Many people think Meditation is difficult and that you have to sit cross legged and have no thoughts at all to be successful at it. This is not the truth.
This course dispels the myths and teaches meditation in an easy to understand manner with techniques you can use anywhere and at any time.
Five simple techniques are taught that makes learning meditation easy and fun.
No prior experience is needed and the techniques can be done at any time, place and by anyone.
The methodolgies are tried and tested with thousands of happy students globally.
The techniques are simple, memorable, easy to use and effective.
Results will be seen as soon as the techniques are applied to daily living.
It is ideal for anyone feeling that life is speeding up, there is too much stress, anyone with feelings of depression and exhaustion and anyone who just wants to take more control on a daily basis of their thoughts and emotions.
Vikas Malkani is one of the world's leading teachers of Meditation. He is the founder of SoulCentre, Asia's Premier Centre for Personal Development.
He teaches people how to be happy, successful and how to bring out their greatest potential.
Meditation is easy to learn and enables you to look within and to see yourself and your talents.
In this program,Vikas will teach 5 simple techniques that you can use anywhere and at any time.
The practice and wisdom when applied will bring you step by step towards living your best life.
There are many misconceptions about Meditation.
Vikas clearly explains what Meditation is and also clears any doubts about what Meditation is not.
Vikas shares his personal life journey to help the listener understand that Vikas is just like everyone else and through applying these techniques he has been able to train his mind to be a friend and not an enemy.
Some points of clarification about Meditation;
Meditation is the teaching of freedom and power.
If something in life is not working, meditation allows you to identify it, own it and make changes in life.
Meditation gives you the skills to make life what you want it to be.
Dhyaan is the Sanskrit word for Meditation
Meditation is the complete training on how to make life better through the use of the mind.
Meditation is about 3 aspects;
Meditation teaches that you need to be of "full mind" in whatever you are doing.
So what is the difference between Meditation and Mindfulness? Meditation is seen as the complete book, and mindfulness is one chapter of this book.
There are 3 Anchors of Meditation and Vikas has created a model called " The Trinity of Meditation " which explains this in a simple manner;
This beautiful and memorable story of the German Shepherd Dog is actually about our life.
What lessons can we learn?
1) The Lesson of Ownership and Responsibility
Whatever you bring into your life , you have said "yes" to. You have made it happen. It is in your life with your permission . So remember this.
2) The Lesson of Choice and Consequence.
Anything that you bring into your life is also on its own journey. You cannot control it fully.
You can make choices, but you cannot control the consequences of these choices.
You have to look at life and consider " Are you walking the dog, or is the dog taking you for a run "
3) The Lesson of Option
There are always options available.
Technique Number One - STOP
This technique takes only 30 seconds
Simply stop everything else you are doing and tell the mind to 'STOP"
You are in effect stopping the " Dog " of your mind.
The mind has 60,000 - 100,000 thoughts a day
Meditation is not about making the mind have no thoughts , its about choosing a thought to focus upon.This leads to a peaceful mind, with more control and power.
When the mind focusses on a particular thought and pays attention to it, it becomes of "full mind" and "mindful "
If your mind jumps, or if different thoughts come in, then simply recognise the fact your mind has jumped away and simply bring it back onto your chosen thought.
Technique Number Two - Shaping your mind
As soon as you wake up, the mind starts working, and your day begins with thoughts.
The mind never stops thinking.
The last thing you do before you fall asleep is to have thoughts.
You spend more time with yourself, thinking to yourself than with any other human being.
Shaping your mind is a technique that introduces you to the " GAP ", this is the moment you wake up and before you become fully conscious and it is the moment when the mind is open and fluid.
Your day is not yet decided until your first thought starts and then your mind gets shaped by all these thoughts into how the day will be. Will it be a good day or a bad day really depends on these first thoughts.
As soon as the first thought happens, stop everything else and bring in a positive thought.
Shape your mind to bring in positives and the effect on your day will be remarkable.
Repeat the same exercise at night before you fall asleep .
The mind has to be set by us, so consciously set your mind by bringing in positive thoughts.
The mind is like silver- keep it polished at all times for it to shine bright.
Do not neglect it and make it your best friend.
Technique number Three - Breathe with Attention
Life starts with the first breath and ends with the last breath.
We are breathing all the time, yet we pay little attention to the breath each day.
"Breathe with Attention" is a simple technique and one you can do anywhere
The breath is bringing in the energy to keep you alive, yet we give it little attention.
This technique will bring peace of mind, stability, inner centering and bring the body to calmness.
It also allows the body to heal faster.
Technique number Four - 10 Soul Pull-ups.
We do physical pull-ups to strengthen the body, now its time to strengthen the Soul.
Do 10 "Soul Pull-ups" each and every day.
This technique is simple to do;
This technique reminds you of what is good in your life and what blessings you have.
It teaches you to focus on the good in life.
It takes only 5 minutes to practice and can change your life.
Move from a negative feeling of being "pissed with life" to a positive feeling of being " blissed with life"
Celebrate your life each and every day by keeping your mind positive, peaceful and happy.
Technique number Five - Count to 8
Vikas practices all these Meditation techniques himself and knows that they work.
The 5th technique "Count to 8" is good when you feel negative emotions arising.
The technique is simple to do, just follow these steps;
This technique combines counting and visualisation and the result is a calmer mind.
Lets recap on all 5 techniques
1) STOP your mind at least 8 times a day and for 30 seconds at a time.
2) Shaping your mind - Use the small window at the beginning and ending of each day to bring in positive thoughts.
3) Breathe with Attention - Focus your mind to stay on the breath.
4) 10 Soul pull ups - Remind yourself how many blessings you have in life.
5) Count to 8 - Use visualisation and focus on the counting.
The techniques are simple and easy to use.
The mind will jump here and there and get distracted. If this happens, do not be hard on yourself, simply bring the mind back to the technique and continue.
With practice, the mind will become positive, peaceful and powerful.
Remember as Vikas says " You are the author of your own life story " ...so make it a truly amazing one.
Stay connected with us at SoulCentre , we are happy to help in any way we can.
This fun quiz will test your new "mindset " about life and meditation
So before you start , 'STOP' your mind, bring in a positive thought of your success and then begin....
SoulCentre is Asia's Premier Personal Development Centre.
Vikas Malkani and Sally Forrest, the founders of SoulCentre, are leading experts and international best selling authors on personal development.
Our mission is to bring out the best in each and every person we meet.
Life is too short to live a boring, conditioned, unhappy and miserable life.... spend time on yourself and soon you will see that life is whatever we make it to be.
"We are the authors of our own life story " Vikas Malkani
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