What is InnerTuning®?


InnerTuning®  is a set of practices which help you access the subtle energies of your two invisible bodies of feeling and thought.
These practices include:

  • Balancing the energy flow in your two brain hemispheres by monitoring your breath. The free Prana Calendar is a tool for helping to do this.
    The left hemisphere of the brain receives energy from the sun and is the seat of rational thought. The right hemisphere receives energy from the moon
    and is the seat of our feelings.
  • Techniques for self observation which lead to greater control over our mental activities. Uncontolled fear, anger and greed may be acquired in childhood and remain with us throughout life unless they are systematically weakened. With years of InnerTuning® they may even be eliminated as a more serene way of being in the world is gradually acquired.
  • An emphasis on the human being as both nature and spirit. This leads to many suggestions for mindful living employing potent use of sound and color, yoga postures, specific sleep postures and proper nutrition.  
  • Parenting for the first three years.
  • The discovery of the omnipresence of Consciousness.

Below are some of the most powerful tools of the InnerTuning® methods. Chakra Institute's Purification retreats give you the opportunity to experience these practices first-hand, under supervision and guidance:

  • Purification: Purifications involve fasting combined with the ingestion of bodily cleansers and nutrients. They are designed to remove toxins from all three bodies (physical, subtle, and causal). They may be done individually or with a group. In the latter case, one benefits from the presence of like-minded caring people when painful emotions are released by the purification process.
  • Dawn Rising: The ancient sages called the 90 minutes before sunrise the "time of the gods". They understood that the most pure energy of the day was available at that time and they availed themselves of it. InnerTuning® encourages that meditation commence 24 minutes before sunrise. Synchronization of the breath with the hemispheres of the brain is also encouraged at dawn or at sunset.
  • Chanting: Chanting oneself or listening to specific InnerTuning® recordings is an important means to energize and balance the chakras.
  • Silence: The ancient sages appreciated the value of speech fasts. They would remain silent (mowna) for extended periods of time. Today, there are many practical barriers to obtaining long periods of silence. Nevertheless, InnerTuning advises dwelling in silence as much as possible. It is in silence that our attention may penetrate most deeply within and reveal aspects of ourselves we had not suspected. It is in silence that the three bodies have the greatest opportunity for integration.
  • Devotion: Devotion may be directed toward a personal deity (of any faith) or toward a cause that betters humanity and in which we firmly believe.
  • Observation: The practice of gaining distance from our thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations is called "observation". It helps us to gain control over them. Observation (often called "nonattachment") has been used by various spiritual and psychological approaches to human development.

      In private consultation, Shyamji will prepare a personal chart of the openings and blocks in your 98 microchakras. This is a powerful tool for assisting in your psycho-spiritual development. He will also advise a personal mantra to improve microchakra functioning.