December 15, 2011 2:50
Meditation — A form of psychic work, when a person focuses on one single thought, a problem with the facility to dive themselves into a state of light hypnosis or trance. It is believed that it gives a new experience of self-knowledge and unprecedented physical and mental capabilities. A typical example is the many hours of stay in the yoga lotus position. However, meditation involves not only focusing on the tip of the nose or the vigil still under the fig tree, as it did in ancient times, Buddha himself, but also various kinds of exercise. In other words, meditation is not only alone, but also on the move.
It is best known today trendy style of Chinese martial arts, which are also involved in the Europeans. Its origins — in the philosophy of the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, according to which life — is constant motion, and so in order to make it a man healthy and harmonious, are required to act in accordance with this flow, and not go against it.
Central to the idea of Tai Chi is to provide constantly renewed mental energy, or chi, in the person coming from outer space. Movement of the person applying Tai Chi, gentle and yet dynamic. They are determined by the energy of qi and cause no fatigue even after hours of training.
On the contrary, a person feels after these sessions tide of cheerfulness. Tai Chi, through the harmonious distribution of the flow of qi in the body to get rid of all kinds of chronic diseases, mental energy generated by congestion. Today, in every regional center of Russia are recreational groups involved in this famous meditation practice.
The notorious "Indian Run"
So called psihotreningovaya system for economical expenditure of its own forces, and at the same time is a way to set the cosmic energy during a foot overcome great distances. Options meditative running is not only among the Indians of the New World, but also as a spiritual practice among Tibetan monks. Its highlight is that such a runner, as opposed to runners, completely disconnected from the inner feelings, focusing on the elements of the environment and, in fact, give them energy. Remarkable experience extra-long distance runners, competing with people practicing meditative running. Despite the fact that the athletes during the run and before him were supported by high-calorie foods, and supporters of the Indian races based only on moderate lacto-vegetarian diet, the first to lose a few pounds at the finish of its own weight, while the followers of meditative running — about the same number of kilograms purchased. In other words, in the process of meditative running is not only the accumulation of energy of the cosmos, but its transmutation into the energy of the physical transformation, as well as the materialization of which consists in the synthesis of substances necessary for a person, it would seem "out of nothing" …
Running as a spiritual phenomenon of Aboriginal culture in the Americas and studied in detail in a book published in the U.S. "Indian run" Professor of Anthropology Peter Nabokov. In our country, meditative running option is used in groups of enthusiasts led by I. Koltunova.
Meditative running elements are known in European culture phenomenon called "second wind." Its features include the following: many athletes, some time after the beginning of racing appears discomfort: leg pain, shortness of breath, palpitations. The duration of this phase — about 10 minutes, after which, if the person continues to run, discomfort suddenly passes. In sports, this is what is called a "dead spot". It is believed that at this time, the body switches to anaerobic (oxygen-free) breath. It is not that meditative running, but only approach it as an athlete still enjoys its domestic energy resources and is in clear consciousness, whereas the Indian race one enters into a light trance and gets its energy from the environment.
It is an old tradition practiced among supporters of the mystical branch of Islam — Sufis and dervishes. Without going into the details of the inner life of a religious order, we note that one of the ceremonial reception dervish whirling is a special technique that is used to achieve their mystical ecstasy (trance). Typically, such a practice is in public, attracting many onlookers. After continuous rotation around its axis to the accompaniment of drums and wind instruments over time dancer immersed in a meditative state, which lost all sense of reality. To accelerate the achievement of trance dervishes use blurred vision when they are trying not to look to focus on any external object. This contributes to the self whirling, which makes it impossible to capture the look. One revolution around its axis by means of two rejections feet. Their hands first dancer puts on his chest, and picked up steam, lifts them up and throws a party. The right-hand palm traditionally goes up (a symbolic link to the sky), while left open palm turned down (connection to the land.) Dancer closed his eyelids slightly, or his gaze upwards.
Education Sufi rotation by a few months, and in the dance groups take people of any gender and age. However, there is selection. First, experimentally excluded all persons with vestibular instability whose rotation causes vomiting or fainting. Actually themselves sessions rotation as a novice and the experienced adept blend with conventional religious practices, so the ranks of dancing dervishes accepted people with the appropriate religious affiliation …
This is another effective way to discharge and, moreover, the method of entering into an altered state of consciousness, being in whom is the spirit shaman travels to the transcendent space, getting out the information about the Earth's problems of different types. This can be a difficult healing of the sick, restoring harmony within the tribe, predictions and prophecies. For the purpose of entering into a trance shamans use rhythmic beats a tambourine and a long monotonous whirling. It is noteworthy that, far from being at a young age, the shaman during the ritual easily performs breathtaking jumps and speed for a long time without feeling tired. On the contrary, he felt a surge of energy and good humor, which is, as in previous cases, the saturation of the cosmic energy.
Shakers (literally — "Shaker") — a religious sect in the United States came out of Protestantism, a feature that is specific gestures, shouting and dancing. The heyday of the existence of this sect is in the middle of XVIII — early XIX century, when the number of its supporters were especially numerous. Shake shakers are not carried out in isolation, but in the close-knit team, each member of which is obsessed with the idea of getting a mystical experience. They would get together in some suitable room and gradually, under the influence of a monotone singing hymns and psalms were in the darkened state of consciousness, motivated by any of the members of the sect with hysterical traits. As a result, all members of the group in imitation of him began to shake and spin, until, exhausted, fell to the ground … In the monotonous lifestyle and sedentary occupations, which have been exposed to many clerks and the bourgeoisie of the time, it gave physical and mental relaxation, during which sectarians spills out all the accumulated emotions, realizing that way.
Tensegrity — magical practices INDIAN
Tensegrity (born Tension — stress, tension + integrity — integrity) — a modern version of the magical passes, open the shamans of ancient Mexico. Movement committed here, aim at the periodic tension and relaxation of the muscles and joints of the body, that is the direction in common with Taijiquan. However, the style of exercise has nothing to do with the Chinese meditative practice, as he appeared in a completely different culture and in other social settings. The term was borrowed from Carlos Castaneda architect, engineer, scientist and clairvoyant, R. Buckminster Fuller, who created the dome of the U.S. pavilion at the World Expo in Montreal in 1967. Castaneda himself learned this form of magic from an Indian tribe shaman Don Juan Matus.
Initially, the ancient Indian exercise magical place only devoted students of Don Juan in the strictest secrecy. But then, adherents of teaching (don Juan himself) came to the unanimous conclusion that any secrecy around the magical passes is completely contrary to their interest to make the methodology available to the world. Thus, for several years, Carlos Castaneda and associates selected the most effective exercise of the magic that was being taught Indian magicians. Over time, all extracted and studied by them was systematized in the form of an independent psycho different from other similar practices, and since 1993, students of the notorious Don Juan began to teach Tensegrity inhabitants of the New World.