For Yogiraj Gurunath Siddhanath, yoga is all about positive psychology. From his yoga studio in Pune India, he wants to bring about peace on earth by helping his students find self-peace. Through his Yogiraj Guruanth Siddhanath Twitter feed, he spreads his message globally, spreading happiness and blessings. But what is this positive psychology he speaks of?
Yogiraj Gurunath Siddhanath on Yoga and Positive Psychology
Positive psychology makes communities thrive by emphasizing the things that make people happy on an individual level. Yogiraj Siddhanath – Jundalini Kriya Yoga Master focuses, therefore, on the inner skills, gifts, and talents of the individuals he works with. He focuses on the things in life that are going well, identifying why they go well, ignoring the things that go wrong. In so doing, people grow greater self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-peace, which in turn reduces the negative elements in someone’s life.
As a yoga practitioner Yogiraj Siddhanath has experienced negativity himself, through his meditation techniques, pranayama exercises, and Yoga asanas. However, yoga has allowed him the time and space to focus on and witness his own thoughts and feelings. He became aware, through this, that he was too hard even on himself. The focus must be on removing judgement, criticism, and negativity, breaking through perceived limitations. Negative thoughts do not bring any form of peace of happiness, nor do they make people feel good about themselves.
The most important element of positive psychology is to use yoga to create a true, deep, and meaningful sense of gratitude. Cultivating this means a seed of positivity is planted, cutting through the roots of negativity and negative thoughts. For instance, Yogiraj Siddhanath, like all other practitioners, struggles with certain asanas on certain days. However, he no longer berates himself for this internally. Rather, he feels grateful for struggling with the asana because it presents him with an opportunity to learn or to complete a different asana.
Through Twitter and through direct yoga sessions, he aims to help people develop a more positive way of thinking. He encourages people, every day, to contemplate all the things in their lives they are grateful for, and to repeat this every day. He believes that being able to practice yoga because of having the physical ability and time, they are blessed. At the same time, he understands not everybody is that blessed yet, which is why he offers so much guidance through social media as well. Everything negative is something that can be turned into a positive, thereby setting free the heart and the mind and bringing about self-peace.
Most of all, Yogiraj Siddhanath – Jundalini Kriya Yoga Master believes in leading by example. He expresses gratefulness for everything in his life and everything in the life of others. He feels privileged to watch his students make accomplishments, to play a role in their life, and to act as a messenger to the world. Every day, he counts his blessings and is grateful for all the goodness in the world.