MITRA Anapana provides a tool that can liberate the Mind from various barriers like anxiety, anger, hatred, lack of concentration, doubts, laziness, greed, restlessness etc. A simple format of delivery has been chosen with the support of the Vipassana Research Institute (VRI), where after initial training of 70 mins, the school children can practice this technique daily for 10 mins before starting school and repeat the practice for 10 mins before leaving for home.
The participants learn to observe the incoming breath and outgoing breath by focusing their attention at the entrance of their nostrils. They simply observe their natural breath without trying to change or correct the flow of the breath. In this way, they experience the beginning steps of self-awareness. This technique being observation based and scientific, without any imaginations or evaluations, leads’ to Right Awareness and hence Right Concentration. This technique is known as “Anapana”, where ‘Ana’ means incoming and ’Apana’ means outgoing breath.
Within regular practice for a few days, the school children, as well as their teachers, achieve enhanced concentration, memory, self-confidence, productivity, effectiveness and are also able to experience compassion and joy for one and all.