Learn how to fall in love with meditation and make it a healthy life-affirming habit that you love, even if you’ve tried endless times before.
There are many ways to meditate and it can often feel overwhelming deciding how to choose what to try and what is best for you.
Beginning Meditation will help you find an approach that is right for you.
One that you want to return to for the sheer joy and pleasure of it … even if you have tried before and not continued.
Meditation offers a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional benefits. While the specific experiences may vary from person to person, here are some of the commonly reported benefits of meditation:
- Stress Reduction: Meditation is often used as a powerful tool to reduce stress. It helps activate the body’s relaxation response, which can counteract the stress response and reduce the production of stress hormones like cortisol.
- Improved Focus and Concentration: Regular meditation practice has been shown to enhance attention and concentration. This can help you become more productive and better able to complete tasks without distraction.
- Emotional Well-being: Meditation can lead to increased emotional stability and resilience. It can help you manage difficult emotions such as anxiety, depression, and anger, and promote a sense of inner peace and happiness.
- Enhanced Self-Awareness: Meditation encourages self-reflection and self-awareness. It can help you better understand your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, leading to personal growth and a deeper understanding of yourself.
- Better Sleep: Many people find that meditation improves the quality of their sleep. It can calm the mind and reduce racing thoughts, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
- Reduced Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression: Numerous studies have shown that meditation can be effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. It provides individuals with tools to manage these conditions and enhance their mental well-being.
- Pain Management: Meditation has been used as part of pain management strategies, helping individuals cope with chronic pain and reduce their perception of pain.
- Lower Blood Pressure: Regular meditation practice has been associated with reduced blood pressure, which can contribute to better cardiovascular health.
- Enhanced Creativity: Some people find that meditation enhances their creativity and problem-solving abilities. It can open the mind to new ideas and perspectives.
- Greater Mind-Body Connection: Meditation encourages a stronger connection between the mind and body. This can lead to a heightened sense of physical awareness and improved overall well-being.
- Improved Relationships: Meditation can lead to greater empathy and compassion, which can improve relationships with others by promoting better communication and understanding.
- Enhanced Immune System Function: Some studies suggest that meditation may have a positive impact on the immune system, potentially increasing its effectiveness in fighting off illnesses.
- Better digestion: Digestive discomfort can be eased and digestion improved along with associated benefits.
- Spiritual Growth: For those on a spiritual journey, meditation can be a valuable tool for deepening their connection to their inner self or a higher power.
It’s important to note that the benefits of meditation may not be immediate and may vary from person to person.
Consistent practice over time is often necessary to experience the full range of advantages that meditation can offer and you will develop your capacity for meditation so that it doesn’t feel like a chore.
Finding the right approach for you may require some exploration and experimentation and that is what we will be doing together.
If meditation is something you would like to try, this could be just what you are looking for.
Even as a yoga practitioner, I have found meditation challenging, despite having studied with some wonderful teachers.
Now, I am in a happier place with my meditation practice and would love to help you fall in love with meditation like I have.
If that sounds like something you would like to be involved with, join me!
There are options to attend ‘In-person’* in Frinton on sea, or to attend online via Zoom from anywhere!
There will also be an opportunity to join a private Facebook group for support as you practice week to week and to ask any questions that arise.
If you miss a session you will have access to the class recording … so you never have to miss a thing even if life throws a curved ball!
During our time together you will experience:
- Breath awareness
- 3 phases of meditation
- Body awareness
- Progressive relaxation
- Tips to make meditation enjoyable
- 40 day Sadhana
- and more.
(After 21st September the price returns to the normal enrolment fee of £50
A quick recap –
- Beginning Meditation is ideal for you if you have tried meditation before and have not found it easy or enjoyable to maintain your practice.
- Beginning Meditation is also for you if you have never tried meditation before and want o start.
- You can attend in person, or via the internet, live … or you can watch the recordings at a time that suits you. They will be available to everyone.
- We will meet every Wednesday evening from the 27th September for 5 weeks.
- Recordings of the class are available to all participants.
- The live in-person class will start at 7.15 pm in Frinton.
- If there are only online participants it will start live at 7.30 pm
- (You will be asked to state your preference after booking.)
* The ‘In person’ option is subject to numbers.
If there are not enough participants for the ‘In person’ option the course will continue Live Online via Zoom.
Learn how to fall in love with meditation and make it a healthy life affirming habit that you love, even if you’ve tried endless times before.
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