World Meditation Day 2021 is celebrated across the world to teach the importance of meditation in our life. The age-old practice has reached a global platform with time and is still medicine for the mind.
On this day, the Heartfulness guide Mr. Kamlesh Patel (Daaji) and Luke Coutinho, Holistic Lifestyle Coach – Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine have shared the “Secrets of Wholesome Living. ”
During a live conversation with beginners across the globe and explaining, in brief, the Heartfulness Meditation System, Daaji and Luke shared their personal experiences and also shared some tips to manage emotional and mental health.
“A meditative mind won’t be anxious and stressed out, a relaxed state of mind impacts the hormonal state, further boosting the immune system to combat viruses” – Daaji
Aim Of Heartfulness Meditation System
The conversion began with an opening remark by Luke, Holistic Lifestyle Coach – Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine.
He said, “The idea behind this initiative was to combine our life experiences and share the secrets we have learned over the years. “
Integration of the philosophy of meditation with holistic practices helped Luke. And Daaji’s wisdom worked as enlightenment for him. Luke also said, ” we want to share our conversation with the world so that people can benefit from our personal and professional knowledge.”
“ We hope to reach more people, guide, and motivate them to take care of their mental and emotional wellbeing, counteracting the negative elements prevalent around them.”
Benefit Of Heartfulness Meditation System
Daaji, Global Guide of Heartfulness, introduced the unique benefits of meditation based on his own experiences.
He said, “I find that people who meditate have a special aura around them. Only a meditative mind can perceive turbulence and ward it off even before turbulence starts brewing as it is proven to calm the mind and vanquish negative thoughts. “
“Just a 20-minute Heartfulness meditation practice can help people achieve peace. As a result, they are better prepared to navigate stressful circumstances with relative ease. Integrating it into wholesome living practices can benefit the practitioner during these stressful times as they are equipped to handle issues related to pain, rejection, motivation, fear, anxiety, etc. in a much calmer and effective manner.”
How To Manage Stress And Deal With Uncertainty Through Heartfulness Meditation?
Pandemic has come up with lots of uncertainty which has affected us emotionally and mentally adding more stress into everyone’s life. Luke taught us how to deal with this unknown factor.
He said, “Integrating powerful meditative practices in their routine can help people manage their anxiety. It can also alleviate the negative feelings arising from uncertainty.”
“Gone are the days when you can take one pill or do one workout and expect to be healthy. Today, to be truly healthy, people need wholesome living practices that combine the benefits of meditation, yoga, diet, exercise, and other wellness tools. Wholesome living is a combination of all of this.”
To this Daaji shared his own views calling Heartfulness Meditation as a core of everything and consciousness is above all.
“There is something grander behind our brain and mind; a level of consciousness. Consciousness involves thinking, and intelligence. Our decision-making is better if it resonates with a better mental system, thinking faculty, intelligence faculty, and ego; which make decisions.
“When you are worried, what happens to your entire system is at a different level, or when you are angry your moods are different, and your body reacts differently. It is how we respond to various emotions, create various ailments in our physical body so we must address this, since, health improves with a simpler mind.
“These are lifestyle decisions that can help handle emotional or physical problems like Covid. Meditating helps us combat challenges like Covid in a better way since we are better prepared. Firstly, the meditative mind will not be anxious and stressed. Secondly, as you are not stressed, the relaxed state of mind improves the hormonal state thereby boosting the immune system.”
Tips to handle the mental health and emotional issues
1. Heartfulness Meditation-
“Firstly, we should meditate so that the myriad thoughts that clutter our mind, akin to muddy waters, can settle down. When the mud settles at the bottom it allows the water to become clearer; similarly, the mind with settled thoughts experiences clarity.”
2. Cleanse your mind-
We collect a lot of impressions during our day-to-day interactions that affect us, make us form opinions, and in turn, we condition ourselves based on such opinions. It is imperative that we learn to break this conditioning and clean it out of our systems. Such cleaning enables us to free ourselves from false opinions and significantly improves our relationships
“Thirdly, we must feel grateful about the things we receive in our everyday life, for example, food. Expressions of gratitude bring joy and happiness to our minds. Lastly, sleep is one of the most important elements in managing our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual selves.”
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About Heartfulness Institute:
Heartfulness is a Raja Yoga system of meditation, which is also known as ‘Sahaj Marg’, or the ‘Natural Path’. It originated at the turn of the twentieth century and was formalized with the founding of the Shri Ram Chandra Mission in 1945 in India.
With several million practitioners worldwide, Heartfulness meditation is a set of practices for self-development that help us find inner calm and stillness in our fast-paced world. The easily adopted practices are appropriate for people from all walks of life, cultures, religious beliefs, and economic status, over the age of fifteen.
Ongoing Heartfulness meditation training can be found at thousands of schools and colleges, and over 100,000 professionals are meditating in corporations, non-governmental, and government bodies worldwide. More than 5000 Heartfulness Centres, known as HeartSpots, are supported by many thousands of certified volunteer trainers in 160 countries.