Bengali writer Basab Dasgupta states this week that he does not believe that robots will be able to meditate anytime soon. With the proliferation of modern technology and 24/7 communication culture it’s not really a stretch to also apply this same statement to humanity!
Even with modern science there’s much conjecture as to what the mind is and how it works. I explain: How the mind moves between the external & internal senses; How ‘inner chatter’ is created and the origin of the different ‘voices’; Who’s the ‘observer’; Plus 2 meditations!
Yoga and meditation practice facilitates the alchemical fusion of the Yin and Yang aspects of our being – the conscious fusion of mind and body. These forces often become separated, but when bought together with awareness it has an immense energetic, creative potency!
Richard teaches some exquisite meditations. He works strongly with the traditional essence of yoga as ‘union’. This meditation allows you to integrate the different levels of your being – When are you ever more whole then when you are connected to all the various levels that make you up as a human?
Have you ever wondered about the thought patterns that you experience in your mind? Like everything else they have patterns, here I explain how your thought patterns (or ‘internal dialogue’) relate to the energy of the organs within your body and the condition and calibration of the 5 Elements within you, as identified from a Taoist perspective.
“Letting go.” If only it was as easy to put it into practice as it is to coin the phrase, which appears so regularly in alternative and spiritual practices. I’ll add that I’m in the camp of understanding that life is always a balance of yin and yang. The ceremony begins by lighting a candle
I had a few minutes spare between acupuncture patients so headed to Regents Park for some nature and an impromptu video blog on meditation, including the chance to meditate for a few minutes with me! Suggest you take advantage!
Sometimes we need a progressive relaxation that helps the body to slow down by activating the relaxation response, rather than coming to a shuddering halt where we would be lying still with our mind still racing. This sequence I often use at the start of a yoga class to relax people before we move on to other sequences.
Check out my Blog detailing some of my experiences while sitting the 10 day silent Vipassana meditation, from experiencing ‘the light’ to downloading what appeared to be ancient wisdom!
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“My recent course of acupuncture with Richard was one of the most effective, powerful healing journeys I’ve ever been on. His approach is absolutely holistic – he treats the whole of you – mind, body, soul. I believe he is not just well trained, he is actually gifted…”