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A Good Night's Sleep

In today’s world, we are exposed to so much information about healthy lifestyle choices, but one aspect of a healthy lifestyle that has not been given enough attention is the importance of a good night’s sleep. In this blog, I would like to share with you some wisdom about sleep that was well understood by our ancestors and that medical research is now confirming.

Unnatural sleep patterns are arguably one of the most pressing lifestyle challenges of our time. By this I do not only mean sleep deprivation, but also sleep that is not in tune with the natural daily cycles. Over time, unnatural sleep patterns eventually disrupt our ability to regulate our thoughts, manage our relationships and our lives.

Healthy sleep cycles are in tune with Nature’s rhythms

Extensive studies have been conducted on people who work at night and their ageing is much more rapid than those who work during daylight hours1. While most of us don’t have to work at night, we often choose to live a lifestyle like those who do. We stay awake late into the night watching TV, surfing the Internet or playing video games, under artificial light. How does it affect our destiny when we choose a lifestyle that does not follow Nature’s rhythms?

The importance of our biological clocks has been observed for thousands of years in human societies, and has been researched more recently by scientists. Our daily cycles, and the hormonal patterns that accompany them, are well documented, e.g., the relationship among serotonin2 and melatonin3 levels, sunlight and healthy sleep patterns.

Also, in his TED talk4, Jeff Illif shares research on how the brain cleans away wastes and toxins through the cerebrospinal fluid during sleep, and how a good night’s sleep may prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s. So if only for the sake of physical health, it is important to sleep early and well.

In addition, sleep also matters for mental and spiritual well-being. When we sleep well, we are able to meditate early in the morning without struggling with our consciousness. Fully alert, we can lovingly invite the higher consciousness or Divine Principle in meditation, and be one with that Essence. Then some beautiful conditions can be created in the heart, and they stay with us; even if we try to shake them off, they won’t go. Such is the permanency of the condition created when our consciousness is able to receive. If our morning meditation is hampered, the whole day is affected.

For a person who has never meditated, it may make no difference; it is another day gone by with the mind in its turbulent state like a roaring ocean. Those roaring oceans may seem so beautiful, but the real beauty is in a pond without any waves, in stillness, where there is utter serenity. Even when a small leaf drops on the surface, it creates a disturbance.

There is a beautiful statement by Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur: you can either swim with the river’s flow, or you can swim against the flow, but then it will consume you. Early in the morning, Nature’s energy flows in one direction towards the Source. It is not a physical energy. It is so easy and natural to meditate before sunrise, when you are flowing with those currents. If you try to meditate after sunrise, it is like swimming against the current, and meditation becomes more difficult.

Change your life

Sleep early if you can. In fact, if you can discipline your sleep cycles it will change your life. It is like an inner butterfly effect. You know the story, that when a butterfly flaps its wings in the Amazon, one leaf starts fluttering, then two leaves and there is a snowstorm in North America. A little discipline in how well and how deeply you sleep will do wonders for your state of mind throughout the day and for your overall health.

If you want to develop yourself, adjust your sleep patterns, otherwise you will struggle with this fundamental thing all your life. You will wake up frustrated and sleepless and then you will not be able to meditate properly. If you cannot meditate properly, you won’t have a proper inner condition to take out into the day, and you also won’t even have the consciousness to handle worldly matters, like making wise decisions in your work. You have uprooted your consciousness, which is your very guiding force, so now you are vulnerable. More and more you will react in the moment, and as a result you will create more and more heaviness within yourself throughout the day. It is a vicious cycle.

Take the alternative scenario, where you sleep well, wake early and meditate on the heart before sunrise. You start the day with a finer inner condition, a pure condition, a blissful condition, so you are more grateful and more at peace. There is great benefit in this, and as you receive more and more benefit you feel like doing more and more.

Daaji will explore rhythmic cycles in more depth in the next blog, with some explanation about the Surya and Chandra Nadis and how we can best utilize these natural daily cycles in our lifestyle.

1http://oem.bmj.com/content/early/2014/10/08/oemed-2013
2http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1087079201901741
3http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21963350
4https://www.ted.com/talks/jeff_iliff_one_more_reason_to_get_a_good_night_s_sleep?language=en#

Read the complete article on Huffington post at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kamlesh-d-patel/a-good-nights-sleep_1_b_10070722.html.

Join a guided Meditation session with Kamlesh Daaji in North America in June 2016. There is no charge to learn or practice Heartfulness Meditation. For more info, visit: bit.ly/HeartfulConference
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Dear Colleague,

As you may be knowing the 29th IEEE International Parallel &
Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS-2015) will be held
in Hyderabad, India during May 25-29, 2015.  This is a premiere
conference  in parallel and distributed system focussing on
all aspects, Algorithms, Architecture, Applications, and Software.
The conf. is  coming to  India for the first time and this provides
a great opportunity for our research students to attend and
participate in the conference.

IPDPS-2015 is welcoming proposals for Ph.D. Forum, which is an
excellent platform especially meant for mentoring research
students.  The proposals are due in the month of Feb. 2015.
Please visit :
     http://www.ipdps.org/ipdps2015/2015_phd_forum.html

In addition to the PhD Forum, the India organizers are creating
a program complementary to the PhD Forum, so that students in
India not yet at the PhD level may participate and receive the
benefit of hearing from and interacting with the senior researchers
who are mentoring the PhD Forum students. All students will have
the opportunity to attend the conference and meet others who are
doing work in the area of research they plan to pursue.

We are working on arranging many travel fellowships for research
students in India which will meet the cost  for travel, registration,
and stay for the conference through industry and government
sponsorship.  Travel fellowships are also available for young
faculty from Indian research institutions. Details of the travel
fellowship would be made available through the IPDPS website during
the 3rd week of Feb. 2015.

Through this email I requet you to encourage your Ph.D. students
to participate in the Ph.D. forum. The submission details are
available in the IPDPS website.  For your Masters research students,
the India-specific Student Program may be more appropriate and
Dr. Suresh Purini (IIIT Hyderbad) who is coordinating this could
be contacted at suresh.purini@iiit.ac.in

Pls. feel free to forward this e-mail your colleague who would
be interested in this.

We look forward to your/your student's participation in
IPDPS-2015!

Thanks and regds
govind


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Prof. R. Govindarajan
Professor & Chairman
Supercomputer Education and Research Centre
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012,INDIA
Phone: +91 (80) 2360 0654/59/53
Fax: +91 (80) 2360 2648
URL: http://www.serc.iisc.ernet.in/~govind
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FYI. Please forward to your interested friends and colleagues.

*****Open House on Systems Research Opportunities, December 5, 2015, IIIT Hyderabad*****

IIIT-H is organizing an Open House for candidates interested in
pursuing research (MS and PhD) in systems areas such as high
performance computing, computer networks, distributed systems,
programming languages, compilers, computer architecture etc. The
program for the open house includes talks by researchers from both
academia and industry giving a perspective on the research path and
the career opportunities afterwards. Indian Symposium on Computer
Systems (IndoSys) is a systems conference intended to bring systems
research community in India together and this open house is organized
as a regional event associated with Indosys (www.indosys.org).

Program Schedule
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• 9:00am - 9:30am :: Registration and Tea.
• 9:30am - 10:00am :: A Perspective on Systems Research – Prof. P. J.
Narayanan, Director, IIIT-H. • 10:00am - 10:30 am :: Ph. D.? Why, What
and How?, Prof. C. V. Jawahar, IIIT-H.
• 10:30am - 10:45am :: TEA BREAK.
• 10:45am - 11:15am :: Invited Talk by Dr. Vivek Vellanki, Technical
Architec, MapR Technologies.
• 11:15 am – 11:45 am :: Invited Talk by Prof. Venu Kandadai, Manjeera
Digital Systems and HCU.
• 11:45am - 12:30pm :: Overview of Systems Research at IIIT-H. •
12:30pm - 1:00pm :: Q&A
• 1pm - 2pm :: LUNCH at Guest House.
• 2pm onwards :: Informal meetings with faculty and Research Posters
at Guest House.
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Please register online at http://goo.gl/kQoc0c
Contact: Dr. Kishore Kothapalli, e-mail: kkishore@iiit.ac.in
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Individual Peace contributes to World Peace To engender this individual peace, we invite you to participate in an international day-long marathon of relaxing and meditating at 9 PM at your standard time. For 24 hours, a group of people interested in world peace will be contributing every hour. You may participate individually or as a [...]
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I love this note! This message needs to be shared with all kids throughout their formal education until they know it in their core!

Beautiful message from a thoughtful educator!!

#education   #teaching   #kids  
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  • University of Maryland Baltimore County
    PhD in Computer Science, 2002 - 2008
  • Indian Institute of Science
    ME in Computer Science, 1999 - 2002
  • Sri Venkateswara University
    B.Tech in Computer Science, 1995 - 1999
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