February 2015 By Punya Srivastava It is time again for the annual Life Positive Expo in the national capital. The grandest of them all, the Expo revisits with an array of insightful workshops, dynamic discourses, and all else it is famous for, says Punya Srivastava Come February, and every Delhiite’s heart soars at the sight of blooming flowers in the many landscaped gardens across the capital. The promise of spring is here. Free of heavy woollens, the Delhite steps out in the fragrant air and cheery sunshine, spirit soaring, ready to engage wholeheartedly in the adventure of life. Which naturally brings us to the Life Positive Expo. Held in the aesthetically built India Habitat Centre, this festival of body-mind-spirit will span across February 20 to 22. People flock to this celebration of wellness diligently every year to nourish their lives. With an assortment of six workshops by eminent and popular facilitators, and free discourses by renowned masters, the Expo has established itself as an annual pilgrimage for non-sectarian seekers. An open-to-all exquisite exhibition area showcasing New Age products and services, and free, hourly interactive sessions on holistic healing, add further dimensions to the experience. Read on for more details. Inaugural address by BK Shivani Disseminating profound wisdom in the simplest way, Sister B K Shivani touches the heart of every listener. Her simple but profound explanations on everyday mental and emotional conflicts have healed the lives of millions. Like every year, this year too, the ace orator will deliver her inaugural speech before a large audience on February 20 at the IHC. BK Shivani is a Rajyoga meditation teacher, and has been practising this ancient technique for the past two decades. She rose to fame in India and abroad with her Awakening with the Brahma Kumaris TV programme being aired on Aastha and Sanskar channels in India, and Star Plus in USA, UK, Asia, Australia and Middle East, since 2007. Her interactive training programmes and workshops present a logical, natural and comfortable way of adopting spirituality in life. She speaks on a wide spectrum of topics such as stress-free lifestyle, leadership skills, emotional intelligence,and self-realisation, These workshops, seminars and TV programmes have inspired thousands of professionals, youth and even children to embrace spirituality as a way of life. This is a free event open to all. Valedictory address by Sadhvi Bhagwati Saraswati Sadhvi Bhagwati’s face radiates service and prayer. Raised in a traditional, upper class, Jewish American family in Hollywood, California, she left America in 1996 to come and live permanently at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram. Sadhvi took official sanyas diksha in June 2000, from her guru HH Swami Chidananda Saraswati, marking her pledge to a life of service, renunciation, purity and devotion. She has been serving humanity ever since, along with managing the administrative affairs of the ashram. Sadhvi travels the world, giving lectures, and teaching meditation. Her talks blend the logic of the West with the knowledge and wisdom of the East. She is also president of the Divine Shakti Foundation, a foundation dedicated to educating and empowering poor women and children. In addition, she also oversees the myriad humanitarian programmes run by India Heritage Research Foundation, and has been the Managing Editor of the monumental project of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism. The inaugural address will be held at 4.30 pm on February 22nd. This is a free event, open to all. Acupressure with Ketan Shah Ketan Shah is a name to reckon with in the world of acupressure, having brought health and happiness to thousands of people. Be it Parkinson’s, diabetes, or cancer, nothing is outside the range of his magical hands. He unerringly finds the right spot to press and though it may cause you to wince, the relief that follows is immense. Mr Shah took to acupressure after a routine appendicitis surgery went wrong and his condition deteriorated further. After one month of diligently doing acupressure, he was completely cured. Thereafter, he made it his life’s mission to help people learn this healing science by conducting workshops and seminars in over 28 countries including Kenya, Dubai, USA, UK and Australia, apart from India. He is also author of the best-selling book, Acupressure for Total Wellness. Acupressure can successfully cure many dreaded health problems like heart problems, knee-joint, back pain, acidity, migraine, asthma, arthritis and many more. Enneagram by Rohini Singh and Tathagat Roy Break the confines of the personality type the world has boxed you in! Come, know who you are. The Enneagram is a proven personality typology that describes different personality types to understand the self and others. In this one-dayworkshop, one gets to see and experience all the personality types by ‘role plays’. The module is covered in an interesting and interactive way. Each participant discovers his/her Enneagram type, management style, organisational characteristics and growth paths. This provides an insight into the other’s behaviour and consequently, helps in improving relationships as well as performances, both in personal as well as professional life. Tathagat Roy and Rohini Singh are corporate trainers who make an excellent team. Tathagat Roy managed his own IT company before switching from managing computer software to human software! On his own journey of growth, he studied myriad breath-based techniques, mindfulness methods, awareness, and mind management tools. Rohini Singh Chopra is a spiritual mentor, life coach, corporate facilitator and author. She leads workshops and retreats focussed on empowerment, transformation and connection with the True Self. She is the author of The Only Way Out Is Within and Free Fall – The Journey Home, both published by Hay House. ThetaHealing by Renu Agrawal Many of us ponder upon existential questions like ‘who am I?’, ‘what am I doing here?’, and ‘what do I do next?’ This one-day workshop on ThetaHealing will clear away your doubts and answer your questions! ThetaHealing helps you to identify why things are the way they are. If you wish to resolve issues and enhance your life, this simple technique is for you. Thetahealing is your avenue for a sound body, mind and spirit. It is a meditational process that co-creates physical, psychological and spiritual healing with focussed prayer to the Creator. Renu Agrawal is a Certificate of Science holder and a Master Theta Healer from ThetaHealing Institute of Knowledge, USA. Persistent health issues forced Renu, a cost and management accountant from London, to look around for alternative solutions and thus began her association with this wonderful healing therapy. Renu is committed to bringing joy and happiness in everybody’s life by teaching them the techniques of ThetaHealing. Her areas of focus are issues related to students, children, health and relationship. Anger Management and Mind Power by Dr BK Chandra Shekhar Anger is undoubtedly a self-defeating and self-destructive emotion. It can cause health problems like disturbed sleep, tiredness, hypertension, heart problems, ulcers, stiffness in the joints, cancer and other physical complications. Anger, when out of control, can lead to violence against someone you are close to. However, it is not anger in itself that kills, but the way we choose to process it that could hurt us or make us very sick. Dr BK Chandra Shekhar’s workshop would constitute techniques to avoid self-condemnation, accepting the responsibility of changing the present behaviour, and taking action to change it. Dr BK Chandra Shekhar has survived life-threatening diseases like cancer, Hepatitis-C and diabetes, by increasing the healing power of the mind and boosting healthy memories. He is a Rajyogi, Psycho Neurobic specialist, pioneer of SIGFA Healing Concept, an International Mind and Memory Trainer, Guinness World Record holder in Speech category, in addition to authoring more than 15 books on mind, memory and healing power. Mind Power Unlimited by Sunil Parekh Unlock the latent power of your mind by becoming aware and accepting it! Create and manifest your desires by harnessing your inherent mind potential. This transformational workshop takes the participants through a journey of understanding the unlimited potential within them and learning how to scientifically tap into this potential for personal and professional success. Some of the daredevil experiential activities of the workshop include fire-eating, needle-piercing, body-stiffening, and hand-magnetism. to physically exhibit the power of a focussed mind in doing away with inhibitions and fears. Sunil Parekh is a success coach, personally trained by Jack Canfield, America’s leading success coach and transformation leader. Over the past 15 years, he has been keenly interested in human potential development and understanding the powers of the mind. Following his passion, Sunil quit his high profile job as the COO of a leading animation studio in India in 2011, and started facilitating various transformational programmes for personal effectiveness, peak performance and stress management. Anti-aging and Rejuvenation by Dr Pratap Chauhan Who doesn’t want to look and feel young and beautiful? This one-day workshop on anti-aging and rejuvenation by one of the biggest names in Ayurveda, Dr Pratap Chauhan, would help you establish that age is just a number! You will be taught to reverse your ageing process through safe and holistic ayurvedic remedies. You will learn tips on ways to preserve youth, enhance beauty, develop awareness, and stay healthy. What’s more, you
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