Sadhguru – If you can sit in a posture for 2,5 Hrs you’ll attain Asana Siddhi!

Sadhguru – If you can sit in a posture for 2,5 Hrs you’ll attain Asana Siddhi!


Sadhguru: So these eighty-four asanas, which
are the fundamental yoga asanas are 84 ways to make the body into your passage. It is not necessary actually for everybody to do eighty-four asanas. If they do one, it is enough. Usually hatha yogi’s… Serious hatha yogi’s, who are taking hatha
yoga as their path to liberation, practice only one Asana. Just one Asana. It is difficult for a thinking mind to understand, why would somebody spend his whole life trying
to sit in a particular way. But if you learn to sit right, if you just
learn to hold your body right, everything that you need to know in this universe,
you can know because this is known as Asana siddhi. If you can sit in a posture, stable and comfortable for two-and-a-half hours, then we say – you have attained to Asana siddhi,
that you are in absolute comfort and at ease in a particular posture.. That is Asana siddhi. If you achieve this, everything, that you need to know, one can
of internally. How is this possible? How can by sitting everybody..you can know
everything that you can know? If you have a television at home, television is just a box with a little bit
of electronics in it, but it becomes a world by itself. The whole world can stream into this place,
that we call as a television, or this box that
we call as a television, simply because there is a receiving mode. If you set the antenna right, if it is properly adjusted, then the whole
world flows into yours… into your place or into this box. If it is not set right.. same instrument – it has everything, but can’t
do anything. This is how human being is. A human being is… An individual human being is… Who he is? Only because of what he perceives, only because of what he or she perceives an
individual human being becomes whoever they are. Right now you are who you are, only because
of whatever you have perceived in your life till now. And you will be, who you will be, only because
of what you will perceive in future. Whatever you perceive is what makes you whatever you are today. So the whole system of yoga is only interested in enhancing perception. So if you hold the posture right, if your
alignment is right, and if it matches with the cosmic alignment in some way.. 84 alignments, if one gets into these 84 postures
or even masters a single posture and approaches the remaining 83 through that, then everything, that has happened in the creation
till this moment one can know, because the memory of that is right here within your system. In a.. let us say the codified way. It can be activated and ignited if it touches another
dimension outside of yourself. So Asanas are powerful means. Yogasanas are powerful means to connect. I… I do not want you to forget, what yoga means. Yoga means union, union means- two have become
one. Two is just this. There are only two in the existence, you and
the rest of the existence. In the rest of the existence you may identify
this one, that one, that one, but essentially there are only two: you and
the rest of the existence, because there are only two dimensions of experience within you. You do not know what is up and down in this
cosmos. You do not know what is forward and backward in this cosmos. You do not know anything. These are all things that we have made up
for convenience. The only experiencial reality is – there is something
called outward and there is something called inward. So these are the two dimensions of experience:
inner and outer. So yoga means to bring a union between these inner and outer, you and the rest, you and other. When there is no you and other, there is just
you and you. That is yoga. So Asanas are a physical manifestation of approaching this, a physical form of approaching
this ultimate union, because physical body is the easiest thing to work
with. If you try to do something with your mind It will pay two… it will play too many tricks
at least with the body. You know whether it’s doing it right or not
doing it right, whether it’s cooperating or not cooperating. A mind, if you push it too hard, it will play
all kinds of tricks with you, it will make you believe all kinds of things
and dump you the next day, but body is not like that. It is a reliable factor. If you work with it sensibly, the yoga Asanas will definitely lead… Yoga Asanas will definitely lead to the possibility
of ultimate union. In the meantime by getting into the postures before all this alignment with ultimate happens,
inner alignment happens which will naturally achieve a chemistry of
healthfulness, joyfulness and blissfulness and above all
balance. Balance is something, that modern societies
have ignored and they’re paying a huge price for today. Whatever may be your intelligence, whatever may be your competence and education
and qualifications, If you do not have the necessary balance, you will not succeed, you will not
go very far in your life. So, the most important thing for people who
are seeking to be successful, people whether they’re working in corporate
sector or their political, or their military, or whatever field, the most important thing
is balance, only if you have a balance which is not disturbed by external situations- will you
be capable of making use of the competence and intelligence, that you
carry within you. Otherwise the most wonderful qualities, that
one may have – will all go waste. Simply because of lack of balance. And Hata Yoga means balance. Sadhguru: Siddhi means a certain accomplishment. There is somebody… If you go to the circus, there is somebody, who can juggle ten balls. It’s a kind of accomplishment. Can you do it? You can’t do two. One also probably you can’t hold properly. Ten balls… magic it is, but it’s not magic. It’s a certain accomplishment of the body. Isn’t it? Similarly there can be certain accomplishments
of the mind, certain accomplishments of… certain other aspects of the mind. Now somebody can predict, you know ..foresee
somebody’s future or somebody can say something else. It has no consequence. Somebody can heal somebody’s disease. It doesn’t mean anything. In terms of existential life- it doesn’t mean
anything. These are all immature things that you’re
doing, because you haven’t found the depth. See for example in the yoga center where we
are: people have put an enormous amount of Sadhana. If I allow some of these people to heal people, they will do miraculous healings. if I allow them to predict people’s future, they will do a good job. Or if I sit down in Chicago and start predicting
people’s future, there’ll be a huge crowd, because I will tell
you exactly what will happen. And it will happen. But what consequence is it in terms of life? It’s of no consequence. If they do anything like that in the ashram, we not only check them out of the ashram. I will ensure, that for his lifetime he will
never know any spirituality – he will be fixed. So before we put them into the sadhana, we
make it clear. If they ever use these things on anybody – they
had it. Because it’s a very juvenile and immature
act to do such things. These are on sideshows. Now… People keep coming and asking me, but if I
go there, that Swami.. he does so much miracle. He’ll pull out a lingam from his mouth, He will… I don’t know from where else. You know all these things. You don’t do any miracles. I told him, I tell them: “Look at the miracle
around here. I can show you people, who are here”. Who did not get angry for the last one year? Very busy people, intensely active, handling hundreds of people,
but they didn’t get angry for one whole year. This is a miracle. This is a miracle that’s needed in the world
right now.! Without a single feeling of hatred, without
a single feeling of what about me. They’re just doing something. This is a miracle we want to see. You produce this, you produce that. What’s the point? We have technology to do all that nonsense. Isn’t it? Yes. Which is doing it more effectively? Somebody produces a watch, somebody produces
a lingam, somebody produces something else. What are you going to do with these things? The true miracle that is necessary is human being, who is capable of living like
an animal, If he’s in awareness, if he becomes gentle and beautiful If he can go through life untouched, if he
can go through life, spreading around him a pleasantness, you put him in any kind of unpleasant situation. He doesn’t become unpleasant, he goes through
it pleasantly. This is a miracle we want to see in a human
being right now. That’s what is needed for the world. Isn’t it? This is transformation. So.. somebody does this/that it’s of no consequence
to me. I do not value that in any way. I would.. if you want to do this/that I would
rather depend on science and technology, Which is much more effective.. There are such dimensions. It is not that they don’t exist. There are such dimensions, through which you
can do certain things. But what is the point spending a lifetime
getting there? It’s not worthwhile. So don’t expect them to be wise. Only because they are not wise, they went
after it.