Meditation

Meditation is a practice that is as ancient as time. Most spiritual practices have a connection to meditation in some form. Meditation has become increasingly used and accepted in the medical setting as a method to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and provide a sense of control. The NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine reports that regular meditation can reduce chronic pain, anxiety, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood cortisol levels that were brought on by stress (sometimes called “stress hormones”).

Meditation teaches us to focus our attention and bring about a state of self awareness and inner calm. The practice of meditation is a simple yet profound practice. When practiced regularly, these techniques can lead to greater physical health, mental clarity, emotional balance and a sense of peace. I will guide you and teach the tools necessary to meditate. Some of the methods we explore include breath and body awareness, Vipassana (mindfulness), Metta (loving kindness), Yoga Nidra (dynamic sleep) and guided visualizations.