Recent studies and articles on the vibrational aspects of the human mind have revealed that we do, in fact, receive and transmit vibrations which not only have an affect on ourselves, but those around us. Accepting that statement and pursuing the obvious path, man is beginning to investigate in earnest how we shape our lives through our thoughts.One of the advantages of meditation, yoga, tai chi and other physical/mental pursuits is that we learn to heighten the awareness of our vibrations and the utilize resulting energies. Like any other learned skill, the energy of the mind can be mastered, just as we master the asana's of yoga.A friend of mine who has taught tai chi for thirty years told me recently that his strength and agility had taken a quantum leap in the past few months.
After all of those years of training, he discovered he still had higher levels to attain, and with dramatic results.Unfortunately, we humans stop exercising our minds a few years into middle age. Most adults never take any additional college courses after graduating, and only the continuing education requirements of many occupations place any stringent mental work on many of us.I was lucky to have been introduced to Jose' Silva's Mind Cybernetics in the early 70's after returning from Viet Nam.
This course, even back then, posited the theory that our minds were able to do far more than we give credit for. The movie "What the Bleep Do We Know?" pushes this envelope even further illustrating how the energies of the mind can effect change in many ways.When the mind is told something over and over it comes to believe it, whether it was true to begin with or not.
Our minds are very literal; engrain the thought that your job is a pain in the neck, and pretty soon, everyday when you go to work a nagging pain begins in your neck. The brain will give you what you think about whether you want it or not.Yoga, and it's ancient philosophy of dharana, or concentration, teaches the mind, through repetition, how to achieve deeper levels of focus and obtain new mental and physical energy lying unused, waiting and ready.exciting stuff, when you really think about it.Jnana "yoga of true knowledge" might be just your cup of tea if you love philosophy, analytical reason and self-examination. Jnana will raise your awareness of dharana, challenge your creativity and give a lot to think about.
Anyway you look at it, it's fun to ponder..Keith Edwin Renninson is co-owner, along with Jeffrey Forman, of Golden Years Videos, LLC a production company dedicated to offering exercise videos for those over 50 or of any age who are rehabilitating from an accident or illness.Renninson is an avid exercise and yoga enthusiast. Now in his late 50's; he still races bicycles and regularly skis the black diamond runs in Colorado where he lives.
For many years, a bona fide gym rat, Renninson still loves to lift free weights and use exercise machines.You can contact Renninson or read more about his company and the videos they have available at: http://www.goldenyearsvideos.
By: Keith Edwin Renninson