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Welcome to Yoga Dhyan Center

If you want to live a stress-free life, naturally you have to adopt a realistic strategy of living with achievable goals. For example, if your goal is to do a list of simple things in life such as allocating 6 hours for work, 1 hour of household chores and 1 hour of quality time with your family, you will certainly feel exhilarated when you make it happen by the end of the day.

On the other hand, if you harbor unrealistic expectations like becoming famous like a movie star or having millions of dollars without working for it or even other far fetched ideas then you are certain to feel depressed and stressed out with your current work

Enter the dragon

Yet we have to manage our lives sensibly and responsibly. Rather than succumbing to gloom and depression, let us look at our lives in close scrutiny.  Are we going to live forever in this world? No certainly not. But as long as we live on this beautiful planet, we need to live happily, joyously and with gratitude for all the good things we have been bestowed with so far.

With the advent of the deadly pandemic spreading across the globe, it is certainly stressful to deal with life, isn’t it?  Who would have ever thought that such a scenario would engulf the world in such a short time?

Yes definitely, we are stressed what with the news of death spreading like wildfire, (after the bloody real forest fire at Australia) causing sorrow to the families of near and dear ones. Let us live in a simple way with simple, healthy food and drinks joyfully.

The practice of Regular Meditation

Now is the time to go inwards and watch what we are doing with our thoughts. Our thoughts come to us like the relentless waves of the sea taking us here and there as if we are just some twigs. The only way out for us is to watch them without judgment, without approval or condemnation. Just remain a witness to our thoughts and allow them to come and go.

Do yoga to be stress-free

There are studies to show, regular yoga practices help in regulating your blood pressure, diabetes, and hosts of other medical conditions we are normally prone to by our unconscious habits of living.

Enroll in an online class of doing yoga for health benefits today. More specifically for your heart and lead a stress-free life. Make use of this lockin period we are all thrown into by the circumstances and live with optimism and hope.

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Good luck and God be with you.

 

 

 

Yoga means union and yet there are so many different types of yoga practice available today.

Isn’t it bewildering for a person to decide which one to adopt? Nevertheless, look for a class where you live and join as soon as possible because an ounce of practice is worth a ton of theoretical knowledge. Yoga is a hands-on experience rather than theory.

Yoga practice

So many types…

Ashtanga Yoga, Anusara Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga, Shambavi Yoga, Iyengar yoga, Power Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Vini Yoga, Kundalini yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Taoist Yoga  …the list goes on!

There are so many types and don’t worry, we are not going to explain the different genres or types here. On the other hand, we wish to point out that it is more important to do it than read about it.

Benefits of Yoga

Regular practice of yoga regardless of the type helps you improve your flexibility.  Not only that, but it also tones up your muscles for strength and vitality. In addition, your circulation and cardio health goes up by leaps and bounds! Besides Yoga helps you sleep better, improving your posture and energy levels.  Not to mention a decrease in anxiety and depression and a host of other health benefits!

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In gratitude …

Practice, practice, and practice!

If you want a beautiful flower, you need to prepare the ground, use manure and water so as to get the flower. Same way, yoga is a foundation the result being your flowering of peace and health.

The only way to improve your health and strength is not by reading books on yoga but by practicing diligently, day by day. The more you practice the better is the result that you want to show the world.

Thanks for reading this post. Take care and practice and look better. If you have any comments, please post them.

 

grazing in relaxation

Introduction

Welcome to Transactional Analysis!
You have taken a momentous decision in your life by visiting this page and reading about TA. It is worth every minute you spend in learning about TA.
Just knowing about it empowers you and imagine what is possible when you use these concepts in your life. You are certainly one among the chosen few.

Ever wondered why you behave in a certain way, speak in a certain way in a crux situation? Or regretted saying something nasty to a colleague with whom you are usually friendly? Do you feel there is scope for improvement in your interpersonal relationships?

Evolving for better

Everyone wants to improve in theory but, they don’t do anything about it. Only the chosen few (like you) do something consciously to adapt to changes.
Remember, it is tough to change habits, but you can do it because you are one amongst the chosen few!

Transactional analysis-TA in short provides a framework for you to work on and analyze your social transactions in interpersonal as well as intrapersonal. Of course, whatever you do is strictly not a transaction. For example, all your Activities of Daily Living-ADLs are not transactions.

Breaking free

Primarily what you talk or do indicates the type of person you are. Whether you are talkative or taciturn, go-getter or reticent depends on your very being.
There are many proverbs like “Birds of the same feather flock together.” and “you are known by the company you keep.”

These proverbs are indicative of many traits that we all possess.  We inherit many of our characteristics or characters from our parents, siblings, and peers even. By studying the models or theories of TA, we will be in a position to understand the inherent reasons for our behaviors.

Awareness is the key

Once you become aware of the underlying process of transactions, you will be able to improve on them and develop a spontaneous approach to better ways of communication and relationships.

Transactional Analysis hands-on

The process of understanding the theories behind TA and its practices is fascinating and emotionally fulfilling. There are many ways to become familiar with the methods of transactional analysis-TA. Apart from reading books and doing research on the Internet, there is a practical way to learn by joining a one-day orientation program on TA frequently termed as TA101.

A beautiful sun set

The horizon of transactional analysis…


the flowering

Welcome to Yoga Dhyan Center

Yoga Dhyan Center is a place that shows you the method to take life in your hands. The path of the chosen few. Let us welcome 2019 by resolving to do better than 2018 not only in terms of income or health goals but a wholesome approach to life itself.

What is Yoga?

Yoga simply means union. A union of body, mind, and soul integrated and relaxed. The aim of yoga practice is to have a healthy mind, a supple body, and a joyful soul.  Let us see how to achieve this.

Regular yoga practice is the Key

Science has proved that Yoga practice if done regularly for a period of 3 weeks brings in tremendous changes in the  DNA and the way one thinks.  As a result of doing yoga, there is more focus in life, better sleep in the night and generally less anxiety in the day to day management of everyday activities.

Surprisingly, any physical activity such as gym, jogging and other cardio exercises brings about amazing results if done with enthusiasm and commitment.

Yoga

Young woman doing yoga

No amount of reading or watching TV programs or Apps on Yoga is going to help you as much as doing the yoga practice by yourself.  Even 5 minutes of doing something on your own for a few days is going to help you more than merely watching or listening to others perform or carry out the poses.

Yoga Dhyan Center

This is a place where you can learn to practice yoga.  Once you get the confidence of doing the poses, you can practice at home effortlessly.

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Learn the asanas

The asanas are of 3 kinds namely forward bending, backward bending and inverted. Normally we will start with Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutations as a preparation for doing the poses. Followed by pranayama or breathing exercises, and deep breathing techniques like Deerga Swasam and Meditations.

Yoga on the floor

Group of several people doing yoga exercise on the floor

Yoga is basically very simple and easy to practice.  Once you are aware of your limitations in flexibility, slowly you can improve in your yoga postures. As you go on practicing, your flexibility would improve and you will feel more energetic and focussed.

Why Meditation is a prerequisite for Yoga?

When you start the practice of yoga, your body must be relaxed and not tensed up. More often than not, the students are anxious and tensed up with the anticipation of what is to come next.

Because everyone has some idea of yoga, some vision and often a false notion of a difficult pose they think they have to perform to qualify in Yoga Class. This is just pure fallacy!

We start with simple meditation techniques that will relax your body before you start the asanas. Breathing and meditation training would enhance your relaxed appearance. Actually, the more relaxed you are, the better prepared you would be for learning.

The Basic Program

Every Monday, a new batch starts. The format of the class is 5 days a week starting every Monday. Once, the basic course is over, you can opt for the review class and finetune your techniques. Take life in your hands.

Act now!

Don’t procrastinate the decision. Intelligence means coming to the present moment and facing life headlong without taking recourse to anything else. Remember, your time is limited. Therefore, make a move for joining the class now!

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Meditation Retreat: SatDarshan, Anaikatty

The meditation retreat at Satdarshan is a picturesque place where the practice of mindfulness and introspection happens regularly. The feedback about the events conducted here earlier encouraged us to conduct regular programs every week.

We warmly invite you to our Meditation Centre SatDarshan. As a matter of fact, we purely run it for a noble cause for all the Seekers and contemplators.

The Venue & Location of the Meditation Retreat

SatDarshan is a tranquil resort for Meditation located in a calm and quiet atmosphere in Kottathara. Actually, the highlight of this retreat is private access to the perennial Siruvani River with crystal clear water. A real cool spot, indeed!

Facilities at the Resort
  1. Cleanly maintained room with attached bath.
  2. Three times vegetarian food with Tea/Snacks.
  3. Meditations at the sprawling Meditation Hall.

Apart from the above, there are 9 rooms with attached bath and toilet. Additionally, they can accommodate up to 9 persons.  On the other hand, in case of a group booking, sixteen to eighteen or more persons can stay.

The charges for Indian resident is Rs 600/- per person per day and for Foreigners Rs 700/- per person. (The rates may change. Kindly confirm the prevailing rate before booking)

  • Charges are Inclusive of accommodation, vegetarian food, Tea/Coffee and snacks.
  • Charges for the Events fixed according to the facilitator fee and other amenities.
  • Donations accepted gratefully with reverence, as it will aid the management to function better.
Non Profit motive

The objective of this fee is not for the purpose of revenue generation. Mainly to provide for the maintenance and salaries for the staff employed, we collect this fee.  In addition, we have to take care of unexpected damages due to floods and miscellaneous expenses.  Moreover, the amount we charge is a bare minimum taking into account the individual’s minimum expense for a day. Actually, those who are not able to afford this fee can stay free with food, based on the availability of rooms.

Daily Routine

Following is a general routine of SatDarshan.  There may be minor changes according to some situations and events.

5:30 am                     Wake up bell

6.00 -7.00 am            Meditation

8.00 – 8.45 am           Breakfast

9.00 – 10.30 am         Seva (Selfless work)

12.00 -12.30 pm        Meditation

12.30 – 1.15pm          Lunch

4.00 – 4.45 pm           Tea with Sharing

6.30 – 7.30 pm           Meditation

7.30 – 8.15 pm           Dinner

9.00- 10 pm               Last Event & Lights out/Silence

Points to Remember

  • To maintain the ethos and the atmosphere of the place, Alcoholic drinks, Smoking, Non-Vegetarian food items prohibited on the campus.
  • Children below 13 years are not admissible for the participation (Children events organized separately)
  • This is not an amusement resort.  Therefore, it is important to know loud, noisy and boisterous behaviors are best avoided here.
  • One and half hour’s Selfless Seva is Mandatory for this communal livelihood. Because we consider this as a working Meditation.

Website: www.satdarshan.org, www.yogadhyancenter.com

Address: SatDarshan, 7/634, Vada Kottathara,

Kottathara, Dist.: Palakkad. Pin: 678581

Easily accessible from Coimbatore City – 45 Kms.

Mobile: WhatsApp 9489663755, 9842231582, 9363222785

OCTOBER 13 to 15 OSHO CAMP

There were around 13 participants for this program. The camp concluded on Sunday at the Meditation Resort. We explored many meditations, silent sittings, swimming in the river and quietude.  Summing up, in the future, we are looking forward to seeing more people in these gatherings where silence happens.

Take a look at the Gallery for the pictures of the participants.

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