“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.
Rewire yourself and your yoga practice to turn on the Bliss
There is no magic button to turn on the bliss. It is acquired with persistent, consistent and specific practices and principles.
Develop an advanced but simple to apply esoteric yogic knowledge with authentic yoga practices 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 are in fact turning on the bliss by following our own bliss, in commitment to find 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.
To bring bliss into everyday living requires understanding of who and what we are, in the world. We have to adjust our inner reality, and operate from a healthy inner place.
In our course intensive we learn to rewire our being, and become yogi’s of bliss with five main components of yoga knowledge.
● Understanding the Chakra System/Subtle Body
The chakra system is a bridge between the material and energetic worlds, the interaction between the body and the unseen realms. In yogic physiology the personality and true self, including soul expression, is in correspondence with the chakras and endocrine system. Potential, trauma and delusions on every level is addressed in this context and the nervous and meridian systems.
● Metaphysics of energy, matter and logic, and duality and non-duality
To activate a next level yoga and life practice insights from Vedanta Yoga are integrated on the mat, and off the mat. In objective cause and effect physics the practitioner becomes conscious (awareness of non-duality) with interactive physical, mental and emotional integration. We train the bodymind to drop out of ordinary reality and tuned to an inner reality.
● Patanjali’s Sutras for harmonious integration of yoga practices
The 8 limbs on the theory and practice of yoga according to Patanjali who synthesized and organized traditions prior to 400 CE comprise the basis of much of what is currently taught as yoga. For any yoga to be in line with its ancient, timeless wisdom there has to be consideration of this knowledge. To turn this into real wisdom is a life mission only gained from experience of yoga that is holistically integrated.
● Incorporating Five Key Essentials of Effective Yoga – posture, breathing, mobility, stress release and mindfulness/life-style
With detailed understanding of the tremendous impact of posture on breath, and both on mobility and the combination on stress release, there is comprehensive appreciation of the value of yoga basics for any modality, and much increased absorption rate of the benefits of advanced practices. The Five Keys to Well-being is the first level of building a sustainable Bliss.
● Advanced skills of beginner friendly mantra, mudra, bandha and meditation
Bliss is a vibrational reality. The One Creation of All That Is, as experienced in the OM, is really one reality (non-duality) of a collection of different frequencies (dualities). Exploring this concept during inwardness, and channelling the Life Force with the assistance of mudra and bandha in context of knowledge of the chakra system and meridians is what this course is all about.
● Surrender to Spirit Guidance, and rewire the bodymind in connection to Overself, and operate as Universal Being
The Bliss of Yoga module recognises that it is a personal, individual quest to break the wheels of karma and transcend the limitations of old ways of being. But social responsibility is also a priority of our time. Turn on the Bliss to co-create with Higher (OverSelf) and the Univers to create a sustainable reality that is futuristic and ancient – now!
The first step is to surrender our asana and meditation practice to the higher intelligence that created us – higher access to the Life Force, Prana is only through surrender of self will. When the limited self is rewired to higher states of Self, Samadhi, or Self-realisation begins to form, in the illuminated bodymind.
“Turn on your Bliss with Yoga” on a 7 day immersive
We will do, and discuss, a lot of yoga, based on the outlined topic structure to learn skills for a life journey of evolution of consciousness.
15 April, 2018.
Photograph of Johann by Kevin Rack, at a yoga event, Muizenberg, March 2018.