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Title: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Apr 14, 2011 07:45 pm
i am often dismayed by the SRF lessons. It seems there is always something more there to assimilate that we did not get in the first second or third readings. i was just reading over the energization exercises and  about Medulla Oblongata Messaging and saw some details there that i had forgotten about. The primary purpose of those exercises is to recharge the body battery  with cosmic energy. He (PY) asserts that they not only help keep the body in a state of health conducive to meditation, but they  also help you attain conscious control of the life force. When you have mastered the technique of conscious life-force control, the restlessness and sense perceptions of the body will cease to be obstacles to the attainment of the higher meditative states. The energization exercises are a form of pranayama, or life force-control.

Jitendra


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: yoshi on Apr 14, 2011 11:43 pm
_/\_   thank you Jitendra _/\_

(((Hugs)))
yoshi


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Jul 21, 2011 07:20 am
ENERGIZATION EXERCISES form talks by Brother Turyananda

The mind has to be convinced about energization.

All of us have disease in our bodies, minds and our emotions. We must get over it by energization.

You are working on your physical, astral and causal bodies in the exercises. Disease has to be removed by the harmony of all three bodies.

What is will power? There are two parts:

desire
enthusiasm- the greatest conductor of will power in your spiritual life.

Problems develop from under action or over action of life energy.

To become spiritual involves biological regeneration. The attention at the C.C. is vitally important in order to draw in the lifetronic energy that heals.

You must do every exercise with devotion.

EE help to transcend body identification, energy identification and thought identification. There is a definite re-engineering at the cellular level to get us ready for the cosmic current.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Apr 29, 2012 03:12 am
ENERGIZATION EXERCISES form talks by Brother Turyananda

The mind has to be convinced about energization.

All of us have disease in our bodies, minds and our emotions. We must get over it by energization.

You are working on your physical, astral and causal bodies in the exercises. Disease has to be removed by the harmony of all three bodies.

What is will power? There are two parts:

desire
enthusiasm- the greatest conductor of will power in your spiritual life.

Problems develop from under action or over action of life energy.

To become spiritual involves biological regeneration. The attention at the C.C. is vitally important in order to draw in the lifetronic energy that heals.

You must do every exercise with devotion.

EE help to transcend body identification, energy identification and thought identification. There is a definite re-engineering at the cellular level to get us ready for the cosmic current.



To concencentrate on the ajna (C.C.) it is helpful to keep the eyes closed free from distractions.

Jitendra


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Mar 12, 2014 06:48 pm
Today i am at a gym at the 'y'. Everybody is using exercise machines.I asked for a separate room where I could energize. I feel so fortunate to have these exercises that Yogananda created. Because they are helpful in the process of recognizing that we are more than the human body. We are energy.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: SpiritImage on Mar 13, 2014 12:21 am
Today i am at a gym at the 'y'. Everybody is using exercise machines.I asked for a separate room where I could energize. I feel so fortunate to have these exercises that Yogananda created. Because they are helpful in the process of recognizing that we are more than the human body. We are energy.

They are the best for me.

The sort of jog in place one though, I always wonder if that is an exercise to see if you can keep you heart rate slow (since if you are going to be meditating afterwards, you may not want that), or if it's just an energy exercise with no attempt to maintain heart rate. Once in a while, it seems I can do that and not have my heart rate increase much at all, but those days are not very common.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: tides2dust on Mar 13, 2014 07:16 pm
Because they are helpful in the process of recognizing that we are more than the human body. We are energy.
(http://cdn.motinetwork.net/motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/0810/the-force-demotivational-poster-1224370876.jpg)


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Frenchies Off Beat on Mar 13, 2014 11:26 pm
Because they are helpful in the process of recognizing that we are more than the human body. We are energy.

(http://cdn.motinetwork.net/motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/0810/the-force-demotivational-poster-1224370876.jpg)

On the planet that I'm from we have a plant that is similar to rose hips here. It has an ingredient that makes you people look like your get up and go, got up and went. It feeds are internal combustion centers.  :-*


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: SpiritImage on Mar 14, 2014 01:41 am
May I ask, which planet are you referring?


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Frenchies Off Beat on Mar 14, 2014 02:23 am
(http://www.ufocasebook.com/show/alienroswell2.jpg) Hello my name is Frenchies off beat. I am from a far away place in you  to translate it's name in English the closest I can come is: Planet Peachy because it is peachy cream here. There are Strawberry Tsunami's and Rango Tango Mangos on my planet. If you'd like you can say it is all my imagination. That is because on my planet we do not separate imagination from reality. They are one and the same and exist simultaneously. We do not have the delays of time that you earth beings have between thought and it's manifestation and restrictively place on your notion of reality. My hope is that you give some consideration to all things you may have brushed off as making no sense because that is precisely what I am referring to----a place that is very contrary to the senses but at the same time is like a parallel universe to the senses. My skin is somewhat like latex and is pleasing to the touch and my scent is akin to what we have on our planet called dazzle berries.
May the richness of awakening enter your being.
May I ask, which planet are you referring?

Planet Peachy is located in the Razeldorf sector. On the edge of The Tapeworm galaxy.



Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: SpiritImage on Mar 14, 2014 04:28 am
Well I suppose since thoughts can manifest, it's possible, but at that level I don't think I would be hanging out here, unless I was confused about maya.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Aug 08, 2014 09:07 pm
 I have needed to find my own encouragement to do the srf energization exercises. Very few people will stick with a physical regimen. These exercises are more than a physical routine. They are also a spiritual routine. One of my main inspirations to continue them;  is because even though I have been around this earth for much longer than most of my friends my health is surprisingly better than most of theirs.

Those spiritual exercises and those given by Amma are truly precious. i can still remember going regularly to the early meditations at the San Diego srf temple and seeing a very elderly woman come every morning with her rolling suitcase and the most cheerful smile. She did those energization exercises with us every morning.  ;D  Draw in the cosmic energy... ooommmm  :D The idea of sending energy to body parts and having a tangible way of doing it regardless if you experience the prana or not appeals to me.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Aug 29, 2014 01:34 am
I  have never known before where the energy  comes from that sustains our body but Paramahansa Yogananda explained it in the lesson on the energization exercises. You cannot revive a dead corpse by stuffing it with food. But you can with cosmic energy. He explains that the energy which sustains our body comes from the cosmos. It enters the medulla oblongata and goes  through the nervous system and sustains the 100 trillion cells in our body. If we practice the energization exercises with concentration we can draw this energy into the  medulla oblongata and into the whole body vehicle and recharge our selves with cosmic energy. Think of the unique spiritual advantage we have. These exercises are the unique contribution that Yogananda created and contributed to our ability to recharge the body battery with cosmic energy.

i am a byproduct of Paramahansa Yogananda's genius. This body vehicle was transformed. All the cells in this body were transformed into a healthy state where as  before the blood pressure was out of balance and in a dangerous state.

Jitendra


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: mccoy on Aug 29, 2014 04:45 pm
I can confirm the Genius of Paramhansa Yogananda in devising these exercises. The innovation is not in the calisthenics themselves, rather in the conscious control of life energy which is employed by muscle tensing to revitalize all bodily parts.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Aug 31, 2014 07:07 pm
I can confirm the Genius of Paramhansa Yogananda in devising these exercises. The innovation is not in the calisthenics themselves, rather in the conscious control of life energy which is employed by muscle tensing to revitalize all bodily parts.

It is like having barbells in your hand but they are not really there.....they are like portable barbells. It might take sometime getting used to because we are not working against outer forces but instead are relying on inner forces and the development of those inner forces. This whole path brings together many ways of developing our inner resources. Being able to magnify our inner light, our inner magnetism, our inner will power.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Oct 18, 2014 08:01 am
I can confirm the Genius of Paramhansa Yogananda in devising these exercises. The innovation is not in the calisthenics themselves, rather in the conscious control of life energy which is employed by muscle tensing to revitalize all bodily parts.

Yes mccoy. Sometimes I wake up at nite and feel restless. i believe i get this energy from practicing the energization exercises daily. So i get up and practice them again and if I still feel up to it I will meditate afterwards.

Thank You Paramahansa Yogananda for these exercises and the good health i have which is due in large part from
practicing his routine.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Nov 17, 2014 01:10 am

Do the Energizing Exercises two or more times a day – it will become a habit to draw energy into the body.
Be enthusiastic – be aware of the techniques you do every minute.

Brother Bhaktananda



Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Nov 17, 2014 01:19 am
Want to loose weight? Master (Yogananda)recommended doing the running in place 100 times and also the walking in place exercise 100x which is given in the energization work out. One more thing he said: practice the stomach lift many times.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: mccoy on Nov 21, 2014 07:18 pm
A definite asset of the EEs is that you can do that almost everywhere. The backyard, a  truck stop, home or  hotel room with an open windows,  woods, beach and so on. No particular gear is required, only the mental gear of visualization and concentration


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on May 02, 2015 03:37 am
Weeks ago in a reply to my comment, "seems I need to perform the energization exercises again already,... wonder how many times I will energize today? (smiling)."    Brotherji replied that Brother Turiyananda often performed the Energization Exercises Five times per day, as Brother Turyananda stated he had much physical karma to work out.    I thought it was interesting, and also sweet kindness to simply give me comfort that it was fine to have to do "extra" to cope with one's energy (or lack of it!).   

Interesting to see this again Scotty. i remember talking to Brother Turyananda myself and he told me he practiced the energization exercises several times a day. They really develop the will power. When i was younger, more limber and had more time, i used to practice the hatha yoga postures. Which really awakened my kundalini a couple of times. Now i am putting more time into these energization exercises then when i was younger. i also practice the IAM techniques almost every day. Both routines get your breath going and thus the prana energy behind breath. The 20-20-20 breathing exercises also make you have more attention to the prana energy and the breath which are keystones to the meditation routine.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: SpiritImage on Jun 23, 2015 06:22 am
I read about how a lot of folks complete these in 15 minutes. I can too. But I think it's too fast.

I know it says, By this timing you will know if you're going too fast or too slow. But then it says, Do them slowly with deep concentration.

Contradictory really.

It takes me about 30 minutes. I don't see the point in whipping thru them. I'm not so sure PY intended to do all these in 15 minutes, my bet is someone changed it.



Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Jun 23, 2015 11:14 am
I read about how a lot of folks complete these in 15 minutes. I can too. But I think it's too fast.

I know it says, By this timing you will know if you're going too fast or too slow. But then it says, Do them slowly with deep concentration.

Contradictory really.

It takes me about 30 minutes. I don't see the point in whipping thru them. I'm not so sure PY intended to do all these in 15 minutes, my bet is someone changed it.

Perhaps it depends on how many times u practice each separate 'exercise'. Many times I find it difficult to fit in all the practices. It seems like the 'demands' on our time force us to make choices. I would say that it is good u have made the energization exercises a priority. That is an inspiration to us all. I remember Brother 'Turyananda' saying he practiced them more then twice a day. I think the guidelines were set up so we wouldn't cut ourselves short. Not as 'rules' to shorten our practice if we so choose to make it longer.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: mccoy on Jun 23, 2015 10:43 pm
SI, I agree with Steve, I would say if you enjoy the EE made with concentration and it takes 30 minutes, you should really take that time as your personal benchmark.



Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Aug 02, 2015 06:03 pm
I can confirm the Genius of Paramhansa Yogananda in devising these exercises. The innovation is not in the calisthenics themselves, rather in the conscious control of life energy which is employed by muscle tensing to revitalize all bodily parts.

I recall reading in the Autobiography about Master's young Ranchi students  and their ability to isolate all of the muscles and energize them individually. I often think of that when practicing.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: mccoy on Sep 20, 2015 09:18 am
Those kids were blessed to have such a Master at such an early age. Although I expect some of them did not continue with the practice.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Nov 01, 2015 03:27 am
I can confirm the Genius of Paramhansa Yogananda in devising these exercises. The innovation is not in the calisthenics themselves, rather in the conscious control of life energy which is employed by muscle tensing to revitalize all bodily parts.

Brother Turiyanada on the:

ENERGIZATION EXERCISES
1 The mind has to be convinced about energization.
2 All of us have disease in our bodies, minds and our emotions. We must get over it by energization.
3 You are working on your physical, astral and causal bodies in the exercises. Disease has to be removed by the harmony of all three bodies.
4 What is will power? There are two parts:
a desire
b enthusiasm- the greatest conductor of will power in your spiritual life.
5 Problems develop from underaction or overaction of life energy.
6  To become spiritual involves biological regeneration. The attention at the C.C. is vitally important in order to draw in the lifetronic energy that heals.
7 You must do every exercise with devotion.
8  EE helps to transcend body identification, energy identification and thought identification. There is a definite re-engineering at the cellular level to get us ready for the cosmic current.
9 "When doing the Recharging Exercises, invoke a reverential feeling. God Himself has given these exercises to Guruji. You are to be embraced by God as Christ Energy."


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Jul 20, 2016 08:08 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Pg8OoxHahQ&feature=youtu.be

Found this compelling.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Aug 08, 2017 10:44 pm
I can confirm the Genius of Paramhansa Yogananda in devising these exercises. The innovation is not in the calisthenics themselves, rather in the conscious control of life energy which is employed by muscle tensing to revitalize all bodily parts.

Yes it amazing having exercises that help you use imaginary barbells without paying for a gym or expensive workout equipment. You can take your gym equipment wherever u go! There is muscle tension associated with picking up a barbell. In the same way u can consciously exert tension in those same muscles. You can get the same result but at the same time consciously draw energy inward to do so and develop will power in the process!


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: mccoy on Sep 14, 2017 01:03 am
I can confirm the Genius of Paramhansa Yogananda in devising these exercises. The innovation is not in the calisthenics themselves, rather in the conscious control of life energy which is employed by muscle tensing to revitalize all bodily parts.

Yes it amazing having exercises that help you use imaginary barbells without paying for a gym or expensive workout equipment. You can take your gym equipment wherever u go! There is muscle tension associated with picking up a barbell. In the same way u can consciously exert tension in those same muscles. You can get the same result but at the same time consciously draw energy inward to do so and develop will power in the process!

well, actually the results are not exactly the same, since the mechanical stress provided by weights or bodyweight in some calisthenics is much more than that provided by simple energization. In other words, weights will tend to cause substantial increase in skeletal muscle mass, whereas the EE might act more on mitocondria , the cellular energy plants, that seems more germane to pranic control.

Also to grow muscles is not always necessary to emply weight and gym appliances. Jail inmates in lack of gyms practice push-ups,. pull-ups and many other exercises which take advantage of bodyweight.

EEs remain a unique concept anyway and a sure way to keep muscles and connective tissues healthy.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Oct 11, 2018 09:07 am
I can confirm the Genius of Paramhansa Yogananda in devising these exercises. The innovation is not in the calisthenics themselves, rather in the conscious control of life energy which is employed by muscle tensing to revitalize all bodily parts.

I still practice these spiritual exercises every day and will never forget the day my blood pressure dropped from about its usual 150 over 98 to 120 over 72 and has never gone up since. I thank Paramahansa Yogananda for this miracle in my life and have no doubt in my mind that he performed this miracle and my religious devotion to practicing these energization exercises was part of my cure because I remained faithful to the practice of these energization exercises he created. It is 2:06 a.m. where I live and I am going out on the porch to practice them now!

At the end of a very busy day Paramahansa Yogananda would often be seen going out outside and energizing. Since he recommended practicing the energization exercises twice a day he often went back into his room and later was seen walking back on the porch to practice them once again.

I remember talking with Brother Turyananda and that he told me that at the time he was practicing the energization exercises 3x a day. They build will power in us as well. He also told me he was trying to lose weight and that he ate one day and then would not eat the next. Alternating from one day to the next; eating and not eating. I asked him if I should do the same and he said “No”. He told me the best way to lose weight was to push yourself away from the dinner table lol.

(https://yoganandasite.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/bro-turiyananda.jpg?w=656)

Below I am practicing the energization exercises at Lake Michigan near where I live.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Komyo on Oct 11, 2018 06:57 pm
Those exercices are so simple, so surprising for the new one on the path, and yet every year I discover something new, or something I didn't understand about them.
They are also a preparation for Kriya : learning to move the energy by the simple use of will, with the support of a physical support.
They are a treasure, and we often underestimate them.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Oct 12, 2018 02:57 am
Those exercices are so simple, so surprising for the new one on the path, and yet every year I discover something new, or something I didn't understand about them.
They are also a preparation for Kriya : learning to move the energy by the simple use of will, with the support of a physical support.
They are a treasure, and we often underestimate them.

Thanks Komyo just reading your post inspired me to get off my ass here and not be a couch potato. After reading your post i have sufficient motivation to get up and practice these exercises that Master has given us.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Oct 15, 2018 03:38 am
One quite convenient aspect of the energization exercises is that they all can be done standing. This makes it possible to practice some or all of them anywhere you may stand.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Oct 16, 2018 12:33 am
Those exercices are so simple, so surprising for the new one on the path, and yet every year I discover something new, or something I didn't understand about them.
They are also a preparation for Kriya : learning to move the energy by the simple use of will, with the support of a physical support.
They are a treasure, and we often underestimate them.

Would love to be able to energize and meditate with you some day!


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: tides2dust on Oct 16, 2018 05:49 am
Steve, beautiful picture!  :)


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Nov 15, 2018 04:14 pm
Lately every time I practice these spiritual exercises I thank Paramahansa Yogananda for developing them for me. They include every part of the body and help keep the body limber and in shape. No commitment to SRF is required to get the energization exercises. I try to always go thru them once before 12 noon so I do not find myself out of time to run thru them the second time at nite.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Jun 27, 2019 05:13 pm
Those exercices are so simple, so surprising for the new one on the path, and yet every year I discover something new, or something I didn't understand about them.
They are also a preparation for Kriya : learning to move the energy by the simple use of will, with the support of a physical support.
They are a treasure, and we often underestimate them.

Paramahansa Yogananda lays out a method somewhat like a direction manual in the lessons. He says this about meditation and the energization exercises;

Before we can meditate scientifically we must be able to concentrate and before we can concentrate we must free ourselves from the distractions of the senses in the body.

The first step in scientific meditation therefore is to control the body and this we learn to do through the energization exercises. Behind the gross physical body is the intelligent life force in the form of five life currents, the crystallizing, Assimilating, circulatory, metabolic and eliminating currents. These continually sustain the body and its functions. To fully control the body we must be able to consciously direct the life force.

I think we all, for instance, put together a chair or some kind of furniture or mechanical device or model plane or car or ship that is sent to you online through the mail and usually comes with a manual. Quite often we like to just rip the box open and try to start putting it together. That has often been my approach. Then when we run into challenges and parts don’t fit together we have to go back to the manual and start from the beginning; finding out where we went wrong. I think that it is very similar with the SRF lessons. It is almost like a written manual and Step-by-step procedure in which you can go back and look and see what you left out and what you have yet to perfect.

God has given to us the omnipotent instrument of our Will, by which we can control all forces,  including the life force within our body. When in practicing the energization exercises, we concentrate at the point between the eyebrows, the will gradually becomes attuned to the soul and charged with its divine power. Thus strengthened, the will can command the life force to bring about any changes desired in the body — to free it from disease, tensions, or restlessness, and make it a fitting temple for meditation as well as a perfect instrument to express the divine qualities of the soul — and the life force will then obey.


Title: Re: Energization Exercises
Post by: tides2dust on Jun 28, 2019 05:52 am
Wonderful.