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Liberty Fall 2009 Week 2


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Liberty Fall 2009 Week 2

  1. 1. Class 2<br />The Sahaja Approach to Inner Balance<br />8 Week Course in Meditation<br />
  2. 2. How is it going?<br />
  3. 3. Updrades<br />Correct<br />
  4. 4. Agenda<br />
  5. 5. The Pressure Cooker<br />Key Findings APA Survey 2 007<br /> <br />STRESS: Portrait of a National Pressure Cooker<br /> <br />Stress is a fact of life (agreed 79 percent of people), but according to survey responses, Americans routinely experience what they believe are higher than healthy levels of stress. One-third of people in the U.S. regularly report experiencing extreme levels of stress (32 percent), and nearly one in five (17 percent) report that they experienced their highest level of stress 15 or more days per month. Even more alarming, nearly half of Americans (48 percent) believe that their stress has increased over the past five years.<br /> <br />Google keyword “stress in america”<br /><br />
  6. 6. Effect of Stress: Good & Adverse<br />Where do you see the effect of stress in your life?<br />APA 2007 Survey<br />
  7. 7. Coping with stress<br />
  8. 8. Coping Mechanisms<br />The actions of the parasympathetic nervous system can be summarized as &quot;rest and digest&quot; (as opposed to the &quot;fight-or-flight&quot; effects of the sympathetic nervous system). It is also quite the opposite for the sympathetic nervous system.<br />Autonomic nervous system innervation, showing the sympathetic and parasympathetic (craniosacral) systems, in red and blue, respectively<br />
  9. 9. Applying the insights<br />Being your own master<br /><ul><li>Selecting suitable relaxation tools as per your own sensitivity
  10. 10. No Crash, Sustainable, No Long Term Harm
  11. 11. Excitor v/s Genuine Stress Reducers</li></ul>e.g. Caffiene v/s Good Sleep Hygiene <br />e.g. Good Music versus not-so-good music<br /> (UK Commuters / Wagner)<br />
  12. 12. Foot-soak<br />
  13. 13. Meditation: Balancing Channels<br />
  14. 14. “Sahaja” The Living Growth<br />Time Lapse Movie<br />
  15. 15. Next Week<br />
  16. 16. This week’s media<br />
  17. 17. peace108<br />