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Yogi Ashwini          

Sanatan Kriya as the word "SANATAN" indicates is a complete kriya. In its complete meaning it covers all aspects of a human being and it balances all the layers of individual human existence.

A human being is not just what the five senses perceive. As a blind man can not see a human body but can touch it, taste it, hear it or smell it, similarly in a normal human being there is activation of just the five senses and 8 to 10% of brain activity. With this limited activity he or she can only perceive the basic sheath of existence, this sheath is made up of the five basic elements viz. Earth, Air, Water, Fire and Ether. The five active senses are able to perceive this sheath and falsely the limited brain takes this perception to be the complete human being.

The proof that there exists other senses lies in the fact that each one of us knows someone who at some stage in life has had a premonition or has had a brush with the paranormal. Both of these are beyond the scope of the logical mind and the five basic senses. The very fact that we are reading this magazine indicates that we know that something exists beyond and are willing to search for it, of course the search always begins with the limited senses which in this case is our eyes and logical mind which reads this article.

Sanatan Kriya is a tool of the Vedic seers which activates the higher senses inside us so that we are able to perceive our higher bodies through the sixth and the seventh sense. The basic Sanatan Kriya is limited to activating the sixth and the seventh sense only. Anyone desirous of activating the higher doorways needs to take up Yog seriously. We have a total of sixteen senses and a total of five layers of existence and seven dimensions.

Sanatan Kriya is based on two simple laws, the first that the basis of the human body is the single cell, which is limited in pranic energy (life force) and is not renewable. The second that as long as there is a balance in the body (five layers), its youth can be maintained for as long, without any external procedures or aides. An animal which breathes faster dies faster, it is this fact which is the basis of these laws. The Kriya brings about an increase in the efficiency levels of the cell which in turn now need less oxygen resulting in less combustion and hence a healthier and longer life of the cell.

Sanatan Kriya In A Gist

1. Chakra santulan pranayama requires one to point the palms towards all the chakral points, fleetingly stopping at every chakra while following ujjai breathing pattern. Seven cycles of this practice are very effective in harmonizing the chakras and bringing them into a state of equilibrium by distributing prana between all the chakras removing the imbalances.

2. Pancha mahaprana dhyan energises the energy body by directing the five basic elements which comprise the body. By joining the fingertips, which represent the elements, earth, water, fire, air and ether, in various combinations, the state of elements can be manipulated and modified according to individual constitution. As the body comprises of the five elements every cell of the body rejuvenates with this practice followed by the chakra santulan pranayama.

3. Dhyana with the Guru. The most potent part of this kriya establishes your connection with the energy which introduces one to the miraculous world of yoga. While sitting with the eyes closed, from the centre of the chest, the anahat chakra, the practitioner connects to the Guru who then gives him the glimpse of the higher manifestations of consciousness, which reveal themselves in the state of dhyana. It is from this state of consciousness that changes translate into the physical bodies of practitioners, which are often termed as miracles in normal course of life. Testimonies of 51 such instances are compiled in the book “Sanatan Kriya 51 miracles, and a haunting”.

—The writer Yogi Ashwini Ji is the head of Dhyan Foundation, Delhi.
For Details contact: ashwiniyogi@yahoo.co.in

April 2011

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