Wednesday, 23 October 2013

DANCING CAN BE USED TO TEACH MEDITATION

Dancing creates energy shifts in the body
energy centres move with vibrations of energy
Chakras or energy centres propel soul energy
Dancing combined with meditation can revolutionize mass consciousness if applied intentionally


Traditional schooling has its side effects of suppressing children.
Schools are based on the army principle. Children have to obey without protesting. Very rarely, are they given opportunity to their free soul selves.

Most of the children feel trapped in games of competition, performance, peer pressure, parent’s demands and their own needs to be successful.

Children need love to feel happy. However, our society teaches them that they have to feel successful in some kind of performing acts to be loved. When children cannot perform in activities they don’t like, they feel ordinary, incompetent and lost in a crowd.

Dancing and meditation in combination can give the children the much needed feathers; they need to feel themselves free as souls.

Dancing connects the soul to the body. Usually, dancing is accompanied by rhythmic music and the music evokes the depths of the soul. Also, dancing adds lively heartbeats to ordinary existence. It makes children feel special, energetic and, loved as it activates the soul within if done passionately with breathing deep. For the period of dance, the body moves in rhythm. It gives beauty and grace to movement unlike sports which is harsh by design.

While sports tends to be competitive and can force kids to fight against each other to perform the best, dancing and exercising can be done individually without any competition . Dancing exercises are fun for some people than acrobatics..

Dancing can also be used by shy students to feel glamorous and a part of the crowd. Dancing evokes the same hormones as passion and hence, helps quench sexual desires in adolescents.

Meditation after dancing or before dancing helps calm the mind to focus. The meditative exercises like Breathing exercices, Staying thoughtless in silence, chanting OM, Tai Chi or Pranayama help the child focus on his breathing and his inner life force. When accompanied with dancing, they balance the slow mind and the fast mind, the slow breath and fast breath so that the soul and body feel good.


Like dancing evokes the soul in the  body, meditation evokes the mind- body- soul connection. Meditation can be accompanied with positive visualization and day dreaming techniques which help the students widen their imagination. Focusing on making happy stories in the mind would help the students practice the art of creation which they can apply in their everyday lives.

 For example students can be taught to imagine they are flying in the skies with complete freedom, swimming like fishes, eating good foods and enjoying or dancing in the mind. Focusing on relaxing feelings like these even for a few minutes, helps calm an agitated mind.

 All the visualizations the students focus on in their mind manifest on the physical plane at the level of feelings. So, if they imagine they are flying, they may achieve some good scores in academics or sports or their peer games which makes them feel as if they are flying in air. All positive visualization have positive effects.

Visualizing dancing steps or sports activities mentally before practising it helps the students perform much better in reality than otherwise.

Dancing and positive visualization meditation are successful only when they are accompanied with feelings. They have to be practiced with passion and not as a chore. Also they have to be practised with minimum disapproving control so that the students feel free to be completely themselves for those durations of day dreaming or dancing.

It is the feeling of freedom which helps the soul perform its best, spread its wings and reach the highest levels of happiness with success.
Also, medically, dancing would help reduce depression the same way as brisk walks and deep breathing do.  Dancing and, meditations would prevent the need for addictions like alcohol and drugs if they are used wisely to burn tension.


The book CREATION OF HAPPINESS: THE ENERGY WAR, a soul’s perspective - offers approaching happiness ion a way which gives sure results. Happiness is achieved by thinking in a way which leads to positivity  and frees the body from stress, Diseases and anxieties.

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 5 – BREATHING FOR THE SOUL

Section 2-The connection between our breathing and feeling

           
            Since soul vibrations impact the physical body, our breathing is directly affected by our feelings.
             In stress or anxiety, we breathe faster. When we feel emotionally exhausted and have no more desire to live, our breathing is slow.

Whenever our breathing is rapid or shallow, it is not normal. Abnormal or irregular breathing reflects a state of disequilibrium in the body and a state of unrest in the subconscious mind.
             This happens because the subconscious mind reads life through metaphors or signals. It does not access the external reality directly except through the electric impulses generated in response to external changes.
             For example, when we are in danger, we panic in anxiety. In panic and anxiety, we tend to breathe fast. So, if we breathe fast even if there is no visible situation causing the panic, the subconscious mind would assume there is danger around just because we are breathing fast
             
            In hyper tension, or intense anxiety we breathe fast even if our panic is purely mental and there is no physical danger present. Being anxious leads to breathing fast. Stress and anxiety are metaphorically  programmed signals to the subconscious mind that the person is in danger.
            In response to the danger which may not be there at all except in our imagination, the subconscious mind activates the person’s sympathetic nervous system with the positive intention of  helping the body cope up with actual physical danger.
            The body makes changes in all its mechanisms to cope with the emergency situation, it assumes exists behind anxiety. As a result of these changes, rise of blood pressure, heart rate, dizziness, breathlessness etc. may accompany intense anxiety as experienced during a real danger situation.
            In actual danger, these body mechanisms would help us think and act fast but if there is no real panic, these body mechanisms only make us feel exhausted and more restless.
           
            Similarly, slow breathing signals to the soul mind that the person is depressed.
            In actual life, we breathe slowly when we are physically sick or dying. But, if we breathe slowly even if we are not dying, the subconscious mind assumes a death-like situation and reduces motor activity in response to the externally perceived reality.
            Hence, in depression, we feel lazy, sleepy, unmotivated, pessimistic, tired etc., as if we were physically sick even though we are not.
            Both states are activated due to emotional stress. We are in panic, or anxiety, when we feel we are emotionally in danger of getting hurt .Likewise, we feel we are depressed or life-less when something emotionally traumatic or disappointing happens in our lives. Both anxiety and depression are negative states of being which lower soul vibrations.
            Stress hormones are released constantly by the subconscious mind in response to irregular breathing which cause the body to remain in a state of stress.
            In case of actual physical hurt, the body would restore to its normal functioning once the hurt is healed. But, during emotional hurt, the body does not get back to its normal functioning. This is because emotional hurts do not get healed as physical hurts do. Since there is no external, physical evidence of hurt, we tend to ignore the hurt rather than change our mind-set to facilitate the different approach of healing it needs.
           
            Emotions continue to hurt as long as the person does not transcend the negative energy created by feeling negative into neutral or positive energy.
            Till emotions hurt, the soul’s vibrational frequency remains low and energy does not flow smoothly in the body. The body does not restore to its normal functioning as negative hormones keep getting released because the emotional wound keeps troubling the mind off and on.
           
             Metaphorically, just as a physical wound cannot be ignored, negative feelings cannot be suppressed. The physical wound remains raw till a new skin comes over it. Or it develops a septic if neglected.
            Similarly, if the emotional hurt does not get healed, it forms a kind of septic in the mind. The unhealed negative energy wound keeps poisoning the body like the physical septic through the release of stress hormones. In everyday life, whenever we think of an old hurt, we release negative energy in the body in the form of stress hormones. The more we think of our past problems, the more we spread poison in our body.
            .Ideally, an emotional hurt would be healed by learning of soul lessons but a calming technique is to regulate breathing rates by dancing, exercises , or meditation.
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            The emotional hurt is considered healed when the mind goes back to being in an equally or more positive a state than it was in before the emotional hurt made it negative. In other words, when the emotional hurt is healed, the soul frequency rises again to the level it was before it got blocked by the negative energy attack.
            Physically regulating or normalizing the breathing rate subconsciously, through regulated exercise, dancing exercises and meditation is the same as shifting to a focus on positive feeling. By breathing in a regulated manner, we neutralize the impact of negative energy changes and release positive hormones in the body. Calming the breath is a signal to the subconscious or soul mind that the stress situation is gone and that the body’s normal balance can be restored.

Hence, slowing down the breathing rate is used as a therapeutic technique for calming down the agitated mind while raising the breathing rate therapeutically helps activate a depressed mind.
            Meditation is recommended for healthy living because it helps in sending positive signals to the subconscious mind simply by regulating the breath rate. Doing meditation, dancing or remaining thoughtless, we silence our mind and focus on the body.  Focusing on the body while quietening the mind by observing one's breath go in and out help in lowering stress levels automatically. Deep breathing exercises also help in blocking continuous focus on negative thinking. Hence, meditation which calms the mind helps in balancing the breathing rate and thus, in improving stress tolerance of the body.
             Like meditation, physical exercise or dancing helps in balancing the breath rate especially in a depressed state of mind. For the subconscious mind, the high breath rate achieved by physical exercise is a signal that the depressed physical body is regaining its health and vigour back.
            Exercising is again a thoughtless state of being where one is ideally not thinking negative for the duration of the exercise. A non-negative state of mind signals to the soul that life is positive again and helps the soul raise its frequency from negative to positive. Therefore, a regular routine of exercise helps in maintaining good health.





            

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