Mantras: Ascend , evolve, elevate

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: 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

 

#GayaSave

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.

If you have any questions about classes or would like to learn more, visit us at 1000 Petals Indiranagar, Bangalore or Connect with us here to have a counsellor call you back.

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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
Love

Team 1000 Petals

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.

For More Techniques on Abundance and positivity Feel Free to Connect with us here >>>>    http://1000petals.in/courses.html

  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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