Meditation - Relaxation - Breathing - Hypnosis - Natural Therapy's
Every now and then you have to Take a Break
because our physical health and mental health depends on it. And
Meditation is a convenient way to relax, reconnect,
and reenergize our well
being. Our lives can easily become disconnected from
. So we need to
and step back once in a
while in order to Reassess our Baseline
And sometimes we even need to Reboot
start over fresh. Breathing
is a practice where an individual
trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness
, either to realize some
benefit, or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming
identified with that content, or as an end in itself.
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is the name given to one of the world's first globally synchronized
meditation events, which occurred on August 16–17, 1987. This event also
closely coincided with an exceptional alignment of planets in the Solar
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is the psychological process of bringing one's
to the internal and external experiences occurring in the
present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
is a program that
incorporates mindfulness to assist people with pain and a range of
conditions and life issues that were initially difficult to treat in a
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training
Awareness for Kids
Reducing distress in mothers of children with autism and other
disabilities: a randomized trial
Free the Mind
is the process that moves
in and out
of the Lungs
, inhalation and
exhalation, drawing air into, and expelling air out of, the lungs; the
process of taking in Oxygen
by exhalation. Passing or able to pass air in and
out of the Lungs
used in combination.
is a single complete act of breathing in and out, the
processes whereby certain
organisms obtain energy from organic
that take place in the Cells
tissues during which Energy
released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be
to the lungs.
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Vase Breathing Kundalini Exercise
is a discipline in which a person holds their breath (apnea) underwater
for as long as possible, and need not swim any distance.
is a slow heart rate, defined as a
of under 60
beats per minute (BPM) in adults.
is breathing that is done by
contracting the diaphragm, a muscle located horizontally between the
thoracic cavity and abdominal cavity. Air enters the lungs and the belly
expands during this type of breathing. This deep breathing is marked by
expansion of the abdomen rather than the chest when breathing. It is a
form of complementary and alternative treatment.
is a diaphragmatic breath, which first fills the lower belly (activating
the first and second chakras), rises to the lower rib cage (the third and
fourth chakras), and finally moves into the upper chest and throat. The
technique is very similar to the three-part Tu-Na breathing found in
Taoist Qigong practice. Inhalation and exhalation are both done through
the nose. The "ocean sound" is created by moving the glottis as air passes
in and out. As the throat passage is narrowed so, too, is the airway, the
passage of air through which creates a "rushing" sound. The length and
speed of the breath is controlled by the diaphragm, the strengthening of
which is, in part, the purpose of ujjayi. The inhalations and exhalations
are equal in duration, and are controlled in a manner that causes no
distress to the practitioner.
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(youtube) - 30 breaths, and then on the last breath
completely exhale and don't breathe for 15-30 seconds, then inhale and
hold for 15-30 seconds. Comfortable Meditation Position where you can expand your
lungs freely without any constrictions (empty stomach preferred). Close
Eyes, imagine blowing up a balloon and inhale fully in through the nose
and exhale through the mouth in short powerful burst, use
fully. (30 times). Should feel light head or tingling sensations. On
the last breath fill the lungs to maximum without force, then let the air
out and hold for as long as you can until you experience the
. Then inhale to full capacity and then hold for 10
seconds. Repeat 3 more times. Enjoy the moment.
thoracic breathing, or chest breathing is the drawing of minimal breath
into the lungs, usually by drawing air into the chest area using the
intercostal muscles rather than throughout the lungs via the diaphragm.
Shallow breathing can result in or be symptomatic of rapid breathing and
hypoventilation. Most people who breathe shallowly do it throughout the
day and are almost always unaware of the condition. In upper lobar
breathing, clavicular breathing, or clavicle breathing air is drawn
predominantly into the chest by the raising of the shoulders and
collarbone (clavicles), and simultaneous contracting of the abdomen during
inhalation. Maximum amount of air can be drawn this way only for short
periods of time, since it requires a lot of effort. When used for
prolonged time, this is the most superficial mode of shallow breathing.
relates to the chest or
thorax, which is the part of the human torso between the neck and the
is defined as the opening between the
Relax the abdominal muscles and inhale for three
, breathing through the nose to “disinfect, filter, condition and moisturize the air
before it reaches the lungs, expanding completely around
the waistline. Pause momentarily and exhale through the
nose or mouth for three seconds, gently contracting the
abdomen to help expel the air.
Bhastrika Pranayama: The Bellows Breath
Inhale vigorously through the nose while raising the
arms above the head, fingers extended, and then forcibly exhales through the nose while pulling the
elbows down alongside the ribs with fingers closing gently.
Inhale through the nose for four seconds, hold for two,
and then slowly release the breath for up to 10 seconds.
Sama Vritti Breathing
Abdominal (belly) Breathing
Gigong Target Deep, Slow Breathing
is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing,
and meditation used for health, spirituality, and martial arts training.
Shining Skull Breath
Kapalabhati Hatha Yoga
the yogic system of body cleansing techniques intended mainly for cleaning
the cranial sinuses but has many other effects including curing anemia.
Freediving Breathe Up Techniques
Somatic Breath Therapy
is a form of alternative
that focuses on somatic experience, and the embodied self,
including therapeutic and holistic approaches to body.
is a field
within bodywork and movement studies which emphasizes internal physical
perception and experience.
occurs when the rate and quantity of alveolar ventilation of
exceeds the body's production of carbon dioxide. When alveolar
ventilation is excessive, more carbon dioxide will be removed from the
blood stream than the body can produce. This causes the concentration of
carbon dioxide in the blood stream to fall and produces a state known as hypocapnia, which is a state of reduced carbon dioxide in the blood. The
body normally attempts to compensate for this metabolically. If excess
ventilation cannot be compensated metabolically, it will lead to a rise in
. This rise in blood pH is
known as respiratory alkalosis. When hyperventilation leads to respiratory
alkalosis, it may cause a number of physical symptoms: dizziness, tingling
in the lips, hands or feet, headache, weakness, fainting and seizures. In
extreme cases it can cause carpopedal spasms (flapping and contraction of
the hands and feet). Over-breathing
Learning can improve by Breathing
was a civilization of ancient Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the
lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of
Egypt. It is one of six civilizations to arise independently.
Spirit of Maat Egyptian Orgasm
is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic ideograph with the meaning "Life
Ankh and other Energy Devices
Secret of the Ankh
Modern Mystery School
When changes in heart
are analyzed formally, as in a Differential Fourier Transform (DFT)
by frequency, the predominant frequency ranges of heart rate variability
can identified by their higher amplitudes. Three such relatively high
amplitude frequency ranges have been proven to be sensitive indicators of
autonomic nervous system regulation and associated changes in emotion,
alertness, attention, and stress. These are the Very Low Frequency (VLF,
0.0033 to 0.04 Hz), Low Frequency (LF, 0.04 to 0.15 Hz), and High
frequency (HF, 0.15 to 0.4 Hz, RSA, or breathing heart wave) ranges.
Monitoring and recording HRV in these frequency bands has proven useful in
tracking and evaluating autonomic nervous system function.
Sympathetic Nervous System
Parasympathetic Nervous System
refers to the capacity of the brain to naturally synchronize its brainwave
external stimuli, most commonly
, visual, or tactile. Brainwave entrainment technologies are
used to induce various brain states, such as relaxation or sleep, by
creating stimuli that occur at regular, periodic intervals to mimic
during the desired states, thereby
"training" the brain to consciously alter states. Recurrent acoustic
frequencies, flickering lights, or tactile vibrations are the most common
examples of stimuli applied to generate different
activity in the
central nervous system
. Neural tissue can generate oscillatory activity in
many ways, driven either by mechanisms within individual neurons or by
interactions between neurons. In individual neurons,
appear either as oscillations in membrane potential or as rhythmic
patterns of action potentials, which then produce oscillatory activation
of post-synaptic neurons
. At the level of neural ensembles, synchronized
activity of large numbers of neurons can give rise to macroscopic
oscillations, which can be observed in an
Oscillatory activity in groups of neurons generally arises from feedback
connections between the neurons that result in the synchronization of
their firing patterns. The interaction between neurons can give rise to
oscillations at a different frequency than the firing frequency of
individual neurons. A well-known example of macroscopic neural
oscillations is alpha activity.
is an auditory illusion perceived
when two different pure-tone sine waves, both with frequencies lower than
1500 Hz, with less than a 40
them, are presented to a listener dichotically (one through each ear). For
example, if a 530 Hz pure tone is presented to a subject's right ear,
while a 520 Hz pure tone is presented to the subject's left ear, the
listener will perceive the auditory illusion of a third tone, in addition
to the two pure-tones presented to each ear. The third sound is called a
binaural beat, and in this example would have a perceived pitch
correlating to a frequency of 10 Hz, that being the difference between the
530 Hz and 520 Hz
pure tones presented to each ear.
is a neural oscillatory pattern in electroencephalography (EEG)
signals (4 – 7 Hz
), recorded either from
inside the brain or from electrodes glued to the scalp. Two types of theta
rhythm have been described. The "hippocampal theta rhythm" is a strong
oscillation that can be observed in the hippocampus and other brain
structures in numerous species of mammals including rodents, rabbits,
dogs, cats, bats, and marsupials. "Cortical theta rhythms" are
low-frequency components of scalp EEG, usually recorded from humans. Theta
rhythms can be quantified using Quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG)
using freely available toolboxes, such as, EEGLAB or the
Neurophysiological Biomarker Toolbox (NBT).
Theta Binaural Beat 7hz
neural oscillations in the frequency range of 7.5–12.5 Hz
synchronous and coherent (in phase or constructive) electrical activity of
thalamic pacemaker cells in humans. They are also called Berger's wave in
memory of the founder of EEG. Alpha waves are one type of brain waves
detected either by electroencephalography
(EEG) or magnetoencephalography
(MEG) and predominantly originate from the occipital lobe during wakeful
relaxation with closed eyes. Alpha waves are reduced with open eyes,
drowsiness and sleep. Historically, they were thought to represent the
activity of the visual cortex
in an idle state. More recent papers have
argued that they inhibit areas of the cortex not in use, or alternatively
that they play an active role in network coordination and communication.
Occipital alpha waves during periods of eyes closed are the strongest EEG
Alpha Binaural Beat 12hz
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or beta rhythm, is the term used to designate the frequency range
of human brain activity between 12.5 and 30 Hz
(12.5 to 30 transitions or cycles per second). Beta waves can be split
into three sections: Low Beta Waves (12.5–16 Hz, "Beta 1 power"); Beta
Waves (16.5–20 Hz, "Beta 2 power"); and High Beta Waves (20.5–28 Hz, "Beta
3 power"). Beta states are the states associated with normal waking
Beta Binaural Beat 20hz
is a brain wave. It is an
oscillatory idle rhythm of synchronized electric brain activity. It
appears in spindles in recordings of EEG, MEG, and ECoG over the
sensorimotor cortex. For most individuals, the frequency of the SMR is in
the range of 13 to 15 Hz.
is a pattern of neural oscillation in
humans with a frequency between 25 and 100 Hz
, though 40 Hz is typical.
According to a popular theory, gamma waves may be implicated in creating
the unity of conscious perception (the binding problem). However, there is
no agreement on the theory; as a researcher suggests: Whether or not gamma
wave activity is related to subjective awareness is a very difficult
question which cannot be answered with certainty at the present time.
phenomenon in which a vibrating system or external force drives another
system to oscillate with greater amplitude at a specific preferential
frequency. Frequencies at which the response amplitude is a relative
maximum are known as the system's resonant frequencies or resonance
frequencies. At resonant frequencies, small periodic driving forces have
the ability to produce large amplitude oscillations, due to the storage of
are a set of spectrum
peaks in the extremely low frequency (ELF) portion of the Earth's
spectrum. Schumann resonances are global electromagnetic resonances,
generated and excited by lightning discharges in the cavity formed by the
Earth's surface and the ionosphere.
Schumann Resonance 7.83 HZ
7.83 Hz-Grounding with Isochronic Tones
Delta Binaural Beat Hz
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is a dimensionless parameter that describes how under-damped an oscillator
or resonator is, and characterizes a resonator's bandwidth relative to its
center frequency. Higher Q indicates a lower rate of energy loss
relative to the stored energy of the resonator; the oscillations die out
more slowly. A pendulum suspended from a high-quality bearing, oscillating
in air, has a high Q, while a pendulum immersed in oil has a low one.
Resonators with high quality factors have low damping so that they ring or
Deep Brain Stimulation
introduced in 1987, involving the implantation of a medical
device called a neurostimulator (sometimes referred to as a 'brain
pacemaker'), which sends electrical impulses, through implanted
electrodes, to specific targets in the brain (brain nuclei) for the
treatment of movement and neuropsychiatric disorders. DBS in select brain
regions has provided therapeutic benefits for
otherwise-treatment-resistant disorders such as Parkinson's disease,
essential tremor, dystonia, chronic pain, major depression and
obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD). Despite the long history of DBS, its
underlying principles and mechanisms are still not clear. DBS directly
changes brain activity in a controlled manner, its effects are reversible
(unlike those of lesioning techniques), and it is one of only a few
neurosurgical methods that allow blinded studies
Electrical Conduction System of the Heart
signals generated usually by the sinoatrial node to cause contraction of
the heart muscle. The pacemaking signal generated in the sinoatrial node
travels through the right atrium to the atrioventricular node, along the
Bundle of His and through bundle branches to cause contraction of the
signal stimulates contraction first of the right and left atrium, and then
the right and left ventricles. This process allows blood to be pumped
throughout the body. The conduction system consists of specialized heart
muscle cells, and is situated within the myocardium. There is a skeleton
of fibrous tissue that surrounds the conduction system which can be seen
on an ECG. Dysfunction of the conduction system can cause irregular, fast,
or slow heart rhythms.
is a group of cells located in the wall of the right atrium of the heart.
These cells have the ability to spontaneously produce an electrical
impulse action potential that travels through the heart via the electrical
conduction system causing it to contract. In a healthy heart, the SAN
continuously produces action
, setting the rhythm of the heart and so is known as the
hearts natural pacemaker. The rate of action potential production (and
therefore the heart rate
is influenced by nerves that supply it.
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(microwaves from cellphones)
is a sensation somewhat like shivering, usually caused by stimuli other
than cold. It is typically expressed as an overwhelming emotional response
combined with piloerection (goosebumps). Stimuli that produce a response
are specific to the individual. Frisson is of short duration, usually no
more than 4–5 seconds, usually pleasurable. Typical stimuli include loud
passages of music and passages that violate some level of musical
expectation. It has been shown that during frisson, the skin of the lower
back flexes, and shivers rise upward and inward from the shoulders, up the
neck, and may extend to the cheeks and scalp. The face may become flush,
hair follicles experience piloerection. This frequently occurs in a series
of 'waves' moving up the back in rapid succession. The frissoner usually
feels the experience as involuntary. It has been shown that some
experiencing musical frisson report reduced excitement when under
administration of naloxone (an opioid receptor antagonist), suggesting
musical frisson gives rise to endogenous opioid peptides similar to other
pleasurable experiences. Frisson may be enhanced by the amplitude of the
music and the temperature of the environment. Cool listening rooms and
movie theaters may enhance the experience.
Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the
skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the
neck and upper spine. It has been compared[by whom?] with
(ASMR) signifies the subjective experience of
'low-grade euphoria' characterized by 'a combination of positive feelings,
and a distinct static-like tingling sensation on the skin'. It is most
commonly triggered by specific acoustic, visual and digital media stimuli,
and less commonly by intentional attentional control.
Gentle Whispering ASMR
Human Voice Frequency
is one of the
frequencies, within part of the audio range
, that is used for the
transmission of speech. In telephony, the usable voice frequency band
ranges from approximately 300 Hz to 3400 Hz
. It is for this reason that
the ultra low frequency band of the electromagnetic spectrum between 300
and 3000 Hz is also referred to as voice frequency, being the
electromagnetic energy that represents acoustic energy at baseband. The
bandwidth allocated for a single voice-frequency transmission channel is
usually 4 kHz, including guard bands, allowing a sampling rate of 8 kHz to
be used as the basis of the pulse code modulation system used for the
digital PSTN. Per the Nyquist–Shannon sampling theorem, the sampling
frequency (8 kHz) must be at least twice the highest component of the
voice frequency via appropriate filtering prior to sampling at discrete
times (4 kHz) for effective reconstruction of the voice signal.
consists of sound made by a
human being using the vocal folds for talking,
crying, screaming, etc. The human voice frequency is specifically a part
of human sound production in which the vocal folds (vocal
) are the primary sound source. Other sound production mechanisms
produced from the same general area of the body involve the production of
unvoiced consonants, clicks, whistling and whispering. Generally speaking,
the mechanism for generating the human voice can be subdivided into three
parts; the lungs, the vocal folds within the larynx, and the articulators.
The lung (the pump) must produce adequate airflow and air pressure to
vibrate vocal folds (this air pressure is the fuel of the voice). The
vocal folds (vocal cords) are a vibrating valve that chops up the airflow
from the lungs into audible pulses that form the laryngeal sound source.
The muscles of the larynx adjust the length and tension of the vocal folds
to ‘fine-tune’ pitch and tone. The articulators (the parts of the vocal
tract above the larynx consisting of tongue, palate, cheek, lips, etc.)
articulate and filter the sound emanating from the larynx and to some
degree can interact with the laryngeal airflow to strengthen it or weaken
it as a sound source. The vocal folds, in combination with the
articulators, are capable of producing highly intricate arrays of sound.
The tone of voice may be modulated to suggest emotions such as anger,
surprise, or happiness. Singers use the human voice as an instrument for
Mantra Chanting Soothing Voice
OM-AUM Mantra Chant
is a sacred sound and a spiritual icon in
Hindu religion. It is also a mantra in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and
Sikhism. Om is part of the iconography found in ancient and medieval era
manuscripts, temples, monasteries and spiritual retreats in Hinduism,
Buddhism, and Jainism. The symbol has a spiritual meaning in all Indian
dharmas, but the meaning and connotations of Om vary between the diverse
schools within and across the various traditions.
is an alternative medicine that
claims disease can be diagnosed and treated with a kind of energy similar
to radio waves. The concept behind radionics originated in the early 1900s
with Albert Abrams (1864–1924), who became a millionaire by leasing
radionic machines which he designed himself.
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is a phenomenon that
consists of a given acoustic system amplifying a sound whose frequency
matches one of its own natural frequencies of vibration (its resonance
frequencies). The term "acoustic resonance" is sometimes used to narrow
mechanical resonance to the frequency range of human hearing, but since
acoustics is defined in general terms concerning vibrational waves in
matter acoustic resonance can occur at frequencies outside the range of
human hearing. An acoustically resonant object usually has more than one
resonance frequency, especially at harmonics of the strongest resonance.
It will easily vibrate at those frequencies, and vibrate less strongly at
other frequencies. It will "pick out" its resonance frequency from a
complex excitation, such as an impulse or a wideband noise excitation. In
effect, it is filtering out all frequencies other than its resonance.
Acoustic resonance is an important consideration for instrument builders,
as most acoustic instruments use resonators, such as the strings and body
of a violin, the length of tube in a flute, and the shape of a drum
membrane. Acoustic resonance is also important for hearing. For example,
resonance of a stiff structural element, called the basilar membrane
within the cochlea of the inner ear allows hair cells on the membrane to
detect sound. (For mammals the membrane has tapering resonances across its
length so that high frequencies are concentrated on one end and low
frequencies on the other.) Like mechanical resonance, acoustic resonance
can result in catastrophic failure of the vibrator. The classic example of
this is breaking a wine glass with sound at the precise resonant frequency
of the glass; although this is difficult in practice.
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Sounds Create Shapes
shapes and patterns
from sound wave vibrations, usually using the surface of a plate,
diaphragm or membrane. Regions of maximum and minimum displacement are
made visible in a thin coating of particles, paste or liquid. Different
patterns emerge in the excitatory medium depending on the geometry of the
plate and the driving frequency.
of an oscillating system is a pattern of motion in which all
parts of the system move sinusoidally with the same frequency and with a
fixed phase relation. The free motion described by the normal modes takes
place at the fixed frequencies. These fixed frequencies of the normal
modes of a system are known as its natural frequencies or resonant
frequencies. A physical object, such as a building, bridge or molecule,
has a set of normal modes and their natural frequencies that depend on its
structure, materials and boundary conditions. The most general motion of a
system is a superposition of its normal modes. The modes are normal in the
sense that they can move independently, that is to say that an excitation
of one mode will never cause motion of a different mode. In mathematical
terms, normal modes are orthogonal to each other.
Numbers make Shapes
512 Hz Tuning Fork in Water at 2560 fps
Synaptic and Cellular Resonance
Oscillations Synapses Resonance
optical inhomogeneities in transparent material
not necessarily visible to the human eye
Schlieren physics developed out of the need to produce high-quality lenses
devoid of these inhomogeneities. These inhomogeneities are localized
differences in optical path length that cause
. This light
deviation can produce localized brightening, darkening, or even color
changes in an image, depending on which way the ray deviates.
761 mph is the speed of sound.
direct particles to self-assemble
Berkeley National Laboratory
- Human Energy
What is ASMR? BINAURAL triggers
is a method of recording
sound that uses two microphones, arranged with the intent to create a 3-D
stereo sound sensation for the listener of actually being in the room with
the performers or instruments. This effect is often created using a
technique known as "dummy head recording", wherein a mannequin head is
outfitted with a microphone in each ear. Binaural recording is intended
for replay using headphones and will not translate properly over stereo
speakers. This idea of a three dimensional or "internal" form of sound has
also translated into useful advancement of technology in many things such
as stethoscopes creating "in-head" acoustics and IMAX movies being able to
create a three dimensional acoustic experience.
Brain Waves Measuring
Circle is any group of people
playing (usually) hand-drums and percussion in a circle. They are distinct
from a drumming group or troupe in that the drum circle is an end in
itself rather than preparation for a performance. They can range in size
from a handful of players to circles with thousands of participants. Drum
circles are related to other community-based music gatherings such as
flute circles or vocal improvisation groups.
is an alternative medicine that claims disease can be diagnosed and
treated with a kind of energy similar to radio waves.
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Sound Healers Association
Music to Help Learning
Light - Colors
, classically referred to as heliotherapy — consists of
exposure to daylight or to specific wavelengths of light using
polychromatic polarised light, lasers, light-emitting diodes, fluorescent
lamps, dichroic lamps or very bright, full-spectrum light. The light is
administered for a prescribed amount of time and, in some cases, at a
specific time of day. One common use of the term is associated with the
treatment of skin disorders, chiefly psoriasis, acne vulgaris, eczema and
neonatal jaundice. Light therapy which strikes the
retina of the eyes
used to treat diabetic retinopathy and also
circadian rhythm disorders
such as delayed sleep phase disorder and can also be used to treat
seasonal affective disorder, with some support for its use also with
non-seasonal psychiatric disorders.
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the scientific study of the interactions of light (technically,
non-ionizing radiation) and living organisms. The field includes the study
photomorphogenesis, visual processing
and ultraviolet radiation
The division between ionizing
radiation and nonionizing radiation is typically considered to be 10 eV,
the energy required to ionize an
is the ability of an organism
or machine to distinguish objects based on the
frequencies) of the light they reflect, emit, or transmit.
measured and quantified in various ways; indeed, a person's perception of
colors is a subjective process whereby the brain responds to the stimuli
that are produced when incoming light reacts with the several types of
cone cells in the eye. In essence, different people see the same
illuminated object or light source in different ways.
is the study of hues as a
determinant of human behavior. Color
that are not
obvious, such as the taste of food. Colours can also enhance the
effectiveness of placebos
. For example, red or orange pills are generally
used as stimulants. Colour can indeed influence a person; however, it is
important to remember that these effects differ between people. Factors
such as gender, age, and culture can influence how an individual perceives
color. For example, males reported that red colored outfits made women
seem more attractive, while women answered that the color of a male's
outfit did not affect his attractiveness.
Individuals exposed to blue
experienced faster reaction times.
sometimes called color therapy
, colorology or cromatherapy, is an
alternative medicine method, which is considered pseudoscience.
Chromotherapists claim to be able to use light in the form of color to
balance "energy" lacking from a person's body, whether it be on physical,
emotional, spiritual, or mental levels. Research has shown it is
therapy is distinct from other
types of light therapy, such as
treatment and blood
irradiation therapy which is a scientifically accepted medical treatment
for a number of conditions, and from photobiology, the scientific study of
the effects of light on living organisms.
is the relative efficiency of
detection, of light or other signal, as a function of the frequency or
wavelength of the signal. In visual neuroscience, spectral sensitivity is
used to describe the different characteristics of the photopigments in the
rod cells and cone cells in the retina of the eye. It is known that the
rod cells are more suited to scotopic vision and cone cells to photopic
vision, and that they differ in their sensitivity to different wavelengths
of light. It has been established that the maximum spectral sensitivity of
the human eye under daylight conditions is at a wavelength of 555 nm,
while at night the peak shifts to 507 nm.
is the act of looking directly into the
. It is sometimes done as part
of a spiritual or religious practice. However, the human eye is very
sensitive, and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can lead to solar
retinopathy, pterygium, cataracts, and even blindness. Studies have shown
that even when viewing a solar eclipse the eye can still be exposed to
harmful levels of ultraviolet
means "to look steadily, intently, and with fixed attention.
is a mind-body intervention by which a trained
practitioner or teacher helps a participant or patient to evoke and
generate mental images that simulate or re-create the sensory perception
of sights, sounds, tastes, smells, movements, and images associated with
touch, such as texture, temperature, and pressure, as well as imaginative
or mental content that the participant or patient experiences as defying
conventional sensory categories, and that may precipitate strong emotions
or feelings in the absence of the stimuli to which correlating sensory
receptors are receptive. The practitioner or teacher may facilitate this
process in person to an individual or a group. Alternatively, the
participant or patient may follow guidance provided by a sound recording,
video, or audiovisual media comprising spoken instruction that may be
accompanied by music or sound.
is the cognitive
process of purposefully generating visual mental imagery, with eyes open
or closed, simulating or recreating visual perception, in order to
maintain, inspect, and transform those images, consequently modifying
their associated emotions or feelings, with intent to experience a
subsequent beneficial physiological, psychological, or social effect, such
as expediting the healing of wounds to the body, minimizing physical pain,
alleviating psychological pain including anxiety, sadness, and low mood,
improving self-esteem or self-confidence, and enhancing the capacity to
cope when interacting with others.
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is the theoretical transfer of
matter or energy from one point to another without traversing the physical
space between them. It is a common subject in science fiction literature,
film, video games, and television.
- Mind Masters
Mind Your Reality
uses plant materials and
aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, and other aroma compounds
for improving psychological or physical well-being. It can be offered as a
complementary therapy or, more controversially, as a form of alternative
medicine. Complementary therapy can be offered alongside standard
treatment, with alternative medicine offered instead of conventional,
evidence-based treatments. Aromatherapists, who specialize in the practice
of aromatherapy, utilize blends of therapeutic essential oils that can be
issued through topical application, massage, inhalation or water immersion
to stimulate a desired response. There is no good medical evidence that
aromatherapy can either prevent or cure any disease, but it might help
improve general well-being.
is a concentrated hydrophobic
liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. Essential oils are
also known as volatile oils, ethereal oils, aetherolea, or simply as the
oil of the plant from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove. An
oil is "essential" in the sense that it contains the "essence of" the
plant's fragrance—the characteristic fragrance of the plant from which it
is derived. The term essential used here does not mean indispensable as
with the terms essential amino acid or essential fatty acid which are so
called since they are nutritionally required by a given living organism.
Essential oils are generally extracted by distillation, often by using
steam. Other processes include expression, solvent extraction, absolute
oil extraction, resin tapping, and cold pressing. They are used in
perfumes, cosmetics, soaps and other products, for flavoring food and
drink, and for adding scents to incense and household cleaning products.
Scents and Smells
is aromatic biotic material which releases fragrant smoke when burned. The
term refers to the material itself, rather than to the aroma that it
produces. Incense is used for aesthetic reasons, and in therapy,
meditation, and ceremony. It may also be used as a simple deodorant or
Scent From Heaven
Aromas of Rosemary and Lavender
essential oils differentially affect cognition
and mood in healthy adults.
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in the House and See What Would
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Rosemary Aroma can Aid Children’s Working Memory
originally called a sensory
deprivation tank (a.k.a. float tank, flotation tank or sensory attenuation
tank) is a lightless, soundproof tank with high epsom salt (magnesium
sulphate) content filled with salt water at skin temperature, in which
individuals float. They were first used in 1954 to test the effects of
sensory deprivation. Flotation is widely advertised on the internet as a
form of alternative medicine with claims that it has beneficial health
is the deliberate
reduction or removal of stimuli from one or more of the senses. Simple
devices such as blindfolds or hoods and earmuffs can cut off sight and
hearing, while more complex devices can also cut off the sense of smell,
touch, taste, thermoception (heat-sense), and 'gravity'. Sensory
deprivation has been used in various alternative medicines and in
psychological experiments (e.g. with an isolation tank). Short-term
sessions of sensory deprivation are described as relaxing and conducive to
meditation; however, extended or forced sensory deprivation can result in
extreme anxiety, hallucinations, bizarre thoughts, and depression. A
related phenomenon is perceptual deprivation, also called the ganzfeld
effect. In this case a constant uniform stimulus is used instead of
attempting to remove the stimuli; this leads to effects which have
similarities to sensory deprivation.
is a change over time in the
responsiveness of the sensory system to a constant stimulus. It is usually
experienced as a change in the stimulus. For example, if one rests one's
hand on a table, one immediately feels the table's surface on one's skin.
Within a few seconds, however, one ceases to feel the table's surface. The
sensory neurons stimulated by the table's surface respond immediately, but
then respond less and less until they may not respond at all; this is an
example of neural adaptation. Neural adaptation is also thought to happen
at a more central level such as the cortex.
uses infrared heaters to emit
infrared light experienced as radiant heat which is absorbed by the
surface of the skin. Traditional saunas heat the body primarily by
conduction and convection from the heated air and by radiation of the
heated surfaces in the sauna room. Although saunas have been advertised to
provide a wide range of health benefits, such as detoxification, there are
no scientific evidence backing these claims.
described as an esoteric energy or
hypothetical universal life force, originally proposed in the 1930s by
is having your body in contact with earth.
or grounding system connects
specific parts of that installation with the Earth's conductive surface
for safety and functional purposes. The point of reference is the Earth's
conductive surface, or on ships, the surface of the sea. The choice of
earthing system can affect the safety and electromagnetic compatibility of
the installation. Regulations for earthing systems vary considerably among
countries and among different parts of electrical systems, though many
follow the recommendations of the International Electrotechnical
Commission which are described below. This article only concerns grounding
for electrical power. Examples of other earthing systems are listed below
with links to articles: To protect a structure from lightning strike,
directing the lightning through the earthing system and into the ground
rod rather than passing through the structure. As part of a single-wire
earth return power and signal lines, such as were used for low wattage
power delivery and for telegraph lines. In radio, as a ground plane for
large monopole antenna. As ancillary voltage balance for other kinds of
radio antennas, such as dipoles. As the feed-point of a ground dipole
antenna for VLF and ELF radio.
is the reference point
in an electrical circuit
from which voltages are measured, a common return
path for electric current, or a direct physical connection to the Earth.
Electrical circuits may be connected to ground (earth) for several
reasons. In mains powered equipment, exposed metal parts are connected to
ground to prevent user contact with dangerous voltage when electrical
insulation fails. In electrical power distribution systems, a protective
ground conductor is an essential part of the safety Earthing system.
Connection to ground also limits the build-up of static electricity when
handling flammable products or electrostatic-sensitive devices. In some
telegraph and power transmission circuits, the earth itself can be used as
one conductor of the circuit, saving the cost of installing a separate
return conductor (see single-wire earth return). For measurement purposes,
the Earth serves as a (reasonably) constant potential reference against
which other potentials can be measured. An electrical ground system should
have an appropriate current-carrying capability to serve as an adequate
zero-voltage reference level. In electronic circuit theory, a "ground" is
usually idealized as an infinite source or sink for charge, which can
absorb an unlimited amount of current without changing its potential.
Where a real ground connection has a significant resistance, the
approximation of zero potential is no longer valid. Stray voltages or
earth potential rise effects will occur, which may create noise in signals
or if large enough will produce an electric shock hazard. The use of the
term ground (or earth) is so common in electrical and electronics
applications that circuits in portable electronic devices such as cell
phones and media players as well as circuits in vehicles may be spoken of
as having a "ground" connection without any actual connection to the
Earth, despite "common" being a more appropriate term for such a
connection. This is usually a large conductor attached to one side of the
power supply (such as the "ground plane" on a printed circuit board) which
serves as the common return path for current from many different
components in the circuit.
is the study of the
electrical properties of biological cells and tissues. It involves
measurements of voltage change or electric current on a wide variety of
scales from single ion channel proteins to whole organs like the heart. In
neuroscience, it includes measurements of the electrical activity of
neurons, and particularly action potential activity. Recordings of
large-scale electric signals from the nervous system, such as
electroencephalography, may also be referred to as electrophysiological
recordings. They are useful for electrodiagnosis and monitoring.
is the study of the production and
use of electricity by biological organisms.
Science of Being
The Star Exercise
is a state of human consciousness involving
focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness and an enhanced
capacity for response to suggestion. The term may also refer to an art,
skill, or act of inducing hypnosis
is a form, process or result of
hypnosis which is
, and normally makes use of self-suggestion. Self-hypnosis
can make a person more yielding than normal.
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is a psychological technique of self-induced suggestion
wherein the thoughts, feelings, or behavior of an individual are guided by
oneself. This technique is often used in self-hypnosis.
psychological process by which one person guides the thoughts, feelings,
or behavior of another. I Suggest educating yourself and learning the most
valuable knowledge and information available.
is a desensitation-relaxation technique that involves the
of sessions that last around 15
minutes. During each session, the practitioner repeats a set of
that induce a state of relaxation.
Each session can be practiced in a position chosen amongst a set of
recommended postures (for example, lying down, sitting meditation, sitting
like a rag doll). The technique can be used to alleviate many
is a form of psychotherapy used to create subconscious
change in a patient in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes,
feelings. It is undertaken with a subject in hypnosis. A person who is
hypnotized displays certain unusual behavior characteristics and
propensities, compared with a non-hypnotized subject, most notably
heightened suggestibility and responsiveness.
Overcoming Addictions with Hypnosis
Obstructing the ‘inner eye
’. Psychologists aim to develop brain theory
of hypnosis.Create Your own
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Subliminal Message Learning
is a connection between
neurological processes (neuro-), language
(linguistic) and behavioral
patterns learned through experience (programming), and that these can be
changed to achieve specific goals in life.
Language Patterns Embedded
is a technique where one gives special
identical emphasis to the words of an embedded command within a sentence,
in order for the the unconscious mind of the receiver to interpret them as
being related to each other. The emphasis can be a certain tone of voice,
Self-hypnosis is one of
many methods used for learning. When self-hypnosis is
used together with other
it can be a very useful tool for communicating to our
, so that we are more aware of our
subconscious minds influence on our daily lives, but you still need a good
amount of knowledge and information in order to fully understand your
abilities as well as understand your vulnerabilities. (passive auditory
You have to learn how to discipline the mind so that you
can free the mind of distractions, so your mind is quite
and not wondering from thought to thought. Concentrated
and focused, calm and at peace, to the point where your
mind becomes in tune with all the energy that surrounds
us, and you begin to see and feel with your mind, things
that are beyond explanation, at least for now.
Quite the Mind. Reduce Worrying
Clear the mind of all thoughts, use no words, pretend that words don't
exist and words can no longer be thought of, there are no thoughts, just
refers to the meditative practices associated with
the religion and philosophy of
. Buddhist meditation encompasses a variety of meditation
techniques that aim to develop mindfulness, concentration, supramundane
powers, tranquility, and insight. Specific Buddhist meditation techniques
have also been used to remove unwholesome
thought to be impediments to spiritual liberation, such
to remove ill-will, hate, and
anger, equanimity to remove mental clinging, and reflection on
31-parts-of-the-body and corpses to remove sensual lust for the body and
cultivate annica or impermanence.
emphasizes rigorous self-control,
meditation-practice, insight into Buddha-nature, and the personal
expression of this insight in daily life, especially for the benefit of
others. As such, it de-emphasizes mere knowledge of sutras and doctrine
and favors direct understanding through zazen and interaction with an
The Zen Mind
Certain breathing exercises direct the body to perform a
particular function that the body wouldn't do naturally
on its own. So you are exercising your control over your
body so that you can help maximize your bodies
Mind over Matter
2 Minute Mini-Meditation
First look around and notice where you are.
Then close your eyes and notice the sounds around you. Allow
yourself to be there with the sounds.
Take one deep breath to settle yourself. Then follow your
breath, from the moment the air touches your nostrils as you
inhale, feeling it fill up your chest and belly, and as it
leaves your body as you exhale, noticing if the air feels warmer
Repeat this for five deep breaths.
One Moment Meditation -
(inner peace in 30 seconds)
The act of relaxing while focusing
your thoughts, letting go of distractions, and allowing yourself to
move into your creative flow.
A traditional form of meditation using deep
breathing; sitting still in a comfortable position with eyes closed; and
clearing the mind of thought and/or focusing on a key thought, phrase, or
word (mantra) to focus the energy. Benefits:
Reduces stress, relaxes
the mind and body, supports feelings of relief, calms "inner chatter," and
expands awareness. Drawbacks:
Requires time; a large amount of
patience (even for 15 minutes!); and a quiet space without distraction --
usually not even music. Best option: Early mornings; before bedtime;
during weekends, vacation, down time; or in times of great indecision or
The practice of getting centered by allowing thoughts to flow freely while
moving the body -- perhaps walking, running, exercising, doing housework,
Reduces stress, gives a physical/mental/spiritual
outlet for energy to be released from the body, supports improved mood,
stimulates creative thinking and problem solving.
time, outdoor locations or larger spaces (if indoors), and may require
equipment or supplies.
Best option: In the morning immediately after
rising, during the day (maybe during lunch), after work, weekends, or on
days when ideas need to process. Also works best to help start out the day
fresh or release stress at the end of the day to assist with relaxing at
Getting into the "create zone" by immersing yourself into creative
flow--allowing new creative ideas to come to you by using techniques like
brainstorming, freewriting, and possibility thinking.
Generates new ideas, allows for creative expression, taps creative
intuition, and welcomes coincidence and creative collaboration.
Can be time-consuming, may hit creative roadblocks and
stalemates, and may sometimes require input from others to be most
effective. Doesn't work well if you're not in the creative mood. If using
creative meditation with a group, you may need to all be in sync (commonly
referred to as synergy) to be most effective. This may require larger
blocks of time or minimal disruptions to stay in the creative flow. Best
option: Best used when creating new ideas, solving a creative challenge,
inventing a new product or service, or strengthening collaboration with
Walking or Riding your bike with no destination in mind,
is totally different from doing these same activities as
exercise or having a destination in mind.
Pretend you are riding a bicycle, then pretend you are
watching yourself riding a bicycle.
"I went looking for myself and I found someone else"
"Be still, and know that I am God. The kingdom
of heaven is within you."
Can the mind become so focused that it can have the
ability to activate
Feng Fu (wind mansion)
Hold a cube of ice for 20 minutes on the Feng Fu point.
At first you will begin to feel freezing, but after
thirty or forty seconds you will feel warmth. By doing
this every day you will begin to feel
. This is because the ice cube will cause for
to be released in your blood. It's
believed that there are also more benefits from using
Take a Break
You have to take that break
, even if you have to fantasize that you don't
have a worry in the world, and that you are free to explore the world
inward and outward. Just pretend that this is your job, believe that this
is what you are supposed to be doing. This moment requires a new system of
thinking, different parameters then the random and reoccurring thoughts of
an every day busy life. You are going to put your daily life on hold. You
are now in a closed private meeting with just yourself. Touching base with
peace and tranquility. Letting life know that you are still here and that
you appreciate the times alone together with just your spirit. The spirit
of life and the earth.
is to lie down, recline, sit back, take it easy, unwind, wind down,
breathe easy, calm down, catch one's breath, chill out, collect oneself,
compose oneself, cool off, feel at home, hang loose, loosen up, make
oneself at home, mellow out, put one's feet up, take five, take ten, stop
is the quality or state of being
tranquil; that is, calm, serene, and worry-free.
Give at least one guilt-free hour to relaxation per day.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
is a technique for
learning to monitor and control the state of muscular tension. The
technique involves learning to monitor tension in each specific muscle
group in the body by deliberately inducing tension in each group. This
tension is then released, with attention paid to the contrast between
tension and relaxation. A modification of the technique is "biofeedback"
in which one uses external measuring devices to indicate how successful
one is in relaxing and then to use those techniques to relax without the
help of external measuring devices.
is any method, process, procedure, or activity that
helps a person to relax; to attain a state of increased calmness; or
otherwise reduce levels of pain, anxiety, stress or anger. Relaxation
techniques are often employed as one element of a wider stress management
program and can decrease muscle tension, lower the blood pressure and slow
heart and breath rates, among other health benefits.
Relaxation Response Steps
Mind and Life Institute
Tranquility is Yours
My Mind Shift
6 Hour Relaxing
Meditation Music, Relaxing Music, Soft Music, Relaxation
is mental diversion by means of entertainment or recreation,
as an "escape" or dissociation from the perceived unpleasant, boring,
arduous, scary, or banal aspects of daily life. It can also be used as a
term to define the actions people take to help relieve persisting feelings
of depression or general sadness.Unplug
is a person who works
The Relationships between Workaholism and Symptoms of Psychiatric
32.7% of workaholics also met ADHD criteria, compared to
12.7% of non-workaholics.
25.6% of workaholics also met OCD criteria,
compared to 8.7% of non-workaholics.
33.8% of workaholics also met
anxiety criteria, compared to 11.9% of non-workaholics.
workaholics also met depression criteria, compared to 2.6% of
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
THE SHINING (1980)
- "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" [HD]
Step Back, Pause, Take a
Break, Take a Breather, Rest,
, Do Something Else,
Ponder, Relax, Reexamine,
, Pray, Think, Not Think,
"Doing nothing is doing something."
is a day of rest in most Western countries, as a part of the weekend.
is a day set
aside for rest and worship.
is time spent away, a break from every day activities and
is a rest from work, or a break, often lasting from two months to a year.
is freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility).
A feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry.
A pause for relaxation. Take a short break from one's activities
in order to relax. Become less tense, rest, or take one's ease.
is temporary inactivity. Interrupt temporarily an activity before
continuing. Cease an action temporarily.
Air Traffic Controllers
are required after every hour and a half or
two hours of work to take a 15 to 30 minute break. And that means an
unplugged disconnected break
they go for a walk or listen to music
, something to restore all of the
burned up neurochemicals.
are chemicals in the brain that allow brain cells to
communicate with each other. A neurochemical is an organic molecule, such
nerve growth factor
, that participates in neural activity. Strength
between brain cells helps the brain work more effectively and
communication more effectively with other areas of the brain.
We spend too much time
walking around unconscious
. We need to spend more time being aware of
ourselves, and the world around us. We need to exercise the
ability of having awareness so that can we keep our minds
strong, and, make ourselves more aware. And the best way to
increase your awareness is to acquire new knowledge and to learn
something new everyday. The human brain can store incredible
amounts of information and knowledge. But if you are not
learning and acquiring new knowledge, then you are weakening
your abilities and your awareness, and at the same time, you are
lowering your potential of accomplishing many different things
that every human being is capable of doing. When you exercise
and eat healthy, the body becomes stronger. When you learn and
acquire new knowledge, your mind becomes stronger. And your mind
will continue to become stronger and more effective as long as
you keep learning. Any dream or goal that you have is possible,
as long as you keep learning. When you stop learning, the
possibilities will diminish.
Silence is good for you, it helps the brain regenerate brain cells.
Two hours of silence per day prompted cell development in the hippocampus region of the
. So take a few moments each day to be in total
, spend time in nature,
take a break
. Silence relieves
and tension. It's good to get
away from the sonic disruptions because
it gives our brains
to restore. Seek calming
pleasures that contribute to peace of mind.
Is Silence Golden? Effects of Auditory Stimuli and their absence on adult
Attention Restoration Theory
asserts that people can
better after spending
time in nature
or even looking at scenes of nature. Natural environments abound with
"soft fascinations" which a person can reflect upon in "effortless
attention", such as clouds moving across the sky, leaves rustling in a
breeze or water bubbling over rocks in a stream.
Default Mode Network
network of interacting brain regions known to have activity highly
correlated with each other and distinct from other networks in the brain.
The default mode network is most commonly shown to be active when a person
is not Focused
on the outside world and the brain is at wakeful rest, such
as during daydreaming and mind-wandering. But it is also active when the
individual is thinking about others, thinking about themselves,
remembering the past, and planning for the future. The network activates
"by default" when a person is not involved in a task.
is the experience of thoughts not remaining on a single topic for a long
period of time, particularly when people are engaged in an
attention-demanding task. Mind-wandering tends to occur during driving,
reading and other activities where vigilance may be low. In these
situations, people do not remember what happened in the surrounding
environment because they are pre-occupied with their thoughts. This is
known as the decoupling hypothesis. Studies using
(ERPs) have quantified the extent that
mind-wandering reduces the cortical processing of the external
environment. When thoughts are unrelated to the task at hand, the brain
processes both task relevant and unrelated sensory information in a less
detailed manner. Mindfulness
Quieter you become the more you can hear - Silence is Golden.
"I love the sound you make when you shut up."
The Sounds of Silence
Garfunkel - youtube)
Disturbed - The
Sound Of Silence
is the lack of audible sound or presence of sounds of very low intensity.
By analogy, the word silence can also refer to any absence of
communication or hearing, including in media other than speech and music.
Silence is also used as total communication, in reference to nonverbal
communication and spiritual connection. Silence also refers to no sounds
uttered by anybody in a room or area. Silence is an important factor in
many cultural spectacles, as in rituals.
s the disturbing or
that may harm the
activity or balance of human or animal life.
Health Effects From Noise
are the health consequences of
, to consistent elevated sound levels. Elevated
workplace or environmental noise can cause
, hypertension, ischemic
annoyance, and sleep
. Changes in the immune system
and birth defects
have been also attributed to noise exposure.
The Silence Game or
is really just another way for kids to learn about mindfulness and meditation.
A Moment of Silence
could also be a form of meditation, as well as
Vow of Silence
is a religious or a spiritual practice taken
in a monastic context, to maintain silence.
is a popular method of meditation
used by some Christians, placing a strong emphasis on interior silence.
The Gift of Silence - Nick Seaver - TEDxBeaconStreet
Noise Dampening Tools and Technology
There are the times when Silence
is Not an Option
is a monk of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" school of Tibetan Buddhism, the
newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism founded by Je Tsongkhapa. The
14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso.
is a "teacher, guide, expert, or
master" of certain knowledge or field.
practitioner of yoga
. In Vedic Sanskrit, yoga (from
the root yuj) means "to add", "to join", "to unite", or "to attach".
Autobiography of a Yogi
is an autobiography of Paramahansa Yogananda
(January 5, 1893–March 7, 1952) first published in 1946. Yogananda was
born Mukunda Lal Ghosh in Gorakhpur, India, into a Bengali family.
is described by its practitioners as the ancient Yoga system
revived in modern times by Mahavatar Babaji through his disciple Lahiri
Mahasaya, c. 1861. Kriya Yoga was brought to international awareness by
Paramahansa Yogananda's book Autobiography of a Yogi and through
Yogananda's introductions of the practice to the west from 1920. The Kriya
Yogi mentally directs his life energy to revolve, upward and downward,
around the six spinal centers
(medullary, cervical, dorsal, lumbar,
sacral, and coccygeal plexuses) which correspond to the twelve astral
signs of the zodiac, the symbolic Cosmic Man. One half-minute of
revolution of energy around the sensitive spinal cord of man effects
subtle progress in his evolution; that half-minute of Kriya equals one
year of natural spiritual unfoldment. Offering inhaling breath into the
outgoing breath, and offering the outgoing breath into the inhaling
breath, the yogi neutralizes both these breaths; he thus releases the life
force from the heart and brings it under his control.
is a worldwide spiritual organization
founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1920 and legally incorporated as a
non-profit religious organization in 1935, to serve as Yogananda’s
instrument for the preservation and worldwide dissemination of his
writings and teachings, including Kriya Yoga. Yogananda wrote in God Talks
With Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita that the science of Kriya Yoga was given to
Manu, the original Adam, and through him to Janaka and other royal sages.
is the Sanskrit term for anyone who,
motivated by great compassion
generated bodhicitta, which is a spontaneous wish to attain buddhahood for
the benefit of all sentient beings.
is a religious ascetic or holy person.
is an ascetic or yogi who has been initiated
into the religious monastic order, founded by some religious teacher. It
is believed to be originally used for the ones who were initiated into to
the Advaita Vedanta movement, started by Adi Shankara. The meaning of the
Sanskrit root of the word "Swami" is "one who is one with his Self" ('Swa'
stands for self) The usage of this word is not just for a yogi but also
used for a religious guru, with or without disciples.
is a form of development in which a person
called a coach supports a learner or client in achieving a specific
personal or professional goal by providing training, advice and Guidance
is causing a marked change in someone or something.
the process of "perspective transformation"
has three dimensions: psychological (changes in understanding of the
self), convictional (revision of belief systems), and behavioral (changes
in lifestyle). Transformative learning is the expansion of consciousness
through the transformation of basic worldview and specific capacities of
the self; transformative learning is facilitated through consciously
directed processes such as appreciatively accessing and receiving the
symbolic contents of the unconscious and critically analyzing underlying
premises. A defining condition of being human is that we have to
understand the meaning of our experience. For some, any uncritically
assimilated explanation by an authority figure will suffice. But in
contemporary societies we must learn to make our own interpretations
rather than act on the purposes, beliefs, judgments, and feelings of
others. Facilitating such understandings is the cardinal goal of adult
education. Transformative learning develops autonomous thinking.
Perspective transformation, leading to transformative learning, occurs
infrequently. An important part of transformative learning is for
individuals to change their frames of reference by critically reflecting
on their assumptions and beliefs and consciously making and implementing
plans that bring about new ways of defining their worlds. This process is
fundamentally rational and analytical.
is to be or go beyond the range or limits of (something
abstract, typically a conceptual field or division).
is a characteristic of a
system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the
empirical and material.
Transcendental Meditation Technique
is a specific form of mantra
meditation developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It is often referred to as
, or simply TM. The meditation practice
involves the use of a mantra and is practiced for 15–20 minutes twice per
day while sitting with one's eyes closed. It is reported to be one of the
most-widely practiced, and among the most widely researched meditation
techniques, with over 340 peer-reviewed studies published.
is a state of being or existence above
and beyond the limits of material experience. The state of excelling or
surpassing or going beyond usual limits. The quality of being which cannot
be predicated on any actually existing thing insofar as it exists. Also
means that God is completely outside of and beyond the world, as
contrasted with the notion that God is manifested in the world.
refers to a specific form of mantra
meditation called the Transcendental Meditation technique.
Emergence of the
is a term associated with multiple belief systems, but its basic
premise describes an eternal, omnipotent, conscious, and intelligent
being, who is one's real self.
formally defined the higher self as "Atma the inseparable
ray of the Universe and one self. It is the God above, more than within,
us". Each and every individual has a Higher self.
Out of Body Experience
What would you do with a Heightened State Of
or a Higher State of
? What do you plan to accomplish? What is your
purpose? What do you plan to Learn? If you don't have the necessary
knowledge and information that's needed to describe your experience, then
logically the first thing you should do is to learn as much as you can
first. You can't progress without knowledge. So learning becomes the most
important part of your journey.
First Evidence for Higher State of Consciousness Found
are the building blocks of Consciousness
is a lifestyle characterized by
abstinence from worldly pleasures, often for the purpose of pursuing
in Buddhism is the understanding possessed by a Buddha regarding the true
nature of things. It is traditionally translated into English with the
word enlightenment, although its literal meaning is closer to "awakening."
The verbal root "budh" means to awaken.
commonly translated as meditation,
is a state of no mind, which lead to "state of perfect equanimity and
enlightenment is equated with the attainment of oneness with the
traditional name of the author of the Chandaśāstra, the earliest known
Sanskrit treatise on prosody.
Six Yogas of Naropa
are a set of advanced Tibetan Buddhist tantric practices and a meditation
sādhanā compiled in and around the time of the Indian monk and mystic
Nāropa (1016-1100 CE) and conveyed to his student Marpa Lotsawa. The six
yogas were intended in part to help in the attainment of Buddhahood in an
or "Supreme Ultimate Boxing", is an internal
武术 practiced for both its
defense training and its health benefits. Though originally conceived as a
martial art, it is also typically practiced for a variety of other
personal reasons: competitive wrestling in the format of pushing hands (tui
shou), demonstration competitions, and achieving greater longevity. As a
result, a multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern,
which correspond to those aims with differing emphasis. Some training
forms of t'ai chi ch'uan are especially known for being practiced with
relatively slow movements.
Tai Chi for Beginners
is a holistic system of
coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for
health, spirituality, and martial arts training. With roots in Chinese
medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is traditionally viewed as
a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi), translated as "life energy".
was an American ethnobotanist
, mystic, psychonaut, lecturer, author, and
an advocate for the responsible use of naturally occurring psychedelic
plants. He spoke and wrote about a variety of subjects, including
entheogens, shamanism, metaphysics, alchemy, language, philosophy,
culture, technology, environmentalism, and the theoretical origins of
. He was called the
of the '90s", "one of the leading authorities on the
ontological foundations of shamanism", and the "intellectual voice of rave
is a 2016 American superhero film based on the Marvel
Comics character of the same name. Strange goes to Kamar-Taj, where he is
taken in by Mordo, a sorcerer under the Ancient One. The Ancient One
demonstrates her power to Strange, revealing the astral plane and other
dimensions such as the Mirror Dimension. She eventually agrees to train
Strange, despite his arrogance. The imagery in this film looks like an
is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered
states of consciousness in order to perceive and interact with a spirit
world and channel these transcendental energies into this world.
is a resort
in Costa Rica dedicated to relaxation and healing transformation. We
utilize a range of programs, workshops, and natural support therapies.
Be Here Now
is a 1971 book on spirituality, yoga and meditation by the
Western-born yogi and spiritual teacher
(born Richard Alpert). The title comes from a statement his guide,
Bhagavan Das, made during Ram Dass's journeys in India. The cover features
a mandala incorporating the title, a chair, radial lines, and the word "remember
repeated four times.Philosophy
How to be a
- How to be a
Show Me the Way: Peter Frampton
Let the Force be with You
, also called the mind's eye, or inner eye,
is a mystical and esoteric concept referring to a speculative invisible
eye which provides perception beyond
also known as a third eye or pineal eye, is a part of the epithalamus
present in some animal species. The eye is photoreceptive and is
associated with the pineal gland, regulating circadian rhythmicity and
hormone production for thermoregulation
is a small endocrine gland in the
vertebrate brain. The shape of the gland resembles a pine cone, hence its
name. The pineal gland is located in the epithalamus, near the center of
the brain, between the two hemispheres
, tucked in a groove where the two
halves of the thalamus join. The pineal gland produces melatonin, a
serotonin derived hormone which modulates sleep patterns in both circadian
and seasonal cycles.
Enteric Nervous System
is thought to be an energy point or node in the subtle body.
believed to be part of the subtle body, not the physical body, and as
such, are the meeting points of the subtle (non-physical) energy channels
called nadi. Nadi are believed to be channels in the subtle body through
which the life force (prana) (non-physical) or vital energy (non-physical)
claims that stones and crystals have healing powers,
although there is no scientific basis for this claim. In one method, the
practitioner places crystals on different parts of the body, often
corresponding to chakras; or else the practitioner places crystals around
the body in an attempt to construct an energy grid, which is purported to
surround the client with healing energy.
is the Sanskrit word for "life
force" or "vital principle", is all cosmic energy, permeating the Universe
on all levels. Prana is often referred to as the "life force" or "life
energy". It also includes energies present in inanimate objects. In the
literature, prana is sometimes described as originating from the Sun and
connecting the elements of the Universe. This life energy has been vividly
invoked and described in the ancient Vedas and Upanishads.
is a supernatural force believed by the
to be present, in varying degrees, in all objects or persons,
and to be the spiritual force
by which human accomplishment is attained or
Human Magnetic Field
One Mind One Energy
is a term for the channels through which, in traditional Indian
medicine and spiritual science, the energies of the physical body, the
subtle body and the causal body are said to flow. Within this
philosophical framework, the nadis are said to connect at special points
of intensity called nadichakras.
refers to a form of primal energy (or
shakti) located at the base of the spine.
, energy center. Dantian are the Qi Focus
Flow Centers, important focal points for meditative and exercise
techniques such as qigong,
such as t'ai chi ch'uan, and in traditional Chinese
active principle forming part of any living thing. Qi literally translates
as "breath", "air", or "gas", and figuratively as "material energy", "life
force", or "energy flow". Qi is the central underlying principle in
traditional Chinese medicine and
meaning of "open space, vacuity", which is
the absence of matter
region that is devoid of matter.
refers to one of three vehicles or routes
the other two being the Śrāvakayāna (also known as the Hīnayāna) and
is a Tibetan religion.
for "Great Vehicle".
is the primary sacred language of
and Mahāyāna Buddhism, a philosophical language in Hinduism, Jainism,
Buddhism and Sikhism.
signifies behaviours that are
considered to be in accord with rta, the order that makes life and
universe possible, and includes duties, rights, laws, conduct, virtues and
‘‘right way of living
represent the subtle part of the lower
plane of existence. It represents the fourth [higher] subplane of the
physical plane (a hyperplane), the lower three being the states of solid,
liquid, and gaseous matter.
is an array of esoteric doctrines and
physical, mental, and spiritual practices that Taoist initiates use to
prolong life and create an immortal spiritual body that would survive
Yogis Of Tibet (2002)
Mantras Meditation Sanskrit
is a complex concept whose meaning evolved
in Vedic and Upanishadic times. Depending on source and historical
timeline, it means the cosmic man or Self, Consciousness, and Universal
is a form of alternative medicine where Reiki
practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing
through which a "universal energy" is allegedly transferred through the
palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional
or physical healing. Reiki
Reiki Hand Positions for Self-Treatment
is a form of
, known as a
yantra, found in the Shri Vidya school of Hindu tantra. The diagram is
formed by nine interlocking triangles that surround and radiate out from
the central (bindu) point. The two dimensional Sri Chakra, when it is
projected into three dimensions is called a Maha Meru. Mount Meru derives
its name from this Meru like shape.
The Fifth Element Life Mandala Match
Age of Aquarius
is an astrological term denoting either the current or
forthcoming astrological age, depending on the method of calculation.
Astrologers maintain that an astrological age is a product of the earth's
slow precessional rotation and lasts for 2,160 years, on average
(26,000-year period of precession / 12 zodiac signs = 2,160 years). There
are various methods of calculating the length of an astrological age. In
sun-sign astrology, the first sign is Aries, followed by Taurus, Gemini,
Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and
Pisces, whereupon the cycle returns to Aries and through the zodiacal
signs again. Astrological ages, however, proceed in the opposite direction
("retrograde" in astronomy). Therefore, the Age of Aquarius follows the
Age of Pisces. The
5th Dimension - Age of Aquarius - 1969
is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or
disciplines which originated in ancient India. There is a broad variety of
Yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
Among the most well-known types of yoga are Hatha yoga and Rāja yoga.
Yoga Poses with names Chart
Yoga MovesYoga Poses
Yoga for Kids
Yoga is a form of
Yoga is a
A lack of
related to lack of strength.
is deviation from a straight or normal course. Act of bending a joint;
especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between
them is decreased.
is the connection made between
which link the skeletal system into a
functional whole. They are constructed to allow for different degrees and
types of movement. Some joints, such as the knee, elbow, and shoulder, are
self-lubricating, almost frictionless, and are able to withstand
compression and maintain heavy loads while still executing smooth and
precise movements. Other joints such as sutures between the bones of the
skull permit very little movement (only during birth) in order to protect
the brain and the sense organs. The connection between a tooth and the
jawbone is also called a joint, and is described as a fibrous joint known
as a gomphosis. Joints are classified both structurally and functionally.
means bending a person's
joints to produce a distinct cracking or popping sound, often followed by
a feeling of satisfaction or relaxation to the person. It is sometimes
done as part of a joint adjustment routine performed by a chiropractor.
According to a folk belief, the popping of joints, especially knuckles,
leads to arthritis or other joint problems. However, medical research has
so far failed to demonstrate any connection between knuckle cracking and
long-term joint problems. While the cracking mechanism and the resulting
sound is not yet fully understood, it is mainly attributed to nitrogen or
carbon dioxide bubbles building up between the joints.
refers to the absolute
in a joint or series of joints, and length in muscles that
cross the joints to induce a bending movement or motion. Flexibility
varies between individuals, particularly in terms of differences in muscle
length of multi-joint muscles. Flexibility in some joints can be increased
to a certain degree by exercise, with stretching a common exercise
component to maintain or improve flexibility. Quality of life is enhanced
by improving and maintaining a good range of motion in the joints. Overall
flexibility should be developed with specific joint range of motion needs
in mind as the individual joints vary from one to another. Loss of
flexibility can be a predisposing factor for physical issues such as pain
syndromes or balance disorders. Gender, age, and genetics are important
for range of motion. Exercise including stretching and yoga often improves
flexibility. Many factors are taken into account when establishing
personal flexibility: joint structure, ligaments, tendons, muscles, skin,
tissue injury, fat (or adipose) tissue, body temperature, activity level,
age and gender all influence an individual's range of motion about a
joint. Individual body flexibility level is measured and calculated by
performing a sit and reach test, where the result is defined as personal
is a performance art in which performers, contortionists,
showcase their skills
of extreme physical
. Contortion acts often accompany
street performers and other
live performing arts
. Contortion acts are typically performed in front
of a live audience. An act will showcase one or more artists performing a
choreographed set of moves or poses, often to
, which require extreme
flexibility. The physical flexibility required to perform such acts
greatly exceeds that of the general population. It is the dramatic feats
of seemingly inhuman flexibility that captivate audiences. In some
countries, such as Russia and Mongolia, contortion holds special cultural
Yoga Trail Yoga Network
is a branch of yoga. The word
haṭha literally means "force" and thus alludes to a system of physical
is a system of yoga that
Bikram Choudhury synthesized from traditional hatha yoga techniques and
popularized beginning in the early 1970s.
Hang upside down
refers both to the place in which a practitioner (yogi if male, yogini if
female) sits and the posture in which he or she sits. In the Yoga Sutras,
Patanjali defines "asana" as "to be seated in a position that is firm, but
relaxed". Patanjali mentions the ability to sit for extended periods as
one of the eight limbs of his system, known as ashtanga yoga.
Supermind (Integral Yoga)
the intermediary between
and the manifest world, which
enables the transformation of common being into Divine being.
The Bretzel Lean
Downward Facing Dog
Upward Facing Dog
Reclining Spinal Twist
Child’s PoseSleep Improvement Moves
Wind Relieving Pose (Pawanmuktasana) (on back).
Rock-A-Bye Pose (on
back, pull both legs into chest while exhaling).
Legs and feet straight up
in the air while laying on your back (arms stretched out wide).
(on back, slowly swing legs and head side to side).
Shava Asana (lay
flat on back with legs and arms spread wide, palms facing upward).
Yoga for your Hands
This pose will help you lose
weight faster and improve your digestion, while also resolving any
eyesight problems. The technique will also help you in case of circulation
and trembling.Prithvi Mudra:
strength pose can increase the earth element over the fire one. The earth
element can influence the growth of tissues and muscle development while
encouraging healing. It eliminates the fire element, meaning that it
eliminates inflammation as well.Vaayu Mudra:
This pose will improve the oxygen transport to the body’s tissues and calm
your mind.Shunya Mudra:
Mudra pose will relax your body and help you with ear problems, vertigo or
feeling of dullness.Gyan Mudra:
pose of wisdom, as the Gyan Mudra is called, will boost your enthusiasm
and creativity.Varun Mudra:
can help people suffering from arthritis, hormonal disorders and
The pose of
enlightenment can relax your mind and detoxify your body.
the art of controlled movements, which should look and feel
like a workout (not a therapy) when properly manifested. If practiced with
consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops
control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment,
breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and
balance. The core, consisting of the muscles of the abdomen, low back, and
hips, is often called the "powerhouse" and is thought to be the key to a
person's stability. Pilates' system allows for different exercises to be
modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced or to any other
level, and also in terms of the instructor and practitioner's specific
goals and/or limitations. Intensity can be increased over time as the body
conditions and adapts to the exercises.
Meditation or exercise alone will not solve all
. But the ability to meditate and exercise are great
tools to have when mastered. Just remember that continually increasing
your knowledge and understanding of yourself and the world around you will
always be the important part of a strong mind and body. Having many tools
is one thing, knowing how to use your tools effectively and efficiently is
another. And it's not a good idea to always depend on those same tools
always working the same way that you think they will. Awareness is
essential in order to be aware of the changes that life brings.
Exercise Benefits the Body and Mind
is a type of exercise
. Meditation is a type of
exercise. The more you understand a particular type of exercise, the more
you can benefit from it. The more time and learning that you put into an
exercise, the more you can benefit from it. In order to receive you must
first give. In order to receive the most benefits from any type of
exercise you must first learn how to exercise effectively and efficiently,
and also understand the physical and mental changes that you will
experience. Benefits vary depending on the input, and also depending on
how skillful and how knowledgeable you are.
Just because certain people do weird or incredible things with yoga,
meditation or any other type of exercise, this does not mean in anyway
shape or form, that you need to experience these particular levels of
achievement in order to benefit from exercising.
standards and ethics in most everything that we do. These are guidelines,
but not necessarily the boundaries. But if you do explore beyond known
boundaries, you are increasing the risks that might negate certain
benefits. But taking risks are not always bad, as long as you learn from
those experiences and share what you have learned. Not everyone will
follow you and not everyone should. Everyone has their own destiny.
And when people mention spiritual benefits, this also varies from
person to person. The bottom line is, the mind benefits from exercise. But
how much you benefit depends on how much you learn and how much you
practice. Any benefit is better then no benefit at all.
comes from knowledge and
experience. So never get discouraged. Keep learning, keep practicing, keep
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