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Institute of Integrative Chi Kung
Institute of Integrative Chi Kung

Integrating Health, Success and Wealth
for the 21st Century

Education of Vital Energy (Chi) Management for Beauty & Health
via Research and Practice Worldwide

Integrative Chi Kung (qigong), Kundalini Yoga, Meditation,
and Shen Kung to reduce stress and increase beauty and health.
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ADVANCED INTEGRATIVE MEDITATION

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   The Way of the ARHAT, how to meditate in one breath!

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Side effects may include lower levels of stress and anxiety, increased productivity, higher sex-drive, drastic increase in functional lifespan, better memory, and a more pleasant personality.
 

Advanced Integrative Meditation is a practical step by step technique that allows us to shorten meditation to one breath through the cultivation of structural alignment, mindful awareness and expanded consciousness. Using intention through the observer we unlock the latent-energy to create reality, arriving instantly at the point of creation. The latent energy in the vacuum which is not subject to time(memory) and space, in perfect harmony with absolute potentiality. A management tool for Kundalini energy conforming potential Life Force Quantum Vital-Energy in the human being.

How can we Meditate Everywhere, Anytime!

Meditation is a state of being fully conscious of ourselves and our alignment to the Earth and the Heavens; therefore, we can practice at all times. When our state of being is "one pointed mind, focused mind, standstill mind, and peaceful mind', we are in mindfulness or meditation. Bringing our mind to our consciousness at all time is meditation. It is not only when we have our eyes closed and sitting in cross-legged position, but it's about being mindful at all times.

Eastern medicine grew out of the empirical observation of nature, beginning at least 4,700 years ago. Asian philosophy, from the Vedas of India to the Yellow Emperor of China, views reality as an interdependent whole. This "pre-scientific" understanding parallels to the broader view of modern quantum physics and general system theory. Rather than limiting reality to that which is material, the Eastern philosophers recognized the interdependence of mind and body, the nonlinear nature of time(memory) and space, and the interweaving patterns of relationship between humanity and nature. Thus formulating a general system theory, in which the patterns of change that exist in nature are the same patterns that govern human biology, wherein function is viewed from a holographic perspective, and each part reflects the whole. For the whole to function harmoniously, every part must remain in balance.

Traditional Chinese Medicine relies on the proper gathering, refinement, and utilization of the body's Jing, Chi, Shen, which in turn allows the internal organs to function in natural harmony. Only through the understanding of the natural powers of the Havens (universe) and Earth (environment) can Man (humanity) exist in harmony. The body's alchemical process of internal energy transmutation can be cultivated through meditation.

Meditation is one of the proven alternative therapies. Meditation is a safe and simple way to balance the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. It is simple; but it has been of great  benefit to humanity.  But, to achieve "simplicity" takes determination, precision and practice.

Advanced Integrative Meditation Energy Alignment


It is not about spending time(memory) with "more and more" meditation, it is about developing a technique that brings us to the moment when the elements are lined up to enter into the "meditative state" instantly. This allows the use of meditation as another tool for daily life. No need to go to Tibet and meditate in a cave long years, or spend hours meditating.

More and more doctors are prescribing meditation as a way to lower blood pressure, improve exercise performance in people with angina, assist people with asthma breathe easier, relieve insomnia and generally relax the everyday stresses of life.

The use of Meditation for healing is not new
Meditative techniques are the product of diverse cultures and peoples around the world. It has been rooted in the traditions of the worlds ancient cultures. In fact, practically all cultures practice meditation or prayer in one form or another. The value of Meditation to alleviate suffering and promote healing has been known and practiced for thousands of years.

Coriolisis and Centrifugal effect on the surface of the Ergosphere
~Nassim Haramein

All these practices have one thing in common―"they all focus on quieting the busy mind." This does not mean to "empty your mind", or to "keep your mind blanked", or to "be in a state of thoughtlessness." This terms have been badly misunderstood. The intention is to remove mental stimulation allowing us to go within and arrive at our Heart Singularity, the moment of infinite potentiality and density, the center of our existence―the Vacuum with a density of  1093gm/cm3 (our point of origin)―and become a witness to whatever arises in the body, emotions, mind and spirit. At that point we are connected with the essence of all things, we are the linkage of all that unites creating a new reality.

Meditation can be broadly defined as "any activity that keeps the attention pleasantly anchored in the present moment within emptiness" (the Vacuum). Emptiness is understood as "Refinement of Emptiness into Dao", or "Breaking Attachment",  or the estate of consciousness of "Quantum Potential"—the presence of quantum structure in emergence, the instance before creation manifests. This state of infinite communication between Matter(0.00001%) and the Vacuum(99.99999%) at the speed of light.

From Patanjali Yoga Sutra
Many different types of meditations are there. In any one of these meditations, you can become one. There are many ways of meditation. Choose one—whichever suits you, whichever you like. All the ways are good, but take one way and go deep into it. Then you will be building up that one thing in you. Yathābhimata dhyānadhwā. There are various ways and different methods of meditation.What is the sign of progress in this?

He says: "Paramanuparamahattvantosya vashiakaraha"

    paramanu = the minutest atom; parama = the greatest; mahattvaha = infinity;
    antaha = end; asya = in the yogi; vashikaraha = purview.

    "Then the minutest atom, to the greatest and the infinite comes under your purview."

Then, the smaller than the smallest and bigger than the biggest comes within this purview of operation. Nature loves you and starts supporting you. From the atom, smaller than the smallest, to the bigger than the biggest, comes within the purview of your operation of life. [That is potentiality; the whole universe is in you and within your reach.]

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How Do You Stop the Mind's Chatter? (Video)

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The mind is calm and focused, it is neither reacting to memories from the past nor being preoccupied with plans for the future, two major sources of chronic stress known to impact health.

Synaptic Transmission

In this state of "original universal alignment", our body creates calcium ions (Ca2+) used as a cellular language path. The calcium ion is an intracellular messenger used by numerous hormones and neurotransmitters activate multiple cellular functions, from contraction to secretion or expression of genes. Our brain acts as a sophisticated telecommunications antenna, using oscillating signals that are a million times smaller than the membrane potential of cells. Neil Studies (2001), specifically details the level of electromagnetic negotiation altered cells, expanding the electromagnetic spectrum as if it were receiving signals.

Throughout a lifetime the heart beats up to three(3) billion times. Every contraction-relaxation cycle consumes 300mg of ATP. About 1/4 of the energy consumption is for calcium transport across the membranes. Thus, to support these processes, our heart's consumption may total 20 wagons fully loaded with ATP.

This astonishing information is commensurate with the role of calcium as the key factor in coupling cardiac excitation (depolarization) and contraction. The calcium ion is the activator of chemically bound energy to mechanical energy in all types of contractile structures, from microfilaments to striated muscles. It activates phosphorylation of protein kinases and thus affects a wide range of processes: metabolism, growth, development and even apoptosis (programmed cell death).

A meditative state also produces a remarkable reaction in the hormonal system. Instantly, the alkaline enzyme chyle is released throughout the body via the lymphatic system. Chyle alkalizes the body, strengthens every muscle, and organizes the thought processes. This will make you both relaxed and empowered.

Miguel Sarria

Maestro Miguel Sarria, teaching Advanced Integrated Meditation
Mukti Yoga, Santa Ana, Costa Rica

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PHYSIOLOGICAL CHANGES THAT OCCUR DURING  MEDITATION

In 1960, a study carried out by Benson and Wallace at Harvard Medical School, demonstrated detailed knowledge of a variety of physiological changes that occur during  Meditation:

  • All recorded changes associated with deep relaxation.
  • The fall in metabolic rate was the most striking discovery. This was indicated by a dramatic drop in oxygen consumption within a few minutes of starting meditation. Consumption fell by up to 20% below the normal level; below that experienced even in deep sleep. Meditators took on average two breaths less and 1 liter less air per minute. The meditators' heart rate was several beats less per minute.
  • During meditation, blood pressure stayed at low levels, but fell markedly in persons starting meditation with abnormally high levels.
  • The meditators' skin resistance to an electrical current was measured. A fall in skin resistance is characteristic of anxiety and tension states; a rise indicates increased muscle relaxation. The finding was that though meditation is primarily a mental technique, it soon brings significantly improved muscle relaxation.
  • Meditation practice promotes cortical plasticity in adults in areas important for cognitive and emotional processing and well-being.
  • Meditation reduces activity in the sympathetic branch of the involuntary nervous system. The parasympathetic branch of the involuntary nervous system predominates. This is the branch responsible for self-healing.
  • During anxiety and tension states there is a rise in the level of Lactate in the blood. Lactate is a substance produced by metabolism in the skeletal muscles. During meditation blood Lactate levels decreased at a rate four times faster than the rate of decrease in non-meditators resting lying on their backs or in the meditators themselves in pre-meditation resting.
  • The likely reason for the dramatic reduction in Lactic Acid production by meditators was indicated when further studies of meditators showed an increased blood flow. They found that there was a 22% increase in forearm blood flow. Lactic Acid production in the body is mainly in skeletal muscle tissue; during meditation the faster circulation brings a faster delivery of oxygen to the muscles and less Lactic Acid is produced.

The two investigators summed up the state produced by their meditating subjects as wakeful and hypometabolic. The physiological changes were different in many ways from those found in sleeping people or those in hypnotic trance states. Meditation, they said, produces a complex of responses that marks a highly relaxed state. Moreover, the pattern of changes they observed in meditators suggested an integrated response, mediated by the central nervous system.

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SOME BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

  • Younger biological age. On standard measures of aging, long-term meditation practitioners with more than 5 years experience measured 12 years younger than their chronological age. It was found that it decreases free radicals in the body, thus less oxidation, and thus less aging.
  • Higher levels of DHEA in the elderly. Lower levels of DHEA are associated with aging. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulphated form DHEA are the most abundant steroid products of the adrenal glands.
  • Increased brain wave coherence. Harmony of brain wave activity in different parts of the brain is associated with greater creativity, improved moral reasoning, and higher IQ.
  • Decreased anxiety, depression, irritability and moodiness.
  • Decreased Cardiac Irregularities
  • Increased emotional stability.
  • Increased joy.
  • Improved learning ability and memory.
  • Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.
  • Decreased high blood pressure.
  • Deep rest―as measured by decreased metabolic rate, lower heart rate, and reduced work load of the heart.
  • Lowered levels of Cortisol and Lactic Acid two chemicals associated with stress.
  • Reduction of free radicals―unstable oxygen molecules that can cause tissue damage. They are now thought to be a major factor in aging and in many diseases.
  • Drop in cholesterol levels. High cholesterol is associated with cardiovascular disease.
  • Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing. This has been very helpful to asthma patients.
  • During Meditation the brain waves tent to slow to Theta Waves in the 4–7 Hz range.
  • Evidence Builds That Meditation Strengthens the Brain   Science Daily–March 15, 2012
    Earlier evidence out of UCLA suggested that meditating for years thickens the brain (in a good way) and strengthens the connections between brain cells. Now a further report by UCLA researchers suggests yet another benefit. Long-term meditators have larger amounts of gyrification ("folding" of the cortex, which may allow the brain to process information faster) than people who do not meditate. A direct correlation was found between the amount of gyrification and the number of meditation years, possibly providing further proof of the brain's neuroplasticity, or ability to adapt to environmental changes.
  • Is meditation the push-up for the brain?   PhysOrg–July 14, 2011
    Two years ago, researchers at UCLA found that specific regions in the brains of long-term meditators were larger and had more gray matter than the brains of individuals in a control group. This suggested that meditation may indeed be good for all of us since, alas, our brains shrink naturally with age.
  • How Meditation May Change the Brain   New York Times–January 28, 2011
    The researchers report that those who meditated for about 30 minutes a day for eight weeks had measurable changes in gray-matter density in parts of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.
  • Brain Waves and Meditation   Science Daily–March 31, 2010
    Forget about crystals and candles, and about sitting and breathing in awkward ways. Meditation research explores how the brain works when we refrain from concentration, rumination and intentional thinking. Electrical brain waves suggest that mental activity during meditation is wakeful and relaxed.
  • Meditation increases brain gray matter    PhysOrg–May 13, 2009
    Push-ups, crunches, gyms, personal trainers―people have many strategies for building bigger muscles and stronger bones. But what can one do to build a bigger brain? Meditate.
  • Meditation found to increase brain size    PhysOrg–January 31, 2006
    People who meditate grow bigger brains than those who don't. Researchers at Harvard, Yale, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found the first evidence that meditation can alter the physical structure of our brains. Brain scans they conducted reveal that experienced meditators boasted increased thickness in parts of the brain that deal with attention and processing sensory input.
  • Meditation builds up the brain    New Scientist–November 15, 2005
    Meditating does more than just feel good and calm you down, it makes you perform better - and alters the structure of your brain, researchers have found. People who meditate say the practice restores their energy, and some claim they need less sleep as a result. Many studies have reported that the brain works

STEPS TO DEVELOP A DAILY MEDITATION PRACTICE FOR TRAUMA HEALING

  1. Give yourself permission to improve, understanding that meditation can
    provide healing and relief.
  2. Seek out a meditation teacher. Meditation is like walking in an unfamiliar
    forest. It is best to have a guide that will provide you with tools for your trip.
  3. Commit to regularity. Make your meditation shorter and shorter, you will
    arrive at a "One Breath Meditation."
  4. Create a space that is just for you to meditate each day.
  5. Have no expectation of specific results.
  6. Invest in the process that brings you back to a conscious consistency.
  7. Create an image pattern with a specific mental frequency
  8. Practice first, seven(7) days at the same time aware that "I am the observer
    and I am aware of being".
  9. Practice 21 days to generate a custom and 40 days to generate a habit
    in your subconscious.
  10. Get your meditation checked regularly by your teacher. This is very important.
  11. If you absolutely have to miss a session, do not be hard on yourself―it's OK
    to renegotiate with yourself, recommit and pick up where you left off.
  12. After a few months of practice, check-in on your memories of pain and trauma.
  13. Congratulate yourself for staying with it! You're on your way to true healing.

*Disclaimer: Please remember that meditation is not a substitute for professional care
or psychiatric help if that is what is needed.  Many physicians and psychologists
recommend meditation in conjunction with standard therapies.

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References
La clave está en el ion de calcio, Rafael Lopez Guerrero
Resonance Science Foundation. Nassim Haramein
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Who is God According to Yoga? ~ by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

What is the concept of God in yoga? What role does God play in human bondage and liberation?
Yoga is a practical philosophy. It teaches us to take responsibility for our actions and offers an entirely different understanding of God than do the religionists. Because the goal of yoga is to attain perfect freedom from the binding forces of our personalities as well as from the forces of nature, it places God in that realm of perfect consciousness which is not governed by anything other than itself. Yoga defines God as a special Purusha, a supreme soul, which was not, is not, and will never be affected by afflictions, vehicles of afflictions, karma, and the fruits of karma. All other souls at some time in the past, present, or future somehow fall under the sway of karma and the attendant afflictions of ignorance, egoism, attachment, aversion, and fear of death. According to yoga, this supreme soul is the only spiritual preceptor of all teachers who were ever born, for God is beyond origin and end. In addition to perfect freedom, unrestricted power of will, creativity, and eternity, in God also lies the "unsurpassed seed of omniscience."

    Yoga defines God as a special Purusha, a supreme soul, which was not, is not, and will never be affected by afflictions, vehicles of afflictions, karma, and the fruits of karma.

This particular notion of God, described in the Yoga Sutra, highlights three intrinsic characteristics:

  1. Perfect freedom from and transcendence of all karmas and afflictions;
  2. The role of primordial spiritual master, the eternal guide of all living beings; and
  3. Omniscience, perfect knowledge of everything.

These three characteristics clearly indicate where the interest of the yogis lies. Yogis strive to attain freedom from the bondage of karma and afflictions, such as ignorance, ego, attachment, and the host of miseries—anger, hatred, jealousy, greed, desire—that originate from these afflictions. The yogis realize that once we are caught in this apparently unending cycle of confusion, attachment, desire, and so on, our vision becomes clouded and it is hard to disentangle ourselves. Only one who was never entangled in the first place can help us free ourselves. Similarly, only one who is already free can help guide us in attaining freedom from the long chain of karma and the fruits of karma. According to yogis, the Supreme Purusha is very special; God is not bound like ordinary souls. Ordinary souls are those that experience a sense of incompleteness, lack of freedom, and lack of perfect knowledge, and thus have an inherent urge to be absorbed in God.

Then does yoga teach us to be totally dependent on God? If so, how can we be responsible for our actions?
Yoga does not teach us to lean on God or to use God as an escape. Rather, it teaches us to make the best use of all the resources we have received as a gift from above to unfold our human potential to its fullest. It diligently introduces the idea of the teacher within because, according to the yogis, God alone is the true primordial master. We cannot expect this primordial master within to take care of our mundane needs, but in the form of inner inspiration, inner guidance, motivation, enthusiasm, courage, and determination, God—the inner teacher—helps us think, speak, and act in a manner which enables us to attain freedom from our karmic bonds.

In no way does yoga make us dependent on God. On the contrary, a yogi would say that God helps us gain freedom from the deluding forces of the world. Once a person knows the liberating force of the omniscient God, who dwells eternally within each of us, this realization naturally manifests in the form of love and faith. This, in turn, makes it possible to surrender ourselves to God. This natural unfoldment of surrender is not an act of helplessness but one of clear understanding between us and the omniscient Divine Being, who constantly guides us along the path. We do not need to make an effort to surrender ourselves to God; rather, the spontaneous wave of gratitude toward that inner guide creates a mental climate of self-surrender. We then need to continue working with ourselves while remaining aware of the fact that anything we do is due to the guidance of the true teacher—God. In this way, we are able to take full responsibility for our present actions without feeding our egos by telling ourselves, "I'm wise and capable of doing what I'm supposed to do without being dependent on anyone else." We also take full responsibility for our previous karmic deeds, doing our best to undergo karmic purification. Upon realizing that even with intense effort we can hardly even scratch the surface of our previous karmas, without any conflict or hesitation we automatically surrender ourselves to God and attain freedom.

I don't have any sense of receiving inner inspiration or guidance from within, although this is where the process of surrender you describe seems to start.
That's correct—it begins with inner inspiration. We receive inner inspiration in its truest sense only after we have gained access to the inner realm, where the Divine Being dwells in Her full glory. Spiritual practice is the way to gain access to that realm. This requires effort. Passively waiting for the Divine Grace to illuminate our inner core is futile. Grace is already there. We have to work hard to remove the factors that are blocking it. Through yogic exercises, pranayama, meditation, contemplation, prayer, and selfless service we attenuate the veil that blocks the flow of inner inspiration and guidance. The thinner the veil, the easier it is to perceive this inner inspiration. With that recognition, the process of surrender naturally unfolds.

    Grace is already there. We have to work hard to remove the factors that are blocking it.

You said that yogis conceptualize God the way they do because of their concern with attaining freedom from the bondage of karma and the afflictions of ignorance, ego, etc. that lead to misery. Does this concept of God have anything to do with truth or the reality of an actual God?
Because of the touchy nature of the subject, yogis and yoga texts generally avoid discussing God. Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, the main text of yoga, brings up this topic within the context of working with the mind and its modifications. Yogis are fully aware that Truth is God and that God is infinite and indescribable. Therefore, any description of God is bound to be incomplete. Moreover, each of the followers of the many religions and sects on the face of the Earth have their preferred notions of God. Any description that conflicts with those notions will offend and anger.

According to the experience of the yogis, if our hearts are purified and our minds are one-pointed we'll gain an intuitive understanding of God, which is infinitely clearer and more encompassing than our intellectual understanding. This is the reason they place such emphasis on the techniques that lead to purification and one-pointedness. That is also why when Patanjali discusses God, he does so within the narrow frame of how God can help us attain freedom from those elements which disturb our minds and pollute our hearts. Out of the countless powers and characteristics that are intrinsic to God Patanjali mentions only omniscience, eternal freedom from all karmas, and the fact that God is the primordial spiritual teacher. According to yogis, God exists as the Absolute Truth and it is due to this existence that everything else can exist. But the totality of God consciousness cannot be captured in words.

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