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Pooja Sharma, mother of a 3-year-old, shares, “With daily practice of meditation I have discovered new skills of handling my baby boy. At this stage youth want to spread their wings and the touch the sky with their dreams and ambitions.
Meditating together with your young adults will help you bond better and will make your relation more special. With just 20 minutes for meditation, you can be one of the most smiling, peaceful and approachable parents in the world. What if you could happily accept all the changes and enjoy this lovely phase of your life to the maximum? The body is undergoing hormonal changes so you could experience morning sickness, heartburn, constipation, or even feel dizzy at times. Shares Meghana Kalta, a daily meditator, “Yoga and meditation were my handy tools which helped me all through my pregnancy. The fetus is slowly growing – hair, nails, eyes, ears, vocal cords and muscles begin to take shape.
At this time, when your baby’s ears are developing, it’s a good idea to listen to chants or soft music, such as that of veena, and watch nice, pleasant movies. You can also try out a few yoga asanas (body postures) during the first two trimesters of your pregnancy. 1st month – drink cold milk, avoid sour and pungent food, and eat food that can be easily digested. 2nd month – Take small portions of nutritious food at short intervals through the day and avoid fruit juice as it may induce vomiting.
If you are feeling anxious or undergoing normal mood swings, sit for a few minutes in meditation, it helps settle the mind.
The baby now begins to move inside you and so you would feel those butterfly sensations within!
At this time when you are prone to mood swings quite often, your husband also needs to be prepared to handle these changes in you with patience and care.
Now that your baby can sense every emotion that you undergo, it’s extremely important for you to stay happy, relaxed and peaceful. Meditation not just relaxes the mind and helps deal at the emotional level but is also an excellent way to relax the body. Written by Pritika Nair, based on inputs by Bharathy Harish, Sahaj Samadhi Meditation Teacher, and Dr. I'm New Art of Living Course (18+ yrs)Discover your unlimited power and freedom - not as a concept, but as a direct experience.
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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes, this meditation has been passed on to generations from thousands of years. Monica sighed as she sat heavily for a quick coffee and chocolate fix before the rush of after-school activities and household chores began. Do you feel that time is squeezed very tightly already and that the demands of family and work leave you with no time for yourself? You must have experienced at some point in your life that when you were full of joy and enthusiasm, there was no feeling of time pressure?


Tip – Have you seen how brushing teeth and bathing have become so much a part of our life that now we don’t really need to find time for it, we simply have time for it? Do you sometimes long for a holiday from the daily routine: getting a break from a difficult boss, a demanding schedule, and the constant clamor of people wanting something from you? Tip – The times you feel that you are too tired and exhausted, remind yourself that that’s when you need meditation the most (meditation is your favorite energy booster, right?). Is your life a chaotic cacophony of children screaming, TV blaring, and deadlines dropping in your in-box at any minute of the day? The good news is that as time goes by you will be able to meditate even in a noisy environment without getting disturbed. Tip - Meditating early in the morning is good, when everyone is asleep; it will keep you refreshed for the entire day. Do you feel you have limited time and the main thing you need to do to keep healthy, is physical exercise?
The solution is to have exercise and rest for the body but also plan to have exercise and rest for the mind. Meditation cultivates a happy and calm disposition and helps the thought processes to function at peak performance. Are you a parent juggling the care of your children while working to have financially security for them? If this is you, then obviously you love your children very much and want the best for them. Tip – Find a meditation buddy and look after each other’s children for “mother meditation time”.
Did you know that the things we turn to for short-term relief, such as chocolate, fried foods, and gossip, can bring long-term discomfort?
One of the best respites from the demands in your life is to have just 20 minutes of meditation to really relax and chill out.
It is really worth sticking with a commitment to be a regular meditator for long- term happiness and contentment.
Tip – Next time you take a break and are about to gorge on to something that you know might not be so healthy, just convert your little break into a 10-minute TOT (Time-Out Time) for yourself by meditating.
Sore eyes, out of the bed look, a stack of rough notes, sample test papers, and fresh stationary these describe the student gearing up for the exams. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living, says "Encourage children to be more energetic through proper food, physical exercise.
Meditation makes you feel free from within, makes you like a child, helps drop all the inhibitions, stiffness, concepts in the mind and shed all the barriers that you put on when communicating with others. If the mind vacillates between the past and the future, then it's not sharp enough in the present.
Anyone who has discovered anything or any creativity has sprung up in any mind is because it is already present in the field. Working out at the gym for long hours, training our taste buds to eat only healthy - you might have already tried all these and more to come back to good shape. If you are on a weight-control program, you might be keeping a regular check on your body’s basal metabolic rate (BMR). Have you noticed that the minute you stop working out for a few days, you immediately tend to put on a lot of weight? By practicing yoga and meditation, assimilation improves and desire for calorie-rich food decreases.
Excessive weight gain and weight loss are sometimes outcomes of hormonal imbalances in the body. Your craving for all kinds of food could be your biggest roadblock when it comes to losing weight. The next time you gorge on chocolates or anything junk, observe for a while why you are doing this?
If time is stopping you from working towards weight control, your all time solution – ‘meditation’ will help you find more time in the day!
Note: Each body type is different so the results of yoga and meditation practice may vary in each person. Based on inputs by Bharathy Harish and Piyadarshini Hariram, Sahaj Samadhi Meditation Teachers.
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In that moment when you take your baby in your hands for the first time your baby has already stolen you away from the rest of the world.
However, there are ways which can help every parent become more skillful, understanding and intuitive in dealing with the situations that they are faced with. So at this stage you have to be extra sensitive and use your intuitive skills to understand the needs of your baby. When my baby boy refuses to eat food, I start making sounds like ‘yum yum’, ‘very tasty’ rather than getting angry. I can attribute this to meditation because it helps me strike an effective balance in being a father and a friend at the same time,” shares Jaideep. It keeps us calm and helps us understand things from each other’s point of view and develops a bonding based on acceptance and trust,” shared Deepti Sachdev. When they find you peaceful and balanced in every situation, they find you approachable in any situation. It is a healing process in itself which helps increase the level of prana or life force energy in you, especially at a time when you are feeling lightheaded and low on energy. Women have all sorts of cravings during this time but I would crave for fruits – oranges, mangoes - and other health food. In case of constipation (a common pregnancy symptom), you may take Ayurvedic medicines such as Mridu Anuloman or Matravasti. Intake of milk, rice, coconut water, rice water, sweet rice pudding (Kheer) and clarified butter (Ghee) is good. Preferably, meditate around the same time everyday for better results – morning, before lunch, or evening. You may also have a lot of mood swings and emotional upheavals at this time, primarily due to hormonal shifts in the body. It can help release the pressure on the spinal cord so that you feel more comfortable during the last phase of your pregnancy. Grind almond, pistachio, cucumber, sunflower, pumpkin and melon seeds, walnut, chironji, cardamom and nutmeg. Open to all who have completed an Art of Living Course.Find one near youWisdom SeriesCommentaries on ancient sacred texts, by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, presented in a simplified manner which can be applied to daily modern life.
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Please discuss the value of Vedic traditions of Masters who have preserved the purity of this meditation for thousands of years. Usually people would pass on this technique to someone who qualifies as capable and obedient so that they will make the best use of it. Her friend had come to visit her and as always was energetic and positive about her life despite having a busy job and a growing family.
In a happy state of mind, everything gets done effortlessly and you become very creative in getting tasks done. With regular practice of meditation, the stresses drop away and your natural happiness and energy expands. Well, in the same way, discover the most convenient 20 minutes of the day for yourself and make meditation a part of your day! In meditation, the deep impressions of the day, which drag us down, are effortlessly released. Do you live in a cramped apartment with family or others who expect you to be on call at all times? Be very clear with the people around you that meditation is important to you, and ask them to respect your time and space. Do you have a sedentary job and feel the tension in your shoulders and back after a day spent in front of the computer? Make sure to choose some different yoga asanas from time to time in your regime, which will help add a different flavor to it and keep away the boredom. Here we bring you the advantages of yoga and meditation and how they can help your kid to shine on.
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The practice of meditation makes you skillful in all your actions, enables you to be happy and maintain an undying smile, come what may. Now, how about adding something that’s natural, has no side effects, is extremely easy and hardly takes 15-20 minutes of your day? Wondering how something related to the mind can have anything to do with shedding pounds and kilos? Meditation helps restore that harmony in the system so that if you are overweight, you lose pounds and if you are underweight, you gain the ability to put on. How easy is it to stop yourself from buying a doughnut each time you pass the bakery shop with the fine aromas floating around? The next time you stretch out to grab a packet of chips or chocolates, you are immediately aware that it’s not going to help you reduce weight and you can substitute them with healthy alternatives.
Sleep, junk food, sweets – all of these have the power to make you drop out of your weight-control plan very easily. Wondering why is there a need to lose weight when you have already accepted that you are fat?
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Just his or her mere entrance in your life changes you totally and even before you know it, you start exhibiting the beautiful qualities of an extreme level of patience, love and care.From the fetal period to birth, from babyhood to teenage years - their career, their married life, and even after that, a parent’s love for the child remains deep like the ocean and vast like the sky. With daily practice of meditation, your intuitive ability blossoms and you find it easier to communicate to the little one. They often also want to be independent (‘Me do it’) and insist they do things on their own.
When you are calm and fresh, creativity also wells up in you and dealing with your toddler will be such a pleasure without the fatigue factor. This is the time when you need to build up trust in your children, become their confidants and sounding-boards - from career guidance to advice on boyfriends and girlfriends.
This is also the time when your body needs energy the most for the growth of the baby and meditation is a natural source of energy available with you.
Cat Pose, Triangle Pose, and Wind-Relieving Pose are a few examples (see more yoga poses during pregnancy).
It will bring a lot of peace and harmony in both of you and also prevent you against succumbing to emotional swings.
Due to enormous weight gain during this period, and the position that the baby moves into in preparation for labor, you will feel a stretch in the pelvic area and on your pubic bone. Also, during labor, you may practice Sudarshan Kriya, a unique breathing technique designed by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. But sometimes, amidst all the exhilaration, a bit of tension and stress may start coming in. Isn't this the general notion that something easy and simple is not that effective and it doesn't bring you many benefits? Monica knew that her friend was a regular meditator and wanted to experience the same zest for life.
At the same time, be gentle and accommodate the noise, the chaos, and the complaints with a smile. Students are barred from watching TV, mobile phones confiscated and friends are not entertained.
Listen to music, talk to friends or family, play outside or take a walk for 10 to 15 minutes. Fresh fruits, green vegetables can go a long way in supplementing the body’s needs during this period. Perception, observation and expression -these three aspects which are integral to any exercise can blossom when our mind has a good rest.
Exercising at the gym simply increases your appetite but may not necessarily improve assimilation. Also, over a period of time with regular meditation practice, you will find that your cravings have dropped. That of course can be easy to squeeze out anytime of the day as per your convenience, isn’t it? That’s because when you accept your physique, you become calm and settled within and stop worrying about things.
Fill in the form below to learn more about how meditation can aide you in overcoming daily issues and improve your life. Meditation gives you deep rest and helps you maintain your energy level and inner state of happiness all day. This is the time when you need to be a friend to them and yet be assertive whenever required.
It gives you the strength to sow the seeds of human values in them and guide them to evolve as a balanced human being. Let’s look at the various developments during each trimester of your pregnancy and give you some tips on how to live them better.
However, make sure to consult your doctor before practicing any of these postures on your own.
In fact, you can meditate even three-four times a day all through your pregnancy with the Sahaj mantra. And something which brings you benefits, you have to toil a lot, put so much effort into it, this is the general belief.
Wake up with the sunrise, and doing some light yoga exercises like surya namaskar followed by simple breathing exercises (eg.
When children do yoga, meditation, play creative and co-operative games, not competitive games, their energy levels go up. If you ask a poet how he or she came up with such a beautiful poem, the poet says, "I don't know!" Whether it is a scientific discovery or an art, the mystery is from, ‘Where has it come from?’The source is unknown.
Whereas on the mental level or the level or creativity, lesser the effort, greater the result. Even if you are not able to exercise for some days, you won’t start gaining weight suddenly.
Daily meditation practice helps strengthen your intention to lose weight so that you become more committed to exercising, following a moderated diet and other healthy practices.
With such a state of mind, it becomes much easier to work towards losing weight and your effort is also more effective.
You also need to be constantly creative in finding new ways to deal with them without getting angry or tired. It’s a good idea to meditate together with your loved ones; group practice always has greater impact. I said, however one is wired, just teach them, and whatever progress they have to make they will do so.If they qualify – well and good! There is so much to do and so little time we see the student of the year – crumbling under pressure. And when your work efficiency increases with meditation, you can finish all your work in less time and also find more time to plan out your weight-loss strategy.
It would help keep everyone relaxed and joyful, at the same time alert and aware on what to do and how. So I just opened the flood gates and said okay, everybody, let’s give this knowledge to everyone!
Deeper the breath, more the intake of oxygen, more the supply of oxygen to the brain, it works more efficiently.
If you have forgotten something, the more effort you put to remember that, the longer it takes for you to remember. We are able to accept their perspective and give them the space to grow at their own pace even while keeping a watchful eye to ensure they succeed. At the same time, you are witnessing new developments yourself every week – some interesting, some difficult to handle. Head bending poses: All forward bending yoga poses or yoga asanas flows more blood to the head region and along with long deep breathe which increases the amount of oxygen in the blood can result in more relaxed, sharp and focused mind.
And meditation is based on that law combined (that of the mind and body), when you are totally effortless.
Walk up the wide avenue with Saint Mary's Catholic Hospital (Seongmo Pyeongweon) on your left, about 200 meters.
Walk by the public procurement office on your right and get to the National Library (Gungnip Toseogwan) at the corner of a narrow street branching off the main avenue to the right.
Make a left and walk 50 meters to another T intersection and make a right into a street going steeply down.



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