Just like a heart beat

How is your heart beat? Do you check on it? Not medically but for real. i found out that my heart beat is regular and especially during two moments of the day/week it goes towards the extreme without even touching them.  During sitting time of meditation it slows down a lot, during a dance performance it does increase.

Traditional Chinese doctors suggest not to take to any hyper dynamic activity after 50 years of age. When we get old we should keep our heart beat on the same regular tune as much as possible. Nowaday there is a big trend to go jogging, running ~ there are big financial companies here in town which promote marathons to push up the heart beat of their employees and throw them in stressful conditions with the pretest of charity events or enhancing team spirit. But a completely conscious person will not listen to them and have great care of his heart beat.

Learn to feel your fingers & be balanced at work

An interesting idea to spread good vibes in corporate environment in a sahaj (yes I love writing it in Sanskrit, you can read it spontaneous in English) way. I work for an international private company well established in EP market. Recently I ve already written about how the HR department makes some assiduous effort to promote wellness and balance among colleagues and departments. It is not an easy task but at least people manifest to give a try to the concern. At least it is a first positive step towards desire of realization. Deep down everybody wants to be realized as a person and we belong to communities which also are projected towards collective realization. But realization is simpler and not complicated as human mind tends to think of, it works spontaneously most of the time and we verily are guided by our dreams in our actions. It is so evident! Can you see that?

 

So which one is this interesting idea? Insights come from all the seminars about make up, self massage, dance, singing organized at my office by HR. Everybody is seeking to know new methods to balance the stress and the individual mind plus behavior. This is also innate, we naturally go towards integration whenever we are placed on a path of pure evolution and not disintegration or involution and other things like these.

 

How many people know that they can detect impurities and stress on their fingers? Not everybody. But this science is just amazing and finds its deep root in ayurveda from India. This Asian continent is quite miraculous with all its almost hidden Science that is not yet accessible to EVERYBODY. How can that be possible? People must know they can cure themselves; they can be able to detect whats wrong and whats good with them. Beside this ayurveda is also compatible with the science of the points and meridians located on the body all life studied in China, another great Asian country for these kinds of matters.

Energy, energy, energy, people do not do anything else that talking about and working thru the energy. I read this word everywhere now, on the poster, in the commercial leaflets, it s so energetically good this brainwashing going on here!

On a corporate level, sitting in the peace of their chairs all the modern workers of the busiest cities can start to understand how their fingertips do speak to them. And even when they are at the desk or in a conference, in a meeting or on a train in a business trip they will know how they are feeling and how they can improve their performance and mental state, thru the achieved sensibility of their hands. As practical as it sounds. This is it. The new science of the natural connection with our fingers is unavoidably the great breakthrough for our citylifetyle.  Ayurveda & Yoga are best allied to win over huge bunches of terrible inconveniences and beyond…in your office. 

Spirit is food to a city and foundation of urban education

A skype talk about urban education and spiritual foundations.

 

Lui from India: [Hong Kong] it is among the most globalized nation of the world. How is HK in terms of education.

 

Lei from Hong Kong: not very good actually, static. We shud get there, as yogis i mean. I know several teachers and when they talk i dont feel anything so speacial and enlightened abt their method. So i suppose it s the same as in other countries

 

Lui from India: but being a free [market] also must have lots of opportunities for growth…

 

Lei from Hong Kong: yes may be

 

Lui from India: ok..

 

Lei from Hong Kong: but the programs for example are the same as in other UNI of other countries

 

Lui from India: ok tht’s nice.

 

Lei from Hong Kong: the globalized aspect you can touch it more in the street than in the school

 

Lui from India: you are absolutely correct. It is the general upscale living and life style…

 

Lei from Hong Kong: 90% of the people here is local

 

Lui from India: ok

 

Lui from India:how about the school.

 

Lei from Hong Kong: the schools?

 

Lui from India: ya primary school eduations for kids.

 

Lei from Hong Kong:some are very chinese , some others international with more teachers from abroad. Kids i heard they are very much pressured. They always have examinations during the year and between the years. I know that coz i talk to the kids in the ashram too. They study hard and have several extra classes

 

Lui from India: since you can understand the psycho of kids better [saying that because Lei has been a childhood psychologist, n.d.r.]…

 

Lei from Hong Kong:here kids study ALOT, maybe too much. They start languages, instruments when they are 3 for example. There are plenty of nurseries for this aim.

 

Lui from India: what is the common stress release for them.

 

Lei from Hong Kong:not too much time for playing free

 

Lui from India: hmm

 

Lei from Hong Kong:i always see them in the street dressed to go to learn something. Their head is too long in the little books. HK also is the first city in the world with the highest rate of music-learning kids.

 

Lui from India: how does a kid react when they grow up under high pressure.

 

Lei from Hong Kong: they develop an attitude like they want to learn many many things and apply to a course after another to fill the brain with lots of info.

 

Lui from India: do they frustrate or some would get involved in other activities to release stress….what do you say.

 

Lei from Hong Kong:i hear my colleagues talking about their daughters/son, they say the kid is not always happy but a kid should be happy and joyful all the time. But these kids here start to learn the word and the feeling of stress already so young, like it was a normal thing to handle or to cope with. This is not really normal. It’s like they are being prepared to live in a stressed socierty in the future not in a relaxed and enjoable one. Do u think is allright?

 

Lui from India: yes u are right, but tell me if kids grow up under pressure how do they react when they grow teens, or later…

 

Lei from Hong Kong:yes i told u they develop an endless desire to fill their brain with info, they learn many things, and probably they are good at them all

 

Lui from India: ok now we are on the same platform…must be excessive right sided..

 

Lei from Hong Kong:yes, my co-workers and friends of my age are not happy with learning 2 things for example. They dont want to put limit to this knowledge and they apply to so many classes, and they are like machines; i can see them, they are not relaxed. Always busy studying, learning someting, it’s not positive, i am sure.

 

Lui from India: it is out of competition or out of learning insincts they behave like these…

 

Lei from Hong Kong:i dont know, maybe both? many people say because of competition. It becomes a circle in the mind.

 

Lui from India: but if it is the latter it is better !!!

 

Lei from Hong Kong:YES

 

Lui from India: ya, this is why kids cannot enjoy their age now

 

Lei from Hong Kong:i also feel they burn so much energy and then later they will not have enough strenght for more important steps

 

Lui from India: this might result in decling age ratio then.

 

Lei from Hong Kong:somtimes i felt tempted to apply this and that class but i had to tell myself no, 2 is enough otherwise u ll go crazy. HK is based on the Learning principle, very mind oriented, not spiritual oriented, sorry.

 

Lui from India: i am completely with you on this…

 

Lei from Hong Kong: it s created on very fragile foundations, human foundations but the spirit is the most important food for a city.

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Positive effects of (sahaja) meditation

Once people keep nurturing their organs and subtle aspects thru the meditative silent, they can also expect miracolous plus fun-filled happenings along the way! Always spontaneous! And sahaja means just spontaneous in sanskrit. I had volunteered at my office to train about 20 people in a Stretch&Dance workshop, as we called it. I am lucky enough to work stimulated by a department of Human Resource whose coordinator is interested in creative, diverse and intercultural activities, always searching for those ones in order to stimulate and support good relationships and healthy culture among us.

Recently we have talked a lot about stress and I dont know how I ended up in training room to show and dance with them:

  • at the rythme of Lagaan soundtracks in circle with Indian wooden sticks
  • with simple steps of break-dance and salsa
  • by doing stretching exercises both on the mat and standing
  • by trying simple mudras and bharatnatyam steps
  • by having a short head and back massage in a train of people
  • by stretching on the wave of modern dance styles

A short mix and taste of everything I knew so far. But we enjoyed so much that i am afraid we will have new rounds. Infact the comments were really positive, I heard people who had come in with a big headacke and left the room light and really fine. I call these: “positive effects of the meditation” because words were hardly spoken during the whole session and people just jumped into the flow of the lovely music and fun. Laughters were great, stress was left out of the door, an experiment well done!

Other tracks used were from Lisa Ono, Kenny G, Zephyr, Indialucia, Miyasaki. The music has been no stop and probably this is one of the reason why the energy level was kept on a good one. The session started with a short head massage pressing in different points of the head to activate the circulation of the brain and starting to awaken the sensibility of our last chakra called sahasrara.

  • The idea of accompanying the session with two main exercises in group has been based on the fact that working in collectivity with linked hands or in circle or in train ir does increase the level of understanding and cooperation among the people.
  • The idea of preparing exercises where people had to touch the hands or the shoulders of another person is also based on the fact that softly touching another person for a supportive aim (massage for example) does help the ability to give and to open to the other in a subtle way too.
  • There were only 4 men which I knew from before and that is the reason I brought the wooden sticks. We gave importance to them by letting them dancing in the middle of the circle while all the women were following spontaneous feminine movements (yes Indian ones!) and steps all around.  
  • The intercultural element was also touched: musics were from Japan, India, Australia, England, Brazil.

The most important: enjoyement and freshness were the most important characteristics which completed our experiment.