The art of being aware of self is called meditation. Using the power of strong initiation (transfer of divine vibrations to a person, which brings peace and relaxation with divine blessings) and a consistent practice, a person learns to enter a deep state of meditation and bliss.
The art of being aware depends on the ability to be a “conscious witness” to the external and internal environment. Being conscious ensures increase in the level of awareness in the individual, whereas being a witness is a must to ensure that no thought, emotion or external ripple is able to disturb the connection between the mind and the soul.
In the average individual, thoughts are like ripples created by the turbulent conditions of the environment. These conditions can reinforce emotions of love, hatred, anger, jealousy, greed, attachment, and/or ego which create cobwebs of additional thoughts creating further turbulence in the mind.
Through the practice of being a “conscious witness” of the breath, gradually all other thoughts except the awareness of the breath start dropping away, and a person starts noticing a greater union with their own breath.
Initially there are three elements in this process: 1) the observer of the breath; 2) the process of observing the breath; and 3) the breath itself. Gradually, as one starts uniting with the process, all the three elements become one and converge into the breath itself. In this state a person feels “connected” to the self, free of the entanglements of the world.
In this state, the person witnesses his or her own self; one becomes a “conscious witness” of each and every thought formation, as well as the conditions giving birth to such thought formations. In such a state, the person detaches from the thoughts or conditions creating the thoughts and hence becomes a “conscious witness” to existence itself. In such a deep peaceful state a person experiences upliftment in his or her consciousness to a deep state of relaxation, peace and bliss.
Meditation as a science doesn’t just focus on few hands-on methods. Rather, the system is framed in a way whereas practitioners first build their meditation foundation. This is constituted by the positive habits which help a person to stay in a meditative state and retain its positive effects for a longer time. Consequently the meditative state goes on to strengthen to a deeper level each of the Chakra centers of the body and the feeling of divine connection.
A suitable physical posture (Asan) and a suitable mental posture (Avastha) is a must to start a process of meditation. Hence before starting the process, one learns pre-processing steps which help the individual to enter the state of meditation effortlessly and make the whole experience peaceful, enjoyable and blissful.
Benefits of Meditation
- Strengthens immune system
- Strengthens digestive system
- Increases healing rate
- Regulates blood pressure
- Rejuvenates the brain
- Decreases stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, loneliness, addictions, pain, inflammation, risk of heart disease
- Enhances both analytical and emotional intelligence:
Meditation enhances focus, clarity, wisdom, balance, perspective, creativity, energy level, and happiness (increase in brain’s cortical thickness in the areas related to introspection and attention; grey matter in areas related to memory and thought; and brain volume in areas related to emotion regulation, positive emotions and self-control)
- Increases (social and spiritual) connectedness, empathy, confidence, helpfulness and resilience in hard times
Objective: To help a person in becoming self aware through the use of breath. By using breathing techniques and guided meditation, the participant will experience entering in deep peaceful meditation, with the effect of energizing his or her mind and body to achieve a rejuvenated, relaxed peaceful state.
- Training in the pre-processing steps of right mental and physical posture (which are unique to every individual) and foundation for achieving a deep meditative state
- Training in suitable breathing techniques
Time Duration: 6 hours
Fee: To be defined based on hosting country