Meditation is the original practice of yoga.
As a practice of kindness, respect and awakening, meditation complements everyday life as well as offering a process of deeper inquiry if desired.
Its benefits include an increase in contentment, resilience, creativity and harmonious relationships. It's also a simple way to make time and space for our general wellbeing; to take care of ourselves and remain steady during the natural ups and downs of life, and during challenging times in particular.
Brain structures can change after only eight weeks of regular meditation practice. Harvard neuroscientists noted positive change in areas of the brain associated with learning, memory, emotional regulation, sense of self and perspective. Read more here.
Given the busyness of life today, the stillness and internal nature of meditation can initially be challenging. We progress step by step, as we develop the skills to navigate this and gradually return to our true nature.
A meditator for the last 21 years, Carol shares meditation techniques from the yoga tradition whilst also having personal experience of modern mindfulness methods, including Dyad or (prompted) co-meditation practice and mindful self-compassion practices. She has a gentle and pragmatic approach, and the most appropriate method is chosen to suit the individual or group.
For more information about learning to meditate or rekindling your practice, please enquire here. Available in north Hertfordshire - Letchworth, Stevenage and surrounding areas. Other locations by arrangement.
Courageous Presence: Establishing a Meditation Practice for Real Life, a 2-day workshop with Carol in June 2020 in Cambridge, UK. Day 1 open to all. Day 2 for teachers and trainee teachers.
Meditation as a standalone practice is not recommended in certain circumstances. If in doubt, please enquire here.
Photo: Bellanova (heart mudra meditation)