What does the term "Mananam" indicate?
Mananam is a word from the Yogic language of Samskritam. It indicates meditation.
In Yoga for Happiness Academy, Mananam refers to a series of guided meditation CDs. Each CD in the Mananam series will have a specific goal that is being addressed. There will be multiple tracks in each CD.
The first CD with a set of audio tracks is aimed at body relaxation.
What is Guided Meditation?
Guided meditation is meditation where in you are guided through visualization and words to achieve a specific goal in your life. You are first asked to visualize yourself to be in a natural relaxing environment, and then guided to reach a deep meditative state through which you can reach a specific goal.
As the brain does not know the difference between an imagined event and a real one, the experience you have with a guided meditation is just like having a real experience. So you get all the beneficial effects of the real experience.
Research indicates that practicing something in your mind is almost as good as it happening in real life.
How does Guided Meditation Work?
Guided meditation is a very powerful way to reach your desired goals in life in 3 ways:
(1) Using the working of your brain
Because you are guided to be in a certain state, your brain thinks that you are already in that desired state, and sends signals to the sensory organs to experience that state. This experience creates new impressions in the brain, which reprograms it and directs your mind in a better way in future actions.
For example, by visualizing yourself practicing a certain dance, your brain engages all the limbs, muscles and nerves as though you are actually practicing the dance. So you end up being much better at the dance.
By visualizing your body to have better health, you can actually enjoy better health. By visualizing your relationships to be better, you can actually enjoy better relationships. Thus every goal of yours becomes more achievable.
(2) Using the power of thoughts
As you think, so you become…For example, if you think yourself strong, strong you become! If you think yourself healthy, healthy you become!
(3) By enabling you to be in the present moment
When you meditate in silence, your mind tends to hold on to something of the past or something about the future. On the other hand, in guided meditation, it is easier to stay in the present and achieve the desired result. After all, any action is possible ONLY in the present
What is in each Audio Download or CD?
Where is the Meditation Part in a guided meditation?
What is the science and logic in a guided meditation?
Shanthi's Personal Journey ...
Shanthi Yogini is the founder of Yoga for Happiness Academy. Her mission is to pass on the science of Yoga as a science, unbranded, un-prefixed and un-suffixed, in its authentic, pristine and purest form.
Shanthi comes from a lineage of Yoga Masters who passed on their wisdom in a practical way. They have ALL been strict vegetarians for generations, living a Yoga way of life.
Shanthi has been incorporating every aspect of Yoga such as Meditation, Food, Dance, and Chanting as her way of life since she was 5 years old. This includes the Yogic language of Samskritam which is her home language. Her daughter Pavitra is the first female in USA to claim Samskritam as her mother tongue.
Above is a picture of Shanthi and her daughter.
Yoga for Happiness Academy offers Samskritam & Lifestyle Based Non-Western Yoga Teacher Training to create authentic Yoga teachers. It also offers short term Yoga training to encourage an independent and confident personal Yoga practice.
Shanthi trains in-person, online and via digital media.
Shanthi graduated in engineering and worked in software until 2003.
Shanthi’s “Liberate Yoga Liberate You” Movement declares that liberating Yoga from the chains of misuse, abuse and misrepresentation, liberates one from the chains of unhappiness, enabling a more fulfilled and happy life.
Shanthi is also an Interactive Workshop Presenter, Art & Culture Educator, Trained Classical Dancer, Speaker & Storyteller, Child Rights Activist, and Forthcoming Author.
NOTE: Shanthi donates part of the sale proceeds to BBA, a Non-Profit (www.bba.org.in), which works for the freedom and education of enslaved children. Its founder, Kailash Satyarthi, won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
Below is a picture of Shanthi with Kailash Satyarthi:
CD 2: "Guided Meditation for Pain Relief" is under making and is NOT ready still