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* A pragmatic strategy to control the mind

Feedback from a Rheumatologist who attended a few of my classes (1). Subsequently his wife and two daughters also attended a few of my classes.

“Meeting Mr. Suryanarayana was more than a sheer coincidence (2). I called him hoping for ‘Srimadbhagavadgeeta’  (Geeta in short) sessions, just to realize that he had come up with a very easy, yet pragmatic strategy to control the mind (one of the major aspects of Geeta) (3).

I have benefited from this technique and continue to hope for ongoing experiences (4). Focusing on breath using the ‘tip mode’ and ‘counting mode’ has been very beneficial to calm the mind (5), (6). My sleep quality has improved phenomenally and so has the ability to reduce the impact of the stressors of day to day life. Both our children have learnt the technique from him and hopefully will continue to reap the benefits. They are realizing their inner strength every day through constant practice. We are even hoping that Mr. Suryanarayana will teach this technique to my younger sister, who is deaf; and her daughter (both visiting us from India) so that they can improve their quality of life even back home. I would very strongly recommend this simple and effective technique to anybody and everybody. Thanks to Mr. Suryanarayana for being a catalyst in our evolution!”

(1) About my seminars and classes

(2) His contact with me is a classic example of the spiritual quotation “When the student is ready, the teacher appears”. In this case I appeared apparently by mistake! One day I got a call from him when he was a stranger to me and also a newcomer to Albany.  He asked for classes on  Geeta being held at the Albany Hindu Temple since long. I said he got the wrong number  and asked him to see the correct number for that class in the temple website. I also told him briefly the kind of classes I offer at the temple. I tried to close our dialogue quickly. But he persisted and asked about my classes, liked them and registered for the classes. He liked them and also brought his wife and two daughters to my classes.

(3) An ancient spiritual text from India known World over.

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* This meditation has saved my life …

Feedback from a man in New Jersey whose wife is undergoing a great disturbance due to change in the dosage of medication for her Bipolar problem (1). They have a 7 year old daughter. He was under great stress due to this situation.

” Your meditation technique has saved my life. It has helped me survive the crisis I have been going through.”

He explained that he was practicing the technique at night and other times, due to which he was able to withstand the severe stress.

(1) Husband and wife living are living in New Jersey. The husband found this web site when he searched on the internet for a solution to his unbearable stress. He contacted me by phone from the contact information in the web site. To start with, I am guiding him with phone support while he is practicing based on the documents in this web site. Once he gains confidence in the practices, hopefully he can train his wife.

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* Helping my patients – says a Doctor

Feedback from Padma Sripada MD (Internal Medicine), my daughter (1). She recommends this technique to her patients with anxiety, panic attacks, hypertension and insomnia who may be open to such practices (2).

  • This technique is appealing in its simplicity, and absence of restrictive conditions”: The focusing on the breathing technique is appealing in its simplicity, and absence of restrictive conditions that often hamper the adoption of most techniques of meditation. I have introduced the technique to some of my patients with anxiety, panic attacks, hypertension and insomnia. Everyone who has adopted the technique has reported it helps them relax. Some patients have reported it has helped then sleep better, and no longer rely on medications. The most remarkable effect was on a patient with severe panic attacks, who could not drive over a bridge without taking an anxiolytic first, is now able to drive over bridges without relying on medications!”
  • Helping my patients: “My female patient in her forties has been suffering for many years with anxiety, depression and insomnia, made significantly worse due to negative interactions with a supervisor at work. Her BP (Hypertension) had been borderline high at most of her visits. She was always visibly stressed and appeared on the edge. To control her symptoms she was on two anxiety medications and a sleeping pill.Recently when she came in, she had a very relaxed demeanor. She told me she was off both her anxiety medicines since she does not need them any more. Her BP was in perfect range.I asked her what brought about the remarkable change. She said she decided that she would change how she reacts to her supervisor. She would do the best job she can and not let anything else affect her. She does the breathing as recommended (3). She does not use her fingers to count her breaths (4) but focuses on her breaths (5). She finds that it calms her down significantly.

    I was very surprised and happy for her, since her quality of life is significantly improved. It is a clear example of how simple techniques can help transform lives.”

(1) Padma Sripada MD (2) How Can I Focus On Breathing?

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