Presentation on theme: "Meditate to Regenerate Finding peace in a stressful world."— Presentation transcript:
Meditate to Regenerate Finding peace in a stressful world
The World we live in… We live in a world filled with stress… Social Occupational Family Educational….
What is Stress? Defined by Hans Selye as: “The non-specific response of the body to any demand of change” Evolutionary Perspective 3-Parts of Stress Stressor Stress Appraisal Stress Response Emotion Physiology Behavior
How does Stress Work? The Nervous System Central Peripheral Autonomic (vs. Somatic) Parasympathetic Sympathetic Rest of Body
Issues From Stress -Biological: every major system -Psychological: Depression, Anxiety, etc. -Personal: Family, Friends, Work
How Do We De-stress? Externally Therapists Psychiatrists Medication Social Support Substance Internally Relaxation Coping MEDITATION
Experiment… Get out a Piece of Paper and pen/pencil
What is Meditation Release from constant evaluation of past, worrying of future Relief from Thoughts Thoughtless Awareness
Shall We Try it?
How Does it Work? Balancing of Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Reduction of Mental Activity Control of Attention Balances Nervous Plexuses
How Does it Work? Our own inner energy Provides body with energy needed to meet demands of stress Sahaja-Spontaneous (autonomic) Yoga- Union Mental, Physical, Emotional states achieve optimal functioning
About the Founder… The founder of Sahaja Yoga Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi 1970