“You are what you practice most.” ~Richard Carlson
“What are you practicing?” she asked in a gentle, lilting voice.
The entire class was in triangle pose, and at that moment I was comparing my triangle to the young woman’s right next to mine, scolding myself for wobbling out of the pose and simultaneously harassing myself for not being “further along” in my career. (Because if you’re going to hate on yourself, my motto is GO BIG.)
“Are you practicing judgment or comparison?” she tenderly probed.
“WTF!” I thought. “Does this woman have a direct line to my brain?”
“Are you practicing worry or blame?” she continued. “Perhaps you’re practicing patience and love. Notice what you’re practicing and know that you become what you practice. What you practice is what you live.”
I was three days into a five-day yoga retreat and I was far from blissed out. In fact, I had deftly managed to tie myself into a knot of comparison, self-doubt, judgment, confusion, shame, and embarrassment.
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It might take a little coffee or probably a few rounds of beer or any other booze you could get your hands on when it comes to relaxing after a hard day’s work. Well, yeah I’m guilty about that one as well, unless I’m caught dead wearing a lampshade over my head after a few rounds of vodka half-naked! Okay, bad example and I apologize to everyone reading this after getting nightmares about me in that state of drunken stupor.
Just don’t ask how it happened, please.
But what’s really interesting is that how do people go through the usual part of life when faced with vein-popping stress? I mean, the new age thing like Zen or yoga is one of the good things and it actually works. Is there room for the intellectual side of people who can actually smell the roses-in-a-can while on the move? It kind of had me thinking that there really must be something in this ‘mind-over-matter’ thing.
Humor is indeed the best medicine there is whenever you are. I … Read more
Our soul, just like our body, needs food to grow and perform efficiently. We try to get our hands on every possible luxury of life so that we can lead a comfortable life. But besides the availability of several material resources we constantly face cacophony because we fail to pay proper attention to our soul which results in dissatisfaction and frustration. Meditation teaches us to strike a balance between our internal powers and external environment. A person practicing mediation is in a strong position to control his thoughts and emotions to use them positively for his wellbeing.
Though meditation is a healing process of internal structure but it’s not something that must be postponed until one observes the signs of aggravation and agitation in him. You can devote a certain part of the day for this spiritual exercise. Meditation reveals the strengths and weaknesses of your inner being and introduces you to a mechanism that can bring peace to your fast-paced life. Confusion and uncertainty about your own self and regarding fellow beings diminish, which … Read more
Awareness, balanced thinking and well being are the results whenever body, spirit and mind works in full harmony. In actuality, nothing can overcome the sensation of being healthy on all levels. Now-a-days, this can be accomplished by using healing meditation technique. Healing meditation is performed by the reprogramming of negative human thoughts that results in illness. This reprogramming converts negative thoughts into the positive desires to achieve good health.
Human perception of different images does not matter in actual. The majority of people see themselves by means of the eyes of their brains. On the other hand, some can only imagine of the current processes occurring within their body. Few are capable of accepting the fact that anything they imagine is also happening to them in actual. In spite of any of these categories a person belongs, he can actively contribute in healing process. This is the most significant thing one can do.
Chakra System is one of the easiest forms of healing meditation. It brings quite profound effects on a person’s health. The chakras … Read more
Mediation activities and their daily practice is not a new thing as it also belongs to our ancestors. People of old times were very well aware of meditation art and its advantages. Now-a-days, individuals like to include meditation as an indispensable part of their lives to bring an immense distinction in their lifestyle an attitude. The process of mediation includes numerous postures and steps. Most commonly used of these postures are as under.
1. Cross Legged Posture
2. Seated posture
3. Kneeling posture
4. Corpse posture
5. Hand gesture
At present, the most recent technological advancements are considered as the best way of introducing techniques of meditation to people across the globe. Generally, Meditation CD is considered as the best way in this regard.
Meditation plays a vital role in the lives of a lot of people with an aim of cultivating pleasure and internal peace. These are two most important parts of a person’s internal nature. But, the impending barriers in human nervous systems results in deprivation of getting such things.
Therefore, it is … Read more