Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Exploration Innerspace :
NASA's Scientific tool for Meditation
There used to be a time, when the outside noise was not hurting us too much... We were connected to nature, had more time for self reflection, the state of samadhi was within our reach. Meditation was easy...
The times changed...
We have become more and more bombarded with information.. we became busy in the mind, our connection with the true nature of reality diminished... more and more Illusions (maya) bridled us. simple techniques of Yantra, Tantra, Mantra disappeared. We became insensitive to our own feelings, emotions...
The Journey outward made more sense than the journey inward...
Then came science and technology... And with science came brilliant minded neuro scientists like Dr. John C. Lilly. In 1950's while working with NASA , He developed a technology called ' Sensory deprivation tanks ' to test the Astronauts' response to long space flights and lack of sensory stimuli in space travel.
What is a Sensory deprivation tank?
In 1954 he invented the world's first floatation tank, an enclosed saline bath designed for intensive study of human consciousness when deprived of as much external stimulus as possible. This study was further extended in the physiology as the researchers kept exploring this unique soundless lightless space and its effects on human body and the mind itself.
Over the years there are 4000 + peer studies and researches showing us amazing benefits of floatation technique itself. Also called as R.E.S.T. (Reduced environmental stimulation technique) the effects of the floatation tanks show us amazing results on human consciousness and physiology.
Floatation tanks or sensory deprivation tanks are a water based environment where you lie down in 10 to 12 inches of water in a pod or a room. The water body that is nearly 2000 Litres, is added with 750 to 800 KG of Epsom Salt / Magnesium Sulfate, makes you float 'effortlessly' in zero gravity. The light switch inside the float tank can be switched off 'at your comfort' allows to you darken the room fully and the water is heated and maintained to your body's average temperature.
Your brain now gets the the chance to disconnect from the constant bombardment of sensory input and enhance your ability to be cognitive, mindful and introspective. The Biotec grade concentrated Epsom salt solution contains essential Magnesium sulphate minerals that leave you feeling deeply relaxed and vibrant as the tension in your body melts away and your body releases amazing energy. There is simply no other technology or environment that can stimulate these evolutionary effects. Your spine decompresses by about a 2 Centimeters in zero gravity releasing all the tensions we hold in our spine. The epsom salt relaxes central nervous system fully, Making us relax our body fully.
The sensory reduction technique frees our brain from clogged, unnecessary random memories and data. Making us free from unwanted thought structures like stress and anxiety. With Deeper theta state activation, your body finds a way to reaching a state of homeostasis, a state in which your bodily systems are able to reset and to calibrate to it's optimum functioning. A deep meditative environment first makes you self aware of the state you are in. Answers about how to correct this state lie deep inside of you. As you float more and more regularly, you find these answers for yourself, and you can correct the self and become your own guru by achieving the Let go and finally letting go the idea of letting go.
Optimal body position for relaxation - To dive deep into meditation, one’s body need to be fully relaxed. When your body is not comfortable, those feelings will interfere with the practice.
Normally, a meditator will need some months or even years of practicing just to be comfortable with the sitting position. The pain and unease often force people out of meditation after just 30 minutes or less. They are unnecessary obstacles for your mind, making it hard to achieve true meditative state or stillness of the mind.
Inside the float tank, you float on the water surface. It feels like there’s nothing underneath you. This unique position help your body to fully relax but keep your mind awake. Your head is on the water, there is a small flicker of awareness that let you know you are on the water, so you cannot fall into unconscious sleep.
The warm and embracing environment of the float will give you a sense of security & familiarity after just 2 session. It greatly shorten the time required to get familiarized with the meditative state.
Perfectly still environment, even more quiet than meditation school, monastaries, etc.
Because of the unique design, there is no light or sound inside the tank. There’s nobody to disturb you, no wind breezing, no bird chirping, no external sight that distract, no sweat dripping, no mosquitoes or small insect that crawl on your body.
Inside the tank, you are truly isolated from all external stimulations.
The water is the best medium to reflect the relationship between body & mind.
The body, especially the act of breathing, has a deep connection with your mind. When your mind is filled with anger, your breath becomes heavier. When you are relaxed & calm, your breath becomes light, slow, gentle.
Floating on the water surface, every breath you take will move your body, up and down. Inside the tank, you can feel these delicate movements very easily. From that you can see the connection between your body and your mind. Every time your mind wanders, your body will respond appropriately.
No sense of time
Sense of time is one of the greatest barrier for a meditator. The act of staying still, doing nothing for an extended period of time is something our mind not used to. We get bored, we feel it’s been a long time when in fact it’s just 10 or 15 minutes.
The sense of time comes from our awareness of the change in our body and external environment. Inside the float tanks, the amount of information come into our mind is vastly limited so we can’t sense time anymore. That’s why its so easy to overcome the boredom when one start practicing meditation.
Meticulous preparation gives rise to Determination
One quality a meditator must practice is patience & determination. With patience we can overcome the urge to stand up, do something else and distract ourself from the meditation practice.
As float tank is a complicated equipment and sensory deprivation is a very special therapy, you need to be well prepared for a float, no food, no caffeine, no alcohol, be on time, be clean. You also have to pay for the float so you’ll want it to be worth the money. That will make you more attentive and determined. You will turn off your phone, set aside a time for yourself with absolutely no distraction.
For that reason, once you get into the float tank, your body and mind will be ready to fully concentrate on the act of meditation, creating a good mindset for achieving your goal.
"Peel off the masks we wear on ourselves and understand the true nature of your Reality".
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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Since the birth of Human evolution, where we human beings started gathering around the fire.... The journey of Lucia no03 Began... with the flickering of Light, they started having deep, meditative and transformational experiences....
The technology advanced, and here came the birth of one of the most amazing scientific inventions to enter altered states of consciousness.
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Dr. Engelbert Winkler is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, and He studied philosophy, pediatrics and psychology in Innsbruck, and completed further studies in existential analysis, hypnotherapy and other disciplines.
At the age of 7, Dr Winkler had a transformative near death experience. This led him to extensively research analysing the principals of the brain wave function, relaxation, meditative and their effects on health. Inspired by his research, he worked with Dr. Proekl to create this technology, the Lucia N3, to support the development of greater consciousness of humanity.
The doctors discovered that Lucia creates wave patterns in the EEG that wouldusually only appear after several years of meditation practice.
During a session, you sit or lay facing the Lucia N3, close your eyes and relax. That's it.
The Lucia N°03 Light is a neurostimulator, which combines flashing and constant light to stimulate temporary EEG brain wave patterns that help users achieve a hypnagogic trance.
The white light passes through your closed eyelids and to the pineal gland, often referred to as the third eye, which is stimulated to produce mind-activating hormones.
The Lucia N3 offers the benefits of deep meditation through accessing an expanded state of consciousness almost immediately.
The Science of Hypnagogia
That wonderful feeling you experience right before you fall asleep or wake up has a name - hypnagogia. This state of consciousness creates a bridge between the worlds of dreams & reality.
The activation of the pineal gland (third eye) creates a completely unique visual experience that is entirely the result of your own consciousness.
Listening to music can also enhance the experience as the mind combines the two stimuli, generating synesthesia – the experience of seeing music.
This transcendental experience is usually only seen under extreme conditions such as high performance sport, entheogenic substances, transcendental meditation, or in near-death experiences.
Activation of this state of consciousness through use of the light machine can trigger the same positive effects as the extreme conditions that most people will never experience otherwise.
With a series of regular sessions on the Lucia N°03 Light machine, you can literally train your brain to reach this optimal state at will. Even after one session it is easier to drop into a state of deep meditation, since your brain now knows where it's going.
The Lucia N3 stimulates temporary EEG brain wave patterns that would usually only appear after several years of meditation practice. For the first time even novice meditators experience a state of deep relaxation coupled with focus, where one is in touch with their own intuition and sense of wholeness.
Faced with the artistry of ones own inner consciousness, light travelers cannot help but to re-evaluate their perception. Whether they come for a light show or a longing for peace and relaxation, each experience is as unique as the person in the light.
Typical EEG Brainwave Patterns
People have reported amazing benefits post regular sessions of Lucia N03 Hypnagogic Light Machine... few of them include:
- Rapid and sustained deep relaxation
- Immersion in worlds of color and shape and never before seen beauty
- Deep emotions and a strong feeling of happiness
- Increased sense of inner peace and emotional stability
- Reduced anxiety and stress
- Reduced fear and depression
- More restful sleep
- Improved physical healing
- Release of beneficial hormones related to health and longevity
- Increased learning capacity and performance
- Increased creativity
- Increased intuition
- Awareness detached from the body
- Timelessness and spacelessness
- Spiritual experiences
"One of the most beautiful experiences I've had so far, 1000 petals stands for something which brings out the other side of you...it's a one of a kind experience which I was lucky to have had and it was pure bliss.." ... Sharan Kumar Via Facebook
"And I travelled, within and then out and away. I saw mists over temple spires in the warm glow of twilight, I saw boats disappearing on journeys into the horizon, I saw hills and mountains and I even saw the hazy buzz of cities ... and I smiled. A wide Cheshire Cat smile. Thank you 1000 petals. I’ll be back" ..... Nishant Badami Jacob Via Facebook
"The light therapy was phenomenal, out of this world (and out of my body), and I recommend it to everyone and anyone!!!! The perfect space to meditate and spend time with your soul" ..... Jen Marsden Via Facebook
"The lucia light machine is a technological wonder, well all one needs to do is sit on a chair with eyes closed relax and the machine starts flickering light. I experienced some really deep and profound sense of relaxation and the experience of light is different each time." ..... Pathik Desai Via Google
These were just a few experiences that people have had in the Journey of the Lucia No03 Hypnagogic Light Machine. lets get to know about it furthermore...
With a series of regular sessions on the Lucia N°03 light, you can literally train your brain (brain entrainment) to reach this optimal state at will.
Even after one session it is easier to drop into a state of deep meditation as your brain knows where it's going!
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Thursday, October 31, 2019
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a disorder where widespread musculoskeletal pain is accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and Mood fluctuations. Researchers say that in case of fibromyalgia painful sensations are increased by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.
Symptoms sometimes start post physical or mental trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress and anxiety. In some cases, symptoms can accumulate over time with no single noticeable trigger event.
Research shows that women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men. Many people who have fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression.
While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, a method can help control symptoms. Exercise, relaxation and stress-reduction measures also may help.
One of the most effective remedies that reverses this disorder is called as Sensory deprivation tank or float therapy or R.E.S.T. (restrictive environmental stimulus technique).
According to a study done by the Fibromyalgia Flotation Project, data was collected to determine how beneficial the effects of flotation are on fibromyalgia symptoms. Below are the symptoms listed with the average amount of relief that the participants of the study reported:
The project then reported on certain symptoms that were improved by floating including:
Ongoing studies of floating report physical and psychological benefits including: pain management, mindfulness, stress relief, anti-gravity effect, magnesium absorption, decreased issues with insomnia/sleeplessness, heightened senses, increased immune functions, and help with mental health disorders.
So What is this Float therapy Anyways?
Know more about floating.. Click on the video above
Where can I find Sensory deprivation tanks in India?
Monday, October 28, 2019
The Beginner's Guide to the Seven Chakras
You may have overheard things like “opening your chakras” or “chakra balancing” during meditation or a yoga class or otherwise. But what does all this really mean?
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The Chakras Explained:
1. Root chakra (Muladhara chakra)
The first chakra begins at the base of the spine at the perineum. The root chakra is made of the earth element. It co relates to how strong our roots are, how deep they are, and how supportive they are. It coincides with fundamental needs like food, water, shelter, home, and family. This chakra is of the bodily fitness as well due to the fact that " Survival of the fittest".
When out of balance, we feel insecure, stressed out and anxious. We experience weight gain, depression, and stress.
Location: Base of the spine
2. Sacral chakra (Svadhisthana chakra)
The sacral chakra responds to emotional and sexual energy in the body. Located in the lower abdomen, the sacral chakra coincides with the element of water, Like water, the sacral energy controls fluidity, versatility, and freedom, whether sexual, emotional, or creative.
When in balance, we feel creative and abundant with pleasure and fulfilling relationships.
When out of balance, we feel emotionally unstable, sexual dysfunction, and lack creative energy. In the body, the sacral chakra connects with reproductive issues and lower back pain.
Location: Above the pubic bone and below the navel (the sex organ area)
3. Navel chakra (Manipura chakra)
Located in the upper abdomen, the navel chakra coincides with self-esteem and asserting yourself. The chakra governs personal power and identity and connects to digestion and metabolism.
When in balance, we feel confident with a sense of purpose and motivation.
When out of balance, we feel domineering or aggressive and have low self-esteem.
Location: The navel area, from the solar plexus up to the breastbone
4. Heart chakra (Anahata chakra)
The three upper and three lower chakras connect in the center of the body at the heart chakra. The heart chakra corresponds with love, compassion, kindness, and harmonious relationships with ourselves and others.
When in balance, we feel love, compassion, and forgiveness for ourselves and others.
When out of balance, we feel unworthy, co-dependent, and disdainful. We may also experience high blood pressure or poor circulation.
Location: Center of the chest (including the heart, lungs, and surrounding area)
5. Throat chakra (Vishuddha chakra)
The throat chakra relates to how we communicate and express ourselves. Because it represents the first of the upper, spiritual chakras, the lower four chakras must align for the throat chakra to balance.
When in balance, we speak, listen, and express ourselves openly and authentically.
When out of balance, we have difficulty expressing our needs and listening to others. We can develop a sore throat or neck and shoulder pain.
Location: The throat
6. Third-eye chakra (Ajna chakra)
The third-eye chakra sits at the top of the spine between the eyebrows and relates to how we connect the external world with our internal dialogue.
When balanced, we trust our intuition, release our ego, and develop strong inner wisdom.
When out of balance, we become cynical and too attached to external circumstances. We may also have problems with headaches and vision.
Location: The space between the eyebrows
7. Crown chakra (Sahasrara chakra)
Sahasrara is the final chakra that corresponds to the spiritual being. This chakra allows you to transcend the physical world for a divine experience.
When in balance, we feel enlightened and a spiritual connection to our higher selves.
When out of balance, our happiness depends on external conditions. We become hyper-sensitive and struggle to function.
Location: Outside the body and hovering above the crown of the head
Color: Violet or White
Element: Cosmic Energy
Understand more about your chakras using a scientific method called Bio Energy scan/ Chakra Analysis.
To learn more about chakras, The Kundalini Energy, To understand how to balance them for your self evolution through simple Asana, pranayama and meditation, Connect with 1000 Petals on their website or call them on +918828844770 . 1000 Petals has centres in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi NCR
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Sensory Deprivation Tanks/ float therapy 101
Sensory deprivation tanks are very well known as Float therapy, Float tanks, Floatation, REST (Restrictive environmental stimulus Therapy). Imagine being suspended in a bath of Epsom salt or magnesium sulphate. It’s dark ( You can turn the lights off from inside) , quiet, and the water temperature matches your body temperature so you feel like you are floating in space.
Sounds exciting right? Floating in a floatation tank is certainly calming but this therapy can offer more than just simple relaxation.
The HistoryYear 1958. A ' Far Out ' Scientist Named Dr. John C Lilly, was called in by NASA to understand a few things about space travel and Human body and mind. He was then to create an environment similar to space where there is no gravity and no sensory stimuli. He began his work and in a few years created an environment where there was no gravity and Low sensory input on the Human mind.
He achieved this by creating a tank filled with about 10-12 inches of water, Added about 800 KG epsom salt to achieve the buoyancy. He Himself and many other astronauts went into this environment till the year 1969.
Many studies were conducted at this time by Dr. Lilly and NASA to fathom the effects of zero gravity and zero stimulation on the Human body and mind.
In the year 1969, Dr. Lilly introduced the first ever Sensory deprivation tanks to the general populace. The Company was called "Samadhi" and yes it was for a specific reason. float regularly and find out why it was called 'Samadhi'.
*The original tank used to and still looks exactly the same
What are Floatation Tanks Anyways....Sensory deprivation tanks or floating is a 0 gravity environment that allows the mind and body to completely let go, relax, and reset. Using about 700 to 800 Kg's of Epsom Salts, the buoyancy of the water makes floating on water feel like floating on air. By eliminating the forces of gravity pulling on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, you can effortlessly relieve pain, relax, recover, and improve sleep in this unique state.
Flotation therapy (aka sensory deprivation) offers reliefs and benefits which are cumulative (when done regularly as a process) —they build on themselves with each subsequent session. We like to say “the more you float, the better it gets”, as floats themselves deepen beyond the first session. Though flotation is an “effortless” therapy, the body and mind actually learn how to relax into the float with each session.. Stress, tension and pain have formed over time and will take some time to experience the greatest relief—luckily, floating is a relaxing, fun and effortless way to do so!
Types of floatation tanks around...
There are 4 types of float tanks around for you to experience your tranquil sessions in.
Float tanks which are primarily like the Samadhi tanks. float pods which are space age looking goblet like devices. Float rooms where the entire rooms are created to give us the similar sensory deprivation experience.
Benefits of Floatation tanks
Where to float in India?
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