The Brilliance of God and the Mystery of Death

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 in Advaita Vedanta (Non-dualism),Anmol's Journal,Enlightenment Experiences by Anmol Mehta

Anmol’s Journal – 1-8-2016 

A poem describing a recent experience of God, Death, Purpose and the Beyond.

Beyond Life and Death

It came upon sweetly,
an oh so familiar sight.
Patterns of brilliant shapes,
all made of splendid light.

The symmetry was bewildering,
the mathematics of God.
Moving in every direction,
leaving one dazed and awed.

The patterns took on colors,
red, white, yellow and blue.
Was that an Angel that I spotted,
amongst the spectacular hue?

The beauty of the Angel,
was a sight to behold.
Unmeasurable and almost painful
more than a heart can hold.

Then came the white light,
pure, clear and blinding.
Remind myself I did,
that there was no reason for hiding.



The Power of Aloneness – Meditation Video Series

Posted on January 9th, 2016 in Emotional Mastery,Meditation,Mind Power by Anmol Mehta

One of the most profound and important experiences in life is that of Aloneness, and it is what we will deeply explore in the video below.  Aloneness is an actual state, which should not be confused with loneliness.  Loneliness, which is the result of incessant ego-centric thinking, is a feeling of being completely isolated from the Universe.  Loneliness is a feeling of despair, pain and emptiness, and perhaps what we are actually running from all the time, but Aloneness is something completely different.  It is the feeling of being connected directly with the Universe, Life and Nature with no-one and nothing in between.  As much as Loneliness is a curse, Aloneness is a blessing.



What is Intelligence – Intelligent Meditation Video

Posted on November 2nd, 2015 in Meditation,Mind Power,Zen Buddhism by Anmol Mehta

Continuing with the new meditation video series on Mastery of Meditation, this next video delves into what truly is intelligence and what is the highest form of intelligence.  As we continue to explore the depths of meditation and a meditative life, we start to understand ourselves and our purpose in life more deeply.  We also find that this journey can demand from us our very best and in time come to realize the true meaning and purpose of many of our human characteristics and potentials.

One such great potential we have is intelligence and as we walk this path we come to understand the real meaning and use of intelligence.



Meditation Video – What is Meditation?

Posted on June 21st, 2015 in Meditation by Anmol Mehta

Welcome to the new meditation video series on Mastery of Meditation and Yoga.  This series will do a deep dive into meditation and explore this amazing art from basic techniques to it’s very advanced levels.  In this series, you will learn not just what meditation is, but also understand what it is not.

This first video of the series will introduce you to true meditation and help you understand the real purpose of this practice.  In it we will explore the teachings of J. Krishnamurti and expand on his explanation of the activity of meditation.



An In-depth Look at Tadasana – Yoga Mountain Pose

Posted on June 10th, 2015 in Yoga,Yoga Illustrations by Anmol Mehta
 
Tadasana is a basic standing posture that forms the foundation of many other postures – not just standing poses, but also seated postures. A deep understanding of Tadasana will inform your entire practice.  You will find more information and variation of Mountain Pose on the website here.

While it sounds so simple – just stand there – there is a huge difference between an embodied Tadasana and merely an idea of Tadasana.



Here’s how to embody your Tadasana:

Lift up your toes, and spread them wide, feeling all four corners of your feet engaging the ground. Feel your arches naturally lift. 

Let your toes release onto the ground while maintaining the evenly grounded feet.

Line your ankles, knees and hips up so they stack one on top of the other.

Engage your quadriceps and feel them lifting up toward your pelvis.

Release your pelvis down toward the earth – not tucking under, but extending.

Extend your spine toward the sky and broaden your collarbones.
Relax and soften your shoulders, letting the shoulder blades slide down the back of your spine. 

A strong, supple Tadasana is the perfect base posture to explore arm pranayamas. Each of these has a slightly different effect. 

Maintain awareness of your torso and legs in stillness even as the arms are moving in tandem with the breath. Be aware of the grounding action through the pelvis, legs and feet, and the ascending, lifting action of the spine.

Arm Pranayama Variation #1

  

Arms start at your side. 

Inhale and extend your arms out sideways bringing them all the way up until they meet above your head. 

Keep your arms straight and be aware of a straight line of energy moving from the heart, through the shoulders, elbows and wrists.

  

As you exhale, press your palms together and  bring your arms down the centre line of the body. Be aware of drawing energy into your body.

As the exhale ends, begin the inhale again, opening the arms wide.

There is a sense of opening to embrace the world and drawing the world’s energy into the body.

Arm Pranayama Variation #2

  

Arms hang loose by your sides, palms facing up and elbows slightly bent.

On an inhale, lift your hands up towards the sky to about your armpits.

As you exhale, turn your palms over and press them down into the ground as if you were squashing the air.

  

Focus more attention on the exhale, releasing the exhale and excess energy into the earth.
 

 

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Surya Namaskar Variation and Video

Posted on March 17th, 2015 in Yoga,Yoga Illustrations,Yoga Videos by Anmol Mehta

Most of us are familiar with a Standard Sun Salutation A or B. However, there are many more creative variations of sun salutations that work the body and nervous system in a holistic manner.  



Complete 30 Minute Yoga Set – Part 2

Posted on March 9th, 2015 in Health and Wellbeing,Kundalini Yoga,Yoga,Yoga Illustrations,Yoga Pranayama by Anmol Mehta

All titles below are links to the yoga poses and techniques used in this set, so click the link to read the full details on the particular exercise.



Excellent 30 Minute Yoga Set – Part 1

Posted on February 26th, 2015 in Health and Wellbeing,Yoga,Yoga Illustrations,Yoga Pranayama by Anmol Mehta

All titles below are links to the yoga techniques article, so click the link to read the full details on the particular exercise.



How Deep Acceptance of What You Don’t Want Can Lead to Joy & Bliss

Posted on February 12th, 2015 in Emotional Mastery by Kara-Leah Grant

Our popular contributor Kara-Leah writes about all kinds of things, from home practice and parenting to the etiquettes of yoga class and the ethics of yoga. One of her specialities is the psychology of mastering yourself – something she learned through her home yoga practice.

This article, written in 2011, illustrates how it’s never our circumstances that cause either happiness or suffering, but our approach to our circumstances. 

by Kara-Leah Grant  

There's always an opportunity on the horizon
There’s always an opportunity on the horizon


How to maintain a home yoga practice with a new baby in the house

Posted on February 10th, 2015 in Yoga by Kara-Leah Grant

Our popular contributor Kara-Leah writes about all kinds of things, from home practice and parenting to the etiquettes of yoga class and the ethics of yoga. One of her specialities is the psychology of maintaing a home yoga practice – she’s even written a book on it, Forty Days of Yoga. It’s something she knows about intimately, from the inside out. This article was written five years ago, when her son was still a baby.

by Kara-Leah Grant  

Fitting babies into a yoga practice - Samuel at 6 months
Fitting babies into a yoga practice – Samuel at 6 months


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