Delusion and Illusion

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You breathe – you live:) Human Body has many processes which runs in the background without your mindful knowledge! The working mechanism of the human body is absolutely incredible. Purely unconditional (thumbs up)

If you are mentally courageous and maintain the habit to be responsive to the situation. You tend to enjoy life. You are capable to settle the issues. However, if you are reactive in nature, don’t believe in yourself: you end up committing foolish mistakes, gradually you explode out of anxiety and fear of failure. It’s not easy to control mind. It’s an overly complex game.

Most of us are stuck in our own mind games and are extremely vulnerable to it. From the time we wake up till the time we sleepwe are juggling in our own mind web games. Life becomes so miserable if the puzzle is unsolved. In fact it never gets resolved. Associations of our personality, nature, likings and past experiences influence are reactions to these thoughts. If we look deep, in most of the cases our thoughts are revolving around these associations.

We compare ourselves in almost all the situation and establish a relation with the situation.Once the relation is established – association is developed and gradually attachment towards the situation gets stronger. This attachment is at an unconscious level and every 2nd or 5th thought is about that situation. This relation starts generating an unknown fear/inhibition of experiencing the situation OR stimulates you within. The mind enjoys these shady behaviors and will keep throwing plentiful imaginary situations. By this time; we overrule our own instinctive feelings and ignore the subconscious mind. We start believing the situation is bigger and complex to be solved.

When, we physically are into the situation. We end up committing foolish mistakes and gradually we explore out of anxiety and fear of failure. We can solve these conflicts within, only if we are receptive.

Did you know? The key is designed first and then the lock is made! You don’t make a lock first and then design a key to unlock it! Like-wise the solution is inevitably with you when you get stumped in the journey of life. If you keep yourself calm, composed, demonstrate your skills and most importantly have faith in yourself – You settle the conflicts and graciously move forward.

Self-discipline is rare and hard to be found in individuals.We are quick to disregard almost everything and behave like a dum-ass most of the time. Our learnings, failures, achievements, education qualification, strategies and life experiences; we never refer them in our routine life. We are disconnected with our own-self. Ironically, when there is pressure of performance, deadlines, incentive based and/or appraisal coming forward: suddenly all these learnings are involved. The working style is changed, and the individual is productive. Bizarre behavior but very true about Human Beings!

Being self-disciplined produces multiple beneficial effects. You are calm, prompt and become a problem-solver. This gradually promotes beneficial relationships across all the platforms.

Most of us are not strong and courageous enough to win the battle of mind-games. We are capable [Or pretend to be strong] when things are matching to our wish. However, the moment life gets challenging our inner strength, and courage is measured. Be mindful and have a disciplined life-style. In future you will be benefited. We learn new life-lessons every day. Keep growing and keep exercising them as and when required.

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Love yourself,
Anand

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15 Benefits of Sports: Mental + Physical

Childhood was fun and the days went by doing absolutely nothing! The foundation of the individual is set up right from the childhood. As we grow up, stress and pressure devours the entire ‘I’ and we submit ourselves to the situation. Brain Drain, stress, life struggles, peer pressures, draining relationships and poor mental health.  Forget all of these right now! These changes within are not created over-night. It’s a gradual process occurring due to ignoring the applications of lessons learnt right from childhood. Few of things that I constantly reinforce is constant remembrance, mindful breathing and positive thinking.

It’s really important to understand the philosophy of sports and how we bring it to active use in our day-to-day life!  Life has always been uncomplicated and yet, it’s the toughest nut to crack.

Right from the childhood to teenage; everyone has been participating in sports (of any format). As we move from teenage to adulthood; everything changes. Mind institutes a drastic change, and it fosters an illusion in front of you. We are absolutely the most forgetful species. Suddenly the life starts looking difficult and unbelievable. The illusions created make your mind unstable with conflicting emotions creating different perception towards life. The stability is challenged and mindfulness is tested.

Sports illuminates some of the most important life lessons. Provided you are perceptive enough to grasp them forward and exercise them in your day-to-day life. Broadly speaking Sports teaches us:

  1. To fail – it’s okay to fail. This is what the sports teach you, winning is not consistently a key to success. You have to fail to improve!
  2. Patience – it builds up your patience. You are calm, alert and focused to snatch the genuine opportunity.
  3. Team work – it teaches you to work in a team. You digest that for success; positive team work and team ethics are essential. It’s ne’er a solo effort.
  4. Coordination – you coordination with your team-members increases. This helps to have and open a positive communication channel
  5. Trustsports teaches you first to trust yourself and others. You will realize its amazing to how other team-members trust you as well.
  6. Success – the taste of success is worth all the hard work. Your contribution fulfils a notable role that decides your rate of success. 
  7. Hard Work – nothing is achieved without hard work, you need to constantly keep putting your 100%. Only then the chances of success are better
  8. Body & mind coordinationsports connects your body and mind. The coordination between them is synchronized and unconsciously it with each-other.
  9. Breathingsports teaches you that breathing is the most crucial part of any sports. If you don’t know how to breathe then, you will fail. Rhythmic breathing is required in sports to keep your body cool, agile and alert.
  10. Stamina – without stamina you can’t engage in any sports. Stamina in terms of your physical + psychological aspect is unavoidable
  11. Discipline – It teaches you to be disciplined. One of the skills that defines the personality of the individual.
  12. Dedication – with utmost dedication the sport is being played and practiced. Faithfulness is learnt as a part of the training. Dedication and Discipline represent a very effective combination for winning. Sports teach you these skills.
  13. Sacrifice – this is something that you would think how! To win on numerous occasions, we have to sacrifice our personal interest and look at the interest of the team. Sports teach you to sacrifice; it teaches you giving and induces compassion. These emotions create humbleness within you.
  14. Lowering of Ego – Wow, unbelievable!!! By all means, sports channelize your ego. It manipulates it for success and makes you more focused. Marvellous changes are seen and felt within; when you learn to channelize Ego. Ego can destroy and it can build! In sports it enlightens you to build.
  15. Health body – a sound body is required for sports. You exercise, you eat healthily and gradually you increase stamina. Active body promotes healthy thoughts and keeps you satisfied most of the times.
  16. Personality – You personality changes when you are competing in sports. All the various skills learnt are reflected inside you. You are listening to others, helpful in nature, caring and at the same time have enough stamina to escort yourself to success.
  17. Risk taking – Sports teaches you to take risk. To win, we have to risk. It’s either failing or win. Sports teach you to fail, and it equally makes you taste success. Risking gratifying appetite improves and more….

Gather a deep breath! YES!!! Indeed, you have been through all these processes. You have successfully being able to manage and execute them. These skills are highly essential in your day-to-day life, education, career, and relationships. However more importantly these skills are essential for your sound mental health!

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We fail to demonstrate these learnt skills. I had mentioned about the illusions created by Mind. This is how it deceives you; the mind refers to your current situation as it is and based on our attitude and aptitude we react to the situation. Just because life is not a game of 90 mins. Our attitude towards it is altered. Learn to increase your mental faculties and engage it constantly. Your perception towards life will offer the direction to your mind. Remember, You are what you feed!

Life represents a sport and your sportsmanship will decide your fate.

Good time Bad time = Happy time! This is life and it keeps ticking! No formula nor answers. You are the driver. Drive safely, be safe and keep others safe.

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Love yourself
Sayonara,
Ananda  

Effective methods for Healthy Body + Mind

Reason 1,2,3,4….. goes on and on to convince the present state of miserable behavior. Human mind tends to fall down again and once more. It’s a potent substance and is active on its own. Human mind needs to be trained and tamed. The moment you set it loose you are on a troll of your life. It will fall again to the lowest of your life.

You must have come across people who overthink. It’s the art of producing problems that don’t exist. Similar is the tendency of Human Mind, the moment you loose upon constant remembrance you are there!

Everyone has a valid advise for other person’s job. It’s an expert recommend, on how to perform the job. To our surprise, we have advise for almost everyone. However, the irony of life ‘ We are not an expert in our own job.’

If you are reading this now — feel blessed — Human body and Mind are the most astonishing thing you have. If you are glum and in a fragile state of mental health. Please know, you have to explore yourself and love yourself. Despite occupying a human body we are incompetent to connect our body-mind-soul in sync. Coming to the basics, we do not experience the art of breathing! If you learn how to breath properly and keep practicing it. Only then you can appreciate the striking powers of body.

Based on our mood, time, the situation and the state of mind: we produce a reflection for the individual, and it’s character. With time, many of us have developed it as a habit to big mouth others?

How many of us fall in the category,’if I am OK you are OK?
How many of you have opinion for others?
How many of you judge people after considering an interaction for say twice or thrice?
If you come to know someone is doing the same for you? Subsequently you fire back, don’t you!

The mind thinks unrealistically and loves to live in its own dream-world. Believe it or not – we have become a dedicated slave of our mind.


Human body has been designed in a peculiar way. Every body-part needs to work perfectly if you wish to maximize the impactThe body needs regular exercise, nutritious food and sleep. This is the key to healthy body + mind + soul. You will be happy, composed and grounded. Nothing is easy, and no medicine can commit flexible and conditioned body. You have to move your ass! 

No joke— seriously look at yourself. Either side of your body [left or right] will be more flexible, capable and more dominant in size. Hmmm bingo – you are an example for yourself. Live understandable example of how you serve your own body.

Root cause of your pain, stress, anxiety and all the negative emotion is because of your mind. Denial is your priority manipulation is your answer poor mental health is your choice.

Remember, you inevitably have the option to Choose – Take it or Leave it.

Challenge your mind and to see the difference.

I know you are the busiest person. You run short of time, and you are the only one who is trying to protect the world. This looks so delightful to read. Comforts your little ego and makes you feel special. Sorry, wake-up!

Pleasure and materialistic stuff are the exclusive things that excites the mind; knowledge otherwise looks divine in the books or to hear. Try understanding the impact and complications of sedimentary life-style. It’s never late. Many of you are already aware and working on it. Please inspire others.

Enjoy the life you have as per your satisfaction. You are what you think. Keep sharing and help others. Happy to have your comments.

Bless you,

Anand

Top 9 reasons why every woman should take Self-defense classes

Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.”– B.K.S. Iyengar

We have been training women and youth through series of workshops. The curriculum keeps changing as per the need of the participant. We believe in creativity and so are reflected in our workshops. We focus upon the core of the body i.e. body posture, breathing and balance. Body and mind are directly connected and its important to deal with them separately till you are able to sync them easily. We give you the divine amalgamation of karate and meditation in our curriculum.

Our workshops are specially designed for women/girls/children and youth To know more about our curriculum and its benefits click here.

In the month of December workshops are coming near you – contact us to know about the place. Prime locations are: Mumbai – Pune — Baroda — Surat — Ahmedabad — Delhi-NCR — Gurgaon — Goa

There are multiple reasons why you should join self-defense workshops or at least take up one of the classes to experience the same.

Broadly speaking these are the top 9 reasons why you should choose a self-defense workshop.


Endurance and Stamina:
Increased stamina and endurance will remain your most profitable deal. Self-defense training will make you stronger, body muscles will be flexible, strong and you can see increase in your stamina. You will be more contented and productive at your workplace and/or at your home.

Improved body posture:
It helps to improve your body balance and connects you more deeply with your body. Self-defense training helps in improving your body posture and makes it more agile. It teaches you how to focus and concentrate. It’s improves your eye-hand coordination. Without proper focus, power and coordination self-defense is not possible.

Mindfulness:
Self-defense is presence of mind and it teaches you to be alert all the time. It teaches you awareness towards the surroundings, it trains you on using your senses in much better way. Self-defense will make you more alert, active and focused. 

Respect yourself:
Self-defense is no more a choice; in today’s world, it is a necessity. The respect and dignity of women have been at stake for a way too long. In spite of matching steps with men in every distinct field, women are however considered the weaker sex. It’s now time to turn the tables and show the world what women are capable of.

Solo Traveller and Happy:
Want to take a trip to your favourite hill station but have no one to accompany you? Bored of the crowd around you and want to take a lonely walk down the countryside? With self-defense techniques by your side, you don’t have to worry about being alone anymore. Just make a plan, and you are good to go.

Help yourself:
Instead of waiting for official help to come over, a woman can inevitably be her own help. Be it an attempt to steal her purse or a hand extended to grope her in public, it is often too late by the time police comes over to help? Learning a trick or two in self-defense can constantly help a woman to save her stuffs, be it money or modesty.

Stop Domestic Violence :
Definitely, you recite it right. Domestic violence is non-acceptable. You need answering what is better to prevent it from happening in the first place or to crib it after it has happened? If you are skilled in self-defense, you never have to remain a victim. You will automatically stand up for yourself from the day; the first finger gets pointed at you.

Kickass Eve Teasers:
For a woman skilled in self-defense, she never has to keep mum. Whether it’s a lewd comment on the street or a sexual innuendo on the bus she can always speak up for herself without having to worry about the consequences because she knows she is good enough to handle whatever comes her way.

Freedom:
A woman who knows about defending herself in face of imminent danger has ne’er to worry about late night shifts or stranded, deserted alleys. She knows to hold herself together in such circumstances and can give her attacker a good one-or-two if the need comes down to that.

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For love,

Anand

Jal Neti : Why should you do it Daily?

Before you start reading – recall how the traditions, cultures and practices from the past is gradually picking up the speed. Technology, ignorance, time-pressed, and more importantly find short-cuts all the time have ultimately screwed up the human body. 

When nothing works, Yoga – Meditation – Spirituality – Ayurveda and age old practices are frantically being chased. A True teacher plays the role in shaping your character, not your handy Google Teacher which lingers like your extended body part. 

It’s been a couple of years that I had been practicing Jai Neti and have perceived significant difference on how my body is responding. Well, it’s recommended to do Jai Neti every day in the morning. On my recent trip to Delhi, I realized how effective Jai Neti was. The pollution in Delhi is so very bad, you need to be in that place to experience what you are breathing. I was okay with my breathing cycles, my eyes were responding effectively with less irritation as compared to others and my stamina was untouched. Looking at the environment, I used to do Jai Neti twice a day to keep myself clean and protected. Kindly note: Jai Neti takes time to restore your body, there is no over-night remedy. Have patience and keep practicing it daily. Modernization and competitive world have completely ignored the power of human body. In legitimate sense, we do not know who to use our body in a correct way.

Jai Neti is an significant part of Hindu Shatkarma. It’s one of the yogic systems of body cleansing techniques. It is intended mainly to clean the air passageways in the head.

Indian Yogis have left behind huge knowledge that can transform your human body and lift it to a completely remarkable level. Am more focused on highlighting about Jai Neti that is getting popular these days. I had been practicing Jai Neti for quite sometime and having learnt it from a glorious sage. It’s more of my responsibility to keep practicing it daily. Once you start experiencing the benefits, it will only motivate you to explore more of your magical human body.

Precautions need to be taken:

  • The water needs to be pure 
  • Preferably use Jai Neti Pot
  • Try to do it empty stomach 
  • Make saline water [by adding salt in the water] The water temperature needs to be around your body temperature or little more
  • The quantity of salt should be perfect i.e no less no more – else you will experience difficulty in performing Jai Neti
  • Blow out the excess water from your nostrils after you are done by closing your mouth and quick breath out from nostrils. Perform this couple of times till you are satisfied that no water is left inside your nostrils

I will precisely not describe how to perform Jai Neti as I recommend you to learn it from an expert and do it couple of times in front of him/her. Many notable health benefits are marked with the continual practice of Jai Neti

  • It clears up your nasal passage and gives your respite from sore throats, sinusitis, mucus and improves your breathing from nose
  • It helps in lowering migraine, headaches and relax eye stress [personally it has helped me to manage a migraine and eye stress] Excess heat is flushed out from your brain and thus helps to manage your headaches and mental stress.
  • Improved and better breathing cycles will keep you energetic and fresh
  • Helpful to keep your ears clean from infection and excess wax deposits 
  • Those who practice meditation and start doing Jai Neti will experience a phenomenal growth and difference in their meditational sessions
  • The helpful cleaning process which not only promotes healthy respiration but also increases the efficiency of eyes and ears

Never perform Jal Neti if you have nose infection, bleeding nose or a wounded nose. Learn from an expert before you start practicing Jai Neti.

Stay healthy, wise and love yourself!

You might like to read more:

  • Neti: Healing Secrets of Yoga and Ayurveda, Dr. David Frawley, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, WI ISBN 0-940985-85-3
  • Jefferson, Warren (2005). The Neti Pot for Better Health. Summertown, Tennessee: Healthy Living Publications. ISBN 1-57067-186-9.
  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Yoga Publications Trust, Munger, Bihar, India

Self-Analysis – Oh! C’mon!

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Self-analysis should be practiced on a continual basis. You should be your most ethical critics – only then you can over come those hurdles called, LIFE. Let’s look at this in a alternative way. Right from childhood we are taught to compete with others, we are given commands [not instructions] to be the best and gradually this gets deeply rooted inside us. We, thereafter in every aspect of life look to compete with others. Many of us have benefited from this approach and they continue to take this legacy forward.

Most of us are trying to find happiness or trying to create moments that can be generating the emotion of happiness.Ironically, happiness is inside us and we are searching for it outside. To our surprise, you must have examined grandparents advising ‘Happiness is inside you, ‘beta’ [child]’. Stop running after money or stop getting affected by your official work-pressure.Does this make sense, can you connect? This is called experience! The old folks are experienced, and they realized! Only after they got retired and were still not able to find happiness. Gradually as day’s passed by they found out! While killing time doing nothing. They realized ‘Happiness’ is and was always inside them! Now its too late for them to rewind and live the years wasted. So, they out of love, concern and care – advise others to chill, take-it-easy, it’s okay, blah blah.. We, being rigid and mind oriented ignore them outrightly.

When I talk about ‘Self-analysis’ the entire idea is to transfer you to a state of awareness. This should promote you to be mindful. Help, pursue conscious efforts to find peace inside your heart and mind. Your competition should be with ‘yourself’! There is no other person like a threat or competitor. Just because you have been trained to compete with others your perception has also been altered & trained. To excel, we need to be best in whatever we do.To be best in whatever we do – we need to practise, practise and practise. However, if you don’t know what to practise then, you will never grow or ever be able to compete. Your target should be to get better every day and overcome your weakness. Self-analyse and allow an eye that can honestly point your weakness. To be true [I have recently started practicing ‘self-analysis.’]

The day starts with you and ends with you. Select how you want to start the day and how you wish to end the day! It’s a personal choice of mind and will definitely display how mindful you are! Your happiness is in your hand! Ooops MIND. 

Cheers,

Anand

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Common Man + Digital World

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Technology, Mobile, Digital World, Digital Economic, Social Media and the Common Man of India.

Developing countries had list of failures strongly webbed and at the same time it does have a list of success stories. However, the eyes and ears go for the failures in most of the cases. Positive attitude is a flavor of life, which every individual should taste. The taste gets better when you have to be strong enough to see positivity in the most negative situation.

Opportunities are never left by the people who experience the craving to grow in life, who are looking forward to squeeze the maximum benefits of the convenient features. In one such instances, while traveling in an auto-rickshaw had been observing the driver. The careful and cautious driver, not at all aggressive as compared.The most striking moment was his patience. While his discussion over the headphone seemed noncooperative, he without loosing his cool made a conference call to discuss the matter. In a couple of minutes, the issue was solved. Perfect use of Technology, it took care of his other parallel on-going business. The craving for growth improves the individual.

Positive Psychology performs a dominant role in your personal growth. With an eye of positivity, you can easily sail forward. Your mental strength will carry out this battle of Life. Day-to-day life is changing, situations are changing; to fit in this constantly changing environment, its important that we too keep evolving ourselves for the betterment.

Cheers,

For Love,

Anand

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