The Power of Simplicity in Holistic Living
What does it take to live life holistically?
It definitely does not require a degree from well known
university,a high paying job or huge bank balance. Holistic
living has nothing to do with all that!
Holistic living simply means..
1) To enjoy positive health and wellness with physical body
2) To have sharp and alert mind
3) To have positive emotions such as Zest, Love, Joy
4) To be aware spiritually
Holistic living is all about being human! More and more human!!
The effect of Negative
Majority of people who have had too many negative
experiences in life get stuck with the negative
polarity. So, in such cases where negative
polarity is dominant in human experience,
living holistically does take commitment,
practice with patience and clear intention
to create balance and evolve wholeness
Holistic living is to emphasize the positive
in all dimensions. To begin with, create wholeness
in the grosser trio of Body-Mind-Emotions.
Once these grosser dimensions are brought in
a state of balance, then we can actualize the
more subtle dimensions.
The effect of Positive
A simple practice like smiling more often can
have profound impact on our personality.Smiling
is one of the natural and simplest things we can
do. It doesn't cost anything! Scientific studies
have shown the uplifting effects on the mind
and emotions from a simple smile.
Conscious attention on the breath is another simple
practice. It is such simple practices as these
that can create balance between the negative and
positive polarities. By being diligent in the
practice of life affirmative techniques, we can
make a profound shift in our state of being.
The effect of Kriya
Practice "Tatwa Breathing" (25 connected breaths)
or "Elemental Breathing" consciously. Start it
with a couple of deep breaths. Now start with four
short breaths and end with a long breath. This
makes the train of five connected breaths.
Repeat such train five times and you have
completed "Elemental breathing".
(All 25 breaths should be connected without
stopping in between). Tatwa breathing is based
on the fact that our body is made of five
tatwas or elements namely Earth, Water, Fire,
Air and Space. Once these five elements are
balanced within our body, we experience wellness!
It is such a simple practice which does not need
any cassette or gadget for practicing. Also,
breathing in such simple way does not even cost
you anything! You do not need to travel to attend
any group for practicing this Kriya. For next
few days, simply focus on the practice of this
simple Kriya. Also focus on simplicity with regards
to your holistic lifestyle.
Practice Kriya regularly. It takes less than half
a minute to practice it. You do not have to make
any noise while practicing it. Nobody will know
except you about it! You can do it standing,
sitting or sleeping positions. You can repeat
it every hour or anytime you feel you are drifting
into negative habit patterns.
The effect of Meditation
Once you practice Kriya which prepares the
background, it naturally throws you in a space
of non-thinking, called meditation.
It creates the high levels of prana in your
body-brain system that makes it easier for
you to be aware of your breath and your thoughts
simultaneously. You can easily get the knack
of meditation when you do this Kriya. Simply
remain silent after doing Kriya, and keep your
attention on your natural breathing process.
Simultaneously keep witnessing your thoughts.
You will experience very low levels of thought
traffic as in high Prana state thoughts can
not linger for long. Even if the No- thought
state remains just for few seconds, you will
experience the surge of energy and vitality,
bringing back the positive qualities of Zest,
love and joy!
Half a minute of Kriya and five to ten minutes
of Meditation can be very refreshing during hectic
working days, if you plan for these mini breaks
in your work schedule. You can make it a habit of
practicing it consciously before lunch, before
tea or before starting a meeting. It has the
power to zoom up your personal effectiveness.
It is bound to reflect in work quality and
productivity going up with effortless ease!
This is one of the easiest ways to manage
your stress too!
Through your commitment to practice of Kriya
which is to focus in emphasizing the positive,
you will increase balance. That balance is the
basis of wholeness and fulfillment. What
begins as a simple balancing technique can
become a powerful tool for life transformation.
a postgraduate in Cybernetics has done extensive research
in the areas of Stress Management, Intuition development,
Aura Reading and Meditation Therapy. He is the visiting faculty
to various Management Institutes & professional keynote
speaker for many social events. He has wide experience in
Personal Counseling, Consultancy and Training and has
deep insights in human behavior and body-mind healing.