Pranayam is a technique related to breathing pattern in which balanced, regular, and rhythmic inhalation and exhalation in specific method is performed. It is comprised of four stages:
- Purak (Inhalation)
- Rechak (Exhalation)
- Antrika Kumbhak (Holding the breath inside after inhalation)
- Bahya Kumbhak (Holding the breath outside after exhalation)
The concept of "prana" can be illustrated through an example. Electricity flows through a wire to a bulb. The presence of electricity can only be felt when the bulb lights up. Similarly, prana is the vital energy that like electricity flows through the human body and gets manifested through our actions. Pranayam is the technique to master over this prana.
Types of Pranayam
There are several types of pranayam, which mainly differ in the way exhalation and inhalations are performed. Some popular ones include
Objectives of Pranayam
The main objective of pranayam is development, expansion, control and regulate the flow of of vital energy throughout the body, create a link between the physical body and the soul, to heal physical and mental disorders and bring about harmony between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the body.
Benefits of Pranayam
The various stages of a well-performed pranayam provides many benefits...
In general, pranayam promotes uninterrupted flow of the vital energy through nerves. Inhalation gives energy to the body. Exhalation cures the abdominal ailments. Holding the breath awakens the inherent potentials. Some pranayam such as chandra-bhedi cools the body, purifies the blood and re-energizes the body. Similarly, sheetali pranayam quenches the thirst, regulates the blood pressure and enhances the glow of the face. It also reflects the coolness and tranquility of mind. It helps control the breath rate and improve mental concentration. It also helps in realization of divine and intuitive powers
It is essential to learn the correct technique of pranayam before we practice it. An ill-performed pranayam may effect the health adversely. Following are some of the precautions that must be considered in order for pranayam to be effective.
- Select a neat, clean, and noise-free location
- Always perform pranayam with empty-stomach
- Keep the neck and the spine erect and straight
- Keep the body relaxed
- Never perform pranayam if intoxicated
Pranayam is a scientific technique of correct breathing process. Well-performed pranayam not only assist in sustaining good physical health but also heal diseases that are otherwise difficult to tackle. Pranayam is an important part of Preksha Meditation Camp and conducted under the direct supervision of well trained Yoga instructors and trainers. Both theoretical and practical aspects of pranayam are taught during the camps so that participants get an in-depth knowledge of the correct way of doing it.
"Asana and Pranayam are stage three and four on the eight fold path of Ptanajali's Raja Yoga"
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Yogasanas, the yogic exercises are an essential part of Preksha Meditation. Until and unless the body is put into a relaxed, still and steady posture, one fails to achieve deep state of meditation. According to the Jain yoga practices, in the beginning, one should perform the yogic exercises on the floor in a lying posture that requires less energy. Subsequently yogic exercises in sitting and standing postures may be performed which increases the levels of energy consumption.
Objectives of Yoga
The main objectives of yogic exercises are as under:
- To achieve mental and physical well-being
- To prepare the body and mind for meditation
- To gain mental strength
- To built a strong foundation of spirituality
Yogic Exercises and Meditation
Physical exercises are included in Preksha Meditation to bring positive transformation in our personality. It is believed that improper way of meditation sometimes may adversely affect the digestive system and make it inefficient and dull. Yogic exercises, if performed along with meditation, have the ability to neutralize this effect. Simultaneously, meditation and yogic exercises can help to control our emotions through the awakening of various psychic centers and regulation of the endocrine system. For example, Sashankaasan can prove helpful in controlling anger. Similarly, a combination of meditation and different yogic exercises such as padmaasan, vajraasan, sukhaasan may provide multiple benefits to the practitioner.
Yogic Exercises and Aerobics
Aerobics is undoubtedly extremely helpful in promoting physical fitness. But it creates a tension in muscular system, which in long term can cause problem. However, yogic exercises offer several additional benefits to the practitioner if done accurately and are therefore, superior to aerobics in the following manner.
- During the yogic exercises, the movement of the body is kept slow and gentle and emphasis is given to correct the way of breathing in contrast to aerobics.
- Since yogic exercises are very slow and gentle, they cause little or no harm to the body. Whereas aerobics are very fast, and vigorous and have inherent risk of causing physical injury.
- Yogic exercises promote the health of both the physical and physiological organs of the body while aerobics concentrate mainly on the development and growth of the body muscles.
- In yogic exercises, there exist a provision to provide autosuggestions to the mind and the inner organs. Aerobics offer no such technique.
- Overall, yogic exercises offer physical, mental, and emotional well being while aerobics can provide only physical health.
Benefits of Yoga
In general, the yogic exercises offer following long-term benefits:
Specific Recommendations for Yogic Exercises
For yogic exercises, it is absolutely essential to select appropriate place, apparel, time, and right technique.
A clean, serene, and well-ventilated location is desirable. Avoid a damp, dirty or polluted place. One should wear loose, light, and comfortable clothes. It is recommended to perform all types of yogic exercises on a thick blanket in order to avoid the loss of energy.
In general, yogic exercises are performed early in the morning. However, few yogic exercises can also be done safely 3-4 hours post meals. Different rules apply to different yogic exercises. So it is advised to perform them under proper guidance. Vajraasan can be practiced immediately after meal but not sarvangaasan. Similarly, the duration of different yogic exercises vary with the type of the exercises, age, and physical condition of the practitioner. In general, 20-30 minutes are sufficient for most of the yogic exercises. Although, the practitioner may choose to take breaks in between and perform particular exercises for 5-10 minutes in a session. It is absolutely essential to maintain a daily routine. If we are unable to find sufficient time to perform specific exercises for every part of the body, we must at least pay daily attention to five most important parts of our body viz. brain, backbone, heart and lungs, abdomen, and the feet.
A regular regime of a combination of yogic exercises is a safe, sure, versatile, and scientific way to promote physical, mental, and spiritual well being. The applicability is not limited to particular factors. Hence can be performed by one and all.
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Naturopathy is a science and art of natural medication, healthy living and a system of drugless healing having its roots firmed on well-founded philosophy. Naturopathy has its own concept of curing and healing different diseases with its own principles of treatment.
Difference of Naturopathy Treatments with other existing medications
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Reasons of Diseases and Naturopathic Cure
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In Sanskrit, the word "Mantra" implies – ‘a liberator of mind’. A mantra is composed of potent sound syllables that are capable of influencing the human system both physically and spiritually. Many seed letters and terms or phrases that can be recited incantatory are available for chanting. Among these, 'Aum', 'Hreem', 'Shreem' 'Kleem' etc., are seed letters. These are invested with great powers. An articulation of a word generates special kind of sound waves and vibrations, which influence our mind. Mantra plays an important role in Preksha Meditation.
Why Mantra Meditation?
The human mind is inherently unstable. It does not concentrate on one point for a long time. The chanting of mantra is an easy and effective tool for making the mind focus on one object and achieve better concentrations. Mantras help break our unconscious and subconscious thought and desire patterns, which keep us in bondage to past conditioning. The seed mantra is a thought force and generates energy. Our subconscious mind is restructured by the energy of the mantra. Mantra can create a protective shield for a practitioner which helps him to pursue meditation for longer durations. Mantras are important tool for clearing and cleansing the mind. It helps in the development of inner power and Self-purification.
How does Mantra Work?
The Vibrations of sound produced by a person influences both the person and the space. When the practitioner of Mantra pronounces the mantra, the vibration of sound influences the gross body, especially the spinal cord and the neurons of the brain. As the intensity of sound vibrations increases it influences the subtle body and brings transformation in behavior and attitude and develops inner power. The sound vibrations get amplified with the help of vital energy and strength of consciousness of the practitioner, creating the frequency of sound waves for mantra far beyond the limits of ultrasonic and supersonic vibrations. The human brain is made up of interconnected neurons. When we think, each neurons form a strong path known as memory. When we read a book number of times, we remember most of the topics and can recall them because we strengthen these pathways and create memory. When a mantra is chanted number of times, it strengthens certain pathways, giving powers.
Technique of doing Mantra Meditation
Chanting of mantras are of three types characterized by high voiced, low voiced and silent chanting which are classified as
- Low-toned Chanting
- Chanting Mentally
The process constitutes an effort to migrate from the gross to the subtle. Gross sounds produce gross vibrations and subtle sounds produce subtle vibrations. Subtle vibrations are far more powerful than the gross ones. In the initial stages gross vibrations play key role in bringing about a change. However, in order to achieve higher levels of change and in advanced stages of meditation, it is essential to be able to move towards the subtle vibrations. In the subtle stages, the distance between the meaning and the words disappear. At this stage, language and thought get closer to each other and become indistinguishable. To have better concentration during Mantra meditation, various psychic centers are used. Along with it colors are also used.
We can also synchronize breathing with Mantra.
Precautions to be observed during Mantra Meditation
For the chanting of mantra to be effective and fruitful, it is essential that recitation be done diligently and systematically in a correct manner. Wrong pronunciation of words, lack of mental concentration during chanting and too fast or too lethargically performed chanting are some of the major obstacles in realizing the benefits of this technique.
Sample Mantra Recitation
There are a number of mantras that have been successfully applied during Preksha Meditation training programs. For example, 'Arham' and 'AumHreem Arham Namah' are the common ones. The technique of recitation of the mantra Aum-Hreem-Arham-Namah is as follows:
While reciting the word 'Aum', concentrate the mind on the tip of the nose, the center of vital energy . Try to perceive the mantra 'Aum' on this center. Then shift your attention to the middle of the eyebrows, the center of intuition and perceive the mantra 'Hreem' there. Now focus your total attention on the middle of the forehead, the center of enlightenment and visualize the mantra Arham. Towards the end, focus your concentration on the front part of the head, the center of peace and perceive the mantra 'Namah' here. In the first stage, recite the mantra. In the next stage, realize the mantra on the specific center with bright white color. At this stage, mantra becomes meditation.
Benefits of doing Mantra Meditation
It improves concentration. Cure diseases if used with right technique, for example as described in Preksha Therapy. Brings transformation in behaviour and habits. Increases inner power. Specific Mantra have specific benefits associated with them.