Isn’t it amazing to see that even teenagers today are suffering from premature graying and resorting to lacing their bodies with chemical-based cosmetics in a bid to make their face glow and hair shine? On the other hand, our rishis of yore not only had a great physique but also had glowing complexions, shiny mane and a healthy body till the very end; they did not age. What was it that they did, that was so different? Had they found the fountain of youth? In truth they simply understood the principles that govern the creation. The good news is that they have left this reservoir of gyan on anti-ageing in the form of yogic techniques like the Sanatan Kriya, the practice of which brings a being in harmony with nature.
To understand the process of ageing, we must start from the cell. The body (during its inception) for the first half-an-hour is just one cell; so actually all of us in those 30 minutes are just one cell and then that one cell multiplies forming the whole body. However, that is the physical aspect of the body. What you must understand is that one cell is limited in energy, it is not unlimited.Unfortunately, once the energy finishes, the cell finishes, there is no way of getting it back. That means once wrinkles set in, they have set in, there is no way of getting smoothness or tautness of the skin back.
The cell gets nourishment from the various aspects of the creation. One of these aspects (a major aspect) is the sun. This shining life force provides nourishment for the entire creation, in totality. A cell can derive nourishment directly from the sun, which leads to prolonging its life and giving it a boost. In Sanatan Kriya, a simple technique called ‘Surya Sadhna’ has been elucidated, and it is said he who practices this will glow like the sun.The practice requires connecting with the sun; however, when connecting, the sun should be pink in colour—be very careful about this. The sun should not have turned towards subtler shades of orange. Because at the basic level if you look at it when it is orange, then that cell can even burn. As we advance in ‘Surya Sadhna’, we then connect with the higher colours. Karna in Mahabharat used to connect with the most subtle shade of the sun, which is why his body used to glow.
It is a question of how you slowly progress into the sadhna, it is not something, which you do instantly (if on the very first day you start looking at the orange sun, you will burn your eyes). As you progress, slowly you adjust and accustom the body to the energy or prana of the sun. Once your cells start to reverberate at the energy of the sun, then ageing ceases and the glow and beauty you will exude becomes apparent for all to see. When you connect with the energy of the sun, then that glow starts to come into the cell, and when the cell multiplies it multiplies in a much healthier way and it does not consume the vitals; the vitals that it is consisted of. At Dhyan Ashram, spiritual aspirants practice the kriya at sunrise and sunset when you can easily access the subtler energy of the mighty sun and the magnetism and glow they exude is visible and hence effect of this practice is very much tangible. The techniques given by the Vedic seers bring 100% results provided they are kept away from commerce and not sold and bought off the shelf and is given to you by a Guru.
Surya Sadhna’’involves chanting of specific mantras while fixing the gaze at sun and offering water to it.. This is done so that the rays coming from the sun get filtered through the water. These rays know where they have to go, since the consciousness of the sun is far superior to your consciousness levels. You might or might not understand the sun’s consciousness but your cell, what you actually are, the inherent you, your being, your core, understands the sun very well. It talks to the sun in a different language, not the one you understand; it talks in the language of consciousness. Remember, the creation holds millions of secrets to anti-ageing all around us.
Yogi Ashwini is the Guiding Light of Dhyan Foundation and an authority on the Vedic Sciences. His book, ‘Sanatan Kriya, The Ageless Dimension’ is an acclaimed thesis on anti-ageing. Log onto to www.dhyanfoundation.com or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more .