Connecting and uplifting
In contrast to music and song designed to soothe or stimulate one’s heart and mind towards some short-term happiness, the intent of mantra is to help an individual to transcend the mundane and enter a super conscious existence.
Much of our modern music can stimulate right action towards greater peace and harmony that like the brokenhearted cowboy songs it serves to reinforce a sense of hopelessness and limitation. Some music will set your body free to move and dance while some music facilitates greater reflection.
Mantra if you like is the most sophisticated of reflective sound. The melody or arrangement of sounds is conducive to brain function and the activation of intelligence rather than emotion. The words
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What Everyone Should Know About Hinduism
One in every six people in this world as a Hindu by virtue of their birth yet all around the world, people of all nations are becoming Hindu because it offers a lifestyle where life is celebrated and not controlled. Hinduism offers freedom and a way of living that generates happiness from within, a happiness and the joy that is not dependent on any external factors. It could be said to be the art of happiness and joy which arises when one’s life is aligned with the nature of existence. As a lifestyle, Hinduism is about living with nature, understanding the cycles and seasons and learning to adapt. But for years
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Ten Things a Hindu Can Do When Using English Language
Ramnagar Ram Leela,Painting By Sunil Kr Vishwakarma Jee
Hindus meaning the people of the Indian Subcontinent have been severely challenged over the past 1400 years. The region has been invaded and a great deal of their culture distorted or destroyed. The land we call India today is a remnant of the ancient Hindustan that stretched from Burma (Myanmar) to Persia.
It is from this broad region that language, ideology, numbers and our sciences originated. All these things have been taken around the world and used for divergent purposes yet the Hindu origins have been sidelined, derided and even despised.
1400 years of destruction have left India battered and bruised,
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Humankind’s natural diet
Everyone has an opinion, but not every opinion is correct. When we look around the world at humanity, those who live longest and remain healthiest all have a very good or semi-vegetarian diet. In Okinawa Japan, life expectancy amongst the older generation is in excess of 100 years because bulk of their diet is fresh vegetables.
It is one of the tragedies of Okinawa that the parents, great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents have to bury their children who are dying because they have embraced the Western high meat, high-fat and highly processed diet that has become so prevalent across the world.
In India and other countries where vegetarianism is prevalent, longevity and good health are considered normal yet in
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A diet for health and longevity
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Residents on the small Japanese island of Okinawa in the Ryukyu archipelago south of mainland Japan live longer on average than many other cultural groups and some say they are the longest lived people with lifespans of 100 – 115 years of age common and many well documented studies have been made to support this claim.
In addition to a longer life, there are fewer incidences of the diseases that plague the Western world such as heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Scientists are so impressed that they generally agree that by adopting an Okinawan style diet, it is possible to retard or
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Massage methods from around the world
Starting a massage
Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body and a broader definition may include the manipulation of a person’s energy. However the manipulation of the joints is confined to osteopathy and chiropractic.
Massage is a universal treatment yet around the world people have different approaches because they have different understandings of the human body and how it works.
Massage is also instinctive because when we hurt, we rub the hurt area and we feel better. So every country has it’s own massage style and popular styles have spread around the world to be offered by gifted friends and amateurs, or by trained professionals.
Acupressure massage Acupressure (a
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A formula for happy babies
Baby massage has long been a part of the Ayurvedic tradition of India and today its usefulness is catching on in the west. Mothers are discovering that by rubbing their children from birth keeps them more contented, better socialised and less inclined to act up.
When babies are unusually or unreasonably temperamental, when they cry for no apparent reason or they wake up crying, it’s hard to know exactly what’s wrong with them. It could be colic, it could be wind or a whole host of other things.
But the improved mother baby bonding that is achieved through regular massage can give mothers a deeper perception into their child’s condition and the massage also
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Awakening the Goddess Within
It is thought that this simple Qi Gong exercise to increase Women’s Vitality, Sexual Health, Fertility and Pleasure has its roots in tantra and can be performed once or twice daily, except during menstruation or pregnancy.
The Female Deer Exercise tones the female endocrine system, increasing overall vitality, sensuality, centeredness, and turns uncomfortable bottled-up sexual desire into relaxed, enjoyable sensuality. It cultivates sexual energy, improves overall vitality and mental alertness, improves sexual enjoyment, and reduces or eliminates many common women’s ailments. It is simple to perform, takes only a few minutes and is very pleasurable.
Together, the two phases of the female deer exercise spread sexual pleasure and energy throughout the body, increasing the potential for
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A modern psychology
Neuro Linguistic Programming often referred to as NLP, deals with how we organize what we see, hear and feel, how we filter everything through our senses (Ne uro), how we describe it in language (Linguistic) and then act on it either consciously or unconsciously to produce result.
Research started in the early 1970’s with John Grinder and Richard Bandler who studied three top therapists at that time: Fritz Perls (originator of Gestalt Therapy), Virginia Satir (outstanding Family Therapist) and Milton Erikson (world famous hypnotherapist).
What emerged were patterns of successful therapy and effective ways of thinking and communicating. Bandler and Grinder refined these patterns and skills until they had a workable model for effective communication, powerful personal
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Illness as a spiritual emergency
I was recently sitting by the bed of a very ill patient who had suffered a major stroke wondering why? Why is it that such a good life ends in such unfair and unimaginable suffering?
The idea dawned on me that perhaps there is some residual suffering that is self inflicted. Just think, today the body fails and the personality becomes angry, disappointed, disillusioned and blames their body, blames God and existence for their pain and this happens in every generation.
Life can be very painful with injuries and illness to body and mind, so if it is correct as Buddhist and Hindus claim that reincarnation is a fact of our human existence, then perhaps
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