Rohan Singal is a life coach and a mentor at Rejoiss Learning LLP.
This blog contains inspiring stories and video links. It also has articles and some practical tips on how to be a powerhouse in life, how to maintain your shine and glow, how to treasure your uniqueness.
Our mind runs a multiplex. There are
multiple screens and thoughts running different shows at the same moment. We
run this multiplex for 16-18 hours non-stop.
My wellness guides at THAC, shared that this non-stop
activity consumes energy, generates heat, releases many chemicals in the body
and leaves residue. Our body is left with limited space and time to do its core
functions of cleaning, absorption, repair and regeneration.
Here are three ways I found useful to pause
this multiplex in our minds:
Every 2 hours, close your eyes for 2 minutes.
Breathe deeply. You can also put your head down, stretch or slowly massage your
scalp and face. I found that the key here is closing the eyes. This needs no
props and thus can be done anywhere.
of Day: Watching candle flame (this activity is
called Tratak in Sanskrit language). A taper candle works best. For few
minutes look at the flame of a candle. Keep blinking every 5-6 seconds. This
activity suspends internal dialogue as you are focusing on the flame. I find it
more practical to do at home at the end of the day.
of Day: Yog-Nidra:
This is a 30 minute guided practice by Bihar School of Yoga. It’s a kind of guided
meditation done lying down on a comfortable mat. Simply listen to the audio and
follow the instructions. The intent is not to go to sleep, but to relax the
mind. I am able to do it regularly, early morning even on a workshop day. It
does calm down the buzz in my mind.
The beauty of this practice is that you can
get anyone to experiment with it. This includes elderly parents, even a
bedridden person. Once they see the result, they will start practicing by their
own choice. This recording is available in English as well as Hindi from their