Meditation is not really forcing your mind to be quiet; it's finding the quiet that's already there. In fact, when you really examine the background static of guilt, worry, resentment, wishful thinking, fantasy, unfulfilled hopes, and vague dreams in your head, it becomes clear that the internal dialogue going on inside is literally controlling us.
Each of us is the victim of memory - that's how the Ayurvedic masters diagnosed it thousands of years ago.
Behind the screen of our internal dialogue, there is something entirely different: the silence of a mind that is not imprisoned by the past. That's the silence we want to bring into our awareness through meditation.
Why is this important?
Because silence is the birthplace of happiness. Silence is where we get our bursts of inspiration, our tender feelings of compassion and empathy, our sense of love. These are all delicate emotions, and they're easily drowned out by the chaotic roar of the internal dialogue. But when you discover the silence in your mind, you no longer have to pay attention to all those random images that trigger worry, anger, and pain.
As you gain experience with meditation, you'll begin to feel the reappearance of youthful energy and vitality that is being released from a deeper level of the nervous system. This is a very profound change and the real fountain of youth.
Bhumi, Jala, Agni, Vayu & Akash are basic ingredients of any VASTU. Right combination creates intense & harmonious environment within & without, to be cosmic law.
Astrology, Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, Energy healing are various occult shastras incorporated in the study of Vastu Silpa Shastra.
VASTU is an Indian architectural science founded by ancient Rishies, through their meditative approach and intuitions. Basic concept of VASTU is just to make harmony between man and nature, and the result will follow like shadow, but unfortunately VASTU is misunderstood and believed as superstitions. VASTU has been embraced by all the cultures of the world, for example if we look ancient architectures of Rome, or England's queens Buckingam palace, or even magnificent India's Taj Mahal which is one among the seven wonders are totally based on VASTU science. In ancient India VASTU shastra is used in every part of lifestyle still it is reflecting in Indian culture.
In modern times VASTU has become the essential need today, as man has forgotten to live with nature. By applying VASTU which means just changing the surrounding environment around us and applying right direction of our eating, sleeping, studying or even working place, we simply allow energy to work harmoniously and it will bring positive results in all dimensions of our life which includes our material, physical and spiritual growth.
Soham is a NATURE. Soham is a essence of our Living. This is a Mantra for life.
The cycle of breathing is Soham.
Breath in is SO.
Breath out is HUM.
Quality of life is based on how consciously we breathe and live. Awareness of Breathe in and Breathe out brings you Peace, Harmony and Satisfaction. Our conscious efforts here are to bring the best at your surrounding to enhance the Life Style.
Our living consists of the surrounding Nature (Prakriti). We live in and our bodily receptive senses (Indriya).
Conscious & aware Soham is the key of success to tune and mearge you and existence around you.
Our every senses is connected (&Ruled by) to one of each (Pancha Tatva) Vastu Elements & Shapes (Form). Thus we imbibe esthetic way to express the vision of Soham in making your Dreams True for Living.
"As your relation with your Environment". The Five senses that make you feel the five Elements (P.T.) of existence & Sixth Sense- is intelligence (Pragya).
Soham brings balance between you & your Environment.
Need of our Living is to Utilise pancha Mahabhuta by Panchendriya the most harmonious way. As the Body of Human being is a suburb Example of Combination of (P.T. & P.I.) senses & Elements
Our Body & Galaxy (Vishva) - Cosmic Body consists of Earth as abase for building a Foundation of human being, which has its own 'Gandh' unique for one to one. Whatever is rooted earthly has a Gandh of itself. Element Earth of our body is combined with the support of 70% of water element, it harmonious & absorb it stands for life itself. Wind, which is very important element balancing all Elements & Senses, as plays very significant role in Ayurveda. Wind allows conscious Flow of our life.
Agni, which is Fire in existence & Aap in our body to keep things alive, warm & Shakti igniting. Fire determines the Formation with the help of wind, water & Earth.
Fire is the derive Force for every shape & size within us & everywhere in Nature.
Space i.e. Aakash where everything evolve & merge in itself it is the vision infinite understanding & reproductive in itself. Any travel of life, all happenings of Nature is within this infinite space.
Space is always in & out of every element, as the either is everywhere in Galaxy, which will remain forever.
We have been studying 'the being' for more than a decade. We have assimilated techniques from Vedic philosophies and formulated them for the modern day man to practice and benefit from. This is what We calls the 'Vaastu Meditation' (The Complete Meditation).
This meditation affects all the layers of the being and thus takes a being to, as told in the Vedic philosophy of Ayurveda, 'Prakriti' (nature, that is, bliss) and not 'Vikriti' (against nature, that is, disease).
When a sadhak follows the path of yoga he/she ties himself/herself to a certain regime. By following this set routine over a period of time the sadhak starts evolving. In the physical plane we can identify certain dormant centers in the brain which start awakening and becoming sensitive to subtler stimuli, which we are not able to identify in our current states, i.e. the higher areas of the brain get activated, which were considered dormant or not used in the day to day acts of normal physical life.
Vaastu Meditation is part of the prescribed meditation that brings with it emotional and financial stability along with physical well-being.
It is a simple 5 step Meditation which will bring about immense glow and strength in you both internal and external.
Step 1: These are basic joint rotations which bring about flexibility and immense strength in the joints. And as reversed to the other high impact exercises they don’t tire the physical and one feels relaxed.
We start from the neck, then the shoulders, the wrists, pelvic region, knees and finally the ankles, moving them all both clockwise and anti clock wise. Just ensure two things during the rotations:
The rotation has to be done with closed eyes and full awareness of the joint being rotated as it helps in developing that part.
The movement has to be coordinated with the breathing. Till half rotation we inhale and exhaling we complete the other half.
Step 2: Simha Pranayam: Sitting in Vajra Asana, tongue sticking out, we start exhaling, pushing out the air inside. Inhalation happens automatically.
Step 3: Chakra Balancing Pranayam which brings about a beautiful balance in the body.
There are seven main chakras located in our etheric. These are the energy centers in the body which draw the prana from the environment which is essential for running our body.
Muladhar Chakra: At the base of our spine
Swadhishthan Chakra: 2” above Muladhar
Manipurak: At the navel
Anahaat chakra: In the centre of the chest cavity
Vishudhi Chakra: Throat region
Ajna: Between the eyebrows
Sahastrar: Beyond the head
Sitting in Vajra Asana palms facing inwards, inhaling, we move our hands up, stopping at each chakra for a few moments and as we reach Sahastrar, we open our hands, palms facing upwards.
Then slowly we start exhaling and as we move down our hands we again stop at each chakra for a few moments this time in descending order.
Step 4: Paanch Maha Prana Meditation
There are 5 main pranas in the body -
Prana Vayu, the upward rising force in the region between the diaphragm and the shoulders.
Apaan Vayu, the downward moving force from the navel towards the pelvic.
Samaan Vayu, the balancing force of the Prana vayu and Apaan Vayu. It is the outwards and sideways moving force in the region between the diaphragm and the navel.
Udaan Vayu, rising upwards from the pit of the throat.
Finally the Vyaan Vayu, the all-pervading reserve force.
To practice this once again we sit in Vajra Asana, become aware for 2-3 minutes of each of these pranas in the body. This Meditation also brings about a balance in the body.
Step 5: The final step of the Vaastu Meditation is the Meditation with the Guru.
Gently become aware of your Anahat Chakra and a soft baby pink lotus with a pink hue all around at your Anahat. Become aware of your Guru and gently and softly connect with him. And be with your Guru for sometime forgetting about everything else in the world.
A regular practice of this simple but extremely effective Vaastu Meditation and the grace of the Guru helps the practitioner achieve a beautiful balance, glow and strength in the body.
Engineer Rameshwar Prasad
(B.Tech., M.Tech., P.G.D.C.A., P.G.D.M.)