Meditation & Mindfulness
Meditation is taking time out for yourself to slow everything down, to de-clutter your mind, and explore a deeper awareness and stillness within yourself that is hard to connect with during the busyness of everyday life. When we close our eyes in meditation, 80% of external stimulus and distractions are shut off.
With practice, it is within this stillness that deep rest can occur, answers may appear, and healing can begin.
Meditation teaches you to become aware of your thoughts and to let them go in order to relax your body and calm your mind and this allows you to deeply, rest, restore, and meet deeper parts of yourself you may not have met yet. This awareness, also called the witness, is a mindful, conscious way of being / living. You learn to become the witness to your life. This affords you the opportunity to reflect upon your thoughts, emotions, beliefs or actions and how they are effecting you, and allows you to then make any changes that are not supporting how you’d like to live.
The benefits of meditation are well known in contributing to reducing stress, tension and worry. Meditation can also contribute to an increase in your health and wellbeing by calming the mind and body, which can have a flow on effect to other areas in your life.
Meditation can increase the quality of your life in many ways. Some of the benefits include:
- reduced stress
- increased self-awareness
- increased feeling of happiness
- mental clarity
- strengthening of the immune system
- slowing down the ageing process
- improved communication
- increased self esteem
- forgiveness, of self and others
- deeper connection within your relationships
- increased focus
- improved sleep
- Colds may not last as long or be as severe
- Increased vitality and energy levels
- enhanced creativity
- decreased anger or frustration
- More engaged with life
- Connect with your inner soul truth, essence
- increased acceptance, empathy and gratitude – in self and others
You may be looking to take care of the health you already have; be feeling a little under par and want to pick yourself up; be looking to assist yourself with an illness recovery, or you may be heading for a crash and are looking for the brakes. Regardless of where you find yourself, meditation can have life changing effects.
Meditation promotes and supports a happier, healthier you.
How do you establish a meditation practice? 15 uninterrupted minutes on a daily basis and a selection of techniques.
The 6 week Beginners Meditation and Mindfulness course delivers 12 different meditation techniques that help to relax the physical body and calm your mind, connect you to your soul essence, assist with healing and balancing energies, and explore the therapeutic benefits of sound and music, and become the witness.