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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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American Meditation Institute Founder, Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev) being interviewed on Inspire Nation. In this in depth interview, Leonard teaches listeners How to Hack Your Superconscious Mind

They discuss:
1. What is the genius of yoga science?
2. What is the importance of non-injury, non harming?
3. How do mantras help our meditations?
4. How do we stop ingesting junk thoughts
5. How we want to extreme vet our thoughts.

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American Meditation Institute Founder, Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev) being interviewed on Inspire Nation. In this in depth interview, Leonard teaches listeners How to Hack Your Superconscious Mind 

They discuss: 
1. What is the genius of yoga science?
2. What is the importance of non-injury, non harming?
3. How do mantras help our meditations? 
4. How do we stop ingesting junk thoughts
5. How we want to extreme vet our thoughts.

Click here to listen more: 
http://ow.ly/FAQH30hPW3O

 

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The weather can definitely color the way you view the world. But did you know there are more subtle and complex weather patterns you interact with constantly that have far more influence than the occasional snow, rain or fog?

These powerful forces are called gunas: tamas, rajas and sattva. Tamas is the tendency to be unmoving and heavy like a stagnant, dense cloud cover that darkens the sky. Tamas is sloth, inertia, lethargy, or, in modern parlance, "couch-potatoism." Human beings habitually influenced by the tamas gunas tend to become apathetic, self-involved, fearful and depressed.

Rajas is the quality of restlessness, energy and activity -- in meteorological terms, rjas is like a fast moving Alberta clipper. Under the influence of rajas gunas, the untrained mind becomes attached to desiring, worrying, resenting, scheming, competing, frustrating and getting frustrated.

Sattva is clarity, peace, balance, order, and illumination. Its quality is similar to that of a clear, mild, sunny day. Sattva guna represents the so-called higher mind--detached, unruffled and responsive. This is not a state of repressive regulation, but the natural harmony that comes with the unity of purpose, character and desire.

Learn how Yoga Science helps you control and ultimately, go beyond the three gunas to help you realize your true, eternal Self. Register for AMI MEDITATION The Heart and Science of Yoga® Complete Self-Care Program.Saturday mornings, March 3 - April 7 from 9:00 - 11:30am. For more info & to register: goo.gl/PS8wnc #AMIMeditation #meditation #yoga #happiness
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The weather can definitely color the way you view the world. But did you know there are more subtle and complex weather patterns you interact with constantly that have far more influence than the occasional snow, rain or fog? 

These powerful forces are called gunas:  tamas, rajas and sattva. Tamas is the tendency to be unmoving and heavy like a stagnant, dense cloud cover that darkens the sky. Tamas is sloth, inertia, lethargy, or, in modern parlance, couch-potatoism. Human beings habitually influenced by the tamas gunas tend to become apathetic, self-involved, fearful and depressed. 

Rajas is the quality of restlessness, energy and activity -- in meteorological terms, rjas is like a fast moving Alberta clipper. Under the influence of rajas gunas, the untrained mind becomes attached to desiring, worrying, resenting, scheming, competing, frustrating and getting frustrated.

Sattva is clarity, peace, balance, order, and illumination. Its quality is similar to that of a clear, mild, sunny day. Sattva guna represents the so-called higher mind--detached, unruffled and responsive. This is not a state of repressive regulation, but the natural harmony that comes with the unity of purpose, character and desire. 

Learn how Yoga Science helps you control and ultimately, go beyond the three gunas to help you realize your true, eternal Self. Register for AMI MEDITATION The Heart and Science of Yoga® Complete Self-Care Program.Saturday mornings, March 3 - April 7 from 9:00 - 11:30am. For more info & to register: goo.gl/PS8wnc #AMIMeditation #meditation #yoga #happiness

Thought for the Week:
#RamLevReminder

“Words live beyond the moment they are spoken.
They generate consequences. Truthful and kind words bring happiness
to the speaker and to those who hear them. False and unkind words
will bring pain to the speaker and to all those who remember.”

Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

#AMIMeditation #WordsArePowerful #HappyMonday
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Thought for the Week: 
#RamLevReminder

“Words live beyond the moment they are spoken. 
They generate consequences. Truthful and kind words bring happiness 
to the speaker and to those who hear them. False and unkind words 
will bring pain to the speaker and to all those who remember.”

Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

#AMIMeditation #WordsArePowerful #HappyMonday

How can you bring light into the world? Do a Yoga Science experiment -- it could be as simple as smiling and saying "hi" to a stranger. Then see how you feel. Learn more in "The Heart and Science of Yoga" goo.gl/YvdX6m
#AMIMeditation #martinlutherking #meditation #yoga
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How can you bring light into the world? Do a Yoga Science experiment -- it could be as simple as smiling and saying hi to a stranger. Then see how you feel. Learn more in The Heart and Science of Yoga goo.gl/YvdX6m
#AMIMeditation #martinlutherking #meditation #yoga

FBLive with Ram Lev is cancelled for tonight. We hope to return soon -- stay tuned! ... See MoreSee Less

FBLive with Ram Lev is cancelled for tonight. We hope to return soon -- stay tuned!

Tastes great and balancing for Kapha constitutions. So often Kaphas shun starch but modest amounts of complex carbohydrates keep insulin mechanisms running smoothly. Try it! From "The Ayurvedic Cookbook" goo.gl/3f1q2C #AMIMeditation #ayurvedic #recipes ... See MoreSee Less

Tastes great and balancing for Kapha constitutions. So often Kaphas shun starch but modest amounts of complex carbohydrates keep insulin mechanisms running smoothly. Try it! From The Ayurvedic Cookbook goo.gl/3f1q2C #AMIMeditation #ayurvedic #recipes

Curious about the Chakra system? In Yoga Science, it refers to a psychoenergetic center of consciousness. When knowledge of the subtler aspects of the chakras is understood and incorporated into your daily practice, consciousness is freed from the downward inertia of fear-filled, animal nature and allowed to rise to the higher centers of consciousness. When the energy of the chakras is balanced, you are freed from the debilitating power of fear, anger and greed and your consciousness can rise to higher centers of creativity.

Learn how to incorporate the Chakra system into your life. Attend "The Chakra System: Balancing Subtle Body Energies"
When: Monday Evenings, January 22 - February 5 Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm EST
Where: AMI, 60 Garner Road, Averill Park NY OR available Online
More info & to register: goo.gl/NUJjur
#AMIMeditation #meditation #yoga #happiness
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Curious about the Chakra system? In Yoga Science, it refers to a psychoenergetic center of consciousness. When knowledge of the subtler aspects of the chakras is understood and incorporated into your daily practice, consciousness is freed from the downward inertia of fear-filled, animal nature and allowed to rise to the higher centers of consciousness. When the energy of the chakras is balanced, you are freed from the debilitating power of fear, anger and greed and your consciousness can rise to higher centers of creativity. 

Learn how to incorporate the Chakra system into your life. Attend The Chakra System: Balancing Subtle Body Energies
When: Monday Evenings, January 22 - February 5 Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm EST 
Where: AMI, 60 Garner Road, Averill Park NY OR available Online
More info & to register: goo.gl/NUJjur
#AMIMeditation #meditation #yoga #happiness

How can one live a happy, healthy and joyful life?

Excerpt from "The Bridge of Yoga Science" by Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

"Buddhi is a Sanskrit word for conscience. The buddhi is analogous to a mirror because, when it is used regularly to decide what’s to be done and whats not to be done, it faithfully reflects the wisdom and will of the Supreme Reality (a.k.a. God). It is the function of the mind that has the power to discriminate, determine, judge and decide.

The buddhi allows the conscious mind access to insights from the intuitive library of knowledge within- the superconscious mind.
When your conscience speaks, you know what it says is true. The only question that remains is, do you have the willpower to align every thought, word and action with the wise and good counsel of the buddhi?

When you earnestly serve the quiet promptings of the conscience, instead of exclusively serving the limited and habitual perspective of the ego, senses and unconscious mind, the conscience, operating like a mirror, can reflect an appropriate portion of superconscious wisdom into your conscious mind."

Would you like to access more of this essay?

Read more here or sign up to our newsletter to get them mailed directly to you:
https://americanmeditation.org/transformation-jour…

Purchase your copy of "The Heart and Science of Yoga: Empowering Self-Care Program for a Happy, Healthy, Joyful Life" by Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)
http://ow.ly/Xc4J30hHQ87
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How can one live a happy, healthy and joyful life?

Excerpt from The Bridge of Yoga Science by Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev) 

Buddhi is a Sanskrit word for conscience. The buddhi is analogous to a mirror because, when it is used regularly to decide what’s to be done and whats not to be done, it faithfully reflects the wisdom and will of the Supreme Reality (a.k.a. God). It is the function of the mind that has the power to discriminate, determine, judge and decide.

The buddhi allows the conscious mind access to insights from the intuitive library of knowledge within- the superconscious mind. 
When your conscience speaks, you know what it says is true. The only question that remains is, do you have the willpower to align every thought, word and action with the wise and good counsel of the buddhi? 

When you earnestly serve the quiet promptings of the conscience, instead of exclusively serving the limited and habitual perspective of the ego, senses and unconscious mind, the conscience, operating like a mirror, can reflect an appropriate portion of superconscious wisdom into your conscious mind.

Would you like to access more of this essay? 

Read more here or sign up to our newsletter to get them mailed directly to you:
https://americanmeditation.org/transformation-journal/

Purchase your copy of The Heart and Science of Yoga: Empowering Self-Care Program for a Happy, Healthy, Joyful Life by Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev) 
http://ow.ly/Xc4J30hHQ87

When beginning any exercise program, remember ahimisa (non-injury, non-harming). If you are completely focused on the messages emanating from your body, you will be aware when you are approaching the threshold of pain. At that point, welcome and honor your limits, surrender your emotional involvement or judgment, and gently release from the posture. Learn about Easy-Gentle Yoga in Leonard Perlmutter's book, "The Heart and Science of Yoga" goo.gl/DtdWHA #AMIMeditation #yoga #meditation ... See MoreSee Less

When beginning any exercise program, remember ahimisa (non-injury, non-harming). If you are completely focused on the messages emanating from your body, you will be aware when you are approaching the threshold of pain. At that point, welcome and honor your limits, surrender your emotional involvement or judgment, and gently release from the posture. Learn about Easy-Gentle Yoga in Leonard Perlmutters book, The Heart and Science of Yoga goo.gl/DtdWHA #AMIMeditation #yoga #meditation

Thought for the Week:
#RamLevReminder

“The greatest gifts of meditation begin to manifest...

Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)
#Meditation#Consciousness#NewYear
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Thought for the Week: 
#RamLevReminder

“The greatest gifts of meditation begin to manifest...

Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)
#Meditation#Consciousness#NewYear
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