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  1. After amritvela baniyan I like to just straight my back, close my eyes and just focus on my breathing. It’s no calming and peaceful. However if I don’t jap ‘vaheguru’ will it not count as meditation if so is it pointless to do it?
  2. From dalai lama to the next guy on youtube, who do you go to?
  3. Can anyone summarise how Sikhs are supposed to pray and meditate. From what I know we are are suppose to pray 3 times a day. In the morning, evening and at night. But is this compulsory? How does one do meditation. Is their particular way of doing it?
  4. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਹਿ Sangat Jeeo With Guru Sahib Jees Blessings, the Monthly Digital AKJ Newsletter is now live. We hope you enjoy this edition and please do share with your family and friends. This Months Edition can be viewed on the link below: https://spark.adobe.com/page/v24r8OFFYAYaC/ To subscribe for regularly Newsletters please register at the link below: http://eepurl.com/dIgzLL Akhand Keertani Jatha UK
  5. If you are bothered by too many thoughts during meditation - do not be, its ok let thoughts be, the more you fight the more they will be ...so just observe them.The aim of mediation is not to be thought free but to be free of the reactions that they evoke in us - like anger, worry, excitement, stress etc.In time you will reach a state when you carry this thought awareness throughout the day and not just during the meditation period, giving you tremendous power over your runaway mind - you will have the power to rein in a negative thought such as animosity or worry which would have previously overpowered you and caused you to act in a hateful way or be stressed.
  6. I believe everything in Sikhi can be explained scientifically. Is there any research into meditation, by good sources?
  7. Why Forest Bathing Is Good for Your Health Though any kind of nature can enhance our health and happiness, there’s something special about being in a forest. By Karin Evans | August 20, 2018 Print Bookmark “Nature deficit disorder” is a modern affliction. With more people living in cities, working in high-rise office buildings, and becoming addicted to their innumerable electronic devices, many of us are indeed experiencing a nature deficit. This is true for children and adults alike. In his new book, Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness, Japanese medical doctor and researcher Qing Li presents some sobering statistics: By 2050, according to the United Nations Population Division, three quarters of the world’s people will live in cities. Even now, the average American spends 93 percent of the time indoors, and some ten hours a day on social media—more than they spend asleep. The Kumano Kodo trail in Japan In Japan, there’s enough awareness about this deficit that Li heads up an organization called The Japanese Society of Forest Medicine, which promotes research on the therapeutic effects of forests on human health and educates people on the practice of forest bathing. His book—a companion to the center he runs—explores research on these benefits, while offering a number of techniques we can use to enhance them. “Some people study forests. Some people study medicine. I study forest medicine to find out all the ways in which walking in the forest can improve our well-being,” writes Li. The history of forest bathing Japan is a country that is both urbanized and heavily forested. Trees cover two-thirds of the island’s landmass, and yet a majority of Japan’s people live in crowded city conditions. Li himself lives in Tokyo, a city he describes as “the most crowded city in the world.” Perhaps that’s why the art of “forest bathing”—shinrin-yoku—began there. Forest bathing involves slowly walking through a forest, taking in the atmosphere through all your senses, and enjoying the benefits that come from such an excursion. In 1982, Japan launched a national program to encourage forest bathing, and in 2004, a formal study of the link between forests and human health began in Iiyama, Japan—a place particularly known for its lush, green forests. Now, each year upwards of 2.5 million people walk those forest trails as a way to ease stress and enhance health. Li’s interest in forest research began when he was a stressed-out medical student. He went away for a week of forest camping, and found it restored his physical and emotional health. That inspired him to begin researching the benefits of forests on human health and well-being. In 2004, he helped found the Forest Therapy Study Group, aimed at finding out why being among trees makes us feel so much better. The healing power of the forest After years of careful study, Li has found that spending time in a forest can reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and anger; strengthen the immune system; improve cardiovascular and metabolic health; and boost overall well-being. “Wherever there are trees, we are healthier and happier,” writes Li. And, he adds, it isn’t about exercising—like hiking or jogging—it’s simply about being in nature. Why would this be? It’s long been recognized that humans have a biological need to connect with nature. Some 20 years ago, American biologist E. O. Wilson noted that humans are “hardwired” to connect with the natural world, and that being in nature had a profoundly positive effect on human health. Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness (Viking, 2018, 320 pages) Li’s research seems to corroborate this. For example, one of his studies looked at whether forest bathing could improve sleep patterns among middle-aged Tokyo office workers who tended to suffer sleep deficiency due to high levels of stress. During the study, participants walked the same amount of time in a forest that they usually did in a non-forest setting on a normal working day. After a walk in the forest, participants were significantly less anxious, slept better, and slept longer. In addition, researchers found that afternoon walks were even more beneficial than morning walks. “You sleep better when you spend time in a forest, even when you don’t increase the amount of physical activity you do,” reported Li. To further assess the effects of time spent in a forest, Li measured people’s moods before and after walking in the woods or in an urban environment. While other studies have shown that walking anywhere outdoors reduces depression, anxiety, and anger, Li found that only the experience of walking in a forest improved people’s vigor and reduced fatigue. The health secrets of trees seem to lie in two things—the higher concentration of oxygen that exists in a forest, as compared to an urban setting, and the presence of plant chemicals called phytoncides—natural oils that are part of a plant’s defense system against bacteria, insects, and fungi. Exposure to these substances, says Li, can have measurable health benefits for humans. Physiological stress is reduced, for example, and both blood pressure and heart rate are lowered. Evergreens—pine, cedar, spruce, and conifers—are the largest producers of phytoncides, so walking in an evergreen forest seems to have the greatest health benefits. How to do forest bathing So, is there a specific art to forest bathing? Or is it just as easy as a walk in the woods? Connecting with nature is simple, writes Li. “All we have to do is accept the invitation. Mother Nature does the rest.” Here are some of his suggested steps. Find a spot. Depending where you are, find a good source of nature. One doesn’t need to journey deep into a forest for these benefits. Just look for any green area. It could be an urban park, a nature preserve, or a trail through suburban woods. Forests with conifers are thought to be particularly beneficial. “Let your body be your guide. Listen to where it wants to take you,” Li says. Some people will respond to sunny glades, others to shadier places. Listen to your own wisdom. For people who don’t have access to a forest, or can’t get outside for some reason, infusing essential tree oils in your home can provide benefits, too. Engage all your senses. “Let nature enter through your ears, eyes, nose, mouth, hands, and feet,” says Li. Actively listen, smell, touch, and look. “Drink in the flavor of the forest and release your sense of joy and calm.” Don’t hurry. Slow walking is recommended for beginners. And it’s good to spend as much time as possible. You’ll notice positive effects after twenty minutes, says Li, but a longer visit, ideally four hours, is better. Try different activities. Try doing yoga in the woods, or Tai chi, or meditation. Take a picnic. Write a poem. Study plants. You can venture alone, or with a companion. In Japan, forest walking therapists are even available. Appreciate the silence. One of the downsides of urban living is the constant noise. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a wooded area that’s free from human-produced sound. Silence is restorative, and a forest can have its own healing sound—rustling leaves, a trickle of water, birdsong. Spend a few quiet moments with a favorite tree. If nothing else, when we connect with nature we are reminded that we are part of a larger whole. And that, Li notes, can lead us to be less selfish and to think more of others. Li’s book, which includes illustrations and a map of “40 Beautiful Forests Across the World,” is an invitation and an inspiration to take a walk in the woods, wherever you are. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_forest_bathing_is_good_for_your_health?utm_medium=email&utm_source=other&utm_campaign=opencourse.es3OSXqhEea1Vw7ENWFEPw.announcements~opencourse.es3OSXqhEea1Vw7ENWFEPw.NyzGa6cwEeiD2QqOJunOiA
  8. Techniques to Clear the mind. Technique to know what is happening in the mind and become aware of it but not be affected by it. Remove thoughts/be aware of them and increase concentration/focus. Present moment awareness practice/techniques. Do everyday to get better at it.
  9. Hello! I work all day at a physiotherapy clinic that plays relaxing meditation music all day. I have control over the music selection and was wondering if some of the sangat can help me out. I want to play kirtan or simran but because we have people from different communities I want it to be something that won't scare away some people. When I first started off I used to play asa di vaar kirtan but that got some people weirded out. It would be cool if I could find some kirtan audio or even raag instrumentals that I could play and listen to and maybe help me do simran or kirtan in my mind. Yet still be relaxing for people getting treatment. Also some people come into the clinic reeking of cigarettes and sometimes alcohol...would this be a problem with me playing kirtan? Need your advice sangat ji. Benti to all kirtan lovers I need your expert advice ji!!! I currently play stuff like this:
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    Feel like leaving it all

    I am in my 30s, have a career that is just starting to take off and quite ambitious. It is stressful but I have a good support system. Yet I feel like leaving it all and just meditating. I've noticed whenever i do start my meditation I become a little sad. As though this isn't my home. I start seeing the futility of it all. I stop engaging with the world. My needs and wants are very less, if it weren't for family and the poor that I want to help I would be happy working at someplace like tescos. I need advise on how to deal with this detachment.
  11. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਹਿ Does sikhi believe in the chakars within our body and the kundalini “awakening” through simran. Please can you use Gurbani to back your points, and it would be amazing if you could upload links to any kathas in English or Punjabi, thanks
  12. Hi guys, can anyone help me understand the link between meditation and self-reflection, in terms of sikhi. Can self-reflection be a stepping stone to being a better person and thus being able to meditate more effectively..?i I have started to write in a daily diary of my day and if I could have handled situations better or reflecting on what I said and how I said it or if I was offensive to anyone..
  13. ਮੁੰਦਾ ਸੰਤੋਖੁ ਸਰਮੁ ਪਤੁ ਝੋਲੀ ਧਿਆਨ ਕੀ ਕਰਹਿ ਬਿਭੂਤਿ ॥ मुंदा संतोखु सरमु पतु झोली धिआन की करहि बिभूति ॥ Munḏa sanṯokẖ saram paṯ jẖolī ḏẖi▫ān kī karahi bibẖūṯ. Make contentment your ear-rings, humility your begging bowl, and meditation the ashes you apply to your body. Stay contented in what you have rather than compare your physical attributes or material wealth with others . Also stay humble and keep away from any show off . Meditate every time you get some free time - even while walking or commuting. ਖਿੰਥਾ ਕਾਲੁ ਕੁਆਰੀ ਕਾਇਆ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਡੰਡਾ ਪਰਤੀਤਿ ॥ खिंथा कालु कुआरी काइआ जुगति डंडा परतीति ॥ Kẖinthā kāl ku▫ārī kā▫i▫ā jugaṯ dandā parṯīṯ. Let the remembrance of death be the patched coat you wear, let the purity of virginity be your way in the world, and let faith in the Lord be your walking stick. Remember death - everything is impermanent and hence not worth taking too seriously (eh jug dhune ka pahaar) and keep your mind and body 'virgin' i.e. free from vices such as greed, anger, lust, malice etc. Have a belief that whatever I see, hear , touch or feel is nothing but Waheguru himself. ਆਈ ਪੰਥੀ ਸਗਲ ਜਮਾਤੀ ਮਨਿ ਜੀਤੈ ਜਗੁ ਜੀਤੁ ॥ आई पंथी सगल जमाती मनि जीतै जगु जीतु ॥ Ā▫ī panthī sagal jamāṯī man jīṯai jag jīṯ. See the brotherhood of all mankind as the highest order of Yogis ; conquer your own mind, and conquer the world. Harbor no grudge against anyone - accept all as your own family . Battle with your mind day in out and out, every time the mind throws up an impulse like checking phone or buying something - take a few deep breaths and see if it subsides. https://www.facebook.com/groups/sikhint
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    Saas giras simran help!!

    When i do saas giras simran, i feel as if there is no body any more and i get scared when i lose the senses for a few moments. I feel only sound and thats it. Once i open my eyes i have to feel my surroundings because i have to get back into the other senses of the body and try to become aware of the world again and if i am here. i get depersonalisation. Can someone help. What is happening to me and what do i do??
  15. Whenever I do simran my body starts shaking, yesterday my head and hips were shaking pretty fast kind of like the Singhs you see at Akj smagams. I was just wondering why this is happening?
  16. So during amritvela last night I started my naam simran and about 30 mins into I could feel a pull in the middle of forehead. Then all of sudden I start spinning like the conscious in my head is spinning. And I'm still repeating vaheguru, it felt very good and very uplifting but my question is.. is this normal and does this mean I'm progressing ?
  17. This was the first time i got really deep with my meditation, i felt extreme bliss but before that i started shaking, like my feet were shaking and my legs were shaking even my hands started abit, i could stop it but it just felt natural to me so i let it happen! Would just like to know if any of the sangat here has expierenced this before ? Is it true u need a guide if u want to go deeper in meditating like my friend told me u could leave ur body and other entities can enter ur body? I was doing basic waheguru naam simran!
  18. Second Video of Deep meditation Mool Maha Mantar with ambient music is out!!!.. Videos with ambient, mantra, and delta brain waves- provides meditative relaxing experience for all....Enjoy..!! ~~~~ IK Oankar Satnaam Kartapurkh Nirbhauo Nirvair Akaal Murat Ajoni Sahibhang Gurparsad ~~~ Ik Oankar - One universal Eternal unchanged Awareness Being-Light-Knowledge- God- all in one, one in all- expressing itself in its movement - creating, preserving and changing creation spontaneously. Satnaam- which is Eternal Absolute Eternal existence truth, Kartapurkh- creative Consciousness, Nirbhauo- Fearless as resides in all (Fearless) Nirvair- No enmity towards anyone as resides in all (Without Enemy) Akaal Morat- Timeless being Ajooni - Unborn Saibhang- Self-illuminating/Knowledge Gurparsad- Awareness Consciousness Bliss/Gurparsad- realized by grace of Guru (Enlightened Realized Being). ----------------------------------------­----------------------------------------­--------------- Sit back and relax- take deep breaths in and out, enjoy listening to Mool(Root) Mantra from Sikh Spiritual Gnosis, meditate on it with perception of oneness to connect with our One universal awareness light (Ik Oankar) within.
  19. To me they are one and the same ....in fact when I meditate on my breath or do body scans I feel more connected to the akaal within me
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    Anxiety And Meditation !

    WJKK WJKF everybody! I just have a simple question to ask does Meditating help control anxiety ?? I have a shy type of personality i dont open up to easily... I believe it might be caused by my anxiety!....help a brotha out ! Thanks in advance !
  21. Sas ri akaal, I created this short film to inspire people to search within themselves and find their mind-body-spirit connection through the use of faith. This connection can be felt but not understood by the human mind, but it exists to help prepare and face the different challenges that we all face. Please take a look and spread the word. Many thanks & love Sunny
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    Dmt?

    Hey I was jus wondering what are your guys thoughts on Dmt? I don't drink but have in my past and also used Marijuana! Was thinking of trying Dmt just for some spiritual growth! Dmt is sought out to be a spirt particle! It takes you in another dimension or something and basically you have a life changing experience! Don't mean any offense on here just wondering, I do meditate sometimes!
  23. Watch both parts ....within first few times of practice you will learn that you are not your thoughts.
  24. Kindly help me to understand the difference between the effects of doing yoga and meditation and the effects of meditating on lord's name.Both type of meditations have calming effect on mind and body.
  25. I was wondering if there is any Sikh meditation music that is about? I know some there are some western born artists like Snatam Kaur and others have made but shes not really a Sikhi exclusive related artist. And most Kirtans can not be described as meditation music as they are hymns sung using multiple musical instruments often out of tune! If we look at guru nanak devi ji and his travels with mardana music was an important part of naam simran and it was played just using sitar and rabaab I believe. The sounds those instruments make touch the soul the sounds they produce vibrate and stirs the mind into the correct frequency for meditation.
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