What is a Meditation?
There are many types of meditation, all of which involve the practice of concentrating the focus of the mind, which could be on a thought, sound, object, visualisation, the breath or just attention to the practice itself. The aim is to increase your focus onto the present moment, to control the thoughts, to free the mind of it's usual busy-ness, ultimately leading to relaxation and increased spiritual awareness and personal growth.
Regular meditating, even for just a few minutes each day, has been shown to calm the nervous system, and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
This in turn can reduce depression, anxiety and emotional shutdown, as well as affecting physical changes to the body, such as naturally helping to control blood pressure or pain, for example.
With regular practice and patience, other transformations can take place, when the patterns and habits of the mind are learned, enabling deeper states of relaxation and inner peace, as well as profound energised states of mind.
What happens during a Meditation?
We'll be seated comfortably on chairs or on the floor for the full session. (This can be an individual or group session for up to 6 people.) During these simple guided meditations you'll gently learn and experience how to relax, calm and focus your mind and emotions to create a feeling of well-being and relaxation by the time you leave. Some of our themes will include the Chakra centres, breathing techniques and visualisations.