Practice and All is Coming “- Shri K. Pattabhi Jois
This powerful quote from the late Ashtanga Master teacher Shri K. Pattabi Jois has been one of my pillers of inspiration in my yoga practice. His message has been passed down to his students, who continue to inspire and guide their own students on this beautiful path of yoga. He and so many masters before him discovered this powerful process of manifestation within the ancient yoga teachings. The meaning of Yoga “to unite” mind, body and spirit is the key to manifesting.
But there’s more to Yoga than just postures.
Yoga is so powerful, transformational, and has so many layers- and as one of my first yoga teachers said, the postures (asanas) are like“a teardrop in the ocean of yoga”. Manifesting in yoga is like a flower blooming from the seed of practice.
Manifesting Through Yoga
Here are 5 ways to Manifest thru Yoga.
“ Truth is one, paths are many”- Mahatma Ghandi
Pranayama means “extension of the prāṇa or breath” or “extension of the life force”. The word is composed of two Sanskrit words: prana, life force, or vital energy, (breath), and ayāma, to extend or draw out. (Not “restrain, or control” as is often translated from yam instead of ayāma). Breath is the most important part of Yoga. From the hatha Pradipka quote:
“The mind is the king of the senses, and the breath is the king of the mind.”
Pranayamas can manifest a new state of being and keep you healthy.
Thru sound vibration a mantra or Mind track can transform and manifest anything your way. Om The premordial sound of the universe is by far the most powerful of all, when chanted. A quote from ancient Yogic India text the Katha Upanishad 1 –
“The goal which all the Vedas declare, which men desire when they lead life of continence…is Om. This syllable Om is indeed Brahman. Whosoever knows this syllable obtaines all that he desires. This is the best support, this is the highest support. Whosoever knows this support is adored in the world of Brahma”
Postures in yoga help to prepare the body for meditation; but not only that, they help open up the chakras (energy wheels along the subtle spine), allowing for the Prana to flow. And when the energy centers are open in the body, the mind and body unite to move into the direction of becoming clearer in thought, which allows for manifestation.
Yantra is the Sanskrit word for a mystical diagram, which supposedly possesses occult powers and astrological or magical benefits in the Tantra tradition. By staring at the mystical diagram, you come into a deeply relaxed state where what you’d like to manifest can materialize.
To meditate properly, you must sit upright, straight spine, legs folded or on the knees for the prana to flow up the subtle spine (also known as the Shushumna). You can also listen to a guided meditation. This helps to focus on what you would like to envision to manifest. Another form of meditation that’s equally powerful is Yoga Nidra. It’s the union of conscious sleep, guided by a teacher after setting an intention. It touches on all the koshas, or spiritual layers in yoga: the food or material body (Annamaya kosha), the vital energy body (Pranamaya kosha), the mental body (Manomaya kosha), the intuitive body (Vijnanamaya kosha), and the transcendental or blissful body (Anandamaya kosha).
There are so many paths in Yoga to manifest. Follow your heart with yoga and go where you feel is the way and all is coming…