What is meditation?
Broadly speaking, meditation is a relaxed, centred state of awareness and connectedness: a place of being in the here and now. During meditation, brain wave patterns slow, taking us into a pleasant, light day-dreaming state which induces overall well-being. Our muscles relax, digestion improves, heart rate lowers, breathing slows and deepens and we produce mood-enhancing endorphins.
What are the benefits?
Meditation gives you greater vibrancy and aliveness, as it reduces a host of physical and mental ailments, including stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, addiction, pain, and more.
Meditation guides you into
a state of deep presence. This allows you to tune out distractions and tune into your unique purpose, bringing greater meaning to your life.
Meditation supports you in breaking free from limiting thoughts and unconscious patterns. You reach your greatest potential as you respond to life’s challenges with clarity and courage.
As you deepen your relationship with yourself, you naturally begin to develop more authentic connections and healthier relationships with others.
With meditation, you begin to cultivate gratitude and watch its effects ripple throughout your life, expanding your ability to live with compassion and joy.
Throughout history, meditation has been a pathway to higher states of awareness—traditionally called “enlightenment”—holding the potential to bring you into more direct connection with all that is.
Meditating in a group can provide feedback and this sharing can be empowering and enriching, as hearing experiences similar to our own reassures us and provides us with an opportunity to learn from each other.