10 Things for Conscious People to Focus on in 2013. Dylan Charles, ContributorActivist Post The long anticipated and prophesied year, 2012, has come and gone; yet, the problems and challenges facing mankind and planet earth remain. Those who have put stock in the idea of conscious evolution are now faced with the burden of proof: is there any legitimacy to this idea of a ‘shift?’ Some human experiences prove too extraordinary and too far outside of the purview of science and intellect to effectively put into words. Because of this, many people who have felt ‘the shift’ taking place in their lives in recent years, such as I, find it difficult to convey the significance of what we feel taking place in the realms of our own psyches and amongst the collective human consciousness.
Straddling this dichotomy, we must find actionable ways to demonstrate how the betterment of mankind is possible amongst the tidal wave of disasters and bad news confronting us all. So, let’s get to work. Dispel fear from your life. Kill it, once and for all. Namaste. The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation. The following text is based upon a talk given by Mr. S.N. Goenka in Berne, Switzerland. Everyone seeks peace and harmony, because this is what we lack in our lives. From time to time we all experience agitation, irritation, disharmony. And when we suffer from these miseries, we don't keep them to ourselves; we often distribute them to others as well.
We ought to live at peace with ourselves, and at peace with others. In order to be relieved of our misery, we have to know the basic reason for it, the cause of the suffering. How do we start generating negativity? Now, one way to solve this problem is to arrange that nothing unwanted happens in life, that everything keeps on happening exactly as we desire. This solution was helpful; it worked. Other explorers of inner truth went still further in their search and, by experiencing the reality of mind and matter within themselves, recognized that diverting the attention is only running away from the problem. Vipassana is such a remedy. How To Forgive, And Why You Should. By Angela Haupt for U.S. News Health The deepest wounds feel like they'll last a lifetime: The absent mother who robbed you of the mother-daughter bond you craved and deserved.
The eighth-grade bully who turned the classroom into a living nightmare. The boyfriend who broke his promises and chose her instead. You feel bitter. You still hold a grudge. More From U.S. Indeed, experts say that forgiving those who have wronged us helps lower blood pressure, cholesterol and heart rate. Anecdotes support the research. If you're bent on holding grudges, you may become so wrapped up in past wrongs that you can't enjoy the present. Still, no one ever said forgiveness was easy. There's no single manual for forgiveness, though several experts tout their own methods. Express the emotion.
When you feel upset, try a stress-management technique, like deep breaths or a yoga session, adds Luskin. No matter how you go about it, choosing to forgive will likely prove a worthwhile endeavor. Shiatsu self massage. The Perfect Massage - Q by Equinox - StumbleUpon. Learn to give a mind-blowing rubdown. (You can both thank us later). Thursday, September 8, 2011 Nothing says “I’m a keeper” like a well-executed massage. The problem? After a few thumb jabs and some lackluster squeezing, most of us run out of steam. So we asked Equinox Master Therapist Kelly Burgess how to rub someone the right way. Watch the video for her top techniques and study up with detailed explanations below. The Set-UpHow do massage therapists manage to go all day without aching hands? Kneading Probably the most quintessential massage technique, you’ll rotate your thumbs and fingers simultaneously in circular movements.
Squeezing“The muscles on either side of your shoulders are notorious for carrying stress,” says Burgess, “so you want to give this area some attention.” PercussionEssentially a hand chop, this technique is a good closer after you’ve worked a particular section of the body. Effleurage These long, gliding strokes are also very superficial, but feel amazing.
Reflexology Chart. The Chakra System. Home Table of Contents What is a Chakra? The word chakra is a Sanskrit word which is derived from the verb car ("to move"). There are several literal meanings of chakra: wheel circle center Besides the literal meaning there are also some esoteric meanings: The Chakra denotes the "wheel of becoming" (bhavacakra), or "round of existence" (samsara), which is the phenomenal cosmos. "There are seven basic vibratory rates (bodies) which we use to progress from very basic energies to the very highly developed superhuman levels. " Vyasa comments that during single-pointed meditation, which is fixation on a single point (desabandhascittasya dharana), that the concentration is usually on the center, or chakra, of the navel, on the lotus of the heart, on the light within the head, on the tip of the nose, on the tip of the tongue, or on any external place or object.
In the Rg-Veda and the Upanishads there is an identification of the body and the cosmos. A Short Description of the Seven Chakras The Ajna. Chakra Test. HEALING PROPERTIES OF CRYSTALS AND STONES - BY PROPERTIES. ASTROSHAMANS. Deep Breathing Exercises | Organic Health Blog. Organic Health Blog Pages Categories Home The content you requested could not be found and may not exist. Please choose from content listed below or return to the previous page.
Site Map Pages Articles Recent articles Recent comments No comments at the moment Feeds Copyright ©2008 - 2013 Organic Health Blog , All Rights Reserved. Meditation in Devon & Cornwall. Soul Freedom. What will the process do for me? Soul Freedom Therapy uses a remarkably powerful, yet simple process that people from all walks of life are now experiencing in order to free themselves permanently from emotional issues, painful relationship dynamics, negative life patterns and unresourceful belief patterns.
Physical pain can be permanently cleared and many illnesses respond amazingly to this process. The gentle yet profoundly healing Soul Freedom Process gets to the very core of your issue. It is experienced at the deepest level, that of Essence, Soul or ‘Source’, the part of you that you might think of as your ‘inner wisdom’. From here you can finally uncover the underlying cause, resolve it and truly set yourself free. Because the Soul Freedom Process reveals and clears the core of the problem, it is cellular healing at the deepest level, giving astounding and permanent results. This powerful process gives remarkably profound and lasting results.
Sexual blocks and addictions fall away. What Is Wabi-Sabi? The Japanese view of life embraced a simple aesthetic that grew stronger as inessentials were eliminatedand trimmed away. -architect Tadao Ando Pared down to its barest essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death.
It's simple, slow, and uncluttered-and it reveres authenticity above all. Wabi-sabi is flea markets, not warehouse stores; aged wood, not Pergo; rice paper, not glass. Wabi-sabi is underplayed and modest, the kind of quiet, undeclared beauty that waits patiently to be discovered. Daisetz T. In Japan, there is a marked difference between a Thoreau-like wabibito (wabi person), who is free in his heart, and a makoto no hinjin, a more Dickensian character whose poor circumstances make him desperate and pitiful.
The words wabi and sabi were not always linked, although they've been together for such a long time that many people (including D. Cleanliness implies respect. Ayurveda - Basis For Ayurvedic Philosophy. Vata is a force conceptually made up of elements ether and air. The proportions of ether and air determine how active Vata is. The amount of ether (space) affects the ability of the air to gain momentum. If unrestricted, as in ocean, air can gain momentum and become forceful such as a hurricane. Vata means "wind, to move, flow, direct the processes of, or command.
" Vata governs breathing, blinking of the eyelids, movements in the muscles and tissues, pulsations in the heart, all expansion and contraction, the movements of cytoplasm and the cell membranes, and the movement of the single impulses in nerve cells. The effect of Vata on our body or microcosm is described in the table below. See Also: Characteristics of Vata Types Signs of Vata Dosha Imbalance General Tips on Health and Wellness For Vata Types A Food Plan to Balance Vata Dosha Pitta is a force created by the dynamic interplay of water and fire.
The effect of Pitta on our body or microcosm is shown in the table below. Harmony With Nature and Developing Perfect Health. Basis For Ayurvedic Philosophy Harmony With The Nature and Developing Perfect Health The theoretical side of Ayurveda provides insights into how to live one's life in harmony with nature and natural laws and rhythms. Its practical side - specifically its guidelines for an intelligently regulated diet and daily routine, its techniques for stress management, and its exercises for increased fitness and alertness-help us take control of our lives and develop radiant health. The central goal of Ayurveda is nothing less than a state of perfect health, for the individual and for society and the environment as well, in which every man and woman is inwardly in balance and outwardly in harmony with the environment and the laws of nature. According to Ayurveda, nature is permeated by intelligence.
Enhance your Emotional Intelligence. The Highly Sensitive Person. Understanding the 'Sensitives' Mindfulness In Plain English. A PDF preview from the 20th edition - Click Here Special Offer - 20% Off the latest edition / The 20th Anniversary Edition - eBook or paperback / See Below "Mindfulness in Plain English" has been on UrbanDharma.org a while now for free download, but the edition I posted years ago was the first edition and is now rather dated.
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© 1995 Dharman Craig PressonAll Rights Reserved “Zen is not what you think!” -- anonymous Preface The purpose of this little book is to assure that all studentsunderstand the mechanics of Zen practice and the basic teachings ofBuddhism. Part 1: Practice Sitting, Breathing, Walking Seated meditation (J. zazen, Ch. The Sitting Posture (asana) There are several good postures for zazen: four cross-legged, onekneeling, and one using a straight chair or camp stool, as illustrated[Add illustrations of full lotus, half-lotus, sukhasana, Burmese, seiza,and chair sitting].
Breathing One may be given specific instructions by a teacher regarding theproper focus of awareness during zazen. Do not force or control the breath in any way. Walking (Kinhin) Walking meditation may be practiced between sessions of sitting.This relieves the legs of cramps and “pins and needles”, andallows one to begin the process of carrying one’s practice off thecushion and into daily activity. Part 2: Theory The Buddha The Dharma.
Beginners guide to zen habits. By Leo Babauta I know a lot of people who fall into a slump, losing the habit of exercise, procrastinating with work, slipping into a bad diet, and generally not feeling motivated. It’s hard to get out of a slump like that. It’s hard to get going again, to get started when all the forces of inertia are against you. Here’s how to get started, in just a few easy steps. Pick one thing. With every single step, you’ll feel better. Just announced: Dealing with Your Struggles video course.