Principles of M.R.Y. Practice


Meditation (Skt. ध्यान, dhyāna)

is long-term focus of attention, maintaining the single-pointed consciousness on an object. In dhyana the one seeks to calm down the mind so that everything, that suppresses absolute consciousness, would disappear.


Satsang (Skt. सत्सङ्ग, satsaga)
is meeting and communicating with the Guru. During satsang the Guru passes the teaching of yoga on to practitioners. Satsang helps to perceive one‘s true nature, expands the limits of perception and develops insight.
Mantra (Skt. मन्त्र, mantra)
is a formula of sacred sounds, the power of spiritual energy, which clears up and refines the consciousness of the one repeating it. Mantra of the yogic tradition is a means of transforming and mastering oneself, a way of spiritual development that allows one to move up to the higher levels of existence. The power of mantra is passed on directly from the Guru to a disciple. Otherwise it is ineffective.
Self-control (Skt. संयम, sayama)
is formation of the inner consciousness, the practice of the highest stages of yoga, mental self-restraint, self-control with an aim to free oneself from attachments.
Asana (Skt. आसन, āsana) and a sequence of asanas (Skt. विन्यास, vinyāsa)
are physical and mental practices that help us to develop concentration and train not only our body, but also our mind, so that we become able to overcome illnesses, changes, preserve physical and mental health.
Pranayama (Skt. प्राणायाम, prāṇāyāma)
is regulation, control of breathing. Pranajama practice accumulates the resources of vital energy. Its main purpose is to regulate the bodily functions and make them compatible with cosmic rhythms. The breathing practice harmonises and stabilises processes in the body, helps to relieve tension and avoid many illnesses, calms down the thoughts, provides emotional stability and assists with control of behaviour. 

Shatkarmas (Skt. षट्कर्मन्, akarman) and diet
are yogic practices that cleanse the body from accumulated slag and toxins. These practices enhance physical health and restore the balance of bodily functions.
 A yoga practitioner’s diet should be moderate, the food should be light and adjusted to natural environment, one’s age, illnesses and genetics. 

Surya Namaskara (Skt. सूर्य नमस्कार, sūrya namaskāra)
is the salutation to the Sun and the worshipping of everything it represents at the macro and micro cosmic levels.
Chandra Namaskara (Skt. चन्द्र नमस्कार, candra namaskāra)
is the salutation to the Moon. When practicing yoga and seeking for insight into phenomena it is important to take into account the stability of the Sun and the Lunar phases. From new moon to full moon and back, these changing phases influence the Earth, animals, plants, human body, mind and emotions.