Meditation works magic
Alpha Mind Power uses techniques of meditation to help individuals cope with emotional problems
FOR 15 years she quaked with a nameless fear. Even the ring of the telephone unsettled her. Finally, her husband took her to a meditation class in Bangalore. At the end of the programme, she snatched the microphone from the trainer and said, "I could not speak a word till now. But now, I stand before you with courage and confidence."
Vijayalakshmi Panthaiyan cites this as as an example of how meditation can be used to come to terms with one's emotions. "When one's thoughts are negative, every action becomes negative. This results in anger and frustration, which leads to failure," says Vijayalakshmi, who has trained 4,500 persons in 11 cities through her company, Alpha Mind Power.
"Alpha meditation is scientific and provides a solution to all problems. It triggers the dormant power of our sub-conscious mind," she told a packed hall during an introductory talk recently. "Alpha combines modern psychology and meditation techniques like Reiki, Pranic Healing, Vipassana and Siddha to help people feel better about themselves," she added.
The brain produces different types of waves and one of them, alpha, produces a sense of relaxation in the individual. 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.
Vijayalakshmi narrated several instances of success at the end of her daylong Rs. 1,500 workshop. A fascinated participant walked up to her at the end of the session and said, "It sounds like magic." Vijayalakshmi replied, "It's not magic, but what happens is beyond logic." While the left hemisphere deals predominantly with logic, calculation and analysis, the right focusses on language, poetry, art and creativity, she said.
Vijayalakshmi quit her job with a bank eight years ago to study mind power and eventually founded Alpha Mind Power. Observing women coming to the fitness centre, which was their family business, she found that shedding weight had a lot to do with the mind, than just exercising and dieting. "There is so much energy around you. When you get in tune with that energy, you can take up a problem and using the positive energy generated, visualise the solution," she said. "If you tell the sub-conscious what you want, it will take you to the goal."
(website: alphamindpower.net, phone: 2376 0283/2376 1880.)
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