Starting the day of conscious living

A day in the life of a conscious life, starts in the early hours of the morning when the world is still asleep. During these early morning hours known as ‘Amrit’ or nectar when the ‘Awake’ ones converse, with the universal consciousness & other ‘Awake’ beings its here their truth abides, in that space of emptiness, silence, meditation all these are just words for the majority of people, but for the awakened, this is their uniting urge as peace, love and bliss. Here they are ‘ No-thing’ ‘No-one’ and they cannot be naming the nameless perennial everlasting presence. 

A conscious Awake person will know the presence as we know our heartbeat exists. Its this level of faith in their life experience that has led them to such grace of awakening. This awakened grace is filled daily, its not a ritual its making love with the divine lover unconditionally. 

The start of the worldly day happens, WITH OUR DEEPEST TRUTH AS THE PRESENCE since time doesn't exist for them and nor does limited space or matter. This is not a comparison of the material day to a spiritual living being who lives in the world, its an example of an awake beings starting the day. 

Each being has a unique awakening, arising only by grace alone, which is why in a sense all teachers are only the toolkit one has to carry, without you there is no teacher, as ironic and absurd as that is, you do actually manifest your ‘teacher’ ‘guru’ and exit the same, and its sheer grace that ‘awakens’ A true guru will not lay claim to the awakening as he will be humble enough to know that his body is the vessel for which all things happen and this sort of teacher is quite rare, as there are many fakes and shams. Here again there is the ridicule, as in the world so in the guru or teacher one only finds that teacher for which one is ready for, to step into the next  growth, not all teachers gurus will be able to carry your ripeness to full awakening. Yes there are levels of awakening!

So the early morning is the main meal, and the rest of the day just snacking. A conscious person are in the movie of life knowingly, they don’t think it. Detachment aloofness are the common attacks by their family and friends, when this is really not the case, yet often the people they love the most fear them equally the most.

Shakti Anand 
Shakti Anand is founder of Yoga I am, to keep upto date with her visit  facebook and twitter@shaktishira and linked in and instagram
Her heart of awakening retreat and meditation September and october 2016
 Her meditation lineage has evolved over 18 years to no particular tradition, although leaning as a science form with sound and light meditation. She has authored 2 books ‘Living from the heart’ and ‘E2B Succesful heart leaders’ both available from amazon by Shira Bassi

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ― Nikola Tesla

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ― Nikola Tesla

Review of this energy is possible in imaging the energy using a specific camera and by clairvoyants and psychics, most gurus have this capability yet very rarely show it.

We at Yoga I AM use this biowell camera to highlight and assess the organs of the body as a holistic preventative health test. This can be booked on a 1 to 1 basis or in teams. contact to book an appointment.

If you doubt this read some of the extracts of evidence below that we are pure vibrations of energy field!

Using sound to heal the body and relax the mind is nothing new; in fact it goes back to the beginning of time, but some of the most interesting ways to achieve this are by using Solfeggio frequencies, isochronic and binaural tones. You may be well aware of sound therapy already, but if you are not, you HAVE to give it a try. I recently added these “sound therapies” to my daily routine and I am amazed at the change I have experienced in my overall state of mind and well-being. Even more amazing, is the fact that I “felt” a positive change in only a matter of minutes. I had to find out just how and why these sounds do what they do and share my findings with others.

The Law of Vibration

This law of nature states that everything moves, everything vibrates, and nothing rests. These vibrations may be lower (slower vibration) or higher (faster vibrations). These vibrational energy levels are known as “frequencies” and are measured in Hertz (Hz). A Hertz is equal to ONE vibrational cycle per second. Dr. Colin W.F. McClare (Bio-Physicist), discovered that frequencies of vibrating energy are roughly 100 times more efficient in relaying information within a biological system than physical signals, such as hormones, neurotransmitters and other growth factors (Lipton 2008). That would explain how different frequencies can impact our moods and emotions and the moods and emotions of those around us. It is believed that feeling of sadness, anger, fear, and dread for example have a low frequency while feelings, of love, happiness, gratitude, etc. have a high frequency.

Solfeggio Frequencies

Everyone today can easily recognize the 7 note scale assigned to the syllables Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti, but the ancient version was a 6 note scale assigned to the ascending syllables Ut-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La. This is the ancient Solfeggio Scale. This ancient 6 note scale was created by Benedictine monk, Guido d’Arezzo (991 AD – 1050 AD). The scale was used as a teaching tool to help others learn chants and songs easier. Each tone in the scale produces a specific frequency; these frequencies have been discovered to have very specific impacts on the body.

According to information gathered from Attuned Vibrations:

UT- 396 Hz = turning grief into joy, liberating guilt & fear: searches out hidden blockages, subconscious negative beliefs, and ideas that have led to your present situations.

RE- 417 Hz = undoing situations and facilitating change: puts you in touch with an inexhaustible source of energy that allows you to change your life.

MI- 528 Hz = transformation and miracles (DNA repair): increased amount of life energy, clarity of mind, awareness, awakened or activated creativity, ecstatic states like deep inner peace, dance and celebration. Also, activates your imagination, intention and intuition to operate for your highest and best purpose.

FA- 639 Hz = re-connecting and balancing, relationships: enhances communication, understanding, tolerance and love.

Sol- 741 Hz = solving problems, expressions/solutions: leads to a healthier, simpler life, and also to changes in diet. Also, leads you into the power of self-expression, which results in a pure and stable life.

LA- 852 Hz = awakening intuition, returning to spiritual order: the ability to see through the illusions of your life, such as hidden agendas of people, places and things. Opens a person up for communication with the all-embracing Spirit and raises awareness and lets you return to spiritual order.

In addition to the original 6 above, 3 other tones have been shown to have healing properties. Together the 9 make up the, Solfeggio frequencies.

SI- 963 Hz = awakens any system to its original, perfect state: enables direct experience, the return to Oneness.

174 Hz = natural anesthetic: reduce pain physically and energetically.

285 Hz = helps return tissue into its original form: influences energy fields, sending them a message to restructure damaged organs. It also leaves your body rejuvenated and energized.

Isochronic & Binaural Tones

Referred to as “brainwave entrainment,” these tones and beats are distinctive sound pulses that are often combined with soothing sounds or music. They have a direct impact on your brain activity changing the frequency of your brainwaves, so you can train your brain to enter various mental states and levels of consciousness. These states are similar to what the brain experiences during meditation and can have similar benefits on the body. The magic of isochronic and binaural beats/tones is that they target and work on various brainwave frequencies to achieve various impacts on the body.

Beta brain waves – 12 Hz to 30 Hz = help regulate and stabilize your normal waking awareness. Entrainment of your beta waves may also be used to increase your ability to concentrate and may even improve your IQ.

Alpha brain waves – 8 Hz to 12 Hz = states of relaxation, enhances creativity, mental clarity, and the brain is more receptive to information. Alpha is great for stress relief and relaxation.

Theta brain waves – 4 Hz to 7 Hz = state of deep meditation/relaxation: improved concentration, major reductions in stress and improved memory retention. Blood pressure, breathing and heart rate will all slow to a much more restful and healthy level that promotes natural healing.

Delta brain waves – 0.1 Hz to 4 Hz = deepest state of complete relaxation: dreamless, completely unconscious sleep state that allows your body and brain to rest and repair. This is the most effective way to encourage your mind to release itself from an overactive waking state and enter into a sleep state.

Binaural tones play slightly different frequencies in each ear so headphones are a must for them to work! With isochronic tones, the ears receive the same simple pulse of sound, so headphones aren’t required, but they can enhance the experience.

The brain needs about 7 full minutes for these tones to start to work, but to get and feel the benefits; at least 15-30 minutes are recommended.  Only listen to them when you have time to relax or meditate. Do not listen while driving a car or operating machinery, those that are affected by seizures or other similar health conditions, shouldn’t listen to these tones.

The biowell assessment gives you specific sound frequency to heal your personalized energy reading. Book- only available in uk. We also do chakra energy retreats where this is covered. Our next retreat is in april and september 2016 in ibiza.

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unending love by Tagore

Unending Love

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times…
In life after life, in age after age, forever.
My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,
In life after life, in age after age, forever.

Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, its age-old pain,
Its ancient tale of being apart or together.
As I stare on and on into the past, in the end you emerge,
Clad in the light of a pole-star piercing the darkness of time:
You become an image of what is remembered forever.

You and I have floated here on the stream that brings from the fount.
At the heart of time, love of one for another.
We have played along side millions of lovers, shared in the same
Shy sweetness of meeting, the same distressful tears of farewell-
Old love but in shapes that renew and renew forever.

Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you
The love of all man’s days both past and forever:
Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life.
The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours –
And the songs of every poet past and forever.

A narcissist meets spirit of love

Dance of narcissistic love
Fist held tight
Crushing love

Suffocating breath
Narcissistic love

No voice no freedom
Destructing love
Narcissistic love

Spirit of love 
The humming bird feeds from the nectar and flying scatters the seeds of its song

The storm moving clouds to let in the sunlight to a new ray of sunshine 

The fragrance of jasmine wafting, leaving a trail of sweetness 

The sea waves roaring be alive

There is no where to meet 

With destruction and creation
love never lives 

Fasting on speech to peace; Silence or 'Mauna' Yoga I AM 's first ever retreat in Ibiza 3rd october to 7th October 2015

It was a meeting with a 'Mauna Baba' silent Baba, back in 2009 that for me awakened my heart to unconditional love, its 6 years later that I am arranging the first ever Silent meditation retreat here in Ibiza having experienced its full impact personally into my own life as sat truthful living, chit expanded consciousness, ananda bliss.

Mauna or silence leads to a diminished thinking from the ego mind and gives access to expanded consciousness or awareness, its effect will be profound on your personality. You will get clarity in any area of your life you are currently having blocks in, increased creativity to name a few of its benefits.

The nervous system is cleansed from silence, as speech has an impact on our thinking and on others, its effects on the body are ongoing, so you can be in your busy life again and hold onto this inner stillness and peace. It also develops your willpower so when you start to communicate you think twice to say what you need to say and conserve your energy to what is life enhancing not life depleting. As the saying goes speak only if; its necessary, its truthful, its positive.

You will have a withdrawal not only from the world but also from your personality ego self and have a deep time to be at peace state that is whole not mind led. The brain also will be rewired and be more alert, no longer passive. Awake yet inactive in your thinking as your mind is silent in speech this enhances meditation.

The power of listening to yourself at your deepest level and also to others, to create a meditative state.

We will combine this with a limited food fast, nature walks, breath work, light yoga stretches.

In a world that is FULL on communication silence or speech fasting is like taking food for the soul.

Shakti Ananda
Spaces of peace 


If I venture further from thy gaze
Then let me be blinded
that I may see you in the darkness of my vision

May all paths lead to thee
Banish all relations and cut all ties
That make me unworthy to behold you constantly

In this pain of separation, there is no greater separation than from you

Cast aside the torment and suffocating sorrows of worldly desires
Such that my only desire is your grace to fall upon me

I bow down at your feet in all lifetimes
And hold you supreme in all relations

Tear down this ego mind and this veil of illusion senses
And let me glow in your everlasting light

If in error I offend thee offer me pardon for my recklessness

I seek only you as my divine lover in all time and space

Give me courage and strength to fight the temptations and addictions of the material desires

In your service may you use this body as you wish I offer it to you.

Self love - when is this is a facade for ego's selfishness

There is a fine line at which we cross between our love for own selves, self care and offering compassionate kindness towards others, this line is distorted by the ego for self gratification, so how would you know when its ego and when is it self love?

There is an expansion in self love and a contraction in the ego. This is the deciding impulse. So before engaging turn inwards and question your motivation from ego versus self love.

Life is our own projection, true and yet the movie seems so real we forget its our own movie, and we take offense at what we see not realizing its our own reflection and ego disguising us from seeing the light.

The book on living from the heart by Shira Bassi is on self love (December 2009) and how to arrive at this.

Life has evolved self love to higher conscious awareness and this journey has led to balance the self love and ego as unconditional love almost 5 years later.

We can never really judge, condemn, control another, all such traits are own projections and ego orientated.

Love is an unconditional as it is your self you are loving at all times even when you are in midst of an attack with rage.

How is it that the dark and the light are just but our own selves masked as ego and love, we choose our reaction based on this pendulum from within our own selves, which is an indication of the level to which our own consciousness is awake.

Lets love unconditional others who for whatever reason we invite into our lives to teach us or for us to teach them, we are all but teachers to one another, no one is a superior guru or a follower we are merely reflecting our conscious awareness in forms of light or dark of love or ego.

Love and light
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spaces of peace 

Waves of stale thoughts

Waves of stale thoughts beat at life

Submitting minds will

Sea of heart moves waves onwards allowing flow of ocean water 

harmonising life's changing passage 

to blend what is present now

No push or pull with mind waves of maya life

Listening to the heart a silent peace wave merges with thought waves creating calmness

moving ocean waves step back from stale memory thoughts back into the sea of heart


Truth Now!

Truth Now

Visiting the darkest corners embracing all I have been and all I am

I am present to wholeness now

What was, what will be is not me now 

Betrayals, sorrows haunt the darkest night of the souls reconnection to itself now.

No lingering in past present future dark alleyways of ego mind tricks for self protection.

Releasing bonds of dark passage ways that eventually lead to the light 

offering forgiveness to myself and others, grateful to the healing passage of time 

No more lingering sadness or anger 

these darkest reflections of myself Released to the light I am now

Thank you to whomsoever I judged

Thank you to whomsoever I wronged thank you to whomsoever I cheated

 Thank you to whomsoever I betrayed, 

in the end it was myself I was looking at through you 

the darkness of the past or the future a craving addictive attachment of ego

I exist only as a divine presence in each moment I offer this breath of life to love. 

I am the single breath to the divine Union with the self realised cosmic dance of consciousness light 

Thank you beloved encounters of conscious beings in setting free the hooks that bound this ego mind. 

Thank you thank you thank you 



Stilling the mind into silence & Meditation initiation
Love, Intimacy, Relationships 
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I AM THAT.....

I am that I am

Beyond the the perception

Beyond the thought

Beyond the senses

Beyond the labels

Beyond the judgements

Beyond the forms

Beyond witnessing

Beyond your mind

I am that 


yoga & meditation

Dilemma of a modern day yogi operating in a commercial material business world

After many years almost 17 years of my training in yoga i have never lived off my yoga work, and as a lot of you who have followed my spiritual journey are aware, its only last August that I undertook 'the work' of yoga. This happened when an encounter at the Kumbh mela of 2013 indicated saffron in ashram is not for me in this lifetime the work is in the world without saffron, that does not mean i am not a sannyasin, there is the paradox portrayed without a form to manage the expectations of yoga in the world.

I certainly was confronted on how best to create this in the world of maya, does one come with the same rules or create new rules, i started with the former, though am realizing to bring yoga into the world as a business is against the ethos of yoga and am constantly confronted with the survival mechanisms at play in the commercial environment.

Hence after much deliberation I have decided that the arm of Yoga I AM will be part of the Shakti Anand Trust a uk registered charity and also in india. We will charge however we are the profit making arm of the charity structure, since yoga is a service which actually is priceless. What price would you pay for freedom? What price would you pay to live in a constant state of love? What price would you pay for eternal bliss?

So we are making yoga a service from the I AM and the prices we charge are nominal, we are a modern day spiritual center though not an ashram or a business, we are non religious. Yoga I AM is a part of the Shakti Anand Trust charity.

Please share this vision of yoga as a service in the tradition of the great guru sivananda serve, love, give, purify, meditate, realize.

There are some modern day yogis who are doing yoga for egotistical and self motivated greed and this is business, yoga is done from a service to the other and the exchange of energy as monetary is dependent on the value perceived by the receiver not the giver since for the giver, its priceless. I say this with the utmost sincerity to recognize yoga beyond a monetary product/service exchange since its beyond that.

Patanjali says after everything else is done the money, fame, etc 'Now Yoga'...Yoga is a dharmic calling.

love grace

This hostage body is the residence for thy self.

May this hostage body, see only divine grace vision  

May this hostage body, touch each as thy own flesh

May this hostage body, taste only sweet surrender to thy name

May this hostage body, hear from your ears holiness, in every utterance

May this hostage body alone, feel your divine love, in each breath


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Stilling the mind to silence retreat & meditation initiation

'Be still and know that I AM' the silent retreat & meditation initiation with Shaktiananda
from Yoga I AM

Its only once we are still in our inner core that we have clarity of truth as it is without our ego self getting in the way.

Shaktiananda is a self realised yogi and now travels on her retreats to spread the power of living from the heart in practical life settings, on and off the yoga mat, and away from ashrams in corporate board rooms with business leaders.

Love grace

Because the record played 'indian girl'

Tightness around, seen not heard, conditioned impulse of an 'indian girl'

Self worth buried for others self interest, conditioned impulse of an 'indian girl'

Cultural roles dividing man and woman, unsuited folly for western eyes, conditioned impulse of an 'indian girl'

An object of mysticism, oriental, sweet, incomprehensible perceptions of western eyes, conditioned impulse of an 'indian girl'

Because the record played 'indian girl'

The soul 'indian girl' danced, laughed and sang, highly spirited are her roots

Mesmerising enchanting all who encountered the 'indian girl'

Time dampened the song, the dance but not spirit of the conditioned impulse of 'indian girl'

A moment came when the fight was over, but unknown to her conditioned impulse as the 'indian girl'

The grooves were now deep in her record of 'indian girl'

An encounter of divine love

Shatters the 'indian girl' the soul does not fight the soul loves,

The identity of the conditioned impulse of the indian girl died.


Because I walk amongst you is no entitlement to not know that I am a sannyasin & have vows of only divine love

If I wear a Sannyasin saffron
You come for solace of lives woes

If I label as a Guru you redeem and trade your sins at my feet

You garland my body's fragrance so that I can be in that neat box of spirituality

Yet If I come as nothingness you honor me with nothingness
oh shallow man.

When will you learn that the lion that roars the loudest is not always the mightiest.
With grace your encounter arises a guru by no name as a guru

Choose to embrace it or leave it do not sit on the fence

The sannyasin is one who sheds all glory and accolades and has only the divine love as an exchange
how could you price such an encounter shallow man

Do not cast your lustful ways with such a one and demean the fabric of their sensitivity
Their love is boundless and eternal
Yet your eyes limit it within your body,

Priceless are the gems, out of compassionate grace is such a one called into your life.

love grace & blessings

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Dance with karmic oneness

Dance with karmic oneness

Come take my shade invited the tree
My branches reached out to hold your hand from drowning in the sea

Through time your cries of help echoed in my roots unable to let go
Now with you under branches again I am released.

Stay young my little girl

The rock says use my strength 
the sea wants to caress your being again no more fear of seas

Each wave of the sea caresses the body 
swaying with the tide washing away the pain of the lifetime fears of the sea

as a little girl had died in this sea 

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Dedicated to all Gurus

Surrender, letting go of I
Not physical surrender
Inner guides, show how
surrender I will, to thy will.
peace, clarity, of no mind state.
No guru ego 
No guru arrogance 
All I vanishes, oneness arises
No guru and no I 
Beauty radiance shines 
as light of all gurus
No lineage, no separation 
How could there be
The last laugh 
is one will.


My first guru was my mother Raj Dulari Anand without whom the spiritual journey would never have happened.

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