3 Surprising Health Benefits of Meditation

3 Surprising Health Benefits of Meditation

Information about Meditation ‘Aummmmmmm…….’ Just the mere sound of this single word evokes positive vibrations throughout the body. ‘Aum’ Chanting is a form of Yogic meditation or Dhyana. The practice of Dhyana or Meditation which dates back to several centuries, is more relevant today than ever before. This ancient wisdom which belonged to our sages has helped not only those who seek spirituality but also those who simply wish to unwind. The profound idea of looking inwards and connecting with oneself has helped generations achieve a sense of calm, balance and gratitude. The thought that one can be at peace with the world only if one is at peace with oneself, rings true in today’s fast paced era of digitalisation. Having been an ardent...

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Yoga: The Cause of Extreme Happiness

We hear a lot of contemplation on what is the purpose of life and there is so much discussion on having goals in every sphere of life from marks for students, to targets for salesmen, to weight loss or financial milestones. But in my humble opinion, the ultimate objective behind all of the above is to simply be happy. If every moment of our life can be full of happiness, it will manifest in everything we say or do. Life throws different stimuli at us every time and we do not control the stimulus at most times. But we are in full control of our response to the stimulus and thus whatever be the situation, from having a heartbreak to getting a pink slip, from facing a health challenge to financial woes, we can choose our response. Choose...

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The Power of Intention

I was reading a beautiful book authored by Dr Wayne Dyer on the power of intention and was reminded of my grandparents who always said “shubh shubh bolo” which meant always speak something good or positive because situations turn out to be the way we express them. We attract energies from the universe every moment based on our intentions so why invite negative energy with a negative thought or speech. I was immersed in this thought on the power of intention and suddenly there was a hurricane of energy and excitement knocking at my house door. My 11 year old son was waiting to share with pride that his football team had defeated the strongest team in his school’s inter house football tournament. Just three days ago, he was sulking and...

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BALANCE – A State Of Equilibrium

We all know the literal meaning of this simple and very humble word, Balance. It is something we seek in almost all aspects of life. Balance, keeps the sanity between our internal and external beings, between our spiritual and bodily virtues. With the respective aspects, It is the core of every mental and physical activity we perform. Our mind today bear weight in face of stress and our bodies bear it in face of fatigue. The physical fatigue and mental stress , form a perfect concoction for an imbalanced mind, body and soul . It is imperative to combat this imbalance and take up each day as a fresh, happy start !! On certain days I am able to keep a very cool head and deal with the most horrid situations and on the other day, tea not...

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An Attitude Of Gratitude

I was surprised to see a ‘Thank You’ card lying in the small temple we have in the house. After some preliminary search, I realized it was made by my five year old son. I was obviously curious and asked him what this “Thank You” card was all about and he simply said, he wanted to thank God for the situation he was in. Just a week ago we had visited an orphanage and he had seen many children without parents who were dependent on others for everything. My son felt he was always happy because of God as he gave him everything without asking. At the age of five, my little son taught me a very big lesson – Develop an attitude of gratitude. We often take things for granted and forget to acknowledge and cherish the things we are blessed...

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What is a Prayer?

Most of us were introduced to prayers and praying early in our life. From the first “sholka” which was sounded in our ear when we were born to final prayer for our departed soul, prayers have always been part of us, living or dead. But at most time’s people have only prayed without understanding is a prayer. Praying without understanding what is praying is meaningless to say the least. Whom you pray, when you pray, what you pray about is important, but the basic question is WHAT IS A PRAYER? Praying is simply conditioning of the mind, the announcement of entering a new phase, the signal of changing the track. When you wake up and say a prayer first thing in the morning, the prayer is about telling yourself about the new day you are...

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