A Look Inside Siddha Yoga
Siddha Yoga is an approach to the common practice that integrates positive and accepting thoughts into a person’s life. When people are more accepting of life situations and other people, planet earth becomes a more harmonious place to live. If you look to see the good in everything and every person that crosses your path, you gain a certain sense of delight and positive strength that overcome obstacles and the trials and tribulations of everyday life.
In all forms of yoga, it is taught that happiness is our birthright, meaning we are born capable of being happy and there is nothing that should stop us from accomplishing inner joy. Sidda Yoga paves a path of self-realization for its followers. Our physical being, our ego, and our minds make up part of who we are, but there is a deeper power within everyone called the divine power. The practice of yoga enables us to identify this power within ourselves, and associate our thoughts and actions with the divine power.
Shaktipat, which translates in English to spiritual awakening, is what enables one to recognize their personal strength and inner power. Yogis believe that once shaktipat has happened to a person, they then have access to their inner being. It is through yogic practices that each individual’s spiritual consciousness is revealed.
Yogis that follow Siddha Yoga learn the practices of chanting, meditation, generous labor, and yoga studies all in an attempt to reach self-realization. The studies of Siddha Yoga stem from the scripts of Vedanta, Shaivism, and Kashmir as well as the findings of each Sidda Yoga master. Siddha Yoga has enriched many lives and allows people to find the positive in everything and everyone. It is very possible to begin practicing Siddha Yoga as a pessimist and evolve into an optimist. Aside from an attitude adjustment, you will learn things and techniques that will change your day to day life.