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-day
workshop, 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 would also know amazing facts about your body and the miracles hidden in ordinary herbs – all in just one day!
Dr Chauhan, BAMS, is a renowned name in the field of ayurveda, India’s indigenous healing modality. A silver medallist in ayurveda from the University of Delhi, he is an expert in treating so-called incurable diseases, mentioned in pharmacology and rasashastra. Author of two bestselling books, Eternal Health and Eternal Beauty, he is a TV personality and master ayurvedic physician since 1992. He currently serves as the Director of Jiva Ayurveda, an online ayurvedic company founded by him.
Stalls at the Exhibition
SIGFA Psycho Neurobics healing is a boon to those fighting critical diseases such as cancer, AIDS, diabetes, migraine, blood pressure, stress, depression, heart problem and all psycho somatic diseases. Invented by Guinness World Record holder Dr BK Chandra Shekhar, SIGFA healing is carried out by the flow of universal divine energy passing through the nadis and chakras located in the etheric body of human beings. Dr Chandra Shekhar is the author of more than 100 books including his unique best-selling book, Invisible Doctor, which introduces each individual with the greater healer sitting within.
Shrey’s Nutraceuticals Pvt Ltd is a research-oriented pharmaceutical company having strong international operations since 1990, in the Indian market. The company is focussed on developing and producing innovative and effective nutraceutical, herbal, and medicinal products that make a real difference to healthcare from birth to ageing. Its nutraceuticals, or preventive medicines, provide innovative solutions in the areas of metabolic disorders, and are very effective in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. The products are based on well documented scientific facts, committed research, and are aimed at improving the quality of life.
Vidya Sagar Institute of Reiki
Delhi-based VSIR imparts certified and non-certified courses in healing modalities like Reiki, up to an advance level. Founded by master Reiki healer, Pranav Puri, the institute undertakes teaching of holistic healing through various different techniques such as the popular Magnified Healing course by Mother Kwan Yin, one of the bodhisattvas. This is a certified course with international certification, and offers special techniques and mantras to give more thrust and effectiveness to healing. VSIR also offers original healing products and objects.
Anu Mehta – Meta Health
Anu Mehta is the only Master Trainer in META – Health and Advanced Clearing Energetic in India. META-Health is the art, science and practice of body-mind-social health with a focus on how specific stress triggers, emotions and beliefs affect specific organ symptoms. Anu is trained under some of the biggest names in the industry to not only get the best the world has to offer but also to deliver the best to her clients and students. She is credited with blending various modalities like Hypnotherapy, EFT, Matrix Reimprinting, and Bioenergetics, Nuti Energetic System which includes use of mi-Health, Feng Shui, Vaastu and also specialises in correcting Geo-stress lines.
Gayatrri Bhartiya is a metaphysical counsellor, speaker and life coach since the last 10 years. She is a certified and licensed Heal Your Life Trainer and Life Coach from the UK (approved by Hay House and Louise Hay). She is a qualified Hypnotherapist, Past-life Regression Therapist, and ThetaHealer. Gayatrri also conducts Angel Miracle Classes and Tarot classes. Her workshops have successfully helped people recover from depression, insomnia, phobias, fears, addictions, traumas and limiting life patterns. She is founder of The School Of Metaphysics And Healing. www.gayatrribhartiya.com
The violet agni or the violet flame is the high-frequency spiritual energy that surrounds a human on the spiritual path. The light of the seventh ray of God, this violet energy can have profound effects on all aspects of our being—mental, emotional and even physical. It is a supplement to any religion or practice and is also known as the mercy flame or the flame of forgiveness, as well as the freedom flame. Jaspal Soni is a practitioner as well as the trainer of the violet agni. People can use it to transmute negative karma and to produce positive change in all areas of human endeavour, whether personal or planetary. www.chanandaculturalsociety.org/violetAgni.html
A unique method of healing – no touch, no drug – Prana Violet healing is an easy to learn alternative therapy. This technique was founded by Siva P in Borobudur and Perambanan in Indonesia after 35 full moon meditations. Siva P, also a mechanical engineer, founded this technique in 2008. He has cured a number of people through various workshops and seminars conducted in India, Indonesia and Malaysia. The healing modality is based on the balancing of the subtle energy body with the use of a Prana Healing Wand which will be made available to everyone. This technique can be used to heal physical, emotional and spiritual ailments easily.
Pranic Healing Foundation
Pranic Healing ® is a revolutionary, simple, powerful and comprehensive system of natural healing techniques that uses prana to treat illness. It is a synthesis of ancient, esoteric healing methods that have been rediscovered, researched and tested over decades with proven success, by the founder of Modern Pranic Healing ®, Grand Master ChoaKok Sui. Pranic Healing ® corrects imbalances in the body’s energy field and transfers life force to the patient. Benefits of Pranic Healing ® are improved health and increased stamina, inner peace and happiness, and attainment of the ability to attract good luck to become more prosperous.
Sound Yoga has been designing, developing and manufacturing metal hand-hammered singing bowls and gongs for the last 20 years. Their range includes therapeutic, meditation and musical singing bowls. These are specifically used for Sound Therapy purpose in USA, Australia, Brazil, Germany and other European countries. Since the past few years, the company has been offering a variety of basic and advanced training seminars and workshops in Sound Healing with Singing Bowls that are specifically designed for interested individuals, professionals and complementary therapists.
God’s Own Store – Plant Micro Cellopathy
Plant Micro Cellopathy (PMC) utilises therapeutic plant extracts and true essential oils to invoke the body’s own intrinsic healing power. These essential oils and extracts support the body in achieving what it does naturally – seeking homeostasis, balance, optimal health and wellness. Free of added chemicals, these oil blends have absolutely no side-effects and promote good health and strong immunity. This pathbreaking approach gives succour from diabetes; dengue, viral infections; acne, psoriasis and other skin infections; high blood pressure and cholesterol; in a completely natural manner. www.godsownstore.com
Loving yourSelf Foundation
Shalini Kalra Jacob, founder of Loving yourSelf Foundation and a certified Heal Your Life® Teacher-Trainer and Coach in the philosophy of Louise Hay, will be sharing information about the upcoming Heal Your Life® Train-the-Trainer programmes, workshops and products. The stall offers consultations on choosing a meaningful career, personal and professional development, relationship queries, and money concerns. She believes that each of us is powerful beyond measure, and in embracing our magnificence we play out our divine destiny. www.lovingyourself.co.in
Dijyo Spiritual Pendants
Dijyo makes your heartfelt wishes and blessings for your loved ones into a tangible present through spiritual pendants and souvenirs. Their pendants comes with scriptures written in 24K gold along with shlokas, yantras and images of gods. All can be seen with the naked eye. Made with an invented technology giving fine detail at a micron level, the pendants and images are durable. Dijyo is the single source provider of such products to Tanishq, Gitanjali Jewels, Chinmaya mission, Ganapati Sachchidananda Avadhoota Datta Peetam in India. Another feather in its cap is the launch of the world’s smallest Bhagavad Gita, listed in the Limca Book of records 2008.
Soul Healing India
Soul Healing India is an organisation dedicated to spreading the teachings, empowerment and services of Master Dr Zhi Gang Sha who is a world-renowned miracle soul healer, an extraordinary teacher and an enlightened spiritual master. The organisation aims to bring awareness about using the power of soul to heal and transform all life including health, relationships, finances, intelligence, energy, stamina, vitality and immunity, spiritual communication, educational success and work productivity, to bring success to all aspects of life. Soul healing is non-invasive and has no negative side-effects. It can be used beneficially as a complement or supplement to any other healing modality. www.soulhealingindia.com
CHI – Delhi
CHI – Delhi, founded by Ritu Singh, is dedicated to bringing tools of quantum shift that are easy to learn and apply. Ritu Singh is a well-known instructor of Hypnotherapy, Theta Healing, Access Bars facilitator and a practitioner of HypnoBirthing and HypnoBirthing Fertility Consultant. CHI – Delhi is known for its group of therapists who are equipped with fastest growing modalities worldwide. It encourages students, professionals and people from all walks of life to learn, through certified courses, to create greater possibilities for them in their work, finances, relationships and career.
Star Health Insurance
The Star Health Insurance stall offers a perfect opportunity to gift yourself and your family a guarantee for life. It has come up with the Star Diabetes Safe Insurance that covers not only type 1 but type 2 diabetes as well. Along with regular hospitalisation expenses, pre-medical check-ups, the policy also comes with a floater option for both husband and wife. With more than 235 offices across the country, Star Health offers cashless hospitalisation, faster settlement of claims, and no-claim discount benefits to its clients. They cater to accident victims, travellers, senior citizens, disabled, critical patients, diabetics among many others. Star Health is the Gold sponsor of the Life Positive Expo, Delhi.
The Heritage silk fashion stall is all geared up to showcase their vibrant and traditional collections at the event. Sarees, robes and kurtas in a multitude of colours, woven with a touch of ethnicity make for an exquisite assortment. Heritage uses the finest of fabrics and ensures that the designs are flawless and of superior quality and feel. Through vibrant hues and weaves the collection reflects the high quality of artistry. The fabric dyes used in the painting process impart an effervescent colour scheme and are easy to clean with no detriment to the garment or the artwork. Heritage has been a consistent Silver sponsor of the Life Positive Expo since its inception.
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