A new workshop discusses methods to alleviate the lack of energy and offers practical tools and techniques to rediscover the stillness within, says Anita Rangaswami of Prana Gyana.
BY ANITA RANGASWAMI
Why should life be considered a struggle - with mind-boggling technological advances, exotic cuisines that make up our daily diets, continuous entertainment that is available day and night and other 21st-century conveniences? Yet, there may be days where we ponder the validity of our existence and reach for the newest energy booster on the market, which still doesn’t seem to alleviate the situation.
We have been conditioned from a very young age to always be doing something, to always be engaging in an activity, whether it is physical or mental. Throughout the day, we experience hundreds of active operations: we move from home to car to office to gym and back home again, we consume a variety of foods and beverages through the day, we communicate with our coworkers and friends, we formulate in our minds the dinner plans, we intend on finishing that big project tomorrow and we desire to catch that late-night episode of Saturday Night Live. The list is endless. Our bodies and minds are always in motion, but in excess, this activity leads to nothing but commotion.
Is it possible to reduce the continuous mental chatter of the mind? Can we access the silence and stillness from within for just a few minutes and rejuvenate? Deepak Chopra has written, “In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” It is absolutely necessary for us to counterbalance the overwhelming animation that surrounds us.
The Just Be, Feel Free workshop discusses methods to alleviate the lack of energy and offers practical tools and techniques to rediscover the stillness within. Rekindle the vital life force energy and learn to exist without being exhausted.