Welcome to the Meditation page, a guide to help you create and develop your personal meditation practice and routine.
Many people commonly hold the image of meditation as focused on clearing the mind, holding certain seated positions, chanting “om’s” and transcending the body.
Meditation is the following
How Meditation works
To begin lets explore some of the ways meditation works and also the basics to make sure you get the best out of your experience.Our thoughts, feelings, body and actions are all influenced by each other and are inter-related as the image below depicts.
Our brain is a complex muscle and like all muscles can become stressed, unwell or tight. Often stress is a core root of most ailments and modern problems , the constant mental chatter and worry over things, people and emotions is something most people can relate to. You are probably feeling tense even reading this!
Most people say that its hard to find the “off switch” in their head, they feel that their body is tense or as if they are purely “reacting” to life ,rather than fully living it.
Meditation can help change this by creating “mind strength” which is one of the most empowering tools we can employ to impact and improve all aspects of life.
By learning to relax our body through breathing and focus our mind on peaceful or enjoyable images ,we begin to unwind and our emotions become soothed. We actually change the way our mind functions with meditation, enabling us to move from higher frequency brain waves to lower frequency and calm the mind.
Slower wavelengths mean more time between thoughts, which means more opportunity to skillfully choose which thoughts you invest.
The following is an article on the scientific studies that support the incredible benefits of regular meditation
How to meditate.
The breath and mind work in tandem, so as breath begins to lengthen, brain waves begin to calm and slow down, but also the body responds by relaxing. There is no failure or success in meditation as it is a skill we learn to develop over consistent practice.