Category: 1. Stress Reduction
One of the best yet hardest thing you will ever do for yourself

One of the best yet hardest thing you will ever do for yourself

This is one of the best yet hardest thing you will ever do for yourself.  In this age and time, we find ourselves pulled by many obligations and distractions. By no means, this will be an easy feat to try to get through the 11 videos on your own. However, I believe that anything is possible.

There are things that you find out that you feel compelled to share with your children, your loved ones and friends. This is one of those things for me.

Ideally, the best thing to do is to go and take the 10 day silence retreat to experience the process. They have worldwide locations including North America. It is free of charge and you can give donations afterwards. You can find out more at Dhamma.  You can also read my posts 10 days silence retreat and How To Stop My Mind From Thinking All The Time.

Mahatma Buddha’s the four noble truths are:

1. Life means suffering.

2. The origin of suffering is attachment.

3. The cessation of suffering is attainable.

4. The path to the cessation of suffering.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11

I found liberation through these meditations and find it to be a great source of peace, insight and power.

May you be well.

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10 days of silence retreat

10 days of silence retreat

10 days of silence retreat is one of the best and perhaps the toughest things that you can ever do for yourself.

The practice is also called Vippasana offered at no charge by dhamma.org.

The following is an explanation from dhamma.org:

10 day silence retreat technique

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art Of Living.

This non-sectarian technique aims for the total eradication of mental impurities and the resultant highest happiness of full liberation. Healing, not merely the curing of diseases, but the essential healing of human suffering, is its purpose.

Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body, and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind. It is this observation-based, self-exploratory journey to the common root of mind and body that dissolves mental impurity, resulting in a balanced mind full of love and compassion.

The scientific laws that operate one’s thoughts, feelings, judgements and sensations become clear. Through direct experience, the nature of how one grows or regresses, how one produces suffering or frees oneself from suffering is understood. Life becomes characterized by increased awareness, non-delusion, self-control and peace.

The course requires hard, serious work. There are three steps to the training. The first step is, for the period of the course, to abstain from killing, stealing, sexual activity, speaking falsely, and intoxicants. This simple code of moral conduct serves to calm the mind, which otherwise would be too agitated to perform the task of self-observation.

The next step is to develop some mastery over the mind by learning to fix one’s attention on the natural reality of the ever changing flow of breath as it enters and leaves the nostrils.

By the fourth day the mind is calmer and more focused, better able to undertake the practice of Vipassana itself: observing sensations throughout the body, understanding their nature, and developing equanimity by learning not to react to them.

Finally, on the last full day participants learn the meditation of loving kindness or goodwill towards all, in which the purity developed during the course is shared with all beings.

short video (5.7 MB) about the observation of breath and bodily sensations in this technique can be viewed with the free QuickTime movie player.

The entire practice is actually a mental training. Just as we use physical exercises to improve our bodily health, Vipassana can be used to develop a healthy mind.

Because it has been found to be genuinely helpful, great emphasis is put on preserving the technique in its original, authentic form. It is not taught commercially, but instead is offered freely. No person involved in its teaching receives any material remuneration.

There are no charges for the courses – not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to benefit from it also.

Of course, the results come gradually through continued practice. It is unrealistic to expect all problems to be solved in ten days. Within that time, however, the essentials of Vipassana can be learned so that it can be applied in daily life. The more the technique is practiced, the greater the freedom from misery, and the closer the approach to the ultimate goal of full liberation. Even ten days can provide results which are vivid and obviously beneficial in everyday life.

All sincere people are welcome to join a Vipassana course to see for themselves how the technique works and to measure the benefits. All those who try it will find Vipassana to be an invaluable tool with which to achieve and share real happiness with others.

You may apply for a Vipassana meditation course by completing and submitting an application for a scheduled course.

Participants follow a prescribed Code of Discipline.



The Origin of Vipassana

Watch introduction videos on the 10 days of silence retreat.

 

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Risky Behaviour in Punjabi

Risky Behaviour in Punjabi

Risky Behaviour in Punjabi

By Baldev Mutta
of Punjabi Community Health Services PCHS

Website: http://www.pchs4u.com/

Risky Behaviour in Punjabi Part#1


Risky Behaviour in Punjabi Part#2

Risky Behaviour in Punjabi Part#3

Risky Behaviour in Punjabi Part#4

Risky Behaviour in Punjabi Part#5

Risky Behaviour in Punjabi Part#6

Punjabi Community Health Services http://www.pchs4u.com/

For more information to get services in Brampton and Malton.

PCHS Head Office
11730 Airport Rd. Brampton,  ON
L6R 0C7
Phone: 905-790-0808

Malton Office
2829 Derry Road East
Mississauga, ON, L4T 1A5
Phone: 905-677-0889

Thank you Mr. Baldev Mutta and his team to make these videos available to our community. Please keep up the great work, it is needed by our families.

Other Video Series in the following topics in Punjabi language

  1. What Is Addiction In Punjabi
  2. Understanding And Having A Better Marriage
  3. Family Matters
  4. Risky Behaviour
  5. What Is Frustration
  6. Underlying Causes Of Behaviour
  7. Changing Behaviour
  8. Mental Health
  9. Forgiveness
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How to deal with negative people in your life

How to deal with negative people in your life

How to deal with negative people in your life?

Let go and look inward.  You are just another living thing in the universe.  You are not attached to anything or anyone.  Let go.  You answer to your heart’s desires.  No matter how much or little you think you have, in the end it doesn’t matter.  What matters is that you loved with your heart.  You must love yourself first.  See yourself as a ball of white energy that needs to grow by attracting positive energy.  You do this by listening to your heart and bringing joy to all that you connect with.  Through your gestures, smile and positive energy, you make connections in life.  You grow stronger.  Your heart grows happier.  You thrive.

None of this requires material gain or power over others.  You see there are just two choices.  You can choose to be positive or negative in any given moment.  Right now, you can decide to feel positive with the very next breath you take.  Feel the air slowly travelling through you and filling your lungs.  Feel the effortless transfer of air to energy within you.  Feel it sustaining you and keeping you alive.  Now realize that you don’t exist without that breath.  It is your primary source of life.

The next time you walk gaze at the sky for a moment and feel its positive energy.  Notice the fresh new leaves that have transformed our cities.  Each leaf lives, breathes and soaks up the sun’s energy.  As you walk along quietly think something positive about the next passerby.  As you replace positive thinking in your mind you displace anything negative.  This practice alone has powerful and remarkable results.  You create instant happiness, more importantly you build up positive energy that will get you through the next crisis.

Grappling with negative energy takes practice.  There are miserable people that thrive on dumping their negative energy on you.  I don’t understand them but I accept that they exist.  They need you to listen to their misery.  They need you to identify them as victims.  They need you to justify their state of negativity.  They need you to suffer with them.  They are everywhere and you need to know who they are in your life.  That’s the first step.  The second step requires you to make changes in your life to ultimately eliminate them.  You need positive energy to remove negative energy in order to grow stronger.

Find a way to rid yourself of an abusive spouse.  Find a way to distance yourself from a manipulative parent.  Find a way to limit yourself from a gossiping sibling.  Find a way to leave an unfair boss.  By storing positive energy you will build up the strength to find these ways.  You will need strength.  Start building it in your daily routines.  By simply noticing your breath or meditating for a few minutes you can begin storing positive energy.  Gradually, as you move away from sources of negativity, you will replace it with sources of positivity.

There are countless possibilities and opportunities.  The potential to grow is limitless.  Take a breath and start making a change in your life now.

Thank you to Sehota Magic for “How to deal with negative people in your life.”

Fire the toxic people from you life. They are blood sucking vampires who are robbing you of your vitality, energy and happiness. If you cannot avoid the exposure to such people, reduce your interaction as much as possible.

Good luck. This is an open dialogue, please feel free to contribute.

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How to Practice detachment

How to Practice detachment

This poem below has been very useful in How to Practice detachment:

I have no parents:
I make the heaven and earth my parents.

I have no home:
I make awareness my home.

I have no life and death:
I make the tides of breathing my life and death.

I have no divine powers:
I make honesty my divine power.

I have no means:
I make understanding my means.

I have no secrets:
I make character my secret.

I have no body:
I make endurance my body.

I have no eyes:
I make the flash of lightening my eyes.

I have no ears:
I make sensibility my ears.

I have no limbs:
I make promptness my limbs.

I have no strategy:
I make “unshadowed by thought” my strategy.

I have no design:
I make “seizing opportunity by the forelock” my design.

I have no miracles:
I make right action my miracle.

I have no principles:
I make adaptability to all circumstances my principle.

I have no tactics:
I make emptiness and fullness my tactics.

I have no talent:
I make ready wit my talent.

I have no friends:
I make my mind my friend.

I have no enemy:
I make carelessness my enemy.

I have no armor:
I make benevolence and righteousness my armor.

I have no castle:
I make immovable mind my castle.

I have no sword:
I make absence of self my sword.

 

a warrior’s creed – anonymous samurai song – 14th century

 

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How to stop seeing yourself as a victim

 

How to stop seeing yourself as a victim

You can learn to stop seeing yourself as a victim and take control of your life.

How to stop seeing yourself as a victim, read this article

Read this excellent article about how to stop seeing yourself as a victim

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Help with stress management is here for South Asian women

Help with Stress management is here for South Asian women

Help with stress management for South Asian women is here:

BBC: How To Sleep Better

Study: Indian Women Are the Most Stressed on Earth

Read More: “87% of Indian Women Claimed to be Stressed”Times

A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 8 ounces to 20 ounces.

The lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you’ll have to call an ambulance.

“In each case, it’s the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” He continued, “And that’s the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won’t be able to carry on.

“As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we’re refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.

“So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don’t carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burdens you’re carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can.

“Relax; pick them up later after you’ve rested. Life is short. Enjoy it!”

-Source Unknown

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Do you take time for yourself?

To relax, rejuvenate & recharge
To grow, learn and build yourself

You love your family and give of yourself. Sacrifice, give and give.

Do you give to yourself?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer
Socialize
Spend time in nature in solitude

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meditate
Exercise, Yoga & Stretching
Deep relaxing sleep
Proper nutrition

It’s easy to choose foods wisely when you follow Canada’s Food Guide. Find out more about:

  • How much food you need from each food group;
  • What foods can be found in each food group;
  • Choosing oils and fat;
  • Beverages; and
  • Tips for choosing and preparing foods.

Vegetables and Fruit

Grain Products  Milk and Alternatives  Meat and Alternatives  Oils and Fats  Beverages  Advice for different ages and stages Find specific advice for children, women of childbearing age and men and women over 50.

 Health Canada – Compare the Nutrition Facts table on labels to make wise choices.

Recommended: http://www.kathyfreston.com/

Life Nerve Stretch

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Kundalini Yoga: Health Body Fearless Spirit

www.spiritvoyager.com

Watch more videos here

Read many wonderful blogs about Stress Management here:

http://blog.iqmatrix.com/mind-map/effective-stress-management-mind-map

Coming soon:
Aromatherapy
Home Spa
Reading for pleasure
Taking warm bubble baths

Anxiety attacks fact sheets

Eating disorder fact sheets

We are accepting, compiling and creating programming for all categories.

Most common health Issues amongst South Asian people are:

Depression

Over weight

Heart attacks & Cholesterol-Too much cooking oil in food and lack of Cardiovascular exercise

Diabetes-Too many sweets (Get pre diabetes tested now)

Arthritis-Lack of Calcium intake

Blood pressure – Eating too many spices and salt

CANADIAN HEART & STROKE FOUNDATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coping with Stress

Stress is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. About a quarter of Canadians report a high degree of life stress. People with excessive stress may have high-blood pressure and elevated levels of blood cholesterol and be overweight. The Heart and Stroke Foundation has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association to bring you this brochure to help you cope with stress more successfully.

Inside the brochure there is a Stress Index Test that will help you identify your stressors and some suggestions on how to manage them in a healthier way.

Click here to download the brochure (PDF, 4.5 MB)

 Library resources for Stress Management

Stress Management (keyword search)

 

Health solutions. Stress relief

Landon, Ted.

Call number: 613.7 HEA

Element. Yoga for stress relief & flexibility

Turner, Ashley

Call number: 613.7046 ELE

Summary: These two rejuvenating yoga programs, filmed in a tranquil garden overlooking the Pacific Ocean, can help undo the physical and mental effects of tension. The stress relief sequence uses the breath, longer holds, and forward bends to encourage the body’s relaxation response. The flexibility sequence uses simple but effective flowing vinyasas to enhance agility, alleviate pain, cultivate a greater free range of movement, and reduce risk of future injury.

 

Yoga for stress relief

Deason, Suzanne.

Call number: 613.7046 YOG

Summary: Features a series of poses designed to help the viewer regulate breathing and soothe frayed nerves.

Qigong for stress relief

Landon, Ted.

613.714 QIG

 

Relaxation workout

Stott-Merrithew, Moira

Call number: 613.792 REL

Summary: Stott pilates developer Moira Merrithew guides you through 21 exercises. Includes breathing and stretching exercises.

 

The stress management guide: ideal techniques for perfect relaxation

Roberson, Michaela.

Call number: 613.792 STR

Summary: Michaela Roberson combines elements of Qi-Gong, Thai-Chi and Yoga with active breathing and stretching exercises which are easy to follow.

 

Ayurveda for stress relief

Douillard, John.

Call number: 615.538 AYU

Basics of ayurveda — Ayurveda for stress relief — Action plan.

 

Stress and your body

Sapolsky, Robert M.

Call number: 616.98 STR DISC 1-4 (@DM)

Summary: In twenty-four lectures explains how stress causes or intensifies physical and mental problems.

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