YOGA

When unconscious became conscious this is Samadhi

Two Hemispheres but only one solution to go beyond February 19, 2010



TEST !!!

The Right Brain vs Left Brain test … do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?

If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.

Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.

Left Hemisphere Style Right Hemisphere Style
Rational

  • Responds to verbal instructions
  • Problem solves by logically and sequentially looking at the parts of things
  • Looks at differences
  • Is planned and structured
  • Prefers established, certain information
  • Prefers talking and writing
  • Prefers multiple choice tests
  • Controls feelings
  • Prefers ranked authority structures
Intuitive

  • Responds to demonstrated instructions
  • Problem solves with hunches, looking for patterns and configurations
  • Looks at similarities
  • Is fluid and spontaneous
  • Prefers elusive, uncertain information
  • Prefers drawing and manipulating objects
  • Prefers open ended questions
  • Free with feelings
  • Prefers collegial authority structures
Sequential

  • Is a splitter: distinction important
  • Is logical, sees cause and effect
Simultaneous

  • Is a lumper: connectedness important
  • Is analogic, sees correspondences, resemblances
Draws on previously accumulated, organized information Draws on unbounded qualitative patterns that are not organized into sequences, but that cluster around images

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How we feel without Ego? May 25, 2008


Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness –- shut down one by one. An astonishing story.

In her case the Ego-left hemisphere of our brain was completely out of order.

This is a perfect example and lesson for us to understand the function of our Ego.  

 

MEDITATION CAN CHANGE THE BRAIN April 1, 2008


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In Boston, Massachusetts, Dr Sara Lazar has used a technique called MRI scanning to analyze the brains of people who have been meditating for several years.

She compared the brains of these experienced practitioners with people who had never meditated and found that there were differences in the thickness of certain areas of the brain’s cortex, including areas involved in the processing of emotion.
She is continuing research, but she believes that meditation had caused the brain to change physical shape.
“All of these things are just thoughts. And, they will come up in meditation and learning to recognize what they are as thoughts, and let them go, can be enormously empowering for anybody.”…
More here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7319043.stm
 

 
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