In our one hour practice, we will explore many types of meditation and the art of mindfulness.
Focuses on our breath and using our breath for relaxation and healing. We’ll engage in several exercises to become aware of our breath, body and thoughts.
The mind is an amazing tool. Sometimes it can be difficult to shut off or focus. Mindfulness meditation helps us to navigate our mind and shift it on purpose. We will be paying attention to our thoughts and learning how to refocus our attention.
Movement Meditation or Walking Meditations
Being mindful of our body while in motion. Movement meditation (just as seated meditation) boils down to presence. The key is to hone into the moment with awareness, which you can practice anywhere and anytime.
Repeating a specific affirmation over and over to create it on all levels of our consciousness.
Everyday we put all kinds of thoughts and information into our minds consciously and unconsciously. To create a lasting thought, belief or story, we repeat that to ourselves 10,000 times. With Mantra Meditation we choose the thoughts we want to create with an affirmation or mantra. Repeating Mantra everyday will change your outlook about yourself and life.
Bring yoga mat, bolster and soft blanket. Eye pillow if you like.
Impact of Mindfulness Meditation
Regular practice of mindfulness meditation has benefits for your physical as well as your mental health. Some of these include:
Reducing stress: Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a standardized therapeutic approach to mindfulness meditation, has been shown to reduce symptoms of stress in healthy individuals.1 The practice has also been found to be beneficial for a number of mental and physical disorders including anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.
Lower heart rate: Heart disease is one of the top causes of death in the United States and research suggests that mindfulness may be beneficial for your heart. In one study, participants either enrolled in an online mindfulness meditation program or were added to a waitlist for traditional treatment for heart disease.2 Those who participated in mindfulness meditation had significantly lower heart rates and performed better on a test of cardiovascular capacity.
Improved immunity: Research also suggests that mindfulness practices may improve your body's resistance to illness. One study compared the impact of both mindfulness and exercise on immune function.3 They found that people who had taken part in an eight-week mindfulness course had greater gains in immune function than those in the exercise group.
Better sleep: Studies have also shown that practicing mindfulness meditation might improve sleep and even be useful for treating certain sleep disturbances. One 2019 study found that mindfulness meditation significantly improved sleep quality.
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