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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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How to Go From Evolution Into Involution by Leonard Perlmutter ( Ram Lev)

When the hollowness of passing desires is recognized, the personality will begin an earnest search for unbounded happiness and security. It is this quest that finally directs us inside ourselves to find and employ the liberating Truth that leads to freedom from fear.

Are you ready to go beyond the fears that cause the pain of serving non-Truth?

If so, I’d like to share five essential rules that have helped me in my own personal practice of experimenting with the Truth.

1. Always use your own mind-body-sense complex as a personal scientific laboratory to know the Truth.

2. In searching for Truth in a particular relationship, always heed the counsel of the conscience, for it alone can reflect Truth into your conscious mind.

3. Consider any non-Truth to be a lie, regardless of its “shade” (white or otherwise)

4. Recognize that fear always manifests in one of two ways: the fear I won’t get what I want, and the fear I might lose what I have.

5. Always employ your will power to serve Truth and sacrifice the ego’s attachment to the non-Truth.

Read more about working with your conscience..
https://americanmeditation.org/our-conscience-unco…
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How to Go From Evolution Into Involution by Leonard Perlmutter ( Ram Lev)

When the hollowness of passing desires is recognized, the personality will begin an earnest search for unbounded happiness and security. It is this quest that finally directs us inside ourselves to find and employ the liberating Truth that leads to freedom from fear.

Are you ready to go beyond the fears that cause the pain of serving non-Truth? 

If so, I’d like to share five essential rules that have helped me in my own personal practice of experimenting with the Truth.

1. Always use your own mind-body-sense complex as a personal scientific laboratory to know the Truth.

2. In searching for Truth in a particular relationship, always heed the counsel of the conscience, for it alone can reflect Truth into your conscious mind.

3. Consider any non-Truth to be a lie, regardless of its “shade” (white or otherwise)

4. Recognize that fear always manifests in one of two ways: the fear I won’t get what I want, and the fear I might lose what I have.

5. Always employ your will power to serve Truth and sacrifice the ego’s attachment to the non-Truth.

Read more about working with your conscience.. 
https://americanmeditation.org/our-conscience-uncovers-the-truth/

A 2017 AMA Medscape Lifestyle Report asked physicians from 27 medical specialties to grade the severity of their burnout on a scale of 1 to 7—one being that it does not interfere, and seven indicating thoughts of leaving medicine. All but one specialty chose a level four or higher. Are you experiencing Physician Burnout symptoms? Take this quiz and find out now. Go to goo.gl/ZixMWC #amimeditation #meditation #physicianburnout #stress ... See MoreSee Less

A 2017 AMA Medscape Lifestyle Report asked physicians from 27 medical specialties to grade the severity of their burnout on a scale of 1 to 7—one being that it does not interfere, and seven indicating thoughts of leaving medicine. All but one specialty chose a level four or higher. Are you experiencing Physician Burnout symptoms? Take this quiz and find out now. Go to goo.gl/ZixMWC #amimeditation #meditation #physicianburnout #stress

Mark Pettus MD lectures on Relieving Physician Stress & Burnout at CME conference Oct 23-27, 2018 in Lenox, MA http://story.cd/AAIcOw ... See MoreSee Less

In meditation, you are fully alert, but the mind is not focused on the external world or events. In the process of meditation, we ask the mind to let go of it’s tendencies to think, analyze, remember, solve problems, focus on events of the past or on the expectations of the future. Meditation helps the mind to slow down its rapidly changing series of thoughts and feelings, and to replace that mental activity with an inner awareness and attention. Thus, meditation is not thinking about problems or analyzing a situation. It is not fantasizing or daydreaming or merely letting the mind wander aimlessly. Meditation is not having an internal conversation or argument with yourself or intensifying the thinking process. Meditation is simply a quiet, effortless, one-pointed focus of attention and awareness. In meditation, we try to let go of all the many mental distractions, preoccupations, and the fleeting thoughts and associations of our normal waking experience. We do this, not by trying to make the mind empty, which is impossible, but instead, by allowing the mind to focus on one subtle element or object (mantra). By giving the mind one internal focus of attention, we help the mind to cease it’s stressful mental processes, such as worry, planning, thinking and reasoning.
See answers to more frequently asked questions on AMI's new website at goo.gl/WFE9ow #amimeditation #meditation #yoga
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In meditation, you are fully alert, but the mind is not focused on the external world or events. In the process of meditation, we ask the mind to let go of it’s tendencies to think, analyze, remember, solve problems, focus on events of the past or on the expectations of the future. Meditation helps the mind to slow down its rapidly changing series of thoughts and feelings, and to replace that mental activity with an inner awareness and attention. Thus, meditation is not thinking about problems or analyzing a situation. It is not fantasizing or daydreaming or merely letting the mind wander aimlessly. Meditation is not having an internal conversation or argument with yourself or intensifying the thinking process. Meditation is simply a quiet, effortless, one-pointed focus of attention and awareness. In meditation, we try to let go of all the many mental distractions, preoccupations, and the fleeting thoughts and associations of our normal waking experience. We do this, not by trying to make the mind empty, which is impossible, but instead, by allowing the mind to focus on one subtle element or object (mantra). By giving the mind one internal focus of attention, we help the mind to cease it’s stressful mental processes, such as worry, planning, thinking and reasoning. 
See answers to more frequently asked questions on AMIs new website at goo.gl/WFE9ow  #amimeditation #meditation #yoga

Thought for the Week:
#RamLevReminder
"When we do not see the unicity within the diversity,
our blindness imprisons us to unskillful actions that lead to pain."

Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)
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Thought for the Week: 
#RamLevReminder
 When we do not see the unicity within the diversity,
our blindness imprisons us to unskillful actions that lead to pain.
 
Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

Contrary to common belief, just 60 seconds a day is enough time to establish a rewarding meditation practice. “In our busy schedules, we all have one minute to meditate,” said Leonard Perlmutter in a March 2018 Family Circle Magazine article. Perlmutter goes on to dispel another meditation myth. “Meditation is not meant to eliminate thoughts,” he explains. “It simply teaches you to direct the mind’s mental traffic.” Read the full article to get more tips on where, when and how to meditate. goo.gl/fRjqs3 #amimeditation #meditation #yoga ... See MoreSee Less

Contrary to common belief, just 60 seconds a day is enough time to establish a rewarding meditation practice. “In our busy schedules, we all have one minute to meditate,” said Leonard Perlmutter in a March 2018 Family Circle Magazine article. Perlmutter goes on to dispel another meditation myth. “Meditation is not meant to eliminate thoughts,” he explains. “It simply teaches you to direct the mind’s mental traffic.” Read the full article to get more tips on where, when and how to meditate. goo.gl/fRjqs3 #amimeditation #meditation #yoga

 

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Yes! Same is true for connecting intimately with one's Beloved partner. Couples can surely find a minute or two to make that connection. Easy and vital to keeping love alive in a relationship!

The buzz on honey comes from "The Ayurvedic Cookbook." Get a fresh new perspective on this ancient art of self-healing. Over 250 taste-tested recipes are specifically designed to balance each constitution, with an emphasis on simplicity, ease and sound nutrition. goo.gl/k65Qy4 #amimeditation #ayurvedic #recipes #wellness ... See MoreSee Less

The buzz on honey comes from The Ayurvedic Cookbook. Get a fresh new perspective on this ancient art of self-healing. Over 250 taste-tested recipes are specifically designed to balance each constitution, with an emphasis on simplicity, ease and sound nutrition. goo.gl/k65Qy4 #amimeditation #ayurvedic #recipes #wellness

 

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Honey is used today for wound care as well. 🙂

Take the first step. The AMI MEDITATION six-week foundation course provides you with an experiential understanding of the traditional eight steps of Yoga Science. The entire AMI curriculum is holistically designed to incorporate Yoga Science into daily modern life.
Go to goo.gl/z7dBrk to learn more about the eight steps of Yoga Science. Go to goo.gl/8SK1j8 to learn more about AMI MEDITATION the foundation course of Yoga Science .
#amimeditation #meditation #yoga #happiness
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Take the first step. The AMI MEDITATION six-week foundation course provides you with an experiential understanding of the traditional eight steps of Yoga Science. The entire AMI curriculum is holistically designed to incorporate Yoga Science into daily modern life. 
Go to goo.gl/z7dBrk to learn more about the eight steps of Yoga Science. Go to goo.gl/8SK1j8 to learn more about AMI MEDITATION the foundation course of Yoga Science .
#amimeditation #meditation #yoga #happiness

How about a dose of daily inspiration! Visit our new Daily Inspiration page at goo.gl/DQeXFw on our new website. View the "Thought of the Week," read featured blogs and articles, and browse Inspiring Quotes by AMI Founder Leonard Perlmutter as well as other modern sages and cultural icons. For Valentine's Day be sure to check out the "Love & Compassion" category at goo.gl/886B2N where you'll find this Swami Rama quote and more. #amimeditation #ValentinesDay #quotes #love #SwamiRama ... See MoreSee Less

How about a dose of daily inspiration! Visit our new Daily Inspiration page at goo.gl/DQeXFw on our new website. View the Thought of the Week, read featured blogs and articles, and browse Inspiring Quotes by AMI Founder Leonard Perlmutter as well as other modern sages and cultural icons. For Valentines Day be sure to check out the Love & Compassion category at goo.gl/886B2N where youll find this Swami Rama quote and more. #amimeditation #ValentinesDay #quotes #love #SwamiRama
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