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.

 

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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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.
To enhance your meditation to a next level, connect with us at 1000 Petals.

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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Yoga 101: Methods of yoga for beginners

Those  who are new to yoga (and those who’ve been practicing for a longer duration), there are a lot of different yoga styles to understand what they are. Read further to understand a bit more about the different styles and what benefits they can offer you, so that you can understand the know how’s of what’s what in a class. Remember, each style will be different depending on the teacher so it’s also great to try a few until you find the teachers and classes that you love.

Try to understand that Yoga is not about clicking pictures while posing, but its an internal practice to prepare your body for meditation.

The Great enlightened master Patanjali was the great inner scientist of the inner world and founder of the system of yoga. Patanjali codified, or compiled in a systematic way, the art and science of Yoga in the Yoga Sutras. The Yoga Sutras succinctly outlines the art and science of Yoga for Self-Realisation. Patanjali is known as the ‘Father of Yoga’ because every yoga system, in the thousands of systems that are available today all over the world have their roots in Patanjali’s teachings.The methods described in the Yoga Sutras were being practiced as early as 3000 B.C.

The basics

In yoga, we need to bring our attention to the breath and focus inward. It is essentially an exercise connecting the breath to our mind and physical movement (body ) and the spirit. The Asanas ( postures) and postures such as sun salutations are evident across all styles. If you haven’t yet done yoga, then its always better to join classes of each styles and then asses what works for you the best. Try to attend a class for at least 12 sessions to understand and feel the changes within you. Because remember ‘ Once is not enough’ ( read the article to understand why )

Hatha

Hatha yoga is the perfect practice to start with. It is a series of simple and gentle asanas which are more static than some other styles such as Ashtanga or Vinyasa. These lengthen and strengthen the body and are designed to open physical self, improve flexibility, build self-esteem, release emotional turmoil and expand your sense of self-awareness and connection with your body. In this amazing stye of yoga, eyes can be kept closed to reduce distraction and help you be present in the moment. You can Get in touch With Namratha @Nikaya Yoga. We host this style of yoga @ 1000 Petals, Indiranagar, Bangalore.

Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa Flow classes flow continuously through basic yoga poses. The style is flowing and fluid. It connects the breath to movement and is designed to improve flexibility, strength and mindfulness. Vinyasa is the perfect style to choose if you have been practicing Hatha yoga and are looking for something more energetic. The difference between Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga is that Vinyasa Flow doesn’t follow the same sequence of postures while Ashtanga does.

Yin

In Yin yoga, you move slowly through the asanas (postures) holding them for extended periods of time. By doing so, you turn your focus inwards, breathing deeply and meditating in pose. Yin yoga classes often use props such as blocks and blankets to support you in your poses. It’s the perfect choice to de-stress, reduce anxiety and recharge. Our Yin classes always finish with a short meditation to restore your focus and leave you feeling refreshed and in tune with your mind and body.   Get in touch with our friend Sanjana at Nikaya Yoga to book yourself a class at Smriti Nandan, Palace road Bangalore.

Ashtanga

Ashtanga is a faster practice of set postures flowing from one to another with strength and grace. The original flow practice from India, other similar styles, such as Vinyasa Flow (above) and Power Yoga are influenced and inspired from this traditional method. Ashtanga follows a fixed number of postures, carried out in the same order, focusing on connecting the breath (pranayama) to the movement (vinyasa). Due to the fast-paced nature of the style and the deep focus on the breath, it can be a challenging practice for those not familiar with it, however, it’s incredibly rewarding and improves your strength and stamina. 

Iyengar – Based on the teachings of the Master Yogi B.K.S Iyengar, this style of practice is most concerned with bodily alignment. In yoga, the word alignment is used to describe the precise way in which your body should be positioned in each pose in order to obtain the maximum benefits and avoid injury. Iyengar practice usually emphasizes holding poses over long periods versus moving quickly from one pose to the next (flow). Also, Iyengar practice encourages the use of props, such as yoga blankets, blocks and straps, in order to bring the body into alignment.

Sivananda – The first Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center was founded in 1959 by Swami Vishnu-devananda, a disciple of Swami Sivananda. There are now close to 80 locations worldwide, including several ashram retreats. Sivananda yoga is based upon five principles: Proper exercise (Asana, focusing on 12 poses in particular); Proper breathing (Pranayama); Proper relaxation (Savasana); Proper diet (Vegetarian); Positive thinking (Vedanta) and meditation (Dhyana). Get In touch with our friend @alk Esh to understand more about the same.

Power Yoga – is a general term used in the West to describe a vigorous, fitness-based approach to vinyasa-style yoga. Though many consider it to be “gym yoga,” this style of practice was originally closely modeled on the Ashtanga method. The term came into common usage in the mid-1990s from USA born Bender Birchin, a qualified Ashtanga yoga teacher, to make Ashtanga yoga more accessible to western students, though, unlike Ashtanga, power yoga does not follow a set series of poses, so classes can vary widely. With its emphasis on strength and flexibility, power yoga brought yoga into the gyms of America, as people began to see yoga as a way to work out. (Please understand that you should be practicing this style only after 6 months of traditional yoga practice)

Restorative yoga

Restorative yoga is a gentle and slow-paced style with a focus on helping you relax, recharge and restore your mind and body. Incorporated within the style is deep breathing, relaxation techniques and light poses. It’s a beautiful style to help you de-stress and achieve a sense of balance. You’ll come away feeling calm and light in both mind and body.

The yoga styles we’ve outlined are the most prevalent styles. The most important tip is just to start. Book into a class and discover how the experience feels. You’ll experience the greatest benefits when practicing consistently. So don’t give up after one class, continue on with your practice to really understand how it can improve your everyday life and overall wellbeing.

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Documentaries that raise your consciousness Part 1

We at 1000 Petals are always on a journey to raise your consciousness and vibrations to enhance your being.

Here are top ten documentaries that will help you in your journey.

Here is a playlist containing all of the free documentaries we recommend for the expansion and evolution of consciousness. Are there any others you think should be added to this playlist? Are there any you think should be removed? Why? Feel free to voice your opinion.

No.10) Spiritual Reality Power of meditation

No.09) A virus Called Fear

No. 08) Kymatica

 

No. 07)  Consciousness Mechanics: The Movie

 

No.06)  The Primacy of Consciousness – Graphic reproduction

 

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Documentaries that raise your consciousness Part 2

And the top 5 list of the bestConsciousness documentaries Continues ….

No.05) One – Peter Russell – Reflections on Oneness

No.04) Beyond Our Sight – documentary

No.03) The Story Of Earth And Life

No.02) DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010)

No.01) Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds

Have fun over the weekend friends….  And do let us know your comments, thoughts on the same
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Attract Abundance Now!!!

Everything in the universe is linked, including nature and individual people. Universal laws operate at all times, affecting all things. The universe intends for everyone to have the best possible outcomes, whether this is happiness, achievements or material abundance. The goal is for people to live a fulfilling and satisfying life.

  1. Have Clear Intentions

Work out in which areas of life you want to start receiving abundance. You must be clear about your goals and have a strong wish to make it happen. Motivation and determination are key aspects. Set your intentions in clear and positive terms. You can focus on any area of your life, but it is perhaps better to focus on one area at a time to prevent confusion.

  1. Think Positively

Like attracts like, so positive thoughts will attract positive outcomes. Similarly though, negative thoughts will attract negative outcomes.

Negative feelings act as a block and prevent abundance. Fear, anxiety, stress, pessimism, sadness, jealousy and resentment can all stop people from receiving abundance. It is vital that these feelings are released in order to attract abundance in any form. Meditation can help to focus on the present, which in turn can help people to rid themselves of negative feelings and have a more positive outlook on life.

  1. Use Visualisations

Visualise vividly how your life will be with the things you desire. Imagine having them right now, in the present moment. Picture yourself clearly, allow yourself to really feel having them.

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  1. Use Affirmations

Use affirmations to keep your desires focused. Repeat them on a regular basis. Believe that your dreams have already been realised when you say your affirmations. Perhaps write down your thoughts on post it notes and place them in prominent places around your home to constantly remind you of your positive wishes.

  1. Do Not Think About the “How”

Do not think about how you want things to happen. This can limit the ways that the universe works to create reality. Instead, focus on the end result and leave the how to greater forces.

  1. Do Not Set a Time Frame

Do not set a time limit for abundance to manifest. Set your intention, keep that intention, and know that it will happen at the right time. Keep an open mind about when and how your dreams will be realised.

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  1. Be Generous

Think about ways that you can give something to the world without expecting anything in return. Sending out the impression of abundance creates a sense of existing abundance that will attract like back to you. Expect to receive in return, although not explicitly from the source that you gave to. You can give money, perhaps by making a charitable donation. You can help someone in need, for example by giving directions to somebody who is lost in an unfamiliar town. You could show love, kindness and compassion to someone in distress. There are many ways that you can give.

Do not break the flow of abundance. Instead of keeping a tight hold on anything that you receive, allow some to pass on to others. Be generous with the world and the world will be generous with you.

  1. Take Positive Action

Take positive action to help your dreams come true. If you see opportunities, chase them. Yu cannot just sit back and expect things to just happen; some input from you is required. Life will present opportunities which you must seize and pursue.

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  1. Have Self-Belief

Really believe deep inside that you can achieve anything that you intend to achieve. Have confidence and an unwavering will.

  1. Show Gratitude

Stop focusing on what you perceive to be lacking and be grateful for what you actually do have right now. Also, be grateful for all that you do receive. Do not forget to say thank you and express sincere gratitude.

  1. Look for Coincidences

Pay close attention to seemingly coincidental events; there are no coincidences and everything happens for a reason. You must learn to interpret and act on things that present to you.

  1. Allow Yourself to Receive

Do not resist things from happening. Stay in a state of allowing. Adopt an attitude that allows you to receive things.

 

 

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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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