Meditation is a life-changing practice
For centuries people have used meditation to move beyond fear and ego of the mind and into the peace and love in the present moment. There exists a wide variety of meditation techniques, traditions, and technology. The common thread of all meditation is the creation of mindful awareness and expanded consciousness.
The Benefits of Meditation
The purpose of meditation depends on the meditator. Anyone who meditates regularly receives profound physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits. Some of these benefits include:
- Relief from stress and anxiety
- Decreased blood pressure
- Lower cholesterol levels
- More efficient oxygen use by the body
- Increased production of the anti-aging hormone DHEA
- Restful sleep
Train Your Brain
New research is also showing that meditation restores and can sometimes improve the brain’s cognitive functions. Studies have shown that as little as eight weeks of meditation not only help people feel calmer but also produce positive changes in various areas of the brain. Those with a daily meditation practice show growth in the areas of their brains associated with memory, empathy, sense of self, and stress regulation.
How Can I Learn to Meditate?
Most people do not know where or how to begin, so it’s best to learn from a teacher. We offer private meditation instruction. You will receive:
- Personalized guidance on how to establish a regular practice that works for you
- Advice to overcome your specific challenges
- Class suggestions
- Literature recommendations
Group Meditation Classes
Joining a group meditation class has many benefits for the whole person – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The link between the mind and body is well established and group meditation offers some unique benefits.
Here are just a few excellent reasons to meditate with us:
- Accountability – It’s easy to find excuses not to meditate at home but joining a meditation class can provide the necessary encouragement for developing a consistent practice.
- Connection – Tap into the same silence and source of peace as other participants. We can literally meet people on the same wavelength: recorded EEG results show that brainwaves synchronize while meditating.
- Power – Studies show the existence of a ripple effect of peace in the surrounding environment when a group meditates together.