Posts Tagged ‘peace’

Yoga – Practice of Relaxation

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Yama, the first stage in Ashtanga Yoga, represents the end of the old ways and the first positive stage in the practice of self discipline by the elimination of bad habits relating both to health and character. The practices are to clear the way and demand the application of physical methods for inner body hygiene as well as the eradication of any layers of emotional and mental stress that may inhibit one’s progress to health and happiness.

For eliminating stress we have the practice of relaxation which releases strain from the whole psyche. There are many and various methods used in teaching relaxation but in Yoga, traditional preparation for practising what is known as Yoga Nidra remains constant.

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The Way of the Buddha

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

The vision of a life goal and purpose differs with each of us, regarding our personalities with their complexities.  A vision held by each soul is more private but there are also important features which are generally shared regarding happiness, peace, love and work satisfaction. But when we speak of a vision of spiritual purpose there are not always a great number who have seriously contemplated their subtle future. We tend to be vague when questioned about our spiritual knowledge of life everlasting.  Many are even embarrassed to realise they have relied upon religious tenets and not applied their own concentrated thought to the subject.

However, at some time we are all called upon to face our own values and thoughts about the deeper meaning and purposes of our own lives, as well as human life in general.

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Experience Universality

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

With any degree of expansion of our consciousness, we are enriched. Sometimes it comes to us through some intensified perception, increased understanding, greater life motivation and purpose or a more vital attitude towards our personal life.

By degrees we gradually grow as a person to become strengthened as an individual through our free will that allows us to realise how importance it is that we use and assert our individual talents, yet also comforted by the awareness and that we are only a small part of the whole – the greater Universal Consciousness.

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Classical Yoga Meditation

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Meditation is not new. It has always been an integral part of religious and spiritual observances throughout the world’s history but with the decline in formal religions and the increasing need for a way to inject spiritual principles back into our materialistic lifestyles, it is achieving great popularity.

The classical techniques used in yoga are reliable in helping us become familiar with higher spheres of consciousness that we may not have previously have been aware of. The concepts behind yoga philosophy are universal and teach us in ways that can be applied by everyone.

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Preparing for Meditation – A Simple Formula (1)

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Our Purpose

Firstly, we must wish to improve our state of mind and consciousness and to rise above current problems and stress so that we can anticipate a pleasant and refreshing experience.

Need for Privacy and Stillness

Best following physical exercise, we need to sit still and conserve our energy. Eyes are closed to avoid distractions.

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Preparing for Meditation – A Simple Formula (2)

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Our purpose – Attunement to the Divine Light

Prepare the body and regulate breathing

Close your eyes

Contemplate the heavenly luminaries in our sky –

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Meditate to Feel Peace

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Meditation is becoming a more popular practice as both individuals and professionals gain in confidence and in practical clinical experience regarding its value in health, psychological balance, and in general healing.

Peace is a natural state of consciousness when we are not concerned with some activity, or emotional problem, or with any labyrinthine exercise of mind.

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Perfumes and Sadhana

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Aromatherapy and the science of perfumery can be used for assisting personal sadhana and personality control.

For instance …

Aries  temperament with strong sense of personal ego balances the development of his nature through deliberate expansion of the attitude of surrendering, of letting go – difficult for the personal ego but aide by using the following perfumes with pranayama

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Be Still and Meditate – To Evaporate Depression

Friday, November 20th, 2009

When we quietly sit down to meditate and keep our bodies upright but relaxed, close our eyes gently and feel conscious of the only movement being our breathing it has a wonderful and sometimes magical effect. After some minutes of stillness of body, our minds begin to become quieter as the agitation and passing thought activity becomes subdued.  Any clouded state of depression will begin to lift as we focus upon the highest life source we can and even with eyes closed it is possible to ‘see’ a degree of light is we turn our eyes upward.

Stillness becomes a time of interesting experience. We become first aware of our physical comfort or otherwise, then of the constant rhythm of the breath, and of our senses that maintain our increasing awareness of ourselves as we shut out the external world by closing our eyes.

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Experiences in Meditation

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The Meditation experience is unique to each one – variable enough to be exciting time after time. It offers a familiar path of retreat providing refreshment you seek for your mind and soul.

In whatever guise, meditation brings us realization of some kind when we find or suddenly ‘see’ or understand  a simple solution to a previous complexity or even gain a new perception of old ideas. We can also discover something entirely new from our passive state of mind.

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