Why You Should Add Personalized Elements And Tools To Your Japa Practice (Video)

Please remember that your personalized Japa practice can be as complex, or as simple, as you want/need it to be.

The most important thing to remember when creating a ritual around your Japa routine (which will most likely be integrated into your simple embodiment at some point) is to make your ritual fit you; this will ensure that you are more likely to stick to your practice, and, therefore, obtain the maximum benefit from it.

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Week 23: Moving From A Japa A Day to “Ajapa Japa” In Your Mantra Repetition Practice (Sutra 29)

“From this practice all the obstacles disappear and simultaneously dawns knowledge of the inner Self.”

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Sutra (Thread) or Lesson 29: Tatah Pratyak Cetanadhigamo Pyantarayabhavasca

Tatah: from this | Pratyak: inner | Cetana: self | Adhigamah (adhigamo): knowledge | Api (apy): also | Antaraya: obstacles | Abhavah (abhavas): disappear | Ca: and


As we discussed in Week 22 of our Yoga Sutra Studies, a personal Japa routine is a tangible (and proven) way to ensure that you stay on task for accomplishing your goal of Self-Realization.

And your Japa ritual itself serves as both a tool and a direct route for accomplishing your ultimate goal in Yoga because the practice allows you to fully “tune with the cosmic power…that transcends all…limitations,” which supports you to become the full embodiment of the “transcendental reality” that you seek to attain through your journey on your Eightfold Path (The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali).

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Week 22: Reflections On Developing Personal Connection With OM/AUM [Through Japa Practice] (Sutra 28)

“I invite you to think of your Japa practice as a ladder that connects you to your true self and the truth of your existence.

Every day, as you invoke the essence of your selected mantra into your body, mind, spirit, and being, picture yourself taking a step closer to merging with your truth and The Truth of your pure self with each intentional incantation of your selected invocation.

Know that one of the key elements to your successful engagement in Japa practice is to integrate your personalized mantra into a meaningful ritual that helps you to feel not only connected to the sound of your selected mantra itself, but also helps you to feel connected to the deep meaning that it expresses for maximum effect, as Patanjali advised in Sutra 28.”

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