Meditation is an approach to training the mind, similar to the way that fitness is an approach to training the body. With a focused mind you are able to go deeper into your inner self, discovering your true nature and experiencing a calm and blissful state of being.
In the Yoga Sutra Patanjali gives instruction on how to meditate and describes what factors constitute a meditation practice. The second sutra in the first chapter states that yoga (or union) happens when the mind becomes quiet. This mental stillness is created when the body, mind, and senses are in balance. Patanjali goes on to explain that meditation begins when we discover that our never-ending quest to possess things and our continual craving for pleasure and security can never be satisfied. When we finally realize this, our external quest turns inward, and we have shifted into the realm of meditation.
Benefits of Meditation
• improved blood circulation
• lower heart rate
• slower respiratory rate
• less anxiety
• stress relief
• a feeling of calmness & well-being
• deep relaxation
Group Meditation - we are in the process of organizing a weekly meditation group, please contact the office for more details.
Private Meditation Instruction availabe upon request- free of charge.