What if I told you that your thinking is influenced?

exhausted-man

A person came to me yesterday for a consultation. He said he had a few issues and every doctor he visited put him through investigations but all reports came to be normal.

I performed his Nadi Pariksha and told him what his problems were. As he listened, he was convinced that the diagnosis was accurate. But, that was not what I wanted to communicate to you today.

I observed my diagnosis of his mind, it was something I had seen before, but it was not very common and that was the core of all his physical problems. He had this personality of doubting everything and finding the missing piece in every thing he saw. To say without jargon, he was a a doubter and a fault finder. That was his job too. But, that had become his personality.

As I probed deeper, I found that one of his parents’ had this personality and that was the genesis of my client’s behaviour.

All his physical symptoms of stiffness in his low back, stiffness in his neck and shoulders, disturbed sleep, improper digestion, slow bowel pressure, abdominal pains, pain in his hips and low Vitamin D3 levels emanated from here. He came to know how every problem had its reason to have manifested in his body.

His treatment is due to begin and I am sure he will bring himself out of his problems.

Diagnosing how emotional and psychological behaviour manifests as physical symptoms and how to diagnose them is what I help Ayurvedic Doctors learn. You too can learn Nadi Pariksha – The Sacred Science of Pulse Diagnosis.

Diagnostic evaluation is one of the most interesting subjects to study and practice. Most people working with people do not probe deep enough into evaluation because it consumes time. They instead just take an aerial view of the symptom and are quick to fix it. Read this research paper which says medical evaluation has taken a back seat since the year 2000 when modern medical diagnostic machines are perceived to replace doctors’ evaluation. Its such a mislead.

I have been teaching doctors to practice diagnosis and evaluation through Nadi Pariksha. My book – Nadi Pariksha-The Sacred Science of Pulse Diagnosis will help every Ayurvedic doctor must learn Nadi Pariksha.

And now, we plan to teach a basic version of Nadi Pariksha to every householder so that they can effectively diagnose aches and pains in the body and avoid running to a local drug store to medicate themselves, instead learn to cure their symptoms with Marma Chikitsa.

Did you know that I have a pre-launch offer for you where I am giving away my book at 40% off the listed price and its available until the 25th May. Get your copy today.

With this simple remedy you can cure your neck pain

Pain in the nape of the neck and shoulder is one of the most common problems people encounter. And there is no age to the occurrence of this pain. I remember having these pains in my pre-teens. And the remedy ranged from putting a beladona plaster to lying on a hard round utensil all night which put pressure on the pain.

Recently we concluded the Basic Marma Chikitsa Coaching Programme in Bangalore. I had a participant who had pain in the nape of the neck and shoulders. He mentioned that his pain was a everyday occurrence and he found it difficult to manage it. He was actually putting up with his pain. He had his wife with him.

I did a 30 second Marma Chikitsa procedure and his pain reduced considerably. I repeated the procedure and this time the pain vanished.

Then, I wanted him to let us know the reason for his pain.

This man was a team lead in a software company. He has his deadlines to adhere to. Its a high pressure job responsibility he is managing. Now, that is not the cause of his pain.

His pain begins whenever he has to listen to his team mates complain with reasons about why something can’t be done. When the reasons are frivolous and annoying, and when he continues to listen, the combination of what he is listening to and his internal reaction creates his pain.

Removing such pain is easy. Here is the way to remove such pain.

Here is the procedure if you are doing it to someone else:

1. Make the person sit straight and facing you
2. Reach out to the bulb like protrusion behind the person’s ears
3. Now rotate outward 3 times and just move your hands down the person’s neck and on the shoulders
4. That’s it. You probably would want to repeat this another time.

Here’s a short video in which I demonstrate the process.

Simple ways to a healthy body

Yoga Chikitsa

This planet is bustling with humans. The next largest thing visible in this planet is probably hospitals. There are too many of them. Yet, healthcare is still a challenge.

If everything we did was right, why would we have so many hospitals? What is it we have not understood about ourselves?

There is a fundamental flaw in understanding our role and likewise there is a fundamental flaw in what a doctor is groomed to become.

I’ve lived in this body for 47 years and likewise everyone has been living in their bodies from the time their bodies were born.

Now, we need a dose of common sense, if you please!

I’m turning to the Vedas for this! According to the Vedas, I’m not the body, I’m not the mind, I’m not the senses, I’m not the thoughts, I’m not the thinker, neither I’m the one who eats, nor am I the one who digests. I’m none of these, yet I’m in all of them, alive and present.

If I’m none of these and still I’m alive and present in all of them, then, I must understand how these systems called body, mind, senses work, right? Because, if I don’t get it, I’m not sure if I’m doing it properly.

For example; if I’m not the thinker, how does thinking happen and how do thoughts get produced? Who is responsible for these thoughts then?

And where do the cravings come from? What must I eat, what I must avoid and why? When do I sleep and when do I wake up?

The sages and ancient scientists put in certain simple guidelines they called healthy living.

So, there are classifications of living such as, healthy living, evaluative living, prescriptive living, healing, surgery, recuperative healing etc.,

Healthy living comprises of daily living where a person has to perform certain physical, mental, psychological and spiritual activities to keep the body, mind and thoughts, emotions and feelings healthy. This, they called Dinacharya.

Evaluative living happens when seasonal changes occur and you have to address the changes by evaluating the changes happening in the body. For example; in summer, the body needs more fluids than solids. This is a season when thirst is felt more than hunger. You’ll have to evaluate what the body needs and provide that to the body rather than following a habit. They called this Rutucharya.

Prescriptive living is when a Vaidya steps into your life. The word Vaidya means the one who possesses the wisdom of healthy living. A Vaidya is good at suggesting you prescriptive living, with or without medication, healing, etc,.

The first step is yours, in taking good care of your body.

To be continued…

His life was straight out of a movie

The other day, a principal of a reputed school called me seeking help for one of her students, a boy of 13 years. She said the boy’s parents were crying for help and that they were sitting in front of her. So, I slotted an appointment for them to come and see me the same afternoon.

The family came in. As usual the boy’s parents began complaining how their son was absenting himself from school.

I spoke to the boy in front of them. His answers were in whispers which at times I could barely hear. After about 15 minutes, I asked his parents to sit outside and had a one-to-one conversation with the boy. At first, he was hesitant. When I assured him that I don’t judge people, he began interacting.

From the hour long interaction I had with him, I realised that the boy feels unloved by his parents. He feels his parents didn’t want him. He also shared with me that he was in a hostel for two years. His story made me feel that his life was straight out of the Tare Zameen Par movie.

My interaction with the boy was almost over. I asked him to sit outside and asked for his parents to come in. When I asked his parents what they thought about their son, the father said, he wanted his son to become a doctor.

The principal had mentioned that the boy was an intelligent child and scored very well. So, I didn’t know where the problem was. And I asked the boy’s parents to continue telling me about their son. When the husband and wife started sharing information sometimes individually and sometimes together, I pieced the information together. That’s when I realised what was happening with the boy.

To make their son more studious, the parents consciously neglected him. They shared with him pictures of them with their relatives children only to get their son to be even more studious. What his parents did frustrated the boy and his mind became restless. He didn’t know where to turn to for help. He began locking himself up in his room and slept all day.

He created his comfort space. He realised he needn’t get out of his room and face the world. So, he slept all day. At night, he’d stay awake watching movies.

His parents simply didn’t get it. The father pursued his desire to make his son a doctor and put him in boarding. The first year went by. At the end of the second year, the boy refused to go back to boarding. So, they put him into this school.

I asked the boy’s mother what she felt about putting the boy into boarding and she said, she wasn’t even asked. Decision was taken by her husband.

Now that he wasn’t attending school, the father was contemplating on putting him back in boarding.

I spoke to the boy’s parents and asked them whether they were ready to lose their son! Further, I asked them what difference does it make to them with what he grew up to become! Their son was studious and responsible. I helped them see a different perspective, a different way to address the situation on hand. They saw a new possibility.

As a matter of chance I asked them, how many times have you taken your child on a holiday! They said… never.

To me, this boy was on the brink of depression. The principal had saved him in the nick of time by getting help to him.

I suggested that they first restore their love for their son and then take their son out on a picnic.

In the evening the family came and this time their daughter was also present. The father came to show himself. I performed his Nadi Pariksha. After the diagnosis, I asked him, how important is others opinion of you to you? In different words he said that was all that mattered. We had nailed the root cause of the boy’s condition.

My work with the boy’s father took more time that what I took with the boy. My work with the boy was accomplished and work with his father has just begun.

Two days later I called the principal to give an update. She answered my phone call and said I’ve done a miracle. I asked her to clarify her statement. She said, the boy has resumed school. She also mentioned that the way he wishes her a good morning reassured her that the boy was okay.

Many a time, we as parents assume that we know it all and take action which at times backfires on our children. How much do we really know? I’d like to answer this question for you… actually we know nothing. Give your children a chance. Listen to your children patiently. If you can’t do that, find someone who can help you listen to your children and also get your children back on track.

You are the best example your children can find in this world. So, be the best parent they can ever find.

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Embrace happiness before you lose it to illness

Embrace your happiness before you lose it to an illness

I see people everyday. Many of the people who come to consult with me are facing high fasting blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, body pains, lack of sound sleep and several other symptoms that seem to have erupted out of thin air. They have a good job that pays them handsomely, their families are happy and yet, they suffer.

He one thing thats common amongst all these people is that they are in the wanting to do what they love doing. They look so tired from doing their mundane jobs that only finance their lifestyle but doesn’t fire their passion that they fail to understand what’s wrong and where. And how can they come out of this suffering.

One such person came to me for a consultation. He looked okay but he wasn’t cheerful. So, I performed his Nadi Pariksha (Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis that can also reveal redundant habits, mental patterns, attitudes and your dysfunctional parts of your personality). The diagnosis revealed that he was agitated, frustrated and he was losing sleep. He also had stiffness in his neck, increasing fasting blood sugar levels and high blood pressure.

When I discussed my diagnosis with him, he wasn’t surprised. He knew why his body was throwing out these symptoms, but he wasn’t prepared to do what he so much wanted to.

He loved teaching but, he knew it would pay him only a fraction of what his current job was paying. So, he very meticulous planned for years so that he could get to living his passion. He had achieved financial independence so that his lifestyle will not fluctuate even if he failed in his assignment. Yet, his thoughts were messing up his mornings and he would sometimes be awake in the night thinking “how am I going to do this?”

Look at yourself. Have you also been hanging in such a situation and for long?

I was recently watching a video my friend made. She made a profound statement.. The how about everything is a trap. It just keeps you hanging in that space.

It’s so true. We just keep thinking how we are going to do without actually getting up and doing what we need to. The how, is such a waste of time.

Isn’t it your fear about how your future will turn out to be that stops you from doing and keeps you in the how? It’s such a powerful habit that stops you from being you.

We are all so outcome focussed because that’s what we are taught in elementary school, in business school, literally everywhere.

Instead of focusing on life by way of measuring outcomes, if you can re-orient your approach towards life to become action centric, then the results will just turn out to be not just fine but, you’ll actually begin enjoying life.

When I assist people to take that most important step, they feel it’s a free fall. They fear. They so much want to hold onto their old habits that kept them stuck. And, when they have no choice but to face their new challenges, an inner strength comes forth which takes over their pessimism and fuels their present with a new energy. They feel liberated from their shackles of unnecessary thinking. They begin to act spontaneously. In their spontaneity, healing happens.

When life happens, the body heals and supports your every step.

It’s such a wonderful feeling. Life is never for-giving. Life is for living.

Isn’t it time you took the next step?

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