Posts Tagged ‘Snippets’


Monday, March 24th, 2008

“Benefits of Meditation”

Meditation is a practice that restores balance in life. Today, meditation is used to treatMeditation anxiety, stress, and depression. By dissolving stress it enables a person to makes better choices through clear thinking. Those who meditate regularly report higher levels of self-esteem. This practice has been used to help people quit smoking, conquer drug and alcohol addictions, reduce blood pressure and reduce symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome and menopause. Meditation aids in lowering heart rate and blood pressure by slowing down the process of breathing.

Psychological Benefits

  • Reduction in levels of stress and anxietyRipples
  • Inducing higher creativity and intelligence
  • Reducing depression
  • Increased learning ability, better reasoning and memory
  • Reducing irritability and moodiness
  • Better levels of energy vitality and rejuvenation
  • Inducing emotional control
  • Increase in self-esteem
  • Increased alertness and concentration
  • Improvement in relationships

Physiological BenefitsSerene

  • May help to lower blood pressure
  • Prevented, slowed or controlled pain in case of chronic diseases
  • Boosting your immune system
  • Help in lowering cholesterol levels
  • Improvement in airflow, especially in those with asthma
  • Helps in looking and feeling younger.

My Compass

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

“How to read a Compass?”

Start off with a simple floating needle compass. Stand in the centre of the room, hold it straight and allow the needle to become steady, then look for the Dial, turn it around to bring 00 exactly in line with the red tip pointer, face the direction the needle or 00 is. Now if you out stretch your hands side ways; your right hand will give you east, left hand will point west, the direction you are facing, in front of you is north and behind you is south.

These are the four Cardinal directions.

The entire Dial has 3600 so 22 ½ degrees right and left of 00 is the cone giving you North area.

Similarly the centre 3600 circle can be divided to give you 4 cardinal and 4 sub cardinal directions.Compass

North East
South East
South West
North West


The above gives you the 8 directions of a room. Similarly you can stand in the middle of the house some where more or less you feel the center is and get the same directions of your living space.

Note: Sometimes a direction could include parts of different rooms or areas use your judgment to ascertain which area has the major part of that direction.