NISARGA: natural, innate, inborn, spontaneous
YOGA: uniting, joining, contacting, connection, concentration, deep meditation, contemplation on the Supreme Self
"Meet your own self. Be with your own self, listen to it, obey it, cherish it, keep it in mind ceaselessly. You need no other guide. As long as your urge for truth affects your daily life, all is well with you."
"Go back to that state of pure being, where the 'I am' is still in its purity before it got contaminated with 'this I am' or 'that I am'." - Nisargadatta Maharaj
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj's Nisarga Yoga is the Yoga of living, of being. Accessible to everyone in every sphere of life, it’s our natural connection and harmony with life as it is. Totally free of mystique and specialness, no qualifications are needed; neither preparation, dependence, nor initiation are required. Since everyone is aware on some level of their basic sense of being (consciousness or the feeling 'I am'), this is a yoga for all - a natural yoga. Nobody ever fails in this Yoga. Indeed, unconscious practice is most transformational because it is unpretentious and constant.
In Nisarga Yoga we delve into the basic sense of ‘I’ prior to identification in order to meet its Source – our Source. We locate and hold in awareness this sense, giving our attention to nothing else, casting off all notions except the notion 'I am'. Whenever a thought, emotion, desire or fear comes to mind, we simply release it and come back to the sense of being.
When we get still, attentive and receptive, the sense of being, of 'I am' easily emerges. We can then inquire into its origin, or just observe it silently. “When the mind stays in the 'I am' without moving, you enter a state which cannot be verbalised but can be experienced” said Nisargadatta Maharaj. “All you need to do is try and try again.” The many blessings of seeing life without imagining duality come readily when we deepen and broaden our awareness of being.
Nisarga Yoga is the art of living in-tune with reality - in peace and harmony, in friendliness and love. We need only to live our life as it unfolds, with alertness, watchfulness, and lucidity; being open to life as happens, meeting both suffering and rejoicing equally.
"Relax and watch the 'I am'. Reality is just behind it. Keep quiet, keep silent; it will emerge, or, rather, it will take you in." - Nisargadatta Maharajhttps://nisargayoga.org/