“Bliss” is widely used to describe total happiness. To know bliss, “to turn it on”, requires deep, experiential understanding of what is referred to in many wisdom traditions as “enlightenment”. Yoga calls it “Samadhi” and tells us clearly and simply how to attain it. As a complete bodymind-spirit practice yoga is unique in its capacity to bestow bliss on its practitioner.
Yoga practice to turn on the Bliss
Skills are acquired with persistent, consistent and specific, advanced but simple esoteric yoga of ancient, timeless wisdom.
To experience bliss we have to break our bondage to the illusions of our life patterns (programmed behaviour) and surroundings (the consciousness field of the world). We turn on the bliss by following our own bliss, in commitment to freedom or liberation from the ordinary limitation reality. The yoga practices aren’t tough, being human is. To make Bliss an effective, conscious way of being, the practices must be integrated into everyday living.
The journey to samadhi requires a particular philosophy of who and what we are, in the world. We have to adjust our reality perceptions and yoga to operate from a healthy inner place to invoke Bliss.
An intensive to learn how to rewire the bodymind with deep yoga knowledge
● Understanding the Chakra System/Subtle Body
The chakras are a bridge between the material and unseen energetic worlds. In yogic physiology this system of vortexes interact with the endocrine system and organs, to influence personality, true self and soul expression. Healing of trauma and delusion in the chakra system balances the physical, mental and emotional bodies, to manifest divine Bliss consciousness.
● Metaphysics of energy, matter and logic, duality and non-duality
To activate a next level yoga and life practice insights from Vedanta Yoga is integrated on, and off the mat. A blend of mysticism and physics helps the practitioner to become conscious in awareness of non-duality. With an objective cause and effect awareness physical, mental and emotional integration occurs and the bodymind drops out of ordinary fragmented reality, to discover an inner holistic reality.
● Masculine & Feminine, Shiva & Shakti, Left & Right Sides, Ida & Pingala, Spine, Brain & Nadi
Simple knowledge of the chakras and nadi, and conceptual understanding of non-duality is the difference between exercise and yoga, and yoga practitioner and yogi. Wisdom of how the subtle body interacts so magnificently with the universe within and without opens up deeper grasp of Patanjali’s principles.
● Patanjali’s Sutras for a complete yoga practices
The 8 limbs on the theory and practice of yoga according to Patanjali’s insightful collection of traditions prior to 400 CE comprise the basis of what is currently taught in modern yoga teachers training. Considerate, holistic integration of yoga knowledge along these lines surely but slowly matures into yoga life wisdom.
● Five Key Essentials of Effective Yoga – posture, breathing, mobility, stress release and mindfulness/life-style
Detailed understanding of the tremendous impact of posture on breath, and both on mobility, and such combinations on stress release for comprehensive appreciation of the value of yoga basics for any level practitioner, of any modality, is as vital as advanced practices are. This also increases absorption of the benefits of advanced practices, to make the Five Keys to Well-being a pre-requisite to sustainable Bliss.
● Advanced, beginner friendly mantra, mudra, bandha and meditation abilities
Bliss is a vibrational reality, a frequency. The yogi attempts, in an inwardness state of pratyahara, the highest yoga, to dissolve all conflict or separation in a bodymind state of Universal One-ness non-duality. Mudra and bandha, with knowledge of the chakra system and meridians, and connection to All That Is, as experienced in the OM Mantra, channels the Life Force within to realise the bliss frequency.
● Surrender to Spirit Guidance, rewire the bodymind to Overself, and operate as Universal Being
Self-realisation is a personal, individual quest to break the wheels of karma, and transcend the limitations of old ways of being – but it cannot be achieved alone, or without social responsibility. By enlightening the inner world, the outer world gains light. Turn on the Bliss to co-create with Higher (OverSelf), the local Spirit world and the Universe for a sustainable reality that is futuristic and ancient – now! When the limited self is rewired to higher states of Self, and self will surrendered to Divine Will, higher states of Self begins to form, and the illuminated bodymind acknowledges and honours Prana as the Life Force that drives the mystery that is Creation.
With these techniques it becomes possible to steer thoughts and feelings “guided by the Bliss practice” so that anger, trauma, frustration, stress and other blockages may be released, and make way for new, healthier ways of being.
At the 7 day Yogi’s of Bliss Intensive
September 2018. We do, and discuss, a lot of yoga, to develop the skills for our journey of evolution of consciousness.
Our practice includes invigorating yoga but is mostly restorative – practitioners of all physical levels welcome.
The small group allows for therapeutic personal healing, and imparts skills that particpants can apply in their practice, personally or professionally. Opportunity for self-reflection feedback and participant presentation is provided to evaluate the learning (for those who would like to use the course qualification professionally).
The final day includes integration of the topics, with conclusions for a future vision of how to pay the Bliss forward.
15 April, 2018.