What is Meditation?
Meditation is a practice where we learn to calm and silence our mind in order to achieve a state of deep peace and serenity. It can be thought of as a form of Mindfulness where we learn to practice a state of raised consciousness, making healthy, long term decisions about how we choose to conduct our lives. This includes being mindful of what we eat, what and how we speak, our relationships and generally how we conduct our lives. Through meditation we can learn to live consciously and mindfully. Helping us to work towards a life where our actions and reactions reflect love, peace and compassion.
What are the benefits of Meditation?
There are many benefits, they include peace of mind, stress relief, improved sleep, better concentration, relaxation and rejuvenation.
How do I start to Meditate?
Meditation classes are relaxed and easy, theres no need to shy away from it because you have never tried it because it takes time and practice to realise all the benefits, and just remind yourself that you are already practicing postures (asanas), breathing (pranayama) and relaxation (pratyhara) so you are already well on the road to successfully meditating. Meditation is best done in a sitting crossed legged or on a chair if that would be more comfortable for you. Solid, regular practice will help and also understanding that achieving this special state of mind will not happen on every, or even most occasions. Through practice, we begin to be able to achieve the state of mental clarity and stillness, on demand. The process of practice, in itself, is beneficial. The peace and stillness of the body and the willingness to try and quieten and open the mind will eventually lead to the reality.