“If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things — that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more. Your mind just slows down, and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment. You see so much more than you could see before. It’s a discipline; you have to practice it.” — Steve Jobs as told to Walter Isaacson in Steve Jobs
Meditation is the art of stilling the mind to experience the power that is within you. It is the gateway to inspiration, intuition, insight, well-being and regeneration. The benefits of meditation are well documented and include:
- decreases stress and anxiety
- increases focus and concentration
- increases self-awareness
- builds self-confidence
- increases energy
- increases focus on the present
- reduces negative emotion
With all this to gain, and nothing to loose, why wouldn’t you try meditation?
How to Meditate
In keeping with the ISHTA lineage, I teach various breath techniques and guided meditations to draw your awareness in and help quiet your mind. A meditation class consists of simple pre-meditative postures to open the body, guided breath techniques and/or visualizations to draw the senses inward and a period of sitting in silence. Students are provided images and mantras to help quiet the mind so they may tune into stillness. After meditating, students are led through a series of gentle postures to re-ground their energy.
Please contact me for more information and to schedule a session.