Q. What is the practise of The Eight Spiritual Breaths Course?
A. The Eight Spiritual Breaths is a self-development course meant for enhancing your potential, and transforming your experience of life. The Course combines instructions for the Eight Breathing Exercises, along with their respective Affirmations and guidance for Meditation, that have to be practised daily.
Q. How is it different from Brahma Vidya?
A. The Course is a further elaboration and refinement of the principles taught in the Brahma Vidya Course. In this Course we delve deeper into the spiritual and subtle aspects of Brahma Vidya, which results in an enriched understanding of our relationship with God and the Universe. For more details visit the About section
Q. What are the benefits of doing this Course?
A. The practise of these Breaths results in: enhancement of your creative potential, increased levels of calmness, attainment of robust health, and higher energy levels. The Course helps you to achieve mastery in your life across all dimensions. In essence, it is designed to ensure that one beats to the rhythm of the Universe. They help you work through the deepest parts of your subconscious and unconscious blocks, with grace and ease. You can then live the life you are meant to live by achieving your highest potential; thereby, fulfilling your purpose in life.
Q. What is the duration of this Course? After how long will the results be visible?
A. The Course duration is for 14 weeks. However, the practise of these Breaths is a life long journey, and has to be integrated into your daily schedule. The impact and extent of the benefits will depend on your sincerity, dedication, and receptivity towards the Course.
Q. What happens if the student is not able to go through the course material within 14 weeks. Is the student allowed to continue with the course material or does access to the course material end as soon as the fourteenth week ends?
A. The course material is always available once you have enrolled and paid for the course.
Q. What is the procedure for joining this Course?
A. After you have gone through the FAQs, go to the Enrol section, and see the Course material that will be made available to you. Fill in the Application form at the bottom of that page. Once your application has been accepted, you will be given the Guidelines, the option of doing the Course Online or Online as well as with a Teacher (for students residing in Mumbai only), and the Payment details. Once we receive the payment, you will be given the password to access the Students section of this website which contains the Course materials, so you can begin the Course.
Q. What are the days and timings of this Course?
A. For those studying the Course online as well as with a teacher in Mumbai, the days and timings of the Course depend on the members of that group and the teacher, and will be mutually decided.
Q. I am currently practising Kriya yoga, but I am also drawn to The Eight Spiritual Breaths. Will it lead to complications if I practise The Eight Spiritual Breaths along with the sadhana I am already doing?
A. Any spiritual practice that one follows will ultimately lead to the goal one has set for oneself. It is one’s sincerity and dedication that gives the desired result. So I would advise that you stay with Kriya yoga, as mixing any two techniques could create complications.
Q. I am practising basic Pranayamas like Bhastrika, Kapalabhati and Anuloma-Viloma. Can I incorporate The Eight Spiritual Breaths along with my daily sadhana?
A. Yes, you can incorporate The Eight Spiritual Breaths in your sadhana. Please note that The Eight Spiritual Breaths have to be done in the sequence as given in the book, as the breaths lock into each other. This means that you do not do two Breaths, then do the Kapalabhati, and then continue with the balance Breaths. It would be best to first do your regular practice of Pranayamas; take a break of 10-15 minutes, and then start with The Eight Spiritual Breaths.
Q. I suffer from quite a bit of health issues, both mental and physical. Will this be a hurdle for me in my practice?
A. The practice has to be regular. If you are unable to maintain a regular practice because of health issues, we would advise you not to enrol for the course.
Q. When I join the Course of The Eight Spiritual Breaths, can I teach another interested member of my family or a friend?
A. When you join the Course you cannot teach another person simultaneously for the simple reason that you are a beginner and don’t know the subject yourself, nor are you sure whether you are performing the Breaths correctly. Each Breath has to be done in total awareness.
Even once the students complete the Course they are not allowed to teach the Breaths to others. TESB has a list of authorized teachers who have completed an intensive Teacher Training Course developed by Santosh Sachdeva before being allowed to teach.
Q. How will I know if the teacher is authorised or not?
A. Once your application is accepted and payment is received, you will receive an email directly from TESB Admin team with the contact details of your teacher. If a student studies the Course under an unauthorised teacher, TESB will not be liable in any way for any issues that arise in the students’ physical, mental, emotional, spiritual or daily life. TESB is a structured self-development programme that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Q. In Santosh Ma’s YouTube videos and books, she has reiterated that Kundalini Yoga needs to be practiced under the tutelage of the guru/teacher. I am interested to Enrol but was wondering how will I practice this as an online course without a personal teacher?
A. When getting into the practice of any form of Kundalini or Energy activation technique, an aspirant should enquire whether it is based on The Descending Energy or Ascending Energy. If it is the course that deals with the Ascending Energy then one should make sure that she/he is under the close guidance of a teacher. The Ascending Energy technique will start with the lower chakras i.e. Muladhar, Swadhisthan and Manipur.
This is very important because if the Ascending Energy is set in motion, it may start stirring up an individual’s illusions, deepest fears, insecurities, and attachments developed over lifetimes. It will start shaking up the conditioning, not only of the individual, but also of the collective consciousness.
The online Course of The Eight Spiritual Breaths follows the course of The Descending Energy. By following the course of The Descending Energy that travels down from Sahasrar, Ajna, Vishuddhi and Anahat to the Manipur chakra, a gradual purification and transformation has taken place that has prepared your body-mind organism to receive the Ascending Energy with awareness and full confidence. What was earlier viewed as complex will now be viewed as simple.
The course book itself works as a guide to actualize your potential. What is required is to strictly follow the instructions and follow the sequence of the Breaths as they lock into each other. They should be learnt in order over a period of time. The course, once started, has to be completed. You cannot drop it midway. The Eight Spiritual Breaths is complete in itself and how the student progresses depends on his/her dedication to the practice.