This article is about another aspect of healing through sounds and vibrations. It is a proven fact in today’s scientific world. Originally published in Speaking Tree by Bhanumati Narsimhan.
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Posted by Richa on March 29, 2012
Posted by Richa on March 20, 2012
Surya Namaskara, like most yogasanas must be performed only on an empty stomach. Therefore there must be a gap of at least two hours after eating and before performing the namaskara.
The physical base of the practice links together twelve asanas in a dynamically performed series. These asanas are ordered so that they alternately stretch the spine backwards and forwards. When performed in the usual way, each asana is moved into with alternate inhalation and exhalation (except for the sixth asana where the breath is held in external suspension). A full round of Surya namaskara is considered to be two sets of the twelve poses with a change in the second set to moving the opposite leg first through the series.
It is a full body and mind workout. It improves posture, flexibility, also balance and stabilise the mind. Enhances concentration and intuition. Burns excess calories and tones the body. Regulates endocrinal system leading to better metabolism and absorption of nutrition. Helps look young through better cell rejuvenation. Excellent alternative to caffeine and other stimulants. Calms the mind and helps get better sleep. Enhances concentration and intuition.
Ideally 12 Surya Namaskaras are performed at one practice. If starting this practice for the first time, it is generally started with fewer (3 to 6) Namaskaras per day, and then gradually increased to 12 Namaskaras per session by the time a week is over.
Posted by Richa on March 19, 2012
The state of no-mind is the state of the divine. God is not a thought but the experience of thoughtlessness. It is not a content in the mind; it is the explosion when the mind is content-less. It is not an object that you can see; it is the very capacity to see. It is not the seen but the seer. It is not like the clouds that gather in the sky, but the sky when there are no clouds. It is that empty sky.
When the consciousness is not going out to any object, when there is nothing to see, nothing to think, just emptiness all around, then one falls upon oneself. There is nowhere to go–one relaxes into one’s source, and that source is God.
Your inner being is nothing but the inner sky. The sky is empty, but it is the empty sky that holds all, the whole existence, the sun, the moon, the stars, the earth, the planets. It is the empty sky that gives space to all that is. It is the empty sky that is the background of all that exists. Things come and go and the sky remains the same.
In exactly the same way, you have an inner sky; it is also empty. Clouds come and go, planets are born and disappear, stars arise and die, and the inner sky remains the same, untouched, untarnished, unscarred. We call that inner sky sakshin, the witness–and that is the whole goal of meditation.
Go in, enjoy the inner sky. Remember, whatsoever you can see, you are not it. You can see thoughts, then you are not thoughts; you can see your feelings, then you are not your feelings; you can see your dreams, desires, memories, imaginations, projections, then you are not them. Go on eliminating all that you can see. Then one day the tremendous moment arrives, the most significant moment of one’s life, when there is nothing left to be rejected. All the seen has disappeared and only the seer is there. That seer is the empty sky.
To know it is to be fearless, and to know it is to be full of love. To know it is to be God, is to be immortal.
Posted by Richa on February 12, 2012
Interlock the fingers of both the hands and keep the thumb of the left hand vertically straight and encircle it with the thumb and the index finger of the right hand.
It generates heat in our body. Supplement milk, ghee, more water and fruit juices to your diet, in addition to practice of this mudra for adding benefits.
Practice it any time you want. But don’t practice it a lot as it produces heat in the body. It can cause sweating even in winter if you practice it longer.
It stops production of phlegm and gives power to lungs.
It cures severe cold and bronchial infection.
It invigorates the body.
Posted by Richa on January 27, 2012
The tips of the middle finger and ring finger touch the tip of thumb, while the index finger touches the base of thumb and little finger stretched out.
It benefits the heart. It relieves even at the time of heart attack. It is as powerful as sorbitrate tablet. It reduces the gas content in the body.
Practice it as many times as you can. Heart patients and BP patients can practice it for 15 minutes daily twice for better results.
It strengthens the heart and regularize palpitation.
It regulates excretory system.
It helps in reducing gastric trouble.
Posted by Richa on January 26, 2012
Bend ring finger and little finger and touch the tip of thumb with their tips keeping the remaining two fingers stretched.
As it is the mudra of life, it improves the power of life. Weak people become strong. It reduces the clamps in blood vessels. If you practice it regularly, you will become active.
No specific time duration. One can practice it any time.
It improves immunity.
It improves the power of eyes and reduces eye related diseases.
It balances the vitamin deficiency and helps reduce fatigue.
Posted by Richa on January 24, 2012
Bend the ring finger and press it with thumb.
It sharpens the center in thyroid gland.
Practice it daily twice for 5 to 15 minutes.
It reduces cholesterol in body and helps in reducing weight.
It reduces anxiety.
It helps balancing indigestion problems.
Posted by Richa on January 22, 2012
Keep the index finger on the base of the thumb and press with thumb keeping the other three fingers straight.
It prevents all the diseases that occur due to the imbalance of the air.
The practice of this mudra for 45 minutes reduces the severity of the disease in 12 to 24 hours. For better results practice it for two months.
It reduces symptoms of Rheumatism, Arthritis, Gout, Parkinson’s disease and paralysis without any medicine.
It is useful for Cervical Spondylitis, paralysis to face and catching of nerve in neck.
It corrects the disorder of gas in the stomach.
Posted by Richa on January 20, 2012
Tip of little finger touches the tip of thumb, with the other three fingers stretched out.
It balances the water content and prevents all diseases which come due to lack of water.
It has no specific time duration and one can practice it according to their time.
It retains clarity in blood by balancing water content in the body.
Prevents the pains of Gastroenteritis and Muscle Shrinkage.
Posted by Richa on January 20, 2012