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Meditate – “look younger”

Meditation is not really forcing your mind to be peaceful it is finding the quiet that is already within you. Peace and quiet makes your mind “thoughtless” and relieves you of guilt, resentment, anger and unfulfilled hopes. Migraine depression and high blood pressure vanish and the immune system gets strengthened.

ROSY lips, glowing cheeks, sparkling eyes and a radiant face will become a reality with you also if you meditate for a few minutes daily. You will improve your general health and productivity.

A glowing skin is more attractive than the shape or height.

Most health-conscious ladies, film stars and models meditate for a few minutes besides regular exercise. Yogic exercises, along with meditation, make a wonderful combination for perfect health.

You are more relaxed during meditation than you are in deep sleep. That is because meditation increases alpha and theta brain waves. The brain functions more intelligently and the grasping power increases. This is very beneficial for students.

If you wish to have transcendental and spiritual gains of meditation it is important to seek a qualified meditation teacher whose spiritual tradition you respect. At the same time there are meditation techniques which can be learnt right now step by step.

Before starting meditation, you must always keep in mind that you are not only a body but also a soul or spirit. You must hold a thought in your mind that you as a soul and spirit is connected to the centre of the cosmos from which your soul and other souls have originated like the rays of the sun are connected to the centre of the sun.

Now if all the souls have a common origin, it is also a fact that all the souls have an inter-relationship. You must have a firm belief that you have access to the central source of your spirit origin where all love, life, tranquillity and wisdom are available in abundance. Gradually, along with this growing consciousness of oneness with the centre of the Cosmos and with the universe, you will also find that your capacity to visualise beauty, prosperty and peace for you and your loved ones and friends increases.

Next, you have to take in posture may be in ‘Sukhasana or Padamasana or Shavasana. In Shavasana posture you will have a relaxation which would be much better in quality than what you get from any other postures. If you do not know any of these asanas, do not bother you could sit in a comfortable position anywhere, any time of day.

Whether lying or sitting you must have the thought that you are one with your source. Now with closed eyes start to breathe, lightly and easily. You should be aware of your breathing. Feel that fresh air is entering your nostrils and then flowing down to your lungs. Just breathe normally.

When you exhale, let your attention follow the air-up out of the lungs and softly through the nostrils. Nothing is forced here. The breath is moving gently and easily, your mind is following it softly. The air you breathe is the prana or life force. Just repeat this exercise of breath awareness for a few minutes.

Next, you allow your mind to travel from the toes of your feet upward to the summit of your head. Allow your mind to dwell for a few seconds on each part of your body. You will feel yourself, the supply of blood to the part where your thought dwells will increase. When your mind dwells on a particular part of your body, a blood flow to that part increases and cells receive more oxygen and other nutrients in abundance. When you send your mental thoughts to your body parts for health and beauty you send life force also to those parts, through the blood.

At the end of your practice, chant Om as many times as you can. Inhale deeply, then chant Om while exhaling slowly. Besides the spiritual benefits recitation of word Om removes the diseases of nose, throat, liver stomach etc. It also purifies blood.

As you gain experience with meditation, you will begin to feel the re-appearance of youthfulness and vitality. You will look many years younger to your real age. Just tap the universal energy for a few minutes daily.

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Fuse Confusion – When You Don’t Know What to Do

Fuse Confusion Consciously or unconsciously we are all seeking peace of mind and constantly searching for happiness. It is very simple, but very powerful, if done correctly. It coordinates both areas of the brain, gives you powerful insight, and coordinates the mystery of spiritual phenomena into the mastery of the three bodies (physical, mental, and spiritual). Though it looks simple, it solves many complications.

Sit straight and cross-legged. Relax the arms down by the sides of the body. Bend the elbows and raise the hands up until they meet at chest level. Extend and join the fingers of each hand in a calm and relaxed way. Cross the hands with both palms facing the chest. One palm resting in the other with thumbs crossed. The fingers pointing up at a comfortable level.

Look at the third eye, then bring the eyes to the tip of the nose. Inhale through the nose. Now, inhale through the mouth and exhale through the mouth. Next inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. Finally, inhale through the mouth and exhale through the nose.

Continue this sequence. All breaths should be deep, complete, and powerful. When breathing through the mouth, purse the lips as if almost to whistle.

Start practicing for five minutes and gradually increase the time to twenty minutes.

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The Powers of Gayatri Mantra

Yogi’s all across the world tend to preach with the utilisation of mantras and chants. It is important to note that each mantra however, serves a certain purpose and the distinction of these mantras should not be overlooked. Gayatri Mantra is composed of twenty-four sound-syllables.  Each sound-syllable is the energy of any one of the twenty four gods, and Gayatri is a combination of the energy of them all. Each energy is of a different nature and serves a different purpose. Doing japa of the desired mantra daily can help in obtaining the desired energy.  One mala each day in the early mornings hours is sufficient.

Gayatri Mantras:

  1.  Ganesh Gayatri:  For removing obstacles. 

AUM EIKDANTAYE VIDMAHE VAKRATUNYE SHI-MAHI

TAN NO BUDDHIH PRACHODAYAT

  1. Vishnu Gayatri:  For welfare of one’s family

AUM NARAYANE VIDMAHE, VASUDEVYAE DHI-MAHI

TAN NO VISHNU PRACHODAYAT

  1. Shiva Gayatri:  For easing problems and for peace and prosperity. 

AUM PANCHVAKTRAYE VIDMAHE, MAHADEVYE DHI-MAHI

TAN NO BUDRA PRACHODAYAT

 
  1. Bramha Gayatri:  To increase productivity

AUM PARMESWARYE VIDMAHE, PARATATVAYE DHI-MAHI

TAN NO BRAHMA PRACHODAYAT

  1. Ram Gayatri:  For security, increase in name and status

Aum DASHRATHAYE VIDAMAHE, SITA BALLABHAYE DHI-MAHI

TAN NO RAMAH PRACHODAYAT

  1. Krishna Gayatri:  For success in job, increase in creativity

AUM DEVKINANDANAYE VIDMAHE, VASUDEVAYE DHI-MAHI

TAN NO KRISHNAH PRACHODAYAT

  1. Indra Gayatri:  For security in aggression, war

AUM SAHATRA-NETRAYE VIDMAHE, VAJRAAS-TRAYE DHI-MAHE

TAN NO INDRAH PRACHODAYAT

  1. Hanuman Gayatri:  For increasing love in performing duties, selfless service

AUM ANJANEYE VIDMAHE, MAHABALAYE DHI-MAHI

TANNO HANUMAN PRACHODAYAT

  1. Surya Gayatri:  For curing disease, freedom from ailments

AUM BHASKARAYE VIDMAHE, DIVAKRARAYE DHIMAHI

TANNO SURYA PRACHODAYAT

  1. Chandra Gayatri:  For  subduing anxiety, pessimism, worries, psychosis, neurosis

AUM KSHIRPUTRAYE VIDMAHE, AMRIT-TATTVAYE DHI MAHI

TANNO CHANDRAH PRACHODAYAT

  1. Yama Gayatri:  For freedom from fear of death

AUM SURYA-PUTRAYE VIDMAHE, MAHA KALAYE DHI-MAHI

TANNO YAMAH PRACHODAYAT

  1. Varuna Gayatri:  To increase love between man and woman

AUM JALBIMBAYE VIDMAHE, NIL PURUSHAYE DHI-MAHI

TANNO VARUNAH PRACHODAYAT

  1. Narayan Gayatri:  To increase administrative power

AUM NARAYANAYE VIDMAHE, VASUDEVAYE DHI-MAHE

TANNO NARAYAN PRACHODAYAT

  1.  Narsingh Gayatri:  To increase the ability to help others

AUM UGRANARSINGHAYE VIDMAHE, VAJRANAKHAYE DHI-MAHI

TANNO NARSINGH PRACHODAYAT

  1.  Durga Gayatri:  For victory over obstacles, enemies, pains, and sufferings

AUM GIRJAYE VIDMAHE, SHIV PRIYEY DHI MAHI

TANNO DURGA PRACHODAYAT

  1. Lakshmi Gayatri:  For wealth, luxuries, status, promotion in job

AUM MAHALAKSHMAYE VIDMAHE, VISHNU PRIYAYE DHI MAHI

TANNO LAKSHMHI PRACHODAYAT

  1. Radha Gayatri: To increase deovotion, divine love

AUM VRASHBHANUJAYE VIDMAHE, KRRISHNAPRIYAYE DHI-MAHI

TANNO RADHA PRACHODAYAT

  1.  Sita Gayatri:  To increase power to work on oneself, penance, and tolerance

AUM JANAKNANDNIYE VIDMAHE, BHUMIJAYEDHI-MAHI

TANNO SITA PRACHODAYAT

  1. Saraswati Gayatri:  For memory, wisdom, knowledge, creativity

AUM SARASWATEYE VIDMAHE, BRAMAPUTRIYE DHI-MAHI

TANNO SARASWATI PRACHODAYAT

  1. Agni Gayatri:  To provide vitality and ojas to body, mind, prana, and all sense organs, including the four internal organs and all work organs

AUM MAHAJWALAYE VIDMAHE, AGNIDEVAYE DHI-MAHI

TANNO AGNIH PRACHODAYAT

  1. Prithvi Gayatri:  For stability, patience, cooperation

AUM PRITHVIDEVYE VIDMAHE, SHASTRA MOORTAYE DHI-MAHI

TANNO PRITHVI PRACHODAYAT

  1.  Kam Gayatri:  To increase sensuality, sexual satisfaction, sexual power, vitality, vigor, stamina

AUM KAMDEVAYE VIDMAHE, PUSHPVANAYE DHI-MAHI

TANNO KAMAH PRACHODAYAT

  1.  Hans Gayatri:  To increase vivek (Power of discrimination)

AUM PARAMHANSAYE VIDMAHE, MAHAHANSAYE DHI MAHI

TANNO HANSAH PRACHODAYAT

  1.  Hayagriv Gayatri:  To increase courage, remove fear of all kinds

AUM VANISHWARAYE VIDMAHE, HAYAGRIVAYE DHI-MAHE

TANNO HAYAGRIV PRACHODAYAT

Using the aforementioned Gayatri Mantras, one can slowly take the steps forward in order to embody a lifestyle like that of a Yogi.