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Siva Raja Yoga - the essence of Yoga
Yoga is not a
practise - it is the life itself! Masters have lived
it. Their teaching was part of their living. Of course all
beings are born with it but loose contact with it in the
course of living as life and living have become different
especially to the modern man.
have lived their life fully moment by moment
to the fullest possible extent were the known Masters
of the east. There lived many and are still living
spectacular thing with such great souls is that
they do not feel anything special in them. They remain
in their ordinariness. Whatever they handle will have
that natural spontaneity whether it is hard labour,
music, art, dance or meditation.
fully by becoming one with life and its base silence
and hence they were full and complete beings. That state
of completeness, complete ordinariness, and seeing perfection
in all seemingly imperfect units of creation are the basis of beauty in them. Life for them is beautiful.
That beauty they radiated in their vicinity. They lived
it. They left their mortal abode with the same beauty.
That beauty is still continuing in the minds of those
who moved with them while they lived, and still live
with those pure beings who are inherited from them.
Yoga is such an inherited tradition from rare
beings like Thiru Moolar. The Basic text of Siva Raja
Yogam is Thiru Mandiram written by Thiru Moolar who was
a contemporary of Maharshi Patanjali who lived 2600
In the South
of Kerala there lived a great saint named Thycaud Ayya Swamikal.
Thycaud Ayya Swamikal was
born in 1814 and merged with the ultimate in 1909 who was an
exponent of Siva Raja Yoga. He had many great disciples such
as Chattambi Swamikal, Shri. Narayana Guru Dev, Yogi Padmanabha
Swamikal, was considered as
a great Saint after the time of Adi Sankara, the originator
of Adwaita Philosophy. He never kept any records or
left any marks after him except mending few pure beings.
Their valuable teachings are in the sacred memories of those
disciples. They neither claimed mastery nor discipleship
but they preserved this secret art of consiousness.
essence of Yoga remains hidden beyond the realm of mind!
It may continue to remain hidden so far we human beings are looking
towards Yoga as a means to fulfill our needs. Here comes the
relevance of Siva Raja Yoga. Yoga means Freedom. Freedom means
peace. Siva Raja Yoga is:
The dynamic Union
conciousness. It is Yoga of Silence!
The Yoga of
says "Yogascitta vrutti nirodha", which means
Yoga is the ceasing of fluctuations of consciousness. Ceasing
of activities of the consciousness is consciousness beyond conscious activities of
the mind. Mind has different layers of existence. The peripheral
surface layer is called the Conscious level by spiritualists
and psychologists. Subtler and deeper than that is the
Subconscious layer and deeper than that is the Super Conscious
When the so-called conscious
level operates, the mind operates with the senses to the
sensory world. It undergoes experiences, generates knowledge
and converts knowledge to concepts, believes, ideals etc.
It generates thoughts from the memories. The stimulus presented
before the senses is analyzed with the support of the backlogs
in the memories.
If the intellect could discriminate appropriately,
it synthesizes knowledge.
This knowledge further transforms into concepts. These
concepts are held tightly by the individual and generate
the personality as a superimposition to the self. These
is falsely identified as the real self and the individual
tries to live that personality and seek acceptance and
recognition from the society to derive pleasure by boosting
up of image that is a corollary to the personality.
All these processes are
enabled by subtle changes in the cellular chemistry. The
chemistry of the body changes according to this process.
But the chemistry of the body is not known to the conscious
mind. It is under the control of the intelligence which
operates even when the conscious mind is puts off.
It is understood that the pure intelligence is connected with
the subconscious mind that operates even in deep sleep.
In Siva Raja
Yoga techniques of practicing Yoga Asana,the
conscious mind is put to high alert to canalize Prana to
the highly activated nucleus points of the body with respect
to particular Asanas. The highest activated regions of
the body are carefully spotted with alertness and activation
of Prana is effected in these regions by visualized Pranic
Swami Santhiprasad has
identified through Siva Raja Yoga practices the
basic causes ofpsychological
suffering which leads to sickness. The difficulty in seeing
that, which is presented before the mind, as it is, isthe cause offalse
knowledge and false knowledge is the cause of suffering.
beings attribute their past into all the appearances
presented before them under the guise of knowing, deflect
the appearance to something that is unreal. The dreams
or fantasies based on the needs and conveniences and likings
be projected over theappearanceand
compare the dreams with that of the appearanceand
suffer the collapsing of their own dreams.
is what it is. And isunalterable and it continue to unravel all the
time according to the time and placement of the individual.
beings continue to compare with their own created
dreams with the reality and suffer the falling of their
own created fantasies and dreams. In this process, the
cellular chemistry changes drastically and it creates a
new condition which is not conducive for healthy living.
The cells gradually cannot work properly and become week. To
purify the cells the basic requirement is to suspend the activities
of the conscious mind. There comes the relevance of Yoga.
Temporary suspension of
the conscious mind is Samadhi. In Sabeeja Samadhi new seeds
of transformation are plantedto
change the Samskara of the individual which intercepts
with the old Samskara and in course of time a new Samskara
is formed, a Samskara that allows the natural intelligence
to operate without intervention with the conscious conflicting
In Siva Raja
Yoga, Asanas, Kriyas and Bandhas are placed in high
pedestal as it gives the possibility to purify, refine,
and transform the basic components of the body, the cells.
Cells are the
basic unit that generate energy through the process
of oxidation. By intense concentration and alertness and
careful canalization, the Pranic flow is activated in specific
Chakras and pass on to specificpoints
and organs that are coming under the respective Chakras
for correction of the physiology.
Siva Raja Yoga Kriyas are of great significance.
Maha Bandha, Sakthi Chalanam, Udyanam, Jalandharam, Yoni
Mudra, Maha Mudra, Kevala Kumbhakam etc. are included in
Kriyas. With these Kriyas the Kundalini is activated.
energy concentration points that pulsate are scattered
over the body and concentrated on the Adharas of the
body are identified by following the Yogic System of
Bhaskara Pillai Swamikal.
languages of the pulsation is part of the system
of practise delineated by Bhaskara Swamikal. Re-balancing
of elemental composition through activation of Chakras
and nourishing the inner organs are its celebrated hidden
At the same
time Siva Raja Yoga believes that practice is not
the be all and end all of everything with respect to spiritual
development. Siva Raja Yoga believes in life and living.
Life itself is the path and the goal.
Swami Santhiprasad is
the grand son of Yogi Padmanabha Bhagavathar who was disciple
of Thycaudu Ayya Swamikal. He explored Siva
Raja Yoga Tradition in depth for better living with least conflict or no conflict
and for transforming the life into one of great joy.
have committed myself
to be available always for all
of you and share whatever I have understood during the course of
journey of my life, both in the Indian spiritual traditions and
beyond, as a seeker if it is of help for you. What we need in this
world is few individuals who could commit themselves to explore
their own inner world! It is really difficult to find few of them.
However I commit myself to be available always!
Swami Santhiprasad Spiritual leader, Yoga Master and Yoga Guru
School of Santhi Yoga School, Kerala, South India
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Leslie Anne Franklin:
One day I decided to change my life and do something for myself after rearing 4 children that had grown up and moved on with their own lives. So I packed up my house and flew to India to join the School of Santhi.
When I sat in front of Swami Santhiprasad I felt as though all the questions I had ever needed to know about life had been answered
Not only was I given a
professional Yoga Teacher Training
but I was able to unlock deep spiritual gifts inside of me that I never knew existed.
The course taught
me how to live in an authentic manner
and see through the many veils of illusion that were inhibiting my spiritual growth.
The day the course ended in India, I flew back to Australia and started immediately to teach.
The course gave
me confidence and a professional manner of teaching
I was able to impart to all of my students the 'Spirit of Santhi'.
The training made it possible for me to hold successful workshops on Yoga, Meditation and the Kundalini chakra system in Australia and Bali, Indonesia.
I thoroughly recommend the
course to any aspiring Yoga Teachers
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It is a blessing that Santhi with his long experience of Yoga still is around teaching classical
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I am delighted and most grateful to have completed my teacher training with the School of Santhi.
The organization behind the teaching was splendid
and the delivery was superb.
Absolutely everyone involved in the process from the master, visiting teachers, cooks, cleaners, to the supporting and administrative staff delivered their service with passion, enthusiasm, love and pure commitment.
This was sustained consistently throughout the month. It is best summed up by a fellow student when asked by a stranger about her experience of the course:
I had heard from a previous student that Master Santhi is a great teacher - yet I was absolutely astounded to have experienced it first hand:
Santhis teachings show a great depth in insight, knowledge, experience and sensitivity
which in totality is, quite simply, mind-blowing. He is the best story teller I have ever come across: we all enjoyed Santhi's truly inspirational lectures, often underpinned by personal accounts, shared with much humility, grace and humor
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My experience at
the School of Santhi once again reassured me of how you attract the experiences in your life that you need at the perfect moment.
I was open to bringing a deeply inspiring adventure into my life and a deeply inspiring adventure is exactly what I received.
The location was perfect.
Natural. Beautiful. In the mountains and forests. By a healing river. Trees. Birds. Close to the elements.
What more could I ask for?
The teachings were perfect
clear and well structured; enlightening should I say.
All the Santhi staff and helpers were open, transparent and friendly.
The food was healthy and well balanced.
The school was professional
with everyone always greeting you with a smile.
The Yoga Asana practice pushed me to my limits and I really feel the difference!
You are treated as a unique individual with the School of Santhi. It really felt like you were a part of a small family, and everyone was welcomed with fresh, open arms.
If you are
to be challenged on all levels then the School of Santhi is a great place
to continue your own serious (but not too serious!) personalized journey to oneness.
The course gave me the traditional interpretation of the true nature of Yoga
and showed me how truly deep it’s roots go, and how it relates to all aspects of life!
It was truly a great introductory course that is packed to the brim with information and opportunities for growth, self healing, self realization and self-discovery.
over his wisdom in a very down to earth, personal and
so that you can truly understand and relate to his words with your own life experiences, through the honest revealing of Santhi’s own life experiences and HIS own human journey!
He was always open to questions and easily approachable.
I am a changed man!
I am not the same person as when
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I enjoyed my month in Kallar terribly.
far exceeded my expectations
and even being home, I am frequently reminded of all I learned and experienced during my time at the School of Santhi.
Prior to coming to the program, I had hoped to increase my knowledge related to yoga as well as an opportunity refine and improve my asanas.
All that was accomplished but
I also left with a very personal shift in perspective.
The training has changed me in very meaningful ways and
I believe it has put me on a path to continue my spiritual journey.
I am amazed that all this could have taken place in such a short amount of time.
I would like take a minute to thank
Swami Santhi, Kannan, Kumar and all the support staff who made the training and the time in Kallar so wonderful.
Swami's method of presenting information was so engaging and came from a place of truth and it made it easy to be in long lectures every day.
I was always exited for Swami's discussions
because I knew that the information he was giving us was such a special and unique gift and his delivery was so effortless and personal that it never felt like a class or a chore.
asana classes were wonderful
and now that I am back in my regular practice, I am able to notice the vast improvement in my practice.
fearlessness in challenging students could only be successfully accomplished because of his
how the body works and where the limit is for each individual.
Having Kumar on site daily was also such a gift. I always felt taken care of and was so appreciative to have someone to go to if anything was needed.
and bright spirit was
felt throughout the
house every day.
My month at
School of Santhi was an experience
I will never forget
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Words can not begin to express the gratitude that I felt towards the two of you. I began my spiritual journey 8 years ago and it has led me to School of Santhi!
Little did I know that the knowledge, wisdom and kindness that you have been gracious enough to share with me this past month, is what I have been truly searching for.
I will leave here knowing two things:
I now have
the tools I need
to create my own happiness
and live my life the way I have always desired to.
And two, that there is nothing I can do to ever repay you.
You are two shining spirits who have profoundly .....