Siddha Yoga demands discipline from its practitioners. Yogi are guided by the phrase Work hard and be free.
Siddha Yoga is composed of four main principles which are as follows: meditation as a means of honoring oneself and recognizing God from within; understanding that God has a presence in everyone; reaching into the heart because all sacred actions revolve around it; and lastly realizing that everything in existence is Shiva.
Siddha Yoga is mainly comprised of the following:
1- Meditation – often accompanied by the mantra Om Namah Shivaya.
2- Songs – such as Nama Sankirtana (songs of Sanskrit phrases, typically the names of Gods) or Swadhyaya (songs covering more texts). The sacred writings include the Arati, Day and Night, Guru Gita, Kundalini Stavaha, and Shree Rudram.
3- Seva – which means serving generously.
4- Dakshina – repaying the Guru for the spiritual gifts awarded to you. Dakshina can take the form of money or gifts of monetary value, or simply expressing your gratitude.
5- Satsang – the assembly of yogi who join together in conversation, meditation, and song.
6- Study and consciously thinking about the practice of Siddha Yoga
8- Hatha Yoga.
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