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Kannada Rajyotsav special Art of living part 2 course at Bangalore Ashram

It is our pleasure to invite you for the Kannada rajyotsava special   Part ll meditation course  from Oct 28to Oct 31th (Sunday), 2010 at our Bangalore Ashram!

The Art of Living's Part II Course guides one on a journey deeper into one's self.... enabling the spontaneous integration of life with wisdom. Rest and rejuvenate the mind and body in the best way possible.

This Part II is open to all resident Indian nationals (who have completed the Part I course already & are 21 years old).

Earliest Arrival             : Oct 27th (Wednesday)

Course dates               : Oct 28th (Thursday) – Oct 31th (Sunday), 2010

Latest Departure         : Nov 1st by 12 noon, 2010

Medium                       : Kannada More...

संकल्प का क्या महत्व है, और इसे कैसे शक्तिशाली बनायें

प्रश्न: संकल्प का क्या महत्व है, और इसे कैसे शक्तिशाली बनायें? क्या विश्व संकल्प के बल पर ही चलता है?

श्री श्री रविशंकर: मन में संकल्प और विकल्प भरे हुये हैं। हर काम संकल्प से ही पूरा होता है। अपना हाथ हिलाने की प्रक्रिया के पहले हाथ हिलाने का संकल्प आता है। अगर मन में एक साथ २० संकल्प उठें तो कोई काम नहीं होता। जब हमारा मन शांत और विश्राम की स्थिति में हो तो हमारा संकल्प शक्तिशाली बनता है।

एक कमज़ोर मन का संकल्प कमज़ोर होता है, और शक्तिशाली मन का संकल्प शक्तिशाली होता है। हम अपने मन को साधना और ज्ञान से शक्तिशाली बना सकते हैं। तब संकल्प भी शक्तिशाली होगा। एक ज्ञानी व्यक्ति ५० दिनों के बाद एक संकल्प करता है और एक अज्ञानी व्यक्ति एक दिन में ५० संकल्प करता है।

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History of aromatherapy

history of aroma therapy

Ayurveda considers aroma blends to be more effective than single aromas because of the added benefits of synergy and balance.

Aromatherapy, the therapeutic use of essential oils, is one of the most popular techniques of natural medicine practiced today.

History of Aromatherapy

The first form of aromatherapy utilized different kinds of burning woods. The use of smoke in the form of incense has survived in almost all cultures.

The Egyptians used aromatics 5,000 years ago for medicinal and cosmetic purposes. The Greeks used olive oil to absorb the odor from flower petals and herbs. Arab physicians perfected the method of distilling essential oils and brought them to Europe. By the 16th century, the women of the household made all kinds of remedies for home use.

The new sciences of chemistry and pharmacology, however, reduced these practices to superstition, thus discouraging the use of aromatherapy until the beginning of the 20th century, when a succession of French chemists started to research the healing properties of essential oils. The first among them, Rene Maurice Gattefosse, turned his attention to the use of oils in dermatology after he discovered how lavender oil healed his burned hand. He coined the word "aromatherapy" in 1928 and published a book by the same title in 1937.

In the eastern cultures of India and China, however, the tradition remained unbroken. Vaidyas, ayurvedic physicians, treated people with dried and fresh herbs, floral waters and aromatherapy oil massage.

Aromatherapy in Ayurveda

Ayurveda considers the use of aroma as an important tool for prevention and healing. Practitioners use it for protecting the vital force, prana, regulating digestion and metabolism, agni, and increasing resistance to disease, ojas. Traditional ayurvedic practices include fumigation by burning neem leaves, use of holy basil or rose petals in water while bathing, and burning incense sticks during meditation.

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