Meditation has so many incredible health benefits, it’s changed my life, however there are a lot of misconceptions about it, so I’d like to dispel some of those here:
𝟭.𝗜𝘁 𝗶𝘀𝗻’𝘁 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲: It’s active. In mediation we learn to step towards & really experience things as they are, not how our thinking mind perceives it to be.
𝟮.𝗜𝘁 𝗶𝘀𝗻’𝘁 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝘁𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱: If you think that meditation is emptying your mind, then you're setting yourself up for failure. In meditation we learn to observe thoughts & feelings, experiencing them & recognising that while some of them are valid, they are not facts & are temporary. This helps us to better understand thoughts, habits & ultimately ourselves.
𝟯.𝗜𝘁 𝗶𝘀𝗻’𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗵𝗶𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗲𝘀, 𝗯𝘂𝗱𝗱𝗵𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝘅𝗶𝗲𝘁𝘆: It’s helpful & accessible for everyone. If you’re too busy or stressed, you need it! If you’re already happy, you need it, so you’re better able to manage when challenges arise.
𝟰.𝗜𝘁 𝗶𝘀𝗻’𝘁 𝗮 𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗳𝗶𝘅: You wouldn’t go for one run and think you could do a marathon! Meditation practice evolves over time (which is why it’s called a practice!) & every time we meditate it’s different – because so are we!
𝟱.𝗜𝘁 𝗶𝘀𝗻’𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗮𝘅𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲: In fact, it can be a challenge. Experiencing things as they are, not how you’d like them to be isn’t always comfortable – but it’s always worthwhile. Relaxation isn't the goal but can be a by-product.
You don’t need any special training, clothing or equipment or to sit in a particular posture, it's not religious or mystical, it's just you & your awareness of whatever arises.
Come along to my free meditation classes to give it a try.
4 x Sessions
Improves overall well-being: mental, physical and emotional
Improves focus, mindset, morale and self-worth.
Creates a greater sense of balance, clarity, and peace
Comfortable chair or cushion in a quiet room.