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Structure

The Mallas Method is composed of several elements and concepts, structured in a traditional '3-legged stool' fashion:

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The Practice

The daily practice  is what powers your transformation of mind. ​

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The Community

At the heart of what we do is a community of practice.

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The Teacher

Manish Mallas offers the most effective path to your own growth.

The Practice

This is where the rubber hits the road and everything changes for the better. Our traditional practices include mental (meditation) and physical (yoga/breath) aspects. We do a formal practice every day, and (eventually) live the rest of the day practicing informally.

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The Community

At its core, this a group of individuals dedicated to living and sharing the experiment/experience of a daily practice. Cleaning-up your mind and getting it into shape is not always an easy or pleasant experience, and it's important to have a place where people get what you're dealing with. We also celebrate many small wins, and mostly 'chop wood and carry water' together, day after day.

Feel free to join the forum and engage with the community. 

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The Teacher

As the founder and head teacher, Manish Mallas offers the rare perspective of someone who has finished the practice. Having travelled the entire journey means that we can offer you the most direct, efficient and effective path to your own growth.

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What ? Why ? How ? 

We deliver a traditional mindfulness practice in a contemporary, engaging and neuro-scientific framework. We work with individuals, privately as well as in corporate, educational and non-profit environments.​

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Mind Model

Our proprietary Modern Monk Mind Model is a map of our minds. From bottom-to-top, it shows our evolutionary journey and the moment-to-moment workings of our consciousness. From top-to-bottom it’s a roadmap to mindfulness practice. As you move through each deeper level, there is a mind-management task to accomplish – fix a problem and build a skill/strength – and wisdom to be gained.

Awareness

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Human

Pre-frontal Cortex

Mindless -> Present

Thinking

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Primate

Cortex

Distraction -> Focus

Emotions

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Mammal

Limbic System

Reaction -> Acceptance

Body

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Reptile

Brainstem

Tension -> Poise

Nature / Spirit

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Life

Cells

Ignorance -> Instinct

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Being

Matter

Ignorance -> Wisdom

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The Goal

4 Practices

We belong to a direct mindfulness lineage dating back 2,500 years. Based on our history and experience, we offer four traditional practices framed with neuroscience and a dialogue around how they fit into our busy, modern lives.

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Yoga

Deliberate Body - Regulate your outside & prepare for deep work.

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Pranayama

Deliberate Breath - Regulate your inside & prepare for deeper work.

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Shamatha

Natural Breath - Build calm-focus & prepare for the deepest work.

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Vipashyana

Natural Body - Build insight & finish your practice.

Yoga

 Yoga is an ancient practice that involves physical poses, concentration, and deep breathing. A regular yoga practice can promote endurance, strength, calmness, flexibility, and well-being. 

Benefits

  • Increased flexibility.

  • Increased muscle strength and tone.

  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality.

  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.

  • Weight reduction.

  • Cardio and circulatory health.

  • Improved athletic performance.

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Vipashyana

 Yoga is an ancient practice that involves physical poses, concentration, and deep breathing. A regular yoga practice can promote endurance, strength, calmness, flexibility, and well-being. 

Benefits

  • Increased flexibility.

  • Increased muscle strength and tone.

  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality.

  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.

  • Weight reduction.

  • Cardio and circulatory health.

  • Improved athletic performance.

Shamatha

Samatha or śamatha is a Buddhist term that is often translated as the "tranquility of the mind", or "mind-calmness". The Pali Canon describes it as one of two qualities of mind which is developed in Buddhist meditation, the other being vipassana.

Benefits

  • Calms the mind.

  • Increases concentration.

  • Increases inner peace.

  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.

  • Weight reduction.

  • Cardio and circulatory health.

  • Improved athletic performance.

Pranayama

Pranayama is the practice of breath regulation. It's a main component of yoga, an exercise for physical and mental wellness. In Sanskrit, “prana” means life energy and “yama” means control. The practice of pranayama involves breathing exercises and patterns.

Benefits

  • Decreases stress.

  • Improves sleep quality.

  • Increases mindfulness.

  • Reduces high blood pressure.

  • Improves lung function.

  • Enhances cognitive performance.