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Most people left their body from the lowest chakra, the second center. There are seven chakras in the body from where life can go out of the body. The last is on top of the head, and unless you are enlightened or Realise your true Self, life cannot go out from that chakra. As you move more and more into the present, inside you will come across seven lights - what Hindu yoga calls seven Chakras, Buddhist yoga calls seven lights, seven lamps. As you become more and more detached from the body, detached from possessions, uninterested in desires, your energy starts moving upwards. The same energy that is contained at the lowest center, at the second center. This very special retreat is based on seven lights/seven centers.
This transformative retreat creates the perfect environment to break through and free yourself from past conditioning of your personality and limitations that are blocking you from showing up fully for your true self, living your dreams, and the deepest calling of your heart.
The 4 colorful, individually designed 1- to 3-bedroom cottages are made of stone, brick, bamboo, and/or wood. Distinct touches include fireplaces, wood-burning cooking stoves, and/or patios. There are no TVs. Amenities include a warm dining/event hall, an amphitheater, and grassy grounds with terraces and vegetable gardens. Parking is available.
This 8 days program is a very unique and powerful Journey. It is specifically designed around the body-mind Awareness about the Chakras system. As there are seven bodies, there are also seven chakras, energy centers, and each chakra is connected in a special way with its corresponding body.
The chakra of the physical body is the Muladhara. This is the first chakra and it has an integral connection with the physical body. The Muladhara chakra has two possibilities. Its first potential is a natural one that is given to us by birth; its other possibility can be attained through meditation.
The basic natural quality of this chakra is the sex urge of the physical body. The very first question that arises in the mind of the seeker is what to do in regard to this basic urge. Now there is another possibility of this chakra, and that is brahmacharya, celibacy, which is attainable through meditation.
The second body is the emotional or etheric body. The second body is connected to the second chakra - the swadhishthan chakra. This also has two possibilities. Basically, its natural potential is fear, hate, anger, and violence. All these states, these qualities, emanate from the natural potential of the swadhishthan chakra. If a person stagnates at the second body, then the opposite qualities needed for transformation - love, compassion, fearlessness, friendliness - do not arise.
The obstacles on the meditator’s path at the second chakra are hate, anger, and violence, and the question is of their transformation. Here too the same mistake is made. One person can give vent to his anger, another can suppress his anger. One can just be fearful; another can suppress his fear and make a show of courage. But neither of these will lead to transformation.
The third is the astral body. This also has two dimensions. Primarily, the third body revolves around doubt and thinking. If these are transformed doubt becomes trust and thinking becomes Vivek, awareness. If doubts are repressed you never attain to shraddha, trust, though we are advised to suppress doubts and to believe what we hear. He who represses his doubts never attains to trust, because those doubts remain repressed inside him. His doubt will creep within like cancer and eat up his vitality. Beliefs are implanted for fear of skepticism. We will have to understand the quality of doubt, we will have to live it and go along with it. Then one day we will reach a point where we will begin to have doubt about doubt itself. The moment this happens, trust arises.
We cannot reach the clarity of discrimination without going through the process of thinking. There are people who do not think and people who encourage them not to think. They say, “Do not think; drop all thoughts.” He who stops thinking lands himself in ignorance and blind faith. This is not clarity. The power of discrimination is gained only after passing through the most subtle processes of thinking.
The fourth plane is the mental body or the psyche, and the fourth chakra, the Anahata, is connected with the fourth body. The natural qualities of this plane are imagination and dreaming.
This is what the mind is always doing: imagining and dreaming. It dreams in the night and daydreams in the daytime. If imagination is fully developed, that is to say, if it is developed to its fullest extent, in a complete way, it becomes determination, will. If dreaming develops fully it is transformed into vision - psychic vision. If a man’s ability to dream is fully developed he has only to close his eyes and he can see things. He can then even see through a wall. At first, he only dreams of seeing beyond the wall; later he actually sees beyond it. Now he can only guess what you are thinking, but after the transformation, he sees what you think. Vision means seeing and hearing things without the use of the usual sense organs.
The fifth chakra is the vishuddhi chakra. It is located in the throat. The fifth body is the spiritual body. The vishuddhi chakra is connected to the spiritual body. The first four bodies and their chakras were split into two. The duality ends with the fifth body.
The difference between male and female lasts until the fourth body; after that, it ends. If we observe very closely all duality belongs to the male and the female. When the distance between male and female disappears, at that very point all duality ceases. The fifth body is non-dual. It has only one possibility, not two.
Hence the meditator need not make much effort here, because here there is nothing contrary to develop; one has only to enter. By the time we reach the fourth body we develop so much capability and strength that it is very easy to enter the fifth body. In this case, how can we tell the difference between a person who has entered the fifth body and one who has not?
The sixth is the brahman sharira, the cosmic body, and the sixth chakra is the Agya chakra. Here there is no duality. The experience of bliss becomes intense on the fifth plane and the experience of existence, of being, on the sixth. Asmita (Ego) will now be lost. Even “I am” will vanish, only is-ness will remain. The “I” will vanish at the fifth body and “am-ness- will vanish as you go beyond the fifth. The “is-ness” will be felt; tathata, suchness will be felt.
Nowhere will there be the feeling of “I” or of “am”; only that which remains. So here will be the perception of reality, of being - the perception of consciousness. But this consciousness is free of me; it is no longer my consciousness. It is only consciousness - no longer my existence, but only existence.
Nirvana, as I told you previously, means the extinction of the flame. That which was “I” is extinct; that which was “am” is extinct. But now we have again come into being by being one with the all. Now we are the brahman, and this too will have to be left. He who is ready to take the last jump knows both existence and nonexistence.
The retreat offers a full program of activities that run for this 8 Days Seven Chakra Journey starting 8, 4 pm and from next day starts at 7.00 am and finishing between 8.30 pm or 9 pm (depending upon the activity). It is compulsory to attend all the activities.
The activities on each day of the week vary, depending on the day, however, there is something in each slot for you to choose to participate in. There are two classes of yoga each day – one in the morning and one before lunch. The start time varies. You will be given a 5-day program of activities when you arrive at the retreat.
During the free time, the teachers will be available for personal and couple coaching, to give the best possible support to your process.
Ananta (Saurav) is a founder of ReDiscover ThySelf and he took his path of yoga 18 years ago. He is a yoga therapist, meditation facilitator, relationship coach, an amazing healer, and an aware person. Subsequently, he deepened his yoga and meditation practice and learned many different healing arts, and now is a spiritual seeker dedicated to the journey to self and others. Ananta has a pure heart with a childlike innocence that creates a safe space to rejuvenate the body, mind, and soul. His guidance will transport you into a deep state of silence, self-love, and awareness.
This retreat is located at a beautiful Heritage village in the heart of the Dhauladhara range of the Himalayas. ReDiscover ThySelf will open the doors to your inner being, and you are invited to dive deep into bliss and love. Regardless of previous experience, age, and relationship status, this is a retreat for you!
This place is situated right in the middle of the stunning lush green nature, mountains and close to the small river invites you to a peace and quiet filled with the abundance of nature and yet is very close (less than 10 minutes) to one of the most favorite destinations in Palampur - Himachal Pradesh! All this is sure to take your breath away every single time and offers the perfect environment for this deep and transformational journey.
The choice of location allows you to experience and connect with mother nature more powerfully and deeply. They have with great attention to energies, selected a few places for Catharsis-based activity and deeper yoga practices that are bound to uplift your spirits and help you reconnect with your true self! They also include a refreshing and healing visit to nature close to the River.
Not to forget delicious and organic meal plans that are designed to help you detox, balance, heal and energize your body and mind! So go ahead take a break to reconnect within… take a 'YMBB'.
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Transfer available for additional US$24 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Gaggal Airport (DHM). It is roughly one hour drive from Palampur. The airport is well connected to a spectrum of cities in the country. A taxi will be charge around 1500 to 1800. It depends on the what kind of car-like small or big taxi.
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