Develop your strength and flexibility, increase your vitality and power.

Well being that spreads from the physical to the emotional, intellectual and intuitional levels.

All actions involving our physical body reflect on the emotional, intellectual and intuitional levels. When we work on the denser aspect of our being – the physical – we are also shaping all other subtler levels. Being aware of the actions our physical body performs is paramount to perceive their effects and, ultimately, to elect those actions consciously. 

The DeRose Method techniques are far more than physical exercise, but a complete set of tools for body awareness and self-knowledge. They aim at reaching beyond the physical body, well into the other subtler levels. They generate cumulative, long lasting effects, resulting in consistent improvement in all levels. The outcome is a practice that clears tiredness and energizes, increases your vitality and power, and expands your awareness.

The sequence of techniques – either for beginners or advanced – elects the safest and most effective actions upon all body systems and structures. The breathing exercises increase your quota of vital energy, the compression of plexuses and glands even your emotions, the combination of both eliminates stress and develops concentration. Cumulatively, the physical positions bring muscular and articular strength and flexibility, and enhance your energy. The techniques that aid in the absorption of all these effects build a continuous, metabolizable progress.

Be strong and flexible, feel powerful and fully enjoy your life!

Why do so many successful people meditate?

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…

Flexibility in life

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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Absorbing the effects of the techniques

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.

Concepts for a fulfilled life

Is there anything better than waking up each morning and feeling alive?! With no expectations that today will be a better day than yesterday, or that the day after will be better than today. That good sensation that everything is right, and on its own place. No matter what happens, everything will remain the same, perfect and harmonious. Much more subtle than happiness, with no euphoria, but rather a satisfaction in the form of  a conscious pleasure.

Under this feeling, in our lives and those of others, it is possible to identify a common pattern: an ideal, a purpose, a dream or some other project in life.

But then, everyone has dreams. The question is, how much energy and effort do you put in them? Are any of your dreams part of your ideal of life, does it really make a difference in the way you do things, in the way you act? Does your dream mould your personality, the way you see things? Is your life project bigger than yourself?

Every human being has an intuitive channel. It works as a kind of inner voice. This channel is so strong that it escapes any attempt of understanding. it is at this level that our true desires are expressed, without any judgment, they flower in their purest essence.

These are moments of pure clarity in which we allow ourselves to set up goals in accord with our heart.

The DeRose Method practice increases lucidity. With the strengthening of the biological structure and the increase of concentration, it produces the expansion of consciousness. The result is, after a short while, a better use of the intuition channel, greater clarity and prosperity in all levels: physical, emotional and intellectual.

Practice with discipline and with pleasure. Define what is really important in your life. Take time for everything that brings you happiness, prosperity and stability. Go for it!

The world does not need heroes. The world needs rather more conscious human beings. Start this by working on yourself!

Sonia Ferreira

Book Release “Furry Angels, Dog Education Method”

Last weekend Professor DeRose released his book Furry Angels with a book signing held at DeRose Method TriBeCa.

DeRose wrote this book to share all the wonderful tips the author has learned since beginning the education of Jaya, a weimaraner, a large dog breed that has been unfairly accused of being difficult to train. While this book is not intended to teach dog training techniques, the author has managed to get great results, winning a companion for walks, playing around, traveling, hanging out at the beach, visiting friends, being a loved one at work, and company in bed. Jaya is so well behaved that she has even been to the theatre with her human.

About the author:
In 1960 Professor DeRose started to teach a discipline that later was registered as the DeROSE Method, with the goal of promoting high performance in sports, work and human relations. Over the years, the DeROSE Method has expanded to multiple countries.

DeRose published his first book in 1969. In 2015 he had written over 30 books that are published in France, England, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil and the United States. He has been giving courses in many different universities in Europe and in the Americas since the 1970’s. DeRose has become recognized as an accomplished writer, tireless educator, professor in the behavioral area for 56 years and publisher since 2005.

If you want a copy write us SouthKen.UK@derosemethod.org.

What is concentration?

According to the dictionary, concentration is to give full attention and energy to something.

Everyday I hear people say that if only they were interrupted less during their daily activities, their productivity and focus would greatly increase.

But what do I gain from increasing my concentration?

You gain increased productivity and more energy to get things done. This is because a well-trained mind makes everything easier and more efficient. You will not have to do the same things over again because you had not noticed small mistakes in the first place. Increased productivity often means more free time for you, for your children, family, sports etc …

When was the last time you trained your concentration?

Most people do not train their concentration. This is because it is still an unknown discipline and perhaps somewhat obscure to us.

But I assure you, a little dedication in your routine and you will feel your productivity soar.

There is nothing more powerful than a well-trained mind.

When you combine concentration + discipline + focus, you are unstoppable. This clearly defines those that succeed in life and those who do not. Those who haven’t this powerful tool in their hands invariably share the same self talk: “it’s because he is lucky”, “God is with him”, “it looks like he was made or it”, “the stars help” and a bunch of further excuses.

A well-trained mind produces wealth and harmony around you, driving emotional stability and happiness.

Do I need to spend 6 months in Tibet or India dressed in strange clothes?

These things described above have a name: prejudice, fantasy, myth. Increasing your ability to concentrate depends uniquely and exclusively on whether you train, engage and direct your attention to such a thing. Nothing else makes excellent exercise of concentration, as it does to keep working where you work, live where you live and with whom you live.

What does what I eat, drink and smoke have to do with my concentration?

With much experience working in this area, we can guarantee that these are things known to really “drain” your attention and your body. This happens when the body is not well maintained, with excellent maintenance, when you keep ignoring it and do not exercise it, when you keep eating poorly, drinking, and pretending that back pain has gone after all). However disciplined you are, you will not have the same productivity, as it the body hasn’t got any outlet.

A McLaren running with diesel?

Ever imagined a Formula 1 car, racing with a flat tyre, or working with diesel instead of petrol?

Yeah, your body is not much different. And, quite simply, if badly maintained, the most developed machine in this universe will yield 30, 40 and even 70% less than it should. You know what I’m talking about, when you have those days when you simply cannot concentrate. When the work does not get done. When it seems that everything is out of order for no apparent reason.

And why are you not looking at what you did during the day or days earlier – such as sleep less, eat more at dinner, inject caffeine into the body and allow stress to dominate your day.

Alcohol, the silent villain

This is a taboo subject in our society, wherever you go in the world the human being makes use of narcotics (from ancient Greek ναρκῶ Närko, ‘Ι benumb’), yet the body always pays a price. The seat of consciousness exists in our brain, and to receive any amount of alcohol, however small, will create alterations, causing decreased concentration and small lapses of consciousness, imperceptible to the individual, but increasing the reduction of concentration.

Very far from your reality?

That lapse of a few minutes lost when you had to remember those passwords or keys or mobile phone that you lost during the day, all these minutes add up to a few days of work in one year’s time. Time that you could have spent with family, friends, doing sports etc …

I do not want to become a ninja or a Karate Kid

Again, these myths created by Hollywood films deter people with excellent development potential, to whom it would be natural to increase concentration, gain memory and clarity of thought. And with nothing more than closing the eyes and train a simple technique of concentration for a few minutes.

I do not believe any of these things

Provided you are executing them well, the wonder of these techniques is that you do not need to believe in them. You can tell a massage therapist you do not believe in his or her techniques, but if he or she is good, the techniques will surely produce the effects. You could also say that you do not believe in anesthesia from a dentist, but I do not believe that you would undergo a dental filling without such an injection, even if you do not believe in it.

Attention is the cognitive process of selectively concentrating on one aspect of the environment while ignoring other things. Attention has also been referred to the allocation of the processing of resources. Alcohol That is the principle given to ardent spirit and wine. Their intoxicating power, while the narcotic principle to opium and tobacco imparts similar properties. In popular language, alcohol is classed among the stimulants, and opium and tobacco among the narcotics; which substances are whose ultimate effect upon the beast system is to produce torpor and insensibility, but taken in small quantities they exhilarate at first. And since alcohol does the same, most medical writers, at the present day, class it among the narcotics.

– Edward Hitchcock, American Temperance Society (1830)

Who Are You?

“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it.” Ellen Goodman

This Breathtaking Video Might Change Your Life

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What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life?

If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction.

In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

Source: www.ted.com