Shiv Yoga

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Santosh Gairola   By   santosh |  updated :   21 July 2018

What is Shiv Yoga?

Shiv yoga is a medium to find your inner dimension and merge into the Mahadev (Supreme Lord) .

Meaning of Shiv Yoga?

Shiv yoga is the science of your inner consciousness, or in simple term, it is unification with infinite.

In this post, we have defined why understanding Shiv Yoga is crucial for the human beings?

According to Yog Shastra, Maharshi Patanjali, Chitr-Vriti Nirodhak Sahanbhooti Yoga is of 5 types.

  1. Mantra Yoga (मंत्र योग)
  2. Laya Yoga ( लय योग)
  3. Hatha Yoga (हठ योग)
  4. Raj Yoga (राज योग)
  5. Shiv Yoga (शिव योग)

All these are the forms of the Yoga, In which we will discuss all of them one by one, but our primary focus will be on Shiv Yoga.

Meditation plays a vital role in all kind of Yoga.

Mantra Yoga

Chanting the auspicious Panchakshari mantra, Om Namah Shivaya ( ॐ नमः शिवाय) or AsthaChakshari mantra om aimhreem Namah Shivaya ( ॐ ऐं ह्रीं नमः शिवाय) is Mantra Yoga.

Laya Yoga ( लय योग)

Establishing the balance between body and mind through practicing the ancient breathing technique which is known by the name of Pranayama is called Laya Yoga.

Hatha Yoga

Ashtanga yoga which has eight significant parts combinedly known as Hath Yoga.

That eight Ashtanga yoga which forms Hatha yoga is kindly defined below.

  1. Yam
  2. Niyam
  3. Asana
  4. Prayanama
  5. Pratyahara (प्रत्याहार)
  6. Dhyaan (meditation - ध्यान)
  7. Dharan (धारण)
  8. Samadhi (समाधि)

Controlling them is called Hatha yoga.

Raj Yoga

A person who finds his outer dimensional purpose (बाहरी आयामी उद्देश्य), middle dimensional purpose (मध्यम आयामी उद्देश्य) and internal dimensional purpose (आंतरिक आयामी उद्देश्य).

That form of Yoga is known as Raj Yoga, and that person is known as Raj yogi.

Shiv Yoga

Although there is no difference between Raj Yoga and Shiva Yoga, both get to merge into ParamBrahman.

Still, those who want to experience divinity and get Moksha in the last are more interested into Shiv Yoga rather than Raj Yoga.

There are 72000 shakti (energy) channels in the human body which get merged into specific junctions.

The two influential left - right energy channel Ida and Pingala is merged central energy channel known as Sushma.

These particular junction points are known as body Chakra . Chakra means wheel; therefore each chakra holds a cyclic process within them.

  1. The root Channel is called Muladhara Chakra.
  2. The sacrum Channel is called Swadhistan Chakra.
  3. The solar plexus Channel is called Manipura Chakra.
  4. The heart Channel is called Anahata Chakra.
  5. The Throat Channel is called Vishuddha Chakra.
  6. The Third eye Channel is called the Ajna Chakra.
  7. The Crown eye Channel is called the Sahasrara Chakra.

Third eye

Opening each chakra will bring you closer towards Shiva.

The significance of Shiv yoga

Self-realization is the motive of practicing Shiv Yoga which brings you out from your limitations.

You realize that your current human form is not you; you are the divine soul which is operating under the current human body.

According to Shiv Yoga, your body is part of your inner dimension which contains 17 types of human impurities and works under the law of Karma.

Most importantly, after practicing Shiva Yoga, You start understanding your inactivated immense strength which resides within you.

Shiv Yoga cleans human impurities and opens your door to Moksha. A person will experience good health, peace of mind and stability in the life after practicing Shiv Yoga.

Shiv Yoga means getting united with Shiva and identifying that you are you are the creator of your destiny.

ज्ञान शिवमय भक्ति; शैवी ध्यान शिवक्तामकम शैव वत्र शिवचैरती शिवयोगो ही पश्चाद्धा !!

Shiv Yoga is of 5 types.

  1. Shiva Gyan (शिव ज्ञान)
  2. Shiv Bhakti ( शिव भक्ति)
  3. Shiva Dhyaan ( शिव ध्यान )
  4. Shiv Vatra ( शिव वत्र)
  5. Shiv Pooja (शिव पूजा)
A person who stays away from Lord Shiva, that person is equivalent to an animal.

Moreover, that soul keeps roaming from one body to another body.

Shiva Yoga

It doesn't mean to accept Vairagya and become a Sanyasi? One needs to understand it clearly.

The human mind and human senses react to the situation according to the Sanskaras they got from their families.

That reaction of the human mind and the senses create their transcendental dispensation commonly known as Sukshma Sharir (सुक्षमा शरीर).

If there is an impurity in the intellectual level of that person; then his/her Sukshma Sharir (सुक्षमा शरीर) will be impure too.

If there is any desire keeps remaining in that person just before leaving the body.

It will become hard for that soul to merge into Shiva and that soul will keep revolving in the Maya Sansaar (world).

The remaining desire could be any appetite related to wealth, food, power, sex, etc.

If that happens in that moment soul urgently needs the fulfill its unfilled desire.

Now for understanding, if that soul had any sexual desires left; and by chance, it sees any animal indulged into the sexual act.

It will enter into them and acquire a new body. It could be a body of any animal.

Such a soul will never be able to attain liberation and keep moving from one body to another.

Therefore, It is our thought which becomes our karma and obtains Sukshma Sharir (सुक्षमा शरीर).

We must understand the value of the human birth and know the importance of kindness, compassion, forgiveness.

All these qualities bring us closer to Lord Shiva.

At last, I would like to conclude that it is necessary to keep our thoughts neat and clean. Shiv Yoga is a way to attain that.


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