Siddha Yoga: Transforming Spiritual Energy to Achieve Total Enlightenment
For anyone interested in a special form of yoga which helps them to achieve a transformation of the self and which improves their inner discipline, using siddha yoga is highly recommended. This form of yoga is best exemplified in the teachings of yoga guru, Guru Gurumayi Chidvilasananda who is in fact, the spiritual guru as well as meditation expert in siddha yoga and under whose tutelage, many students have learnt about how to achieve total enlightenment.
Learning Shaktipat Diksha
The first thing that you will have to learn in siddha yoga is being initiated through what is known as shaktipat diksha, though once you become well versed with siddha yoga teachings, you will then be able to also experience as well as live according to the true meaning of self-awareness. Thus, if you want to get the desired results from practicing siddha yoga, you must make a concerted as well as steady effort to achieve the ultimate transformation which should preferably be practiced in siddha yoga centers.
Performing siddha yoga may even require that you join a chanting as well as meditating group though it can just as well be performed in your home while other options are attending teaching events or entering yoga retreats and even making use of sadhana support tools that will help you achieve your ultimate goal.
Today, siddha yoga that is spiritual by nature is certainly becoming very popular in all parts of the world and the western world only got to know about it through the teachings of Swami Muktananda who had already achieved total enlightenment through following the teachings of his own guru who was Bhagavan Nityananda.
The practice of siddha yoga helps a person to bring to life their spiritual energy (kundalini) which is otherwise lying dormant at the base of their spine. Once this spiritual energy is awoken, it helps to transport the person on a spiritual journey that ought to culminate in total enlightenment.
In fact, awakening spiritual energy is known as shaktipat or transference of spiritual energy from the master to the disciple and so, shaktipat helps in boosting the spiritual journey of the seeker which is characterized by a love relationship between master and disciple that in turn is fired up further through self-realization.
In fact, shaktipat can occur in a number of ways including through the master's will, his touch and even a look from the master can help awaken the dormant spirit in the disciple. Sometimes, even a photograph of the Gurumayi Chidvilasananda can transfer the master's spirit to an open minded disciple.