Suggestions for a Day of Practices at Home

In response to the current global crisis, all public Siddha Yoga events have been paused until further notice. This is an unprecedented time and taking refuge in the Siddha Yoga practices and teachings provides invaluable support for us to turn within to our inner source of strength, courage and joy.


As many of us spend more time at home, we can take this opportunity to expand our practices and incorporate them throughout our day. The Siddha Yoga path website provides invaluable support for us in our sadhana. See especially Be in the Temple.

The outline below gives you some suggestions on how you could spend a day engaging with the practices and teachings from the website and/or utilising your current sadhana support tools like books and CDs. You can of course dive in to an entire day or incorporate elements that you may not have participated in before. The options are many and we can be creative in our approach.


Gurumayi has shared with us clear guidance on how our prayers and blessings can uplift humanity which is particularly pertinent at this time. You may like to refer to these ideas before you begin your practice.


We’d love to hear your experience of engaging with the practices and we welcome you to email us at community.connect@siddhayoga.org.au

Intention

Reflect on how you want to dedicate your special day of practices.

You could start with the

Shanti Mantras

Meditation

Here are a few of the many gems available on the Siddha Yoga path website to support your meditation practice: 


A Natural Approach to Meditation

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Meditation Sessions via Audio Stream

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Surya Gayatri Mantra


Early Morning Tea

See the recipe for Siddha Coffee here.

Shri Guru Gita

Click here to chant Shri Guru Gita with Gurumayi. 

Breakfast

You could view some of the photo galleries, such as Aum in Nature, or read recent teachings, such as those in the series Darshan and Manan.

Seva

You could begin by chanting the Shri Shiva Manasa Puja

Then read and reflect on the description of this practice online.

If you offer home seva you could do this.

Or you could perform your day-to-day tasks now as an offering to God.

Lunch

You might like to read Food as an Offering by Jayalakshmi Lezama

Rest, japa walk

Be inspired by the many nature images and videos on the Siddha Yoga path website, such as Commune with Nature.

Study and Contemplation

Take time to explore the teachings on the Siddha Yoga path website.

Afternoon tea

Seva

You could read one Siddha Yogi’s experience of seva here and offer home seva. You could consider sharing your experience of seva on the Siddha Yoga path website. Or connect with members of your seva team to share and further your understandings of this practice. See also Seva Opportunities in Australia.

Arati and Meditation

You could chant with the CD of the Morning and Evening Arati, or with the recording of the Shiva Arati 

on the Siddha Yoga path website. 

Then sit for meditation.

Dinner

You could recite or listen to the Annapurna Stotram while preparing your dinner or before eating.

Chanting and Meditation

You could chant with a CD of one of the many namasankirtana chants or a CD of the mantra.

Then you could meditate with Gurumayi’s Meditation instructions on CD or in silence.

You could visit the prayers and blessings site on the Siddha Yoga path website, and read and reflect on the words of Pasayadan.

Supper

You might like to offer dakshina to tangibly offer to the source of grace that flows through our lives continuously. 

You also might like to offer a share on the Siddha Yoga path website

Sweet Dreams!