The Art of Conscious Change

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The Art of Conscious Change

Practical courses for modern people

INGVAR VILLIDO Ingvar Villido (Ishwarananda) is an initiated teacher of Kriya Yoga, and founder and head of the Kriya Yoga centre in Lilleoru, near Estonia’s capital city Tallinn. He has developed and taught the application of awareness since 1992, and as a result of this work, he has updated the ancient knowledge of Kriya Yoga to a level at which the people of our time are able to understand it and put it into practice. Over the years, more than 15 000 people from Estonia and abroad have attended his lectures and courses; there are representatives of different spheres of life among them, ranging from students to entrepreneurs and top managers.

Kriya Yoga Kriya Yoga is an ancient integral system of yoga science, which is practical, based on reality, and suits anyone living in today’s society, regardless of one’s profession, education, experience, race or religion. Practicing kriya yoga creates greater focus in our lives, helping us to stay more concentrated and clear-headed. The word kriya means ’acting with awareness’, i.e. acting in a way where each process is observed, directed, has a specific objective and follows this chosen objective. None of our automatic reactions or processes led by the subconscious is kriya - which is also the main reason why such subconscious way of acting does not usually lead to the desired objective. The effect of kriya is omnipresent – it is like gravity, having the same effect on everyone.

The Art of Conscious Change I-V The knowledge and skills learnt in the courses are highly practical, take into account the needs, life pace and capabilities of modern people and give entirely new possibilities for improving one’s quality of life. You will acquire tools which enable you to change on your own whatever chronic habits, problems, attitudes and beliefs as regards yourself and others you might have – and thus liberate yourself from suffering. This unique teaching, created in Estonia, is based on the understanding of a human being as seen by the ancient sages, the siddhas, and effectively shows you how to change your life pattern.

We have been shaped not only by our genes, but also by the environment – both the historical cultural heritage and what society has taught us. The world around us which perpetually recopies its faults teaches us to repeat the same mistakes all over again. It would be naive to expect this to come to an end some day on its own. What prevents us from leading our lives effortlessly and efficiently is an erroneous understanding of human beings - which sees a human as just a biological machine, an animal who can think and everyday faces a hostile environment in which he inevitably will lose.

Up to 95% of our daily lives is made up of a multitude of habits. Doesn’t this situation seem too limiting to you? The Art of Conscious Change course series has been created for contemporary people to help them increase the efficiency of their everyday activities and find better solutions to the situations they might come across. The practical skills acquired in the courses will become a ‘toolbox’ containing tools that can be put to everyday use in one’s inner world in order to effectively ‘mend’ any situation one might encounter. And this can be done in any specific situation as it arises. By integrating the acquired skills into one’s practical life this way, they become the basis for adopting a more aware view on one’s daily life. This view contains less noise and mess and by adopting it, one gradually takes his/her life under actual control, which effectively is the natural way things should stand. The driving forces and guides of our daily lives – emotions and thought patterns – will become our tools, and we will become the ones who decide by ourselves the time and place for using them. Inspiration and intuition, which so far have only revealed themselves occasionally, will also become readily available and usable to us. From the background of everyday noise, a singular state of being – awareness – will start to emerge. Acting in this state raises the quality of life remarkably compared to what one has experienced before. In practical life, our true being, of which we so far only had theoretical ideas or rare glimpses, if we were lucky, will also start to reveal itself.

The science of Kriya Yoga views a human being as a system of five bodies, which describes in a logical way the structure of one’s inner world, relationships, dependencies, influences and potentials, as well as possibilities for changing and developing them.

According to this system, everyone has: 1. physical body and all that it comprises; 2. vital body, which can be experienced by feeling emotions; 3. mental body, more commonly called ’the mind’ (incl. remembering, thinking, imagination); 4. intellectual body, or the level beyond thoughts (incl. intuition, inspiration and awareness, as well as the ability to distinguish and have insights); 5. spiritual body, which is our true identity (real Self).

The entire structure of the course series is based on the system of five bodies, the understanding of which forms the basis for all subsequent parts of the course series. Part I: Me, My Inner World – the Five Bodies In Part I you will learn: to orientate in your inner world; to discover and get to know five different groups of phenomena (or ‘bodies’) related to you; you will discover practically your most valuable tool and ‘secret weapon’ – awareness; you will get to know the only and absolute truth: there exists only one subject and an infinite number of objects; you will get a practical experience of your true essence.


Part II: Releasing Emotions that Disturb My Life In Part II you will learn: to understand that problems need solutions rather than further developments; to divide problems into their component parts; that the most ‘problematic’ part of any problem is the emotion accompanying it; to become aware of your emotions (e.g. anxiety, resentment, anger, desire, insecurity, self-criticism, depression, continuous hurrying related to a pace of life that is too fast, feeling offended, distrust etc.); to understand that ignoring, hiding, replacing, acting out or suppressing emotions has an efficient working alternative – liberating yourself from them; to release emotions related to memories and imaginations; to release emotions arising in different situations in real time; to release local and chronic emotions, emotions related to the neck and shoulders area, and any other emotions directly affecting the health of the physical body; to release emotions that you have constantly active in the background; to change your character; how to stop feeling fear.

Part III: Releasing Concepts That Disturb My Life In Part III you will learn: to become aware of your thoughts and their content; to discover that thoughts are conceptual and create your reality; to realise the content of concepts which do not correspond to reality; to liberate yourself from concepts; to discover your ‘false Me’, or the ego; to create concepts which correspond to reality, thereby creating your own reality which corresponds to the actual reality around you.

Part IV: Tools of a Smart Person: Awareness, Discerning, Insight, Intuition and Inspiration. In Part IV you will learn: what is concentration and what you need to use for this; why concentration is important; how to stay on the chosen topic – mastering information; how to distinguish essential from non-essential – orientating in information; how to take a ‘big’ thing into smaller parts, and identify the actual problem this way; how to solve a problem by integrating it into perspective; how to create a situation where an insight comes; how to create a situation where intuition arises; how to make difference between imagination and inspiration; how to encourage the emerging of inspiration.

Part V: Success Formula for a New Human Being: Information, Analysis and Action In Part V you will learn: to orientate in the information that you already have and to analyse it; to identify situations where your information is incomplete; to look for missing information and integrate it into processes; to quickly optimise on the go, and to reorient with ease; to be aware of all your actions, and to start, carry out, change, influence and finish them with awareness; to optimise all your activities, making room, if needed, for other activities that are important for you.