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What is Yoga Science?

The American Meditation Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization devoted to providing comprehensive training in Yoga Science—the world’s oldest holistic mind/body medicine and the core principle of every spiritual tradition. Yoga is the sacred science that provides proven benefits by facilitating the union of the superconscious mind with the physical, mental and emotional elements of everyday life. Founded in 1996 by Leonard and Jenness Perlmutter, AMI combines ancient Eastern wisdom and modern Western science in a practical, empowering curriculum. The foundation course of this curriculum is AMI MEDITATION.

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10/23-10/27 2018 | USA, LENOX, MA
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The #MeToo movement has revealed sexual harassment at work and a sharp divide on gender equality. But the returning influence of feminine intuitive wisdom in our culture is nothing to fear or resent, according to Leonard Perlmutter, philosopher, author and founder of AMI.

"Remember that all human beings possess both male and female qualities. At birth, one quality generally predominates, but its complementary quality remains present in every life. Because the male principle manifests as action in the world, men have easily embraced the role of hunter/gatherer in society. Similarly, because women are the birth-givers and nurturers for the species, our survival requires them to be inwardly directed and intuitive. Nevertheless, men possess both male and female qualities, just as women possess both female and male qualities. Successful lives and societies flourish when both genders can first access feminine intuitive wisdom, and then skillfully employ that wisdom through the male principle as action in the world. As the Gospel of Thomas states, 'When you make the male and female one--so that the male is no longer just male, and the female is no longer just female . . . then you will enter the Kingdom." -- Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

Learn more! Sign up to receive the latest version of “Transformation” The Journal of Meditation as Mind/Body Medicine, and updates on upcoming Classes & Events, Continuing Medical Education courses offering by AMI. Go to goo.gl/YrxxK3
#AMIMEDITATION #meditation #yoga #MeToo #Peace
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The #MeToo movement has revealed sexual harassment at work and a sharp divide on gender equality. But the returning influence of feminine intuitive wisdom in our culture is nothing to fear or resent, according to Leonard Perlmutter, philosopher, author and founder of AMI.

Remember that all human beings possess both male and female qualities. At birth, one quality generally predominates, but its complementary quality remains present in every life. Because the male principle manifests as action in the world, men have easily embraced the role of hunter/gatherer in society. Similarly, because women are the birth-givers and nurturers for the species, our survival requires them to be inwardly directed and intuitive. Nevertheless, men possess both male and female qualities, just as women possess both female and male qualities. Successful lives and societies flourish when both genders can first access feminine intuitive wisdom, and then skillfully employ that wisdom through the male principle as action in the world. As the Gospel of Thomas states, When you make the male and female one--so that the male is no longer just male, and the female is no longer just female . . . then you will enter the Kingdom. -- Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

Learn more! Sign up to receive the latest version of “Transformation” The Journal of Meditation as Mind/Body Medicine, and updates on upcoming Classes & Events, Continuing Medical Education courses offering by AMI. Go to goo.gl/YrxxK3
#AMIMEDITATION #meditation #yoga #MeToo #Peace

Start your day off with inspiration to motivate you to live your best life.

https://americanmeditation.org/daily-inspiration/
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Start your day off with inspiration to motivate you to live your best life.

https://americanmeditation.org/daily-inspiration/

Listen to an interview of one of the world's most respected meditation master, Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev) talking about finding the stillness.

He is interviewed by Jamie Miller from Lifeology “Living with Peace”

https://americanmeditation.org/interviews/

#AMIMeditation #Stress #Chaos #Meditate #HappyLiving
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Listen to an interview of one of the worlds most respected meditation master, Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev) talking about finding the stillness. 

He is interviewed by Jamie Miller from Lifeology “Living with Peace”

https://americanmeditation.org/interviews/

#AMIMeditation #Stress #Chaos #Meditate #HappyLiving

According to the CDC, Every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids.* This issue has become a public health crisis with devastating consequences. Our nation is in pain. So where do we go from here?

As we decide what's to be done, our unexamined and unconscious preconceptions are going to exert enormous power to distort our perceptions. Yoga Science tells us that the journey toward finding meaningful solutions to the perplexing issues of our times begins inward, by understanding who we really are.

AMI MEDITATION teaches the essential principles and tools of Yoga Science to empower you to relieve stress and burnout, reduce pain, boost your immune system, heal relationships, enhance your problem solving ability, deepen your spiritual journey, and find inner peace, happiness and security.

The AMI MEDITATION curriculum is a time-tested set of practices that will help you transform the debilitating energy associated with the stresses and pressures you are bound to encounter in life.

AMI MEDITATION is an essential survival skill. AMI MEDITATION is a comprehensive set of daily self-care practices that can help you immediately reduce stress and maintain and enhance your short-term and long-term health and well-being. By employing the tools you receive, you’ll be able to fulfill all your personal and professional commitments effectively and rewardingly.

Learn more about what AMI MEDITATION can do for you. Go to goo.gl/rZaRgz
#AMIMEDITATION #meditation #yoga #opioids #opioidcrisis #heathcare

*CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality. CDC Wonder, Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2017
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According to the CDC, Every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids.* This issue has become a public health crisis with devastating consequences. Our nation is in pain. So where do we go from here? 

As we decide whats to be done, our unexamined and unconscious preconceptions are going to exert enormous power to distort our perceptions. Yoga Science tells us that the journey toward finding meaningful solutions to the perplexing issues of our times begins inward, by understanding who we really are.

AMI MEDITATION teaches the essential principles and tools of Yoga Science to empower you to relieve stress and burnout, reduce pain, boost your immune system, heal relationships, enhance your problem solving ability, deepen your spiritual journey, and find inner peace, happiness and security.

The AMI MEDITATION curriculum is a time-tested set of practices that will help you transform the debilitating energy associated with the stresses and pressures you are bound to encounter in life.

AMI MEDITATION is an essential survival skill. AMI MEDITATION is a comprehensive set of daily self-care practices that can help you immediately reduce stress and maintain and enhance your short-term and long-term health and well-being. By employing the tools you receive, you’ll be able to fulfill all your personal and professional commitments effectively and rewardingly.

Learn more about what AMI MEDITATION can do for you. Go to goo.gl/rZaRgz
#AMIMEDITATION #meditation #yoga #opioids #opioidcrisis #heathcare  

*CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality. CDC Wonder, Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2017

Thought for the Week:

#RamLevReminder #AMIMeditation #War #Anger #Stress

“Everything that manifests in the world is preceded by a movement in a more
subtle realm. Thoughts appear first in the mind before the body can take an action.Conflict and war appear because of pre-existing conflicts in the human mind. Inner conflict is the mother of all problems. Meditation teaches us how to diminish inner conflict.”

Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)
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Thought for the Week:

#RamLevReminder #AMIMeditation #War #Anger #Stress 

“Everything that manifests in the world is preceded by a movement in a more
subtle realm. Thoughts appear first in the mind before the body can take an action.Conflict and war appear because of pre-existing conflicts in the human mind. Inner conflict is the mother of all problems. Meditation teaches us how to diminish inner conflict.”

Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

You're in luck, we've got the book for you. IN THIS REVISED AND EXPANDED, encyclopedic introduction to Yoga Science, The American Meditation Institute founder, Leonard Perlmutter, shares his extraordinary knowledge of the world’s oldest and most practical mind/body medicine. As one of the West’s foremost guides to understanding the nature of consciousness, Leonard gently leads you to a realization of the profound wisdom and power that you already possess. The Heart and Science of Yoga® The American Meditation Institute’s Empowering Self-Care Program for a Happy, Healthy, Joyful Life is both the record of a personal journey and a transformational teaching. In its pages you’ll find easy-to-learn meditations, prayers, teaching stories from the world’s great spiritual traditions, breathing practices, a user’s guide for the mind, techniques for accessing intuitive wisdom, an introduction to ancient Ayurvedic health principles and a holistic series of easy-gentle yoga exercises.

The Heart and Science of Yoga® was the recipient of six major awards during 2006 and 2007 including the Benjamin Franklin, ForeWord Magazine, Independent Publisher Book Awards, Eric Hoffer Awards and Nautilus Book Awards competitions.

Learn more about the book, read the reviews and order one online at goo.gl/bNfE1x
#AMIMEDITATION #meditation #yoga #wellness #happiness #books #IAmReading #BookLovers
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Youre in luck, weve got the book for you. IN THIS REVISED AND EXPANDED, encyclopedic introduction to Yoga Science, The American Meditation Institute founder, Leonard Perlmutter, shares his extraordinary knowledge of the world’s oldest and most practical mind/body medicine. As one of the West’s foremost guides to understanding the nature of consciousness, Leonard gently leads you to a realization of the profound wisdom and power that you already possess. The Heart and Science of Yoga® The American Meditation Institute’s Empowering Self-Care Program for a Happy, Healthy, Joyful Life is both the record of a personal journey and a transformational teaching. In its pages you’ll find easy-to-learn meditations, prayers, teaching stories from the world’s great spiritual traditions, breathing practices, a user’s guide for the mind, techniques for accessing intuitive wisdom, an introduction to ancient Ayurvedic health principles and a holistic series of easy-gentle yoga exercises.

The Heart and Science of Yoga® was the recipient of six major awards during 2006 and 2007 including the Benjamin Franklin, ForeWord Magazine, Independent Publisher Book Awards, Eric Hoffer Awards and Nautilus Book Awards competitions. 

Learn more about the book, read the reviews and order one online at goo.gl/bNfE1x 
#AMIMEDITATION #meditation #yoga #wellness #happiness #books #IAmReading #BookLovers

This is a great drink for aiding digestion and calming the nerves. Spearmint or catnip can also be used. Good for people looking for flavorful non-caffeinated alternatives to juice or soda. From "The Ayurvedic Cookbook" goo.gl/CvMWVP #AMIMEDITATION #ayurvedic #recipes #wellness #tea #tealovers ... See MoreSee Less

This is a great drink for aiding digestion and calming the nerves. Spearmint or catnip can also be used. Good for people looking for flavorful non-caffeinated alternatives to juice or soda. From The Ayurvedic Cookbook goo.gl/CvMWVP #AMIMEDITATION #ayurvedic #recipes #wellness #tea #tealovers

How can we become an effective agent of change? As we struggle to make the best choices and direct our creative energies toward positive change, we must first pause and acknowledge that our unexamined and unconscious preconceptions are going to distort our perceptions.

In everyday life none of us really sees circumstances as they truly are. Instead, we experience a projection of our own mental concepts. As first century Greek philosopher Epictetus said, "We are not disturbed by things, but rather by the views we hold of them." In fact, Shakespeare went so far as to claim that, "There is nothing either good or bad, only thinking makes it so."

The practice of AMI MEDITATION helps us gain clarity of vision so we can make choices that are aligned with our inner wisdom. Employing this inner wisdom enables us to find meaningful solutions to the perplexing issues of our times.

Find out more about AMI MEDITATION and how it can help you serve as the compassionate instrument of change you have longed for in the world. Go to goo.gl/KaN4ig
#AMIMEDITATION #meditation #yoga #Epictetus #Shakespeare #120STRONG #OklaEdWalkout #TeacherWalkout #TEACHERSSTRIKE #teachersmatter #TeachersRock
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How can we become an effective agent of change? As we struggle to make the best choices and direct our creative energies toward positive change, we must first pause and acknowledge that our unexamined and unconscious preconceptions are going to distort our perceptions. 

In everyday life none of us really sees circumstances as they truly are. Instead, we experience a projection of our own mental concepts. As first century Greek philosopher Epictetus said, We are not disturbed by things, but rather by the views we hold of them. In fact, Shakespeare went so far as to claim that, There is nothing either good or bad, only thinking makes it so. 

The practice of AMI MEDITATION helps us gain clarity of vision so we can make choices that are aligned with our inner wisdom. Employing this inner wisdom enables us to find meaningful solutions to the perplexing issues of our times. 

Find out more about AMI MEDITATION and how it can help you serve as the compassionate instrument of change you have longed for in the world. Go to goo.gl/KaN4ig
#AMIMEDITATION #meditation #yoga #Epictetus #Shakespeare #120STRONG #OklaEdWalkout #TeacherWalkout #TEACHERSSTRIKE #teachersmatter #TeachersRock

Nationally, physician burnout has reached crisis proportions. The American Medical Association and the Mayo Clinic recently conducted a study to determine how physician burnout differs from burnout in the general working population. The study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, found that compared with the general U.S. population, physicians worked a median of 10 hours more per week, displayed higher rates of emotional exhaustion and reported lower satisfaction with work-life balance. Though the general population does experience burnout, the changing state of the health care system is clearly driving the dramatic increases in physician burnout.
In today’s health care model, physicians are called upon to deliver an optimal patient experience and provide the highest quality care, all while facing increasing productivity and documentation demands. These requirements often lead to anxiety, fatigue, burnout, and depression.
Rediscover your Love of Medicine and Life!
Join us for the 10th Annual The Heart and Science of Yoga® Conference
for Physicians • Psychologists • PAs • NPs • RNs
32 CMEs
Comprehensive Training in Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body Medicine
Location: Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort, Lenox, MA
A Unique Curriculum of Practical AMI MEDITATION Tools to Help:
Relieve Physician Burnout and Stress • Support the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Addiction • Promote Optimal Health and Resilience
Learn more at goo.gl/yPdgPn
#amimeditation #physicianburnout #healthcare #meded
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Nationally, physician burnout has reached crisis proportions. The American Medical Association and the Mayo Clinic recently conducted a study to determine how physician burnout differs from burnout in the general working population. The study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, found that compared with the general U.S. population, physicians worked a median of 10 hours more per week, displayed higher rates of emotional exhaustion and reported lower satisfaction with work-life balance. Though the general population does experience burnout, the changing state of the health care system is clearly driving the dramatic increases in physician burnout.
In today’s health care model, physicians are called upon to deliver an optimal patient experience and provide the highest quality care, all while facing increasing productivity and documentation demands. These requirements often lead to anxiety, fatigue, burnout, and depression.
Rediscover your Love of Medicine and Life! 
Join us for the 10th Annual The Heart and Science of Yoga® Conference
for Physicians • Psychologists • PAs • NPs • RNs
32 CMEs
Comprehensive Training in Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body Medicine
Location: Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort, Lenox, MA
A Unique Curriculum of Practical AMI MEDITATION Tools to Help:
Relieve Physician Burnout and Stress • Support the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Addiction • Promote Optimal Health and Resilience
Learn more at goo.gl/yPdgPn
#amimeditation #physicianburnout #healthcare #meded

Thought for the Week:
#RamLevReminder #Meditation #UnconsciousMind

“Because so many of our unconsciously held concepts are neither true nor valid,
the perceptions our minds form, and the associated actions our bodies take,
often lead to more pain––not the desired overcoming of pain.”
Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

www.americanmeditation.org
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Thought for the Week:
#RamLevReminder #Meditation #UnconsciousMind

“Because so many of our unconsciously held concepts are neither true nor valid, 
the perceptions our minds form, and the associated actions our bodies take, 
often lead to more pain––not the desired overcoming of pain.” 
Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

www.americanmeditation.org
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Since 1996 AMI has served nearly 3000 students—teaching practical skills to enhance personal, professional and spiritual growth. Now, we turn to you—to assure that the practical teaching of Yoga Science will continue to grow. As a non-profit educational organization, AMI is not financially self-sustaining. We ask your help in supporting the Institute’s mission of service.

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