Nitai Yoga is a very dynamic process which is truly universal. It grants us the practical benefits of the Gestalt psychology.
Gestalt psychology or gestaltism is a philosophy of mind of the Berlin School of experimental psychology. Gestalt psychology is an attempt to understand the laws behind the ability to acquire and maintain meaningful perceptions in an apparently chaotic world.
This principle maintains that when the human mind (perceptual system) forms a precept or “gestalt,” the whole has a reality of its own, independent of the parts.
The empowering निताइ (Nitai) mantra is comprised of 10 strokes. These 10 strokes have individual meanings and at the same time the whole mantra निताइ has its own meaning as a whole too. A reality of its own, apart from the meanings of the separate parts.
The original famous phrase of Gestalt psychologist Kurt Koffka, “The whole is other than the sum of the parts” and “This is not a principle of addition”, he said. The whole has its independent existence also.
In the study of perception, Gestalt psychologists stipulate that perceptions are the products of complex interactions among various stimuli.
Every stroke of the निताइ mantra, when concentrated upon, imbues the mind with different positive effects. For example, in the stroke न the round of the न brings a powerful effect on the mind which causes the strengthening and increasing of our brain power. Sharpening of our mind and thoughts is the direct result. The vertical second stroke of न has an effect of stress-relief as we exhale.
The gestalt effect is the capability of our brain to generate whole forms, particularly with respect to the visual recognition of global figures, instead of just collections of simpler elements.
Gestalt theory allows for the deconstruction of the whole situation into its elements.