Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Healing Powers of Sacred Oriental Music

Many great philosophers, throughout history, have written lamentations on how Oriental music is of vital importance to the human spirit. Studies have shown how Chinese culture, has used music as a force for healing. The studies revealed that they have an incredibly rich history of music-making.

Scientific Studies suggest that "Oriental music gave expression to those thoughts and emotions too expansive and too deeply felt for our rudimentary languages". Indeed, one could argue that music still provides this function today. Although our languages have evolved, we still feel the desire to express the ineffable through music.

In addition, there is a vast wealth of scientific research which has revealed the benefits of Oriental music in healing patients, studies showed how music built up an environment of love, acceptance and trust for a patient attempting to recover from an illness. In addition, studies found that Oriental music connects individuals with their emotions and self-awareness, creating a healing environment. Oriental music therapy transformed their patients' lives.

It empowered them, gave them a renewed sense of self, a means of expression and a sense of purpose which transformed the illness experience. This is but a tip of the iceberg into thousands of years of philosophical thought and scientific research which has arrived at the same conclusion: Oriental music can have a profound effect on the mind, body and soul. Furthermore, Oriental music can be used as a spiritual tool for personal development and healing.


Enjoy this video to experience the healing powers of Oriental music.



Ways That Inspirational Quotes Can Change Your Life

Inspirational quotes have been one of the main reasons for the success of many people. Reading motivational and inspiring quotes on a daily basis has been reported time and again to boost a person's motivation, and help them to take action towards what they want.

Overall, reading inspirational quotes on a regular basis can help a person become more successful, and lead a happier, more fulfilling life. There are literally thousands of great quotes to choose from, providing people with a never-ending supply of free motivation.

Four Ways That Reading Inspiring Quotes Can Improve Your Life

Read ahead to learn the four main ways that reading inspirational quoteson a daily basis can help to improve your life, and bring you more success. Read them all, there are some great points here!

1) A quick boost of motivation:
Reading inspirational quotes can help to improve your life by giving you a great pick-me-up immediately after reading them. You will instantly feel happier, more motivated, and inspired after reading the right quote. This, in turn, will help give you the energy that you need to get going and work towards your goals.

2) Quotes help pick you up from a depression:
If you are feeling down or depressed, almost nothing will cure it better than reading an inspirational quote or two. Reading lots of inspiring quotes on a daily basis is almost certain to help you feel better and help you kick the blues away. Also, quotes are free! Reading motivational quotes is the easiest and quickest way to cure depression, and it's cheaper than a psychologist!

3) Quotes help cure procrastination:
Procrastination is one of the toughest things that most people deal with. It is very difficult to beat procrastination, but reading a few inspiring quotes when you are having trouble getting motivated is the quickest and best way to beat procrastination instantly. Almost nothing works better for curing a bad case of procrastination than reading inspirational quotes!

4) There are an almost unlimited number of quotes!
There are hundreds of thousands of quotes out there, with new ones being created each day. The best part is that they are free! This means that you can never run out of original, inspiring quotes that will help give you the great feelings and inspiration to improve your life.
In short, reading daily inspirational quotes and motivaional quotes is one of the easiest, cheapest, fastest, and best ways to create a better life for yourself. They will motivate you, help you beat procrastination, and provide lots of other benefits as well. They are even good for a laugh! Reading inspirational quotes can change your life.

Courtesy of: SelfGrowth.com

The Most Inspirational Quotes Of All Time

Inspirational quotes and motivational quotes have the power to get us through the most testing times of our life.

Discover the timeless advice that the world's great thinkers and philosophers applied to their lives and shared with world by watching this video.

Monday, September 26, 2016

How Oriental Music Enhances your Meditation & Yoga Experience

Oriental Music is the universal language of the soul. It has the ability to dig into the deepest corners of our minds and take us to another time and place. In many different cultures around the world, oriental music is regarded as divine.

Oriental Music is considered as parts of alternative medicine, possessing extraordinary healing powers. Combining Oriental music with meditation or yoga, can create limitless possibilities of healing, transformation and peace.

Enjoy this video where the combination of the soothing sound of Oriental music and the relaxing visual of falling Maple leaves during autumn in Kyoto, Japan, will fill your soul with peace and illuminate your whole being.

Have a Blessed day
Tobias


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Falling Maple Leaves in Kyoto combined with 3 hours of Oriental music for Meditation and Deep Sleep

Enjoy the beauty of falling maple leaves at Daigo-Ji Temple in Kyoto, Japan 
while listening to 3 hours of relaxation music with an oriental flavor. 
Play on low volume in the background while meditating, doing yoga, chilling out, sleeping, studying or doing any other activities for a blissful ambiance and zen like experience.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Traditional Chinese Meditation Music with Bamboo Pipes

Dear Friends,
Feel free to use this video to practice your meditation or yoga or any other spiritual exercise.
The soothing sound of the Chinese Bamboo Pipes combined with the peaceful visual of grntle breaking waves on the beach and glorious sunset, will fill your soul and spirit with peace and illuminate your whole being.
The audio and visuals are copyright free, so you can use it for public events, courses or retreats.

Thank you for watching and sharing this video and please go in peace.

Have a Blessed day

Tobie

Friday, September 16, 2016

Amazing Benefits of Loving Kindness Meditation (Metta)

Metta or loving-kindness meditation is the simple practice of directing well-wishes towards other people. Here are the 4 main benefits:

1. Increases Positive Emotions
If you’re looking to boost your happiness and well-being, loving kindness meditation could be just the practice for you. One study showed that practicing seven weeks of Loving Kindness Meditation increased multiple positive emotions including love, joy, contentment, gratitude, pride, hope, interest, amusement, and awe.

2. Quiets Your Inner Critic
We all have an internal dialogue and near constant chatter that goes on inside our minds. For many of us, this voice inside our heads can be downright nasty. Research shows this critical voice can be tamed through practicing Loving Kindness

3. Strengthens your Capacity for Empathy
Because of recent advances in the field of neuroplasticity, we know that what we think, do, and pay attention to changes the structure and function of our brains. And guess what? Regularly practicing Loving Kindness Meditation has been shown to activate and strengthen areas of the brain responsible for empathy. One of the most important benefits of empathy is that it improves relationships.

4. Increases Compassion
According to the Dalai Lama, love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. The good news is: Loving Kindness Meditation may be one of the most effective practices for increasing compassion. Being more compassionate has a host of benefits, including improved health, well-being, and relationships.



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

AUM, the sound of universal perfection.

Healing, has been defined as a spiritual awakening with profound impact on the physical body. This transformation of consciousness is at the core of yoga or meditation and is also the foundational principal of the Himalayan Singing Bowls (also known as Tibetan bowls.)  Tuned to the vibrational frequency of AUM, the sound of universal perfection, the inner music of the soul that reawakens in us our connection to the universe, theories singing bowls can be used as a yoga tool as their frequencies gently penetrate and calm the body/mind to promoting a deeper understanding of the asanas.

Because the bowls work through brainwave entrainment, and our brainwaves synchronize to the frequency of the bowls (AUM) their sound facilitates harmonious breath and movement flow, helping to avoid strain and stress while holding asanas. The sound vibrations balance the hemispheres of the brain, initiate the relaxation response and increase the practitioners ability to move through resistances such as weakness, fatigue, pain, stiffness, and emotional tension.  The Tibetan bowls carry the energy of the Tibetan Buddhist principal of Voidness which teaches the interrelationship of all things, so as the brain entrains with their sound the practitioner may experience both a sense of surrender to and complete connection with the universe. 


Monday, September 12, 2016

Tibetan Singing Bowls: The Power of Sound Healing

Tibetan Singing Bowls: The Power of Sound Healing
For centuries, the Tibetan people have practiced sound healing and consciousness transformation with a musical instrument known as a “singing bowl.” Modern science now reveals the healing secrets of these mystical metal bowls.

The resonance produced by these hand-crafted bowls can measurably improve human immune function, lower heart rate and blood pressure, soothe pain in cancer patients, and drastically reduce stress levels. Indeed, the bowls dissipate stress to such a tremendous degree that the body becomes a perfect receptacle of deep healing.
Sound Healing: Profound Effects for Stress, Pain, Immunity, and Cancer Recovery

Science stands behind the effects of therapeutic sound. Dr. David Simon, medical director of the Deepak Chopra center in California, found that sound vibrations from Tibetan bowls and chanting are chemically metabolized into “endogenous opiates.” These substances act on the body as internal painkillers and healing opiates.

Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, director of medical oncology and integrative medicine at the Strang-Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York, was introduced to singing bowls by a Tibetan monk patient.

Dr. Gaynor soon began using the bowls and other sound therapies to help his cancer patients — whether to relieve the stress and shock of diagnosis or to soothe the pain associated with chemotherapy and other treatments.

Dr. Gaynor has also conducted extensive research on how singing bowls can stimulate healing. Evidence suggests that the tones of the bowls stimulate physiological immunity.

“Sound can actually change our immune system,” explains Dr. Gaynor. “Our Interluken-1 level, which is an index of our immune system, goes up between 12 ½ and 15% after Gregorian chanting or listening to certain forms of music. And after listening to this music for 20 minutes, our immunoglobin levels in our blood are significantly increased.”

According to Dr. Gaynor, therapeutic sound affects our bodies on a cellular and sub-cellular level. “There is not an organ system in our body that is not affected by sound, music, and vibration,” he says. “Sound can help people who are sick, especially cancer patients.”

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Why Meditation makes you so Happy

Meditation allows you to increase your happiness by detaching from your emotions, instead of becoming consumed by them. For example, if you recently broke up with a long term partner after years of an intimate relationship, and you find your mind is constantly ‘going’ with negative chatter – blame, guilt, anger, frustration and the ‘he said, she said’ that often arises from a good relationship gone bad, meditation strengthens your mindfulness, which enhances your ability to detach and have a clear, fresh perspective on the past.

Studies have shown that when you meditate, you tune into a consciousness that isn’t always possible when you’re living in a mindless state. For example, if a co-worker or spouse is yelling at you, what’s a natural first reaction? To yell back, become silent, or at the very least, be defensive. After all, what’s their problem? It’s easy to blame instead of stepping back and taking responsibility for your part in the argument when someone else is yelling and acting as if we are the only one to blame.

But, when you meditate, as clinical studies from UCLA have shown, you have the ability to think more rationally, logically and from several perspectives. (In other words, you’re able to detach with heightened reasoning skills and awareness.)

Lastly, meditation can allow you to develop a serene calmness, which can help you to cool down and communicate more effectively in your relationships. And as everyone knows, the quality of your relationships offers a direct correlation to the happiness in your life. Better communication equals better quality of life. So breath deep, meditate and enjoy the benefits it brings!

Feel free to use this video for your meditation practice. The soothing sounds of the Tibetan flute and singing bowl will fill your mind and soul with calmness and peace. Please share this video and article with your friends and help me to spread the message of Love, Peace and Happiness.

Thank you and have a blessed day.
Tobie