Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Things to bring for Meditation and Vedic Spiritual Retreats

                   Checklist : Things to bring on your Meditation & Spiritual Beginner Retreats 

Meditation and Spiritual Retreats contribute to the health and wellness of our bodies, minds and souls.  The serene and spiritual city of Rishikesh is the perfect place to cultivate a practice of meditation.You have been excited and looking forward to your retreat or training for months.  Now that it is almost time to leave, what do you pack?
There is a fine line between over-packing and under-packing. You want to make sure you have what you need without lugging around stuff you have no use for while you’re away. The location, Rishikesh and length of the retreat, 15 Days or 4 Weeks will be important to keep in mind when you pack your bags. This article is specifically geared towards folks coming to The Meditation School India | Shree Mahesh Heritage in holy River Ganga city for a retreat, so you can make sure you have everything you need to feel comfortable and prepared during your stay.
Meditation teacher training and beginner spiritual retreats at the school are residential programs and you are provided 3 meals, 1 room with single occupancy including an attached bath, free wifi and hot water facility.
This is to ensure you have everything you need to feel comfortable and prepared during your stay.

Meditation Yoga Mat
We do provide mats at the SMH Retreat School, but if you have one at home, bring it along. —the exception is Perfect Health, where mats will be available to borrow.

Comfortable Clothes
Comfortable clothes means something different to everyone. The Meditation School in Rishikesh is a casual environment, so bring the type of clothing you feel most comfortable in. That ranges from yoga or workout clothing, to slacks and skirts, and everything in-between. Make sure to bring yoga clothes if you intend to participate in yoga classes.

Winter Layers, Summer Layers, Monsoon Layers 
Anyone who’s been to Rishikesh knows that in winter evenings and mornings are chilly, and afternoons are warm. During our indoor sessions, we do our best to regulate the temperature, but sometimes the thermometer doesn’t always cooperate with us. (Winter season is November to February ). Packing layers ensures you are comfortable regardless of the weather inside and out.

Comfortable Shoes 
The Meditation School accommodation is located on the grounds of a beautiful resort. If you’re someone who is a walker and likes to explore on foot, bring a pair of comfortable walking shoes so that you can enjoy the grounds. We are also about a 10 min walk from the Ganga River banks if you’re feeling adventurous.

Bathing Suit 
If you plan to enjoy bathing in River Ganga or at the accommodation before or after the retreat, you should absolutely pack your bathing suit (only in summer). The sun shines in Rishikesh around 300 days a year, so you can soak in your vitamin D and all the amenities at Shree Mahesh Heritage school or accommodation.

Hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses 
Speaking of the sun, if you’re planning to spend some time in the great outdoors, bring anything you may want to have on-hand to protect yourself from overexposure, such as SPF, a hat, and sunglasses.

Water Bottle 
We will provide water to drink at school premises but not at the accommodation. You can buy a plastic reusable bottle, but if you prefer to use glass/stainless steel or your own bottle refill , make sure to bring it along.

Your Favorite Journal 
When you arrive at registration, you will receive hand-outs, journal, pen and course material. If you have a special journal or something you often write in, bring it on your retreat so you can add your new experiences and thoughts.

A Book 
Books can be great tools for inspiration and to make notes in. The books we reference the most at our retreats are the Patanjali Yog Sutra , Hatha Yoga, Seven Spiritual Laws of Success and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, so having one of those with you for the retreat would be beneficial. If you’re looking for a new book to dive into, find one in our online bookstore.

Healthy Snacks for Travel 
If you’re flying or driving a distance to the retreat, remember to stock up on healthy snacks, as it can be tough to find healthy options in airports or on the road. Fruit, nuts, granola bars, and trail mix are great options that travel well. Snacks may come in handy if you get hungry between meals during your retreat as well.

An Open Mind 
Even if you forget everything on this list, if you show up with nothing but yourself and an open mind, you’ll have truly all you need to receive all of the benefits the retreat.

#About Rishikesh : Things to do - Water Rafting , experience the thrill of Bungee Jumping -83 meters and Flying fox- 1 km" , Ganga Aarti participation ,visit Vasishtha Cave etc. 

What You Won’t Need on a Retreat
X - Fancy clothing or jewellery
X - Hair dryer/hairspray
X - Perfume
X - High heels
X - Your venti latte or 5-Hour Energy Drink
X - Your own agenda or schedule
X - Inhibitions

Best Regards,
Sarvottam Kumar

You’re headed out for a meditation and yoga retreat, excited about the possibilities and open to new experiences. You’ve been looking forward to it for months, but now that it’s almost time to leave, you have no idea what to pack.
There’s a fine line between over-packing and under-packing. You want to make sure you have what you need without lugging around stuff you have no use for while you’re away. The location and length of the retreat will be important to keep in mind when you pack your bags. This article is specifically geared towards folks coming to The Chopra Center in sunny Southern California for a retreat, so you can make sure you have everything you need to feel comfortable and prepared during your stay.
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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Why to do Life Healing Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh

Considering to travel Holy River Ganga City and looking for  joining the Spiritual Retreats on your first tour to India ? Or maybe you’re just looking for another destination. Whatever you’re looking for, maybe it is time to consider the beautiful Meditation and Yoga City of India. Here are my top five reasons to hold a retreat in Rishikesh :

1. Gods abode & City of Saints

What is the point of flying to a foreign country if  you do not find to see the expected life style which you have been listening about. Rishikesh known as world capital of yoga and meditation is located in Bank of River Ganga flowing toward urban city of other states.Gangotari which is just  300 Km and scenic view of city has difference views surrounded by range of mountains. City is full of Indian god and goddess temple and has a small local population that is able to speak enough English to make communication possible.Sometimes it can be difficult to travel to unknown city and do desired healing, yoga or meditation courses.when there is a language barrier.Here you get a chance to see Early Sun Rise from one of Shakti Peeth - Kunja Puri Temple. and option to do meditation in the bank of Ganga or to view beautiful Water fall.As long as you stay away from the crowded, touristy areas – the locals are generally extremely helpful and willing to help where they can.

2. Affordable

If you’re looking to have a small group course of intensive monthly program or private session.Here you a decent profit margin, School is a Non Profit trust and work with minimum applicable fee for course or private meditation, life healing session offering residential facility.Which  is extremely affordable.What I personally love about the School is that there are so many options to avail - more focused approach of learning.Student who wish to become Meditation Instructor can join 300 Hour Meditation Teacher Training Course - Which is a certification Program. If you want to put on a life healing or Meditation retreat that boasts all inclusive program of $ 750 for 15 Days.Accommodation with Single Occupancy and Hot shower.School serves you vedic and satvic Yogic Ayurvedic diet.

Rishikesh - Ram Jhoola

3. Beautiful Scenery

Who doesn’t want to visit Rishikesh ? The Small river Ganga city has so many different  option to enjoy in your free time that it is hard to get restless. The view of Himalayan mountains or to watch early Sun Rise.Ganga beaches to Meditation. Spend time with childern of schools or to visit Beetals Ashram, 84 Kuttiya.You can find a secluded area that has absolutely no people, or you can be in the hustle and bustle of the city. It is a large enough area that you can get whatever it is you’re looking for. Good eatery - If you want to have your lunch or dinner outside, Rishikesh has some of good multi-cuisine Restaurants and lot many foreigners in surrounding. Safe city with affordable learning options.

4. Weather

Although the rainy season (Nov-Mar) can get pretty wet, the rest of the year is absolutely stunning. It nice to be able to guarantee that your guests will be able to pick up a tan while lying on white sandy beaches

5. Staff

It can be hard to Join a  retreats or other learning cum teaching center. which is not run by educated and Skilled Instructors or other help of a staff. Shree Mahesh Heritage is a Small school to join a retreat because of the affordability and the helpfulness of the staff. World reknown Life healer Ram Gupta and his family of Baba Mahesh Yogi has been offering their retreats or other life- pranic healing couching to Students who are now well being and running their own center in other part of the world.
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Vedic Healing vs Life Healing

In our Day to day activity ,we always getting tired with illness thoughts and looking at others issues comparing ours.Don’t let your thoughts rule you -- learn to rule your thoughts. A restless mind has many effects that can include trouble sleeping, poor decision-making, anxiety and even depression when left to run amuck. Learning to foster a calm mind will help you become a better Person.

The mindfulness movement says that most of our stress comes from your thoughts being in contrast to your surroundings and that incongruity causes stress.
“I’m fat and I should be thin like everyone else.” “I’m not succeeding quickly and all my peers are.”
All these thoughts of what you should be, but aren’t in this present moment, cause disharmony and the monkey in your mind starts swinging from bad thoughts to worse and worse thoughts about yourself and your situation, causing more and more stress.

Life Healing : An Eastern wisdom to promote physical, emotional,mental and spiritual health which identifies the elements which inhibit the body’s natural internal energies and accessing the life enhancing potential within the individual. It includes simple and easy to follow approaches for improving healthenhancing well-being and reducing diseases. The program emphasize on enlivening the body’s inner intelligence to enable the body to heal itself. It has direct applications to fitness and health, including developing exercise programs for people with and without disabilities, preserving the independence of older people, preventing disease due to trauma and neglect, and rehabilitating people after disease or injury.

Vedic healing introduces the methods of healing, helping the body to heal itself by using natural elements – Earth, Water, Sunlight, Air & Ether. It believes that health is natural and disease unnatural. The primary cause of the disease starts from violation of nature’s laws which leads to lowered vitality and disease. Lowered vitality takes place due to accumulation of waste matter, morbid materials and poisons in the system leading to the abnormal composition of blood and lymph and disease. Our constructive treatment which helps to excrete harmful toxins that cause disease in the body.

Thank You 
Ram Gupta
Shree Mahesh Heritage
Meditation Beginners School

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Ayurvedic Treatment of Pain Relief - Panchkarma -Basti

Meditation & Healing Treatment School Shree Mahesh Heritage sharing you a treatment of pain relief which is easy to use and simple to follow for self practice.For any kind of pain Basti is one of the stirring relieving treatment which is used across Indian Ayur villages.Mostly used in south india or himalayan cities - Rishikesh. Below is given treatment details to use under skilled ayurvedic doctor or healing therapist. You may read details in Hindi or English texts.

If you have neck, waist, knees are troubled by pain
Must Try it once:
Ayurveda Panchakarma is an action called the enema | pelvis bone is very beneficial for joint swelling and pain | by organs such as the name is changed - if the action when diseases such as back pain Ktivsti it, the use of cervical Pen Griwavsti this action, knees in pain when the knee Januvsti this action on the heart and heart diseases is called Hradyvsti |
मेरा स्वयं का अनुभव है कि उक्त रोगों में प्राकृतिक चिकित्सा के अन्य उपचारों के साथ यदि इस क्रिया को किया जाये तो परिणाम 95 प्रतिशत तक पहुँच जाता है | ऐसे रोगी जो सर्वाइकल पेन (रीढ़ की हड्डी में गर्दन की कशेरुकाओं का दर्द), कमर दर्द they are suffering from knee pain or must this action |

Vasti materials needed for action:
The urad dal 1 finely crushed shelled flour - 250 gm |
2 Mahanarayan or Mhowisgrb oil - 100 ml.
3 Two bowl (which the oil can be heated)
Step 4 tsp
5 gas stove or heater
6 piece of cotton or foam
7 piece of rexine
8 A small towel
9 for gentle handling patient Tevl

• सर्वप्रथम उड़द की दाल के आटे में पानी मिलाकर गूथ लें तत्पश्चात उसे चित्र के अनुसार रिंग का आकार देकर रोग्रस्त अंग पर इस प्रकार लगायें कि वह त्वचा से भलीभांति चिपक जाये | यह रिंग रोगग्रस्त अंग की त्वचा से इस प्रकार चिपकानी चाहिए कि इसके अन्दर तेल filling the oil goes out | inside and outside the ring finger along by pressing the dough should be well glued |

Upon completion of the ring in half into two bowls and a bowl put oil Heat the oil slightly |

In the second bowl of hot oil (which was not hot) oil mixed with a teaspoon of oil to make sure that the temperature of the patient to tolerate the temperatures | The fingers of his hand dipped in oil temperature of the oil, check |

Fill in the ring now affixed to the oil |

• रिंग वाला तेल ठंडा हो जाने पर इस तेल को चम्मच से निकाल ले एवं इसमें 2-3 चम्मच अन्य गर्म तेल मिलाकर पहले जितना तापमान हो जाने पर पुनः रिंग में भर दें | प्रत्येक 3-4 मिनट में इस प्रकार तेल के तापमान को व्यवस्थित keep |

• 30 मिनट तक इस प्रकार गर्म तेल से यह क्रिया करने के बाद सारा तेल चम्मच से बाहर निकाले एवं आटे की रिंग को हटा लें |

The action was part of her pelvis 15-20 minutes on the cloth cover |
प्रयोग किये गये आंटे को यदि इसी रोगी कई बार प्रयोग कर सकते हैं इसके लिए इस आंटे से तेल को टिशु पेपर से सुखाकर आंटे को फ्रिज में रख दें | पुनः प्रयोग करने के 30 मिनट पहले आंटे को फ्रिज से बाहर निकाल लेना चाहिए |

1st oil temperature MAINTAIN | fingers than the neck, groin or knee so finger's skin is more sensitive to oil temperature tolerant - which would be enough to feel the temperature of these organs |

2. तेल के तापमान को व्यवस्थित करने के लिए सीधे रिंग के अंदर गर्म तेल न डालें बल्कि रिंग वाला तेल बाहर निकाल कर उसमे गर्म तेल मिलाकर पुनः उसे रिंग में भरें |

Interleave piece of rexine under part 3 of the ring so that if ever undersea oil leaks out of the ring and you're not impair wear cotton or foam to facilitate the re-use Sokhakr |

4 Where are given on the bladder may have been there but not a breath of wind | fan etc. and hold off |

5 bladder after bladder 15-20 minutes a towel to wrap the limb and the patient put in place Litakr |

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Meditation Teacher Training in Risihkesh-300 Hour Course

An Intensive Meditation Teacher Training course for beginners & advanced practitioners

300 Hour Meditation Teacher Training Course  India
Spirituality is key of enlightenment ! We agree to that and looking forward to run on the same pathway we might  choose the one of way which is called  Meditation ! Himalayan surrounding and a meditation guru to teach you and render you the best he or his team , referring the same devotion of a personals, Meditation School Sr.Expert- Ram Gupta is dedicatedly worked on a program to reach thru mouth of words to people who wish to pursue their career in wellness industry or to eager to learn therapeutic  teaching. Meditation Teacher Training Program at Shree Mehesh Heritage is designed for students to provide ample level of teaching to experience spirituality within and make aware of inward flow to the self. After successful study and learning you will be instilled with skills and tools to teach others desirous like minded energy body ! Today i will highlight you the fact and figure about meditation and some valid reason to do it. We have selected some fact based questions to answer you to remove manifestations of mind before you proceed to see the possibilities to prepare yourself to run on meditation or spiritual healing  roadways !   Please do read and see if you have the same unanswered queries ! If it sparks you – be ready to experience sooner or later at Meditation School India | Shree Mahesh Heritage.
·         How to become a meditation teacher ? –  Shree Mahesh School is running a 300 Hour Meditation Teacher Training Program for Students who wish to pursue their study in meditation ! This is an intensive teaching program for advanced practitioners and beginners who willing to make their career in wellness industry.
·         I have never tried meditation before , do this course is the best practice to meditation and can i teach or heal other by meditation ? Yes, If you want to experience a spiritual development path to run with the dream of meditation learning, it is the best place to fulfill your dream to learn and practice to Level 1, 300 Hr- M.T.T.C
·         Where can do this course ? @ Shree Mahesh Heritage !
·         Is this a certification course ?  YES, It is Certification Program
·         What is the course fee and  what it includes ? $ 1200 ,300 Hr- MTTC,27 Nights’ Accommodation, 3 Times Meals, Local Sight Seeing , Ayurvedic check body check up etc.
People who want to become a meditation pursuant should know the fact that, they must have to go through some yogic asana in terms of learning the meditation. Let’s talk about some asana which gives you right body postures and deep level of concentration with healing  body development.  

Asana : Prior to everything , asana is spoken of as the first part of hatha yoga – Context from Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Having done asana, one attains steadiness of body and mind, freedom from disease and lightness of the limbs. Asana means a state of being in which one can remain physically and mentally steady, calm , quiet and comfortable. In the yoga sutras of patanjali there is concise definition of yogasanas : “ Sthiram sukham aasananam” , meaning that position which is comfortable and steady.

Meditation Asana  - The main purpose of the meditation asana is to allow the practitioner to sit for extended periods of time without moving the body and without discomfort. Only when the body has been steady and still for some time will meditation be experienced. Deep meditation requires the spinal column to be straight and very few asanas can satisfy this condition. Furthermore , in high stages of meditation the practitioner loses control over the muscles of the body. The meditation asana, therefore , needs to hold the body in a steady position without conscious effort. Why not lie in shavasana, then, for meditation since it satisfies all the requirements ? Because in shavasana there is a tendency to drift into sleep> It is essential to remain awake and alert while going through the various stages which lead to successful meditation.
Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh said the following about asanas and meditation: “ you must be able to sit in one of the meditation asansas for a full three hours at a stretch without the body shaking. Then only will you gain true asana siddhi, mastery over the asana, and be able to practise the higher stages of pranayama and dhyana. Without securing a steady asana, you cannot progress well in meditation. The more steady you are in your asana, the more you will be able to concentrate with a one-pointed mind. If you can be steady in a posture even for one hour, you will be able to acquire a one pointed mind and fee the atmic anandam  , infinite peace and souful bliss inside you.”
Initially , most people will find it difficult to sit in one asana for a long time. However, through regular practice of the pre – meditation poses listed here, the legs and hips will become flexible enough to comfortably maintain a steady posture.
Pre- meditation asanas : The following selected practices from the pawanmuktasana series are most useful for preparing the body for the meditation asanas :
1.       Goolf chakra
2.       2. Janu chakra
3.       Ardh titali asana ( half butterfly).
4.       Shroni chakra (hip butterfuly)
5.       Poorna titali ( full butterfly )
6.       Vayu nishakasana (wind releasing pose)
7.       Udarakarshan asana ( abdominal stretch pose )
8.       Shaithalyasna ( animal relaxation pose) , refer to chapter on forward bending asanas.
Stillness : When sitting in meditation postures ,program the mind with suggestions like ,” I am as steady as a rock” or “ I am becoming motionless like a statue. “ This way the asana will quickly become steady and , after a while, will be comfortable for extended periods of time. This is the practice of kaya sthairyam, complete body stillness.
Alternative postures : Apart from the postures mentioned in this chapter, there are four other asanas which are useful for meditation. These are described – Vajrasana group of asana . They are :
1.       Vajraasana ( thunderbolt pose )
2.       Ananda madirasana  ( intoxicating bliss pose)
3.       Padadhirasana ( breath balancing pose)
4.       Bhadrasana ( gracious pose ).
Other asanas, such as gorakhshansa or moola bandhasana, may also be used for meditation but they are advanced practices and not comfortable for prolonged periods of time. These are described in the advanced asanas Chapter.
Precautions while performing meditation Asanas : If there is  discomfort or pain in the legs after sitting for some time in a meditation asana , slowly unlock the legs and massage hem. When the blood circulation has returned to normal and there is no pain, resume the asana. However , be aware that the Knee is a very delicate and much abused joint of the body and be careful not to strain it. Especially while moving into or out of these meditation asanas. Do not on any account use undue force or strain to sit in a meditation asana. Carefully observe the contra- indications given for individual asanas.
Right or Left leg : In all the asanas discussed here either the left or the right leg may be placed uppermost. It is a matter of personal preference and depends on whichever is the more comfortable. Ideally , the leg position should be alternated so that the balance on both sides of the body is maintained.
Practice note : A useful suggestion to make the following postures more comfortable is to place a small cushion under the buttocks.
Note : Padmasana may seem out of place in the beginners group. It has been included because a series of asanas in the intermediate group is performed using it as the base position.

The easy Meditation pose – Sukhasana – Sit with the legs straight in front of the body, Bend one leg and place the foot under the opposite thigh. Bend the other leg and place the foot under the opposite thigh. Place the hands on the Knees in chin or jnana mudra. Keep the head, neck and bak upright and straight , but without strain. Close the eyes.Relax the whole body. The arms should be relaxed and not held straight.
Benefits : Sukhasana is the easiest and most comfortable of the meditation postures. It can be utilized without ill effect by persons who are unable to sit in the more difficult meditation postures. It facilitates mental and physical balance without causing strain or pain.
Practice note : Sukhasana is a relaxing posture which may be used after extended periods of sitting in siddhasana or padmasana. Although sukhasana is said to be the simplest meditation posture , it is difficult to sustain for long periods of time unless the Knees are close to the ground or on the ground.Otherwise most of the body weight is supported by the buttocks and backache develops. The other meditation asanas create a larger and therefore steadier area of support.
Variation : For those who are extremely stiff , Sukhasana may be performed sitting cross-legged with a belt or cloth tied around the knees and lower back.
Hold the spine upright.  Concentrate on the physical balance and equalizing the weight on the right and left side of the body. Alight, spacey feeling may be experienced. While maintaining the posture, place the hands on the knees in chin or jnana mudra.
Vajrasana Vajrasana is highly thought of as a meditation posture in many cultures throughout the world. The vajra or thunderbolt is said to be the weapon of Indra, king of the devas or gods; just as the mind is the king of all the senses. Vajra is also the major nadi directly connected with the genitor-urinary system, which regulates the sexual energy in the body. Control of vajra nadi leads to sublimation and control of sexuality . The vajrasana series is therefore every beneficial for the reproductive as well as digestive organs and is also reasonably easy to perform.

Right- handed people will generally find that these asana are easily learned with the right side leading. They should then be performed with the left side leading to counter balance the effects of habitual behaviour patterns.

Precautions : Do not practice vajrasana and other static asanas in this series until the ankles and knees are sufficiently flexible. Ajrasana is not advisable in osteoarthritis, or in pregnancy when extra weight can overload the knee joints. Carefully observe the contra- indications given for individual asanas.

Being located at rishikesh India, we are blessed having all those four naturally available to let you study, feel and experience. During the course or retreat, you will learn Vedic way of chanting ‘Gayatri Mantra’ for the purification of intellect. You will study some selected verses from Bhagvat Gita  to understand mind, meditation, Sattvic diet, obstacles and progressive signs of meditation etc. The seekers visiting to rishikesh loves to feed cow as a selfless service and enjoy a sense of inner peace and tranquility (optional activity.
  Blessings , Blossom & Boom !! – Meditation – Mantra’s of Life !!

About Teacher : -  Ram Gupta  Sr. Meditation Master –SMH  Rishikesh, India
Completed his first professional Yoga Education from Kaivalya Dhama, India in 1992 and after having Master degree in Yoga and Meditation; he started delivering retreats, workshops and teacher training courses in worldwide destinations including India, Germany, France, Mauritius, and China etc.

His teaching style originates from his years of study, training and self practice in many different Yoga and Meditation styles. He has a talent for directing people deeper into their own experience. The simple routines and hands-on solutions he gives people to manage their stress, improve their health and feel positive and happier in their daily life, work for all who follow the practices.

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