by Marlene (Matrika) Gast
Yoga’s Spirituality is our teachings theme for 2016, as always, rooted in yoga’s ancient traditions and texts:
Yoga’s stated goal and purpose is to unveil your spiritual greatness to you.
— Swamiji & Rukmini
Our many practices, even the physical practices, are all spiritual practices from which you create your personal “sadhana,” your daily practice. For your sadhana, you choose the ones that open you inward to your own Divine Essence most reliably. Your menu is extensive:
yoga poses (asana)
breath work (Ujjayi)
While you may already be doing one or two of these, it’s time to explore others. Expand your ability to can choose practices that most effectively nourish your relationship to your own inherent Divinity.
For designing, fine-tuning or re-establishing your own sadhana, see our latest Tadaa! e-zine. Let other yogis inspire you to go forward and go deeper. Finding bliss (a spiritual quality) in asana may be the core of your first sadhana. If asana is still your primary tool, what can you add to open even deeper within, so you are propelled toward Self-realization? In Tadaa! you will find a new and more potent way to uncover your spiritual greatness, the “More” within you.
It’s great if you are meditating! But if your meditation is based on Swami’s pre-empowerment days (2005-2009), it’s time for an upgrade to a whole new level of empowered and empowering meditation. Take a Shaktipat Retreat or expand your teaching skill in Reawakening Your Love of Meditation. You will be steeped in Grace as you step into life and into your sadhana in a whole new way.
Ultimately, your daily practice — your sadhana — is all about unveiling your own Divinity to yourself. On this path you have an abundance of practices from which to select the most appropriate ones for you. The Svaroopa®‑ Sciences make it so easy.