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Inner Engineering - Isha Yoga by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Inner Engineering Program, also known as ‘Isha Yoga Program’, is a flagship program of Isha Foundation under the name of Isha Yoga which comprises of a set of different yoga programs.

Inner Engineering - Isha Yoga by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

“As there is a science and technology to create external wellbeing, there is a whole dimension of science and technology for inner wellbeing.”

With above words of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev in the context of Inner Engineering, lets start with the knowing the Inner Engineering Program completely.

How does this work?

Our Nervous system consists of two parts:

  1. Central Nervous System
  2. Peripheral Nervous system

Central Nervous System

It consists of Brain and Spinal cords.

Peripheral Nervous System

It consists of nerves which connects Central Nervous System to every other part of the body.

Signals from brain to different body parts are transfered by ‘motor nerves‘ while signal from different body parts to brain are carried out by ‘sensory nerves‘.

Peripheral nervous system consists of 3 parts:

  1. Somatic (Voluntary)
  2. Autonomic Nervous System (Involuntary)
    1. Sympathetic Nervous System
    2. Para-Sympathetic Nervous System
  3. Enteric Nervous System (Involuntary) – Controls Gastrointestinal system

Sympathetic Nervous System

Also known as fight-or-flight system, sympathetic nervous system gets activated when there is a situation of emergency.

Sympathetic nervous system induces changes in the body to handle the emergency situations. The changes are like Increase in blood pressure, Increase in heart rate, Release of Sugar in blood, Muscular contraction etc.

Now-a-days, sympathetic nervous system gets triggered by things which are not emergency situations like traffic, stress etc. Such triggers in long run eventually damage the body.

Para-Sympathetic Nervous System

Also known as ‘rest-and-digest’ or ‘feed-and-breed’, para-sympathetic nervous system works when we are in relax state.

Role of Inner Engineering

Role of Inner Engineering is to relax the mind and body so that Sympathetic nervous system does not get triggered unnecessarily.

Inner Engineering program is completely designed by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev himsef with the following basic principle:

There are 4 different levels in the inner dimension of a human : Body, Mind, Emotions and life-force. Tools, techniques and solutions provided by Inner Engineering tries to create a balance and alignment between these 4 levels. When this happens, Joy becomes natural.

List of Inner Engineering Program Benefits

In a survey of 536 Inner Engineering practioners, below percentage of practioners found benefits in the following areas:

  • 77% in Concentration.
  • 98% in Mental Clarity.
  • 92% in Emotional Balance.
  • 84% in Energy Levels.
  • 77% in Productivity.
  • 94% in Inner Peace.
  • 82% in Self-Confidence

With Inner Engineering program’s benefits, below are the benefits found for Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya in particular:

Alleviateion in  chronic ailments

  • 67% of people found benefit in Hypertension.
  • 79% of people found benefit in Asthma.
  • 90% of people found benefit in Headaches / Migranes.
  • 71% of people found benefit in Diabetes.
  • 74% of people found benefit in Back / Nect Pain.
  • 73% of people found benefit in Digestive Disorders.
  • 84% of people found benefit in Insomnia.

Reduces Anxiety and Depression

  • 90% of people found benefit in Anxiety
    • 50% of 90% – Stopped medication
    • 25% of 90% – Reduced medication
    • 25% of 90% – No change
  • 95% of people found benefit in Depression
    • 50% of 95% – Stopped medication
    • 28% of 95% – Reduced medication
    • 22% of 95% – No change

Makes you Restful

Create relaxed brainwave patterns

Increases alpha-waves

Better coherence between left and right brain

Better sleep

Reduced menstrual disorders

And these are just the measured ones.

For people who does not accord with statistics and research jargons:

Tools of Inner Engineering like Knowledge, Meditation, Yoga and Shambhavi Mahamudra will make life more peaceful with altogether different prospect. Think of life where Joy becomes Natural.

According to Sadhguru:

If you learn to create the right climate in your body, mind and emotion, your health, wellbeing, and joy – everything will be taken care of.

Program Accreditation

  1. AMA PRA Caterogy 1 CME creditsTM : For Physicians.
  2. NCBTMB CE credits : For Message Therapists.

Program Composition

Inner Engineering program consists of different things. Please find below the different components of the program:

  • Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya
  • Discussions
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Guided Meditations.

Different Formats

Inner Engineering Program is available in different formats to suit people according to their convenience. Typically, all formats have the same content. Difference is on the days, time and direct interaction with the teacher.


  • A series of 7 online sessions of 90 minutes each.
  • Online Guided Meditations.

In Person:

1-2 day program:

  • Inner Engineering Online as pre-requisite.
  • 1-2 days to learn Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya in-person.
  • At some places it is available as 2 days in-house retreat program.

4 day program:

  • No Pre-requisite.
  • 4 days in-person program dealing with complete inner-engineering modules and Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya.
  • At some places it is available as 4 day in-house retreat program.

Typical Program Itinerary

Day1: Sadhguru discourse particularly on need of Inner Engineering ending with Isha Kriya.

Day2: Alternate Series of Talks and Yoga activities. Lunch in-between. In case Sadhguru is not present because of some reason, videos of sadhguru will be shown.

Shambhavi Mahamudra Introduction.

Day 3 – Breakfast.

Before Lunch- Shambhavi Mahamudra for 21 minutes.

After Lunch – Shambhavi Mahamudra for 21 minutes.

Talks in-between.

Two Prospects


When any conscious person looks to the website of Inner Engineering, the whole program feels like a big sales pitch. You will find a lot of advertising, testimonials, benefits (purchase this and you will feel like this and this) and different sales channels (programs formats). It seems too much mechanical.

Sometimes it creates a doubt whether is there really something real and mystical or it is just another neo-spiritual stunt to attract the western minds or simply a scam.(a business without any spiritual worth).

Ofcourse, to accept all above, people will have to disregard years of wisdom and wittyness of Sadhguru.


Assuming he is an enlightened master, he is trying to communicate the things according to the today’s world. With different sales channels, he is trying to reach as maximum number of people as possible. Even before enlightenment, he was businessman, maybe this is what he know best and trying to utilize that thing for the betterment of society.

Without structure, nothing survive for too long.

Open to All

Sadhguru have always called his organisation and programs under it as non-religious ones. So, whatever the religion of a person is, if the person is willing to do something to create a better version of himself or herself, is welcome to join the program.

According to Sadhguru:

Inner Engineering is neither a religion, nor a philosophy or dogma. It is a technology for wellbeing. One does not have to believe or disbelieve, just have to learn to use. Technology  will produce results irrespective of who you are.

How to Register to Inner Engineering?

You can go to the and register there for any format as suits to you.

Inner Engineering Fee

General Fee in India: Rs. 900 – Rs. 1500

Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy (Book)

For the book lovers, there is a book on Inner Engineering by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. You can read about the book by clicking the link below:




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