Daily Teachings

Daily Teachings of Sri Amit Ray

The Daily Teachings of Sri Amit Ray are a compilation of 365 days of inspiration and enlightenment. The teachings listed here highlight how meditation, yoga and compassion can bring greater joy, happiness and abundance into our lives. The teachings cover how to improve every interaction you have in the world. The teachings are mainly form his books on meditation, yoga, compassion, peace and enlightenment.

Who Am I Meditation to Realize your true Potential the Cosmic Self

Who Am I meditation is the journey to realize the pure Cosmic Self. Many people think, who Am I meditation is just chanting the mantra "I am not the mind", "I am not the body". But in reality it is far away from that.  Here, Sri Amit Ray explains the steps of Who Am I meditation. He explained the steps, pitfalls and destination of Who Am I meditation.  

Who Am I Meditation Sri Amit Ray

Who AM I meditation is a way of penetrating and exploring the inner realms so as to achieve silence, spiritual wisdom and communion with the higher Self. It is a way to move into the inner world. The self can be realized by the Self alone with pure intention, love and intellect. Who AM I meditation is gradual process of dis-identifying from your body, mind, and the feelings. The Who Am I meditations has seven steps to settle your mind in peace and realize the deeper Divine Self. 

"Who Am I meditation is allowing the mind to drop and settle in the inner being like a falling leaf of a tall tree. It is like observing the full moon in a silent lake, where there is no ripple, no thoughts." -- Amit Ray 
Meditation on cosmic Self, is the best way to align with the cosmos. Individual self is incomplete without its deep connection with the cosmic Self.  Our Who Am I and  Cosmic Self meditation techniques aim to reunify the individual with cosmos. 

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Upanishadic Meditation and Quantum Consciousness

Upanishadic Meditation and Quantum Consciousness Online Class

Upanishadic Meditation and Quantum Consciousness Online Class

Upanishads are the most ancient literature of meditations. They are considered as the most important literature in the history of Indian religions, spirituality and culture. The objective of this class is to spread the TRUE teachings of the Upanishads in it's purity beyond the traditional views of Vedanta in a simple straightforward way.

This online class is a guided meditation class, based on the ancient pure teachings of Upanishads in the light of modern science. This meditation program is an adventure into the deeper aspects of your consciousness.  You will learn life-positive teachings and practices to integrate them in your daily life for spiritual awakening, peace of mind and stress free living. You will also learn to access quantum consciousness for manifestation of positive things in your life. 

Upanishadic  Meditation and  Quantum Consciousness

In this meditation practices, you will learn to align yourself with your Higher Self. Each of us is an endowment of wisdom, love, intuition, peace, and a sense of purpose, which can become a source of guidance in everyday life. In Upanishads, this higher aspect is sometimes called the Atman or the “inner light of universal truth.”  Our Higher-Self loves us unconditionally, totally, completely and without exception.  Your Higher Self knows you more intimately than you know yourself. When you align yourself with the Higher Self , you will become more relaxed, fulfilled, happy and creative. You will learn how to connect with your Higher Self.

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Impact of Om Chanting Om Meditation on Brain and Heart - Amit Ray

Stress Relief and Heart Rate Variability with Om Meditation

Stress Relief and Heart Rate Variability with Om Meditation

Sri Amit Ray explains how om meditation and Om chanting is related to heart rate variability and stress relief.

Your heart rate is constantly changing to meet various requirements of your body and mind. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) measures how your heart rate varies over time. Generally, heart rate variability increases during relaxation and recovering activities and decreases during stress and anxiety. HRV reflects the changes in the interval between heartbeats (R wave) over time.

Broadly speaking there are seven types of Om meditation. The impact of these meditations on stress level varies from person to person. HRV measurement just after different Om meditations can help you to assess the impact of your personalized meditation techniques on stress relief. 

Due to advancement of new  sensor technologies, smartphone apps, and accessibility to high-quality wearable technology, you can measure your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) at your home and easily monitor your stress level and study the impact of Om chanting or Om meditation and other personalized meditation practices at your own, without referring to any complicated research articles.  

Generally, higher fitness levels results in increased HRV and lower fitness levels results in decreased HRV. High HRV is normally viewed as an indicator of a healthy heart.  HRV is commonly higher when your heart is beating slowly with in-built relaxation. HRV decreases as your heart beats more quickly. HRV decreases under conditions of acute time pressure and emotional strain and elevated state of anxiety, mostly related to focused attention. 

Stress Relief and Heart Rate Variability with Om Meditation By Dr Amit Ray
Stress Relief and Heart Rate Variability with Om Meditation

Om Meditation Om Chanting Amit Ray BookDay-to-day normal level of stress is fine, but chronic stress is dangerous. If you become stressed and don’t sleep well in the night, you may see your HRV values are gradually lowering. Higher HRV is associated with stronger vagus nerve function, lower chronic stress levels, better overall health, and improved cognition.

Heart rate is the number of heartbeats per minute, while heart rate variability (HRV) is the fluctuation in the time intervals between the heartbeats. HRV measures beat-to-beat variability over a wide range of time. HRV gives better understanding about how much time our body needs to get back to normal state after an intense work activities or stress. HRV is a measure of our resilience.

Heart Rate Variability Levels
Heart Rate Variability Levels in  0 to 10 Scale.

Stress, HRV and OM Chanting

Excessive uncertainty and ambiguity in modern first-living life style leads to excessive stress. Om meditation is an easy way to transform the stress energy into positive life force. We will discuss here, the science behind these ancient and  secret meditation techniques. 

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Shreya (Long Term) vs Preya (Short Term) Fulfillment: The Art of Happy Living

Shreya vs Preya: The Art of Happy Living

Here, Sri Amit Ray talks about the wisdom of "shreya vs preya" - the art of happy living in the path of long term fulfillment versus short term pleasure. He explains how skillful behavior patterns can directed us towards Shreya, which brings joy, happiness, love and trust in life.

Our true nature is divine and eternal. Our true purpose of life is to awaken and realize that permanent divinity that is within us. However, in human life there are positive emotions like: joy, trust, happiness and love. There are negative emotions like: anger, fear, anxiety, depression, worry, grief and mistrust. Life is a dynamics of these two types of emotions. How to find the higher purpose and true meanings of life in the midst of these negative turmoils of life is the eternal question. 

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Shiva Shambhavi Meditation for Inner Peace

Shiva Shambhavi Meditation Technique

Shiva Shambhavi Meditation is a special meditation technique of Sri Amit Ray.  It is a guided meditation class on the eve of Mahashivratri. Shiva is the all-pervading cosmic consciousness. Shambhavi is the energy aspect of that consciousness. This meditation class is a life-changing experience, designed for those seeking a deep spirituality, inner awakening, positive transformation, deepest relaxation, self-inquiry, empowerment, mental clarity and peace.

Shiva Shambhavi Meditation by Sri Amit Ray

These special meditation techniques, revealed to Dr. Amit Ray and Banani Ray, are very simple, easy and effortless meditation and inner awakening technique which can be practiced almost any time during the day that will take you beyond meditative highs and lows to truly embody the spiritual light that you are.

Shambhavi Meditation Program:

Shiva means auspiciousness, peace, beauty and truth. On the eve of Mahashivratri you can feel the presence of the auspiciousness within you. Shambhavi is the creative energy of Shiva. This Shambhavi energy can guide you to achieve the ultimate objectives of life.

Program Structure:

You will know the followings:

  1. Concept of Shiva Shambhavi Meditation
  2. Purpose of the Shiva Shambhavi Meditation
  3. Techniques of Shiva Shambhavi Meditation
  4. How to do Shiva Shambhavi Meditation
  5. When to do Shiva Shambhavi Meditation
  6. How long to do Shiva Shambhavi Meditation
  7. Shiva Shambhavi Guided Meditation
  8. Shambhavi Meditation and Krama Clearing
  9. How to overcome problems and obstacles of life with meditation

This meditation class consist of following two meditation sessions:

1. Shiva Shambhavi Meditation by Dr. Amit Ray 
2. Gangadhar Meditation by respected Banani Ray

This meditation program is an adventure into the deeper aspects of your consciousness. You will be initiated into the teachings and practices where you will learn how to awaken and uncover your self-effulgent inner guide and absorb its luminosity and Energy in your being. You will learn how to find your inner guide and become a beacon of light, energy, healing, creativity, and blessings in the world.

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Seven Scientific Benefits of Om Chanting

Seven Scientific Benefits of Om Chanting

Here, Sri Amit Ray explains  the key  scientific benefits of om chanting.

Om chanting is a disciplined and  flexible process to remove tension, anxiety,  fear, depressions, and negativity from life.  It can bring positivity to your life like courage, focus, concentration, happiness, and joy, effortlessly. It can improve your state (short term) as well as trait (long term) health, happiness, joy and well-being. 

Om chanting is a series of step-by-step process. It is a scientific art but it should be learnt properly to get its benefits. Systematic guided Om chanting can change your emotional reactions and responses to external stimuli and internal experiences in a positive way. It can enhance your efficiency, calmness, tranquility, and mental clarity.

Dr. Ray explains how low frequency Om chanting can reduce our daily stress, strain, anxiety and tensions. Om chanting is effective for stress management.  Under various pressure conditions such as before examination, before public speaking, before important sports events and during critical challenges of life Om chanting can enhance confidence and eliminate stress and anxiety.  Om chanting improves the connections between the amygdala and prefrontal cortex, which is the key component for relaxation, stress control and better decision making. 

Seven Benefits of Om Chanting

Low frequency seven step deep Om chanting increases gamma wave in the brain. The gamma brain waves are known as “feeling of blessings”.  The seven step deep Om chanting and meditation is supposed to be practiced for 20 minutes, two times per day. Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin and Endorphins are the four key hormones generated in the body during low frequency Om meditation and these four hormones have huge impact on regulating both state anxiety as well as trait anxiety.

"As flowers increases the sweetness of the Honey by hearing the humming sounds of the bees, Om chanting increases the sweetness of life." -- Amit Ray

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Rediscover Your True Self - Transform the Darkness into Light

Rediscover Your True Self - Transform the Darkness into Light

You are, inherently, whole and pure. Stress, strain, conflict, and other hurtful experiences may have covered your naturally intact core, but you can recover it.  You can work from your inner resources and uncover your true Self and you can transform your darkness into light. Dr. Amit Ray here explains the power of Cosmic Self meditation for higher alignment with the pure Cosmic Self for happy and fulfilling life.  

Rediscover Your True Self  Transform the Darkness into Light by Sri Amit Ray

Power of Self-completing:

Self-completing means finding the light within and thereby aligning with the cosmic light. Meditation on cosmic Self, is the best way to align with the cosmos. Individual self is incomplete without its deep connection with the cosmic Self.  Our Cosmic Self meditation techniques aim to reunify the individual with cosmos.  Fulfillment comes when you free yourself from the artifices and regain original naturalness.

Once you rediscover your simplest and purest Self, your operations within the material world become effortless. You become harmonize with the cosmos. 

"Individual self is incomplete without its deep connection with the cosmic Self.  Cosmic Self meditation techniques aim to reunify the individual with cosmos." -- Amit Ray

Union with the cosmic Self

Union with the cosmic Self is not reserved for an elite of spiritual seekers. You don't need to renounce the worldly life and isolating into unnecessary complexity. Self-completion lies right in front of your nose. The attitude with which you carry out your activities in daily life can turn anything from serving tea to sweeping the yard, into an act of fulfillment. Recognizing the presence of cosmic Self in everything, and operating in consciousness with this realization, is the essence of our cosmic Self meditation. You will realize that you are complete as you experience  the present moment. Who Am I meditation is a special seven step technique to realize the cosmic Self. 

Connecting the Energy Points with the Cosmos

The internal meditation process requires a firing process, which consists of moving vital energy through the human energetic metabolism. You energy points are distributed across the body some are blocked and some are open. There are 114 energy points and 72000 energy channels in human body.  There are energy points under the soles of the feet, in the palms of the hands, and at the crown of the head. They serve to expel old vital energy, and absorb fresh refined energy into the body.  A human being is healthy when pure vital energy runs fluidly through all energetic structures. Vital energy flow supplies the body and its organs with balanced sun and moon energies. “As within, so without” applies to everything, because everything is informed by the same underlying Truth.

"Life is not a discrete phenomena. It is a part of an intelligent cosmic field.
It is a cosmic dance." -- Amit Ray

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Power of Nimitta for Deep Meditation

Power of Nimitta for Deep Meditation

Sri Amit Ray tells us the importance of  Nimitta in Meditation for Spiritual Awakening. 

Nimittas are the fundamentals for deep meditation.  Many of my students, researchers and spiritual seekers requested me to explain nimittas in a very simplistic term. The purpose of this article is to explain nimittas in a meaningful way so that anyone can understand and practice it for their deep meditation. 

What is Nimitta?

The word "nimitta" means "sign", "direction" or "signal." Nimitta refers to the mental images, feelings, fragrances, sounds or tests that spontaneously appear when mind is sufficiently relaxed and focused.  Nimitta arises from soul as ego vanishes. It cannot be created or captured by conscious effort or ego.  In meditation nimitta gives you the direction in which to move. Nimitta vary from person to person. Some people perceive it as images and lights. Some people notice it through sensations and feelings. In Deep Om meditation nimitta may arises like a blissful and sweet anahata sound. In Vipassana meditation it may arises peace like a blissful oneness with the cosmos. 

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Online Vipassana Meditation and Emotional Intelligence Class

Vipassana Meditation and Emotional Intelligence are interlinked subjects. This course teaches integrated meditation techniques that combines time-tested ancient Vipassana meditation techniques along with modern science-backed practices that are proven for leadership, creativity, emotion control,  developing grey matter in the brain, improving focus, concentration and memory, and resist the shortening of telomeres in your gene which enhances health and longevity.

The study of modern mindfulness meditation and emotional intelligence has deep root in the ancient Vipassana meditation techniques. This class explores emotional intelligence from its root. 

Vipassana Meditation and Emotional Intelligence Training

Vipassana Meditation and Emotional Intelligence  Program: 

This online Skype workshop will teach you the core Vipassana meditation techniques and its relation with emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. 

Self-awareness, Self-regulation and Self-confidence are the key components of emotional intelligence and your ability to understand other people, what motivates them and how to work cooperatively and harmoniously with them are the essence of emotional intelligence.  Vipassana meditation is the time-tested and the most ancient way for developing Self-awareness,  Self-regulation, Adaptability, Empathy, Witnessing and Social Skills.

Emotional intelligence gives you,  peace, tranquility, workplace efficiency, and the ability for joyful living in modern stress-oriented life.  Vipassana meditation is the backbone of developing strong emotional intelligence. 

"Vipassana meditation is an ongoing creative purification process. Observation of the moment-to-moment experience cleanses the mental layers, one after another." -- Amit Ray

What you will learn?

  • Vipassana Meditation and Emotional Intelligence QuotesTechniques to control your emotions and use it in a positive way
  • Core Vipassana meditation and emotional intelligence techniques
  • Vipassana meditation techniques for positive-mindset and mental clarity
  • Techniques for physical and mental health, stress-relief, and personal development.
  • Discover areas of opportunity for growth in emotional intelligence
  • Develop skills to motivate yourself and others
  • Neuroscience of Vipassana Meditation and Emotional Intelligence

Emotional learning is very different from learning other subjects like physics, chemistry or geography. The part of the brain that controls emotions (the amygdala) is very different in structure and function than the part of the brain that deals with reasoning and intellect (the neocortex). Our emotional reactions and habits are very strong and build over time. Vipassan meditation is the best way to unlearn old habits from basal ganglia area of the brain and strengthen the neocortex of the brain. 

Who can attend?

Anyone interested in health, wellness, emotion control, positive mindset and meditation in general is welcome to attend. People of all ages and all walks of life can attend the class. People with specific mental or physical problems should consult their physicians.

Duration:

This  online Skype meditation session is about one hour long. During the online meditation session you will learn Vipassana meditation and discuss different techniques and receive the guidance appropriate for you. You also receive advice and mentoring specific to your need. 

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Om Inner Science Meditation Online Class

Om Inner Science Meditation is a seven step integrated meditation program. These seven Om meditation techniques combines time-tested ancient techniques along with modern science-backed practices that are proven for developing grey matter in the brain, improving focus, concentration and memory, and resist the shortening of telomeres in your gene which enhances health and longevity. This meditation technique is based on the traditional meditation technique and the modern findings of Neuroscience and Epigenetics that helps to build and maintain a healthy, whole, and fulfilling life.

Om Inner Science Meditation

Om Inner Science Meditation

"You are a cosmic flower. Om chanting is the process of opening the psychic petals of that flower." -- Amit Ray

Science of Om meditation is deep. It is linked to the ancient wisdom as well as the knowledge of modern neuroscience, genetics and positive psychology.   Om meditation is deeply linked to creativity, efficiency and well-being. 

Purpose of this Om Meditation Program:

  1. To connect with the Higher Self
  2. To bring peace and harmony in life
  3. To reduce stress, strain and anxiety of life
  4. To improve focus, concentration and efficiency in life
  5. To remove the negative energies of life and bring positive energies in life
  6. To bring balance in the chakras and harmony in the psychic energies of life
  7. To attract prosperity and success in life
  8. To gain social, occupational, financial, environmental and intellectual well-being in life

About the Om Inner Science Meditation:

The online class will teach the Om meditation techniques called Om Inner Science Meditation, which is an easy-to-practice and effective integrated Om scientific meditation technique developed by Dr. Amit Ray and Banani Ray that was evolved from their long experience in meditation practices as well as meditation teaching.

The technique combines time-tested ancient techniques along with modern science-backed practices that are proven for developing grey matter in the brain, improving focus, concentration and memory, and resist the shortening of telomeres in your gene which enhances health and longevity. 

This is a one-to-one energy transmission (shaktipat) meditation through Skype. 

The process has two phases: 

  • The first phase is Om Mantra Initiation and Energy transmission. 
  • The second phase is Om Mantra Inner Science Guided Meditation.  

Om Inner Science Meditation - Cosmic Flower Om Chanting - Amit Ray

What you will learn?

  • Om meditation initiation and power transmission for inner peace, inner strength, and inner vision
  • Om meditation techniques for positive-mindset and mental clarity
  • Om inner science meditation techniques for physical and mental health, stress-relief, and personal development.
  • Om meditation techniques helpful for stress reduction, emotional intelligence, concentration and mind power.

Who can attend?

Anyone interested in spiritual awakening, health, wellness and meditation in general is welcome to attend. People of all ages and all walks of life can attend this meditation class. People with specific mental or physical problems should consult their physicians. 

OM Inner Science Meditation Online Skype Class

The class is organised in two phases. The first phase is Om Mantra Initiation and Shaktipat - Energy Transmission. The second phase is Om Mantra Inner Science Guided Meditation. 

 Online Om Meditation:

If you are interested for Skype Online OM Meditation you can register here.  Skype meditation sessions  of Dr. Ray are typically 45 minutes to one hour long. Skype classes will be held on individual basis based on mutually agreed and convenient date and time.  During the online meditation session you will be given appropriate meditation guidance, advice and mentoring. You will also have a chance to discuss meditation issues and meditative techniques.  

 

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Om Chanting for Discovering the Kingdom of God Within You

Om Chanting for Discovering the Kingdom of God Within You

Sri Amit Ray talks about accessing the kingdom of God that is within you, in the light of Om chanting and Om meditation. 

The kingdom of God is a metaphor - metaphor of transformation into more creative, more conscious, more caring, loving and fulfilling life with the fellow beings. It talks about the higher inner dimensions of human soul. It is about discovering the inner treasures like: inner strength, adaptability, acceptability, resilience, forgiveness, and caring power that is within us.  Om chanting and Om meditation has tremendous power to activate these inner powers. Om chanting has several benefits and it is an art - a systematic step by step process.

Om Chanting for Discovering The Kingdom of God Within You by Amit Ray

True kingdom is the deep feelings of love with the wholeness or fullness of the world. This kingdom was meant not to be taught, but to be self-discovered.  It is about realizing and unfolding our best inner qualities for the service of the humanity and the environment where we live.  The essence of the kingdom is transformation that would happen inside us and within the world where we live. Rather than being imposed from the outside, it all about remaking ourselves for betterment from the inside. God will bring heaven to earth only when our love for all beings are complete and genuine. 

Om meditations can make you more focused, caring, strong, and decisive. It can give you strong inner strength, which inspire people to follow you because you will become more courageous, confident, clear minded, big hearted, and big thinker. By practicing Om chanting, you will be able to face the  tough questions and challenges of life more smoothly and efficiently. The seven dimensions of inner power through Om chanting are as follows:

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Mindfulness Growth Mindset and Neuroscience for Success

Mindfulness, growth mindset and neuroscience are three deeply interlinked subjects. Mindfulness and growth mindset is often considered as the major source of contentment and happiness in life. Life may try to knock you down but if you are persistent with your passions and cultivate resilience, grit, tenacity and endurance success will come. Mindfulness improves resilience, grit, personal strength, and organizing and structuring skills of life. This article gives an overview of  mindfulness, growth mindset and neuroscience for success. 

Mindfulness and Success Quotes

Resilience is your ability to deal with the ups and downs in life and bounce back from them. Grit is your motivational drive that keeps you on a difficult task over a sustained period of time. Growth mindset is a mindset that perceives challenges as an opportunity to learn and evolve rather than an obstacle to overcome. We are constantly evolving as we are interacting with the world. Mindfulness and growth mindset drives our evolution faster and on right tracks [1].

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is noticing what’s happening right now with your thoughts, in your body, and in the environment without judgement. You can practice mindfulness anytime – when you’re in the shower, planning your day, or washing the dishes. And every time you practice, you make a small shift toward more courage, calm, clarity, and perseverance. To be an mindful person you need to exhibit witnessing and non-judging qualities on a consistent basis. 

Witnessing:

Witnessing and self-distancing are the best tools for effective mindfulness. By practicing  witnessing, you can distance yourself from your mental tendencies. Your thoughts, emotions, and mental problems are transformed, by their merging in the silence and peace of the witness. You can sit for 10 to 15 minutes of mindfulness meditation. Turn your attention to the contents of your mind; the internal chatter and the images arising and dissolving  in your mind. You can label your thoughts and images. Always maintain an attitude of a detached and kind observer.

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Mindful Leadership: A Journey to Self-discovery and Empowerment

Mindful Leadership A Journey of Self-discovery and EmpowermentSelf-discovery and empowerment are two powerful components of mindful leadership. Through empowerment you can achieve your greatest potential. Through self-discovery you become aware of your true potential, values, character, and motives. Mindfulness strengthens these two powerful tools of leadership and management.  

The sacred spirit or life force energy is within us and around us. You can tap into the power of the universe, draw it in and use it to awaken our inner capacity for value based mindful leadership. We are not separated isolated beings, we are part of One Energy, connected to the vast universe.  Mindfulness is  our capacity to be touched by nature and beauty of the moment. Through mindfulness, we learn to see the wonder in small things—from a new leaf to a child’s smile.

Mindful Leadership and Self-Discovery

Self has many layers. Knowing the self is the beginning of mindfulness. What are my thoughts now? What are my feelings now? What is my experience now?  Who am I? What are my dreams, and strengths? Experiencing these powers of the truth with minute to minute honesty with self is the core practice of mindfulness.

Mindfulness Meditation for Corporate LeadershipMindfulness creates a positive mood, integrity, inner peace, inner strength, determination, and a warm heart. Researchers have identified that mindfulness enhances strengths, such as self-compassion, emotional intelligence, learned optimism, the relaxation response, self-esteem, distress tolerance, self-regulation, resilience, and executive functions.

Self-discovery is trying to discover who you are, your true potential, your purpose in life, and your core principles of life. It gives you the deeper sense of yourself and your unique role in the world. Self-discovery is a journey form unconsciousness  to consciousness. As you are mindful about your true values and potentials, you will build up a great confidence and inner strength.

"Self has many layers. Knowing the self is the beginning of mindfulness." - Amit Ray

Mindful Leadership and Empowerment

Mindfulness based empowerment is the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights. Good leaders are characterized by their ability to empower themselves and their team members to achieve maximum success. Empowerment is gaining control over your own life. It is a process that fosters power in people for use in their own lives, their communities, and their society.

Mindful Leadership and EmpowermentMindful leaders have a more optimistic view of the ability to get good work from the team members. This belief makes them more likely to implement empowerment. Based on the recent studies of neuroscience, we can say that the brain takes its shape from what the mind rests upon. If you keep resting your mind on less-empowerment like self-criticism, worries, grumbling about others, hurts, and stress, then your brain will be shaped into greater reactivity, vulnerability to anxiety and depressed mood, a narrow focus on threats and losses, and inclinations toward anger, sadness, and guilt.

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Mindful Leadership and Emotional Stability

Mindful Leadership and Emotional Stability

The art of mindful leadership with emotional stability are discussed here. Leadership requires emotional stability - a clam, clear and decisive mind. All the time, you don’t have to have all the answers but your positive energy, confidence, responsibility, emotional stability and passion are very important for success. 

A mindful leader is someone who embodies leadership presence by cultivating insights, focus, clarity, creativity and compassion for the benefits of self and others.  Mindfulness is often defined as 'non-judgmental, moment to moment awareness'.

Emotional stability refers to a person's ability to remain stable and balanced during crisis. Emotions happen too quickly and outside the rational mind. But mindfulness gives you the total control of how you will react. All good leaders require a number of mindfulness skill to help them positively interact with employees or team members.

"In every bend of time there is some surprise, joy and beauty. Mindfulness is the light to discover it". — Amit Ray

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Meditation and Oxygen Consumption of the Brain

"Meditation is the artwork to awaken the divinity within you." - Amit Ray

Divinity is the state of being connected with the source. It is the state when our heart is full with love, compassion, and caring. It is the state when our mind is full with joy, equanimity, peacefulness, and happiness. It is the state when we are relaxed, energetic, focused, joyful, creative, clear and compassionate. Om meditation is the best way to awaken our divinity. During Om meditation the brainwaves of the entire brain get synchronized. Om meditation has seven powerful steps. Each step is unique. 

For good meditation we need the best circulation of blood in the brain. Scientists have explored meditation from different angles. Here we examined how meditation is linked to the oxygen consumption in the brain.

Oxygen is vital to brain growth and healing.  Brain cells are very sensitive to decrease in oxygen levels and don’t survive or function well very long without it. A continuous uninterrupted supply of oxygen to the brain is essential in order to maintain its metabolic functions and to prevent brain cell damage.  Meditation slows down the heart rate, decreases respiratory rate and this helps to calm the body and relax the mind.

Meditation and Oxygen Consumption in the brain By Dr. Amit Ray

Brain and Oxygen Consumption

Human brain comprises only about 2.5 percent of the body weight but it utilizes about 20 percent of the body's total oxygen consumption. The gray matter of the brain consumes as much as 94 percent of cerebral oxygen, while the white matter, which makes up fully 60 percent of the brain's mass, consumes only 6 percent. Oxygen consumption is lowest in the spinal cord and increases through the medulla, midbrain, thalamus, cerebellum, and cerebral cortex. 

When you are stressful, oxygen consumption is high and when you are relaxed and peaceful, oxygen consumption is low. Complex thought and intense concentration require more energy than repetitive mental processes, because the firing of neurons requires extra blood, oxygen and glucose.

Meditation and Brain Oxygen

Meditation is the state of inner peace and inner silence. This happens in a completely natural and effortless way.  Meditation is also the state of deep relaxation with awareness. Meditation decreases the stress hormones (blood lactate and cortisol) and increases melatonin and serotonin, which are the happiness and well-being hormones. 

Proper meditation maintains a critical balance between the three: 1) oxygen level 2) the level of carbon dioxide and 3) nitric oxide levels for better blood circulation in the brain. 

Remember that the carbon dioxide and nitric oxide open up blood vessels in the brain so you can get proper oxygen levels in your brain. Nitric oxide helps dilate blood vessels in your lungs so that you can get good circulation there for exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide.  Meditation helps to attain alpha and theta brain waves on a regular basis, which helps to improve memory, increase focus and concentration.

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Day 2 – Daily Teachings Gaining the Winning Edge

Everyone has the fire, but the champions know how and when to ignite the spark. – Amit Ray

Every one has the fireIn this competitive world gaining the winning edge is important. Gaining the winning edge is a habit and it can be cultivated gradually. Meditation brings out the best of you. It brings the concentration, confidence, control and commitment in life. Proper meditation removes the common distractions of anxiety, mistakes, fatigue, and negative thoughts. It gives the mental quality to focus on the task in hand. It gives the tough attitude to win – the ability to except situations and make them work in your favor.  It does not allow people to get frustrated when pressure and mistakes happen. Meditation brings enthusiasm and persistency.

Day 1 – Daily Teachings on Meditation

Meditation Art“Meditation works in many layers and in many ways in our personality.  Meditation works in our genes, in our DNA. Meditation releases blocked energy from the physical, mental and emotional bodies. Meditation is a creative art. Great paintings, great sculptures and great discoveries of science are the products of deep meditation. Meditation has tremendous influence to develop creativity. Through meditation one can visualize, imagine and plan details of anything and can implement that in life. Scope of meditation is huge, starting from disease cure, business planning, creative arts to the ultimate enlightenment.” – Excerpt from the book “Meditation: Insights and Inspirations” Amit Ray (This material is copyrighted, and published by permission from Inner Light Publishers)

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