Updated: May 20, 2020
People attend meditation for a couple of reasons. To learn to relax and cope with stress better, to create a time where there is silence, to have an opportunity to connect to their soul and their inner wisdom. Now, I ask you why are you considering meditation?
Over the course of my classes opportunities will be created for all this to occur.
Meditation is great for stress management, anxiety & depression with regular practice you will experience relaxation, increased awareness, mental focus, clarity and sense of peace.
As meditation involves becoming more aware and more sensitive to what is within you, facing unpleasant parts of yourself is sometimes part of meditation. This added awareness and clarity can help you advance your spiritual growth and clear negative emotional patterns you attach to. It can be a catalyst for positive change in areas of your life.
Meditation has been scientifically proven to have physiological impacts on your body some include reducing blood pressure, lowering the pulse rate, decrease oxygen consumption, decreasing muscle tension and metabolic rate.
Did you know that meditation has been practiced for over 5000 years? Starting in India, then China, Korea and Japan. It's not a religious practice, not affiliated with any religion. That being said, many religions including have added meditation to their practice for connecting with God or their higher self. Including early Judaism and Christianity.
“Praying is connected with God - Meditation allows God to connect with you “
Almost everyone has meditated in one form or another. You just may not realize. Every time you wash the dishes, daydream or unaware of your surroundings you are in a meditative state. Have you ever driven a car on autopilot arrived at your destination without remembering how you got there? You were in a meditative state.
In our modern world we constantly experience some level of stress. When we are stressed our body enters a state known as “fight or flight”. In this state, we may have an increased heart rate, increased respiratory rate, increase BP, increased oxygen consumption & muscle tension. These physical symptoms can lead to major health issues. Ranging from drug and alcohol dependency, anxiety and panic disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, depressed immune system, headaches, increased cholesterol, sleep disorders, and even strike.
Meditation works best when you commit to time on a regular basis. How are you choose to meditate during this time can vary. But the purpose of making the commitment to meditation at the same time trains to your mind-body. It learns relaxation is about to occur, therefore over time enter the a relaxation state faster.
Because we all learn differently and have different levels of stress not every meditation style will be accessible for everyone. If you are a visual person then guided meditations may be more beneficial to you than to someone that who is a tactile learner. Bearing this in mind, I offer different styles of meditation to enable everyone to have the opportunity to relax and find a style that works best for them.
It is also worth mentioning at this point to that it is very rare if your new to meditation to achieve a meditative state immediately. It is a practice and it takes practice to be able to meditate. Don't be too hard on yourself. Meditation looks different for everyone. Have you ever done something for the first time and been perfect at it? Not me!
Therefore your commitment to seeking relaxation is all that is asked for when you join me for meditation.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me. I look forward to see you in class in the future.