Clarity of mind and body depends upon the intake of diet that we all take in our day to day life.
According to Ayurveda and Yoga disciplines, the diets may be classified as Sattvic diet Diet, Rajasic Diet, and Tamasic Diet.
This kind of diet supports yoga and meditation, it brings calmness and peace in the mind.
Diet effects the different compartments of our brains.
Pure and simple diets have a deep effect on the thoughts that arises in our mind; freshness is the hallmark of yoga diets.
The Sattvic diets are derived from observing ahimsa methods (without hurting any life). Nature gives them in a fresh way and it is taken with love and affection. Such diets bring positive vibrations which help us to go deeper in meditation with ease. Continue reading
You underestimate the power of laughter, don’t you? We all have heard about the mental benefits of laughter like it can heal people, reduce stress, clear mind, etc but actually it is much more than that what we think.
When we laugh we actually use suppressed negative energy in a positive way, this saves us from many mental as well as physical issues (suppressed energy can express itself as a disease or physical discomfort).
Whenever we meet or have a conversation with people, we are also dealing with them on a spiritual level.
People with positive vibrations bring others into the same vibration level and the opposite happens as well. (This is why we feel so good after meeting some people whereas some leaves us with an undesirable feeling; our feelings are actually a tool to analyze the vibrations of people and places) Continue reading
The best time to induce lucid dreams according to the experts is the last few hours before you usually wake up, it could be one or two hours prior to the normal time at which you normally wake up.
Though I have always been interested in lucid dreaming for years, I learned something very important about how to induce lucid dreams from Andrew Holecek’s Dream Sculpting program, it is all about the “awareness”.
Our chances of becoming conscious inside our dreams highly depends on how much conscious awareness we have in our waking life, before stumbling upon that program I hardly ever understood that there is a great connection between my waking life and dream world, in fact, the ancient Tibetan dream yoga is not much different from our normal lucid dreams when it comes to maintaining awareness.
The reason why these few hours before our usual waking is perfect for lucid dreaming is because we are highly aware during those times, our mind goes to the rapid eye moment phase which is the nearest to the waking stage and that’s where we experience dreams. Continue reading
Apart from the five senses, we are also born with a better ability to understand and interpret the world, and that can be termed as “intuition”. Only those who believe in it can make use of it.
As kids we all have used our intuition, every baby follows its inner voice to recognize people who love them.
Some of us do believe in ESP (Extra Sensory Perception) but, they are not able to make use of it as there are certain requirements to develop ESP and we will discuss them in detail here. Continue reading
Before discussing meditation for children, we should first understand that we do meditation as our mind is always overloaded with thoughts that keep us away from the present moment.
Meditation helps us to be a more awake and conscious person, rather than being a slave of our own mind; it brings forth the unconditional love from inside which is our true nature.
Let us now move on to our prime focus:-
However, children are always more in the present moment than us, they have love in their hearts even for the nonliving things and they care about everything in their vicinity so much. Continue reading
We all often make a big mistake by taking our ideas and thoughts for granted, thinking that we can call it out whenever it is required but, do you really remember your thoughts? Ever wondered why we forget the great ideas that come into our mind very often?
Even recurring thoughts soon gets faded with the passage of time and the temporary thoughts are very hard to recall even after few hours. (I am talking about the important ones because countless thoughts occur in mind every day)
You will understand this, if you may try to recall the whole day happenings when you go to bed, you will be amazed to know that only a few incidents make a lasting impression on our memory and even those impressions will get erased in few more hours.
People who are involved in doing creative work like painting, writing, music composing etc can easily understand about loss of thoughts if they fail to make a note about the inspiration that flashes all of a sudden in their mind, soon it will be lost!
In an earlier post named “feeling down without any reason”, we discussed the ways to change your mood when you are feeling gloomy.
One of the ways discussed in that post was to do meditation and I would like to tell you that the best way to stay happy most of the time is to meditate every day.
All the other ways to change your mood could only give you a temporary relief from those states, but by meditating regularly you can have better control over your thoughts which will lead you to have a good mood all day long. Continue reading
To understand this we should watch our thoughts while we do something for others and find out if we are trying to impress them or trying to make them happy.
It does not matter if others think that you are “trying to impress anyone” or “trying to make anyone happy” what matters is what you think, for this let us understand this “Ego Mode” in more detail..
Your ego always wants something from outside in order to feel happy, it looks for appreciation and if it does not get what it wants, then it will make you feel bad about life.
When we do something for others without expecting anything in return then we do not need their praise or any favor to get happy because helping them was a pleasure in itself.
When we always try to get something out of what we are doing our mind gets into a continues turmoil, this will add up to our sadness and the same cycle keeps on continuing.
A person, who always wants something in return for helping others(even if it is just a “thank you”), will find it hard to help others when he gets nothing, such thoughts will make his life miserable. Continue reading
Contrary to most of the traditional philosophies, the universal law of nonresistance says that when you fight against a problem it keeps getting stronger.
We like to wrestle with the obstacles in our path and that is the only way we have ever known fight..fight..fight.. The result? Your problems become insurmountable and you lose all the energy.
I am not saying that you should stop pursuing your goals but what I am saying is to stop thinking about the problem and shift your focus towards the solution.
Breaking the door is not always the solution sometimes you have to stop and take a look at all the other possibilities, who knows? there is a chance that you might be trying to break a door that wasn’t actually locked.
Your mind is a powerful thing and it creates your reality based on the thoughts you think. So, worrying about a problem leads to a bigger problem and when you fight against your problems you kind of get into a never ending trouble that’s why C.G Jung said, “what you resist persists”. Continue reading
It is now a very well known fact that visualization is one of the best ways to train your subconscious mind and to make the law of attraction to work in the desired way; the reason behind this is that on a subtle level our mind uses images for every mode of communication.
So, as we know the importance of visualization now, it is vitally important to know the 3 common creative visualization mistakes that people usually make.
By being aware of these mistakes you can make all the necessary changes in order to make it more effective. Continue reading