The literal meaning of Vipassana (Vipasyasana); ‘Vi’ means “in a special way” and ‘pasyana’ means “to see, observe”. So Vipassana means “to see observe in a special way”, “to perceive the things as it is”. It aims at seeing the things or situations in reality without any illusion or delusion. Vipassana tries to seek the truth. The explanation of Vipassana is given in Buddhist literature. The original literature regarding Vipassana, are in Pali language. It is somewhat similar to the Sanskrit language. Theravada tradition insights the three marks of existence: impermanence, suffering, and realization of non-self.
“Impermanence (Anitya)” means everything in this world is temporary. No situation or matter remains permanent. Everything keeps changing.
“Suffering (Dukkha)” is found everywhere in the world. People may illusioned by seeing pleasure. In fact, the world is full of illusion. However, Lord Buddha has given the techniques to get rid of sorrow.
“Non-self (Anatma)” is an important reality. A person identifies himself with the situation or sorrow. Whenever he realizes that he is unattached to situations, events, misery, etc; then he can live a perfect life.
From The Meditation Buddha discover ultimate reality:
There is sorrow in life.
There causes of sorrow.
There is a path to eliminate sorrow.
Arya-astangik Marga ie “Eightfold noble path” is the way to eliminate sorrow.
Vipassana meditation was the technique for the Buddha to attain enlightenment. It is an ancient technique through which many people got enlightenment in the period of Buddha. This meditation has two bases:
o Consciousness on respiration
o Consciousness on body sensation.
And the purpose of being conscious is to create equanimity. So, Vipassana is also termed as “Samatha Meditation”. As it requires awareness, consciousness, it is also named as “Mindfulness Meditation”. Thus this meditation requires mindfulness and equanimity. Lord Buddha had discovered this meditation technique. He became fully enlightened at the age of 35. Then he started to teach this meditation to the mass of people.
For the practice of Vipassana meditation, a meditator sits for meditation and begins with the awareness of respiration keeping the torso straight and unmoved. The eyes are closed so that mind does not wander on external things. His backbone and head neither should lean frontwards nor backward. One must be at the present for the perfect practice of meditation. If the body is crooked forwards, the mind tends to shift to past experiences and thoughts. Similarly, if the body is leaned backward, the mind tends to fly with future imagination and thinking. So the alignment of the body must be straight to practice meditation.
Now, the meditator observes his inhalation and exhalation. Sometimes it may happen that the mind cannot identify the breaths. If so, he needs to inhale and exhale with his own effort. It makes to feel the breaths. Doing this he starts knowing the breath. Gradually, he starts knowing natural and spontaneous respiration. If the breath is faster, he just knows that the breath is faster without any judgment and reaction. If the breath is slower, he just knows it without any reaction and judgment.
The purpose of meditation is to get reality. If one starts to judgment or reaction then he misleads the path. When the meditator starts observing the breath, it becomes subtler and subtler. Sometime it may happen that breath has stopped for some moment. Whatever it may be one should just know the incoming and outgoing respiration. If it is inhalation, know it as it is. If it is exhalation, know it as it is. Never try to shift from reality. The mind is linked to respiration. So, this helps to explore the mind. Observation of respiration is a primary phase of meditation.
After this, the meditator starts observing the sensation of the body. He observes the sensation of the whole body from the top of the head to toes and vice-versa. Again, the meditator may experience different types of sensation like pain, pleasure, heat cold, perspiration, etching, tickle, pressure, soft, rough, vibration, etc. Whatever the types of sensation there may be, but the meditator should not generate any attachment or aversion to it. He should neither judge nor react on it. Just know the reality. Judgment and reaction are the barriers of the truth. Neither be happy with pleasure nor be sad on pain. They both are ephemeral. Never identify yourself with them.
The self is always unattached and free from all the bondage. Whatever the element is in the universe, those all are within the human body. So, knowing the element within the framework of the body one can understand the reality of the entire universe. Just with the study of the self, one can realize the whole world. Being mindful of the sensation of the body one starts understanding the reality. One can understand the law of nature. One can understand the principles of mind and matter. During the meditation, the mind may go in past and sometimes in future. We have nothing to do with past and future as these are not in our hands.
We are gifted with the present. So, we always try to remain on the present without dwelling on past or future. Whatever is being happened on respiration and sensation, we just become concentrated on it. Our work is- only knowing, feeling, or realizing in an equanimous manner. This activity gives the knowledge of mind and matter. As we understand the mind and mater including its law; we surpass across it. We transcend the physical world. Then we will realize these are changing, non-self, and sorrow. After this, we start knowing the metaphysical world.
After knowing the world of changing, non-self, and sorrow; we will know that world which is beyond sorrow and beyond changing. Continuous practice leads to ultimate truth and enlightenment. There are many paths that lead towards enlightenment. But the history and religious literature have shown that there were a maximum number of people who attained enlightenment at the period of Buddha through the practice of Vipassana.
For the Vipassana meditation, one-hour sitting is necessary, twice a day- morning and evening. In other times he works everything being conscious and mindful. He eats being conscious on breaths or the sensation, he moves being mindful, he sits being mindful, he speaks being mindful. Whatever he does, they all are done being mindful. He becomes conscious of his thoughts. So he is the master of the self.
Some of the people practice Vipassana meditation to get the health benefit. But practicing Vipassana meditation with aim of health is not good. Curing the various diseases, even HIV AIDS (scientific research has already discovered it) will be cured by this meditation, providing ultimate health is a byproduct. The aim always should be enlightenment, not health. For example- rice cover is byproduct while grinding the rice. So health is byproduct on the path of enlightenment. Nowadays the original technique of Vipassana is taught in the Vipassana center started by SN Goenka. It is taught in more than 50 countries with free of cost.
Ashtanga yoga includes 8 different parts: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi. Ashtanga Yoga provides you a detail pathway of 8 karmas that we need to practice as a yogi and practioner of yoga.
Ashtanga Yoga Retreat at NYTT & RC
If you have got a holiday, then this is an ideal place to spend your holiday. This course will be proved to be fruitful throughout your life. If you are conscious of your health and fitness then spare your time with us at least once in a year. This two weeks yoga retreat is fit for all. The beginners will learn a new dimension of life to live happily and harmoniously.
If you are unhealthy or have some health problem then you will get the technique to eradicate your problem without the help of doctor and medicine. You will discover a path of healthy living. If you have already attended some yoga class in previous, then you will expand your knowledge.This retreat will help to deepen your practice. It also welcomes an advanced level of yoga practitioner because this is the place of Yoga to give you spiritual realization through the practice.
This is a favorable place to uplift your realization. This place is situated at the lap of Nagarjuna-Sivapuri National park. So you can enjoy the greenery of the forest. The atmosphere is pure and free from the noise. You can view the entire city from here as it is at a height. The natural lifestyle of this place will be proved to be a boon for yoga practice. This course boosts your energy level and recreates your mental ability.
Ashtanga Yoga Parts:
Here is the brief explanation of Ashtanga Yoga 8 parts which is you will get in Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
Yama (Universal moral commandments): You will learn the importance of morality in the society and its contemporary aspects.
Niyama (Self-discipline and purification): You will learn to be loyal and honest with the self.
Asana (Yoga-postures): You will get information about 84,00,000 asanas and learn more than 100 asanas on a practical basis.
Pranayama (Control, conscious and cessation of breath): You will learn the art of breathing. What the breath actually is, how it is regulated and mastered, etc. are taught.
Pratyahara (mastery of the mind): Mind can be mastered after mastering the breaths.
Dharana (concentration): You will learn how to focus on a particular object.
Dhyana (meditation): You will learn different types of meditation techniques. Especially, mindful meditation is given priority.
Samadhi (Super-conscious stage): This is the highest level of yoga. You will learn its theoretical aspects.
In Ashtanga Yoga Retreat ,the teaching will be on both a theoretical and practical basis by an experienced teacher. After the completion of the course, you will feel that your life has been changed. You will really be pleased with the techniques that you learn here. You will find a mystery in your life. You will feel that life is a blessing. You will be guided in every step for your get betterment.
Crystal Healing Therapy is the system of healing by using the different types of crystals. Crystals are the elements which form different geometric shapes. They form underground of the earth taking millions of years. In the process of forming the different shapes of crystals, they hold the energy inside them. They capture the natural power from the core of the earth. The energy of the crystals can stop to enter the negative energy in our body and help to enter positive energy. Crystals can attract the energy of the universe towards it and send into our body from where we keep the crystals on our body.
We have 7 Chakras which can be understood as energy centres of our body. They are the energy providers of the body. They should be in balanced condition. They are responsible for many diseases if the energy moves in the negative direction. They have also the responsibility to heel the diseases of our body if we can heal all seven chakras. We can be healed from different mental and physical illnesses by correcting them. This therapy is done by putting the different crystal on 7 chakras.
Crystal Healing Therapy is also a therapeutic method of alternative therapy. Crystal therapy is conducted by putting the crystals on the area where we feel the pain of the body, the meridian points of the body, and 7 chakras. By putting crystals on the body of a patient in a deep relaxation state for about an hour the therapy can be done.
In the deep state, the patient can be able to take the positive energy in the body. The energy balances our seven chakras and opens the meridian points of the body. The main reason for any diseases is the blockage at any point in our body. If we can open the blockages of the body, we can regain our health.
Crystals can increase the energy field of our body and keep us healthy. If the energy field becomes thin then we become ill, when we can make our energy field thick, then we can recover from the diseases. Our subtle body is made of the energy and we have to make it positive to live healthy and happy. If the subtle body becomes weak then our physical body also becomes weak and unhealthy. Crystals can correct the subtle body.
There is the link between the seven chakras and the energy body. All seven charkas have their colourful energy. For all chakras, there are different types of crystals. They can create the balance between our body and the energy. Crystals can eliminate all the negative energy from our energy field and fill the positive energy in the place of that.
There are two types of energy i. e. positive and negative. We neither can create the energy not destroy the energy; we simply can replace the positive the energy in the place of negative. Crystal Healing Therapy doesn’t do anything but it replaces the positive energy in the place of positive and the process of healing starts itself.
Some crystals are useful for the heart and some are for the brain. Some crystals can heal the stomach problems. Some crystals can improve our mental capacity. Good crystal therapist collects all the information about the patient and he or she applies crystal therapy as the patient need. Crystal therapist has to know about the patient before treatment.
Crystal Healing Therapy is not any miracle but it has the scientific reason. Crystals are the substances which have a lot of positive energy. That natural energy has the power to heal the different disease of our body. The therapist asks some questions with the patient about the disease and his or her mental state.
Crystals need to cleanse before using them. They should keep underground for one night and put in salty water for seven days. Then that should put outside openly when the full moon appears for one night. The crystals can be used for healing after the cleansing process. The cleaning process can purify the crystals from the negative energy.
Crystals have different colours which can determine the work of crystals. Different colour can heal the different chakra related diseases. All seven chakras have their related colours and there are the diseases which are related to different chakras. To harmonize the seven chakras is the effort of Crystal Healing Therapy. The seven chakras can be made positive by different methods among them Crystal Healing Therapy is one method.
Crystals don’t do anything but they balance the energy system of our body and enable us to be powerful on our energy level. If our energy level becomes powerful, any negative energy can’t affect our body and we become healthy. It is a saying that the human being becomes ill not only by physical reason but he or she can be sick by the metaphysical reason. To heal the unseen part of the disease, we should useCrystal Healing Therapy. We can apply both types of the treatment system, allopathic and Crystal Healing Therapy at the same time to enhance the healing.
We can use the crystals to increase the energy of our body without being sick. The energy can increase the immune system of our body which can prevent us from many diseases. Crystal Healing Therapy can be the best way to increase the vital power of our body. It can improve our memory power. The most important factor of this crystal therapy is that it doesn’t have any side effect. It has the side benefits because it can heal all types of discomforts and diseases if we use it properly for a particular disease. When we use this therapy for one purpose, we can have the extra benefits for another problem.
Crystal Healing Therapy is a different type of healing which focuses on the mental, emotional, psychological and spiritual aspect of our problem. It tries to heal our diseases from its root cause. When the root cause can be healed, we can gain the natural power in our body. Our real identity is the healthy body; our real nature is the healthy body and peaceful mind.
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