Your 4 week Transformation guide

By Amitabh Swetta

Wow. I began to wonder — do I actually have a specific “lifestyle”? Well, it seems I have! And straight away I wanted to put it into words, setting it out logically point by point. And it actually turns out to be ridiculously simple. I ended up putting it into four sections — one a week. That’s just one month of independent work in order to change your life for the better!

So, for every week there’s a plan made up of three tasks, which you need to incorporate into your life and keep doing for the rest of the month. Ideally, you should continue doing them even after this, but that’s for you to decide.

 

WEEK 1: PURIFYING YOUR MIND AND BODY

  1. An early start, around 6 am. This is when you’ll find the time for yourself which you never have enough of during the day. You’ll find it to be a period of peace and quiet, when you’ll be able to sort out various things which you need to do without being distracted, because everyone else is still asleep. This an ideal time for morning exercises, which will help prepare you for living the upcoming day to the max. Feeling lazy and a reluctance to get out of bed early really aren’t an indication that you are tired. In my opinion, this shows that you don’t really want to live your own life. What’s the point in getting out of bed, when it’ll just be the same depressing weather, the subway, traffic, work…But what if, instead of this mentality, you realised another great day is coming up, and your first thought when you woke up was ‘roll on the morning!’? Admit it — if you felt like this, getting up early would hardly be a problem. This is just simple logic. If you’re living life to the full, you’ll want to jump out of bed. Or viewed the other way round — if you jump out of bed in the morning, life will begin to burn more brightly!

  1. Better nutrition. The upcoming changes will demand a tremendous amount of energy from you. Most likely, you’re currently using up most of your energy on keeping your body functioning in the face of the effects of alcohol, cigarettes, and heavy, fatty or otherwise unhealthy food.  Each of us has our own personal set of such vices which we need to own up to. Or rather, we need to overcome them. You can choose whichever kind of diet seems right to you. Personally, I’m vegetarian and believe in eating uncooked food.  But there’s one thing which I know applies to all of us: alcohol, potato chips, sugary drinks, pre-prepared meals, junk food — none of these things fit into anyone’s idea of healthy eating.  Therefore, you should cut all of these things out of your diet. Also, reduce the size of the portions you eat, and don’t fill up before you go to bed. In other respects, just listen to what your own body is telling you, or take some advice from a dietician. The most important thing, though, is to avoid burdening yourself with toxins. Instead, you need to ease the plight of your body as much as possible by eating light, healthy, tasty food. You’ll be happier and have more energy needed for an active lifestyle.
  2. Sport. I love sport and for me it’s absolutely mandatory.  I never tire of saying that keeping one’s body well-toned and healthy is vital for one’s spiritual health. To shake some life out of a tired body, you need to shake your body itself! And by any method which seems right for you. I like yoga, running and dancing. Try to move around a lot more every day, in any way you can — dance in front of the mirror when you’re getting ready for work; take a pass on the elevator in favour of the stairs; establish a full workout for yourself at the gym.

 

 

WEEK 2: PUTTING YOUR PRIVATE LIFE IN ORDER

  1. Clean up your personal space. Throw out everything! It’s time to bring order to every corner, table and cupboard in your home (stuffing things in the attic doesn’t count). Think about it: every single object in your house — even the smallest — not only takes up space, but also consumes some of your energy. Is it really worth holding on to it? I became so keen on this method that I threw almost all of my things out in the trash. Keep only stuff which really is useful or you actually need, which makes you happy, or which you most cherish. One other thing — if up till now you’ve kept that teddy bear which your lover gave you for Valentines Day in 1998, but you already broke up with them a long time ago, then you don’t need such ‘happy’ memories any more. Rid yourself of it, without hesitation. Once you’ve done all this, you’ll find that you feel a whole lot better. Especially if you wipe up the dust everywhere, and wash the floors.

 

  1. Sort out your personal business; fulfil your obligations. Do you remember how many years it is that you’ve been planning to learn Spanish? And how many times have you promised to drive up to visit your grandparents on the East Coast? How many of your New Year’s resolutions have you been transferring from the old to the new list, already for years on end? You need to remind yourself of all the promises which you’ve made to yourself and to others, and decide how you’re going to deal with them. You essentially have two options: (1) fulfil them, or (2) striking them from your ‘to do’ list forever. But if you can’t give up on your grandparents, of course, then go tomorrow. Do what you need to do instead of dragging around those feelings of obligation and disappointment in yourself.
  2. Sort out your social life. Break off any relationships which you feel pull you backwards or make you depressed. Give up talking to all those who have a negative outlook, who are arrogant, and with whom you have nothing in common. Learn to just walk away, and to say no. Allow yourself to be ungrateful, ill-mannered, to act crazy, to be unpleasant — if that’s what it takes to feel free. The only exception to all this should be your parents. In my view, you absolutely have to be on good terms with them, even if this is hard work.

WEEK 3: PLANS, GOALS AND DREAMS

  1. Write down, and then carry out your plans. It seems we’ve ended up with a list of tasks to do from last week. How does this make you feel? Do you feel happy and enthusiastic about this? Are you rolling up your sleeves in anticipation? If the answer’s no, then maybe it’s worth striking off a few more things. Or alternatively, actually carry them out, and thenstrike them off. In both cases though, the result that awaits you is a surge in strength and a renewed thirst for life. Remember, what is it that you love or at some point used to love doing? Don’t forget that you should not only be taking your work and financial obligations seriously, but also plan your free time — so you can relax, see friends and loved ones, and (this is the one every one always forgets) find time for yourself. You should write the kind of plan that you’ll be itching to get started on. Write it out all in one go, and don’t forget to include specific deadlines and steps to take. Imagine the story of your life is going to be the subject of a book; it should be one you would want to read yourself.
  2. List your most implausible dreams. This is one of my absolute favourite things to do. I do this exercise regularly, and each time my ideas become even more ridiculous. You have to make a list of all those things you dream of doing, but which is so implausible that you know it will absolutely never happen. This might include becoming ruler of the world or climbing Mount Everest when you’re 89. Ignore the sensible voice in your head ,and imagine that the world is your oyster; all you have to do is click your fingers. You have all the time, money, connections, and talent that you need. What would you do? By the way, my first list of pipe-dreams of this kind, which I wrote back in February 2014, has now been completely realised in its entirety. And now I find it funny that my wishes were so modest, but at the time they seemed impossible to achieve.
  3. Plan things on a daily basis. Write a plan for the next day every evening. It doesn’t matter whether it’s short, or only a rough plan — it can be any kind of plan as long as you’ve written it. And it’s important to do it specifically in the evening. Even if you don’t remember anything from it the next day, you’ll be more productive. This has been tried and tested! Moreover, don’t forget to have a look at your overall plan and ask yourself where you’re going in life. Are you going anywhere at all?

WEEK 4: EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS

  1. Try to live differently. Even the smallest things can have an effect. Take a different route to work. Drop into a cafe where you’ve never been before, or a very expensive shop. Try a new kind of sport. Try doing what you’ve never done before. And every day, when you’re busy with stuff you’re used to doing all the time, ask yourself the question — what can I do a little differently right now? You need to get into the habit of trying something new; that way you’ll gradually get off the beaten track.
  2. Get out of your comfort zone. Of course, if you’ve managed to carry out all the previous steps, you’ve already advanced a long way out of your comfort zone. But you need to go further and look your biggest fears in the eyes. And not only look at them, but also do battle with them. On this subject, I am a proponent of radical methods. Scared of heights? Go skydiving. Terrified of your boss? Go to him alone with a new project proposal. If you dread meeting new people, head to a party where you don’t know anyone else (and go on your own, so you can’t talk to your friend all night). We learn new things and develop in these kinds of situations.
  3. Take a break. You thought what? This is going to be all hard work? Only ‘taking a break’ here means that you have to get out of the house, turn off the Wi-Fi connection, and spend some time alone. It also means giving yourself some honest feedback. What was this past month like for you? How did it all go, what changes occurred in your life? And how will you carry on and go further now that it’s over?

The things which await you as you stand at the mid-way point in this journey (that’s right, it’s not the end, for this road goes on forever) will exceed your expectations. By carrying out these things (which are really very simple!) every day and working them into your life, you’ll begin to feel a sense of harmony and omnipotence; you’ll start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Yes, it sounds a bit pretentious…but believe me, it’s true.”

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Understanding Bio Energy

Where do we gain energy from?  What is this energy? what runs us? these are the questions that are unanswered all the time.
To make things easier and clearer we need to understand ourselves deeper.
We generally have started thinking that the brain governs everything in the body. but then turn i might ask you a question. If you think that everything is governed by the brain, then what is governing the brain?

This is where the concept of Bio Energy comes into picture. We need to understand this system of energy which is a part of me, you and everything we see and feel around us. The deeper understanding of the self reaches you to the ultimate wisdom.

Let us understand this system of the Bio Energy and what runs ‘us’.

We primarily derive energy from seven elements.

EARTH: This is the first element in the system of bio energy. It is solid, dense, gross and very hard. It is related to all solid and hard structures that show shape – e.g. bones, muscles, teeth and nails. The Earth element is responsible for giving structure, shape and strength to the body.  The earth is also responsible for gravity itself and our time on the earth is why we age.

The tanmatra for Earth element is Gandha (Smell). The small particles of earth are scattered all over the place gives us the sense of smell and the sense of security. The sensory organ related is nose. Nose is more hard compared to other sensory organs. 
Qualities of earth element are heavy, dull, dense hard and gross.  

Energy centre: Muladhara Placement: Perineum for men and at the tailbone for women. 

WATER: The second element is water. It is also called as jala or Apa. Whenever we think of water qualities like liquidity or fluidity comes to our mind. Water shows important quality of binding – e.g. if we see dry soil, we cannot make a ball out of it.  But if we add water to the soil, then we can easily make mud balls. This binding nature helps in forming different structures in the body as it binds the 2 cells together. Hence this element is a constructive force. Remember that life on this planet began with water. In this water itself our DNA was forged. 


The tanmatra of water element is rasa (taste). The sense of taste or the ability to taste depends on the liquidity that exists within in the mouth in the form of saliva. Dry mouth along with dry tongue is unable to give sense of taste. 
The water element exhibits qualities like cool, liquid, dull soft, and sliminess. Its main actions are cohesiveness and adhesiveness.

Energy centre: Swadhishtana           Placement: 2 Inches below the navel


FIRE: This element is also called as teja or agni. All various forms of transformation including digestion of food are carried out by fire element.  
The tanmatra of fire element is Rupa (Vision). Perception of light is carries out by this tanmatra. 

Fire element is hot, sharp, light, dry and subtle.  

Various functions carried out by this element are penetration, digestion of food, and transformation of thoughts, intelligence and perception of light.

Energy centre: Manipura        Placement: Solar plexus

AIR: Air is the great element that shows a sense of movement. Vayu or air initiates & directs motion or movement. Air element keeps the body in constant motion. 

The tanmatra of Air element is Sparsha (Touch). The sensory organ related to Air element is skin. Skin is very sensitive for detecting any movement, change in pressure or vibration in subtle form. Any movement against skin can be easily registered. 
Air element is mobile, dry, light, cold and subtle in nature. Its main action is to do any kind of movement.

Energy centre: Anahata Placement: The heart and the lungs

ETHER: When we say Ether , words like space or a vast openness comes to one’s mind. Ether, having a cavity with freedom to move. The tanmatra of ether element  is Shabda (Sound).

Whenever there is compactness of molecules, we get a dull sound on tapping but when there is a cavity or hollow space, we get a resonant sound.
The qualities of ether element are clear, light, subtle, and immeasurable. Ether element is related with various actions like expansion, vibration, non-resistance. Sensory organ related to ether element is ear as it is hollow and transmits the sound waves.

Energy centre: Vishuddha .  Placement: The throat

LIGHT: Light is the element through which we perceive our consciousness itself. When light falls on an object, it becomes available for us to view. Without light there is no response from our consciousness and everything dissolves.

Our body of light is far greater in size than our physical body and is not limited nor constrained by our physical world.

This body is able to move through time and space connecting us to other dimensions of reality and other life forms that exist throughout Creation.
Light activates our brain and methods of activating the brain energy are well documented in our ancient vedic/ yogic texts. Sun gazing a is a typical way of accessing this energy.

You can also try our Lucia No.03 Light machine regularly to see the amazing effects of this phenomenon.

Energy centre: Ajna     Placement: The brain

SPACE:  Space or the element of Akasha is where the creation exists. to access this amazing energy we have to be connected with the whole universe. and this unison is possible only when all the other elements are balanced out fully.

The energetic body now starts accessing the information from the creation itself. Wisdom appears and you are free from the bounds of Karma .

Energy centre: Sahasrara     Placement:  top of the head/ crown, Pineal gland.

 

Understanding Brainwaves: Maximise your true potential

4 Types Of Brain Waves Frequencies: Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta

How does the brain function?

All of us  work with five different types of electrical patterns or “brain waves” inside our brain. The brain waves are calculated with an EEG “electroencephalograph”.  Its an instrument  which allows researchers to read brain waves. Each brain wave has specific work and waveform. Each brainwave also performs different tasks. Access to neuro science to feed your brain with information is right here.

Our brain’s ability to change our brain wave frequencies plays a very Important role in how well  we  can manage stress, focus on tasks, and sleep better. When even one of the five types of brain waves is produced too much or too little, it can cause problems. Thats why  it is absolutely  important to know that there is no single brain wave that is “good” or  “bad” than the others.

Each brainwave helps us cope with different situations that arise around and within us. Either it helps us to process and to learn new data or helps calm down after a long eventful day. The five brain waves  are as follows: gamma, beta, alpha, theta, and delta.

4 Brain Waves: Frequencies To Understand

It is important to realize that when we talk about a certain brain wave, we are specifically saying that a particular brain wave is “dominant.” Throughout the day, your EEG will display all 5 types of brain waves at the same time.  However, there always is one particular brain wave that is more dominant which is in co-relation on the state that you are in.

When you are awake, but are suffering from ADHD, You generally have more slow wave alpha or theta brain wave activity than beta brain waves. When asleep, there are different slower frequencies, like theta and gamma brain waves.

 

 

Beta Waves

Beta waves are known as high frequency brain waves that work maximum when we are awake. They evoke conscious thought, logic, focus and have a stimulating effect. They allow us to be cognitive.  Using too much Beta wave leads to stress and anxiety. The higher beta frequencies are associated with high levels of cognition. Drinking stimulants like coffee or tea can raise your beta activity. These brain waves are very fast brain waves that most people experience day to day.  Tasks such as: logical thinking, writing, reading, and socializing. Read what happens when you undergo a sensory overload.

  • Frequency range: 12 Hz to 40 Hz (High)
  • Too much: Adrenaline, anxiety, high arousal, inability to relax, stress
  • Too little: ADHD, daydreaming, depression, poor cognition
  • Optimal: Conscious focus, memory, problem solving
  • Increase beta waves: Coffee, energy drinks, various stimulants

Alpha Waves

This frequency is a bridge between our conscious thought and subconscious mind. Alpha frequency ranges between beta and theta. It helps us calm down when important and it increases deep relaxation state. When stressed, a phenomenon called “alpha blocking” occurs in the brain that increses beta activity and reduces the alpha activity. Beta waves may “block” out the production of alpha waves because our brain restricts the same under heavy stress conditions.

  • Frequency range: 8 Hz to 12 Hz (Moderate)
  • Too much: Daydreaming, inability to focus, too relaxed
  • Too little: Anxiety, high stress, insomnia, OCD
  • Optimal: Relaxation
  • Increase alpha waves: Alcohol, marijuana, relaxants, some antidepressants, Meditation.

Theta Waves

This amazing frequency range is all about meditation, daydreaming and sleep. Theta waves make us experience deep and raw emotions. Too much theta activity increases depression and makes us  “highly suggestible”. This is based on the fact that they are in a deeply relaxed, semi-hypnotic state. Theta helps us improve our intuition, creativity, and makes us feel more connected with ourselves. As long as theta isn’t produced in excess during our waking hours, it is a very helpful brain wave range. Meditators show us hightened Theta activity which may promote superlearning, positive affirmations and complete relaxation. You can experience and achieve amazing results of hightened Theta states with our Lucia no.03 and our floatation tanks.

  • Frequency range: 4 Hz to 8 Hz (Slow)
  • Too much: ADHD, depression, hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattentiveness
  • Too little: Anxiety, poor emotional awareness, stress
  • Optimal: Creativity, emotional connection, intuition, relaxation
  • Increase theta waves: Depressants, Meditation, Binaural Beats, Lucia.

Delta Waves

These are the slowest low frequency  brain waves in human beings. These brainwaves are produced mostly in deep sleep REM.  As we age, we tend to produce less delta brainwaves during deep sleep. Delta brainwaves are associated with the deepest levels of relaxation and restorative, healing sleep. They have also been found to be involved in subconscious bodily functions. These functions include regulating heart rate, release of bio chemicals and digestion.

An enough amount of production of delta waves makes us feel completely refreshed. Especially after we wake up from a good night’s sleep. If there is less than normal delta activity.

if so, then an individual may experience learning disabilities and  have difficulties maintaining conscious awareness.

  • Frequency range: 0 Hz to 4 Hz (Slowest)
  • Too much: Brain injuries, learning problems, inability to think, severe ADHD
  • Too little: Inability to rejuvenate body, inability to revitalize the brain, poor sleep
  • Optimal: Immune system, natural healing, restorative / deep sleep
  • Increase delta waves: Depressants, sleep, Floatation tanks

To revolutionising your consciousness, and to maximise your true potential, we can help you. Check our Intensive courses here. http://www.1000petals.in/courses.html

 

Why should we practice meditation?

Meditation is becoming more and more popular these days. Everyone is talking about meditations and are going to various ashrams to learn meditation. Perhaps you have tried meditation too and maybe have lost interest in it. You might have not realised the amazing effects it can have on you.

This is understandable considering the fact that we live in a place with emphasis on producing more, and working more. Understanding that we live in a world of instant gratification and fast results; We often hear from people say, “I’d love to try meditation but I just can’t find the time.”. “I don’t know how to”.  or  “Meditation is woo woo talk for the hippies.”

Well, you are not the only one to feel this way. A lot of people are generally meditation very irregularly and then lose track and then say that meditation doesn’t work. But understanding, that meditation is a slow and cumulative process;  It has to be done on a regular basis for at least 8  weeks to get amazing results. Still, it’s interesting to hear why someone might begin a meditation practice.

S0 why do we need to meditate?

Some common reasons may include:

 Stress or anxiety management — Many people begin to meditate to manage stress or anxiety. Perhaps this is an even greater motivator for people since stress is such a defining phenomenon of our professional lives.  If stress is the reason for your beginning your meditation practice, welcome to 1000 Petals, You’re in good company.

• Increasing focus and productivity — Our computers, laptops, phones, iPads, e-readers, and myriad other devices can make us more productive. But know,  they also are interruptions and we tend to lose focus very quickly due to social media feeds etc. They can leave us sozzled and even reduce our fundamental ability to pay focus and concentrate. Many individuals take up meditation as a remedy, to get better in a  modern working world without sacrificing their effectiveness.

• Letting go of unwanted habits — Meditation is an effective way to overcome bad habits like smoking, alcohol, drugs etc. Research shows that by meditating regularly you can activate your brain to produce neurochemicals. These master Neurochemicals curb the want of addictive substances.

• Dealing with difficult events — Tragedy strikes all of us at some point of time in our lives. It’s timing is not something we choose. Dealing with a life devastating event  is often the main reason to begin a meditation practice. Meditation can be calming, soothing and relaxing because it can help us connect with ourselves. It can teach us to deal with the situation by giving us wisdom from deep within.

• Seeking meaning and self-knowledge — We all want to know our purpose in life and the grand fabric of life itself. This inquiry may come up as we need to understand to define our values of life. We feel we want to see our so called reality more clearly. We should see without the fog of mental neurosis and self-deception that  separates us from the world that it really is.

This list is certainly not meant to be long. Beginning a meditation practice is very easy.  Whatever your personal reasons for meditating might be , they are all welcome. All are very valid reasons for meditating and there enough scientific data available for the same.

We urge you to start meditating every day for at least 10 minutes a day. Just sit back, close your eyes. Take ten deep breaths filling your lungs fully, and then return back to your normal breathing. just pay your attention to your breathing. If your thoughts start wandering, bring them back to the awareness of breath itself. It really is that simple.

Try out this amazing guided meditation as well.

Finally, remember, that all of these benefits — as impressive and welcome as they are come after a 8 week practice of meditation. You cant expect miracles if you are not following the process diligently. Meditation practice originally began as a means of transformation. Finally, this is the most important thing meditation does. The changes meditation brings are far more extensive and up to now have been the main focus of scientific study.

Over time, meditation can fully the way we understand our own minds. Meditation also shows us how we see ourselves, and how we experience our connection to others and the world.

 

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The world of crystal healing

Yes … they look beautiful. But what is all this hoopla about Crystals and their healing properties? Is it just a hippie myth or do these crystals actually work ? Weather these amazing looking mineral compounds  actually contain energy or is it just another way of raking in new age money?

Let’s have a look at the fundamentals of crystals and energy they contain within them.

Lets understand this … know this or not you are always using a crystal. Yes … that watch on your hand actually holds a tiny quartz crystal. Quartz, made up of silica and oxygen, is one of the most common minerals on Earth. Some materials, such as certain ceramics and quartz crystals, can produce electricity when placed under mechanical stress. The ability to convert voltage to and from mechanical stress is called piezoelectricity. Quartz crystals maintain a precise frequency standard, which helps to regulate the movement of a watch or clock, thus making the timepieces very accurate. Quartz is also used in radios, microprocessors, and many other technological and industrial applications like ultra sound  .

Now such an intricate ability of crystals to generate and transform energy is a thing we have overlooked for sure. Human bio energy system also does react to this energy frequency but in a very different way. Remember the thoughts you generate are frequencies generated in the brain. These frequencies in  turn make you feel in a certain way. Using of crystals in your daily life will improve the energy exchange by a certain frequency emitted  by the crystals.

Please remember that the work of crystals and their energetic exchange is very subtle and has to be felt by you. The crystals work over a period of time as a cumulative effect. Scientists may never give these stones the time of day, but healing crystals may help you mentally feel more mindful and resilient. Grab a stone and feel the good vibes for yourself.

Also remember to wash your crystals in rock salt water and keep them out in the open areas on every full moon to charge their energy.

a basic working of crystals can be experienced through the working of each Chakra ( bio energy centres of the body)

Here are a few crystals and their frequency patterns to help you achieve the balance you are looking for.

Do get in touch with us at 1000 Petals to know more about what crystal will work for you the best.

 

 

Binaural Beats: How do they work?

 What are binaural beats?

They are scientifically proven set audio sounds intended to entrain our brainwaves to reach the most powerful frequencies of the mind. They are able to influence the way that our brain resonates.

How do they work?

The human ear is not capable of hearing frequencies below 20Hz, however, this is where the most powerful brain frequencies live.

Binaural beats are achieved when two slightly different tones with a specific frequency are played at precisely the same time, in each ear. The difference between these two tones creates a third ‘binaural tone’ which is perceived only by the mind. This perceived tone is what our brain resonates to.

For example, lets say you play 210Hz in your left ear and 209Hz in your right ear, after a few minutes, your brain will combine the two frequencies into a middle frequency of 9Hz. (9Hz has been proven to improve memory retention).

Synchronized brain waves have been associated with meditative and hypnotic states, and audio with embedded binaural beats has the ability to induce and improve such states of consciousness.

What are binaural beats used for?

  • Sleep Induction
  • Meditation
  • Connection to higher self
  • Depression
  • Lucid Dreaming
  • Astral Projection (Crazy cool stuff)
  • Migraines
  • Self Hypnosis
  • ADHD
  • Creativity
  • stress
  • anxiety
  • And much more!

How to use binaural beats:  

  • Binauaral beats MUST be listened to through headphones or you can forget it. Imagine your ears are the tunnels to your brainwaves. A good pair of stereo headphones are ideal but buds can work too if both speakers are working.
  • Find a quiet, comfortable place where you will not be disturbed. You’ll want to avoid laying down because it’s really easy to fall asleep(unless of course that’s your intention). I find sitting up in a comfortable chair with my eyes closed works best. However, focusing on the flickering of a candle can work too.
  • Have an open mind. Passively listening to binaural beats may not allow you to enter an altered state of consciousness. Before you listen to the sounds, set an intention of the experience you want to have. Tell your brain the kind of experience you want and believe in your heart that you will have it. This helps in expanding your mind.
  • Clear your mind and put your focus on the sounds of the beats. Though, binaural beats will help you to deepen your meditation, they still require a little effort from yourself.
  • Have patience. Your brain needs to listen to the sounds for at least 7 minutes before it starts to resonate with the frequency. If you have a stubborn mind, the beats make take longer to resonate.

Where can I find binaural beats?  

BinauralBrains.com are pretty legit and they offer free downloads with a request to donate if you find their beats useful.

You can listen to binaural beats on YouTube, though some of the YouTube videos have the word “warning” in capital letters, so proceed with caution, but enjoy the ride! (It was one of these videos that really took my mind for a spin)

We at 1000 Petals combine this revolutionary high tech meditation with the use of subliminal affirmation systems in our intensive courses. Click here to get more info on the same
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The cure for Fibromyalgia in Bangalore

Fibromyalgia is a pain condition that affects 2 to 5 % of the population in India today. It actually affects women more than men. One way to treat not only the fibromyalgia pain, but also the stress and anxiety related to it may be floatation therapy or R.E.S.T. (Reduced Environmental Stimulus Therapy) which is available at 1000 Petals, Indiranagar, Bangalore

Flotation therapy or  REST (reduced environmental stimuli therapy) is a brainchild of  John C. Lilly, M.D. it was found first in the 1950’s. It uses a water-filled tank that is approximately the size of a bed and heated to skin temperature. The water is then filled with 750 kg’s with Epsom salts or magnesium sulphates so that the patient can float in zero gravity without any effort.

Patients get in the tank without any clothes, turn off the lights, and relax. The idea is that this sensation of zero enviromental stimulus that helps a person focus inward, eliminating distractions and calming the mind and body.

The Fibromyalgia Floatation Project (FFP) states that an hour in a float tank will help sufferers reduce pain by 70 percent. The project selected fibromyalgia as the condition for their case studies because the symptoms of fibromyalgia match the potential benefits of float Therapy.

Here we first try and understand what Fibromyalgia is and what float therapy can do for you.

Benefits of float tanks for fibromyalgia 

The benefits of float tanks for fibromyalgia have been researched upon  for more than 50 years. They have been shown to include the following.

Relief of stress

Thomas H. Fine, an associate professor in the department of psychiatry of the Medical College of Ohio and Roderick A. Borrie, a clinical psychologist at South Oaks Hospital in Amityville, New York, co-authored a research article examining the clinical effects of REST on the stress and its response.

They identified blood pressure, cortisol production, and muscle activity as key indicators of stress in the body. Their findings indicated that cortisol production decreased during floatation REST sessions and that:

“[There exists] the possibility of a resetting of the regulatory mechanism of cortisol across sessions.  Furthermore, cortisol, which has received more attention than the other hormones [in its role as an indicator of stress], and blood pressure, have been shown to maintain the REST effect after cessation of repeated REST sessions (Turner & Fine, 1983). This phenomenon suggests that the REST effect may be more than a simple, immediately reversible response.”

Alleviation of depression and anxiety

Float tanks for fibromyalgia have been shown to alleviate depression and anxiety with the mood elevation effects of deep relaxation. Fine and Borrie found that the effects were most pronounced when flotation REST was utilized in conjunction with other forms of counseling.

They caution, however, that severely depressed patients may need close monitoring due to the sometimes obsessive nature of thinking that can occur in the flotation tank.

Promotion of better, more restful sleep

Relaxation alone equals better, more restful sleep, and the deep relaxation of float tanks for fibromyalgia can help. Many fibromyalgia patients also suffer from restless leg syndrome, so getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult.

Since fatigue can exacerbate symptoms of fibromyalgia, the sleep-promoting deep relaxation can be a vital benefit of flotation REST.

Pain relief

Perhaps one of the most important benefits of float tanks for fibromyalgia is relief from pain. Fine and Borrie noted that:

“Flotation REST can have an important role at several stages of the pain management process. By reducing both muscle tension and pain in a relatively short time and without effort on the part of the patient, flotation provides a dramatic demonstration of the benefits of relaxation. Relief is immediate and, although temporary, offers promise of further relief from REST and other relaxation-based strategies.”

Many patients who have dealt with fibromyalgia for a long period of time give up hope for new treatments. When they realize that float tanks can help manage pain, their mental outlook may change and they may be more confident in their treatment plan.

Relief of muscle tightness

The stiffness and muscle tightness of fibromyalgia can be addressed by float tanks. A small 2012 study found that pain due to tightness of muscles was decreased significantly after just three sessions in the float tanks.

The pain-relieving effects lasted for a significant period after the treatment, which also helped to alleviate mood and make the study participants more hopeful. This increased optimism translates into better opportunities for successful treatment all around.

Corrects magnesium deficiency

Magnesium is essential to over 300 functions in the body, but people in the U.S. are chronically lacking in this important mineral. Transdermal supplementation of magnesium is the most effective delivery system. Fibromyalgia sufferers may have a magnesium deficiency that actually causes or contributes to their pain.

The magnesium solution in fibromyalgia float tanks can be absorbed through the skin. This helps to alleviate that deficiency without taking additional supplements. This can be a benefit to patients who have difficulty taking pills or who simply don’t want to take anything else.

Performance improvements

While not directly related to fibromyalgia, float tanks can also have some performance benefits.

Researchers Oshin Vartanian of the University of Toronto and Peter Suedfeld of the University of British Columbia found that musicians who floated in the tank for one hour per week for four weeks showed better technical ability at the end of the research. The researchers compared two-minute recordings before and after from the study participants and the control group. They found “a significant difference between the treatment and comparison groups on technical ability, but not on any other dimension.”

When float tanks are combined with positive imagery, athletic performance also improved without any other adjustments to amount or duration of practice. Simply floating in the tank and allowing the body and mind to fully relax seems to be what athletes need to recharge and regroup.

Frequently asked questions about float tanks 

For first-time floaters, float tanks may be intimidating. The space is enclosed, and the act of floating is a foreign one. Some frequently asked questions about float tanks for fibromyalgia include the following.

What should I expect during my session?

People who utilize float tanks are often referred to as “floaters.” Floaters shower before entering the tank, either floating unclothed or in a bathing suit. Float sessions can last anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes.

First-time floaters may need some time to adjust to the environment of the tank, so a session of at least one hour is recommended.

Are fibromyalgia float tanks hygienic?

The water in the float tanks is saturated with magnesium sulfate nearly to the point of crystallization, just like the Dead Sea. And, just like the Dead Sea, this is not an environment in which bacteria can live.

In addition, float tanks come with a filter system that automatically filters the water after each session. Finally, floaters are asked to shower before they enter the tank, further minimizing the amount of bacteria or dirt they introduce to the tank.

Is there anyone who shouldn’t float?

Because a float tank is small and enclosed, floating may be difficult for people with claustrophobia. There are float tanks that have small windows that may help with this, but for some that might not be enough room. Those who suffer from anxiety may also find the initial sessions difficult.

How many sessions are required?

There is no perfect number of sessions, but for first-time floaters it is best to schedule a series of at least 5 sessions done once every 4 to 5 days . The sensations experienced in the tank (e.g., deep relaxation, minimal sensory input, weightlessness) may be strange and take some getting used to.

1000 Petals facilitators recommend starting with a series of three, offering a reduced price for first-time floaters. Ultimately it is up to the floater to decide what works best for them.

 

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Coping with Sensory Overload

By Amitabh Swetta
In Today’s urban day we are being bombarded with unprecedented amount of information. Check this out…

We wake up, immediately pick up our phone, check our social media feed (information) on our smartphones, go for a shower, come out read our newspapers (information) and have our breakfast, get out for work, turn our car on and start the radio (information), roads are filled with Hoardings and signage (information), work and gather information from Google in that process, you head back from work in car Radio, signage and hoardings plus phone feed… come home watch Television (information), read or listen to something (information). Moreover the smells, sounds, touches are feeding in a whole lot of data input continuously into the central nervous system.

What is this Sensory overload doing to us?

The brain of a mature adult really cannot over absorb things. At some points it experiences fatigue. Wherever the excesses occur, there is always signal… call it lack of concentration and-or headache, stress, anxiety, whatever, it always comes.

Imagine this, turn on 25 applications on your phone. After a few minutes your phone will slow down and after a bit more time it might hang. What would you do in such a response from your phone? You would go ahead and reset you phone. This is the same response you get in your brain (Bio computer) when you are flooded with information for a long period of time.

 

 Wouldn’t you like a reset sometimes?A true R.E.S.T.? If you are still with me … Welcome to the world of Floating.

What is a Float Therapy?

A float Therapy is known by many acronyms. I.e. Float, floatation therapy, R.E.S.T. (Restrictive environmental stimulus therapy), Sensory Deprivation Tank

It’s a Pod/ room/ tank filled with about 2000 liters of water and about 750 Kg’s of Epsom salt is added to the mix.

Lie down inside and firstly you escape gravity….

A mixture of 35% Epsom salt in water, releases you from the bondage of the gravitational force and you become buoyant… effortlessly.

Imagine a space where gravity does not exist, your muscles relax totally, your bones and ligaments start to relax, your neuro-chemical and bio-chemical feedback gets a free flow, Your Central nervous system now starts firing perfectly, opening up the Para sympathetic nerves, calming you down, Opening up new neural pathways for you to utilize while making you sharper and clearer in your thought process, you can now let that tense neck relax and let go off all the tensions we carry on our spine bringing it to its natural state.

Now, the first sensory input and the largest one by far… The Eyes. Our eyes accumulate about 50% of the information that is around us. Everything that we see is computed inside our bio computer (the brain) 50 % of it is through our eyes.

In total darkness of the float therapy you shut out 50% information of the brain to start giving it a true R.E.S.T.

A meditator relates to this always by shutting the eyes to the outside world Or Indian and Buddhist sages do their meditations in dark caves for this specific reason.

When you shut the lights out whenever you feel comfy and if you don’t feel comfortable then keep the lights on and just shut your eyes through the session. There is always another session to shut the lights out and experience new boundaries of tranquility.

So most of the float centers provide you with disposable earplugs so that you immerse your ears safely in water and let go off that sensory input which is a switched on mode 24X7. Try to understand that these amazing ears are tuned in to absorb information even if you are sleeping. Once you let your self immerse in the water, the auditory input now is reduced and you start relaxing even further listening to your heart beating and the sound of your breath.

And the thoughts come and go… as you understand not to hold on to them and let them come or go, or focus and hold a specific thought to get answers from the innermost depths of unimaginable and amazing bio computer of yours.

The warm liquid is heated exactly to our body temperature and you now cannot distinguish where the body ends and where the water begins… you start dissolving…. Little by little you disappear… resting in an unimaginable space and time bubble.

The music comes on at the end of the desired session… as we turn the lights on…

And we lie in a warm fuzzy feeling from inside.

The world around us starts to come back, and now we are being reborn as if we were floating in a mothers’ womb. Get out and you are welcomed by gravity. And you head for the shower. You look at yourself and there is a certain glow from the inside…. And you understand the amazing capabilities of the float…

Its always advisable to sit in silence after you float for about 10 min. so that you can express and absorb to yourself about how amazing this session was ….

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Mantras: Ascend , evolve, elevate

Welcome to the 1000 Petals blog
: By Sharaha Amitabh

In Its literal meaning the word Mantra Means ‘ Revealed Sound’. The ‘ beej’ Mantras are the primordial sounds which develop without a language barrier in the ancient times. Oldest Reference of Beej mantras are found in the old Vedic scriptures, which are more than 8,000 years old.
It is said that these sounds were revealed to the seekers (Rishis) and other psychic beings where their consciousness itself had expanded with deep meditation and nothing but the sound was revealed with the inner light.

So what is a Beej Mantra?

A mantra is a spoken vibration of sound. A Beej Mantra does not have any specific meaning. But its power is not in the words, but in the sound vibrations it creates when the mantra is uttered verbally or when it’s generated in the mind where it starts resonating first.

How do Mantras work?

Now imagine this… if I kept a glass of water in front of a huge speaker and turned the music on, of course the water will vibrate with the sound frequency.
We know scientifically that we are made of 70 Percent water. Then why wont we vibrate if at all the sound is generated within us itself?

These vibrations in turn help your chakras or the energy centers to tune and resonate perfectly. They also align the chakras perfectly if practiced with diligence (totality).

Mantra brings a state of balance and resonance between the individual and the depths of his inner being. They allow the individual to unleash inner cosmic powers, forces and knowledge. The sound patterns of the mantra stimulate a certain effect on the mental, physical and psychic nature of an individual. Each mantra will create, or draw out, a specific symbol within one’s psyche.

Are beej Mantras Religious Practice?

There are two important points in regards to mantras that should be taken into account. Firstly, mantra should never be misunderstood to be the name of a particular god of a particular religion. There should be no conflict between your religion and mantra. Many people think they cannot repeat Om Namah Shivaya because they would be reciting the name of a Hindu god when they are Christian or Muslim.
Secondly, a mantra cannot be translated. Translation alters the sound. Even though mantras are found in Hinduism, in Buddhism, Catholicism, in Islam and among the Parsis and other religions and sects, they are never translated. If you change the succession and order of the sounds, the mantra ceases to be a mantra. If you translate the words you may have a very beautiful prayer, but not a mantra.

How much And when ?


Mantras for spiritual evolution must be practiced for a set amount of time every day. If the mantra is repeated too much, it will affect the whole system, and those who are very psychic, sensitive, unstable, or subject to hallucinations, may not be prepared for that at all. If you regularly repeat the mantra for ten minutes daily, within a few days you will know if you are oversensitive and whether the mantra is impressing your mind to a larger of lesser extent.

To know the exact amount of time for the recital please get your chakra analysis done at @1000 Petals. With the chakra analysis you will come to know which chakra you need to work more on.
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  • The mantras are 7 in accordance to the energy centers or the chakras.

For more information on chakras click here: Chakra analysis @ 1000 Petals

  • 7 Mudras correspond to the 7-beej mantras

To know more about the mudras. Click here: Chakra analysis @1000 Petals

 

7 bandhas are to be practiced with these mudras and mantras making it a tantra (Tan = physical and ethereal Body) (Tra = Shas_ tra = science) Science of the physical and the ethereal body.

We will talk about the bandhas once you finish a diligent 21-day practice and join our intensive courses.

  • Recite each mantra 7 times is when you begin to practice.
  • Recite each mantra 21 times by the completion of the intensive course.

 

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HOW?

Here is your corresponding sheet for this meditation:

Print and laminate this sheet for easy referral

This specific Tantra is supposed to be done first thing in the morning post your shower. Takes about 25 Minutes to complete.

  • Sit down in a sukhasana pose with your back erect and the neck and head aligned and held high.
  • Focus on the energy center position and its significant color.
  • Hold the Mudra for the root chakra
  • Breathe in and let your navel be filled with breath (Pranic breathing) it should feel like you are igniting every chakra by sending the breath to its corresponding location in the body.
  • On the exhalation say the mantra loud and clear so that it can vibrate with sound.
  • Repeat the mantra 7 times for each chakra at least, with complete awareness and diligence.
  • Remember that there should be no gap in the recitation. Every breath you take, the exhalation should be with the mantra.
  • Open your eyes if required to understand the mantra and mudra between shifts of every mantra recital.
  • Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes post the all the 7-chakra recital. Feel the energy moving inside you.
  • Go out into the world in bliss and harmony.

42 days is the minimum practice without any gaps.

If you miss one day, please get back to this tantra the next day itself. Do not have a gap of more than 48 hours at any cost.

This is one of the most amazing thing to do in Bangalore.
Welcome to the world of absolute balance and bliss.
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15 tips to make our mother earth happy again

15 tips to make our mother earth happy again

By Amitabh Swetta

 

We are at a point of time on this planet where we have damaged it to write our own extinction. Its time to wake up and do something for the mother earth in return. As we are living on this planet and feeding off it consistently, it’s our Duty to see towards it that we save and nurture her.
We made a list of a few things that can change the footprint of ours to save this beautiful blue rock in space.

They say charity begins at home but we @1000Petals Say, it begins at home. And trust us this charity actually will save you money than giving it away.

So lets begin a change from improving and making our home green and make a positive impact on this earth.

 

  1. Replace all the bulbs to LED:

You will save 66% by replacing incandescent bulbs to LED bulbs. It will save the earth of 400 pounds of greenhouse effects.

  1. Use extension Leads:

 

By using extension leads and turning them off when not in use can save your home’s energy consumption by 15%.

  1. Unplug your TV

TV’s are typically kept on standby for about 17 hours a day. Remember to switch it off from the plug point.

  1. Open the blinds

Open the blinds and let the light in. Natural light lifts mood, makes you more productive and saves a lot of unnecessary consumption of electricity.

  1. Buy recycled toilet paper

  1. Get a spider plant

The spider plant removes bacteria from the air and actually cleans the air. A spider plant in every room will make your home bacteria free and clean.

  1. Fix leaky taps.

Fixing leaky taps not only save you water bills but also can reduce the power consumption issue to clean and pump the water back to you.

  1. Get rid of mosquitoes naturally.

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Having a citronella and Lemon grass in your home can reduce the mosquito trouble in urban areas. Grow these plants just outside your windows and see mossies’ disappear.

  1. Plant a tree

Plant and adopt a small sapling and nurture it to become a large tree. We can talk about saving the earth but the steps you take, will actually take will save this planet for the generations to come.

  1. Stop using print unless absolutely necessary

Start using the electronic mediums to share rather than printing on paper. Saves us a lot of trees.

  1. Carry your water bottle.

Carrying your water bottle and filling it at a restaurant or wherever there is a filter available saves the planet from the plastic bottle usage we have become accustomed to. Drop this silly habit at once to save the beautiful planet we live on.

  1. Say no to Straw

Buy a steel straw and avoid plastic straws at all costs. Most of these straws and plastics are damaging the environment in a very big way. #NOSTRAW

  1. Carpool

Try to use public transport or carpool if you are alone. This extremely effective way can help the planet by reducing emissions.

  1. Go on an electronic diet.

    In place of TV and the stereo, spend time reading, writing, drawing, telling stories, and making music.

 

  1. Pray, visualize, hope, meditate, and dream.

Visualize, Hope, meditate dream for a green pollution free sustainable planet.

Remember #BETHECHANGE And share this article with as many people as possible to facilitate us to save this rock which is so full of life
Love and Light from @1000petals

 

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