The Dharana Method®'s main ingredient is meditation.
You have around 60,000 thoughts every day, and an average of 70%* of them are negative.
You have countless emotions every day, and the ones you notice, are usually negative.*
And unless you "detox" these uncomfortable firings of neurons in a healthy way, damaging thoughts get stuck on repeat and negative emotions release harmful toxins into your body.
My mission is to give people the tools they need to observe and detox these negative patterns, and finally feel at home in themselves.
The Dharana Method is a whole-life approach to being at peace. The DM uses tools including meditation, yoga, pranayama (breathing), emotional management, Ayurveda (diet, behavioral, and detox practices) and minimalism to help you to stop identifying with negative thoughts, and teach you to regulate uncomfortable emotions.
Students of this method will experience:
Decreased anxiety, depression, and insomnia
Getting one's body out of “fight or flight” state, known to cause disease including cancer, chronic fatigue and obesity
Greater memory, focus and creativity
Better sex and relationships
Release of the body’s “feel-good” neurotransmitters, including dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins
Decreased blood pressure and hypertension
Lowered cholesterol levels
Reduced production of “stress hormones” including cortisol and adrenaline
More efficient oxygen use by the body
Increased production of the anti-aging hormone DHEA
Improved immune function
and much, much more!
*Scroll to the end to read summaries of the studies behind these statements.
Where did The Dharana Method® come from?
The Dharana Method® is a simple blend of Vedic, Buddhist and science-based practices including meditation. It gets its name and primary concept, dhāraṇā, from a practical guide to peace called, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, which is thousands of years old, yet inherently applicable to modern life. Within the Yoga Sutras, the term dhāraṇā is mentioned as the power to maintain a "single focus." During a struggle with depression and a back injury, I realized that it was much easier to "slip into the gap" between thoughts (a saying from my teacher Deepak Chopra) when I used a point of focus in meditation. After just a few weeks utilizing this process of meditation, and keeping my focus on lifestyle practices that kept my body and environment healthy, I regained control over my emotions and physical body, and developed a newfound sense of gratitude and purpose (along with spontaneous weight loss!). Many hundreds of people have had this same success with The Dharana Method®, and it’s my intention that you will, too!
Consider the DM for your journey if you:
Feel like you're stuck in a rut
Get the sense life could be so much better
Get the feeling that stress, anxiety or depression are controlling your life
Are looking for your life's purpose
Desire emotional freedom
Want to feel good in your body
Want to know who you really are
Yearn to grow spiritually
Desire to create clear intentions, and manifest abundance in your life
Want to heal past traumas; even the ones of which you're not aware
Desire to contribute to your family and community in a meaningful way
Want to share meditation by becoming a teacher, providing your employees with our corporate program, or training your staff to teach this process.
I Personally Promise You, The Dharana Method® will transform your life.
From the article “Why Meditate?”
By Deepak Chopra, M.D.
A 2011 study published in the Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Journal found that full-time workers who spent a few hours each week practicing mindfulness meditation reported a significant decrease in job stress, anxiety, and depressed mood.
A major study led by Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital found that after only eight weeks of meditation, participants experienced beneficial growth in the brain areas associated with memory, learning, empathy, self-awareness, and stress regulation (the insula, hippocampus, and prefrontal cortex). In addition, the meditators reported decreased feelings of anxiety and greater feelings of calm. This study adds to the expanding body of research about the brain’s amazing plasticity and ability to change habitual stress patterns.
Research conducted by the UCLA Mindful Awareness Center showed that teenagers and adults with ADHD who practiced various forms of meditation for just eight weeks improved their ability to concentrate on tasks, even when attempts were made to distract them.
A pivotal study led by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, found that participants who underwent a short, intensive meditation program were less depressed, anxious, and stressed, while also experiencing greater compassion and awareness of others’ feelings.
A study conducted by Wake Forest University School of Medicine found that participants who attended four 20-minute training sessions over the course of four days experienced a sharp reduction in their sensitivity to pain. In fact, the reduction in pain ratings was significantly greater than that found in similar studies involving placebo pills, morphine, and other painkilling drugs.