Five Bodies Yoga, Subconscious Mind, Pranakriyas & more
Welcome listeners, to another divine podcast: Train Like a Saint, Live Like a King Ep 2 Part II, Continuation of Part 1 features the remaining queries advanced yoga and meditation teacher discussed in episode one.
Queries included in this Yoga Knowledge:
Pranayama breathing techniques, what they are, and their importance (cont’d)
The subconscious mind and its connection to Prana The remaining yoga bodies, what they are, and how they function
Essential pranakriya and pranayama yoga knowledge and wisdom
How yoga breathing exercises differ from meditation and what is their connection?
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How Yoga was a way of life in India a long time ago, and then after invasions from other countries, how these practices were lost over time.
How ancient yogis preserved this ancient yoga knowledge for us to learn today.
How Yoga breathing exercises can bring us the transformation that we need, with consistent and regular practice of these yoga and meditation teachings and techniques.
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Sanjeev Shivananda (00:00):
Next let’s go to the fourth body or the Jñanamaya Kosha. “Jñana” means “knowledge,” accumulation of everything that is there in the universe is stored in this. And this is where we, as you were saying, we may call it, the subconscious. Read it stores every event, everything that has happened in your life. So this is where all the events that we are talking about are being stored. As you said, it is influencing over the choices that we are making decisions. We are making the fears, the anxieties that we are experiencing. It this all beginning from my fourth body, my Jñanamaya Kosha. And see… Even see somebody who falls sick in the physical body. It all starts from the fourth body, or somebody has a failure in life. In any aspect of his life. That also begins from the fourth body. A past negative experience will start affecting my conscious mind and my thoughts will start changing.
Sanjeev Shivananda (01:15):
And that part will now change my second body. My breathing [inaudible 00:01:19] , that breathing rate will change whatever important processes that are going in my physical body. And I’ll be taking those kinds of actions, which will lead me to a particular event, but it all started from my fourth body.
Sanjeev Shivananda (01:34):
So with over higher tools, we go and work on all these bodies and ultimately the fifth body is the Anandamaya kosha. “Ananda” means “bliss,” there is no negativity in this body. And this body is the connection of my all 5 bodies to my soul. And that, again, that connection, we will talk about another day, because again, a long topic and a subject, but for now, we must understand that in the beginning of our work is all giving a quick relief to [inaudible 00:02:11] pancreas, a little bit of initial meditative processes.
Sanjeev Shivananda (02:17):
But then in the longer run, we start working on all these different bodies and the most important being the fourth body, where we through a combination of meditative processes with very special breathing processes, pancreas combined with meditations, we start bringing out a lot of this garbage that is being stored, which is affecting my life.
Sanjeev Shivananda (02:43):
And as we release to a regular practice on a day-to-day basis or special session… Meditative sessions, we release, release release at a constant basis, negativity. As the negativity is being released, it automatically results in my subsequent lower bodies benefiting. And I can see, as you have seen the results in your life, that lot of things starts changing my thinking start… Then every time a small thing happened, say, I am scared of what’s going to happen. And I see that, no, it’s not happening because that fear, the skill that was coming from my fourth body, I have burned it out. So I feel that I am more stable now. I am more balanced now. I can really make the choices as I should be and not being governed, what’s being sent to me from my fourth body.
Wow, incredible. And you know, these were the first times that I personally have ever even heard of the specifics kind of the in-depth explanation that you have for this Sanjeev. Thank you for that. And I’m sure our listeners are also getting a big excitement out of this one. And since Sanjeev, I wanted to say also in regards to the subconscious mind, and you’re talking about the effect that it has on us and what these breathing exercises do. And when you had given me an example once in regards to the… It was like a metaphor you had given me, or an example of it was like imagery in reverse to like a garden. And let’s say you have a garden full of weeds, right? And you want to remove all those weeds. Are the weeds in that garden, in this fourth body? Is that what you’re trying to notch in a nutshell, that’s what you’re saying before his body holds all of these.
Sanjeev Shivananda (04:39):
Yes. That is absolutely right. That this is where the weeds are originated, but they are spreading in all the other bodies too the origin does lie in that fourth body. But then the spirit of your third body, because your mind is not polluted. You’re always anxious. You’re always fearful. You’re always thinking of the negative outcomes. And these weeds are now spreading into my second body my Pranamaya kosha it’s spreading through my physical body. And so the weeds, that’s why we need to work constantly say, I gave you this example. I’ll explain once again, for the benefit of all of our listeners is that, say, you have a lawn or a garden in your house. And if you leave it alone or don’t work on it, do you ever have to work hard to grow weeds in your lawn or your garden? Has anybody gone to a home Depot to buy a bag of weed?
Sanjeev Shivananda (05:38):
So I can put them in my lawn and garden so I can have beautiful weeds in my garden? No, it doesn’t happen. If you leave it alone, and within no time, your garden will become a forest of weeds. But if you want a beautiful garden, it’ll need work. First of all, you will have to remove those weeds. And then you will have to dig the soil. Then you will have to put fertilizers and then you will have to plant new flowers, new plants, new seeds in there, and then you will have to take care of them everyday. You’ll have to water it. You have to provide fertilizer. You make sure that they’re getting enough sunlight. And after that hard work, the flowers will start growing. And if you continuously keep working on it, you will eventually have a beautiful garden. But once again, once you have a beautiful garden, you’ll see if Ahli says, “Oh, look at my garden is so beautiful.”
Sanjeev Shivananda (06:37):
Now I have achieved success. The garden is here. I am just going to enjoy the garden and do normal work. Guess what’s going to happen?
Sanjeev Shivananda (06:48):
Back to weeds again, the flowers will be gone within no time. The weeds will grow up again. And that is the process will keep on happening. As long as the seeds of weeds are there in my fourth body, in my subconscious. So that is why changing the life, transforming the life, even using these tools has to be a continuous process because if you want, and initially the work is hard. And I see when there’s a lot of weeds, but once you have created a beautiful garden, you still need to work continuously, but it’s not as hard as it is. And now you’re enjoying it too, because you are enjoying this beautiful garden. You’re enjoying this beauty that you have created in your life.
Sanjeev Shivananda (07:41):
You will be enjoying the happiness and you will be more than willing now to put that effort. Initially, you’re not seeing as many results by just removing the weeds that their garden doesn’t look any more beautiful, but you have hope and your faith and you keep working one day to produce your garden. So initially that’s a lot of hard work and patience, but then it kind of evens out after some time.
Right. Right. No, that’s the reason why I wanted you to explain that garden example, I feel like it’s so relevant to a lot of us, especially if I can go personal here, it was very relevant to me. I had a lot of different, or these subconscious impressions, just holding me back. And Sanjeev teachings, remarkably… Through hard work, as he always stresses. He did tell me that Ahli, Hey, I tried to give Sanjeev a lot of credit for the amount of success that I’ve been able to attain using his practices. But he said, Hey, you know what? You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. And that is something that I really respect because it brought out the motivation and he’s able to bring out the passion and the motivation to actually want, you have to want to change is it right Sanjeev?
Sanjeev Shivananda (08:58):
Absolutely. That is the beginning of everything that I cannot force anyone to believe into it, to work hard to change their life. That desire has to come from within. And that is why, if you look at a lot of people who come to me or who are seeking this. And I think it was very nicely explained by one of the ancient saints. He said that, and he was, he used to live in the middle East, in the desert. And he said, if somebody told me that camel went to the eye of a needle, I might believe it. But if somebody told me a very rich person became spiritual, I’ve a lot. So there is a spectrum where, the chances of people end up being drawn towards this process is less. But most of the people who live in this world have the possibility because they are the ones who have some good experiences, some bad experiences, some intense negative ones, some good ones again.
Sanjeev Shivananda (10:12):
And then some people either because of the intense, bad experiences or their desire that I am sick of this up and down, up and down, I want to find a way to get out of it or, and hence negative thing happens and there is suffering in the life of some person. And that is the beginning that first I want to get rid of the suffering and when the suffering has gone through this process, many people say, “Hey, you know what? I want to know more, how does it work and how can it affect my other parts of my life? I want to know more.” So this is how most people, when they are motivated to come out of this situation, but once… The ones which are, I think very few not too many, who have virtually surrendered to their miseries, and then even fewer, the ones who are actually fallen in love with their miseries.
Sanjeev Shivananda (11:13):
And I am very respectful. And honestly, I… When I come across, it is rare that I do with a lot of humility and respect I tell them, I have not be able to help you because I do not have a medical or a magical wand. What I have is that I have received as a blessing from my group and to the lineage. And the founding principle of that is that the person has to have the desire. First that I have had enough of this miseries. I have had enough of ups and downs. I want a much better life, a much happier life, much healthier, successful life. And that has to come from within. And there are a lot of people today who have the desire. And that is why you and I are here to reach out to those people so that they can find a very powerful way, not only powerful, but which starts showing results in a very short period of time.
I could not agree more Sanjeev. I’ve seen evidence of all the things you’re talking about. So Sanjeev, why is it that a lot of these obstacles have to enter into someone’s life in order for us to actually decide that, “Hey, you know what, we need to make a change. We need to change all this programming. We need to transform.” Why is it that a lot of us people, including myself, wait for something catastrophic to happen. And what is your advice to those who may be not be facing such a large challenge yet? I know all of us do, but why is it better not to wait for those things to occur and do something about it, even if you’re not full of a garden for the weeds yet?
Sanjeev Shivananda (13:03):
I think that’s a very important question and very pertinent one. And the reason is that when a person is going through this smaller challenges, and if we understand that any challenge that comes a negative event that comes in my life, maybe they may not be catastrophic, but it is going to leave that impression in my fourth body, in my subconscious mind. And that is.. That load of that negativity in a subconscious mind, it’s constantly keep on growing bigger and bigger and bigger. And when that load reaches a threshold, it has to eventually create bigger and bigger negative events. So if we understand these ancient principles of life and these principles of life are just as true and as valid as the physical laws that we experience in our two dimension, say the law of gravity, nobody has seen gravity.
Sanjeev Shivananda (14:08):
And I can perfectly choose to deny that I have not seen gravity.
Sanjeev Shivananda (14:12):
I don’t believe in gravity. And I would say fine. Don’t believe in gravity. Don’t have to, because gravity will show us existence to you. You go to the 20th floor of a building and step out of the window.
Sanjeev Shivananda (14:26):
Gravity will tell you that it’s there. So you may come all the way, falling down from the 20th floor and keep on screaming all the way down. Then there is no gravity. It’s not going to change anything. Similarly, these laws of life were discovered by ancient saints and yogis. And we can with all over might yell and scream that I don’t believe in them. Fine, but that doesn’t mean there’s not going to apply it to you like a live wire, or somebody says there is no current and there’s no electricity in it. When I say go grab the naked wire and it’ll tell you whether I’m there or not.
Sanjeev Shivananda (15:05):
So similarly, these laws of life are once we understand what I’m saying and what has been said, like long beforehand, I have just a quiet from my Goodwin and just forwarding it, everybody that we can choose not to accept them, but their existence will not go away. And that’s why I wanted to reach out to… And I’ve worked with a lot of younger people like you and many others, because I see so much hope like us. You have a whole life ahead of you.
Sanjeev Shivananda (15:34):
The sooner you start working on yourself, transforming yourself, you have a huge, beautiful life ahead of you that you can create for yourself, your family and your society and your country as well. And as a humanity in whole. Whereas when people come in the 50’s or even later, I mean, I’ve worked with them just ask passionately, but you know, half their movie is already over, right? So it’s like, does the climax kind of flare, but then still it is very significant that whatever is left, you must be able to enjoy that. So that’s why it says never late to start mean whenever you wake up, that’s when the morning begins.
Wow. I liked that one. You had actually said… Given me an example, just in regards to that, that if you were to plant the tree and in the beginning, the trees, branches are so small and malleable and you’re able to change them, but then as the tree grows and it’s rigid, then you cannot shape those branches any further. So that’s very much… I’m sure you’d agree relation to what I’m talking about.
Sanjeev Shivananda (16:44):
Absolutely. So like it was… See an old tree standing left right?
Sanjeev Shivananda (16:50):
You tried to bend that tree. What’s going to happen. It’s going to break.
Sanjeev Shivananda (16:53):
So are you going to wait till that time that you have become a rigid tree and just like any change that comes a strong wind comes, you’ll be uprooted and plant that bends accommodates changes to the situations, has a much better chance of handling all the challenges that come into mind.
Exactly. And I feel fortunate to be one of the.. your many students that are learning at a young age. And so Sanjeev, I would like to actually conclude this podcast with a quick… If you can summarize very quickly for us. In regards to your workshop, that’s coming up, the free workshop, Train Like a Saint, Live Like a King. Can you go a little bit into what will be offering in terms of tips and valuable information for all those that are joining this free workshop?
Sanjeev Shivananda (17:45):
Absolutely. First of all, let me tell you that I’m so excited about this workshop and-
Yeah, same here.
Sanjeev Shivananda (17:51):
For all the initial step that you’re taking to reach to a larger group of people, to kind of help them at least witness experience for themselves, what these tools are and how they can change you and the experience that you can feel within a few hours of this workshop. My goal is to kind of… More and more people to experience this.
Sanjeev Shivananda (18:17):
And then hopefully it motivates them to transform their lives, to kind of enhance not only their own lives, but their family’s life, their communities’ life, their nation, and the humanity at large. We and our goal as we know, talk about this… This is the methodology Train Like a Saint worked very hard. As I said you have to practice every day if you want your garden to be sustainable, but then it allows you to live your life like a king or a queen, right? But again, you need to have these tools and understanding to create that. And that’s what we’re going to provide in this workshop and experience of all these things. And then it can be taken to the next level and anybody who’s more interested. So we will be holding a series of workshops after this, too. So hopefully to take this work to have more and more people experienced the power of these tools.
And Sanjeev I am so looking forward to this workshop, despite being a student of yours, you know already and have… Having learned so much from you already, I’m very much looking forward to you spreading this information. And for all you listeners out there, please do consider joining the workshop. It is free. It is absolutely of no cost or charge. And you may join the workshop by going to Facebook and searching Sanjeev Shivah Nundah. And you can join our workshop by joining the group, Train Like a Saint Live Like a King, and you can also attending on the event and you will be contacted via email in regards to the workshop and the time. And also Sanjeev before we completely conclude the podcast, I did actually remember one very, very beautiful example that you’ve given me in regards to the connection of the breath to the subconscious mind. And you had told me that… And this actually stuck with me for so long that Ahli if there’s one thing that we can control in our body, that is also controlled by our subconscious, what is it?
Sanjeev Shivananda (20:31):
So even without going, Ahli, deep into the ancient yogic sciences, let’s look at the modern science of our body, right? And I mean, physiology and everything, right? So we all know that we have only two kinds of systems in our body. One is voluntary and second is involuntary. Say, for example, voluntary actions are, if you want to raise your hand, lower your hand, move your foot. You know, if you can do it… Some people have the ability to move their ears also. That’s okay. But these are all voluntary actions. And then you have involuntary actions, which are, say, can you change the control of your heart, the rate of beating of your heart? No, you cannot. Can you change the filtration rate of your kidneys? You cannot. Can you change the metabolic rate of assimilation of all the food in your liver? You cannot, all these systems are involuntary.
Sanjeev Shivananda (21:31):
But there’s only one, and one system, which is both voluntary and involuntary, and that’s your breath. Even when you’re not thinking about breathing, the involuntary reaction is happening and your continuous sleep breathing all 24 hours.
Sanjeev Shivananda (21:48):
But the moment you want to change the breathing rate, you can change it whenever you want. And we all know that all of our systems are interconnected to each other. And breath is like a fly wheel of an engine, which controls all the smaller wheels. And if you knew how to control your breath, then you’ll be able to control all other systems that are functioning in your body, through your breath work. And that’s what one of the rulers of the [inaudible 00:22:24] and the pancreas to start controlling and normalizing and harmonizing all the different systems within your body.
That is absolutely amazing. Just the connection with the breath and the subconscious and this all has to do with also the channels that you were talking about, right? They would all, I guess, interconnect with the breath and thereby through the Pronto spread.
Sanjeev Shivananda (22:49):
Absolutely. And like I said, in another topic another day evening, we will discuss how these channels are affected and how these problems pancreas are breaking and destroying and burning the blockages that we have through those channels. So for example, if you have a nerve blockage, right? And the nerve is not able to send the impulses or receive impulses from a particular part of the body, right? It’s we call it in a way, paralysis. It’s non-functional. And similarly, if [inaudible 00:23:25] doesn’t reach a certain part of the body is, gets diseased. So these, through the [inaudible 00:23:30] , we destroy and burn all these blockages as well. So the [inaudible 00:23:37] can start flowing very freely through our entire body.
So that’s the treatment for [inaudible 00:23:43] , not paralysis…
Sanjeev Shivananda (23:48):
Yeah. That’s a new terminology. I like it.
Well, get more creative when you start meditating. I’ll tell you that. Sinjeev, it has been an honor as always. And thank you so much for all that wisdom, all those beautiful examples. I cannot wait for this workshop and, listeners, once again, the invitation is an open one. This is a free workshop. Please be taking advantage of the valuable information and insight you gaining. It is taking place on March 28th at 10:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time to 1:00 PM and visit our website www.SanjeevShivaNanda.com, Subscribe to our channel on YouTube as well. And that’s Sanjeev Shivananda YouTube. And you also have [email protected] on Facebook, and please follow us on Instagram Sanjeev Shivananda as well, to gain more valuable insight tips and information and exclusive insiders in regards to what we are trying to bring to the world here at Sanjeev Shivananda. Thank you so much, everyone. And Sanjeev, of course, thank you so much for today.
Sanjeev Shivananda (24:51):
Thank you, Ahli and my blessings and good vicious and a brilliant, bright, healthy, and happy future to all of our listeners. Thank you.
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Sanjeev Shivananda (25:00):