Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Once considered a practice reserved for monks and cave dwellers, the explosion of scientific research on the benefits of meditation, is propelling this ancient practice into mainstream society. Schools, large corporations and even the military are getting in on the action , (or lack of), so what is it about meditation that is so beneficial?
Meditation allows the activity of thinking to become increasingly quiet, whilst still maintaining an alertness and simultaneously awarding the body deep rest on a cellular level.
Science shows, that even in novice meditators, the grey matter in the brain, relating to compassion and self awareness actually grows, whereas there is a reduction in the grey matter that relating to stress.
The relationship with the voice inside our head improves, affording us a buffer between stimulus and response. Instead of reacting based on habitual patterns, meditation trains the brain to first notice our thoughts and emotions and in turn respond more wisely.
A few more benefits :
- Lowers levels of stress hormones.
- Lowers blood pressure.
- Boosts your immune system
- Mitigates depression, Anxiety, ADHD and age related cognitive decline.
- Helpful in conditions such as psoriasis and IBS
Jodi runs monthly group meditation sessions at her home in Ruislip Manor. The cost of the sessions is £5 and all proceeds go to charity.
How to Meditate
Next Group Meditation
25th May 2017 at 17:30 - 20:30
Open Classes - 12 April, 2016 7:30 PM - 8:00PM
Learn How to Meditate Next Lessons
Four weeks course, Tuesdays, 25th April - 16th May, 2017 at 07:30 - 09: 00.
Four weeks course, Tuesdays, 1st - 22nd March, 2016.
This four week foundation course in meditation is suitable for those who wish to either begin or deepen a meditation practice. Meditation is a means for transforming the mind. This sacred but simple practice allows the activity of thinking to become increasingly quiet whilst still maintaining an alertness and simultaneously
awards the body deep rest on an emotional, mental and cellular level. Over the four weeks we will focus on posture, breath, presence and awareness and explore several different techniques in order for individuals to establish a home practice. Each session will include meditation, journaling and feedback and
students will be expected to practice between session in order to fully participate.
A FEW MORE BENEFITS -
• Improves sleep
• Reduces stress and anxiety
• Relieves depression
• Reduces anger
• Lowers blood pressure
• Improves immune function
• Decreases memory loss
• Promotes HAPPINESS!
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