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Modern medicine has made our lives very very comfortable. Physical body problems can be totally solved – organs replaced, brain surgery, open heart surgery etc etc.Know brain – what about thoughts? Ideas? Dreams? – abstract concepts. We don’t understand those. Understanding limited to what we can see, hear.Brain is here, mind is elsewhere – can we explain this?Our expertise limited to whatever is in physical body – beyond that we are still not capable to understand / solvePsychosomatic problems are beyond scope of this scienceMedicines work only on physical body – give symptomatic relief.
Yoga looks at body not just as physical body2 bodies have all phyical parts – one alive – one dead2 bodies alive – all same but different due to emotions, mind, feelingsIt is Riri with body + mind+ knowledge+ happinessOur purpose in life is ‘happiness/bliss’ and everything we do is ultimately to be happyYet happiness defeats us.
Stress can be different for different people: child come home 10 mins late
Modern medicines work on Physical body – only giving symptomatic relief. Asthma, HP – life long medicines – don’t cure – just give relief.
Wild animal attack. Army at constant war – red alert.Elastic stretched too long
Cyclic nature of universeLess relaxation when there is no stimulationTo relax one must first stretch
Workshop based on Research conducted bySwami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation (SVYASA), Bangalore, India Presented by: Mrs. Riri G Trivedi www.thewellness-space.com
About me….. Educated in Accounting, Law & MBA (marketing) Corporate sector work experience in Japan, Singapore and India including P&G, Dolcera LLC, Shaadionline Lived in 5 different countries with husband and 2 kids (8 & 12 yrs old) Journey towards wellness started in 2007 and got serious from 2008 Qualified Yoga Instructor & Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Past Life Regression Therapist Pursuing MSc. (Yoga & Education) Passion to spread wellness among schools and educational institutions as well as corporates
Cyclic Meditation(CM) Workshop Introduction Our body (Medical science vs. Yoga perspective) What is Stress ? How does it impact us? What’s Cyclic Meditation Q&A Demonstration Practice
Concept of Body (Modern Medical Science) Physical body Body systems Organs Tissues Cells DNA, RNA, Genes etc
Concept of Body: Yoga Pancha Kosas: 5 layers (sheaths) of existence 1.ANNAMAYA – Physical 5 4 3 2.PRANAMAYA – Vital 2 1 3.MANOMAYA – Mental 4.VIGNANAMAYA – Wisdom 5. ANANDAMAYA – Bliss•These are not water tight compartments but merge into one another.
What is stress?“Non specific basic response pattern of the body which prepares it to handle a demanding situation” Fashionable! ( all ages) Multi-dimensional (all body systems) Varies from person to person (situation vs. reaction) Speed of thoughts
Stress – Yogic Perspective Vignanmaya (Wisdom) kosa: “Cannot eat cake as I have diabetes”Conflicts in Manomaya (Mental) kosa:due to going against what is right “ I want cake, I love it, I cant do without it” Pranamaya (Vital) Kosa Imbalances: (symptomatic)symptoms of uneven breathing, wrong flow of prana, no rhythm Annamaya (Physical) Kosa: (manifestation of imbalance as disease) Improper digestion, physical ailments on weak organs
Brain cells damageExcessive Cortisol secretion in brain leads to: Killing the brain cells, Reduction in new cell growth
Integrated Approach of Yoga Therapy* Purification /Strengthening Clarity, Contentment, of Body: Bliss!! •Diet, No therapy reqd.!! •Loosening Exercises, Games & Sports • Kriyas •Asanas (Yogic Postures) •Sun Salutation Improve Will Power:•Lectures•Jnana Yoga, Raja Yoga•Study of Scriptures CM works on all 5 levels Calming the Mind: Balance of Prana:•MSRT, •Breathing exercises•Counseling •Pranayama•Meditation •Kriya•Yoga Nidra •PET•Devotional activities * Based on Research By SVYASA, Bangalore
Summary so far…… Modern science/Medical science approach to human body is largely limited to the physical body Yoga looks at body in 5 sheaths – different levels of consciousness – physical being just one of them Impact of Stress is multi dimensional Most ailments originate in mental sheath and percolate in body through vital sheath (prana) Yoga therapy has a multi dimentional approach to human body and related ailments Ways to cure most illness including stress lies not just in physical body but working on subtle layers of self.
Logic Behind Cyclic MeditationSTIMULATE Based on Commentary from the RELAX Ancient Text „Mandukya Upanishad‟ (3000+ yrs back!)STRESS LEVELS Cycles of Alternate Stimulations and Relaxations reducing stress level STIMULATION (Builds attention) RELAXATION (Releases Tension)
Cyclic Meditation vs. Deep Sleep vs. Transcendental Meditation 0 Deep Sleep (6 hrs) 9% Reduction% METABOLIC RATE -10 Transcendental Meditation (20 mins.) 17% Reduction -20 CM (30 mins.) 25% Reduction -30 -40 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 TIME IN HOURS Presented in IEEE conference held in Dallas in 1986
30 mins. of C.M. ~ MORE THAN 6 HOURS OF GOOD SLEEP…!!Deep rest induced in 30 mins. of Asanas and relaxation techniques Note: CM cannot replace sleep!!
Cyclic Meditation Practices Benefits at all levels IRT (1 min) Ustrasana(Camel Posture) Centering DRT (14 mins.) (Deep relaxation Technique) Ardha Kati ChakrasanaShashankasana (Lateral Arc)(Moon Posture) Vajrasana QRT (Sitting on knees) (3 mins)
Practice Points Eyes closed throughout the practice Focus only on listening to instructions and following them Perfection on posture is NOT the focus – maintaining inner awareness and not letting mind wander is imp. Slow, continuous, steady movements Awareness on blood circulation, nerve impulses, heartbeats etc (internal) Experiencing the sound vibrations – Humming bee (Bhramri), AAAkara, UUUkara, MMMkara, A-U-M Preferably practice in evening after getting back from work – before dinner.
Expansion of Awareness Pointed awareness to Linear Awareness to Surface Awareness to 3D Awareness ……..leading to reduction in speed of thoughts, calming the mind
Cyclic Meditation & Bliss Body: Multi dimensional Effect DRT: out of body awareness Physical Body: Achieved over regular practice •Asanas (Yogic Postures) CM works on Wisdom /Knowledge all 5 levels body:•Lecture on theory Mental Body:•DRT: Deep relaxation for calming Vital Body: •QRT : deep breathing &mind breathing with emotions•Focus only on instructions, hencecalming the emotionaldisturbances