“Me… Really… You must be joking. I can’t sit still for five minutes, let alone quiet my mind”… Yes you. It’s easy. And I can show you how…
Meditation is really the practice of changing our relationship with thoughts, emotions and the external world. It calms the body and helps us find Peace with our mind. Regular practice gives us a chance to let go of the many stresses that we pick up throughout the day so we don’t get a build up in our nervous system. If our mind were like a bin, the rubbish being the 100,000 thoughts that fill it every day, Meditation is the equivalent of emptying our bin daily! When we Meditate we become calmer, less reactive and generally have more energy as when the mind rests, so does the body.
How can I learn?
Yoga Classes – You will learn Heart Centred Meditation practices in my Yoga classes at Whitespace Yoga Studio. Currently live-streaming. In studio classes start again April.. or May.. Hopefully soon!
One to One Meditation Coaching – Book a private session to learn the basics, which you can immediately put into practice. Currently due to C restrictions via ZOOM.
Meditation Clinics – These give you the opportunity to ask questions, receive guidance and experience the benefits of Group Meditation. Currently also via ZOOM.
My own personal practice is a mixture of Yoga breath practices, Mantras and Meditation techniques that help me to Ascend the mind with the aim of becoming more alert and Present. I practice everyday. And.. If I happen to miss a day so what. Shit happens. Life gets in the way. As soon as I realise I forgot I just get back on it without a fuss. I celebrate that I remembered, whoop whoop and begin again. I call this pressing the rest button.
Will I Benefit From A Regular Practice?
Yes! The benefits are accumulative. The more you practice, the less stress you have in your nervous system. Ideally don’t take my word for it. Experience this for yourSelf. I’m happy to teach and support anyone that wants to learn Meditation, or whom has an existing practice but is maybe unsure if they are doing it right. I hear many people say, “I can’t Meditate, my mind is too busy!”, or, “I can’t do Yoga because I’m too inflexible!” These are exactly the reasons why one would benefit from Yoga and Meditation practices. Peace with your mind and flexibility in your body are what happen when you practice and are not a pre-requisite!
Learning to Ascend the mind is actually very easy and in Truth, no techniques are needed. Techniques do however make it easy. Meditation is really more about learning where to place your attention, learning what is You and what is not. The practice of Ascending the mind is about learning to be present Now, learning how to fully show up and live as your Soul…not your ego. It’s not, as many think, about what happens when you have your eyes shut. It’s not about trying to shut off your mind and get just 20 mins Peace. It is all about enhancing the quality of your experience in the spaces in-between, so you can show up more fully in your life as a calmer, more Peaceful, more responsive and less reactive human being!
Having the guidance of an experienced teacher (moi!) who can eliminate some of the more common Meditation myths (like you need to have a quiet mind to Meditate) and whom can help you have a direct experience of Peace with your mind, can make all the difference in your ability to sustain a regular practice. This is why I started the Meditation Clinics and the Blue Stars Support Group.
Next ZOOM Mediation Clinic…
Monday 12/04/21 7.30pm
Have Questions? Join the Blue Stars Q&A ZOOM Cafe…
Saturday 27/03/21 11.30am
Saturday 24/04/21 11.30am
Please note… To join ZOOM meetings you need to be a member of the Blue Stars – Yoga, Meditation & Wellbeing Support Group to get the link. If you are not on facebook but would like to join in, please contact me.