Ancient Meditation Overcomes Modern Day Stress

The world is celebrating the 7oth anniversary of the publication of Biography of a Yogi. Come join the fun! Have you heard of the song, “Love is in the Air”? Well, on the Kat Kanavos TV Show tonight “Yogi is in the Air,” and reminds us that Love is the answer.

Listen to “Kat Kanavos Show: Yoga and Meditation for Stress” on Spreaker.

Few of us can disconnect from our jobs, families, and full lives to live like Michel Pascal at the Kopan Monastery in Nepal where he mastered the art of meditation to overcome stress. However, we can learn from his experiences and those shared by Leonard Perlmutter, one of the Western world’s leading pioneers in the introduction of yoga meditation. Together their knowledge is the priceless antidote that can make all the difference in your world concerning the alleviation of stress because research has proved that stress is a killer.

Michele Pascal and Leonard Perlmutter are here to share in the worldwide celebration of the 70th year anniversary of Yogananda’s Biography of a Yogi by sharing their wisdom on why we experience stress and how we can overcome it.

Michel Pascal explains that by “meditating in the moment” we can calm our mind and break the cycle of stress addiction, while Leonard Perlmutter shares the research behind his eight-step method for managing the life force energy that propels and connects us to the infinite power found within and without us all.

They both tell amazing stories that highlight the result of mastering yoga and meditation. It is within meditation’s bliss and joy that we may discover our connection to Universal Oneness.

Yes, stress can be an addiction. A healthy daily dose of yoga and meditation is a natural cure.

How often have we had a wonderful day only to find ourselves worrying about the problems we imagine are waiting right around the corner?  As children, we may have feared the boogeyman hiding under our bed at day’s end. Now, as adults, it is often our daily life that feeds our fear.  We may feel problems are ready to pounce on us when we least expect it because we believe our life is so full of crisis we cannot go long periods of time without experiencing one.

Now, imagine viewing stress differently. Imagine viewing it as a choice.

Make the decision to not see a challenge as stressful, but rather as a learning opportunity. If you keep getting the same test over and over and fail at it perhaps you have not completely learned your lesson, yet. Rather than seeing the test results as punishment, use it to grow and improve your life. Start by focusing on a different outcome fueled by a different action.

What can you do to improve a challenging situation and reduce your stress? Practice Meditation.

Today, evidence from research proves that meditation improves health, mental acuity, emotional balance and spiritual connection.

Leonard Perlmutter founded the American Meditation Institute (AMI) in 1996.The American Meditation Institute courses are now approved and accredited by the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association.

While most North Americans today perceive Yoga as a valuable source of exercise and quieting of the mind, Leonard Perlmutter believes it is much more because Yoga evolved through ancient wisdom.

Yoga Science explains not just what to do but why you should do it.

Both Leonard Perlmutter and Michel Pascal believe our choices and actions energetically enhance or diminish our empowerment which influences our ability to live well, peacefully and successfully.

A fascinating revelation Leonard Perlmutter discusses during the interview is when you intentionally turn away from unhealthy temptations toward a better choice, it’s not a sacrifice or a denial. It is transforming your energy into greater potency, will power, physical vitality and unlimited creative potential.

Meditation is the gateway.

Leonard Perlmutter’s research published in his book The Heart and Science of Yoga, guides you to discover:

  • How the Bridge of Yoga can always lead you to your highest and greatest good
  • The 8 different Yoga Science steps that prepare you to lead a life of daily bliss
  • The best and easiest ways to anchor meditation in your life-even if you are prone to drift!
  • The right mantra for you—and why a mantra makes such a profound difference
  • The keys to AMI’s world renowned Meditation System
  • How stillness is the Divine Physician

Michel Pascal introduces the audience to the power of meditation and explains why it is the best solution for daily stress, anxiety, and depression. He prescribes a series of one-minute visualization and breathing practices and techniques that can be used throughout the day whether in the workplace, while commuting, or at home. “It as a way to unplug in the moment, before stress takes hold (or after if necessary).”

Michel’s method includes ten easy practices that you can do for one minute at a time, wherever you are. During the interview he discusses how to:

  • Meditate Like the Horizon to unplug your brain when it is running all the time.
  • Meditate Like a Dolphin to discover your inner peace in high-stress moments.
  • Meditate Like a Mountain to feel more grounded when your mood is up and down.
  • Meditate Like a Wave to help you deal with difficult people and difficult interactions.
  • Meditate Like a Kiss to feel less stress in a romantic relationship.

Michel Pascal is a French author, meditation teacher, singer, filmmaker, and photographer. His unique brand of meditation is being practiced at Google, Harvard University, and many other major organizations. Before moving to Los Angeles, Pascal lived in the Kopan Monastery in the Himalayas. He has spent more than 15 years adapting traditional teachings and practices for students around the world.

The day before Mother’s Day Michele Pascal performed a concert in Times Square.

Michel and Leonard connect the dots for those who seek answers and solutions for finding a better, happier life through meditation and Yoga. They share how a heart-driven Yoga Lifestyle wrapped in ancient wisdom is necessary in a modern world.

If you are not already doing so we challenge you to meditate once daily for one week. Here is how.

Assume a comfortable position and meditate for ten minutes once a day on anything positive. At the end of the week ask yourself these questions, “Do I feel less stressed after meditating? Has my life become more positive? Am I attracting more positive people and situations? Is my life more joyful?”

If you are already on a meditation routine, please share with us your favorite time of the day to meditate. What is your favorite meditation position, and how long did it take you to experience a change in your life?

CLICK on the VIDEO show at the top of this article to make a positive shift in your life by learning more about Yoga and Meditation.


Kat O'Keefe-Kanavos
Kat O'Keefe-Kanavos
Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kanavos is the award-winning author of Surviving Cancerland, and co-author of Dreams That Can Save Your Life. She’s a three-time cancer survivor, and co-publisher/editor of WEBE Books Publishing. Her dreams diagnosed her illness as seen on Dr. Oz, Doctors, NBC News, American Express Open, in Newspapers and magazines. She’s a Contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul, TV/Radio Host/Producer- Dreaming Healing on DV7Radio/TV Network, Wicked Housewives On Cape Cod™, Kat Kanavos Show, Internationally Syndicated Columnist in BIZCATALYST 360°, Dream Columnist in Positive Tribe Magazine, and Desert Health Magazine, Keynote Speaker, Performance Coach who taught Special Ed & Psychology @USF, and Lecturer who promotes patient advocacy and Spiritual guidance. She is co-author to the inspiring books; Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change and Crappy to Happy: Sacred Stories of Transformational Joy

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