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, our brain wave patterns slow, taking us into a pleasant, light day-dreaming state which induces overall wellbeing.
What happens during a meditation session?
You will be guided into a relaxed state, using breathing techniques, and then you will be led through a series of visualisations. At the end of the session you will be given the chance to talk about how you felt during the meditation.
As a result of meditation:
The heart rate slows down
Blood pressure begins to reduce
The rate of breathing slows, which reduces the need for oxygen
Muscle tension decreases, which reduces aches and pains
What are the benefits of meditation?
Most people report:
- More energy
- Better sleep
- Enhanced immunity
- Increased concentration
- Better problem-solving abilities
Frequently Asked Questions
Meditation techniques are a great way to help your quest for stress management. Meditation isn’t just about peace of mind or enjoying a hobby. Meditation is a process that decreases the wear and tear of life’s challenges on your mind and body. When you engage in meditation, one of the first things which you will experience is the feeling of your mind relaxing and clearing.
Learning a basic meditation technique really isn’t hard. It may be a very plain and simple practice, but, once learned, its effects can be very profound.