The MOST effective technique for meditation

Meditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realise some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content or as an end in itself.

Its Simple and easy… but generally it is us who complicate things for ourselves dwelling into too much knowledge. We read umpteen number of books on meditation and all the books have many different techniques. And now, the mind starts complicating things and starts thinking that this is right and that wrong.

Remember, Meditation is absolute relaxation and not Concentration.

Here is where the Talk should stop and meditation should begin.

Follow these instructions and let us know how you feel after your first ever Meditation with us :

1. Sitting upright or lying down, place your hands on your belly.

2. Slowly breathe in, expanding your belly, to the count of five.

3. Pause.

4. Slowly breathe out to the count of six.

5. Work your way up to practicing this pattern for 10 to 20 minutes a day.

6. Let the thoughts come and go… if you forget to breathe this way and the thought becomes more prominent, Don’t feel guilty… Simply return back to breathing

There is nothing More …

Still Inquisitive?

To Map your brain to achieve deepest states of meditation, you can also Try the Lucia Light Machine And the Float Therapy at 1000 Petals, Bangalore INDIA

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Lucia N03 : Illuminate from within

Have you  heard of this evolutionary light technology that helps you reach a deep sense of meditation? … Which takes you as deep as expert meditators who have meditated 15 to 20 years? or you are completely new to words like ‘hypnagogic light experience’ and ‘lucid light therapy.’?  Well here is your break down on what the lucia light machine, its  benefits and what to expect from it.

What is Lucia Light Therapy?

 Lucia Light is a neurostimulator that combines flickering light with a constant light. This computer-controlled machine layers the lights by combining different speeds, frequencies and intensities to guide your experience. There are 8 LEDs And one halogen lamp in the centre of the Lucia Light machine .

How does Lucia Light Therapy work?

The light triggers the extremely important, pineal gland, cleansing it with photon energy of the light to produce mind-activating hormones that help enhance creativity, influences circadian rhythms and production of melatonin. Records and studies show that the viewer experiences a sense of deep relaxation and high level of concentration while undergoing the therapy.

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What is the Pineal Gland and why does it need stimulation?

The Pineal gland is a small, pea sized gland located in the center of the human brain. ask a few doctors and they say its a dormant gland… WRONG!!! Its functions in fact include: regulating hormonal, reproductive and sleep cycles, while also creating and releasing Dimethyltryptamine (DMT). DMT is integral to our visionary experiences, psychic and dreams. On a spiritual level, the Pineal is believed to be the ‘third eye’ gateway to the higher consciousness and  awakening psychic senses. The Ajna Chakra in the Hindu Mythology, better known as a Third Eye is not mystical but intact a reality.

Unfortunately there are things in our every day lives that calcify and affect the functionality of the Pineal gland. By the time of adulthood; fluoride, mercury, refined food, pesticides, sugar, alcohol, tobacco and coffee contribute to calcification of the gland.

The regular cleansing of the Pineal gland is extremely important for us human beings as it improves our focus, concentration and lets us peak into the DNA of the soul. Working with the Pineal gland has shown amazing amazing results

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What can you expect from Lucia Light?

The nature of the light is that every experience is different as it activates a transcendental experience and triggers the same positive effects as playing sport, using entheogenic substances or near-death experiences. It is most effective when the participant goes in with an open, relaxed mind with no expectations. Every person and experience is different depending on the setting used and individual’s mindset.

Benefits of Lucia Light:

  • Rapid and sustained, deep sense of relaxation
  • Increased learning capacity and performance
  • Intense feelings of happiness
  • Enhanced creativity
  • Deep emotions
  • Spiritual experiences
  • Activation of the Pineal (third eye)
  • Helps improve quality of sleep
  • Supercharges and stimulates the brain
  • Enhances mood
  • Increases ability to concentrate
  • Supplements other therapies
  • May help increase effectiveness and shorten a course of therapy

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Is Lucia Light safe?

Lucia is safe for participants as it is a low voltage central halogen light with eight LED lights. The eyes should remain closed at all times throughout the therapy for a more full, undisturbed experience. Lucia is not recommended for those sensitive to light, recent eye surgeries or individuals that experience epilepsy.

What conditions does Lucia Light help?

The range of light therapy uses are limitless as it stimulates the brain to heal the body and induces a deep sense of relaxation. Lucia is particularly used to help the following conditions:

  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Tumours
  • Compulsive and mental disorders
  • Insomnia

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Why do we offer Lucia Light Therapy at 1000 Petals?

1000 Petals began 6 months ago as a healing centre and ever since we have offered alternative therapies like the floatation tank and other meditative techniques to our visitors that want to grow spiritually, heal and reconnect with themselves and nature. As a centre in the heart of Bangalore city, you no more need to take long retreats to starts meditating. The meditation is always with you and you need to practice regularly to enhance your self and to become Reflective and not reactive.

To support you throughout this journey of betterment we have designed a few 45 days tailor made courses for you

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Because once is not enough

 

Because once is not enough…

The world we live in… a capitalist consumer culture where everyone is looking for profits… everything seems to be done for profits and instant gratification. Remember the time you first learnt to cycle or swim??? remember how uncomfortable it was ? you fell, got up nearly drowned but still kept kicking because you wanted to learn … how to … there was always a curiosity and a fighting urge to venture into the unknown… to learn new things and work for it…

over the years things changed!!! we started becoming busy… unnecessarily busy… new TV channels came in… filled your brain with information!!! then came computers and the internet… more information!!! then the smart phone revolution… even more Information!!! We got busy with work, fell victims to the ” Apply this cream and become fair in ten days !!” ” Use this pill and lose weight in 6 days!!!” “use this Deo and Immediately attract women !!!” ” Healthy food now make in 2 Minutes”

before we used to open our encyclopaedias to find out things omnipresent in this world… We now just Google it and voila!!! we have suddenly become experts!!

These constant Immediate Gratification frequencies turn our brains tunes into something that i call ” Instant relief by buying”

This destructive habit of ours tends to make us think that everything is instant and we don’t have to practice or learn a thing we adapt…

funnily after a while we come to know that nothing is a short cut and we begin to understand that in this time of Instant gratification we have left two things behind… Patience and Practice

There is nothing wrong in reaching somewhere faster than you are supposed to… achieve your goals faster, be at more peace, being sharper in your decision making, support your actions with words more decisively, attain nirvana and everything …. of course you should be doing all this constantly…

But it will and always need three things… Passion,  practice, Patience…

So, People when you Come to float with us here at 1000 Petals, we would always recommend you to choose wisely and show that patience and practice with your meditative practices… Remember that like everything, a #floatation therapy doesn’t work instantly… it works of course… but there is way more beyond it…  a vast universe lies within you to explore… giving you answers to all your problems, Giving you a perspective about the Power of Now!!!

Exactly the reason we 1000 Petals have decided to offer a continuous flow and practice of what you begin…

Just Because once is not enough…

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Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind

The most important habit I’ve formed in the last 10 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none.

Meditation has helped me to form all my other habits, it’s helped me to become more peaceful, more focused, less worried about discomfort, more appreciative and attentive to everything in my life. I’m far from perfect, but it has helped me come a long way.

Probably most importantly, it has helped me understand my own mind. Before I started meditating, I never thought about what was going on inside my head — it would just happen, and I would follow its commands like an automaton. These days, all of that still happens, but more and more, I am aware of what’s going on. I can make a choice about whether to follow the commands. I understand myself better (not completely, but better), and that has given me increased flexibility and freedom.

So … I highly recommend this habit. And while I’m not saying it’s easy, you can start small and get better and better as you practice. Don’t expect to be good at first — that’s why it’s called “practice”!

These tips aren’t aimed at helping you to become an expert … they should help you get started and keep going. You don’t have to implement them all at once — try a few, come back to this article, try one or two more.

  • Sit for just two minutes. This will seem ridiculously easy, to just meditate for two minutes. That’s perfect. Start with just two minutes a day for a week. If that goes well, increase by another two minutes and do that for a week. If all goes well, by increasing just a little at a time, you’ll be meditating for 10 minutes a day in the 2nd month, which is amazing! But start small first.
  • Do it first thing each morning. It’s easy to say, “I’ll meditate every day,” but then forget to do it. Instead, set a reminder for every morning when you get up, and put a note that says “meditate” somewhere where you’ll see it.

 

  • Don’t get caught up in the how — just do. Most people worry about where to sit, how to sit, what cushion to use … this is all nice, but it’s not that important to get started. Start just by sitting on a chair, or on your couch. Or on your bed. If you’re comfortable on the ground, sit cross-legged. It’s just for two minutes at first anyway, so just sit. Later you can worry about optimizing it so you’ll be comfortable for longer, but in the beginning it doesn’t matter much, just sit somewhere quiet and comfortable.
  • Check in with how you’re feeling. As you first settle into your meditation session, simply check to see how you’re feeling. How does your body feel? What is the quality of your mind? Busy? Tired? Anxious? See whatever you’re bringing to this meditation session as completely OK.
  • Count your breaths. Now that you’re settled in, turn your attention to your breath. Just place the attention on your breath as it comes in, and follow it through your nose all the way down to your lungs. Try counting “one” as you take in the first breath, then “two” as you breathe out. Repeat this to the count of 10, and then start again at one.
  • Come back when you wander. Your mind will wander. This is an almost absolute certainty. There’s no problem with that. When you notice your mind wandering, smile, and simply gently return to your breath. Count “one” again, and start over. You might feel a little frustration, but it’s perfectly OK to not stay focused, we all do it. This is the practice, and you won’t be good at it for a little while.
  • Develop a loving attitude. When you notice thoughts and feelings arising during meditation, as they will, look at them with a friendly attitude. See them as friends, not intruders or enemies. They are a part of you, though not all of you. Be friendly and not harsh.
  • Don’t worry too much that you’re doing it wrong. You will worry you’re doing it wrong. That’s OK, we all do. You’re not doing it wrong. There’s no perfect way to do it, just be happy you’re doing it.
  • Don’t worry about clearing the mind. Lots of people think meditation is about clearing your mind, or stopping all thoughts. It’s not. This can sometimes happen, but it’s not the “goal” of meditation. If you have thoughts, that’s normal. We all do. Our brains are thought factories, and we can’t just shut them down. Instead, just try to practice focusing your attention, and practice some more when your mind wanders.
  • Stay with whatever arises. When thoughts or feelings arise, and they will, you might try staying with them awhile. Yes, I know I said to return to the breath, but after you practice that for a week, you might also try staying with a thought or feeling that arises. We tend to want to avoid feelings like frustration, anger, anxiety … but an amazingly useful meditation practice is to stay with the feeling for a while. Just stay, and be curious.
  • Get to know yourself. This practice isn’t just about focusing your attention; it’s about learning how your mind works. What’s going on inside there? It’s murky, but by watching your mind wander, get frustrated, avoid difficult feelings … you can start to understand yourself.

  • Become friends with yourself. As you get to know yourself, do it with a friendly attitude instead of one of criticism. You’re getting to know a friend. Smile and give yourself love.
  • Do a body scan. Another thing you can do, once you become a little better at following your breath, is focus your attention on one body part at a time. Start at the soles of your feet — how do those feel? Slowly move to your toes, the tops of your feet, your ankles, all the way to the top of your head.
  • Notice the light, sounds, and energy. Another place to put your attention, again, after you’ve practice with your breath for at least a week, is the light all around you. Just keep your eyes on one spot, and notice the light in the room you’re in. Another day, just focus on noticing sounds. Another day, try to notice the energy in the room all around you (including light and sounds).
  • Really commit yourself. Don’t just say, “Sure, I’ll try this for a couple days.” Really commit yourself to this. In your mind, be locked in, for at least a month.
  • You can do it anywhere. If you’re traveling or something comes up in the morning, you can do meditation in your office. In the park. During your commute. As you walk somewhere. Sitting meditation is the best place to start, but in truth, you’re practicing for this kind of mindfulness in your entire life.
  • Follow guided meditation. If it helps, you can try following guided meditations to start with. They are really helpful to begin your journey into meditation.

 

  • Check in with friends. While I like meditating alone, you can do it with your spouse or child or a friend. Or just make a commitment with a friend to check in every morning after meditation. It might help you stick with it for longer.
  • Find a community. Even better, find a community of people who are meditating and join them. This might be a Zen or Tibetan community near you (for example), where you go and meditate with them. Or find an online group and check in with them and ask questions, get support, encourage others.
  • Smile when you’re done. When you’re finished with your two minutes, smile. Be grateful that you had this time to yourself that you stuck with your commitment, that you showed yourself that you’re trustworthy, where you took the time to get to know yourself and make friends with yourself. That’s an amazing two minutes of your life.

Meditation isn’t always easy or even peaceful. But it has truly amazing benefits, and you can start today, and continue for the rest of your life.

If you’d like help with the meditation practice, join my 1000 Petals Complete Consciousness expansion Course in Bangalore.