Surya Kriya is a potent yogic practice of tremendous antiquity, designed as a holistic process for health, wellness, and complete inner well-being. “Surya” means “sun,” and “kriya” means “inner energy process.” Surya Kriya activates the solar plexus to raise thesamat prana, or solar heat, in the system. It also balances a person’s left and right energy channels, leading to stability of the body and stillness of the mind. This strong foundation becomes the basis to explore higher dimensions of life.
Surya Kriya is a phenomenal process in that direction to bring smoothness to the system. This smoothness to the system or this well-oiled feeling within yourself will not come unless you are in sync with the largest system, which is the solar system. The larger body of who you are is the solar system. Traditionally available only to select groups of yogis, Surya Kriya is being offered as a comprehensive spiritual practice that is ideal for the hectic pace of today’s world.
Surya Kriya includes several aspects that enrich one’s life:
- Develops mental clarity and focus
- Remedies weak constitutions Boosts vigor and vitality
- Balances hormonal levels in the body
- Prepares one for deeper states of meditation
When we say Surya we are talking about the sun, the basic powerhouse for this planet. Everything on this planet is solar powered – all life on this planet is solar powered, including yourself. The solar cycles run in twelve and a quarter to twelve and a half years. To be able to ride these cycles is a part of your well-being. You can either ride these cycles or you can be crushed by them.
The sun, the planet and the moon have a significant role in making the human body.
Surya Kriya is a way of using the sun’s cycle so that you bring your physical body to a twelve and a quarter to twelve and a half years cycle. If you observe your life carefully you will see that at certain periods of time, from the beginning of puberty, for example, there is a certain sense of repetitiveness to the situations that you face. The psychological experiences that you have, the emotional situations that you experience are cyclical. Someone may be going through a twelve year cycle; another may go through a six year cycle or three years, eighteen months, nine months or a six months cycle. If it goes anywhere below a three months cycle then that means, psychologically one is in a state where one definitely needs medical treatment.
From absolute health and balance to complete deterioration one can notice depending upon the length of cycle that is happening within oneself. Women are a little more in sync with the moon. As a result, they may not notice the solar cycle as much because they are noticing the lunar cycle much more. On the surface, for a female, the lunar cycle is playing a much more important role than the solar system. But the fundamental nature of the human body is essentially in sync with the solar cycles. So, Surya Kriya enables you to move towards a space within yourself and around yourself where circumstances are not in any way intrusive or obstructing the process of life.
Frequently Asked Question
Does the program suitable for beginners ?
Yoga is not about flexibility alone, all the programs we teach is suitable for beginners too.
How Surya Kriya is different from Surya Namaskar?
Surya Kriya is different from Surya Namaskar in that the original practice or the real practice is Surya Kriya. It is a way of aligning yourself with the sun and it is a much more refined process which needs enormous attention in terms of the geometry of the body. Surya Namaskar is a country cousin of Surya Kriya. There is also another process called Surya Shakti, which is a far-off relative. If you want to use this system as just a physical exercise to build muscle, to become physically strong, you do Surya Shakti. If you want to build muscle, be physically fit, you want to do aerobic exercise where your heart becomes strong and you also want to have a spiritual element in it, you do Surya Namaskar. If you want a strong spiritual process in the physical process that you are doing, then you do Surya Kriya.
Each posture is flowing naturally to the next one, each practice preparing the body for the next one and for the rest of the day. The instructions are simple, clear, to the point.
Even after the course, Rama (Vairagya Yoga) was available by phone to clarify any doubt I had about some practices.
Although it has only been a couple of months since I started, I can already feel progressively more flexible, dynamic but also relaxed, patient, focused, joyful..
I took a few courses with Rama, and I found that he teaches with utmost dedication. He pays full attention to every detail to make sure that the class environment is best suitable to enhance learning. He is also happy to always answer questions and provide support when needed. I highly recommend Vairagya Yoga, keep up the awesome work!
It also becomes more and more fun performing the asanas, as I continue to get further into the practice and the body gets more flexible.
I learned Surya Kriya and Yogasanas from Isha Hatha Yoga and regular practice has had a profound impact on my health and well-being. Very down to earth guy and extremely passionate about imparting the benefits of yoga. Their combination of technical knowledge in yoga and enthusiasm equals great impact on the student. I would strongly recommend him as a teacher for people planning to learn and practice Hatha Yoga.
I attended the bhoothshuddhi programme and it was such a brilliant experience I could not describe in the words. Bhhotshuddhi program has simple steps but leaves very deep impact.
I achieved my best results within a week which I was not expecting. I am very thankful to teacher who teaches very nicely and support every one.
Our Programs are taught under the guidance of Sadhguru, a yogi and profound mystic of our times is a visionary humanitarian and a prominent spiritual leader. A contemporary Guru, rooted as strongly in mundane and pragmatic matters as he is in inner experience and wisdom, Sadhguru works tirelessly towards the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of all. His mastery of the mechanisms of life, an outcome of his profound experience of the Self, guides in exploring the subtler dimensions of life.
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