Yoga is a psycho-physiological exercises including body postures, breathing techniques and meditation practices.
There are other aspects of yoga which we will touch upon later.
Prayer and Manthra are (seemingly) interchangeable. The idea is to regulate your breathing and focus on the Chit Akash (he inner space where thoughts and emotions come from. When you close your eyes – that is inner space.) This is naturally the location of the third eye where the 2 eyes focus when the eyelids are closed.
Oh God, the Protector, the basis of all life, Who is self-existent, Who is free from all pains and Whose contact frees the soul from all troubles, Who pervades the Universe and sustains all, the Creator and Energizer of the whole Universe, the Giver of happiness, Who is worthy of acceptance, the most excellent, Who is Pure and the Purifier of all, let us embrace that very God, so that He may direct our mental faculties in the right direction.
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youtube: Swami Niranjananda, Bihar School of Yoga
link: How to Meditate – Sue FitzMaurice
link: online meditation
link: Satyam Yoga Trust, Chennai
link: Buddhist Meditations
link: Vipassana Meditation (10 day silence courses)
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Reiki is a form of alternative medicine developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. Since its beginning in Japan, Reiki has been adapted across varying cultural traditions. It uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands-on-healing. Through the use of this technique, practitioners believe that they are transferring “universal energy” through the palms of the practitioner, which they believe encourages healing.
Reiki postulates the existence of a universal energy unknown to science and thus far undetectable surrounding the human body, which practitioners can learn to manipulate using their hands.
Imran: Well, science hasn’t yet gotten around to explaining consciousness any many other fundamental miracles of nature. Even if its only a placebo, man has shown time and again the power to heal is largely in the mind. See brainsync for example.
A lesser known, more subtle and independent branch of yoga is Yoga Tatva Mudra Vigyan – yoga mudras.
Entirely distinct and based on the principle of Ayurveda, yoga mudras are understood as a healing modality. The Sanskrit word mudra is translated as gesture or attitude. A mudra may involve the whole body or could be a simple hand position. Mudras used in combination with yogic breathing exercises enliven the flow of prana in the body by stimulating different parts of the body involved with breathing. Relating directly to the nerves, mudras create a subtle connection with the instinctual patterns in the brain and influence the unconscious reflexes in these areas. The internal energy is in turn balanced and redirected, affecting change in the sensory organs, glands veins and tendons. This adds a completely new dimension to the yoga experience.
In the 20th and 21st centuries, the yoga teacher Satyananda Saraswati, founder of the Bihar School of Yoga, continued to emphasize the importance of mudras in his instructional text Asana, Pranayama, Mudrā, Bandha..
The Jñāna mudrā (“mudra of wisdom”) is done by touching the tips of the thumb and the index together, forming a circle, and the hand is held with the palm inward toward the heart.
Prana mudra can be performed in both hands place the tips of thumb, ring finger and little finger together. Other fingers remain stretched.
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