Atma Shiva Yoga is classified as a high level meditative system designed to awaken the practitioner to the state of Enlightenment. This means Atma Shiva Yoga accomplishes the following three aspects:
1. Filling the Body with Divine Energy.
For a meditational technique to be high level it must accomplish the important aspect of filling the body with Divine Energy. The energy of the Divine cannot be easily accessed. Simply visualizing is only imagination and won't lead to tangible effects. The Divine is an unlimited source of energy but can only be accessed through specific techniques. Filling the body with Divine Energy leads to healing and realization of one's Soul-Consciousness. One realizes tangibly that one's soul is eternal and distinct from the body and mind.
2. Awakening the Energy Channels of the Body.
When the body is filled with Divine energy specific and secret energetic channels awaken to allow the body to process and radiate more Divine energy. The body becomes a spiritual power house capable to giving healing and radiating the Divine to others. As more energetic channels are awakened, the body is able to reflect the Light of the Source. The state of Enlightenment is attained.
3. Connecting your Soul to the Source.
This is a very secret function of high level meditation. Though one's soul originally is in a state of oneness with the Source, there is the dust of Karma that limits the Soul. The Soul is like a mirror. Once the Soul is wiped clean, the spark of the Divine wakes up and the Soul becomes the expression of the Source. This is the traditional goal of Yoga. Yoga means union of the individual Soul with the Universal Soul. Once this process takes place one is established in one's original condition of Enlightenment.