The Navhind Times organized a meditation workshop titled, ‘Stress management through Satya Meditation’ at Dempo House, Panaji. The resource person was Villy Doctor, a leading luminary in the field of meditation and founder of Mumbai-based Satyavati Spiritual Foundation.
At the workshop, Doctor (also fondly called Ma), helped the audience understand the concept of stress. “Any anxiety or tension which results in the resources of a person being taxed is stress,” she said. “Stress is thus, any pressure upon our human resilience. There are 2 kinds of stress – positive and negative. Positive stress, ‘Eustress’ enhances your performance – it is required for success. ‘Distress’, negative stress is undesirable and results in deviant behavior,” she added.
She then elaborated the responses to stress, namely physical, emotional and cognitive responses. “Physically, we respond by perspiration, trembling, heart-rate, pain, sickness, fatigue, insomnia, etc. Emotionally, we experience depression, anxiety and irritation. Cognitively, we worry, forget, lose focus, make bad decisions or have a negative outlook. Our behaviour may change – eating too much or losing appetite, being lazy or overactive, nail biting, fidgeting, etc,” she explained.
She then spoke about the importance and benefits of meditation and presented the all-powerful technique of Satya Meditation to help alleviate stress.
“We are each essentially energy systems – we have a powerful mechanism within us to awaken our true self. Satya meditation is an inward journey with a well-defined scientific process. It awakens the 7 important nerve centres, which have wondrous qualities within each of them. When these ‘chakras’ are awakened, this creates empowerment of the individual,” she said.
She then explained how the technique works and added, “The Satya meditation involves raising the energy that resides at the base of our spine through our subtle nervous system. When our energy joins with the universal energy, we spontaneously meditate. Meditation is a state of consciousness where there are no thoughts.”
Participants then practised the technique of Satya Meditation and were guided by Doctor and her volunteers. At the conclusion, they shared their experiences and admitted they were feeling rested, calm and rejuvenated.
Doctor appealed to all participants to practice the meditation daily for positive results.