind and normally cannot grasp the totality of the perfect union of these two forces.


The month of March is rich with holy days, as Yogis get a chance to celebrate the night of MahaShivaratri in deep meditation as well as in 15 days to turn completely outwards, reach out to the other fellow-beings and appreciate the uniting motherly powers of life in the festival of Holi.


This year Holi falls onto the 21 Mar 2019. The following article is a treasure chest of knowledge about this joyful celebration of brotherhood.



Keep up your Yoga practice.


Om and Prem,

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Healing Mahamrityunjaya Havan 9 Mar 2019

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Ajna Workshop and Inauguration of ShantiDwara Yoga Temple (Photos and Videos)

Extraordinary workshop held at ShantiDwara tonight. Thank you for the delicious connection, great participation and food for insights and body.Thanks the timeless lineage of true teachers of Yoga that brought us all together in the practice.We hope to welcome our dear teachers, Karma Karuna Saraswati, Rishi Nityabodhananda and Rishi Diwali  in ShantiDwara Yoga Temple again some time soon.Starting from this Saturday 2 Mar, we commence a regular practice of Healing Mahamrityumjaya Havan, Mantra and Kirtan weekly on Saturdays. Check the events and classes schedule on Shantidwara.comOm shanti.Thank you teachers 🙏🏽 Thank you students 🙏🏽
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