Friday, August 26, 2011

Skill development through Self Management

Self Management Process:
People frequently ask what is this Self Management, why self management and How to do so...
It has been explained in previous posts that it is not so easy. There are several components of Self Management, some of them are radiated in the picture below:

Health Management, Thought Management, Time Management and Will-power Management are the primary components

Stress Management, Anger Management,Lifestyle Management Diet Management and other practical aspects are the secondary components of this process.

Management of self grows slowly and it develops the potentials and skills in life. What should be the next step in our life? Meditate for a while, Try to find out the objective and work hard to achieve that. It depends what we want to develop....... Strength grows when we dare, Unity grows when we cheer, Mission grows when we share... & Team grows when we care....

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Meditation: A Self Management Technique

The Practice of Meditation is to open the inner eyes. Explaining what mediation is, it can be said that it is an art of observation and Guru is the one who teaches us to observe. Negativity is prevailing because the art of viewing (circumstances) has deteriorated. It is the time to change our outlook and our attitude to stay away from negativity. Giving an example, Gurudev Pandit Sri Ram Sharma Acharya wrote a book 'Mahakal aur Yug Pratyavartan Prakriya' in six days during the acute pain of Sciatic in his legs. This is idealism of doing the constructive work even in the most adverse situations. The path of spirituality is like walking on a double edged sword. All the great saints like Meera, Kabir, Ramkrishna Paramhans, Shri Arvind and Vivekananda has faced immense difficulties. Sacrifice is the key for walking on the path of spirituality and the biggest sacrifice is to lose self, our own existence, our own ego. Dhyan is a process where Guru gives a new eye. Because the physical eyes can see the circumstances around but the INNER eye is to watch within i.e. our emotions and our thoughts. If we want to tackle the circumstances around we need to see within as the solution for the source of the problems around. The biggest barriers for Dhyan is our past sanskar and our way of living. These conflicts within us can be destroyed by Guru. Maharshi Arvind calls human beings as 'Mental Animals' whose biological nature dominates the psychological nature. Untill the sanskars are cleansed, a person cannot change. All academic degrees have no value in front of the art of Dhyan. Dhyan is a process of cleansing sanskars. One can run away from everything in this world except his own mind. Dhyan lessens the weight of mind. Dhyan gives us an introduction to our own self. Dhyan is a process to fill our self with light. If we want to have a wider vision as compared with an average person and if we want to develop our emotional quotient,we must perform Dhyan. Dhyan (Meditation) is the only process to develop the divinity within

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Self Management Technique (Yoga Nidra)

Yoga Nidra is one of the finest way to Self Management Yoga-Masters as well as Psychologists are using it now days as a Psycho-spiritual Technique of Healing. Ancient Indian scriptures are pregnant with the knowledge of self realization. Yoga Nidra may be one such technique at the same path. It is a complete practice of Yoga Sadhana. It can lead the aspirant at the stage of Samadhi. These days Yoga Nidra is practiced as a best-known technique to induce complete physical mental and emotional relaxation. Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness, which is, neither sleep nor awaken, neither is it concentration nor hypnotism. It can be defined, as an altered state of consciousness.

For the practice of Yoga Nidra one should lie flat on his back and follow the spoken instruction of yoga instructor. It is convenient to use Yoga Nidra tape. During the practice there should be no movement by the practitioner, as well as he should try to remain awake and aware of every given instruction. In Yoga Nidra, it is not necessary to concentrate. One should just keep the mind moving from point to point and be aware of every experience. Yoga Nidra means sleep with a trace of awareness. Practice of Yoga Nidra in this study is the simplest method of relaxation which is being practiced in the flat lying position of shavasana and follows the spoken instruction of Yoga instructor. The practice includes the resolve, body part awareness, breath awareness and visualization.

Scientists are taking advantage of new technologies to see exactly what goes on inside the brains of Yoga nidra practitioners. The neuroscientists hypothesize that regular meditation actually alters the way the brain is wired, and that these changes could be at the heart of claims that meditation can improve health and well-being. But the rigors of the scientific method might never have been applied to studying the practice of Yoga Nidra.

Dr. Kamakhya Kumar in 2006 awarded by Ph. D. degree by Dr. A. P J Abdul Kalam (President of India) for his work "Psycho-physiological Changes as Related to Yoga Nidra". He observed six months effects of yoga nidra on some Physiological, hematological and some Psychological parameters on the practitioners and he found a significant change on above mentioned parameters.