Vedic Maths Videos Resource

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Multiplying Numbers Near 10


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    How To Increase Your I.Q. Using These Six Simple Pointers

    Curious about your IQ or intelligence quotient?  There are so many different IQ tests that you can take online. They shall provide you with varying questions and some really takes too hard to answer while some are just easy and comprehensible. Have you ever wondered where this IQ thing originated? Well, to give you an idea, the “IQ” term was coined during 1912 by William Stern, a German psychologist. This was formulated as a method to measure childrens’  intelligence. Read the rest of this entry »



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    Eliminate Anxiety and Panic Attacks For Good

    If you suffer from…

    * Palpitations

    * a pounding heart, or an accelerated heart rate

    * Sweating

    * Trembling or shaking

    * Shortness of breath

    * A choking sensation

    * Chest pain or discomfort

    * Nausea or stomach cramps

    * Derealization (a feeling of unreality)

    * Fear of losing control or going crazy

    * Fear of dying Numbness or a tingling sensation

    * Chills or hot flashes

    (Source: American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) 2000 Washington, DC.)

    …then you’ve experienced firsthand some of the possible symptoms of a panic or anxiety attack. If you are reading this page because a loved one suffers from these symptoms and you are trying to understand or help, it’s hard to appreciate what they go through.

    Just try to imagine what it feels like to experience one, if you can.

    Here is a typical example:

    Standing in a supermarket queue, it’s been a long wait but only one customer to go before you make it to the cashier. Wait, what was that sensation? An unpleasant feeling forms in your throat, your chest feels tighter, now a sudden shortness of breath, and what do you know—your heart skips a beat. “Please, God, not here.”

    A quick scan of the territory—is it threatening? Four unfriendly faces queue behind, one person in front. Pins and needles seem to prick you through your left arm, you feel slightly dizzy, and then the explosion of fear as you dread the worst. You are about to have a panic attack.

    There is no doubt in your mind now that this is going to be a big one. Okay, focus: Remember what you have been taught, and it is time now to apply the coping techniques. Begin the deep breathing exercise your doctor recommended. In through the nose, out through the mouth.

    Think relaxing thoughts, and again, while breathing in, think “Relax,” and then breathe out. But it doesn’t seem to be having any positive effect; in fact, just concentrating on breathing is making you feel self-conscious and more uptight.

    Okay, coping technique 2:

    Gradual muscle relaxation. Tense both shoulders, hold for 10 seconds, then release. Try it again. No; still no difference. The anxiety is getting worse and the very fact that you are out of coping techniques worsens your panic. If only you were surrounded by your family, or a close friend were beside you so you could feel more confident in dealing with this situation.

    Now, the adrenaline is really pumping through your system, your body is tingling with uncomfortable sensations, and now the dreaded feeling of losing complete control engulfs your emotions. No one around you has any idea of the sheer terror you are experiencing. For them, it’s just a regular day and another frustratingly slow queue in the supermarket.

    You are out of options. Time for Plan C.

    The most basic coping skill of all is “fleeing.” Excuse yourself from the queue; you are slightly embarrassed as it is now that it is your turn to pay. The cashier is looking bewildered as you leave your shopping behind and stroll towards the door. There is no time for excuses—you need to be alone. You leave the supermarket and get into your car to ride it out alone. Could this be the big one? The one you fear will push you over the edge mentally and physically. Ten minutes later the panic subsides.

    It’s 10:30 a.m. How are you going to make it through the rest of the day?

    If you suffer from panic or anxiety attacks, the above scenerio probably sounds very familiar. It may have even induced feelings of anxiety and panic just reading it. The particular situations that trigger your panic and anxiety may differ; maybe the bodily sensations are a little different. Or maybe it happened to you for the first time on a plane, in the dentist chair, or even at home, while doing nothing in particular.

    If you have ever had what has become known as a “panic attack,” take comfort in the fact that you are by no means alone.

    A panic attack always comes with the acute sense of impending doom. You feel you are either about to lose your mind or one of your vital bodily functions is about to cease functioning and you will end your days right there among the canned goods and frozen food.

    You are by no means alone; you’re not even one in a million. In America, it is estimated that almost 5% of the population suffer from some form of anxiety disorder. For some, it may be the infrequent panic attacks that only crop up in particular situations-like when having to speak in front of others, while, for other people, it can be so frequent and recurring that it inhibits them from leaving their home. Frequent panic attacks often develop into what medical physicians refer to as an “anxiety disorder.”

    One of the first steps to regaining control of your life is getting helpful information. This site will give you that, and more.

    The beginning of your recovery starts here. What you will learn is that there is a very good chance you are about to end the cycle of panic attacks in your life. You will learn not only to regain the carefree life you remember once having, but will also gain new confidence in living. Your answer to living free from “panic” or “anxiety attacks” is at hand.

    This site demonstrates that the panic and anxiety that you have experienced will be the very key to your courage and success.

    Begin the road to recovery by browsing through the site. While many of you may have read almost everything you can possibly read relating to panic and anxiety I assure you this site offers something very effective.

    Did you know…?

    The key difference between someone who is cured of panic attacks and those who are not is really very simple. The people who are cured no longer fear panic attacks. I’ll try to show you how to be one of these people as well.

    What if I told you the trick to ending panic and anxiety attacks is to want to have one. That sounds strange, even contradictory, but let me explain.

    The trick to panic attacks is wanting to have one-the wanting pushes it away. Can you have a panic attack in this very second? No!

    You know the saying that “what you resist, persists.” Well that saying applies perfectly to fear. If you resist a situation out of fear, the fear around that issue will persist. How do you stop resisting–you move directly into it, into the path of the anxiety, and by doing so it cannot persist.

    In essence what this means is that if you daily voluntarily seek to have a panic attack, you cannot have one. Try in this very moment to have a panic attack and I will guarantee you cannot. You may not realize it but you have always decided to panic. You make the choice by saying this is beyond my control.

    Another way to appreciate this is to imagine having a panic attack as like standing on a cliff’s edge. The anxiety seemingly pushes you closer to falling over the edge.

    To be rid of the fear you must metaphorically jump. You must jump off the cliff edge and into the anxiety and fear and all the things that you fear most.

    How do you jump? You jump by wanting to have a panic attack. You go about your day asking for anxiety and panic attacks to appear.

    Your real safety is the fact that a panic attack will never harm you. That is medical fact. You are safe, the sensations are wild but no harm will come to you. Your heart is racing but no harm will come to you. The jump becomes nothing more than a two foot drop! Perfectly safe.

    Learn more

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    Six Speed Reading Techniques to Boost Your Memory

    Being able to read in a fast pace requires techniques that range from photographic memory to simple comprehension. It is important to take note that if your level of comprehension is high, you have a faster chance to accomplish reading something. This is due to the fact that when we understand the concept of how something works, our memory makes it easier for us to analyze.

    Your memory plays a huge part in speed reading. There are different methods to enhance memorization while speed reading. It takes practice, but visualization also plays a vital role in the process of your speed reading. You might ask why visualization is key, but the simple answer is that the brain actually works thru pictures instead of words. The method of visualization is one excellent technique when it comes to memorization. Take note that we get to remember things much easier if we have actually seen it happen. While reading, try creating effective mental images that correlate with the writing. This technique helps in enhancing long term memory which enables you to recall images and helps you remember information at the same time.

    Here are vital tips to increase your reading speed:

    1) Early Reading. You can actually increase your reading speed and focus more on the material if you read during the early periods of the day.

    2) Priority Reading. You can organize the materials that you have to read and arrange them according to their importance and priority. You can improve your reading speed by prioritizing the important materials first. Your mind shall be clear and sharp once you have become focused on the reading tasks at hand.

    3) Browse the Reading Materials and Search for the Main Ideas. Look through the Table of Contents and simply focus on the initial and final sentences of every paragraph. You can definitely improve your reading skills if you simply understand the structure of a book and how it shall take a reader through it. This shall enable you to analyze the most important parts of the book and which are the least likely to have vital content.

    4) Create Questions then Seek Answers. Transform the headings and chapter titles into questions on your mind. This will assist you in becoming a more curious reader. These questions will then finally be answered by the text that you will scan through as you go by. By doing this, you shall become more focused on reading the material.

    5) Choose a Conducive Place for Reading. Read in a place where you can properly focus. Use a book stand if you can and angle your reading material by 45 degrees to help reduce eye strain. Try sitting instead of lying in bed. The more you are alert, the more you can focus on what you are reading and read faster.

    6) Preview the Material Before You Read it. This shall help you focus on the important sections and analyze what pages you should allot more time with.

    Always keep in mind that practice makes perfect. You might not seem to read faster as you start, but as you keep in practicing, you can eventually see your improvement. Begin with short reading materials such as magazine or newspaper articles. Then as you enhance your speed reading, try reading materials with high volumes of content.

    To learn more about Speed Reading and how to Vastly improve your reading speed Visit here



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    Share your Ideas

    Hi all,

    Kevin here. I have been putting together a list of items that i would like to write about and bring to you on a daily and weekly basis. From Memory improvement articles to Maths articles and from body language to self improvement articles.

    So below is a short list I have compiled that you have already asked me for. (Remember a few months back I asked you what you’d like to read about?!)

    Telepathy, stress management yoga, reiki and techniques to increase concentration.

    Lots on Vedic Maths

    Ideas on increasing IQ

    A brief about the greatest personalities who made records in memory all over the World i.e. Grand Masters Of Memory etc

    Communication skills and personality development topics

    Effective techniques to achieve attention in the class while taking class on not-very-interesting topics. A regular ‘Instructions for teachers’ column will be good. Creating a weekly post for teachers on keeping the child’s attention etc might be a good idea.

    Speed reading techniques

    I would like to view/read features on motivational/inspirational talks and educational(mathematical) games for kids.

    Information on mind maps

    Include English vocabulary and a etymology section

    But I don’t want to leave it at that! I want to offer you mini courses in things you are interested in. Here’s something I am interested in “Learning how to right with my left hand!” That’s something I would love to read about… So please, share your ideas here and I will try my very best to produce a detailed post or email about how to do it, if I can! If I can’t I will get someone to write about the topic for me.



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    10 FUN ways to Boost Your Memory

    No matter your age, improving your memory and giving your brain a regular workout is an important part of maintaining your mental health and fitness over the long haul. Here are a few ways that you can work your memory while having a little fun at the same time.

    1. Meditate. Stress isn’t good for any part of the body, especially the mind. Doing things to reduce stress, like meditation can help improve your memories as well as strengthen certain types of waves in the brain that can make you happier and healthier.

    2. Play mind games. Whether you take mental “photographs” of your surroundings or try to do complex math in your head, keeping yourself entertained with these mental challenges can be a good way to pass time and ensure your brain stays nimble.

    3. Sleep in. Getting enough rest plays a big role in your ability to remember and recall events, whether just in your everyday life or for more academic purposes. A good night’s sleep can be important and short naps can give you memory boosts throughout the day.

    4. Challenge yourself. There’s nothing worse for brain health than being bored. That isn’t to say that some familiarity isn’t good, but your brain should be challenged as well. Try wracking your memory for things you may have forgotten or just work on learning something new and exciting.

    5. Indulge in some chocolate. Researchers found a substance in chocolate called epicatechin that can have a big effect on memory, perhaps by boosting blood vessel growth. Have a little chocolate now and again for a treat and a memory enhancing boost.

    6. Have a cup of coffee or tea. Properties in all of these substances can help you improve your memory. In tea, substances work to protect your memories while with coffee the caffeine can make your brain more agile and alert and better able to form new memories and absorb information.

    7. Scan the room. Researchers have found that people are better able to remember something if they do so while moving their eyes from one side to the other slowly. They believe it helps to unite the two hemispheres of the brain, giving you double the brainpower to help you remember.

    8. Change it up. When you get into routines, even in the way your home is decorated, your brain and memory can go into autopilot. Give it a challenge by changing around your home, taking a new route home or keeping yourself involved in a variety of novel activities.

    9. Play a video game. There are loads of games out there that are designed just to improve your brain power, and many that are simply meant to be fun but that have the consequence of helping improve memory and cognition as well. No matter what age you’re at you can enjoy playing one of these games.

    10. Browse the web. Some promising new research suggests that browsing the web can have the same benefits for adults as playing brain boosting games, letting you read about the latest news, do some shopping and keep in touch with friends all with the added benefit of helping your brain stay in shape.

    This post was contributed by Amber Hensley, who writes about the online universities. She welcomes your feedback at AmberHensley1980@ yahoo.com




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    Arthur Benjamin – Mathemagician

    Speed mathematics is simply amazing. To the uninitiated it’s a great feat of mental power. To those in the know, it’s a series of maths techniques that allow you to pull off some of the most “demanding” of mental calculations.

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    Meet Arther Benjamin.

    Art performs mental calculations with an apparent instantaneous speed. Of course, he’s using techniques he practices and deveolops on a daily basis.

    Perhaps you don’t want to be a stage mathemagician, but being able to perform these calculations at even a quarter of the speed Art does will certainly boost your confidence!

    Check out the video of Art in action:

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    Amazing Wedding invitation video

    I stumbled across this video earlier today and while it’s nothing to do with memory improvement I still wanted to share it with you.

    It’s just over 4 minutes long but well worth the watch.



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    Right ear is better for hearing

    I came across a very interesting article today that suggests the right ear is the better ear for hearing.

    Read all about it here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8116321.stm



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    Multiply Up To 99 using just your hands

    This video will show you how to calculate the following times tables:


    6 times tables

    7 times tables

    8 times tables

    9 times tables

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    All you will need for this exercise are your hands. No need for pen and paper!

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