20 Important Spiritual Instructions : 1 & 2.




These twenty instructions contain the very essence of all Yoga Sadhana, Karma, Bhakti, Jnana and Yoga will all come to one who follows them whole-heartedly.

They are the unfailing keys to quick and effective development and culture of the physical, mental, moral and spiritual self of man.


1. BRAHMAMUHURTA


Get up at 4 a.m. daily.

This is Brahmamuhurta which is extremely favourable for Sadhana.

Do all your morning spiritual Sadhana during this period from 4 a.m. to 6:30 or 7 a.m.

Such Sadhana gives quick and maximum progress.




2. ASANA


Sit on Padmasana (lotus pose), Siddhasana (adept's pose) or Sukhasana (any pose you like) for your Japa and meditation for half an hour, facing east or north.

Increase the period gradually to three hours.

Practice Sirshasana (headstand) and Sarvangasana (shoulderstand) for maintenance of health and Brahmacharya.

Take light physical exercises as walking, etc., regularly.

Do twenty rounds of easy, comfortable Pranayama (breathing exercises).

Do not strain yourself while doing Pranayama.


Swami Sivananda

To be continued    ....



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