You may be surprised by the names on this list, but more and more musicians, actors, professional athletes, Olympians, coaches, young professionals and people from all walks of life are turning to the practice of meditation. Here's why...
Have you ever thought that flexibility has an impact on our emotions and mind?
Our body is a blank canvas where the reactions to our emotions and thoughts are drawn and painted.
In nature there is no vacuum. Everything we think and feel has an impact on our body and vice versa. Try to work on flexibility, working the range of movements and joints, stretching your tendons and feel your mind and emotions getting flexible as well.
The attention we give to our body, the care we must feel when we stretch to don't feel pain, the persistence to stretch today an inch more than yesterday, is something we will take to our life the moment we leave the classroom!
Through flexibility we realize that achievements are gradual, and a result of persistence and attention to detail!
Our behavior and the way we see the world become lighter and adaptable to the moment.
To be flexible is much more than touching the forehead on the knees. To be flexible is to be able to have a fast, adaptable, tolerant and capacity to find solutions.
Text adapted, article by Inst. Sónia Saraiva
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According to the Oxford Dictionary of English: Meditation means "focus(ing) one's mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation." This is a very interesting definition, but clearly for someone who has studied the matter its flaws become clear. The state of meditation, or dhyána, is a state which can be described as linear intuition. Its technique certainly allows for the mind to be focused and may use symbols (interestingly referenced in the definition as silence, for no one observing someone metalizing a symbol will be able to hear anything!) or sounds (which the definition above refers to chanting).
The purpose of meditating, however, has never been a subject of debate. Whilst the roots that influence different types of practices may be naturalistic or religious, the goal of meditation is to achieve a higher state of consciousness, that of linear intuition.
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Managing stress, refining emotions In the deepest state of rest and absorption of the effects of the techniques, the regeneration that takes place goes beyond the mere physical metabolization, by which all organic tissues are revitalized and strengthened, directed for perfect functioning, health and longevity. In this deep state pre-conceptions as well as prejudices are suspended, those reserves that prevent us from self-awareness and, ultimately, from self-realization.
Even if we don't realize it, an important part of our drive is dissipated with the clash between conscious intentions and unconscious dispositions, very often resistances to conscious intents - not always for our benefit. This inner tension is expressed through a high level of stress and overwhelming emotions. The intimate personal work that takes place during the deeper stage promotes changes on conscious intentions and unconscious dispositions, according to the truest aspirations of the individual.
The disagreement between both conscious and unconscious determinations is gradually solved, as goals that assert the true aspirations come through and are addressed. This diminishes and eventually stops the dissipation of one's finest driving energy, enabling it to be purposefully directed to those aims. With the regular practice of this technique of absorption of the effects, especially when preceded by the other techniques (breathing, organic cleansing and physical positions, and others), the practitioner builds the setting for personal accomplishment that is gradually translated into the practical initiatives that design a harmonious reality, free of stress and rich with favorable emotions.
In our relationship with our practitioners everyone is an individual. This means that practitioners have a program developed exclusively for them which follows the guidelines of the DeRose Method and which is personalized. The ultimate objective is to achieve individual progress and evolution.
Practitioners select an Instructor to work with them on this personal development program, setting goals and objectives. Practitioners and their instructors will then monitor the progress consistently and constantly. This program follows the guidelines and the stages outlined in the DeRose Method's evolutive scale. Each practitioner can go as far into this scale as they desire (although your instructor will always be hoping for a graduation to the next level).
Everyone starts at the DeRose Method at the first degree, beginner. The graduation to the next degree takes place when the practitioner fulfills certain predefined criteria which will also be part of the individual development program. Each stage after that generates a quality improvement producing an effective development goal at each stage of the process.
Are practitioners obliged to progress? Of course not! Our Method can be easily personalized so that each individual can have the experience that is best for them. However, your instructor will always want to have goals to help you to improve.
Through a practitioners' program the objective is always to maintain evolution and achieve ever higher levels of performance, development and satisfaction!
"Life is beautiful when you have someone besides you, whom you can truly love, without reserve, giving yourself completely, body and soul. Someone we may offer our life to, our heart throbbing with emotion. Someone we may make pújá to with our tears of happiness and with those of grief. Someone to share the suffering, the solitude, the despair, but also the glories of a mission accomplished side by side, hand in hand…
Give it a thought: how beautiful to have the privilege to be chosen among thousands, among millions of people, to live moments of peace and love besides someone and, on and on throughout life, both dissolve in ecstasies of supreme joy, attainable only with the loved one! And, year after year of pleasure, happiness and personal accomplishment, have the contentment of growing old by the side of the right person! Without ever regretting what you never did – there is no worse regret than that…
… And then, together, marking Mankind and the Universe with the strength generated."
DeRose Method Choreography by Prof Yael Barcesat
What about intuition? It has never been titled as a form of intelligence, but would you think that someone who has great intuition in things, has more intelligence?
In some respects, intuition could be thought of as a clear understanding of collective intelligence. For example, most web sites are today organized in an intuitive way, which means they are easy for most people to understand and navigate. This approach evolved after many years of chaos online, as a common wisdom emerged over what information was superfluous and what was essential (i.e. About Us = essential).
Intuition is like a muscle. If you stimulate it, it will gain more and more strength, maybe more flexibility. However, if you never use it, or if you misuse it, the tendency is for it to become poorly developed, deformed, enormous.
The fact is that almost all of us have intuitive flashes during the day, or even during the night, when we wake up with something in mind; yet instead of turning the light on and taking a note, we decide to turn to the other side and keep sleeping ‘for it is not the moment to worry about nonsense’.
The next time that you have an intuitive flash, take hold of it, for it may radically change your life for the better!
Because it does!
Absorbing the effects of the techniques of the practice is, in itself, a technique, the specific moment of the practice to metabolize all the previous parts. It is the most effective tool for eliminating stress. Initially, the technique aims to rest and relax the whole body, into a progressively deeper state. With the regular practice, this leads to a threshold between sleep and vigil, when all your best capacities as an individual are enhanced - all the skills, gifts and qualities.
You can then positively affect your emotions and your intentions, aims and projects, improving your ability to get things done. The energy generated throughout the practice is specifically aimed at personal accomplishment, emotional stability and overcoming inner tensions.
Consolidating strength, power and energy
The terms originally associated with the ancient techniques that make the DeRose Method are strength, power and energy. The technique of absorption of the effects of the practice is yet another way to achieve these three main results.
An attentive look at the techniques The terms strength, power and energy are consistently repeated in the ancient texts as results of the practice, results that naturally percolate from the physical to the emotional level, the intellectual and intuitional levels and beyond. An attentive look at the techniques will only confirm this.
The breathing techniques increase the quota of vital energy, they regulate the impact of emotions increasing the power of focus, the combination of both effects brings a greater inner and outer strength.
The detoxifying effect of the organic cleansing techniques, revitalizing organic tissues and regulating hormonal release, improves the flux of energy and enhances it, with a direct increase in organic power and strength.
The physical positions infuse the energy throughout the body, strengthening muscles, tendons, ligaments, articulations, bones, with a direct increase of physical power. The technique for the absorption of the effects of the practice comes as a tool to entirely assimilate these effects, consolidating the three main results of the practice.