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Positive Thinking and Meditation Retreats

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Meditation and Positive Thinking courses introduce the basic guidelines and conditions for classical yogic meditation.  We answer many questions like What is Thought?  How to think Positively?  Why meditate? and the necessity to go to the transcendental level of existence to find true peace and happiness. Participants will study the mechanics of the mind and how to calm the mind and turn inward for Self-awareness. Learn to withdraw the senses and to take distance from the sensual world of objects which create desires, discontentment and restlessness in an endless pursuit of external happiness. Learn techniques to improve concentration and reduce distractions for success in all endeavors in life. Learn relationship between posture, prana and thoughts and how to transition between the 5 states of mind. The goal is peace of mind. You will be introduced to the science of mantra healing using sacred sounds to nurture positive energy and connect with one’s own consciousness.  You will practice yoga postures, yoga breathing and meditation twice per day, participate in daily Kirtan chanting sessions.

List of Topics

Asanas

•The twelve basic steady postures and meditative postures
•Flexibility of spine
•Increased flow of prana through asana practice

Pranayama

•Balancing breath to calm the mind and emotions
•Increase prana to control the mind
•Channel prana inward and upward

Raja Yoga

•Yamas: Ahimsa, Satya, Brahmacharya, Asteya, Aparigraha
•Niyamas: Saucha, Santosha, Tapas, Swadhyaya, Iswara-pranidhana
•How to reduce vrittis, Concentration
•Mechanics of the Mind
•How to see the truth beyond our mental projections
•Discussion on subconscious samskaras, karma and thought patterns

Daily Course Schedule

• 6:00am               Satsang (Meditation, chanting, lecture)
• 8:00 - 10:00am   Yoga Asana and Pranayama Class
• 10:00am             Brunch
• 10:45am             Karma Yoga
• 12:00 - 1:00pm   Self-study and Personal Meditation Practice
• 1:00 - 2:30pm     Meditation or Positive Thinking Workshop
• 4:00pm              Yoga Asana and Pranayama Practice
• 6:00pm              Dinner
• 8:00pm              Satsang (Meditation, chanting, lecture)

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