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Holistic/Alternative/Yoga as Medicine

  1. 1. STYLE Management Workshop <ul><li>S TRESS (Health vs Swa-Stha; Eu-Stress vs Di-Stress, Everything Is Ok vs Not Ok) </li></ul><ul><li>T IME (Scheduling Priorities vs Prioritizing Schedule; Urgency vs Importance; Big Rocks – Small Rocks) </li></ul><ul><li>Y OGA (Oneness/ Whole/ Uniting vs Dualities/ Fragmented/ Separating) </li></ul><ul><li>L IFE (Purpose, Meaning, Value, Laws, Principles->Vision->Mission->Roles->Goals->Q II Tasks; Live (from vs for) Happiness) </li></ul><ul><li>E nlightened Prosperity/ Entrepreneurship/ Organization/ Family/ Self </li></ul>
  2. 2. Inspiration-Guidance-Blessings
  3. 3. &quot;The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.&quot; — Thomas Edison
  4. 4. &quot;In&quot; the World -- Not &quot;of&quot; the World The Realized Yogi lives like a lotus flower. The lotus is both &quot;in&quot; the world, yet not &quot;of&quot; the world. It grows in the soil and water of the world, yet rises above it at the same time. It goes outward (Adhyasa), but is not blinded by Avidya or Ignorance of its true nature . (Avidya-Adhyasa)  
  5. 5. 3 STAGES OF AWARENESS 1) Awareness Manifests Outward to the World 2) In Yoga Each Aspect is Trained 3) Awareness Recedes to the State of Yoga
  6. 6. Measuring Bio-Energy/Liveliness/Aura
  7. 8. The following Kirlian Shots are of Organically Grown Living LENTIL SPROUTS. Shown left, living organically grown Lentil sprout, right out of the health-food-store package. Shown right, living organically grown Lentil sprout, blanched at 140(F) for only 2-3 minutes! Which food has more energy? Which food has more living nutritional benefits? Which &quot;Food&quot; Do You Eat? Living - or  Dead ?
  8. 9. French Fries vs. New Potato? The commercial French fries are compared using  our Kirlian techniques to a new potato, freshly cut. French Fries Fresh (organic) Potato
  9. 10. Organic Orange Juice vs. Pasteurized Orange Juice Pasteurization is to kill the bacteria in liquid &quot;foods&quot;, such as milk. The same technique is used on O.J. Here are the Kirlian investigations: Organic Orange Juice &quot;Commercial&quot; Pasteurized O.J.
  10. 12. The Living Energy Field of an Organic RAW Tomato The Living Energy Field of an Organic COOKED Tomato
  11. 15. Food <ul><li>Awareness , Chewing, Food Meditation, Praying/Blessing Food, Not Eating out (Others Karma), Eg Sri Sri, TV/Business while eating, eating with hands, sitting down and eating, Hunger/ Appetite/Satiety </li></ul><ul><li>Ahara Suddhau; Yatha Annanam Thatha Manah </li></ul><ul><li>Breakfast (never Miss); Dinner – by sunset </li></ul><ul><li>Breakfast like a king, lunch like a layman And dinner like a beggar </li></ul><ul><li>Prasadam: Nuts/Dates/Raisins/Sprouts/Coconut/SoakedLentils </li></ul>
  12. 17. Havard Healthy Eating Pyramid
  13. 23. BodyPart/Function Human/Herbivore Carnivore Length of Small intestine compared to body length 10-12 times 3-6 times Teeth (Majority) Molars Canine Teeth designed for: Grinding Biting Jaw movement Vertical & horizontal Vertical Upper Jaw Static Moves Ptyalin in Saliva Present Absent pH in Stomach Slightly acidic (4-5) Highly acidic (<= 1) Nails Flattened Sharp Claws Colon Long & Sacculant Short & smooth Mouth opening vs Head size Small Large Visual/Audio/Smell of the food Emotionally Pleasing Not-Pleasing Oesophagus Thin Thick
  14. 24. +ve/zero/-ve Prana Foods <ul><li>+ve: Fruits, Nuts, sprouts, greens. Esp AshGourd </li></ul><ul><li>Zero: Tomato & Potato </li></ul><ul><li>-ve: Non-Veg food, Fried Food, Garlic, Onion, Chilli, Asafoeteda. Non Food –ve are mind-alterring “drugs”, intoxicants like alcohol, stimulants like tobacco, tea, coffee, & anti-biotics. </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages of cooking: Enzymes & Vitamins lost, Retains longer in digestive track leads to toxins & bacteria </li></ul>
  15. 36. Fats <ul><li>Needed </li></ul><ul><li>Types – Saturated (No need to intake)/Unsaturated (Needed) </li></ul><ul><li>Plant Fat (Needed/Safe) vs Animal Fat (Not safe) </li></ul><ul><li>Excess calories covert into Fat </li></ul><ul><li>Fat in solid form @ room temp – not ok </li></ul><ul><li>Fat in Liquid form @ room temp – is ok </li></ul>
  16. 39. Organic Ghee from grass fed cows <ul><li>More Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) which is an antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, Essential Fatty Acid, helps weight loss </li></ul><ul><li>Ratio of Omega-6 and Omega-3 Fats: 3:1, where as in daily life 20:1. </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulates digestive fire (or Agni) </li></ul><ul><li>Very high smoke point (~485°F) and its chemical structure does not change at high heat. </li></ul><ul><li>Cow Ghee is considered a sattvic food </li></ul><ul><li>Ghee is a nutrient dense food </li></ul><ul><li>Contains healthy fat soluble vitamins which aids in the absorption of nutrients in foods </li></ul><ul><li>Casein- and Lactose-Free </li></ul><ul><li>Ghee has slightly alkalizing effect </li></ul><ul><li>Ghee is widely used in Ayurvedic massages and supplements </li></ul><ul><li>Ghee keeps skin soft, smooth and lubricated </li></ul><ul><li>Ghee is suitable for all the 3 doshas </li></ul><ul><li>Ghee reduces Bad Cholesterol ( http://freeradicalfederation.com/GheeLowersCholesterol ) </li></ul>
  17. 40. Organic Ghee from grass fed cows <ul><li>Ghee has anti-viral properties </li></ul><ul><li>Ghee contains 65% saturated fat, of which 89% is comprised of short chain fatty acids, such as butyric acid. </li></ul><ul><li>Ghee strengthen cell membranes, support hormone production, and have antimicrobial properties that support digestive health and immune function. </li></ul><ul><li>Ghee helpsing to reduce inflamatory mediators that contribute to inflammatory disorders from cardiovascular disease to arthritis. </li></ul><ul><li>Ghee also contains ample amounts of anti-oxidants such as vitamin A, vitamin E and carotenoids that protect against oxidation – particularly of lipids such as cholesterol and cell membranes throughout the body (ie in blood vessels, etc). </li></ul><ul><li>In India, ghee is used not only as a highly nutritious food, but as a medicinal panacea. It is believed to enhance agni (digestive fire), thus promoting strong digestion and absorption of nutrients – the foundation of good health. </li></ul><ul><li>It also lubricates the digestive tract and softens the bowel, helping to promote healthy elimination and reduce bloating. </li></ul><ul><li>It is cooling and soothing to the tissue and can help to heal inflamed gastric mucosa and ulcerations. </li></ul>
  18. 41. Organic Ghee from grass fed cows <ul><li>It also neutralizes and detoxifies poisons, and helps to break down ama (the toxic build up left over from incomplete digestion) so that it can be eliminated.  </li></ul><ul><li>In the whole body, it is said to nourish and strengthen the tissues – especially nerves, and connective tissue, and enhance life force. </li></ul><ul><li>Its high absorption rate through the intestinal wall makes it a superb carrier of medicinal herbs and spices, which it is thought to drive deep into the body. </li></ul><ul><li>( http://theteacupchronicles.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/the-deliciousness-of-ghee/ ) </li></ul>
  19. 46. FATTY ACIDS <ul><li>Omega-3 Fatty Acid – double bond at carbon 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Omega-6 Fatty Acid – double bond at carbon 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Omega-9 Fatty Acid – double bond at carbon 9 </li></ul><ul><li>*count carbons from the methyl (omega) end </li></ul>
  20. 47. <ul><li>Omega 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Omega 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Omega 9 </li></ul>
  21. 48. FATTY ACIDS <ul><li>CHAIN LENGTH </li></ul><ul><li>Short chain = less than 6 carbons </li></ul><ul><li>Medium chain = 6-10 carbons </li></ul><ul><li>Long chain = 12 or more carbons </li></ul>
  22. 49. Carbohydrates <ul><li>Simple carbohydrates or simple sugars – </li></ul><ul><li>These carbs are broken down and digested very quickly, but most simple carbs contain refined sugars and very few essential vitamins and minerals. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: table sugar, fruit juice, milk, yogurt, honey, molasses, maple syrup and brown sugar. </li></ul><ul><li>Complex carbohydrates – </li></ul><ul><li>The complex carbs take longer to digest and are packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples vegetables, whole grain breads, oatmeal, legumes, brown rice and wheat pasta. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.briancalkins.com/simplevscomplexcarb.htm </li></ul>
  23. 51. 4 grams sugar = 1 teaspoon <ul><li>Guess the teaspoons of sugar in this 12 oz. can of pop! </li></ul>Answer: About 10 teaspoons! 40 g sugar ÷ 4 = 10 teaspoons sugar Nutrition Facts Serving size: 1 can (12 fl. oz.) Amount Per Serving Calories: 160 Total Carbohydrate: 40 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 40 g
  24. 52. These words indicate ADDED sugar <ul><li>Brown Sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Corn Sweetener </li></ul><ul><li>Corn Syrup </li></ul><ul><li>Dextrose </li></ul><ul><li>Fructose </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit Juice Concentrates </li></ul><ul><li>Glucose </li></ul><ul><li>High-fructose Corn Syrup </li></ul><ul><li>Honey </li></ul><ul><li>Invert Sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Lactose </li></ul><ul><li>Maltose </li></ul><ul><li>Malt Syrup </li></ul><ul><li>Molasses </li></ul><ul><li>Raw Sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Sucrose </li></ul><ul><li>Sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Syrup </li></ul>http://mypyramid.gov/pyramid/discretionary_calories_sugars.html
  25. 68. Ayurvedic healing <ul><li>Treats illness as an obstacle on the road to spiritual enlightenment. </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga is one of the means to which ayurveda is used to heal </li></ul><ul><li>Whether thinking the concept of yoga or ayurveda, great reliance is referred to the concept of the mind and everyone’s mind works differently. </li></ul><ul><li>There are multiple solutions to problems and multiple treatments for a given illness </li></ul>
  26. 69. Ayurveda <ul><li>The Science of Life </li></ul><ul><li>The Art of Living </li></ul><ul><li>The Art of Being </li></ul>
  27. 70. <ul><li>Essentially composed of the same elements </li></ul><ul><li>5 =Space Air Fire Water Earth </li></ul>The Inner and Outer Milieu
  28. 71. <ul><li>Biological energies that govern function </li></ul><ul><li>Vata-Space and Air </li></ul><ul><li>Pitta-Fire and Water </li></ul><ul><li>Kapha-Water and Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Physical and Psychological Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Comm0n Disorders of Imbalance </li></ul><ul><li>Common Ways to Regain Balance </li></ul>The Doshas
  29. 72. Vata Physical <ul><li>Thin and bony </li></ul><ul><li>Light </li></ul><ul><li>Dry and rough skin </li></ul><ul><li>Dry and brittle hair </li></ul><ul><li>Hands dry </li></ul><ul><li>Small dull dark </li></ul><ul><li>Thin dark red lips </li></ul><ul><li>Tongue dry pale grey coating </li></ul><ul><li>Variable appetite </li></ul><ul><li>Poor digestion, weak fire </li></ul><ul><li>Prone to constipation </li></ul><ul><li>Irregular mense crampy </li></ul><ul><li>Vigorous exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Insomnia </li></ul><ul><li>Pulse slithers </li></ul><ul><li>Fast speech </li></ul><ul><li>Variable sex appetite </li></ul>
  30. 73. <ul><li>Stong communicator </li></ul><ul><li>Artistic </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptable </li></ul><ul><li>Emotionally sensitive </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritually inclined </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitive to subtle energies </li></ul><ul><li>Charismatic </li></ul><ul><li>Alert </li></ul>Vata Psychological
  31. 74. <ul><li>Arthritis </li></ul><ul><li>Muscle stiffness </li></ul><ul><li>Headaches </li></ul><ul><li>Constipation </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic fatigue </li></ul><ul><li>Dry scaly skin </li></ul><ul><li>Dizzy, ringing ears </li></ul><ul><li>Intolerance to cold </li></ul><ul><li>Food allergies (wheat dairy) </li></ul>Vata Disorders/Imbalance
  32. 75. <ul><li>Gentle exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Meditation daily </li></ul><ul><li>Specific diet </li></ul><ul><li>Time in nature </li></ul><ul><li>Eat in peace </li></ul><ul><li>Bright warming colors (orange and green) </li></ul><ul><li>Massage daily (warm oil sesame) </li></ul><ul><li>Lavendar cinnamon oils for aromatherapy </li></ul><ul><li>Spend time with grounding pitta and kaphas </li></ul>Vata Balance
  33. 76. <ul><li>Aerobics low impact </li></ul><ul><li>Bicycling </li></ul><ul><li>Dancing </li></ul><ul><li>Gymnastics </li></ul><ul><li>Swimming </li></ul><ul><li>Tai Chi </li></ul><ul><li>Walking </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga </li></ul>Vata activities
  34. 77. <ul><li>Grains - heavier like rice wheat quinoa and oat </li></ul><ul><li>Fruits - heavier with sweet and sour taste –mangoes bananas dates oranges grapes </li></ul><ul><li>grapefruits </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetables – heavy moist veggies- squash sweet potatoes avocado cooked carrots </li></ul><ul><li>(broccoli cabbage cauliflower raw onions cause gas) cooked steamed better </li></ul><ul><li>raw not good since difficult to digest </li></ul><ul><li>legumes – difficulty with digestion (mung ok) </li></ul><ul><li>Nuts/seeds – good especially in jut butter and milk form </li></ul><ul><li>Dairy - benefit from grounding and nourishing effects but prone to food allergies </li></ul><ul><li>Oils/fats - important for vatas (sesame olive and ghee </li></ul><ul><li>Seasoning – most beneficial especially sea salt ginger garlic (watch dry pungent) </li></ul><ul><li>Sweeteners – ok in moderation but use honey in moderation due to drying </li></ul><ul><li>Drinks - plenty due to dry state ine ok but beer and alcohol create imbalance </li></ul><ul><li>Meats - ok with grounding and nutrient rich quality deepwater fish chicken red meat </li></ul><ul><li>vata pacifying </li></ul><ul><li>Eat Taste Heal </li></ul>Vata Balancing Diet
  35. 78. Pitta Physical <ul><li>Medium build developed </li></ul><ul><li>Medium height </li></ul><ul><li>Hair fine light </li></ul><ul><li>Oily skin, acne </li></ul><ul><li>Hands hot and sweaty </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes medium penetrating bright </li></ul><ul><li>Teeth yellow and prone to decay </li></ul><ul><li>Tongue moist pink yellow coat </li></ul><ul><li>Strong appetite </li></ul><ul><li>Strong digestion gerd </li></ul><ul><li>Soft loose regular </li></ul><ul><li>Regular mense longer </li></ul><ul><li>Vigorous exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual arousal </li></ul><ul><li>Light sleep not disturbed </li></ul><ul><li>Sweat easily </li></ul><ul><li>Pulse strong stable </li></ul>
  36. 79. <ul><li>Intelligent penetrating ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Courageous </li></ul><ul><li>High acheiver </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate </li></ul><ul><li>Organized planners </li></ul><ul><li>Able to focus on single objective at hand </li></ul><ul><li>joyful </li></ul>Pitta Psychological
  37. 80. <ul><li>Overly intense </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulative </li></ul><ul><li>Stubborn/arrogant </li></ul><ul><li>Jealous/materialistic </li></ul><ul><li>Loud aggressive </li></ul><ul><li>Controlling of others </li></ul><ul><li>Egotistical critical judgemental </li></ul><ul><li>Suppressive of emotion </li></ul><ul><li>Demeaning </li></ul>Pitta Disorder/Imbalance
  38. 81. <ul><li>Avoid stimulants </li></ul><ul><li>Eat in peace </li></ul><ul><li>Meditate time in nature </li></ul><ul><li>Calming exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Cooling colors blue green white </li></ul><ul><li>Rest </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to appreciate kapha and vata types </li></ul><ul><li>Cool showers and oils like sandalwood </li></ul><ul><li>Massage oils like coconut </li></ul><ul><li>Journal to get in touch with emotions </li></ul>Pitta Balancing
  39. 82. Pitta activities <ul><li>Archer y </li></ul><ul><li>Basketball </li></ul><ul><li>Bicycling </li></ul><ul><li>Football </li></ul><ul><li>Ice hockey </li></ul><ul><li>Ice Skating </li></ul><ul><li>Martial Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Mountain Biking </li></ul><ul><li>Skiing </li></ul><ul><li>Soccer </li></ul><ul><li>Surfing </li></ul><ul><li>Tennis </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga </li></ul><ul><li>Weight lifting </li></ul>
  40. 83. <ul><li>Grains - most good basmati quinoa couscous pasta wheat barley </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit - sweet cooling and astringent like pears mangoes apples coconut figs </li></ul><ul><li>cranberries pomegranates </li></ul><ul><li>Veggies - pick bitter cooling kale broccoli zucchini potatoes squash cucumer peas </li></ul><ul><li>Legumes - pitta fire adapted for legumes mung lentils chickpeas soybeans split pea </li></ul><ul><li>Nuts/seeds- less suitable due to oily nature – coconut sunflower almonds ok </li></ul><ul><li>Dairy - good due to cooling- cow ghee cottage cheese panir (water down yogurt) </li></ul><ul><li>Oils/fats - less required but cooling are ok ghee sunflower coconut </li></ul><ul><li>Seasonings – cooling spices and herbs dill fennel cardamom cilantro coriander saffron </li></ul><ul><li>Sweeteners – all types in moderation except molasses (heating) less so honey (mild ht) </li></ul><ul><li>Drinks - plenty! Sweet and astringent fruit juice apple cranberry pomegranate </li></ul><ul><li>beer ok, wine and hard alcohol aggravating </li></ul><ul><li>Meats - less since oily and heating – wite and fresh water fish </li></ul>Pitta Balancing Diet Eat Taste Heal
  41. 84. Kapha Physical <ul><li>Heavy bones broad frame </li></ul><ul><li>Heavy often obese </li></ul><ul><li>Shorter or taller than average </li></ul><ul><li>Oily smooth skin </li></ul><ul><li>Thick oily hair curly </li></ul><ul><li>Hands cool clammy </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes large and calming </li></ul><ul><li>Tongue pink white coating </li></ul><ul><li>Mod appetite </li></ul><ul><li>Slow metabolism </li></ul><ul><li>Well formed stool </li></ul><ul><li>Mense reg mod cramp </li></ul><ul><li>Slow graceful mvmt </li></ul><ul><li>Steady desire for sex </li></ul><ul><li>Deep sleep </li></ul><ul><li>Pulse smooth swanlike </li></ul>
  42. 85. <ul><li>Patient sweet forgiving </li></ul><ul><li>Emotionally stable loving </li></ul><ul><li>Desire to help </li></ul><ul><li>Calm loyal </li></ul><ul><li>Accepting of others </li></ul><ul><li>Stamina </li></ul><ul><li>Homebodies romantic sensual </li></ul><ul><li>Long term memory good listener </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfied with life </li></ul>Kapha Psychological
  43. 86. <ul><li>Greedy hoarding </li></ul><ul><li>Unable to say no </li></ul><ul><li>Easily attached to people and things </li></ul><ul><li>Overly passive, fearful of letting go </li></ul><ul><li>Unable to express thoughts or emotion </li></ul><ul><li>Introverted depressed </li></ul><ul><li>Complacent slow to understand </li></ul>Kapha Disorder/Imbalance
  44. 87. <ul><li>Avoid luxurious lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on nonattachment in daily life </li></ul><ul><li>Time for introspective activity writing meditation </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulating activities (vigorous yoga) </li></ul><ul><li>Bright colors red orange purple gold </li></ul><ul><li>Enlivening music </li></ul><ul><li>Observe seasons and adjust diet and life accordingly </li></ul><ul><li>Flower essense myrrh eucalyptus cedar aroma </li></ul><ul><li>Vary daily routine </li></ul>Kapha Balancing
  45. 88. <ul><li>Aerobics </li></ul><ul><li>Basketball </li></ul><ul><li>Bicycling </li></ul><ul><li>Football </li></ul><ul><li>Jogging </li></ul><ul><li>Rock climbing </li></ul><ul><li>Rowing </li></ul><ul><li>Running </li></ul><ul><li>Tennis </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga </li></ul>Kapha activities
  46. 89. <ul><li>Grains – less but ok for corn millet rye buckwheat </li></ul><ul><li>Fruits - light and astringent apples pears cranberries pomegranate </li></ul><ul><li>Veggies - most broccoli mushrooms celery kale green beans eggplant steam/spiced </li></ul><ul><li>Legumes - great balancing due to dry and astringent mung black red beans lentils </li></ul><ul><li>tofu </li></ul><ul><li>Nuts/seeds – heavy and oily so no but in place of meat- pumpkin and sunflower </li></ul><ul><li>Dairy - avoid (soy better than cow) </li></ul><ul><li>Oils fats light oils like sunflower canola safflower </li></ul><ul><li>Seasonings – all benefit especially spices </li></ul><ul><li>Sweetners - small quantities- raw honey best </li></ul><ul><li>Drinks - only when thirsty but hot spicey like ginger or chai tea, wine better </li></ul><ul><li>Meats - require less but ok for white poultry freshwater fish (roast broil bake) </li></ul><ul><li>Eat Taste Heal </li></ul>Kapha Balancing Diet
  47. 90. <ul><li>Sweet </li></ul><ul><li>Sour </li></ul><ul><li>Salty </li></ul><ul><li>Bitter </li></ul><ul><li>Pungent </li></ul><ul><li>Astringent </li></ul>Food tastes in Ayurveda
  48. 91. <ul><li>Sweet - earth and water </li></ul><ul><li>Sour - earth and fire </li></ul><ul><li>Salty - water and fire </li></ul><ul><li>Bitter - ether and air </li></ul><ul><li>Pungent - air and fire </li></ul><ul><li>Astringent - air and earth </li></ul>Food tastes in Ayurveda
  49. 92. <ul><li>Sweet -most nutritive sugar honey milk butter rice breads </li></ul><ul><li>- build tissue meats pasta </li></ul><ul><li>Sour -improves appetite citrus fruits yorgurt cheese tomatoes </li></ul><ul><li>and digestion pickles vinegar </li></ul><ul><li>-promotes digestion </li></ul><ul><li>Salty -mildy laxative/sedative salt sauces salted meats and fish </li></ul><ul><li>-promotes digestion </li></ul><ul><li>Pungent -stimulates digestion hot peppers salsa ginger radishes </li></ul><ul><li>-clears congestion mustard cloves horseradish (oil) </li></ul><ul><li>Bitter -antiinflamm green leafy veg celery sprouts beets </li></ul><ul><li>-detoxifying lemon rind (alkaloids) </li></ul><ul><li>Astringent -drying beans tea apples cabbage </li></ul><ul><li>-compacts system pomegranates cauliflower dark leafy </li></ul><ul><li>greens (tanins) </li></ul><ul><li>Chopra Center Herbal Handbook </li></ul>In General
  50. 93. Sweet <ul><li>Almonds </li></ul><ul><li>Comfrey root </li></ul><ul><li>Dates </li></ul><ul><li>Fennel </li></ul><ul><li>Faxseed </li></ul><ul><li>Licorice maidenhar fern </li></ul><ul><li>Marshmallow </li></ul><ul><li>Psyllium </li></ul><ul><li>Raisins </li></ul><ul><li>Sesame seeds </li></ul><ul><li>Slippery elm </li></ul><ul><li>Soloman seal </li></ul><ul><li>Relatively uncommon </li></ul><ul><li>Alleviates Pitta and Vata </li></ul><ul><li>When in excess, exacerbates Kapha </li></ul><ul><li>Nutritive, tonic and rejunvenative </li></ul><ul><li>The Yoga of Herbs </li></ul>
  51. 94. Sour <ul><li>Hawthorne berry </li></ul><ul><li>Lemon </li></ul><ul><li>Lime </li></ul><ul><li>Raspberries </li></ul><ul><li>Rose hips </li></ul><ul><li>Liquefies Kapha </li></ul><ul><li>Aggravates Pitta </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulant, promotes digestion, increases appetite </li></ul><ul><li>Largely from the acid in plants like fruit </li></ul><ul><li>The Yoga of Herbs </li></ul>
  52. 95. Salty <ul><li>Epsom salts </li></ul><ul><li>Irish moss </li></ul><ul><li>Kelp </li></ul><ul><li>Rock salt </li></ul><ul><li>Sea salt </li></ul><ul><li>Sea weed </li></ul><ul><li>In small amount promotes digestion and increases appetite </li></ul><ul><li>Alleviates V ata </li></ul><ul><li>Liquefies Kapha </li></ul><ul><li>In excess aggravates Pitta </li></ul><ul><li>The Yoga of Herbs </li></ul>
  53. 96. Pungent <ul><li>Angelica </li></ul><ul><li>Asafoetida </li></ul><ul><li>Basil </li></ul><ul><li>Bayberry </li></ul><ul><li>Bay leaf </li></ul><ul><li>Black pepper </li></ul><ul><li>Camphor </li></ul><ul><li>Cardamom </li></ul><ul><li>Cayenne </li></ul><ul><li>Cinnamon </li></ul><ul><li>Cloves </li></ul><ul><li>Coriander </li></ul><ul><li>Cumin </li></ul><ul><li>Ephedra </li></ul><ul><li>Eucalyptus </li></ul><ul><li>Garlic </li></ul><ul><li>Horseradish </li></ul><ul><li>Mustard </li></ul><ul><li>Onions </li></ul><ul><li>Oregano </li></ul><ul><li>Peppermint </li></ul><ul><li>Prickly ash </li></ul><ul><li>Rosemary </li></ul><ul><li>Sage </li></ul><ul><li>Sassafras </li></ul><ul><li>Spearmint </li></ul><ul><li>Thyme </li></ul><ul><li>valerian </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulating promotes digestion increases appetite </li></ul><ul><li>The Yoga of Herbs </li></ul>
  54. 97. Bitter <ul><li>Aloe </li></ul><ul><li>Barbaerry </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed thistle </li></ul><ul><li>Blue flag </li></ul><ul><li>Chapparal </li></ul><ul><li>Chrysanthemum </li></ul><ul><li>Dandelion </li></ul><ul><li>Echinacea </li></ul><ul><li>Gentian </li></ul><ul><li>Golden seal </li></ul><ul><li>Pao d’Arco </li></ul><ul><li>Peruvian bark </li></ul><ul><li>Rhubarb </li></ul><ul><li>Rue </li></ul><ul><li>Tansy </li></ul><ul><li>Yarrow </li></ul><ul><li>Detoxifying antibacterial germicidal </li></ul><ul><li>Restores sense of taste </li></ul><ul><li>Clears Pitta and Kapha </li></ul><ul><li>Antiinflammatory </li></ul><ul><li>The Yoga of Herbs </li></ul>
  55. 98. Astringent <ul><li>Cranesbill </li></ul><ul><li>Lotus seeds </li></ul><ul><li>Mullein </li></ul><ul><li>Plantain </li></ul><ul><li>Pomegranate </li></ul><ul><li>Raspberry leaves </li></ul><ul><li>Sumach </li></ul><ul><li>Uva ursi </li></ul><ul><li>White pond lily </li></ul><ul><li>Witch hazel </li></ul><ul><li>Alleviates Kapha and Pitta </li></ul><ul><li>Sedative, stops diarrhea, aids healing </li></ul><ul><li>Exacerbates Vata </li></ul><ul><li>The Yoga of Herbs </li></ul>
  56. 99. Aerobic Stretching/Asana
  57. 107. Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy <ul><li>http://images.chiromatrixbase.com/3d_spine_simulator/nerve_chart/index.htm </li></ul>
  58. 115. NORMAL COLON The below depicts a healthy colon and the reflex points corresponding to various body organs and health conditions. ABNORMAL COLON The colon depicted above is characteristic to a person who consumes mixed-cooked foods, including an average amount of meat and starches.
  59. 119. Colon Hydro Therapy / Colonics
  60. 120. Aerobic Stretching/Asana <ul><li>Asana </li></ul><ul><li>Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskara) </li></ul><ul><li>Dhand & Baithak (Hanuman Vyayama Shala) </li></ul><ul><li>Physical+Breath </li></ul><ul><li>Anatomy/Ailment based Asanas </li></ul><ul><li>Chakra/Plexus/EndocrineSystem Balance </li></ul><ul><li>Solution for Chiropractic issues </li></ul>
  61. 121. <ul><li>http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/finder/anatomical_focus  - Anatomical Yoga Poses </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/finder/therapeutic_focus/  - Therapeutic Yoga Poses </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/finder/browse_categories - All Categories Poses - Seated, Standing, Twists, Back Bend, Forward Bend, Inversions </li></ul>Cat Pose (Marjaryasana) <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Stretches the back torso and neck </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a gentle massage to the spine and belly organs </li></ul><ul><li>Therapeutic Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Stress </li></ul>Cow Pose (Bitilasana) <ul><li>Anatomical Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Uterus </li></ul>
  62. 122. Surya Namaskara <ul><li>A good example of Asanas can be seen in the practice of Surya Namaskara (Salute to the sun). It only involves forward and backward bending but the practice can also include additional elements such as breath synchronisation, mantra repetition, Chakra concentration. </li></ul><ul><li>This takes the simpler version to a more absorbing sophisticated version. </li></ul><ul><li>The following pages describe the full practice which is essentially a classical method of preparation, for advanced Yogas such as Kundalini Yoga and Kriya Yoga. </li></ul>
  63. 123. Surya Namaskar <ul><li>13 Mantras </li></ul><ul><li> Mitraya Namah The Friend of All </li></ul><ul><li> Ravaye Namah The Shining One </li></ul><ul><li> Suryaya Namah The One who induces Activity </li></ul><ul><li> Bhanave Namah The One who Illuminates </li></ul><ul><li> Khagaya Namah The One who moves quickly in the Sky </li></ul><ul><li> Pushne Namah The Giver of Strength </li></ul><ul><li> Hiranyagarbhaya Namah The bright Centre of All Energy </li></ul><ul><li> Marichaye Namah The Lord of Dawn </li></ul><ul><li> Adityaya Namah The Son of Aditi </li></ul><ul><li> Savitre Namah The Benevolent Mother </li></ul><ul><li> Arkaya Namah The One who is fit to be Praised </li></ul><ul><li> Bhaskaraya Namah The One who leads to Enlightenment </li></ul><ul><li> Srisavitrusuryanarayanaya Namah The Surya (Sun) </li></ul>
  64. 124. <ul><li>Position 1 - Pranamasana (Prayer Pose) </li></ul><ul><li>Breath Exhale </li></ul><ul><li>Chakra Anahata </li></ul><ul><li>Surya mantra Om Mitraya Namaha </li></ul><ul><li>Bija mantra Om hram </li></ul><ul><li>Muscles postural, from soles of feet to crown of the head </li></ul><ul><li>Organs/glands cerebellum, thymus </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits establishes balance, concentration ,calmness </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual raising consciousness to higher levels of awareness </li></ul>
  65. 125. <ul><li>Position 2 - Hasta Utthanasana (Raised Arm Pose) </li></ul><ul><li>Breath Inhale </li></ul><ul><li>Chakra Vishuddhi </li></ul><ul><li>Surya mantra Om Ravaye Namaha </li></ul><ul><li>Bija mantra Om hrim </li></ul><ul><li>Muscles back, shoulders, arms, chest, abdomen </li></ul><ul><li>Organs/glands kidneys, intestines, lungs, adrenal glands , thyroid / parathyroid, </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits opening emotionally, corrects poor posture </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Invoking the grace and power of higher forces </li></ul>
  66. 126. <ul><li>Position 3 - Padahastasana (Hand to Feet Pose) </li></ul><ul><li>Breath Exhale </li></ul><ul><li>Chakra Swadhisthana </li></ul><ul><li>Surya mantra Om Suryaya Namaha </li></ul><ul><li>Bija mantra Om hroom </li></ul><ul><li>Muscles hamstrings, buttocks, </li></ul><ul><li>back, neck, shoulders </li></ul><ul><li>Organs/glands GIT, kidneys, thyroid </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits improves digestion, circulation & respiration </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual surrender to the powerful forces of gravity </li></ul>
  67. 127. <ul><li>Position 4 - Ashwa Sanchalanasana (Equestrian Pose) </li></ul><ul><li>Breath inhale </li></ul><ul><li>Chakra Ajna </li></ul><ul><li>Surya mantra Om Bhanave Namaha </li></ul><ul><li>Bija mantra Om hraim </li></ul><ul><li>Muscles legs, buttocks, abdomen, thorax and neck </li></ul><ul><li>Organs cerebellum </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits sense of balance, centre of gravity </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual removes darkness from delusions </li></ul>
  68. 128. <ul><li>Position 5 - Parvatasana (Mountain Pose) </li></ul><ul><li>Breath exhale </li></ul><ul><li>Chakra Vishuddhi </li></ul><ul><li>Surya mantra Om Khagaya Namaha </li></ul><ul><li>Bija mantra Om hraum </li></ul><ul><li>Muscles legs, buttocks, abdomen, thorax and neck </li></ul><ul><li>Organs cerebellum, tones spinal nerves </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits sense of balance, centre of gravity,improves circulation </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Salute to the one by whom time is measured </li></ul>
  69. 129. <ul><li>Position 6 - Ashtanga Namaskara (Salute With 8 Points) </li></ul><ul><li>Breath retain breath (out) </li></ul><ul><li>Chakra Manipura </li></ul><ul><li>Surya mantra Om Pushne Namaha </li></ul><ul><li>Bija mantra Om hraha </li></ul><ul><li>Muscles legs, buttocks, abdomen, thorax and neck, shoulders, forearms </li></ul><ul><li>Organs recharges solar plexus, stimulates metabolism, Adrenal glands, Kidneys </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits strengthening and nourishing the body </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Salute to the giver of strength </li></ul>
  70. 130. <ul><li>Position 7 - Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) </li></ul><ul><li>Breath inhale </li></ul><ul><li>Chakra Swadhisthana </li></ul><ul><li>Surya mantra Om Hiranya Garbhaya Namaha </li></ul><ul><li>Bija mantra Om hram </li></ul><ul><li>Muscles stretches abdomen ms,anterior neck ms strengthens posterior back ms </li></ul><ul><li>Organs kidney and liver, digestive system </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits Good for asthma, constipation </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual praying to the awakening of creativity </li></ul>
  71. 131. <ul><li>Position 8 - Parvatasana (Mountain Pose) </li></ul><ul><li>Breath exhale </li></ul><ul><li>Chakra Vishuddhi </li></ul><ul><li>Surya mantra Om Marichaye Namaha </li></ul><ul><li>Bija mantra Om hrim </li></ul><ul><li>Muscles legs, buttocks, abdomen, back and neck </li></ul><ul><li>Organs thyroid </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits stretches spinal nerves, circulation </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual salutations to the lord of the dawn </li></ul>
  72. 132. <ul><li>Position 9 - Ashwa Sanchalanasana (Equestrian Pose) </li></ul><ul><li>Breath inhale </li></ul><ul><li>Chakra Ajna </li></ul><ul><li>Surya mantra Om Adityaya Namaha </li></ul><ul><li>Bija mantra Om hroom </li></ul><ul><li>Muscles stretches hip flexor ms, strengthens quads loosens tight hips </li></ul><ul><li>Organs massages abdominal organs, nervous system </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits nervous system, pineal gland </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual salutations to he who illumines </li></ul>
  73. 133. <ul><li>Position 10 - Padahastasana (Hand to Feet Pose) </li></ul><ul><li>Breath Exhale </li></ul><ul><li>Chakra Swadhisthana </li></ul><ul><li>Surya mantra Om Savitre Namaha </li></ul><ul><li>Bija mantra Om hraim </li></ul><ul><li>Muscles stretches hamstrings, buttocks, </li></ul><ul><li>back, Posterior neck, shoulders ms </li></ul><ul><li>Organs/glands GIT, kidneys, thyroid </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits improves digestion, circulation & respiration </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual salutations to the benevolent mother forces of gravity </li></ul>
  74. 134. <ul><li>Position 11 - Hasta Utthanasana (Raised Arm Pose) </li></ul><ul><li>Breath Inhale </li></ul><ul><li>Chakra Vishuddhi </li></ul><ul><li>Surya mantra Om Arkaya Namaha </li></ul><ul><li>Bija mantra Om hraum </li></ul><ul><li>Muscles back, shoulders, arms, chest, abdomen </li></ul><ul><li>Organs/glands kidneys, intestines, lungs, adrenal glands , thyroid/parathyroid, </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits opening emotionally, corrects poor posture </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual salutations to he who is fit to be praised power of higher forces </li></ul>
  75. 135. <ul><li>Position 12 - Pranamasana (Prayer Pose) </li></ul><ul><li>Breath Exhale </li></ul><ul><li>Chakra Anahata </li></ul><ul><li>Surya mantra Om Bhaskaraya Namaha </li></ul><ul><li>Bija mantra Om hraha </li></ul><ul><li>Muscles postural, from soles of feet to crown of the head </li></ul><ul><li>Organs/glands cerebellum, thymus </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits sense of balance, centre of gravity, concentration </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual salutations to he who leads to enlightenment </li></ul>
  76. 137. Rythmic Breathing/Pranayama <ul><li>Normally we only use about 10 – 15% of our lung capacity while breathing. In Pranayama we utilize almost 96% of our lung capacity. </li></ul><ul><li>This comes from the slow breathing. In nature we see a relationship between the rate of breathing and the life span. The fewer breaths per minute an animal takes, the longer life span tends to be. For instance: Dogs: 50 – 80 breaths per minute: Live: 11 years Horses: 30 breaths per minute: Live: 30 years Elephants: 15 – 20 breaths per minute: Live: 100 years Man: 12 – 15 breaths per minute: Live: 160 years(This is ideally) Turtle: 5 – 10 breaths per minute: Live: 500 years Snake: 3 breaths per minute: Live 1000 years Normally we breathe about 15 breaths per minute. During pranayama this slows down to about 3 per minute. </li></ul><ul><li>By holding the air inside (Kumbhaka) the mind and intellect expands </li></ul><ul><li>By holding the emptiness (Shoonyaka) the dissolution of the ego takes place. </li></ul><ul><li>Alternates every 45 mins, Surya/Hot/Right, Chandra/Cool/Left, Sandhya, Mudra/PranaFlowIntoLobes/Parts </li></ul><ul><li>Om </li></ul>
  77. 144. Why Meditate? <ul><li>Meditation is a way of settling in oneself, at the innermost core of your being. Once you have found the center of your existence, you will have found both your roots and your wings. </li></ul><ul><li>The roots are in existence, making you a more integrated human being, an individual. And the wings are in the fragrance that is released by being in contact with existence. The fragrance consists of freedom, love, compassion, authenticity, sincerity, a sense of humor, and a tremendous feeling of blissfulness. </li></ul><ul><li>The roots make you an individual, and the wings give you the freedom to love, to be creative, to share unconditionally the joy that you have found. The roots and wings come together. They are two sides of one experience, and that experience is finding the center of your being. </li></ul><ul><li>We are continuously moving on the circumference, always somewhere else far away from our own being, always directed towards others. When all this is dropped, when all objects are dropped, when you close your eyes to all that is not you –even your mind, your heartbeats are left far behind – only a silence remains. </li></ul><ul><li>In this silence you will settle slowly into the center of your being, and then the roots will grow on their own accord, and the wings too. You need not worry about them. You cannot do anything about them. They come on their own. </li></ul><ul><li>You simply fulfill one condition: that is, to be at home – and the whole existence becomes a bliss to you, a benediction. </li></ul>
  78. 145. Why Meditate? <ul><li>The inner revolution brings freedom and the only way to make oneself go through the inner revolution is meditation. Meditation simply means learning to forget all that you have learned. It is a process of de-conditioning, a process of de-hypnosis. </li></ul><ul><li>The society has burdened everybody with thousands of thoughts. Meditation simply helps you to come out of that world of thoughts, into a state of silence. It is a process of cleaning your slate completely, it is emptying all that has been forced and stuffed inside you. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you are empty, spacious, silent, clean, the revolution has happened, the sun has risen; then you live in its light! And to live in the light of your inner sun is to live rightly. In fact that is the only way to live. Others are only dying, just dying slowly, moving in a queue that goes on becoming shorter and shorter every moment, and any moment you may be the first in the queue. In fact everybody is trying to be first in the queue; a great desire to be the first everywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>The ordinary life is only called life – it is not. It is only so-called life. It is a process of gradual death or to be more accurate, a process of gradual suicide. </li></ul><ul><li>The moment you become silent and aware and clear and your inner sky is full of delight, you know the first taste of true life. One can call it god, one can call it enlightenment, one can call it liberation; the experience of truth, love, freedom, bliss – different names but the phenomenon is the same </li></ul>
  79. 146. What is Meditation? <ul><li>The inner revolution brings freedom and the only way to make oneself go through the inner revolution is meditation. Meditation simply means learning to forget all that you have learned. It is a process of de-conditioning, a process of de-hypnosis. </li></ul><ul><li>The society has burdened everybody with thousands of thoughts. Meditation simply helps you to come out of that world of thoughts, into a state of silence. It is a process of cleaning your slate completely, it is emptying all that has been forced and stuffed inside you. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you are empty, spacious, silent, clean, the revolution has happened, the sun has risen; then you live in its light! And to live in the light of your inner sun is to live rightly. In fact that is the only way to live. Others are only dying, just dying slowly, moving in a queue that goes on becoming shorter and shorter every moment, and any moment you may be the first in the queue. In fact everybody is trying to be first in the queue; a great desire to be the first everywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>The ordinary life is only called life – it is not. It is only so-called life. It is a process of gradual death or to be more accurate, a process of gradual suicide. </li></ul><ul><li>The moment you become silent and aware and clear and your inner sky is full of delight, you know the first taste of true life. One can call it god, one can call it enlightenment, one can call it liberation; the experience of truth, love, freedom, bliss – different names but the phenomenon is the same </li></ul>
  80. 147. Meditation is: Scientific An Experiment Non-doing A Jump Silence Witnessing Intelligence Emptiness Not Escapist Paradise Oneness Delight A Cleansing Recreation A Knack Creative Playful Relaxation Mastery Rest Cool Awareness Remembrance In the Present In the Gap A Flowering A Happening Your Nature Freedom Understanding Sensitivity Alertness Growing Up Fun Coming Home Transformation Clarity Living Joyously Whole/All-Inclusive
  81. 148. Meditation vs Concentration Going Beyond Mind (Infinite) Making Mind Stronger (Finite) Pure/One Consciousness Dual Consciousness No separation/Flow between in-out Observer-Observed Result is relaxation Result is tiredness Can become 24 phenomena Cannot become 24 phenomena You cannot meditate You can concentrate You can be in meditation You cannot be in concentration meditation is divine Concentration is human Born with It, Not New (?/Turiya) Part of Mind Is your nature Is not your nature No-will, state of inaction Willed act, state of doing Being in Present Past (Assumptions) or future (conclusion) Leader Consciousness Follower Consciousness Expansion of Conciousness (Sunrays on Earth) Focus of Conciousness (Sunrays thru lens) No-Choice, Witness Choose One, Ignore rest (Eg Listen) Witness, Aware, Observe (Satva) (Child Eg) Ignore (Tamas) or Attend/Educate (Rajas)
  82. 149. Misconceptions about Meditation <ul><li>Only for people who are on a spiritual search. </li></ul><ul><li>The benefits of meditation are manifold. Chief among them are the ability to relax and to be aware without effort. Useful tools for just about everyone! </li></ul><ul><li>A practice to gain “peace of mind.” </li></ul><ul><li>Peace of mind is a contradiction in terms. By its very nature the mind is a chronic commentator. What you can discover through meditation is the knack of finding the distance between yourself and the commentary, so that the mind, with its constant circus of thoughts and emotions, no longer intrudes on your inherent state of silence. </li></ul><ul><li>A mental discipline or effort to control or “tame” the mind, to become more mindful. </li></ul><ul><li>Meditation is neither a mental effort nor an attempt to control the mind. Effort and control involve tension, and tension is antithetical to the state of meditation. Besides, there is no need to control the mind, only to understand it and how it works. The meditator does not need to tame his mind, to become more mindful, but to grow more in consciousness. </li></ul><ul><li>Focusing, concentrating or contemplating. </li></ul><ul><li>Focusing, like concentrating is a narrowing of awareness. You concentrate on one object to the exclusion of everything else. By contrast, meditation is all-inclusive, your consciousness is expanded. The contemplator is focused on an object – perhaps a religious object, a photograph or on an inspiring aphorism. The meditator is simply aware, but not of anything in particular. </li></ul><ul><li>A new experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Not necessarily – sportsmen know this space, which they refer to as “the zone.” Artists know it – through singing, painting, playing music. We can know it through gardening, playing with the kids, walking on the beach or making love. Even as children we may have had experiences of it. Meditation is a natural state and one that you have almost certainly tasted, although perhaps without knowing the name of the flavor </li></ul>
  83. 150. Guidelines to Freedom (Meditation) <ul><li>The 3 Essentials: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relaxation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No-Judgement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be Playful (Non-Serious) </li></ul><ul><li>Be Patient (Non-Rushing) </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t look for results (Path Oriented & Not Goal) </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciate Unawareness </li></ul><ul><li>You are neither your experiences, nor what you see </li></ul><ul><li>The Observer is not the Witness </li></ul><ul><li>Meditation is a Art & Science </li></ul>
  84. 151. The 3 Essentials, Pre-Reqs, Attitudes Essentials PreReqs Attitude towards Thoughts Relaxation Bit Hungry/Tired Total Acceptance Watching Physically dead No-Holding On/Let-Go No-Judgement Non-Expectation Non-Resistance/Don't Reject
  85. 152. Sleep vs Meditation/Awareness (Yog Nidra/Dhyan) <ul><li>What is Mediation </li></ul><ul><li>Misconceptions of Meditation </li></ul><ul><li>Why should you come out of meditation (SSY): </li></ul><ul><li>Physiological Changes: </li></ul><ul><li>Deep Impressions/Stress create chemical deposits which are not being able to flush out during sleep. Only very deep rest helps. All Chronic ailments are result of accumulation of these blockage of chemical deposits where some parts of the system are damaged. </li></ul><ul><li>You being a “Some-body” restrict the Pranic flow. As you move to A-Karma, to your Infinite nature, Prana becomes Abundant. Like a brush, this HIGH Prana, cleans out these deep deposits. </li></ul>
  86. 153. Electro Encephalo Graph (EEG) <ul><li>Delta/Theta/Alpha/Beta/Gamma/ </li></ul><ul><li>Mind Power (5%)/Memory </li></ul><ul><li>Left/Right Brain; Coherence </li></ul><ul><li>Meditation vs Medication </li></ul><ul><li>Swa-stha vs Health </li></ul>
  87. 154. PH Balance, Meditation and Disease Do you remember back in chemistry class the PH scale ? It goes from 0-14, 0-7 = acidic, 7 = neutral, and 7-14 = alkaline. Did you know that all people with disease , from diabetes to cancer (especially cancer), have an acidic PH ? Researchers have proven that meditation alone , without any changes in exercise or diet, can raise the PH to healthier levels.
  88. 161. Meditation's positive effect on just a few of your body's chemicals <ul><li>GABA </li></ul><ul><li>Are you aware that people who regularly meditate have considerably increased levels of the neurotransmitters GABA? What is GABA and what makes it so good? </li></ul><ul><li>GABA (gamma- amino-butyric-acid) is one of the major inhibitory neurotransmitters in the central nervous system and is best known for stabilizing mood disorders . Anxiety, tension, insomnia, and epilepsy are believed to be due to the failure to produce adequate levels of GABA . </li></ul><ul><li>In a study at Yale, people with panic disorder were found to have 22% less GABA than people without panic disorder. Addicts, including those addicted to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, caffeine, food, gambling, and even shopping, all have one thing in common; not enough of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA. GABA is very important. </li></ul>
  89. 162. <ul><li>DHEA </li></ul><ul><li>Are you aware that people who regularly practice meditation have dramatically boosted levels of the hormone DHEA ? What is DHEA and what makes it so good? </li></ul><ul><li>We now know that low levels of DHEA (De-hydro-epi-androsterone) are strongly associated with heart attack risk, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, and chronic fatigue. It enhances memory, alleviates depression, and causes a remarkable improvement in a person's sense of psychological and physical well-being. </li></ul><ul><li>Lastly, we know that it so strongly supports the immune system that many scientists have become convinced that a deficiency of this very hormone factors extensively in the immune system's collapse during old age . </li></ul><ul><li>It improves sleep, and seems to decreases stress , and increase the sex drive in some people. Do you think DHEA is important? </li></ul>
  90. 163. <ul><li>Melatonin </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know that those who consistently practice meditation have dramatically boosted levels of the hormone Melatonin ? What is Melatonin and what makes it so beneficial? </li></ul><ul><li>Melatonin is a hormone manufactured in the brain by the pineal gland, from the amino acid tryptophan. Levels of melatonin in the blood peak before bedtime and its function is to create restful sleep . </li></ul><ul><li>Stress significantly lowers melatonin levels. Research has also revealed that it is a powerful antioxidant . Do you sleep like a baby every night? Now you can. </li></ul>
  91. 164. <ul><li>Serotonin </li></ul><ul><li>Are you aware that those who regularly meditate have significantly increased levels of the hormone Serotonin ? What is Serotonin and why is it so good? </li></ul><ul><li>Serotonin is a main neurotransmitter and neuropeptide that influences mood and behavior in many ways. Depleted serotonin levels are linked to depression, obesity, insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, migraine headaches, premenstrual syndrome, and fibromyalgia. </li></ul><ul><li>It is used in treating anxiety and depression related disorders, drugs like Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft boost serotonin. Do you think Serotonin is important? </li></ul>
  92. 165. <ul><li>Endorphins </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know that those who consistently practice meditation have considerably higher levels of Endorphins ? What are Endorphins and what makes them so beneficial? </li></ul><ul><li>Endorphins are a category of neurotransmitters created by the body and used internally as a pain killer. This categories of compounds gives an all-encompassing sense of happiness . They are thought to reduce blood pressure and have been linked in the fight against cancer . </li></ul><ul><li>Endorphins are most well known to those who exercise, producing what is known as 'runner's high' . To sum, Endorphins are extremely beneficial plus they make you feel really good . </li></ul>
  93. 166. <ul><li>HGH </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know that those who regularly practice deep meditation have dramatically boosted levels of Growth Hormone (HGH)? What is HGH and what makes it so good? </li></ul><ul><li>Your body naturally produces growth hormone - it stimulated growth throughout your childhood and sustains your tissues and organs all the way through your life. Starting in your 40s, your pituitary gland, the pea-sized structure at the base of your brain where growth hormone is produced, gradually decreases the amount of HGH it creates. </li></ul><ul><li>The body's diminishing supply of HGH causes the frailty that comes with aging - decreased bone density, decreased muscle mass, more body fat , weakening heart contractions, poor mood and motivation , and poor exercise capacity. You can see why so many people have been taking HGH! HGH is very important! </li></ul>
  94. 167. <ul><li>Cortisol </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know that those who consistently meditate have significantly lower levels of the hormone Cortisol? What is Cortisol and what makes it so harmful? </li></ul><ul><li>Higher and more prolonged levels of Cortisol, an age accelerating hormone , in the bloodstream has been found to have effects such as decreased bone density , elevated blood pressure, suppressed thyroid function, weakened cognitive performance, chronic stress , blood sugar imbalances such as hyperglycemia, decrease in muscle tissue , lowered immunity and inflammatory responses in the body, increased abdominal fat, which is related to many more health problems than fat deposited in other areas of the body, heart attacks , strokes, the increase of higher levels of &quot;bad&quot; cholesterol (LDL) and lower levels of &quot;good&quot; cholesterol (HDL), which leads to other health problems. In other words, too much cortisol is very damaging . </li></ul>
  95. 174. Sleep vs Meditation/Awareness (Yog Nidra/Dhyan) <ul><li>Yog Nidra/ Tratak / 108 Methods/ Awareness / Ana-Pana-Sati/Soham/Prana(7 Levels),Thought Awareness/ 3-min/7-min/Guided/ </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Body: Breath in/out </li></ul><ul><li>Etheric Body: Influence in/out (Repulse & Attract) </li></ul><ul><li>Astral Body: Magnetic forces in/out (Powerful/hopeful) </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Body: Thoughts in/out </li></ul><ul><li>Prana Body: Life/Death in/out. (Animals unaware of this body, hence cannot suicide) </li></ul><ul><li>Sixth Body: Creation/Destruction (Ego dies here); Srishti/Pralaya; Brahma/Shiva; Everything that is coming in and out is you. He cannot kill, ‘cos he is that ! </li></ul><ul><li>Nirvana Body: Being/NonBeing, existence & NonExistence. Religions are started by them ! </li></ul>
  96. 175. “ The Meditation technique simply and naturally allows the mind to settle down to experience a state of inner coherence and calm during which time the left and right hemispheres, and the front and back of the brain, begin to work in harmony with each other. This brain wave coherence has been correlated with improvements in memory, problem-solving and decision-making abilities. This change in brain functioning also affects the rest of the physiology, reducing high blood pressure, strengthening the heart, and overall improving health.” During the Meditation program, early (sensory) components of the brain’s response to somatosensory stimuli are more widely distributed across the cortex, indicating greater participation of the whole brain in the response to a stimulus.
  97. 176. The Meditation technique has been shown to be the most effective health and wellness program there is. Nothing we know of is as effective for promoting good health and reducing health-care utilization and medical expenses.” Patients with high blood pressure who learned the Meditation program showed a significant reduction of systolic and diastolic blood pressure after three months, in contrast to those randomly assigned to a control technique or to those who received health education on how to reduce blood pressure through diet and exercise.  BE LESS STRESSED Reduced high blood pressure
  98. 177. THINK CLEARLY Broad comprehension and ability to focus Meditation promotes stillness—and when you are still is the only time you can think, the only time you can focus. When you have distractions and noise in your mind, you can’t comprehend properly and you can’t do your job. Comprehension comes from stillness, focus comes from stillness, and TM is the practice of touching that stillness for a few minutes twice a day.” Field independence has been associated with a greater ability to assimilate and structure experience, greater organization of mind and cognitive clarity, improved memory, greater creative expression, and a stable internal frame of reference. The results show that practice of the Meditation technique develops greater field independence. This improvement in meditators is remarkable because it was previously thought that these basic perceptual abilities do not improve beyond early adulthood. 
  99. 178. BE MORE CREATIVE Increased creativity “ I have never missed a meditation in 34 years. I meditate once in the morning and once in the afternoon for about 20 minutes each time. Then I  go about the business of my day. I find the joy of the ‘doing’ increases. Creativity increases. Intuition increases. The pleasure of life grows. And  negativity recedes.” This study used the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking to measure figural and verbal creativity in a control group and in a group that subsequently learned the Meditation technique. On the post-test 5 months later, the Meditation group scored significantly higher on figural originality and flexibility and on verbal fluency. 
  100. 179. BE CENTERED Inner calm “ I have been practicing the Meditation technique for over 30 years. It has helped me to consistently raise my performance levels. It has helped me cope with the stresses and strains of life. And I believe very strongly that the practice of TM has helped me to maintain a steady state of mind—it has given me equanimity no matter what happens.” Individuals who practiced the Meditation technique showed significantly increased skin resistance during the practice, in contrast to controls. Skin resistance is an electrophysiological measure of calmness or restfulness. 
  101. 180. BE ORGANIZED Improved job performance “ I am happier and more creative now than I ever would have imagined. I just wish I had started to meditate years ago, but I never realized it was something that you can be taught! What a joy it  has been to learn TM—it’s such a beautifully easy and natural technique.” Self-actualization refers to realizing more of one’s inner potential, expressed in every area of life. A statistical meta-analysis of all available research—42 independent studies—indicated that the effect of the Meditation technique on increasing self-actualization is markedly greater than that of other forms of meditation and relaxation. This analysis statistically controlled for length of treatment and quality of research design. 
  102. 181. HARMONIOUS RELATIONSHIPS Greater appreciation of others “ Regular TM practice not only settles the mind, it softens and nourishes the heart. The result is greater appreciation of others, more harmony, kindness and love. Mothers tell me their children remind them to meditate—I think that says it all.” People practicing the Meditation Program score significantly more positively in how they rate important people in their lives, as compared to controls. 
  103. 182. SELF ACTUALIZATION Inner peace “ If there is really going to be peace in the world, then it has to start with the individual. A peaceful world is made up of peaceful individuals who are using their full potential. TM is a catalyst for peace. If more people practiced TM, the world would be more peaceful.” A statistical meta-analysis of 42 independent studies-indicated that the effect of the TM technique on increasing self-actualization is markedly greater than that of other forms of meditation. 
  104. 183. Increased Leadership Behavior in Employees Increased Employee Effectiveness Increased Contribution of Managers to the Organization Decreased Stress Among Managers Increased Satisfaction with Professional and Personal Life Increased Physiological Calmness in Executives and Workers Decreased Impulsiveness in Workers Improved Work and Personal Relationships Improved Job Performance
  105. 184. Summary of Witnessing Your Thoughts Yoga meditation systematically leads us to the realization that: &quot;I am not my thoughts! Who I am, is the Self who is Witness of the thoughts!&quot; <ul><li>In which state is my mind currently?  </li></ul><ul><li>Kshipta, disturbed, troubled </li></ul><ul><li>Mudha, dull, heavy  </li></ul><ul><li>Vikshipta, distracted, partly focused </li></ul><ul><li>Ekagra, one-pointed, focused  </li></ul><ul><li>Nirrudah, highly mastered, regulated  </li></ul><ul><li>Which of the qualities or gunas is dominant with this thought? </li></ul><ul><li>Sattvas, illumined, light, spiritual  </li></ul><ul><li>Rajas, active, stirring, moving   </li></ul><ul><li>Tamas, static, stable, inertia  </li></ul><ul><li>Which type of thought is this?  </li></ul><ul><li>Pramana, clear, correct, valid  </li></ul><ul><li>Viparyaya, misconceived, unclear  </li></ul><ul><li>Vikalpa, conceptualization, fantasy  </li></ul><ul><li>Nidra, sleep, focus on non-being  </li></ul><ul><li>Smriti, memory, recalling  </li></ul><ul><li>How do I know this is true?  </li></ul><ul><li>Pratyaksha, perception or experience  </li></ul><ul><li>Anumana, inference or thinking  </li></ul><ul><li>Agamah, written or oral testimony  </li></ul><ul><li>How do the four functions of mind interact with this thought?  </li></ul><ul><li>Manas: driving actions and senses  </li></ul><ul><li>Chitta: storehouse   </li></ul><ul><li>Ahamkara: I-maker  </li></ul><ul><li>Buddhi: decides, judges, discriminates  </li></ul><ul><li>Is this thought colored or not colored?  </li></ul><ul><li>Klishta, colored, afflicted  </li></ul><ul><li>Aklishta, not colored, not afflicted   </li></ul><ul><li>Is this thought useful or not useful? </li></ul><ul><li>Useful to growth  </li></ul><ul><li>Not useful  to growth  </li></ul><ul><li>If the thought is colored, which colorings are dominant? </li></ul><ul><li>Avidya, spiritual forgetting, veiling  </li></ul><ul><li>Asmita, associated with I-ness  </li></ul><ul><li>Raga, attraction or drawing to </li></ul><ul><li>Dvesha, aversion or pushing away </li></ul><ul><li>Abhinivesha, resistance to loss, fear  </li></ul><ul><li>What is the current stage of the coloring of this thought? </li></ul><ul><li>Udaram, active, aroused  </li></ul><ul><li>Vicchinna, distanced, separated  </li></ul><ul><li>Tanu, attenuated, weakened  </li></ul><ul><li>Prasupta, dormant, latent, seed  </li></ul><ul><li>How is this thought operating at the four levels of consciousness?  </li></ul><ul><li>Vaishvanara, waking, conscious  </li></ul><ul><li>Taijasa, dreaming, unconscious  </li></ul><ul><li>Prajna, deep sleep, subconscious  </li></ul><ul><li>Turiya, fourth, witness, consciousness   </li></ul><ul><li>Is this thought pattern who I am?  </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, it  is  who I am.   </li></ul><ul><li>No, it is  not  who I am.   </li></ul>
  106. 185. Beginning, Intermediate,   and Advanced Meditation The phrases Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced are being used here solely because we are all familiar with this language. There is no intent here to categorize, classify, or label people by the use of these terms. Rather, it should allow you to easily see the universal process of meditation more clearly. You might also find it useful in observing your progress. The six subcategories below are very broad, applying to virtually any system of meditation. This outline attempts to capture the entire process of meditation, from beginning to the height of enlightenment. By understanding this general process, it is much easier to learn and do the practices themselves.  Beginning Intermediate Advanced In the Beginning stages of practice, you think that you are meditating, while you are actually still learning methods. This is a pleasant time of learning, as benefits start to come from practicing. In the Intermediate stages, you have a pretty good grasp of the process of meditation. The practices already learned are being improved upon, and new practices are being integrated with them. In the Advanced stages, you have a solid foundation in understanding the process of meditation, as well as practicing meditation. You now explore and transcend the subtler aspects of your inner world. 1. Foundation, Lifestyle, Meditation in Action 3. Stabilizing and Refining your Practices 5. Exploring and Purifying the Unconscious Mind Successfully practicing meditation requires having a well balanced lifestyle and a basic degree of self awareness, as can be cultivated in daily life. In this foundation stage, you cultivate practices and attitudes such as non-harming, lovingness, compassion, and acceptance. Primitive urges for food, sleep, sex, and self-preservation are seen and wisely regulated. Balanced lifestyle and meditation in action brings stability of mind. During this important phase, determination is developed to stay with the practices, gently learning and growing. It is a time for gaining proficiency in the methods already learned. New methods or alterations of existing methods are learned and integrated into the practices. You are beginning to get a feel for the nature of the whole process of meditation, and how to integrate other practices such as contemplation, prayer, and mantra. Now you are ready to explore the normally unexamined inner world. The deep unconscious that might have previously been avoided is now invited to come forward for introspection. Principles such as the four functions of mind (manas, chitta, ahamkara, and buddhi) are seen quite clearly. The inner process speeds up as more and more of the deep impressions driving karma are seen, examined, and weakened in the depths of meditation. 2. Establishing the Practice of Meditation 4. Training and Calming the Conscious Mind 6. Going Through and Beyond the Mind Building upon that solid foundation, you can more easily learn the actual practices of meditation, while these first two stages are somewhat done together. You establish a regular time and place for meditation each day, develop your sitting posture, and learn to work with and train the senses, body, breath, and mind. Individual techniques are learned and repeated over and over, coordinating them systematically. Here, you can easily calm the conscious mind. The days of the &quot;noisy&quot; mind are behind you. You can easily regulate your breath, balance the energies, and find peace of mind. The process of meditation is clear, as you spend your time practicing rather than learning methods. Many people stop here, as if this calmness is the goal of meditation. Actually, it is the prerequisite for true meditation leading to subtler direct experience. After accepting the unconscious material, you leave behind memories, pictures, and words. You examine and explore the inner instruments themselves, such as the subtle energies and elements, which are the very building blocks of ourselves as individuals. Gradually, you move past even these, traveling into and through even the subtlest channel of light and sound, to the absolute reality of who you really are as pure being or consciousness.
  107. 186. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Raja Yoga - Ashtanga Yoga Yoga Sutras Chapter 1 Concentration Samadhi Pada Yoga Sutras Chapter 2 Practice Sadhana Pada Yoga Sutras Chapter 3 Progressing Vibhuti Pada Yoga Sutras Chapter 4 Liberation Kaivalya Pada What is Yoga?  1: Now, after previous preparation, begins yoga 2: Yoga is the mastery and integration of the activities of mind 3: Then the seer, the Self rests in its true nature 4: At other times, it is identified with subtle thoughtsUn-coloring your thoughts  5-6: Witnessing 5 kinds of thoughts that are either colored or not-colored 7: Three ways to obtain correct knowledge 8-11: Incorrect knowledge, imagination, sleep, memory Practice and non-attachment 12: How to master thoughts 13: Meaning of practice 14: How to make practice firm 15-16: Non-attachment and supreme non-attachment Types of concentration 17: Four levels of concentration 18: Objectless concentration is next Efforts and commitment  19-20: Five types of effort needed 21-22: Choosing one of nine levels of practice Direct route through AUM 23-29: Contemplation on AUM Obstacles and solutions 30-31: Obstacles on the journey 32: Use one-pointedness for the obstacles Stabilizing and clearing the mind 33: Four attitudes to cultivate towards other people 34-38: Five concentrations for stabilizing the mind 39: Or, concentration on whatever is pleasant and useful After stabilizing the mind   40: Ability to focus on infinitely small and large is sign of stability 41: Mind becomes clear, like a transparent crystal 42-46: Types of engrossment with concentration 47-49: Gaining knowledge filled with higher truth 50: Samadhi leaves latent impressions that oppose formation of others 51: Then comes objectless samadhi Minimizing gross coloring 1-2: Kriya yoga reduces colored thoughts by three methods 3: Five kinds of coloring 4: Four stages of coloring 5: Four types of ignorance 6-9: Colorings of I-ness, attraction, aversion, and fearDealing with subtle thoughts 10: Once thoughts are subtle, they are eliminated by dissolution of mind 11: When there remains slight coloring of thoughts, it is neutralized by meditation Breaking the alliance of karma 12-14: Nature of latent impressions 15: A wise one sees even pleasure as painful 16: Pain yet to come is to be avoided 17: Uniting seer and seen is the cause of the pain to be avoided 18-22: Nature of those objects 23-24: Eliminating the alliance with avidya or ignorance, which is the underlying problem 25: By reducing this avidya, ignorance, freedom naturally ensues The 8 rungs and discrimination 26-27: Discrimination is the central key to enlightenment 28: 8 rungs of Yoga are the tool for discrimination 29: 8 rungs of Yoga are listed Yamas & Niyamas, #1-2 30-31: The 5 Yamas, rung #1 32: The 5 Niyamas, rung #2 33: When negative, remind yourself this brings misery and ignorance 34: Negativity is 27 types Benefits from Yamas & Niyamas 35-39: Benefits from the 5 Yamas 40-45: Benefits from the 5 Niyamas Asana, #3 of 8 rungs 46-48: Meditation posture, Asana, is attained by attention on the infinite Pranayama, #4 of 8 rungs 49-50: Three aspects of breath 51: Fourth pranayama is beyond these 52-53: This thins the veil of karma over the light Pratyahara, #5 of 8 rungs 54: The senses and actions return back into the mind 55: Then there is less tendency of the mind towards objects Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi, #6, #7, #8 of 8 rungs 1: Dharana or concentration is #6 2: Dhyana or meditation, #7, comes from repeated concentration 3: Samadhi, #8, comes from deep absorptionSamyama is the finer tool 4: Dharana, dhyana, and samadhi together are Samyama 5: Mastery of Samyama brings the light of knowledge 6: Apply Samyama to finer planes, states, or stages Internal is seen to be external 7: These 3 rungs are more intimate and internal than the first 5 8: Even these 3 are external compared to seedless Samadhi Witnessing subtle transitions 9-16: Samyama is done on 3 extremely subtle thought transitions Experiences from Samyama 17: Three aspects of an object 18: Samyama on samskaras 19-20: On ideas from others 21-22: On physical form and senses 23: On karma foretells death 24-25: On attitudes and strength 26-35: On inner subtleties 36-37: On pure consciousness What to do with experiences 38: They are both attainments and obstacles More from Samyama 39: Passage to another body 40-41: Samyama on pranas 42-43: On space, hearing, and body 44: On thought projections 45-47: On the five elements 48-49: On senses and actions Renunciation and liberation 50: Discernment of Buddhi and Purusha brings mastery over all 51: Non-attachment to forms and omniscience destroys seeds 52: Decline invitations of celestials Higher discrimination 53: Moments and succession 54: Discriminating similar objects 55: Higher knowledge is intuitive and born from discrimination 56: Equality between Buddhi and Purusha brings liberation Means of attaining experience 1: Five means of subtler attainment 2: Transitions involve filling in 3: Removal of obstacles brings resultsEmergence and mastery of mind 4-6: Construct and use of mind Actions and karma 7: Kinds of actions 8: Subconscious manifests Subconscious impressions 9: Memory and latent impressions 10: Desire for self preservation 11: Disappearance of cause, motive, and substratum 12: Past and future are present in fundamental form Objects and the 3 gunas 13: Characteristics made of gunas 14: Objects appear as a unit Mind perceiving objects 15: Separate minds and paths 16: Object is not dependent on one mind 17: Objects known by coloring Illumination of the mind 18: Thoughts are known by purusha 19: Mind not self illuminating 20: Mind and objects cannot be cognized simultaneously 21: One mind does not illumine another Buddhi and liberation 22: Consciousness and buddhi 23-24: Seer and mind 25: Inquiries about self cease 26: Discrimination and liberation Breaches in enlightenment 27: Breaks in enlightenment allow colorings to arise 28: Colorings are dealt with as before Perpetual enlightenment 29: Rain cloud of virtues comes 30: Actions and colorings are removed Knowables become few 31: There is little to know Gunas after liberation 32: Succession of change ends 33: Succession defined 34: Gunas resolve into their caus
  108. 187. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Raja Yoga - Ashtanga Yoga Yoga Sutras Chapter 1ConcentrationSamadhi Pada Yoga Sutras Chapter 2PracticeSadhana Pada Yoga Sutras Chapter 3ProgressingVibhuti Pada Yoga Sutras Chapter 4LiberationKaivalya Pada What is Yoga?   1: Now, after previous preparation, begins yoga 2: Yoga is the mastery and integration of the activities of mind 3: Then the seer, the Self rests in its true nature 4: At other times, it is identified with subtle thoughts Un-coloring your thoughts   5-6: Witnessing 5 kinds of thoughts that are either colored or not-colored 7: Three ways to obtain correct knowledge 8-11: Incorrect knowledge, imagination, sleep, memory Practice and non-attachment 12: How to master thoughts 13: Meaning of practice 14: How to make practice firm 15-16: Non-attachment and supreme non-attachment Types of concentration 17: Four levels of concentration 18: Objectless concentration is next Efforts and commitment   19-20: Five types of effort needed 21-22: Choosing one of nine levels of practice Direct route through AUM 23-29: Contemplation on AUM Obstacles and solutions 30-31: Obstacles on the journey 32: Use one-pointedness for the obstacles Stabilizing and clearing the mind 33: Four attitudes to cultivate towards other people 34-38: Five concentrations for stabilizing the mind 39: Or, concentration on whatever is pleasant and useful After stabilizing the mind    40: Ability to focus on infinitely small and large is sign of stability 41: Mind becomes clear, like a transparent crystal 42-46: Types of engrossment with concentration 47-49: Gaining knowledge filled with higher truth 50: Samadhi leaves latent impressions that oppose formation of others 51: Then comes objectless samadhi Minimizing gross coloring 1-2: Kriya yoga reduces colored thoughts by three methods 3: Five kinds of coloring 4: Four stages of coloring 5: Four types of ignorance 6-9: Colorings of I-ness, attraction, aversion, and fear Dealing with subtle thoughts 10: Once thoughts are subtle, they are eliminated by dissolution of mind 11: When there remains slight coloring of thoughts, it is neutralized by meditation Breaking the alliance of karma 12-14: Nature of latent impressions 15: A wise one sees even pleasure as painful 16: Pain yet to come is to be avoided 17: Uniting seer and seen is the cause of the pain to be avoided 18-22: Nature of those objects 23-24: Eliminating the alliance with avidya or ignorance, which is the underlying problem 25: By reducing this avidya, ignorance, freedom naturally ensues The 8 rungs and discrimination 26-27: Discrimination is the central key to enlightenment 28: 8 rungs of Yoga are the tool for discrimination 29: 8 rungs of Yoga are listed Yamas & Niyamas, #1-2 30-31: The 5 Yamas, rung #1 32: The 5 Niyamas, rung #2 33: When negative, remind yourself this brings misery and ignorance 34: Negativity is 27 types Benefits from Yamas & Niyamas 35-39: Benefits from the 5 Yamas 40-45: Benefits from the 5 Niyamas Asana, #3 of 8 rungs 46-48: Meditation posture, Asana, is attained by attention on the infinite Pranayama, #4 of 8 rungs 49-50: Three aspects of breath 51: Fourth pranayama is beyond these 52-53: This thins the veil of karma over the light Pratyahara, #5 of 8 rungs 54: The senses and actions return back into the mind 55: Then there is less tendency of the mind towards objects Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi, #6, #7, #8 of 8 rungs 1: Dharana or concentration is #6 2: Dhyana or meditation, #7, comes from repeated concentration 3: Samadhi, #8, comes from deep absorption Samyama is the finer tool 4: Dharana, dhyana, and samadhi together are Samyama 5: Mastery of Samyama brings the light of knowledge 6: Apply Samyama to finer planes, states, or stages Internal is seen to be external 7: These 3 rungs are more intimate and internal than the first 5 8: Even these 3 are external compared to seedless Samadhi Witnessing subtle transitions 9-16: Samyama is done on 3 extremely subtle thought transitions Experiences from Samyama 17: Three aspects of an object 18: Samyama on samskaras 19-20: On ideas from others 21-22: On physical form and senses 23: On karma foretells death 24-25: On attitudes and strength 26-35: On inner subtleties 36-37: On pure consciousness What to do with experiences 38: They are both attainments and obstacles More from Samyama 39: Passage to another body 40-41: Samyama on pranas 42-43: On space, hearing, and body 44: On thought projections 45-47: On the five elements 48-49: On senses and actions Renunciation and liberation 50: Discernment of Buddhi and Purusha brings mastery over all 51: Non-attachment to forms and omniscience destroys seeds 52: Decline invitations of celestials Higher discrimination 53: Moments and succession 54: Discriminating similar objects 55: Higher knowledge is intuitive and born from discrimination 56: Equality between Buddhi and Purusha brings liberation Means of attaining experience 1: Five means of subtler attainment 2: Transitions involve filling in 3: Removal of obstacles brings results Emergence and mastery of mind 4-6: Construct and use of mind Actions and karma 7: Kinds of actions 8: Subconscious manifests Subconscious impressions 9: Memory and latent impressions 10: Desire for self preservation 11: Disappearance of cause, motive, and substratum 12: Past and future are present in fundamental form Objects and the 3 gunas 13: Characteristics made of gunas 14: Objects appear as a unit Mind perceiving objects 15: Separate minds and paths 16: Object is not dependent on one mind 17: Objects known by coloring Illumination of the mind 18: Thoughts are known by purusha 19: Mind not self illuminating 20: Mind and objects cannot be cognized simultaneously 21: One mind does not illumine another Buddhi and liberation 22: Consciousness and buddhi 23-24: Seer and mind 25: Inquiries about self cease 26: Discrimination and liberation Breaches in enlightenment 27: Breaks in enlightenment allow colorings to arise 28: Colorings are dealt with as before Perpetual enlightenment 29: Rain cloud of virtues comes 30: Actions and colorings are removed Knowables become few 31: There is little to know Gunas after liberation 32: Succession of change ends 33: Succession defined 34: Gunas resolve into their caus
  109. 188. Water Therapy/DeTox/Fasting/Upa-Vasa <ul><li>Car/Body Wash ? How about Internal Wash ? </li></ul><ul><li>Why Fast ? Good Days/Seasons to Fast ? </li></ul><ul><li>Drink lots of water </li></ul><ul><li>Morning – Hot Water </li></ul><ul><li>Hot Water 1 hr after meals </li></ul><ul><li>Cold Drink while meals ? Used for cleaning Toilets ? Has CO2, what we need is O2 </li></ul><ul><li>Coffee – you drink it for the hot water </li></ul><ul><li>3 days, 7Day Gradual, 40 days </li></ul><ul><li>Enema, Gajakarni, Shankha Prakshalana (Laghu/Deergha) </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_fasting </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juice_fasting </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.fitnessthroughfasting.com/ </li></ul>
  110. 190. Mozart Symphony You Make Me Sick Love and Gratitude Heavy Metal Music Dr Masaru Emoto – Power of Word/Prayer Masaro Emoto, showed that water crystals would radically change their physical make up into perfectly formed star crystals after thoughts of love and beauty were projected into them, whereas when thoughts of hate and anger were projected the whole atomic structure of the water would collapse.
  111. 191. Dr Masaru Emoto – Power of Word <ul><li>Microbes are just like us, they work hard if they are praised and become idle if they are abused. </li></ul><ul><li>It seems that by saying “Thank you” and “You fool”, the microbes have grouped into beneficial bacteria and disadvantageous bacteria. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Thank you” to the jar right and “You fool” to jar left. </li></ul>
  112. 192. Dr Masaru Emoto – Power of Word/Prayer “ Experiment on Sunflowers with Words” I grew sunflowers with “Thank you” and “You fool” water We were also shocked to see the roots. There was such a difference between them, definitely. To be frank, it was shocking. I was wondering if this had been a case of ‘raising children’, what would have happened……I was scared. The root after saying “Thank You.”   |   The root after saying “You Fool.” We checked the cross section of the stems through a microscope. Then we found that the inside fibers of the “Thank you” stem were tightly filled with fine lumps (the fibers were packed tightly) and the “You fool” stem had big deformed lumps (there were spaces between the fibers).
  113. 194. Sun Gazing / Solar Healing <ul><li>Pineal Gland/Clairvoyance/Kids </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sungazing.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.solarhealing.com/ </li></ul>
  114. 195. Pyramids <ul><li>King’s Chamber </li></ul><ul><li>Experiments </li></ul><ul><li>Agnihotra Pyramid </li></ul><ul><li>Temples/Agama Shastra/ Churches/Tombs </li></ul>
  115. 196. Agnihotra/Homa Therapy <ul><li>http://www.agnihotra.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.homa1.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.homatherapy.de/linked/buch_eng.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Homa/Kirlian/Chant/Deity Form/Rituals </li></ul>
  116. 197. BioChemic/Tissue/Cell Salts
  117. 198. Healing Music / Naada Chikitsa <ul><li>Swamiji </li></ul><ul><li>Ahata/Anahata </li></ul><ul><li>Raga-Ragini Vidya/Devatha </li></ul><ul><li>Astrology/Crystals </li></ul><ul><li>BirthStar/Ailments </li></ul>
  118. 200. Other Therapies: <ul><li>Bach Flower Remedies, </li></ul><ul><li>Aroma Therapy, </li></ul><ul><li>Chromo Therapy, </li></ul><ul><li>Rudraksha Therapy, </li></ul><ul><li>Charged Hydro Therapy, </li></ul><ul><li>Magnets Therapy/ Emotional Code/Applied Kinesiology/BioMagnetics </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins/Supplements, </li></ul><ul><li>Vasthu/Feng Sui, </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetarianism, </li></ul><ul><li>Ayurveda & Home Remedies </li></ul><ul><li>Release/RadicalForgiveness/TheWork Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Homeopathy </li></ul><ul><li>Pranic/Reiki Healing </li></ul><ul><li>EFT – Emotional Freedom Techniques /TAT </li></ul><ul><li>Mantra/Astrology/Gems </li></ul><ul><li>NLP (NeuroLinguisticProgramming)/Hypnosis </li></ul><ul><li>Laughter Yoga/FunClub </li></ul><ul><li>Enzyme Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Massage Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Lymphology </li></ul><ul><li>AlphaBiotics </li></ul><ul><li>Oceanic Bodywork, Cranio Sacral Healing, DNA re-patterning </li></ul>
  119. 201. Child/Adult Differences <ul><li>Breath – Belly(Diaphragm)/Chest </li></ul><ul><li>Pineal Gland Size </li></ul><ul><li>Puberty </li></ul><ul><li>Wonder !/ Q ? </li></ul><ul><li>Journey is the Goal/Destination is Goal (Happiness/Joy) </li></ul><ul><li>Naturally in Delta in Waking State </li></ul>
  120. 202. Sanskrit <ul><li>Ritambara Pragna – Form/Sound/Translater </li></ul><ul><li>Labial Language </li></ul><ul><li>Beejakshara / Mantra Yoga </li></ul><ul><li>Om </li></ul><ul><li>Good for computers / Any word complete by itself, so can be shuffled. </li></ul><ul><li>Features from: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.encyclopediaofauthentichinduism.org/articles/30_the_six_unmatched.htm </li></ul>

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