"Meditation is rest, absolute rest, a full stop to all activity – physical, mental, emotional. When we are in such a deep rest that nothing stirs in us, when all action as such ceases – as if we are fast asleep yet awake – we come to know who we are. Suddenly the window opens. It cannot be opened by effort because effort creates tension – and tension is the cause of our whole misery. Hence this is something very fundamental to be understood that meditation is not effort.
Meditation is nothing but trying to clean our being, trying to become fresh and young, trying to become more alive and more alert. If we are afraid of meditation it means we are afraid of life, we are afraid of awareness, and the resistance comes because we know that if we move into meditation, something is bound to happen. If we are not resisting at all, it may be because we don't take meditation very seriously, we don't take meditation very sincerely. Then you we play around – what is there to be afraid of?"
You are new to Meditation practice and curious to discover its benefits? You cannot take a long vacation or attend the courses outside your location? Mani Raman’s meditation courses are specifically designed to deepen your understanding of yoga as a holistic lifestyle, touching on different subjects and finding your purpose.
We design courses for individual or small groups or anyone looking to renew their practice and grow in depth. We design special courses as per your need and give a step-by-step guide to the practice and is intended to help you establish a meditation practice as part of your daily routine. Each class will include practical sessions of guided meditation, opportunities for feedback and questions, and background theory. Topics covered include the following:
Why meditate? Lifestyle for meditation practice Practical techniques for meditation Techniques to develop concentration Mechanics of the mind: How does the mind function? How can we start to bring the mind under control? Positive thinking and meditation.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of participation stipulating the number of practice/study hours in the course.
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Workshops are an intimate and in-depth way to explore your unique needs and goals through intelligently designed and customised sessions. Mani Raman offers workshops on a wide range of subjects, introducing you to or deepening your practice of an integral, traditional system of yoga.
Meditation is a powerful tool and regular practice will enhance mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. The yogic understanding of thought has helped many individuals to find new meaning in their daily lives. We design special courses as per your need and give a step-by-step guide to the practice and is intended to help you establish a meditation practice as part of your daily routine. Each class will include practical sessions of guided meditation, opportunities for feedback and questions, and background theory.
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Yoga is not just about being able to perform complicated poses and movements. It is a holistic approach to physical and mental health, as well as a person’s well-being and personal growth. At its most foundational level, yoga is considered a “moving meditation”. The most difficult part of a yoga class should be making the decision to walk into the room. From that point on, the instructor leads a class through movements designed to instill calm in the body, coordinated with deep mindful breath. The atmosphere alone, one in which students are not required to think about anything beyond their own movement, is often enough to begin to reduce stress and anxiety. Yoga then becomes a foundation on which to build self-awareness and confidence. A consistent yoga practice builds physical strength as well as encourages clarity and calm when experiencing physical discomfort and strain.
Benefits of Yoga in a Competitive, High-Stress Environment
Incorporating movement and breath, yoga practice has been shown to:
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