Day 63 – New start

Since I had a heavy fall from my mountain bike I had to stop my regular exercise routine. Mainly because I was in too much pain. Very nearly broke my leg. Was on crutches for a month. Have finally healed. This whole blog was  a result of that injury, as I got deeply into yoga, mainly pranayama, concentration, meditation and contemplation.

I have found pranayama to be very strengthening, internally, but because I have not been exercising my muscular system and cardio I felt I got to a point of saturation with it. Now I feel it’s time to start working on the muscular and cardiovascular.

The new revised plan is to intersperse running (cardiovascular) with resistance training and specific abs workouts.

So my new routine will run like this:

day 1: Resistance training

day2: Yoga postures

day3: Abs

day 4: Yoga postures

day 5: Running

day 6: Yoga

day 7: Rest

I have decided to chill with the pranayama until I get my general fitness back up to par.

2 months recovering has left me out of shape, just a little.

As soon as I feel my fitness returned I shall restart the prananyama.

Posted this blog to my facebook today. A big welcome to new readers.

Day 50 – Lotus posture.

No physical yoga today, slept late and explored interesting dreams.

Very good pranayama session though.

Am getting used to sitting in lotus. I can see why it is renown as the king of meditation poses. One feels so stable.

Something clicked in meditation today. very subtle. Could really feel apana and prana currents, rise with inhalation and descend with exhalation; the opposite movement to the breath.

Something opened, or, let go.

Have been feeling very positive and energized. Am spinning a new animation, have some great reading material and just feel settled and content.

It has gotten very cold here. Winter has definitely arrived.

Day 26 – interesting comments

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respected sir,

can you throw some light on the practise that you are undergoing and also if possible tell more about the chakras that are beyond the sahasrara

aaaummm>

Respected Sir,

Kriya yoga is the main practice I am undergoing:

https://aaaummm.wordpress.com/

I have also experienced intuitions concerning the higher chakras through the use of crystals, and through Hemi-sync exercises.

The three higher chakras seem to be energy gateways in which one can pull or send energy trans-dimensionally. I believe the chakra directly above Sahasrara to be connected to the causal realm.

I have found through experimentation, if you send love energy from the heart up, through the thousand petaled lotus, then through the higher chakra with the intention of sending love out of our universe, a line of energy can be sent to other realms.

If you send love out and whilst it is travelling at the speed of consciousness, out of our universe, turn off all thoughts, holding the mind empty, this gives the love energy the extra kick it needs to make it out of our own universe into other realms.

By sending love energy to another realm it will invariably make contact with other consciousness. Once a link is formed, love can be sent back and forth between the two realms. The wondrous snowball effect from sending and receiving love, trans-dimensionally, raises ones own energy levels exponentially.

Initially you can practice sending and receiving love to planetary bodies in our own solar system, through Sahasrara. As you become more adept at this practice the higher chakras will activate which allow the sent and received love energy to be strengthened into a potent laser like ray, which is capable of traversing the vast distances involved.

I hope my preliminary experiments will be of some use to you,

Namaste.

Chiraan>

AND what purpose will be solved by sending LOVE back and forth like lasers to some unknown land which we have never seen ?

aaaummm>

The ancient Rishis maintained that the average person utilises merely 1% of their brain matter, which is located all through the spinal column, not just in th head, as well as outbranching nervous ganglia and neurons in the major organs.

Patanjali postulates that as a yogin becomes established in the eight limbs of yogic practice, the brain matter realises it is safe to start to awaken. This awakening allows the yogin to process large amounts of cosmic energy, needed for the higher states of consciousness experienced as the yogin becomes ‘illumined’.

Attainment of yogic siddhis are signposts along the way that show the yogin is making progress.

The practicing yogin needs to find new ways to pull, store and utilise energy.

The causal realm is said to be the abode of our true ‘Self’. It is possible to make contact with this Self and utilise its vaster energy in order to experience greater depths of cosmic consciousness. These cosmic experiences are extremely miraculous and blissful, which is probably the reason why millions of seekers spend so much time, effort and energy in order to experience even a brief mystical moment.

Some people call this true Self God.

Many purport the true purpose of life is to realise this Self.

So it is not so much a purpose to be solved but a method of experiencing greater levels of bliss with the ultimate goal being actual to actually achieve God consciousness.

This may seem far fetched to those without any mystical knowledge, maybe even arrogant to suggest a human being can experience what it is to be a God,

but all the ancient sages say it is so,

and believe me, once you have a taste of God consciousness you will realise that everything in your life so far has been of the quality of a dream.

Imagine you only knew of the dream world and your only experience was of dreaming, then one day you woke up!

How would normal reality seem to you?

Now imagine you woke up from normal reality into Cosmic Consciousness.

Would you ever wish to go back to sleep?

chiraan>

I am wondering at so many words like ” may be, imagine ” , ! why is it that your cosmic experiences are not definitive . ANd why should it not be taken that dream state is still continuing ! what is the exact experience that has convinced you that you have awakened !

And is it not just a great strain to keep drawing the extra energy from some unknown world only to sustain the dream state ?
What is the final consciousness that you must know where you say okay I stop playing football with LOVE back and forth through cosmic lasers and I am stabilised . IS there any human alive who has said yes I AHVE achieved this ?

aaaummm>

Respected fellow,

I shall attempt to answer your enquiries;

My definite experiences are chronicled here;

https://aaaummm.wordpress.com/

The use of words such as maybe and imagine are designed to help someone who has no experience of a certain state to conceive of said states being possible.

Before I experienced such states I was unable to accept that consciousness hid such treasure.

“ANd why should it not be taken that dream state is still continuing ! ”

The dream state occurs usually four times in one sleep episode. When we wake up, the dream state is simply no longer continuing.

“And is it not just a great strain to keep drawing the extra energy from some unknown world only to sustain the dream state ?”

I think you may have misunderstood. The energy sending and receiving is carried out in the waking state. Sending and receiving love is never a strain, it is a continual joy.

“What is the final consciousness that you must know where you say okay I stop playing football with LOVE back and forth through cosmic lasers and I am stabilised .”

Samadhi is said to have nine stages.

Kaivalya is said to be the highest or final state to be reached.

Though I fear you may have again misunderstood.

Sending and receiving energy is simply one method of increasing ones own energy capacity and not a method used to directly experience Samadhi.

Becoming stabilised happens through balancing ones life. This is a side product of practising kriya yoga but not the end goal.

“IS there any human alive who has said yes I AHVE achieved this ?”

I have not met him/her personally.

Though I have read about such people.

Kriya yoga would hold Babaji to be such a one.

I imagine through the different schools of mystical science, such as; yoga, sufism, kaballah, zen, taoism etc People have realised God consciousness. Though,

“Only a few ever hear these truths; of those who hear, only a few understand, and of those only a handful attain the goal.”

Katha Upanishad

Answer me a question if you will –

What else of worth is there to do in this life?

I hope I shall always continue sending and receiving love.

I am sending some to you now..

Day 25 Yoga routine and The Upanishads

Been finding it a challenge to stick to the plan. Sometimes success makes things more difficult than failure. My practise has been up and down. Gone are the 4 times a day pranayama, down to once or twice a day. Had a few days off too.

This morning however I had a 2 hour asana session in which for the first time since my injury, I worked through the chakras with 21 postures, 3 for each chakra. One to warm it up, one forward bending pose to bring energy into the chakra and the third, backward arching pose to send energy up to the next chakra.

This entails 18 poses for the first 6 chakras then 3 poses to strengthen all the chakras simultaneously.

Each pose must be held in a feeling state, as well as utilising a positive affirmation, such as,

“I am health, vim, vigour and vitality.”

This is a powerful routine when carried out correctly.

Today I planned out a routine, so took it slow. Had to change what I might normally do because my elbow is still too sore to hold the weight in the scorpion.

Slow gradual progress!

Next session will flow smoother. Soon, I hope to be able to flow through all 21 poses in a feeling state.

Started reading The Upanishads today. Very nice.

“Only a few ever hear these truths; of those who hear, only a few understand, and of those only a handful attain the goal.”

Katha Upanishad


Day 13 – Onwards and upwards.

Not much to report really..

Changed pranayama practice from four phase motion breath to alternate breathing and sun piercing breath to OM with exhalation.

Upwards and onwards!

Started to reread Autobiography of a yogi by Paramahamsa Yogananda. Should help to keep me going on the path. I love his use of language. If you haven’t read this amazing book, you should rush out to your nearest book seller and demand a copy instantly! It is a life changing work. A must for anyone interested in Yoga, spirituality or religion. In one stunning chapter Yogananda’s Guru – Sri Yukteswar appears in a vision from beyond the grave and  explains in detail what happens to us after we die. His description of the after life realms is extremely convincing and enough to change even the worse sinners into saints. I believe this book should be studied in all high schools.

I remember when I first started to read this autobiography, I suspected it was exaggerated or even made up in parts, but having completed it I was convinced of its truth.

Day 12 – kundalini awakening.

Went to bed at 12:30 last night, very tired from a long days cycling.

Up at 6:10 am. Breathe for 20 minutes then back to sleep.

wake at 11:45.

That’s near 12 hours sleep. I have achieved 2 full weeks of Brahmacharya.

A word hangs in my memory from deep in a dream;

Peliathan.

A strange word I do not recall hearing before. I google, it is a Balinese village. Ummm.

Sun was shining in a totally blue sky.

I sit and breathe. In the gorgeous sunshine.

With the bee breath comes something new. A tingling at the base of the spine.

Ah!

I have certainly heard a lot about this. Could it be the start of Kundalini awakening? I guess I will find out with time. I have never felt this sensation before.

I go through the subtle transformations from,

Sense withdrawal – Concentration – Meditation – Contemplation.

In a samadhic trance I see the golden ring at the apex of a triangle.

I have seen this image before.

Day 11 – Cycling and yoga

Went for a long bike ride today. Reluctantly missed my 6 pm pranayama session 😦

Ah well 1 miss in 11 days is not bad. That’s 43/44 Pranayama sessions.

Some days the body needs a different form of exercise – that’s my excuse anyway. Cycling can be a form of yoga, it takes stamina and perseverance, very yogic traits!

My pranayama times have gone very low because have been cycling a lot. Am building the strength back in my injured leg, overdid it though and felt exhausted.

Tut-tut.

This will not do!

Still, did an hours physical asana today.

I understand why Sivananda says the pranayama practitioner should not walk far distances or exert oneself too much physically. Pranayama demands a lot of energy.

Hopefully I have learned from this experience.