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Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
Qualities of a modern yogi
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Qualities of a modern yogi

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The yogi in 2011 lives in a very different world to the yogis as described in the ancient yogic texts. So how do we balance and maintain an internal spiritual environment with the external manic …

The yogi in 2011 lives in a very different world to the yogis as described in the ancient yogic texts. So how do we balance and maintain an internal spiritual environment with the external manic material madness.

For the Modern yogi it's called engaged detachment and in Atma yoga teacher training, we teach you how to live in these two divers worlds.

See our website for more resources on yoga (yoga sets, videos, audio lectures, meditations and music) that you can download for free and to take our teacher training:
www.atmayoga.net

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  • 1. Qualities of a modern Yogi <ul><li>Spiritually strong willed </li></ul><ul><li>Focused </li></ul><ul><li>Calm (even minded) </li></ul><ul><li>Fearless </li></ul><ul><li>Radiant </li></ul><ul><li>Resilient & forgiving </li></ul><ul><li>Grounded </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritually Aware (attentive to the divine) </li></ul><ul><li>Aggressively self searching (a hunter of truth) </li></ul><ul><li>Self controlled & Non-materialistic (yukta vairagya) </li></ul><ul><li>Humble </li></ul><ul><li>Loving (kind) </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritually knowledgeable </li></ul><ul><li>Inspirational </li></ul>
  • 2. Resources: charisma practice modern meditations community development (RMAI) spiritual visualization kirtan pranic healing spiritual activism (LTH) mantric tantric teacher training soul mate yoga retreats redeathing step group program gong technology leadership training vaisnava yoga music face reading vedic short stories story time yoga w/yoga nidra the himalayan sets internal dialogue & dual japa slow deep stretch mirror & yantra meditations kundalini yoga home sadhana program bhangra yoga spiritualizing our diet power yoga
  • 3. Qualities of a modern Yogi <ul><li>(1) Spiritually strong willed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Power yoga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kundalini yoga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mantric Tantric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Japa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily internal dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular sadhana (being consistent) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cold shower (everyday for 12 years) </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. Qualities of a modern Yogi <ul><li>(2) Focused (dharana) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attentive Japa (i.e. mirror japa) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power yoga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Himalayan yoga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening attentively during internal dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drsti to guru, sadhu or God (photo or murti) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mantri tantric </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Qualities of a modern Yogi <ul><li>(3) Calm (even minded) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slow-deep-stretch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mirror japa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kundalini yoga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redeathing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vaisnava yoga music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3/hold/joy pranayama </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Qualities of a modern Yogi <ul><li>(4) Fearless </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kundalini yoga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redeathing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Japa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vedic stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mantric tantric </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Qualities of a modern Yogi <ul><li>(5) Radiant (attractive, charismatic, effulgent) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vedic stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership training (humility practice) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mirror japa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bhangra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power yoga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiritualizing your diet (prasadam) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bramacharya (leadership) </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. Qualities of a modern Yogi <ul><li>(6) Resilient & forgiving - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Himalayan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teaches perseverance, patience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kundalini </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthen nervous system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power yoga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Also builds the nervous system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vedic stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teaches correct perspective, motivates… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redeathing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Also teaches correct perspectice e.g. temporary nature of life </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 9. Qualities of a modern Yogi <ul><li>(6) Resilient & forgiving (cont.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Japa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Builds determination </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mantra: frees our mind </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manasa Puja </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Systematic humility </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 10. Qualities of a modern Yogi <ul><li>(7) Grounded – steady, solid, endurance, patience, tolerant, supportive… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Power yoga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kundalini </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teached endurance and patience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promotes self knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slow deep stretch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Story time yoga </li></ul></ul>
  • 11. Qualities of a modern Yogi <ul><li>(8) Spiritually Aware (attentive to the divine) – atma tattva, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiritual activism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diety worship </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Honoring prasadam </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reading vedic texts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kirtan & Japa </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hanging with sadhus, visiting dhamas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redeathing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cleanliness (from leadership program) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sattvic mentality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inspire personal relation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal dailogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily Sadhana </li></ul></ul>
  • 12. Qualities of a modern Yogi <ul><li>(9) Aggressively self searching (a hunter of truth) – ferociously honest with your self </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal dialouge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mirror japa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vedic stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sastra teaches us about our true selves </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attending trainings, classes, meeting with gurus (retreats, seminars…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Himalayan Yoga </li></ul></ul>
  • 13. Qualities of a modern Yogi <ul><li>(10) Self controlled & Non-materialistic (yukta vairagya- means using everything to serve God) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiritualizing our diet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning that we are not this body/mind </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developing control of our senses by spiritualizing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vedic stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily sadhana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redeathing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teaches temporary nature </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 14. Qualities of a modern Yogi <ul><li>(11) Humble </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership exercises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manas puja </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Systematic humility practice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Servant leader development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promotes self honesty </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slow deep stretch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grounds you, teaches you to look up </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mirror practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vedic short stories </li></ul></ul>
  • 15. Qualities of a modern Yogi <ul><li>(12) Loving (kind) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Soul mate yoga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mantric tantra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manas japa, etc… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mirror japa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vedic stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Many examples of kindness & mercy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiritulized diet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Practice of ahimsa </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You are what you eat </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vaisnava Music </li></ul></ul>
  • 16. Qualities of a modern Yogi <ul><li>(13) Spiritually knowledgeable – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vedic stories (litearture) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Going to retreats, workshops, etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily sadhana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develops vijnana </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 17. Qualities of a modern Yogi <ul><li>(14) Inspirational - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develops your character </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bhangra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Makes you attractive, and health and radiant </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily sadhana </li></ul></ul>
  • 18. Systematic practice <ul><li>Daily </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly </li></ul><ul><li>Quarterly </li></ul><ul><li>Yearly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How much time, money, space… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be realistic… </li></ul></ul>
  • 19. Teacher trainee sadhana <ul><li>7:30 AM Yoga practice </li></ul><ul><li>3/hold/joy 5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Internal dialogue 3 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Dual japa 1 round </li></ul><ul><li>Mirror or yantra japa with drsti 1 round </li></ul><ul><li>Need: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>mirror </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>yantras </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>japa mala </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>bolster </li></ul></ul></ul>RMAI – Nobody eats until everyone is done
  • 20. Internal dialogue <ul><li>Mind – is the work supervisor (over the senses) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Touching, tasting, hearing, seeing smelling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Moving, grasping, communicating, expelling, reproducing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Intelligence – the counselor within </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>in charge of discrimination, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>advice, </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 21. <ul><li>Personify these two parts of the mind </li></ul><ul><li>Have a clear image of the mind (a man) </li></ul><ul><li>Visualize the intelligence (a woman) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not use people in your immediate life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No saints, sadhus, or gurus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treat them with respect and patience </li></ul></ul>
  • 22. Follow up & Support <ul><li>What will you do to assure your success and the succes of others in your group? </li></ul>Your success depends on the success of others
  • 23. Community development <ul><li>Why is it so important to have a connection to parampara? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Humility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This is the most important principle but it is dependent on the first two </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The right connection to get into the spiritual world </li></ul></ul>
  • 24. DANGER! <ul><li>PROFIT </li></ul><ul><li>ADORATION </li></ul><ul><li>DISTINCTION </li></ul><ul><li>These are the enemies of good association </li></ul><ul><li>But the biggest enemy is offending the servants of God </li></ul>
  • 25. Community development <ul><li>How do you connect to the parampara? </li></ul><ul><li>Humble service </li></ul><ul><li>Do not be mislead by the false ego into making a grave offence </li></ul><ul><li>STICK WITH THE HOME BASE. </li></ul>
  • 26. Community development <ul><li>How do you help the others in your community succeed? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prasadam together </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Go to center </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>How will you follow up? </li></ul>
  • 27. Community development <ul><li>What do you do about your worldly friends? </li></ul>
  • 28. Community development <ul><li>How do you handle unsupportive family members? </li></ul>
  • 29. Community development <ul><li>How will you stay in the game? </li></ul><ul><li>SLACK & </li></ul><ul><li>HAVE FUN! </li></ul>

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