Towards Meditation

meditation

Meditation was originally the main practice of yoga.

As a practice of kindness, respect and courage, meditation complements everyday life as well as offering a process of deeper inquiry if desired.

Its benefits include an increase in creativity, contentment, resilience and harmonious relationships. It's also simply a great way to make time and space for our general wellbeing; to take care of ourselves.

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, meditation can be a challenging practice and a gradual approach is the order of the day.

A meditator for the last 20 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.

Yoga practices that aid our transition towards meditation are restorative yoga and yoga nidra.

Photo: Bellanova (heart mudra meditation)