Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Alpha Meditation

Published in City Times

Realise your goals through Alpha Meditation

Do you feel yourself an underachiever or a do-no-gooder? Are you frustrated with a sense of failure or feel thwarted in your efforts by your superiors or those around you? Are you plagued by various physical ailments that have chiefly cropped up on account of your being severely stressed? Do you find yourself hopelessly warped up in relationships you no longer know how to cope or deal with? Do you find your remunerations or rewards are abysmally low in proportion to the gargantuan efforts you are putting into your work or business? Perhaps, you need to practice Alpha Meditation – simply talk to your subconscious and be rid of all your misery!

Alpha Meditation is about activating and accessing the power of his Subconscious Mind in order to empower yourself to handle any life situation effectively and rid yourself of stress which probably is the bane of modern living. It is founded on the belief that the Greatest Power is the Power of the Subconscious Mind. Hence, by using the power within us, we can create positive changes in our lives to achieve our numerous goals at various levels – from the materialistic to the spiritual, says a globe-trotting Dr.Vijayalakshmi Panthaiyan, Counselor and Director of Alpha Mind Power Training, Chennai. Dr.Vijayalakshmi has learnt numerous Yoga, Meditation and Healing techniques from masters across continents and has evolved Alpha Meditation techniques which “transforms you from a Creature of Circumstances to a Creator of Circumstances.”

The most appealing part of alpha mediation is its non-religious nature. It is about empowering yourself by unwinding your mind; hence, it does not follow in the gambit of any religion. Once you learn to exert alpha power in your life, you move beyond the barriers of religion or gender. Alpha meditation is scientific and provides a solution to all ranges of problems – any thought projected in the mind at this level, will certainly be manifested in real life. Alpha combines modern psychology and meditation techniques like Reiki, Pranic Healing, Vipassana and Siddha to help people feel better about themselves by triggering the dormant power of the sub-conscious mind. Alpha Mind Power, a one-day workshop, is a training programme which enables individuals to bring out their innate or inherent good qualities in a way that will boost their self confidence, enhance performance levels in personal and interpersonal relationships.

The brain continuously emits electrical impulses or different types of waves which keep changing in frequency depending on the activity we are involved in. This is measured by the Electro Encephalogram (EEG) in cycles per second. When we are fully awake, active and alert, we are in Beta state...our brain waves register at 14 to 30 cycles per second. Another set of waves, Alpha, produces a sense of relaxation in the individual and it is the natural state that we are able to access to see beyond our five senses. A person sitting quietly in meditation reaches the alpha state - between sleep and wakefulness — when the brain's right hemisphere is activated. In this state of mind, a person's thoughts are powerful, intuitive and creative. Alpha is a brainwave frequency between 7 and 14 cycles per second, the level at which the human brain waves slow to about half its normal. This is a level between sleep and wakefulness, the natural, comfortable and peacefully relaxed state that we pass through on our way to sleep at night, or awakening in the morning. This is the level that Alpha Meditation enables us to reach, to heal and reprogram ourselves. While functioning at this level, apart from the usual left brain activity, our right brain also gets activated. This makes a person's thinking very powerful, very intuitive and very creative. This level connects us with our subconscious and helps us to access the amazing powers lying dormant there. It has been found that any thought projected in the mind at this level will certainly be manifested in real life, explains Dr.Panthaiyan.

Alpha Meditation does not involve any physical exercises like yoga. It is purely a mind power training which need be done for only ten to fifteen minutes while sitting on a chair or even while traveling to work, involving visualization of a healthy state, a successful state or a state of goal realisation. Since this level of mind has a therapeutic value which includes boosting the immune system, it is a blissful experience which is not time bound in the sense, one can sit in alpha meditation for longer periods of time, assures Dr.Panthaiyan.

Says Dr.Panthaiyan, “There are techniques at Alpha, with which you can communicate with the subconscious minds of others and create positive changes there. This can be extremely useful in mending relationships with people, even at the official levels. Say for instance, you know your boss is not perceiving a certain situation in the right light and you are unable to make him see it, practicing a certain alpha technique yourself, you would be in a position to communicate with your boss’s subconscious mind, without his knowledge. But the result would be there for you to see in that, he would now have an altered perception of the same issue! Whatever you cannot speak to a person directly can be communicated at Alpha to his subconscious mind. The results are amazing. So Alpha Meditation is helpful even in distance healing. Again, another instance of this is when you heal a sick child who is small to practice alpha meditation. The mothers can talk to the subconscious mind of the children using specific alpha techniques to effect relief from whatever problems. This has been very helpful even in cases where children have behavioural problems besides health or other psychosomatic problems. Children with dyslexia have known to have overcome their problem completely, being able to read as well like any other normal child, with just a few sittings at Alpha.”

Everyone can benefit from dropping into a state of Alpha because it is that level at which the mind is open or receptive to positive, affirmative forms of communications. The scope of Alpha Meditation is certainly not restricted to spiritual goals, emphasizes Dr.Panthaiyan. “It is as effective in enabling people realize their materialistic goals like making money, buying a house or other property, getting a job, faring well in work, interviews, business – these are all things which a person needs to achieve because spirituality doesn’t come unless your materialistic needs are fulfilled. But the ultimate aim is that one’s consciousness should expand – you can’t learn something so powerful and do it only for yourself; it has to expand. So I make them do an earth healing meditation which people enjoy very much. We meditate for the needs of cities, of countries, whatever be their needs – water, good roads, infra structure, we meditate for world peace, for bilateral relations and so on.”



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