Chetna FAQs

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Any suffering, whether it is disease, distress or disorder is a manifestation of long suppressed emotions. As we witness the emotion, experience it with our breath, the emotions leave our body and get grounded.

For the deeper insight, watch the video of Science of Cure and read the chapter “The Science of Cure” from the book.
To understand how emotions are grounded, visit Whispering Wisdom Watch > Course Videos > Stop knowing your emotions. Experience them instead (Grounding Emotions – explained by Naveen Varshneya)

Every moment is an event and every event triggers an emotion. Similarly, for you waking up for Agneya session is triggering an emotion- for e.g., it is triggering anxiety. Anxiety is the fear of future i.e., of not being able to get up in the morning and missing the session. This is surfacing to be grounded. Grounding emotion means either the emotion leaving the body or the intensity, periodicity and time interval of the same diminishing.

Connect with your breath, start observing it when this fear/anxiety comes up, and you would find the intensity, periodicity and time interval of this fear going down.

To understand how emotions are grounded, visit Whispering Wisdom Watch > Course Videos > Stop knowing your emotions. Experience them instead (Grounding Emotions – explained by Naveen Varshneya)

As you go further into the course, you would watch the lecture Science of Cure and Emotional Body which will deepen your awareness about the root cause of the anxiety and how it will get dissolved.

Watch the video Intensity, Periodicity & Time Interval to have deeper understanding of this concept. (Whispering Wisdom – Watch > Course Videos > Intensity, Periodicity & Time Interval Video)

Breath can be observed at any point of time in any posture, even while working or talking to someone. However, when we observe the breath as the first step of the technique of NV Swimming, the same is done in a lying down position. Also, it is recommended that you make a discipline to observe the breath in a lying down position once or twice a day and inculcate it as a routine. This will help you ground the emotions which surface during the process, thereby helping you to walk towards health and wellbeing.


Breath is flowing in you 24×7. There is no fixed time at which you should observe your breath. In general, if periodically during the day you can remember to observe the breath doing whatever you are doing, then you will find miraculous difference in your interactions and your ability to pay attention to the particular task.
You can also OTB while in a meeting or conversation which is stressful, by gently bringing your attention back to your breath while in such a situation. You will find that the situation was less impactful for you.

It is called Science of Cure, the base concept of NV Life – which you will learn in detail through the course.

The principle is that breathing is inversely proportional to thoughts. Mind generates the thoughts which have only one purpose i.e., to control, regulate or suppress the emotions which we are not able to cope with. As we observe our breath, our thoughts begin to diminish. As thoughts begin to diminish, emotions start to surface.

Just witness the emotions while observing your breath and do nothing about them. Emotions have motion- therefore, as you witness your emotions, they will leave your body and get grounded. The same will no longer impact you- which will take you towards health and wellbeing.

To understand how emotions are grounded, visit Whispering Wisdom Watch > Course Videos >Emotions have motion

When you are angry, simply witness your breath as it goes in and comes out, the way it is happening. Your breath could be jerky, rapid or random. Whichever way your breathing is happening, you just observe it while you witness the anger/or any other emotion. By witnessing your breath, it is meant that you do not change or manipulate your breath, you just watch it.

Anger is a reflex action to cope with an emotion. Beneath the anger there would be another emotion, such as fear/feeling of being unloved, unappreciated which will surface as the anger gets grounded. For e.g., your boss rejected the work you did, you felt unappreciated and as a reflex action you went into anger. As you breathe on the anger, you would realize that you had felt unappreciated in that moment. As you stay with your breath the emotion of feeling unappreciated will surface, and it will leave your body and get grounded.

To understand how emotions are grounded, visit Whispering Wisdom Watch > Course Videos > Stop knowing your emotions. Experience them instead (Grounding Emotions – explained by Naveen Varshneya)

The reason you are not able to recollect your thoughts after OTB means that your negative emotions have grounded and thus the thoughts which were controlling these emotions have no purpose, hence, your mind is no longer occupied with the same.


Your mind is stiff and hyper active and therefore it does not like to lose the control and this makes you anxious. The technique of OTT (Observe the thoughts) would be very helpful for you. The principle behind the technique is Science of Cure i.e. every event generates emotions and the mind is used to suppress, control or regulate emotions. As you do OTT and list down your thoughts, with the identification of the pattern of your thoughts, the underlying emotion/s will become clearer – making you aware of the emotions that you feel quite often and to suppress which you have placed thoughts. This would expand your awareness about yourself and help you connect with the emotions.

Also read the chapter Emotional Body from the Book in which there is a special mention of what is Anxiety/Worry/Panic. It will make your understanding deeper.

Observing breath means to stay with the process of breathing. This means, paying attention to the breath as it goes in and comes out. We just witness it going in and coming out. The breath may be rapid, shallow, jerky but we do not alter the same, it would change by itself as we observe the same.
For e.g. Like you watch a movie on the TV in which you cannot change the scene, similarly, you do not change your breath. As you observe your breath, you might feel the following:
Your breath may become slow and deep.
Thoughts may reduce.
You may reach at the state of being thoughtless and go into YN.
If any emotion surfaces and you are able to connect to the breath, you may feel the periodicity, intensity and time interval of the same reducing.

For further guidance refer to the video on how to observe the breath and read pages 267 – 268 from the book Meditation-The Cure.

The common mistake people make is that they make a decision and set a target that they will observe their breath. At times they start to watch the clock and also time themselves. The moment you decide that you will observe your breath, you convert it into a thought. This thought will control all other thoughts and also control the emotions, and this is where you will fail in making breathing a Cure. Therefore, do not set a goal or time to observe the breath.
Meditation is a gentle process, to be followed intuitively. Connect to the breath with curiosity, where will my breath take me today and your breath will open the path for you.

Indulgence in thoughts means being consumed by them and going with the flow of those thoughts. However, witnessing your thoughts would mean first being aware of the fact that there is a surge of thoughts which is not allowing you to move towards your emotions or breath. If you just pause for a second to bring this to your awareness, you would be able to be with your breath and observe it.

When you sit to observe your thoughts while observing the breath, the number of thoughts would start to diminish. As you stay longer with your breath, the underlying emotions (which the thoughts were suppressing, regulating or managing) would start surfacing.

One scenario could be that as you are witnessing your thoughts, they have already diminished. And now there is nothing left to write down.

The second scenario is that your mind is too stiff and you are controlling the thoughts. (We often control our thoughts because we judge them as good, bad, moral or immoral). Post the OTT (Observe the thoughts) session, check whether you have a calmer mind or is the mind still active with too many thoughts. If your mind is calmer that means your thoughts have diminished and the underlying emotions have reduced in intensity, periodicity & time interval.

This is surfacing to be grounded. Grounding emotion means either the emotion leaving the body or the intensity, periodicity and time interval of the same diminishing.

Connect with your breath, start observing it when this fear/anxiety comes up, and you would find the intensity, periodicity and time interval of this fear going down.

To understand how emotions are grounded, visit Whispering Wisdom Watch > Course Videos > Stop knowing your emotions. Experience them instead (Grounding Emotions – explained by Naveen Varshneya)

As you go further into the course, you would watch the lecture Science of Cure and Emotional Body which will deepen your awareness about the root cause of the anxiety and how it will get dissolved.

Watch the video Intensity, Periodicity & Time Interval to have deeper understanding of this concept. (Whispering Wisdom – Watch > Course Videos > Intensity, Periodicity & Time Interval Video)


First create time and space for the technique Observe the Thoughts- observe your thoughts while being with your breath- eyes closed. After a few minutes open your eyes and write whatever are the residual thoughts. Do not struggle to retrieve thoughts which have already grounded/you do not remember any more. Repeat a few times in one sitting, you would find a particular pattern of thoughts that your mind is stuck in. This shall enable you to connect to the breath more easily, thereby taking you to the state of Yog Nidra or sleep.

Repeat this process every time there is a surge of thoughts through the day.


The whole purpose of observing the thoughts is to access the emotions underneath the thoughts as you read the thoughts written by you. For e.g.- I need to rush to pick up my kids from the school. I can’t be late. Underlying emotions- anxiety/worry/guilt (I will not be a good mother if I am late), fear (what will happen to my kids if I am late). Therefore, when you write down a thought, check the emotion underneath it, else OTT will not be fruitful.

One scenario could be that as you are witnessing your thoughts, they have already diminished. And now there is nothing left to write down.

The second scenario is that your mind is too stiff and you are controlling the thoughts. Post the OTT session, check whether you have a calmer mind or it is the mind is still active with too many thoughts.

If our health and wellbeing is not our priority- it will not stay in our space i.e., we will not be committed towards doing the same. And anything that doesn’t stay in our space- we will fail to make the time for the same. When we are committed towards ourselves and sincere about our wellbeing, we will automatically be able to take out the required time for our practice.

Watch the video Time, Space and Energy in the course video section of Whispering Wisdom on the website to understand the concept of creating space. (https://www.curedemy.com/wwatch-course/ > Time, Space and Energy)

Read the chapter Healing Vs Treatment vs Cure for the definition of Discipline, Sincerity and commitment which will deepen your understanding.


Once your mind becomes hyper active with thoughts, it will not be able to cope with the emotions under the thoughts, and would always want to cope with it through some action. Thus, thoughts could lead to any active or passive action.

You will learn the concept of Algorithm in your Chetna Courseware in which you will learn how we develop the tendencies (actions) to cope with the emotions

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You can OTT while sitting as it will be easier for you to write the thoughts while sitting up. As you start to feel drowsy or moving towards Yog Nidra, you can lie down and connect with your breath. However, there is no rule with regard to this, it is just a guideline.


The positive emotions are emotions of higher frequency- therefore as you breathe on the same and try to nurture the same, it will bring up the emotions of lower frequency. For e.g.: if you breathe on the emotion of love, it may bring up the emotion of fear of losing the love/insecurity or jealousy. It is the nature of the higher frequency emotions to bring up the lower frequency emotions which constrain the positive emotion. Positive emotions call for clearing the baggage of negative emotions which keeps us from experiencing them.

Therefore, breathe on the negative emotions which surface post nurturing the positive emotions. This will help ground the negative emotions and grow the bliss. Grounding means the negative emotions will leave you or the intensity, periodicity and time interval of the same will reduce.

Observing the breath can be challenging if the mind is active as the thoughts block the ability to observe the breath.   
When we have a hyper active mind and scattered thoughts, we get stuck in the loop of thoughts and are not able to connect to the breath. When we do OTT, the said loop breaks as we pen down our thoughts on the paper.  Also, when we read the thoughts written by us, we are able to identify the emotions beneath the same, and it becomes easier to witness those emotions with the breath.   
Therefore, OTT helps us to decode our thoughts, and bring our emotions in awareness, thereby helping us to connect with the breath, which would eventually lead to the implementation the science of cure.

The body has its innate wisdom. When the electromagnetic field of the body is restored, the cotton will come out on its own while sleeping. If it comes out on its own, trust the process and don’t use your will to put it back.

One should be gentle and intuitive with the process of cotton. Keep it as long as you can, without any ambition. Gently increase the duration, witness the emotions which surface in the process of usage of cotton.


Cotton initiates the internal process/ the process of turning inwards, therefore it is advised not to use cotton while doing office work, meeting people, going out of home, and while watching TV or talking to someone on the phone.

You should use the cotton when you are with yourself, at home in the presence of your family members.

Avoid using cotton while doing any outward activity.

Start gently with the process of cotton. Use it for a few minutes or as long as you are easily able to use with comfort. If you notice that you are breathing from the mouth while using cotton, please remove it.

Bring your attention to the area of suffocation/heaviness or any aches and pains which surface in the body, connect to your breath (OTB) and identify the emotion/s which surface for you. Gently increase the duration of the usage of cotton.

Heaviness in head is an implication of the mind being active. Using cotton enables one to turn inward, which means that the mind has to drop, revealing the underlying emotion/s which the mind was regulating/suppressing/controlling. When we resist this process, the heaviness in head is one of the most common symptoms which we experience.

Try lying down, with your hand just below the navel as you OTB. This should help you to connect back to your breath, and identify the emotion/s which you were resisting acknowledging.

No, it is not compulsory to always use cotton while observing the breath (OTB). Use cotton while at home and when you are with yourself, at other times you may observe the breath without using cotton.

However, it is recommended that you start using the cotton while observing the breath, as it will help in diminishing the thoughts, which in turn will enable you to connect with your breath and the emotions under the thoughts.

To understand how emotions are grounded, visit Whispering Wisdom > Founders Insights > Watch > Stop knowing your emotions. Experience them instead (Grounding Emotions – explained by Naveen Varshneya)

No, we do not interrupt the natural process of children below the age of 7 years.
Children are connected to the energies of the parents/family members. We always recommend that the parents should start to work on themselves, and they will see the difference in the children and their issues.

Also, identify and witness the emotions that your grandchild is triggering in you.

When we lie down with cotton and observe our breath, the thoughts start to diminish. When the thoughts start to ground, the emotions which are being controlled, suppressed, and regulated by the thoughts will start to surface to be attended.
Observe your breath when the anger is surfacing i.e., is witness the anger as you stay connected to the breath. This will enable you to identify the emotion/s beneath the anger.

To understand how emotions are grounded, visit Whispering Wisdom > Founders Insights > Watch > Stop knowing your emotions. Experience them instead (Grounding Emotions – explained by Naveen Varshneya)

Cotton initiates the internal process/ the process of turning inwards. Therefore, if you are with yourself while cooking and are able to observe the breath, you may use cotton. Guideline is to avoid using cotton while doing any outward activity.

Using cotton in the right nostril initiates the internal process of arriving at the cure. As you do that, the flow of thoughts in your mind begins to get disrupted as your attention is automatically taken to your breath. We all know the Science of Cure – Breathing is inversely proportional to thoughts, therefore your mind begins to drop and the breath begins to deepen. The emotions start to get grounded, leaving you feeling calm and peaceful.


This is happening because you are in the grip of your mind which is so strong that it will not allow your attention to come on your breath. Purpose of mind is to suppress, regulate, manage and control emotions. Usage of cotton leads to dropping of mind, hence surfacing of emotions. The uneasiness, restlessness or suffocation that one experiences on usage of cotton, is nothing but resistance to acknowledge the emotions that have been managed so far with mind. Hence, you feel uneasy and you are tempted to remove the cotton.

In that moment, gently stay with your breath. Increase the duration of the cotton slowly. Stay connected to your breath, while experiencing the feeling of uneasiness, identify and witness the emotion which surfaces.

For further guidance, refer to page no. 246-247 of the First Edition of the Book/Pg 415-416 of the Second Edition of the Book.

As you follow the process of three steps of NV Swimming techniques without any ambition but with curiosity, your thoughts start to diminish and the conscious mind drops. It allows the conscious mind and subconscious mind to merge, and this is the state of Yog Nidra- the state of awakened sleep.

It is also known as the state of zero thoughts, where the suppressed emotions/events from your subconscious mind start to come into your awareness. You would remain conscious of your surroundings and any movement around you, as you have yet not gone into sleep.

Sometimes, you may feel body pain, symptom or see some images, or you may hear something. You just have to witness the same i.e., experience them without resisting or making your mind active. The trapped emotions will start to get grounded, leaving you emotionally, mentally and physically more aligned than before.

For more guidance, read the Chapter ‘NV Swimming’ from the Book Meditation – The Cure.

As we reach the state of Yog Nidra while doing NV Swimming, we may have different experiences. We may see some unknown faces/images, etc. It is the subconscious mind clearing of the past karma/belief and emotions. Read “How do you know you are in Yog Nidra” from the Chapter NV Swimming, to know what all we may experience during Yog Nidra (YN).

We may or may not remember all we see in YN, however, stay with what you experience for e.g., if you feel fear after waking up from YN, connect to your breath and experience the same, and it will get grounded.

Just remain curious and witness whatever surfaces, experience the same.

Every technique and process of NV Life is intuitive. Follow the steps gently and intuitively. As you follow the steps, it is normal that you may go back and forth with the steps i.e., from third step you may go back to the first step or step two. The process is there to break the loop of sticky thoughts. As you stay with the steps, your consciousness will take you where it needs to take you. At times you may reach the state of YN much before the third step of NV Swimming – it depends on your sincerity, commitment and discipline.
Please read the Chapter ‘Healing vs Treatment vs Cure’ from the book Meditation – The Cure, to know what is sincerity, commitment and discipline.

We often feel the struggle when we become ambitious or the mind becomes active due to some trigger. As the mind is active, the technique of Observe the Thoughts (OTT) will help calm/declutter the mind and you will be able to connect to the emotions underneath the thoughts. As you experience the emotions with your breath, the same will start to diminish, and the conscious mind will drop. You would be able to connect to your breath and may arrive at the state of YN.
Also, experience of NV Swimming will vary from day to day, thus remain curious about the process and don’t form any ambition to arrive at the state of Yog Nidra.

With the technique of NV Swimming, as your conscious mind drops, your suppressed emotions start to surface to be experienced and grounded. The emotional body starts to open up and you become sensitive to your emotions. Acknowledge and experience the emotions as they surface, without any judgment, while you stay with your breath – it will lead you towards calm and bliss as the periodicity, intensity and time interval of the negative emotions will begin to decrease.

While doing NV Swimming, as you slip into Yog Nidra, you will have different kinds of experiences. You may see images, faces of people- known or unknown, may also see colours. Every experience may be different for each person. Just witness the same with your breath. It may be some emotion/belief or past karma surfacing from the subconscious and getting released.
For further guidance, refer to the section ‘How do you know you are in Yog Nidra?” in the chapter NV Swimming of the Book.

As you are connecting to your breath, the suppressed anger is surfacing. You only need to observe your breath and experience the anger /any emotion which is surfacing. The underlying emotions will begin to surface as you experience your anger with your breath. Anger is actually a state which gets triggered as we are trying to cope with an emotion. For e.g., Someone tried to hit me- I felt fear, to cope with fear I went into an anger outburst. So, as I will observe my breath and feel the anger, it would take me to the fear I felt in that moment. Map the intensity, periodicity and time interval of the emotions, and you will notice that slowly they will start to diminish.
Visit Whispering Wisdom Watch > Founders Insights > Watch watch the video “Intensity, Periodicity and Time Interval” and “Stop knowing your emotions. Experience them instead” (Grounding Emotions – explained by Naveen Varshneya)

 All our memories/emotions/belief etc. are stored in our subconscious mind. When you say that you had been strong at that moment, it means you had the need to be strong to survive and, in the process, you suppressed the emotions you felt at that time. For example – it could be fear of survival (how will I survive), guilt (I could not do much for my father), feeling of grief and abandonment etc. As you stayed with your breath and the conscious mind dropped, this memory has surfaced so that you could experience your emotions contained therein.
If we take the analogy of a computer, your subconscious is like a hard disk and conscious is like RAM. As your RAM becomes empty from the thoughts and emotions, the memory from the subconscious comes up to let you experience the emotions trapped in the said memory. These emotions are the emotions which are affecting your health and wellbeing. Defrost the event (write in detail the memory which has surfaced) while being connected to your breath and it will help you ground the emotions.

As the mind drops and you slip into the state of Yog Nidra, the emotions surface in the form of memory, event, or physical sensation/s. However, when your mind becomes active while the emotions are surfacing and you resist feeling the emotions, the unexperienced emotions surface as body symptoms. Thus, do not suppress or judge whatever is surfacing, just witness the same as you stay connected with your breath.
Watch the lecture Science of Cure and connect your experience to the same.

The only purpose of mind is to control, suppress and regulate the emotions (Watch the lecture Science of Cure). Our mind is accustomed to controlling and suppressing the emotions for the need to survive. Thus, when the mind begins to drop in Yog Nidra, the emotions which the mind had been suppressing/managing so far will start to surface. If, however, the grip of the mind is strong, it will tend to become active when the suppressed emotions surface. This is where your Faculty guides you to acknowledge and address the ‘resistance’ which you experience w.r.t addressing your emotions. OTT, prior to NV Swimming, will help you to identify the emotions under your thoughts, thereby enhancing your experience of Yog Nidra.
As you stay with your practice every day with sincerity, commitment and discipline, the grip of the mind will start to drop and the emotions will surface as emotions.
Experience the sensations in the body as you stay connected to your breath, and be with curiosity as to where it is taking you.
For further guidance, watch the lecture on NV Swimming .

Be gentle with yourself. Practice the techniques and processes with sincerity, commitment and discipline. (Read chapter Healing vs Treatment vs Cure to understand what is sincerity, commitment and discipline.)
At times we are not able to follow the three steps of NV Swimming as we become ambitious and make it a goal to reach Yog Nidra. This is another thought, which makes the mind active, therefore making it difficult to follow the three steps of NV Swimming. It is recommended that you practice NV Swimming intuitively and with curiosity as to where my breath will take me today.
You can go back and forth through the steps i.e., after the third step, you may again go to first or second step. Also you may arrive at the state of Yog Nidra before reaching the third step.
Read the chapter NV Swimming from the Book.

 During our 0-7 years, as a child, we laugh when we are happy and we cry when we feel the pain. However, as we grow older there is a need to survive and to cope with the emotions. With age, the mind develops and the only purpose of the mind is to, control, regulate or suppress emotions. It generates thoughts to control the emotions. As we stay away from emotions, it leads to hopelessness.
Once you have vented out through crying, connect back to your breath and experience the emotion/s which led you to feel helpless or induced self-pity in you. OTT (Observe the thoughts), as the same will enable you to identify the emotions beneath the overwhelm that you experience. This is how we implement the Science of Cure, and allow for the emotion/s to get grounded – without any indulgence/suppression.
To understand how emotions are grounded, visit Whispering Wisdom  > Founder’s Insights > Watch> Stop knowing your emotions. Experience them instead (Grounding Emotions – explained by Naveen Varshneya)

Yes, it is fine to cry during NV Swimming. Your emotional body (subconscious) is opening up and the emotions are surfacing to be attended to. As you feel the emotions, it will take you to the pain of the emotions. You may have moments when you will indulge in emotions, connect to your breath as you remember. It will help ground those emotions.
Do not judge yourself, or the emotions which are surfacing or whatever is your experience during NV Swimming, just witness the same.

It is the inner noises which are getting manifested outside. Frustration is the feminine form of anger, and as you connect to your breath, the same surfaces in the form of anger. Observe your breath while experiencing the anger.
It is important for you to check your sincerity, commitment and discipline. It is also, recommended that you do 2-3 rounds of OTT before starting with NV Swimming. This will clear your mind and as the thoughts would diminish, mind would drop leading to the opening up of the emotional body. Be sensitive to your emotions, remain curious and witness them while doing NV Swimming.

The ambition to achieve perfection w.r.t practicing NV Swimming is something that you need to steer clear of. All the techniques and processes of NV Life are intuitive and are to be followed gently. If you make it a goal to do the techniques perfectly, it will become a thought and the mind will become active. That is the day you will not be able to do NV Swimming properly.
Few things which would strengthen your practice and improve the quality of your Yog Nidra:

  • Have a discipline- i.e., make a schedule for your sadhana/practice of technique and follow the same.
  • If your mind is active, do OTT (Observing the thoughts) before NV Swimming.
  • Be curious, not ambitious about the process.
  • Create space and time for your practice. (Watch the lecture ‘How to create a healing space’ in the course lectures of your program)
  • Do not judge yourself if on some days you do not arrive at Yog Nidra – be curious as to what took your breath away. Map your triggers.
  • Refer to the chapter NV Swimming for more in-depth wisdom.

Yes, rather it is recommended that we should stay connected with our breath while talking to people. It will help us connect to the emotions we feel in that moment, while making us aware of our own tendency to react to the triggers that surface in daily interactions. You would notice that the intensity, periodicity and time interval of these triggers will begin to reduce.
Connect to the Science of Cure here, every moment is an event and every event generates emotions. If you stay connected with the breath, it will help you ground the emotions in that moment and you will not give away your life force energy.

While observing the breath during the first step of the NV Swimming, the thoughts start to diminish and emotions start to surface. As soon as the mind turns empty, your mind feels insecure and unsafe, pulls up a thought to remain active and you lose connection with the breath.
The trick is to connect to the breath as and when you remember to, and not to judge yourself. Also, maintain your sincerity, commitment and discipline towards the practice to be able to stay connected to your breath.
Read the Chapter Healing vs Treatment vs Cure to know what is sincerity, commitment and discipline.

When the mind is active and does not want to give up the hold of sticky thoughts, it will not let you go to the third step. It would help if you do OTT (Observe the thoughts) before NV Swimming, this will help you to identify the emotions underlying your sticky thoughts, thereby enhancing your experience of Yog Nidra. Also, check your sincerity, commitment and discipline.
Be gentle with yourself as you practice NV Swimming. Practice the first step for the first few days, also observe your breath even otherwise, as and when you remember to do so. Flow into the second step as you get comfortable with the first one, and then into the third step – holding the breath, which is not be done willfully/forcefully, but intuitively.
As you stay with your breath, you will be able to go through the three steps of NV Swimming intuitively. Do not make it an ambition to reach all steps. The day you will make it a goal, you will find it difficult to follow the steps of NV Swimming. Be with curiosity and surrender to the experience of your breath.

 As you connect to your breath, the conscious mind drops and the emotions which were suppressed start to surface in the form of physical pain / physical symptoms, as the mind is too stiff to allow emotions to surface as emotions.
Do not to analyze or judge the body symptoms, keep your attention on the area of pain/sensations and connect to your breath. It may take you to some emotion or some memory may surface. Witness the same with your breath and it will help the emotion to ground.
Sleep is one of the three pillars of health and wellbeing. As you stay with your breath, the healing energy will go where it needs to go first, thus the sleep is restoring. Do not judge your sleep, and let it happen without any guilt or making the mind active.


To understand how emotions are grounded, visit Whispering Wisdom  > Founder’s Insights > Watch > Stop knowing your emotions. Experience them instead (Grounding Emotions – explained by Naveen Varshneya)

Your mind is gripped with anxiety which is fear of future. This is generated from the guilt and shame of the experience of failure in the past. (Read chapter emotional body- Anxiety/worry/Panic)
For example – I forgot to do something which my boss had told me to and I felt ridiculed in front of the whole staff. I had felt guilty of forgetting the task in that moment and also, experienced shame when I felt judged in front of the whole staff. In that moment, I made a belief that I am a forgetful person, and a tendency that I should keep reminding myself of the things that I need to do, as I want to avoid feeling this guilt and shame again. Essentially, now there is a fear that it might happen again. Thus, the tasks list keeps coming into my mind, as the anxiety keeps surfacing.
It would be beneficial for you to do OTT(Observe the thoughts), which will help you to identify and connect with your emotions under the thoughts, enabling you to ground the same. As you walk further into the course, you will learn the concept of Algorithm and Loop of Suffering which will help you map and arrive at the event from which this guilt and shame is emerging. This will further enable you to address the root cause of your anxiety.


Science of Cure is the base of the scientific concept evolved through the 11 years of research of Naveen Varshneya. The science of cure is as below:

Breathing is inversely proportional to thoughts i.e., whenever you observe your breath, your thoughts will automatically reduce. The only purpose of thoughts is to control, regulate, suppress and express the emotions, therefore as the thoughts reduce/get grounded – the emotions that they were regulating or suppressing will start to surface.

As the emotions will surface, you need to experience the same while observing your breath- for example, if fear/guilt/shame surface, just use cotton and connect to your breath (OTB) without judging your emotions or creating a thought as to why are you feeling the same. When you follow the above process, the emotions will start to leave you and get grounded, revealing to you the belief that attracted those corresponding events into your life in the first place.

As the negative emotions get grounded and leave your body, your breath will deepen and become slower, enabling you to arrive at the state of Yog Nidra (thoughtlessness).

For more guidance, watch the lecture on ‘Science of Cure’ and refer to ‘The Science of Cure’ from the Book.

It is important that you do not mix any other technique as you start to practice NV Life Techniques. It would be like mixing several remedies together like allopathy, naturopathy and other techniques. In the end you would not get to know what worked for you. Please bear in your awareness that your sincerity, commitment and discipline towards self will be the primary drivers in your ability to learn the techniques, and discover the Cure within.
For e.g.- NV Life techniques will enable you to reach a space of thoughtlessness – which is the state of meditation and also the state of cure. However, in some other technique you may be learning to keep your mind stronger through affirmations etc. thus avoid mixing the same. As you practice the NV Life techniques – Your own experience will validate the benefit of practicing them.
Also, you should keep in awareness that your old practice could interfere in the learning of the NV Life techniques if you mix the two the techniques.

It is recommended that the OTT technique be done sitting down while writing the thoughts. When you feel your thoughts have diminished, or you are feeling drowsy and able to connect to the breath, lie down and observe your breath.
Please keep the following in awareness:
1. It could be that your past practice of some other technique may be interfering in the new learning.
2. You can observe your breath at any time in any posture. But, observing the breath is also the first step of the technique NV Swimming, which is done lying down. When we practice the technique, we follow the process as guided.
3. If the frustration is surfacing, feel and experience the same and connect to your breath. Frustration is a form of anger, and if you stay with the same, experiencing the same with your breath, after some time you will realize that the periodicity, intensity and time interval of the same has reduced. That means the cure is working for you.

According to the Science of Cure, as we observe the breath, the thoughts diminish and the suppressed emotions surface. The emotions if not experienced as emotions, will be felt as body pain, etc. As you keep observing your breath, it will get grounded after a while.
In your case, the emotions were surfacing but the mind was too stiff and would not allow the emotion to be released as emotion. The process is to pay attention to the area where you feel the pain/stiffness/restlessness and observe your breath. You may be able to identify the emotion or remember some past event in which this emotion was stuck.
Stay with the surfaced emotions while observing the breath.

It is recommended not to mix different practices during the course of the program. It would be like mixing allopathy, naturopathy etc. and not knowing what is benefiting you and what may be reversing the cure. Therefore, stay with one practice.
We recommend that you pause the other practices while in the course. Your own experience will validate the benefits of the techniques you will learn through the course.

Different breathing techniques will interfere with the practice and implementation of the Science of Cure. As through the science of cure you learn to reach the state of thoughtlessness. Whereas some other technique may take you towards making your mind stronger with suggestions/affirmations. The end result may be that you would not be able to experience the benefit of any.
It is like trying to mix oil and water. Therefore, it is recommended to take a pause from other techniques and make time and space for the course of the program. Open your energies for new learnings. Your own experience will validate the benefit of the techniques; you will learn through the course.

Understand the purpose and how OTT is to help you. Our mind has multiple thoughts and the only purpose of thoughts is to control, suppress and regulate the emotions. When you observe your thoughts and write them down, the thoughts will tend to diminish, and as the grip of the thoughts will diminish, you will be able to connect to the breath and experience the emotions. As you experience the emotions with breath, they will get grounded.
However, you again create a thought when you are judging your thoughts- thus generating more negative emotions, whereas we are guiding you to just witness the thoughts and experience the emotions. You are not to judge the thoughts or the emotions.
Read the fifth and seventh quantum law of cure under the Chapter ‘Ten Quantum Laws of the Cure’from the book, it will help you deepen your understanding of the Cure.

Refer to the lecture Science of Cure – as you connect with your breath, it will make you reach the state of thoughtlessness. The emotions which are suppressed/controlled by the thoughts will start to surface. However, if your mind is too strong and you are not able to experience the emotions as emotions, the same surface as body symptoms/aches/pains. It means the suppressed emotions are being grounded.


To understand how emotions are grounded, visit Whispering Wisdom Founder’s Insights > Watch  > Stop knowing your emotions. Experience them instead (Grounding Emotions – explained by Naveen Varshneya)


Keep your attention on the area of pain and connect with your breath, identify the emotion which is surfacing. If any event comes to your awareness, identify the emotions therein. The same has surfaced for the emotions to be grounded therein.

As we experience the emotions while being with the breath, it is the pain of the emotions which comes out in the form of crying. As we grow up, we form the belief that we should not cry/express emotions as it makes us vulnerable, and we tend to suppress the emotions whenever in any event the emotions get triggered.
At times you would tend to indulge in crying which is all right, connect to your breath the moment you become aware of being disconnected with the breath. Afterwards, map the periodicity, intensity and time interval of the emotions which had surfaced.


If you are feeling light after it then are you on the right path.
Watch the video for intensity, periodicity & time interval here: Whispering Wisdom > Founder’s Insights > Watch > Intensity, Periodicity, Time interval – Quantify the Cure

This book, the processes and techniques have been used by thousands of people so far who have been able to experience the cure. The terminology is different but easy to understand. Once you start with the techniques and processes, as the emotions start to get grounded, the mind will get clearer.
We do not ask you to trust the same, we only ask that you follow the process. Your own experience will validate the effectiveness of the techniques and processes you are learning.
The explanation to some of the terminology used in the lectures and sessions is given in the book in the chapter Healing vs Treatment vs Cure, please read the same. Also please use the forum and sessions to clear your doubts and get deeper understanding of the concepts and terminology

Understand the emotions behind the trust issues- there is a fear of trusting anyone as in the past there is an event where you experienced loss of trust/betrayal. Now every time you want to trust someone, your rational mind is gripped with the emotions from the past experience and to cope with those emotions you have thoughts.
The processes and techniques of NV Life teach you how to ground these emotions of the past and as you are able to do the same, your trust and faith will automatically grow. You do not have to trust, only experience the science, trust and faith will itself flow in. Your own experience will validate the techniques and process you are learning.

Anger is the ego which will keep you from addressing the emotions underneath it. For e.g., you have an exam to give and the bus came late. You felt the fear of missing your exam, and you went into outburst with the driver for coming late. Your anger did not let you stay with the fear. Later you got to know that his wife was ill and that is why he could not reach in time, so you feel guilty for going into outburst. Now you will have guilt to cope with. You would either apologise to him or avoid him or try to please and pacify the situation to come out of guilt.
That way if in the first place you had experienced your fear with your breath, it would have grounded and you would have not gone into anger outburst. You would have been able to deal with the situation through wisdom and not operated out of fear.
As you go further with the course, you would learn about your tendencies and how you flow with your emotions, through the lectures Emotional Body and Algorithm which will open a lot for you. According to the science of cure, the intensity, periodicity and time interval of the emotions will decrease as you stay with breath and witness them.


Watch the video for intensity, periodicity & time interval here: Whispering Wisdom > Founder’s Insights > Watch> Intensity, Periodicity, Time interval – Quantify the Cure.

We do not control/suppress emotions; we connect to our breath in the event and experience the emotions that surface while observing our breath. As we do so and implement the science of cure, the periodicity, intensity and time interval of the emotion will start to diminish and the emotion will get grounded.
Do not judge yourself, if initially you forget to connect to your breath. As and when you remember, connect to your breath in that moment. As your anger gets grounded, you will be able to the witness the thoughts and emotions under the anger. For e.g., when your daughter bangs the door, you feel hurt that my daughter does not respect me or you feel unworthy and helpless that I am not a good mother as I have not been able to raise my daughter well. To cope with those emotions, you would be trying to change your daughter so that you do not feel hurt, unworthiness/helplessness. And this experience will keep repeating unless you address these emotions under your anger.
As you walk further through the course, you will learn in algorithm lecture, how we develop the tendencies to cope with the emotions in childhood in the age 7-14 and we keep on having the same experience as patterns. With the help of a deeper understanding of the concepts and techniques you will be able to address the emotions underneath and dissolve the anger.

Fear of uncertainty is the fear of future- in other words you feel anxious/worried. Fear of future is actually coming from the past experiences wherein lies the root of the lack of trust/faith. For example, you see your child going out of home and you feel fear for her safety, when will she return, how she will be?
It could be coming from some event of the past where you felt unsafe outside your home or your children had a mishap outside home. You still hold the fear of that event inside you and it comes up as fear of uncertainty every time your child goes out of home. You would want to be certain of the safety of the child and may try to constrain the child from going out or going with certain people, as you are not able to trust or have faith. This fear is surfacing in order for it to be addressed. As you start to practice the techniques and process, the fear will surface, begin to peak and then will start to get grounded.
Also, in Vedna you will learn the technique of NV Hunting where you will learn to integrate your past with the present. Read the chapter Emotional Body from the book Meditation-The Cure, where a section is devoted entirely to the emotions of the future.

Sleep is one of the three pillars of health and wellbeing. When you start to observe your breath, your three pillars – sleep, breath and sexuality (life force energy) will start to get restored.
The pillar which is required to be restored first will get restored and, in your case, it is sleep. Do not judge or feel guilty about sleeping, let your sleep get aligned. Also, further into the course, you will learn the science behind sleep – how in sleep the emotions of the day are grounded revealing to us the wisdom and insights for the next day. Stay curious to learn more.

There is a whole science behind the menstruation cycle. It is a natural process of grounding emotions given to women by nature. That is why in earlier times women used to go into solitude during the period of menstruation. There is a video lecture by Naveen Sir explaining the science behind the menstruation cycle of women.

Watch the same.
How menstruation signifies your well-being by Naveen Varshneya


With respect to you not having mood swings during your periods, through the techniques of OTT and OTB, your emotions are getting grounded with or without you noticing the same. Therefore, during your periods the periodicity, intensity and time interval of these emotions is reduced and you are not going into highs and lows of the emotions.

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Headache/ Migraine is a symptom. It is clear and easy to say, if you have a headache the energy is stuck in your head. Energy being stuck in head means there is overactivity there – simply speaking, you are stuck in a loop of thoughts. Follow the steps below to decode your headache: 

  • Trace back to identify when the headache began – morning, yesterday evening, etc. 
  • What was the moment of significance before the headache, as you understand every moment is an event. It can be as simple as an argument with someone or non-acceptance of what you heard or got to know. This would be your trigger. 
  • What is the recurring pattern underneath this trigger? 
  • What is the subsequent tendency under the pattern? 
  • What is the lack, which you refuse to acknowledge? 

Non-acceptance of your lack is the root cause of your headache. As you follow the above steps you will arrive at your Algorithm. Once you have been able to map out your Algorithm – lie down and begin to observe your breath. Staying with your breath would lead to insights or Yog Nidra – the state of cure. 

Yes, you are technically right – headache is a pain. However, when pain shows up on a physical level that means it has punctured your energy body, emotional body, and mental body, and has landed on your physical body. Anything that lands on your physical body means two things – 

  • Well-being has now gone for a toss 
  • It begins to interfere with your day-to-day life 

Therefore, you need to look at it as a suffering. However, if you apply Science of Cure (Breathing is inversely proportional to thoughts) on your headache, it will begin to take you to the root cause. This is of-course further to the Algorithm that you will create. To arrive at the root cause of your suffering, refer to Q 1. Why do I get a headache? 

You can start with identifying your symptoms today and make your Algorithm identifying your Lack, Tendency and Pattern. It may seem like the tendencies are loud and clear today. This is only because as an adult, you are either more aware of it, or the tendency is more pronounced. However, if you go back to that age group of 7-14, you will find that the same tendency existed back then as well.  

For example – your lack is abandonment and so your tendency is need to prove/ excel. As an adult, you try extremely hard to prove yourself at work, but maybe as a ten-year-old you wanted to make sure that you win a colouring competition or feel worthy by collecting the maximum number of berries or fruits. 

 So, you would notice how the nature of tendency existed even back then – sometimes subtly, sometimes pronounced. It is just a matter of developing sensitivity to recognize it in that time and space. However, you can always work with current scenarios. 

 Every moment is an event, and every event has an emotion. Therefore a lack can be formed in a matter of seconds, which is so miniscule that due to other overwhelming moments of bliss that you may have, it has gone unrecognised and unacknowledged so far.  

Lack is the seed of the suffering, so if a suffering exists within you that means that the lack has already been formed. Now it is only a matter of identifying the lack, which means, right in the first attempt you don’t have to reach your 0-7.  

Use the below technique to identify the lack from your present scenario:  

If you are denied of something that you wish to have, let’s say love, what would you feel  

  • I don’t matter 
  • My existence is denied 
  • I am discarded 

If you choose option 1, it means your lack is neglect 

If you choose option 2 , it means your lack is rejection 

If you chose option 3, it means your lack is abandonment 

Crying is only an outburst; it does not necessarily indicate towards a particular emotion. However, try to identify the emotion which lead to the outburst. It can be any one of the emotions mentioned in your Daily Tracker. Once you have identified the emotion, you need to identify a few events of the past where you have experienced the exact same emotion in the same manner. 

Also, it is common to see colours in Yog Nidra. For more understanding, read chapter NV Swimming; section How do you know you are in Yog Nidra? 

Being sensitive to your ecosystem means to be curious about the triggers which will come from them. We must understand that our ecosystem will be the one to trigger us the most. The higher the proximity in a relationship, the more the chances of a trigger coming in.  

If you apply the lens of Algorithm in these triggers, it only becomes an opportunity to turn inwards and work on your lack. A by-product of this phenomenon is relationship getting better. This is the simplest formula to being sensitive to your ecosystem. 

In every moment of disappointment – current or past, you can experience the lack. There are two ways to attend to the lack, once identified – 

  1.  You may simply keep your Algorithm/Lack in awareness by writing the events of the current time and go into breathing 
  2. You can revisit your childhood and write about moments that you experienced the Lack/Algorithm and once you have written a few events (in detail), you may lay down and begin to observe your breath. 

In either of the processes, your Algorithm/lack is in your complete awareness and observing your breath after this would only bring an expansion in your awareness. 

 Since you are seeking the cure, you must know that state of meditation is the state of cure. The more you are in this state, the more you move towards light, thus curing your suffering.  

All the things which come into your awareness, must now be attended to by Observing your breath. For process of attending to what has surfaced, refer to Ques no 8 

The Algorithm that you learn here, is actually the algorithm of your suffering. So loosely speaking these are the ingredients of your suffering, and at the same time how your suffering got formed. Once you understand how your suffering was formed, you will be able to reverse the suffering. Having said that it is a much deeper subject, and you should thoroughly watch the lecture again to understand the intricacies of it. 

There are 3 lacks, 9 tendencies and 11 patterns. Any permutation and combination of it, can develop into an algorithm which is unique in its own manner for different people. However, it is possible for a few combinations to be similar. 

In simple words tendencies are nothing but ego. Ego is nothing but a defense mechanism. In your moment of experiencing lack, you are vulnerable or wounded. However, since we do not have the capability of being in that moment long enough, we quickly need to defend ourselves from that emotion/ feeling, and that is how tendencies are formed. 

It is important to understand that these are the events of the past which have been shrivelled and suppressed by you. It is good news, that it is now in your awareness. But for it to completely open up and create its space in your awareness, you must follow the process of defrosting.   

To understand defrosting in detail, refer to book Meditation-The Cure, chapter NV Hunting, subheading – Preparation for the Process, Defrosting. 

It is possible to have multiple tendencies & patterns. So, continue to map your Algorithm and become aware of multiple tendencies and patterns which will emerge, as this will help you expand your consciousness, and help you understand the various ways you cope with the lack. 

Our lack is formed, because in a moment we formed a belief, which makes us feel either neglected, rejected or abandoned. Since we can’t stay with our lack – as it makes us unstable – we go into our tendencies to survive and not experience the lack. This suppression, due to the fear of survival, leads to the formation of Distress, Disorder or Disease.  

So, as we identify our LTP, we become more aware of ourselves and dissolve the belief formed therein, hence the movement begins from inauthenticity to authenticity; from distress, disorder or disease to health & well- being: the Cure. 

In the moment when your mother wanted you to excel ,did you ever feel like she didn’t accept you the way you were? Or did you feel that to get her love it is important for you to excel or prove yourself? And even as an adult you feel that at some level it is important for you to level up, before she loves you.  

If the answer to the above questions is yes, some or all, then you have already found your belief- “In order to be loved I must be good enough”. If you feel like you are unworthy of love otherwise- then you must investigate your lack using the three statements of lack 

  1. Neglected : I don’t matter 
  2. Rejection : My existence is denied 
  3. Abandonment : I am discarded 

The seat of your lack is in the subconscious, and what you desire is in your conscious mind. When you have a lack, the heart and mind seem like two opposing forces.  

For e.g. you want to follow your heart’s desire and want to be a musician, but for that you need to embrace your loneliness and move towards solitude. However, since you carry within yourself a lack, let’s say abandonment, your mind immediately jumps to a tendency, for example proving self. So you decide to take up a corporate job and quickly move up the ladder. Now as you continue moving up the ladder, the urge to be a musician grows more and more, and eventually your conscious and subconscious mind does not go hand in hand. This is a state of suffering. 

The opposite of this is union/Yog, which means merging of the conscious and the subconscious, where your heart and mind become one. The state of meditation is therefore known as the state of cure, so more you move towards the state of meditation the more you will move towards the state of cure.  

Therefore, becoming aware of your Algorithm/Lack, and staying with it with your breath, will lead to dissolution of this lack and expansion of your consciousness. This will eventually help you arrive at the state of cure. Remember the process is important

If you understand the nature of autoimmune disorder, it is your body’s immunity turning against yourself and attacking you. This means that at a physical level you wanted to indulge in self harm (consciously or subconsciously), however, that was not an option for you. So, the disgust that you held towards yourself leading to the intent of destroying your body has now manifested in the form of a disease.  

In order to connect the event of suffocation you must check that in the moment of suffocation what was the anger that you had towards yourself. Once you detect the anger, you can tie it with the above explanation and use the techniques. 

Yes, the seeds get sown in 0-7, however it is wrong to assume that suffering manifests only later in life. Suffering can manifest anytime. However, for a suffering to manifest there has to be a trigger. This trigger is nothing but a peak in hopelessness. 

 When in any event, where your hopelessness surges enough to crash your ego, the dormant lack which is the seed of suffering, suddenly gets activated and shows up on one of the layers of human body – physical, mental or emotional. 

Every moment that we live is an event, and each moment generates emotions within us. It is our unwillingness to address and work through these emotions that results in the suppression or regulation of the same through the mind, which leads to the manifestation of suffering either in the form of a disease, disorder or distress. Disease is the suffering of the body just like disorder is the suffering of the mind. Having a disease means it has punctured you energy body, emotional body and mental body, and has now come to your physical body.  

Whenever we are faced with a disappointment, we tend to move into a lot of emotions. However, we never consolidate or move towards acceptance of loss. We only tend to be around whether justifying the loss or grieving the loss, but never acceptance. Pain is the state of transformation. All insights are revealed to you, in the moment of deep pain. Thus, for insights to come and emotions to convert to wisdom it is necessary to be in the state of pain. 

In conclusion, pain is the remedy to suffering and disease

Just being in the awareness of tendency isn’t enough because despite being aware of the tendency you are not going to the root cause, which is lack. Our lack is given to us by the universe for a particular purpose such as – an artist may be abandoned early on in life. If he doesn’t learn the lesson of solitude which the abandonment must bring, he will continue to attract events, which will continue to push him towards solitude, until he learns the lesson of solitude. So, find the purpose of your lack/ every event that occurs with you. 

While drawing our algorithm, we start with identifying our symptoms. Do we look at our symptoms of today or from our childhood? Our tendencies also seem like they are about today and not from our childhood. How should I interpret this?

You can start with identifying your symptoms today and make your Algorithm identifying your Lack, Tendency and Pattern. It may seem like the tendencies are loud and clear today. This is only because as an adult, you are either more aware of it, or the tendency is more pronounced. However, if you go back to that age group of 7-14, you will find that the same tendency existed back then as well.  

For example – your lack is abandonment and so your tendency is need to prove/ excel. As an adult, you try extremely hard to prove yourself at work, but maybe as a ten-year-old you wanted to make sure that you win a colouring competition or feel worthy by collecting the maximum number of berries or fruits. 

 So, you would notice how the nature of tendency existed even back then – sometimes subtly, sometimes pronounced. It is just a matter of developing sensitivity to recognize it in that time and space. However, you can always work with current scenarios. 

Now that I have made my algorithm and have identified my lack, what do I do with this? Do I have to re-visit my childhood?

In every moment of disappointment – current or past, you can experience the lack. There are two ways to attend to the lack, once identified – 

  1.  You may simply keep your Algorithm/Lack in awareness by writing the events of the current time and go into breathing 
  2. You can revisit your childhood and write about moments that you experienced the Lack/Algorithm and once you have written a few events (in detail), you may lay down and begin to observe your breath. 

In either of the processes, your Algorithm/lack is in your complete awareness and observing your breath after this would only bring an expansion in your awareness. 

After finding my LTP and mapping my algorithm, I can see how I have suffered in my childhood and continue to do so. What can I do to remedy this and reverse my suffering?

 Since you are seeking the cure, you must know that state of meditation is the state of cure. The more you are in this state, the more you move towards light, thus curing your suffering.  

All the things which come into your awareness, must now be attended to by Observing your breath. For process of attending to what has surfaced, refer to Ques no 8 

Now that I have made my algorithm and have identified my lack, what do I do with this? Do I have to re-visit my childhood?

In every moment of disappointment – current or past, you can experience the lack. There are two ways to attend to the lack, once identified – 

  1.  You may simply keep your Algorithm/Lack in awareness by writing the events of the current time and go into breathing 
  1. You can revisit your childhood and write about moments that you experienced the Lack/Algorithm and once you have written a few events (in detail), you may lay down and begin to observe your breath. 

In either of the processes, your Algorithm/lack is in your complete awareness and observing your breath after this would only bring an expansion in your awareness.