Passion in Everyday Life!

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Are you Living your life for real?

Self-Defense – Martial Arts is not so popular as it should be. Is this a case of poor  marketing for Martial Arts or the Self-Defense or human mind-games? Whatever may be the reason; this sport has got tremendous power to change the person in training! There is a long list of Self-Defense courses available. However at this point of time – I would be talking about our program!

The kind of training that is being provided by us [www.anandkoti.com] is unique in its own way. We focus on many areas which are required to make you physically as well psychologically strong. Self-defense is a package of many things, which is required to be learnt by the individual. The posture, form, power, technique, presence of mind, eye-contact and  many more. Dedication is mandatory to master this art. Let me remind you, this is no rocket-science. It’s just how strong your mind is to learn Self-Defense!

Our habit of taking things for granted and being unmindful is the root cause of our self created blockage. Leading to poor time-management, failure to identify the right opportunity, loosing out on best deals and not the least frequent tensions in relationships. Most of us are not enjoying their personal life, maximum time is being spent doing things which are our responsibilities. Is there a passion in your everyday life, ALIVE!!!

We have been working on a possible solution. Since quite sometime and over the years we have developed a special curriculum ‘SELF Confidence Booster’ Module that particularly addresses the most common issues that are surfacing around. i.e stress, confidence, motivation, self-esteem and more. We have a fusion of Karate, meditation, music and the magic of ‘self’. This fusion truly uplifts you with surprise, will bring into your notice the areas that was being neglected by your good self. Until you try for couple of days you can’t understand the difference or positivity felt inside. You can’t even feel it by reading reviews, or blogs or watching YouTube or even reading this article. The gush needs to be real to be felt by the body, mind and soul. You will thereafter start enjoying your life. You will then start living your life, for sure. No matter what you do, you will live for real. 

Don’t learn or train Self-defense with an eye that you might need it! Just learn it because you should know how powerful your empty hands are! You should know your value, you should upgrade yourself with the necessary techniques which would help you succeed in life. This is something that you should include in your life-style.  Online or Offline. Contact us if you need to be trained!

Stay healthy,

Cheers

Anand

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Balance Mind = Healthy Mind = Happy Soul

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It is all about Balance!

सुख है तोह दुःख है
दिन है तोह रात्रि है
धूप है तोह छाव है
जीवन है तोह मृत्यु है
मानो तोह है वरना नहीं है
 
ईनके बीच ही तोह रहना है
 
अपनालो, जो आता है जैसे आता है
स्थिर करो चंचल मन को
 
क्योंकि हर रात्रि के बाद सुन्हेरा सबेरा है।

Happiness exists so does sadness,
Day exists so does night,
Bright sunlight exists so does shadow,
Life exists so does Death!
If you believe, it is; else its not,
We have to stay among them
Accept whatever comes in whatever form,
Stabilize your flickering mind,
“caz after every night there is a beautiful day!

Balance keeps you stable. Balance keeps the family strong, motivated and in a positive frame of mind. Balance avoids you to fall down while walking/running. Balance lets you do multiple task at a time. Balance helps you solve complex problems. When your body achieves the appropriate balance then it balances your mind. When your mind is balanced then it connects you with your soul. The more you practice, the more connected you are! It’s a daily process, you can’t achieve or feel it if you do it once in a while. The more you are involved and balanced; the more you can feel the difference. For sustaining this earth the Sun has to rise and then has to set. This is the universal law and henceforth the balance is maintained in the environment, which sustains you, me and other living beings.

The same applies on us as well, if we deviate in any direction we would imbalance ourselves. Balanced mind is crucial to help everyone around and to take appropriate decisions. Understand this clearly, at any given point of time; you are not controlling the situation or the happenings around. Your state of happiness or grief is purely based on your attachment to the particular situation/person.

When I say, balance! You need to be in a normal state of expression towards the surroundings. Not too happy nor too sad. This does’t mean that you are supposed to be inhumane or  be heartless. It also does’t mean that you should forget grief or happiness. It’s more about how to respect the happenings around you. Be a witness to the good and bad. Respect them, be a part of it, feel it and at the same time stay composed. Nothing is permanent. If you practice being neutral, you will be able to take appropriate decisions in crucial time. You have to be a leader of your own life. No-one can help you, unless you take the charge. You have the capacity to be happy or sad or depressed. Raise yourself for others and for being a reason to show others the right path.

Attachment is the root cause of pain and agony. Attachment is when you start depending on someone. Their day to day things are more important to you than anything else. You tend to get hurt every time when the person with-whom you are attached is not doing good. This builds up frustration inside you and at some-point of time it irritates the other.. Realize how you are getting confused at a conscious or unconscious level. You are getting trapped in your mind and within your thoughts. You are trying to capture what is not yours! You are trying to have the ownership of someone else’s life. To be free and to have balance; you have to let go on attachments, you have to set free, you have to respect the other individuals and at the same time start focusing on your own-self. You need to love yourself and face your fears. Understand you need to have a balance in life.

You have to evaluate and improve yourself. This is an everyday task [I have recently started working on this.] You have to get better with time. If you are dependent and weak; you are making things very difficult for your ownself and for your loved ones.. Don’t find reasons to justify your situation. Stop being judgmental and look inside yourself. It’s always about your mental health; the moment you are balanced and composed. You will be in a position to handle all the situations gracefully.

I often encourage people around me to learn life lessons from animals and birds. They are someone who can help us learn how to deal life situations. Birds with their beaks make nest for their family, they struggle to find the right set of stalk to make the nest. Tirelessly they put all the efforts. After the egg is laid, the bird protects and then takes care of the hatchling. Tirelessly feeds it and teaches all the required skills for survival. When baby bird is ready to leave the nest. The mother bird leaves them alone and never returns back. They don’t get worried about their nest nor about the hard work they had put in to raise the baby bird.  Its only the pure unconditional love – nature-nurture.

Acceptance is what we need to learn. Every individual has his/her share of up’s and downs. We have to acknowledge, respect, accept and give freedom so that they grow with confidence, with more power and the gap is filled. Give them space to grow and learn their own mechanism. You are the best judge of your situation to understand when and how to have a balance! Learn it and follow it.

Cheers,

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Kindness = Heart – Mind

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LOVE IS LIFE

Change is constant and the impact is not seen immediately; with time the impact is seen. One act of kindness everyday will help you withstand all the pressure, stress and tensions of life, job, relationship and the ultimate to sustain your good self.

There is a magical twinkle of doing something good for others. The content that you would receive just by doing one act of kindness will help and protect you from the negative impacts of change. Your emotions would be controlled, your thoughts would be tamed and you would feel happy about yourself.

We, are ruled by our mind. It only puts us in a situation and a condition which never lets us sleep in peace. We are always in pain, bothered, pressurized, jealous and never feel proud about our-self. Kids are an outstanding example of how to live life. They are happy, sad, cry and innocent – but the very next moment they are again happy and enjoy themselves. Kids don’t have ego, its not developed and it doesn’t allow its mind to take control of its life. Kids think from heart, they do everything from their heart and the heart is always pure and unbiased.

Your one act of kindness, touches your heart and this is the place which should be nurtured. Just feel that moment of time; when someone had touched your heart! Stay in that emotion, enjoy it and share this emotions with others who can enjoy the emotions of being loved.

The only truth deep down your heart: is to be loved and to be loved!

Your one act of kindness everyday will help you end your day in style, in content and will protect you. Sounds stupid! Yes, it is! Listen to your heart and let it flow.

Be loved and give love,
For Love,
Cheers.

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Healthy Body + Healthy Mind = Happy Life Happy Soul

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Something just looks good in books. For example the message that the image is trying to convey. [source: pixabay.com]

When we are not composed and balanced from within, in no time we are quick enough to make judgmental analysis about others. Based on our mood, time, situation and liking constantly consciously as well unconsciously we create a reflection of the individual and it’s character. We need to treat others the way we wish to get treated. Sometimes we just start speaking for a bunch of people or may be more. Without having the understanding of their individual wants and emotions. It’s like if I am OK you are OK. We have been created in our own special way. Every eye has its own vision and demands its own personal perfection.

You are absolutely not my eye! Stop judging me! Move out of your comfort zone before you judge others.

Mind thinks unrealistically and loves to live in its own dream-world. Mind-thinks and this mind-web rises so does our need and demand. We are 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. To keep the body available and functional it’s important that you follow a systematic exercise regime. We screw up things big time when we forget the importance of our body. Your body is only dearer when we start having physical problems.  The body parts are  weak and become useless with time as we hardly use them in the required way. Either side of your body [left or right] will be more flexible, smooth, stretchable, strong and bigger in size. No joke— seriously look at yourself. This is a more perfect and understandable example of how you treat your own body. When you change the course of track, the threads will get damaged burnt. Stability is only in equilibrium.

Like-wise is our human mind!  Zip up! Absolutely!! When we do not get time to work on our body — mind is million years ahead or behind! Root cause of your pain, trouble, stress, anxiety and all the negative emotion is because of your mind. Denial is always first and ready to manipulate with an answer that is approved by you. Well, even reading about Human Mind and it’s importance is many-a-times too much that it will instantly add stress :P.

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You still have the choice to gradually low down the intake of the medicines! Choose a healthy lifestyle. [source - pixabay.com]

Train your mind and you will see the difference. I know you are the most busiest person. You run short of time, you are someone who is trying to protect the world. This looks so nice to read. Comforts the little ego and makes you feel special. Sorry, wake-up! As a matter of fact you are not at all strong. You are just performing your duties and trying to survive in your own-style. As an individual at a particular phase of your life; your laid back attitude towards ignoring your physical and emotional health will pinch you real hard. Despite of it; we will let go and live with destiny. With time, technology and weakness our mental strength is only for the strong hearts. We are slaves of our mind. Pleasure and material are the only things which excites; rest looks good in the books or to hear. To understand the impact and complications of sedimentary life-style is good; however if precautionary measures are not taken then its a waste of knowledge and time.

Many of you are already aware and working on it. Please motivate others too and help them from running away.

Enjoy the life you have as per your satisfaction.

All the best,
Cheers,

SELF confidence booster modules for NGO’s / Non-profit Organization / CSR

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Non-profit organization find it really hard to find resources that can help them to overcome the hurdles; sometimes they are conscious efforts sometimes unconscious efforts to find a way out. This is a continuous struggle and an active attempt to create a positive eco-system.

Okay, so here’s the deal. We are offering our SELF confidence booster modules to the NGO’s / Non-profit Organizations working in India. Our workshops are Impact based to bring about a change. These workshops are specifically designed for:

  • Children
  • Women/girls
  • Youth
  • Staff members
  • Management team
  • Support staff
  • Rural outreach workers
  • Vocational training
  • Self help group
  • and more…

These workshops are affordable and manageable. Provided you are serious for social change.

  • “85% of the world’s population are affected by low self esteem.” -The Self Esteem Book, by Dr Joe Rubino
  • Over 5 crore people suffer from depression in India: WHO (2015)

This module specifically addresses few common as well important issues which are psychological as well physiological in nature. Positive spillovers have been recorded. The curriculum is being tweaked as per the needs of participants. Customized curriculum helps to address the root cause of the issues. Our curriculum has an amalgamation of karate and meditation. Art, music and drawing are also a part of the curriculum.

You might be wondering that this curriculum would have a high difficulty level on the body as Karate is involved. However, it is not at all harsh on the body and people of all ages can do it. A perfect blend to boost body-mind and soul. Many positive spill overs has been registered. This module has been designed and developed by Anand Koti a 2nd Dan Black in Karate. Check out my profile at LinkedIn for  entire Bio and work experience.

How will this module help your organization beneficiaries!:

  • Body pain due to poor ergonomics: i.e pain arising due to bad body posture
  • Stress and Anxiety: Performance and peer pressure builds up on the individual and they are unable to tackle resulting in chaos and confused individual. If these issues are not addressed on time, it would result into depression and the performance is hampered
  • Focus and Concentration: It’s important the we have the capacity to focus on any give activity or any given task that we are performing. Focus and concentration helps to finish the task with utmost perfection and chances of error is minimized
  • Healthy: Mind and Body: The most neglected part, we talk big but do nothing. We work on the entire body and mind to make the individual feel happy about their own body, they are energetic, active and involved
  • Self Esteem and Confidence: We directly work on uplifting the self-esteem of the individuals. As per the research 85% of the people suffer from Self-Esteem
  • Self-Defense: You will learn tricks and techniques to defend yourself whenever time rises


If you head a NGO and/or know someone to whom this module can make a difference  tag & connect them up.

Look forward.

Cheers,
Anand

Why should I provide FREE online training?

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What motivates me to frequently conduct FREE online SELF-Confidence Training for women/girls?

Life keeps acting pricey. It is simple, yet demanding and in this hustle the basic need is overlooked. We as humans are fully equipped to take care of ourselves. We can survive alone as well. However with growing time, we started being dependent, with time our grooming got compromised, the gradual process of change completely changed the individual. The instinct were lost and now for sure, the humans are lost. 

On a regular basis every month, I keep training 3 to 4 dedicated and highly motivated women/girl who want to make a difference in their life. Many a times I have been asked why I conduct FREE SELF-confidence training for women/girls. There are numerous reasons to it, am trying to give opportunity to those who are very shy from within, who are confused and do not know what to do, there are those who are very low on self-esteem and need a push and then there are those who are constantly trying to help others.

Providing free workshop keeps me grounded and helps me to offer more help and support. It helps to understand how better we can design our curriculum so that we reach out to everyone.

SELF-confidence Booster Module is a perfect way to start your practice to stay healthy, fit and fine. Our curriculum uses an amalgamation of karate and meditation along with other fillers i.e art, music. It is not at all harsh on the body and people of all ages can do it. A perfect blend to boost body-mind and soul. This module has been designed and developed by Anand Koti a 2nd Dan Black in Karate.

Why do you need SELF Confidence booster module

STRESS & ANXIETY: A person who knows how to manage them will rise high in career, have stronger family values and better relationships. Our module helps to prepare you to handle the crisis and stay strong. You know how to hold yourself

OBESITY: Staying fit automatically gels around and you gradually control yourself. Regular practice of our modules will help to promote better eating and sleeping habits. Mood swings are controlled and life gets more disciplined. Regular training will keep your energy levels high and burn more calories

BACK PAIN/POOR BODY POSTURE: Body pain is a result of poor and bad Ergonomics. A person with body pain and confused mind is someone who can be said to have weak Mental Health. Your day-to-day productivity is badly affected due to problems created out of bad postures. Now you don’t have to worry, you will get lessons to understand the correct ergonomics that is essential for healthy living

BEING ALONE IS HARDLY PROBLEMATIC: Going out for a late night movie and can’t find a companion? 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

FAMILY: Spending time with family is now a days getting difficult. These are just those reasons to justify your action. A mind and body that is calm, quite and composed is able to manage all the relationship gracefully. Our workshops helps you to connect with yourself and your loved ones

DIGNITY: For an individual skilled in self-defense through our SELF confidence module, 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 that she is good enough to handle whatever comes her way

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, NOT FOR ME: Domestic violence in no form is ever acceptable. But what is better – to prevent it from happening in the first place or to curb it after it has happened? If you are skilled in self-defense, you never have to be a victim and you can start standing up for yourself from the day first finger gets pointed at you.

MINDFULNESS: You will learn to be more mindful about your surroundings. These lessons would help you grown and make you realize the power of human body – mind and soul. Constant practice will connect your body-mind-soul you will feel calm, relaxed and full of energy

BREATHE: Something which we are doing for granted and are not sure how this process can be the most important one. Through this guided module on breathing you will have the capacity to increase your energy, strength, will-power and have a peaceful mind

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

SELF confidence booster modules specifically addresses few common as well important issues which are psychological as well physiological in nature. Positive spillovers have been recorded by the users. Customized curriculum is designed as per the requirements of the individual.

If you are a woman and wish to avail a FREE SELF-confidence booster module; kindly let us know, we would choose the one who really needs the training. If you are not chosen you can try again after one month. Do not feel rejected, someone deserved it NOW more than you need it.

Cheers for Love,

Anand

SELF – confidence Booster

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My advise would be stop and ask yourself what do you want? What are you exactly looking for! Most of the time we are confused. We get more confused when we start finding random things which get aligned with our confused thoughts. Simple things are loosing its fragrance, which actually fills your life with love, peace and oneness.

As an individual many of us are okay to miss out on those simple things i.e mindful breathing, spending sometime alone, giving opportunity to the child inside to be mischievous, having breakfast on time, keeping the stuff back on its place, counting the stars at night.  You can think of all those simple things that you like and frequently ignore doing it.

You constantly work hard, during appraisals you put in more than what you could have possibly thought of, you tend to push the extra mile and finally you see the result. You achieve either a promotion, salary hike or a new job. Awesome as it sounds. Likewise you try to put in efforts to your relationship based on your respective status. You invest time, money, emotions and finally you achieve a beautiful family. It makes me happy to see what you all are achieving.

However, let me ask? No you don’t have to reply back. Honestly, think over and reply to yourself: Are you really happy from inside? Are you happy with your relationship? Are you happy with your job? And are you happy with your mental health?

You still have a lot of room for improvement. Just because you can push yourself as per your need to achieve whatever you want. If you are able to manage then its awesome; if you honestly feel you are! How long will be the question?

This is my personal observation; all the parents want the best of the world for their kids. However they just want it! The Life-Skills that they learnt from parents is a hindrance; the ergonomics learnt from parents is a hindrance and as a parent you can figure out the eating habits, addiction of gadgets, obesity..…when it gets too late; then starts the blame-game (i guess it is at an unconscious level) to justify the action. It’s very easy to point fingers and blame. However it requires balls to accept and change. Sooner or later every individual before dying repents for something or the other. Naked facts of life. Where do you see yourself!

Attention required: why? Just to press a panic button and make you realize. If you can achieve as per your need, then you should learn to organize yourself. This will save you from pushing yourself hard, every now and then.

As a trained martial artist we have developed and designed a SELF-confidence module which is an amalgamation of martial arts and meditation. Tried, tested and successful. Human Body needs to be healthy at all levels to function properly. This is the most under rated and ignored fact of life, yet ironically its the reality. As the name suggests SELF-confidence it purely narrows down to SELF of the individual and this is how we attempt to make an impact. We work on your body, strength, patience, endurance, mind and try to touch your SELF. This module specifically addresses few common as well important issues which are psychological as well physiological in nature. Positive spillovers have been recorded. Customized curriculum is designed as per the requirements. Let me tell you this module is not so rude on your body. However it will try to push you further and make you realize your potential. A perfect blend of different flavors curated only for the serious takers who would like to make life easier for themselves and as well for the future generation.

Love yourself
Cheers,
Anand