Meditate & Relax
A 4 week online Beginner’s Meditation Course starts on Tuesday 7th April. For more details see below or go to the timetable and booking page.
May I be happy and healthy
May you be happy and healthy
May my loved ones be happy and healthy
May my family be happy and healthy
May my friends be hapy and healthy
May my neighbours be happy and healthy
May everyone in the whole world be happy and healthy
“Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu” is a Sanskrit mantra that means “May all beings in the world be happy.” The above meditation is based on this. It is a conditioning meditation, which means that, if said regularly, it helps you to wish everyone well, whoever they are and whatever they do or say. All cruelty, greed and anger comes from a place of personal unhappiness. If you wish someone well, it helps you to build compassion for that person and develop greater awareness of different viewpoints and ways of reacting and responding. Then, if the situation arises and you need to respond, you do so from a place of greater compassion and understanding.
To discover more about meditation and discover it’s benefits first hand why not sign up for the Beginner’s Meditation Course? Taught online with eight sessions over 4 weeks, you will be fully supported in learning how to meditate.
Anna is a qualified and experienced Meditation teacher with Traditional Yoga.
These are suitable for anyone to listen to and practice: beginners and regular yoga practictioners alike. You can listen to them lying down on in a relaxed seated position. Enjoy! More will be uploaded shortly.
1. Guided relaxation body scan – 15 minutes.
Other home practices are 10 minute Breathing Breaks, Yoga poses and sequences and 121 yoga therapy.
Four Week Beginner’s Meditation Course.
Learn to meditate in the comfort of your own home. This course is running for 4 weeks with 2 sessions a week. This is to give you more support. Each session will include a simple meditation practice for 10 – 25 minutes plus an opportunity to learn why it works and to explain what you are experiencing.
The course includes:
1) Finding the right position for you to sit comfortably in for meditation
2) Simple techniques to help you focus on the natural breath.
3) Explanations of why this meditation technique works and what the benefits are.
4) Learn what to expect while you are meditating and what it means.
5) Full online support during the course.
Meditation is about calming the mind NOT about emptying the mind. A regular meditation practice helps to reduce stress and anxiety, helps to let go of bad habits, improves sleep and boosts the immune system. Meditation increases our concentration and awareness. It develops kindness and compassion for ourselves and the world around us. It builds emotional stability and resilience.
Sitting quietly in meditation lets us pause. It brings a natural break to the non-stop demands of every day life and the pressures that society can put on us and that we can put on ourselves. Meditation brings us into the present moment and allows us to observe how we are feeling in mind and body. We do this by learning to observe our natural breath and by learning to read the messages that our bodies and mind are sending us. This means that in everyday life, we can learn to respond from a calmer viewpoint, rather than react from an emotional one. Meditation on the natural breath builds kindness and compassion to ourselves and others. This enables us to feel more tranquil, more focused and positive.
Learning to meditate is about making space for yourself to be yourself.
In this course, we will practice simple meditation techniques that you can do at home. Each session will begin with a chance to talk about meditiation and to share your experience, if you want to. This can be very valuable to developing a home practice. Then I will explain the meditation practice that we will do and how it builds on from the week before. This is followed by a guided 20 minute meditation practice, which you can record to help you practice at home. We end with a guided relaxation.
Anyone and everyone can learn to meditate. You do not need to have done any yoga before in order to learn how to meditate. Yoga is about finding your way to calming the mind and body. There are many ways and styles of yoga that can hep you do this. Meditation and relaxation is available to everyone, whatever your age, shape, size, fitness or flexibilty.
We use chairs, cushions and yoga blocks to ensure that you are comfortable before we begin our meditation practice. You can sit on the floor, against the wall or on a chair; comfort is key to being able to meditate.
What do I need to wear / bring?
Wear warm, comfortable clothing. You may like to have a blanket too, especially for the relaxation part, and a cushion. I have all other equipment (chairs, yoga blocks, mats and some cushions).
Anna Youngs is fully qualified and experienced Meditation teacher with Traditional Yoga UK.
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