Frequently Asked Questions - Anannd Utsav

FAQ’s on Meditation

FAQ’s on Healing

FAQ’s on Tarot

FAQ’s on iMRS PEMF Therapy


FAQ’s on Meditation

Q: What is Meditation?

Everyone thinks that the purpose of meditation is to handle stress, to tune out, to get away from it all. While that’s partially true, the real purpose of meditation is actually to tune in, not to get away from it all, but to get in touch with it all. Not to just de-stress, but to find that peace within, the peace that spiritual traditions talk about that passes all understanding. So, meditation is a way to get in the space between your thoughts.

And the more we learn and experience about this space between thoughts, we find ourselves more aware and more experience more freedom from all the conditionings we have.

In meditation, we get into this space so we find infinite possibilities, infinite correlation, infinite creativity, infinite imagination, and infinite power of intention. That’s what meditation is really about.

Q: Where should one Meditate?

Meditation can be practiced anywhere where you can hold your inner space for some time undisturbed. However it is recommended to meditate in groups as it expands the energy field with collective consciousness.

Q: When to Meditate?

Anytime is perfect time to meditate. However Morning and evening time coincide with our body’s quieter rhythms so it is advisable to meditate in morning or evening hours. Our body knows how to be still; we just have to give it opportunity. Studies show that routines begun in the morning last the longest, but any time you look forward to meditate is the right time.

Q: Is it compulsory to sit while meditating?

Being comfortable is most important. It is preferable to sit up straight on the floor or on a chair to help cultivate alertness, but if you are ill or need to lie down, that is fine.

Q: I can’t stop my Thoughts while meditating

It’s very much okay to have thoughts while meditating. Ideas are to witness the thoughts. Thoughts will inevitably drift in and dance around your mind, but that’s normal. Don’t try to do anything with them – let them be. If you find yourself thinking about what’s passing through your mind, just return to focusing your awareness on your breath.

Q: For how long one should meditate?

The effects of meditation are cumulative, and setting aside as little as 15 minutes a day to retreat and rejuvenate is beneficial. Although some active techniques lasts for an hour. You can select what is most comfortable to your body to start with.

Q: What are the different meditation techniques?

There are many different meditation techniques broadly classified as Active and passive meditations.

Q: Can I learn meditation?

Meditation is an experience which one can only go through. No one can teach meditations but yes there are some techniques which help you to experience meditative state.

Q: Which is right for me?

There is no “right” meditation technique for everybody. Some techniques work better for certain people while other techniques work better for other people. The important thing is to find what works for you.

Q: What are the basic principles of meditation?

There are a few recommended guidelines for meditation:
•    It should be done every day, preferably at the same time
•    It should preferably be done before a meal rather than after a meal
•    A spot should be set aside for meditation, which should be a quiet place and used for nothing but meditation
•    It should preferably be done in one fixed dress.

The idea of fixing time, spot and dress is to create an energy field which is charged daily with your meditations and slowly this charged place also helps you to have deeper meditative experiences.

Q: Is there any religious implication or affiliation with meditation?

Meditation is way of life. It is not associated with any religion or mass. This is a process of tuning in, in your inner space. The inner space which is a part of divine, part of source.

Q: Why do some people use music while meditating?

Meditative music (not rock-n-roll !) can help in establishing a meditative atmosphere. Also, some people find meditation relatively easy but find that the hard thing is to actually get themselves to sit down and start their meditation. Music can help make this easier. Some people use music quite often while others prefer silent meditation and never use it.

Q: Should I meditate with my eyes open or with my eyes closed?

There are different techniques to experience meditation. Some are practiced with closed eyes while some can be practiced with open eyes. Mostly it is done with closed eyes. The whole idea is to tune in your space while shutting the mind from outer activities. Eyes are the powerful exit for your energy to outer world so when you close your eyes, automatically you start turning in.

Q: What are the physiological effects of meditation?

The most common physiological effects of meditation are reduced blood pressure, lower pulse rate, decreased metabolic rate and changes in the concentration of serum levels of various substances.

Q: When I meditate I experience physical pain in my body. What should I do?

Sensations (itching/aches/pains/etc.) can arise in the body when meditating for several reasons. Sometimes the cause is just an uncomfortable posture–make sure that your posture is comfortable under normal circumstances.


FAQ’s on Healing

Q: What is Healing?

Healing is a therapy that helps to restore and balance energy that has been depleted due to stress, illness, injury, grief, medical conditions, surgery or medical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. The goal of healing is to restore harmony and balance in the human energy system by creating an optimal environment to enable the body’s innate tendency for healing to occur.

Q:How Healing effects body, mind, emotion and spirit?

We are integrated beings and we cannot separate the physical from the emotional, mental or spiritual aspects of ourselves. When we are physically ill, we are also affected emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Likewise, when we are stressed or emotional about something we often feel it in our physical body such as developing a headache or we have a change in digestion or have difficulty sleeping. Our body, mind, emotion and spirit are who we are as a whole person and we need to take care of that whole person. Healing affects the whole person.

Q: Do you have to be a certain age to receive Healing?

You can be any age to receive healing – from newborn to the elderly.

Q: Is healing for everybody?

Healing Touch is beneficial to everyone and works as a complementary therapy to conventional medicine and other therapies.

Q: Where does this healing energy come from?

Healing energy is a subtle energy. It is different than electricity or chemical energy or other kinds of physical energy. This energy comes from the Higher Power, which exists on a higher dimension than the physical world we are familiar with.

Q: Is Healing a Religion?

Although healing energy is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. Anyone can experience this healing energy, while being free to continue believing anything they choose and are encouraged to make their own decisions concerning the nature of their religious practices.

Q: What does a healing treatment feel like?

What one experiences during a healing varies somewhat from person to person. However, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. In addition, many feel a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them. As the energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings a state of peace and well-being is experienced.

Q: What can be treated with Energy work?

Healing Sessions has had a positive effect on all forms of illness and negative conditions. This includes minor things like head or stomach aches, bee stings, colds, flu, tension and anxiety as well as serious illness like heart disease, cancer, leukaemia, etc. The side effects of regular medical treatments have also been reduced or eliminated. This includes the negative effects of chemotherapy, post operative pain and depression as well as improving the healing rate and reducing the time needed to stay in the hospital. It always helps and in some cases people have experienced complete healings which have been confirmed by medical tests before and after the healing treatments. However, while some have experienced miracles, they cannot be guaranteed. Stress reduction with some improvement in one’s physical and psychological condition is what is most experienced.

Q: Does one have to stop seeing a regular doctor or psychologist in order to receive a healing treatment?

No. Energy Healing works in conjunction with regular medical or psychological treatment. If one has a medical or psychological condition, it is recommended that one see a licensed health care professional in addition to receiving healing treatments. Healing energy works in harmony with all other forms of healing, including drugs, surgery, psychological care or any other method of alternative care and will improve the results.

Q: Who can learn to do Healing?

Energy Healings are very simple techniques to learn and is not dependent on one having any prior experience with healing, meditation or any other kind of training. Any healing modality can be learnt by anyone, housewives to students to businessman to doctors. Also not educated people can learn the basic healing techniques.

Q: How long does it take to learn any modality?

A beginning healing class is taught on a weekend. The class can be one or two days long.

Q: Can I treat myself?

Yes, once you have learnt a technique, you can treat yourself as well as others. This is one of the unique features of any healing modality.

Q: I have heard that energy healing can be sent to others at a distance. How does this work?

Yes, Mostly in advance classes (except few) you are taught to do distant healings. By using a picture of the person or using their holograms, energy work can be done. They could be hundreds of miles away, but it makes no difference. The energy will go to them and treat them.

Q: Can I treat animals or plants?

Animals love energy too. They seem to have a natural understanding of what energy work is and its benefits. Plants also respond well to energy work.

Q: Are there any side effects from a healing treatment?

Most of the time a person will feel relaxed and uplifted by a healing treatment. However, sometimes a person will have what is called a healing crisis. As a person’s vibration goes up, toxins that have been stored in the body will be released into the blood stream to be filtered by the liver and kidneys and removed from the system. When this happens, sometimes a person can get a headache or stomach ache or feel weak. If this happens, it is a good idea to drink more water, eat lighter meals and get more rest. The body is cleansing as part of the healing process so this is a good sign.

Q: Do you recommend that Healing be used in place of traditional medical care?

Absolutely not. Healing  should be used in conjunction with – not instead of – traditional medical care.

Q: How many sessions are recommended?

The number of sessions for Healing is dependent upon the needs of the client. Often for a new client, three treatments are scheduled. After each session, the client’s needs are reassessed to plan the care appropriately. This will include the need for further treatments, referrals to other professionals, and instruction in self care as needed and in collaboration with the wishes of the client.

Q: How often would I have to be seen?

If you have an acute condition such as recent surgery or a recent injury, more benefit is derived by a Healing daily or every other day for three to five visits.

Q: How soon will I notice results?

The energy shifts immediately with the integration, like a light being turned on in a dark room. The overall feeling of relaxation is commonly experienced. Pain relief is often reported after one session. Most people report that they feel much “lighter” after the session. That is because they literally are! Emotions such as depression, anger, guilt, etc. are often released. Once released, the void where those emotions were formerly held may be automatically filled with light, truth, love, forgiveness, and joy.

Q: Do I have to undress to receive a session?

No, you do not need to undress to receive a session.


FAQ’s on Tarot

Q: What are tarot cards and how do they work?

Tarot cards have been around for a long time.   A tarot deck is comprised of 78 cards.  A reader uses the tarot as a tool to tap into their intuition and to divine the future.  Tarot can also be used as a creative prompt, for self development and more.

Q: How accurate is tarot?

Most tarot readers are about 80% accurate at best. No reader, no matter how famous they are or how accurate they claim to be, can read for everyone.  There is always room for misinterpretation and no reader can possibly know ‘everything’.  If they did, they’d be God!  And please remember – if you don’t like something said in a reading, you CAN change the outcome.  YOU are ALWAYS the master of your own destiny.The only person who can claim 100% accuracy for your life is YOU.  Your actions and thoughts will always determine the outcome.  Avoid readers who make you feel otherwise.

Q: What is the best way to ask tarot my question?

Be as specific as possible – especially for an email reading. Include names of anyone you are asking about.  Birth dates are always helpful.  If you want to send a photo via email, that sometimes can be an aid. Please do not ask the same question over and in a different manner just to try and “get” the answer you want. Be respectful and don’t play games with your questions by dragging a red herring.  If you don’t want to know the answer to a question, simply don’t ask.


FAQ’s on iMRS PEMF Therapy

Q: What Do PEMF Sessions Do?

The PEMF device delivers a series of pulsating magnetic frequencies that creates a penetrating energy that will dynamically interact with cellular metabolism in order to produce a wide range of healing benefits. Those healing benefits to the body are increased ATP production, normalization of cellular membrane potentials, increasing oxygenation of tissues and improved removal of toxins from the cells.

Q: What is a PEMF Session like?

A PEMF session will essentially feel relaxing. All that is required of the client is to lie on a massage table that has a PEMF system on it. No action or physical activity is required. Most people (and animals) simply go to a restful, meditative state or fall asleep. Afterwards they arise from the therapeutic experience feeling rested, peaceful and energized…minus some aches and pains. In addition to the pad, there is a smaller “pillow pad” and a probe for application to specific areas.

Q: What should I experience during an iMRS session?

Since everyone is unique and has different physical problems or conditions, each will experience something different. There are numerous types of therapeutic and intensity settings on the device, allowing the individual to increase or decrease the effects. Thus a person can experience many different sensations. Frequently, people will state that they feel a tingling in an area of an old injury, while others say they feel a sense of wellness and relaxation. Check it out for yourself and see what you experience!

Q: Who can use an iMRS session?

Everyone can use PEMF therapy from the very young to the elderly, from sedentary individuals to those that exercise daily. Essentially, anyone at any age group, any level of wellness or fitness including both humans and animals (of all species), can benefit from using this technology while experiencing no negative side effects.

Q: How often can I use PEMF therapy?

You can use PEMF therapy as often as you choose. Whether you use it once a day or once a week. PEMF treatment is a safe, easy to use and effective treatment with no negative side effects. Using PEMF just 20-60 minutes per day offers long lasting, significant relief not only throughout the day but throughout the weeks and months, as it mobilizes the body’s healing resources.

Q: Are there any contraindications?

Yes, there are contraindications for PEMF therapy. Specifically, for individuals who 1) have pacemakers 2) are pregnant or 3) are epileptic.

Q: Are the iMRS systems FDA approved?

Yes. The iMRS is one of the ONLY TWO consumer (end-user) Pulsed Magnetic therapy products that are regulated by the FDA. It is also FDA compliant, FDA listed and FDA Registered. If you are considering any other PEMF device, most likely it is not regulated by the FDA. It is not, however, approved as a medical device by the FDA and therefore not covered by insurance panels.

Q: What are the general health benefits of PEMF therapy?

The following is a list of the general health benefits from using PEMF therapy:
•    Improves recovery from physical exertion, strenuous activities and workouts, etc.
•    Balances the body’s acupuncture meridians in just a few minutes
•    Strengthens the immune system – gentle magnetic intensity does not over-stimulate the body
•    Improves wound healing – post-operative wound healing, better scar healing, from injuries, etc.
•    Positively affects pain reduction resulting from various causes – arthritis, back pain, bursitis, muscle stress, etc.
•    Normalizes action of the cellular electrical voltage potentials for healthier metabolism.
for iMRS PEMF excerpts from PEMF Website.