There are a lot of misconceptions about what meditation is and what meditation isn't. Many people are put off meditating thinking that it's reserved solely for hippies, mystic guru's or those that have plenty of time on their hands. Some people believe you have to be religious to meditate; that you have to sit in uncomfortable positions for hours on end trying to achieve enlightenment, well that's simply not true. Meditation is available to anyone and everyone, young or old, regardless of your belief system or bendy yoga capabilities!
One of the most common excuses for not meditating is:
'But, I haven't got the time, I'm far too busy!'
What if we told you that through regular meditation you can actually gain time! From the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep our minds are constantly active. During this time we are bombarded by 60-80,00 thoughts! That's one thought every 1.2 seconds! Phew! No wonder many of us end up in such a tizzy! Through meditation we can learn to quiet this incessant 'monkey chatter'.
Meditation enables our thoughts to clear and when we have clarity we can become far more productive in every aspect of our lives. Enhanced productivity = more free time and who doesn't need more of that in this fast paced life?
During our meditation classes you will learn lots of different techniques including some Qigong (meditation to movement) that you can apply in your day to day life. Still think time is an issue? What if you could learn a meditation technique that you could do anywhere at any time? Would time still be an issue? Once you begin to experience the benefits of meditation, I guarantee you will find the time. I've not yet once met anyone who prefers constant busyness over the feel-good factor!
The health benefits of meditating are simply astonishing but don't just take our word for it, do an internet search on meditation studies and you will find a myriad of clinical scientific studies that have found evidence to show that meditation is a powerful tool for enhancing our physical and emotional well-being.
One study using MRI brain scans discovered that in less than two months, simply meditating for 30 minutes a day can increase the part of our brains responsible for learning and memory and reduces the part responsible for stress, fear and anxiety. Source 30th January 2011 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, Massachusetts General and University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Common benefits of regular meditation are listed below but there are many more too!
Mondays 9.30-10.30am. Evening class on alternate Mondays 7.30-8.30pm.
QiGong Evening Class
On alternate Mondays 7.30-8.30pm.
Psychic Evening With Peta Gelder
Tues 21st Aug 2018
Sound Bath Experience with Phil Gibson
Sun 2nd Sept 2018
Weird, Wacky & Wonderful Club
Weds 5th Sept 2018
High Tea & Tarot
Sat 8th September 2018
An Evening with Mary Rodwell
Weds 12th Sept 2018