Better mental health: Karate and Meditation

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It’s substantial that the awareness of karate and its in-depth power is being felt by everyone. Karate is nothing but it enlightens you to talk with oneself and give you the authority to defend yourself. It’s an open hand technique which in combinations and perfection is a lethal weapon.

The process of self-realization of what you need is what’s more fundamental. In this race of performance, pressures, compromises, adjustments and stress – we forget our own self! We often tend to loose the focus of ‘who we are’ !  and it is left unattended till we can carry the luggage! We, at www.anandkoti.com  strongly believe “Every Problem has a Solution”

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Meditative moments in between the Karate workshops makes our curriculum truly special.

Competition has increased, humans are now working more like machines and are attempting to be multi-tasking. To this change – we present you change as well:) At-least to transfer the balance within you!

We provide a unique combination of Karate and Spirituality that would be of your interest. The combination is useful to release the stress, strengthen the body -mind and soul. It prepares you how to handle your body respectfully and when called for it can act like a weapon. We have Self-defense workshop with a mix of #meditation and #karate. We would prepare you in 3-4 self-defense techniques and also help you relax and induce you introduced to your spiritual journey. Your questions about spirituality are also addressed.

Anand Koti focuses upon and promotes the innate values of Karate [self-defense] – Bonding, Management and Security through his workshops. These three virtues he has deeply instilled in himself and hopes to deliver the same to his students.

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We can barely say Do not miss this opportunity! Discover one of our participants exchanging her views:

We solely don’t focus upon self-defense – we do have special customized camps for daughter-mother and yes of-course corporate workshops too! For more information you connect with me at LinkedIn or just log on to our website:  www.anandkoti.com . Sorry to let you know currently our contact form is not working so please excuse us.

Cheers to Life – take it easy!

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Body wreck’s Mind : Never ending Pain, Heart-break and Trauma

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Eye to eye ~ Life is beautiful

Whenever the Balance is compromised the consequences are dangerous. Within all are capacity and capabilities we work hard to achieve the respective aim set in life. This can be being an expert in Yoga, Martial Arts, Music, Sports, Work, Business, Cooking, Driving, Swimming, Body building and anything of your respective choice. Apart from the daily chores of life and work.

Mind makes and creates all its way to burn out the body. Everyone once in a while talks about the power of mind and the miracles performed by it. 

However, if the mind is in control, the body is in control!

It’s difficult to maintain a stable, calm and quite mind. The human body has its own way to communicate and if you are well connected with your body you can understand its need. In the pursuit of success, we end up over-doing and exhaust ourselves to the extent that the damage gets deeper and sharper. 

Balance is the law of nature. The Sun and Moon by its nature defines the day and night for us. Based on this all the activities are designed and defined. Similarly, all the things that you are doing in your respective life also need to have a balance. Do not over do it, do not over exhaust yourself! By not addressing your body needs at the right time, you are doing the biggest mistake and are being super rude to yourself. The body needs rest to rejuvenate itself and recover from the depreciation. It needs time to regenerate cells and muscles needs time to grow. Too much of anything is not at all healthy. Sooner or later everyone undergoes its dangerous impact.

Once the threshold is reached, the body will not respond. Despite of doing meditation or yoga! You will experience frequent body pains, irritation, mood swings, muscle cramps, sleepless nights, depression and you can also see the relationships feeling the dent. 

What can possibly help you? 

  • Do not do anything in excess?
  • Work within your schedule and have a daily time-table
  • Learn to say NO
  • Have a balanced diet on TIME 
  • If you are not sure about your workouts regime – find an experienced trainer 
  • Don’t indulge in negative thoughts and don’t get lost in past
  • Everything happens on TIME
  • Hang out with those who help you come out of crisis
  • Don’t punish yourself by always criticizing yourself
  • Meditate and practice yoga
  • Love yourself and practice forgiveness 
  • Trust : The invisible power – God
  • REST your BODY and MIND   

Respect – This body is a rented place 

Human mind is a very powerful tool and it knows how to make you a fool. Try to connect with your body and understand what is its need! Once the mind takes over nothing on this earth can help you. Be brave, strong and practice total acceptance. This will help you give the courage and strength required to control mind. Be kind and humble.    

Cheers,

Love & Luck,

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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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,

Anand

Gender Equality

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Love conducting free online self-defense training workshops for women/girls. However, we limit this to 3 or 5 individuals who are highly motivated.  In future too this practice will be continued. If you want to take up our free workshop keep an eye on our Instagram / Twitter for the upcoming dates.

We have developed an unique ‘SELF-confidence Booster’ module which is an amalgamation of martial arts and meditation. One of the best way to stay healthy and connected. Keeps your energies high. Daily practice will enhance the productivity of the individual and at the same time keep them humble and grounded. The curriculum is being tweaked as per the needs of participants. Customized curriculum helps to address the root cause of the issues. This module has got numerous positive spill over. Data has shown; participants with improved communication skills, improved life-style and most important imparting training to their siblings and parents. We have different workshops spread across as per the need of the individuals. In these years of imparting training we have observed a significant positive spill over. The girls under training; have trained their mother and siblings.

Taking it further ahead, we plan to start ‘Train the Trainer’ program. Motivated women/girls who want to be a part of this initiative can contact us.


I am available at my LinkedIn profile.  Will be happy to connect with you, train you and interact with you.

Cheers,


Anand

Introducing something really cool

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With Aparna Saxena at UN Women Singapore Office

 

Systematic and mindful training is required to make the human body strong. Every body part has a specific need and accordingly it should be trained. There are many health-professionals who are constantly providing their unique health services. However, personally I feel that Human Mind is the most crucial element. Until you feed it with positive vibes and good energy you would not enjoy to the fullest.

If mind is not exercised then: Outwardly you would be strong, fit, rich, and famous but inside; deep within – you would be miserable and fake. You would suffer from jealousy, anger, depression, stress and will not have honest relationships. That’s not life man!

Gradually with time we start taking many things for granted. Creating and inviting problems for self. Our mind is weak; it’s not stable and always has the tendency to fall down. No one is teaching you how to keep your mind pepped up! We don’t know the required mechanism to lift our mind and keep it motivated.

The first thing required to counter all the negative thoughts is to counter back with a positive thought. This habit doesn’t come easy, however if you want to grow in life, feel happy about yourself then better learn this before life teaches you.

Hint – practice constant remembrance!

Our self-defense workshops tries to make the individual mindful and create awareness. Workshops have a unique curriculum that involves meditation, ergonomics, mindful breathing and self-defense. This has indeed received good response. 

We have a customized curriculum that runs for 10 days / 1 month / 6 months and for 1 year. These workshops bring about physiological as well psychological changes among the participants. One of our projects Mission 1000 is specifically designed only for the women and girls from disadvantage community. These workshops are conducted by our non-profit organization Colorss FoundationThese workshops are FREE for the participants.

In November 2016, Mission 1000 was in the Finals of Project Inspire, joint initiative from the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard, to help young change-makers create a better world for women and girls in Asia Pacific. Knowledge Partner, INSEAD, awarded us with full scholarships to INSEAD’s Social Entrepreneurship Programme (ISEP).

Out of 200 participants we were in top 10. Our objective is very clear to bring about psychological and psychological changes among the participants. Specifically, train the women. 

Our workshop gradually makes the individual quick, fast and powerful. The eye-hand coordination needs to be quick and fast. All these learning are useless, if mind is not ready to learn or accept changes happening around you. Recognize one thing, all the required responses to attack, block, run, defend, being alert and shout is given my mind. If the mind freezes then all the training goes in vain. Constant practice is required to keep the body-mind connected.

We have introduced something really cool and encouraging. We wish to give our participants an opportunity to utilize the knowledge acquired: be a part of giving back to the society. We train women/girls from disadvantage community in self-defense for free. Participate as a volunteer, revise what you learnt and see for yourself who got the opportunity to get trained when you got yourself trained. Buy 1 Gift 1 Is’t this cool!

We have trained more than 2000 women and children. As a trained martial artist 2nd Dan Black belt in Karate, Green Belt in Kubodo [Weapon System].

No rocket-science stuff. The day when you take the decision to live your own life, you would realize what you had been missing! Contact us for customized workshops. 

Life is Simple
Keep it Simple

Cheers,
Anand      

There is no place other than road to run!

runners-751853_1280.jpgFeel happy to see the steady rise of health conscious people.  They are into many things, which keep them healthy. Fitness is moving to a different level.  I see them walking, jogging, cycling, gyming, cross-fit, yoga, strength training, endurance and so many more. This really makes me feel happy, as personally am a self-defence trainer and a health conscious individual.

What I had been noticing and observing is that most of the joggers are jogging on the road with the on-going vehicular traffic! My concern is specifically for the early morning joggers and cyclist who are out on fitness journey before sun-rise, in near pitch-darkness. They are rarely visible jogging on the road. During monsoon season it’s a challenge, the drivers need to be more vigilant to identify the presence of humans on road specifically at early hours.

Okay, there is no place other than road to run! I can understand, there is no harm to be on the road. However, how safe is it!

I have closely observed joggers running opposite traffic direction so that the driver can see their little hands moving here and there – asking them move aside and not to run-over them. At the same time, they are cautious, alert and in a position to run off the road if the driver miss seeing you. The anxiety, stress and extra alertness are clearly seen on the face of the joggers.

My question would be to the health conscious people – joggers – walkers and cyclist. Does this stress help you when you are out there to stay healthy?

The simple solution would be to educate and use common sense. Rather than keeping your mind alert. Get reflectors, glow in darkness, choose your freedom, and enjoy your workouts.

It would really make things easier for the joggers and as well for the drivers if certain precautions are taken care. The joggers and cyclists should wear radium/ light reflecting clothes which can discover your presence on road at such an hour, when no one else is on the road.

Your workout gear needs to be bright, fluorescent and must reflect! Don’t go for black, grey or brown attire which would absorb light and make you feel sexy.

The gym owners, marathon runners, health conscious people should encourage them about safety and how to be visibly visible when on road. You are a health conscious individual sweating out to be healthy. Enjoy it and be mindful about being safe. Train hard and be smart.

Cheers