About Meditation

Meditation has been practiced for centuries as a path to spiritual growth and as a method to relax and rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit. When we still the mind to a state of inner awareness and intentional detachment from random thoughts and images, we are meditating.


Benefits of Meditation 

  • enhanced well-being
  • decreased stress and anxiety
  • lower blood pressure
  • improved creativity

Meditation can provide deeper spirituality with a sanctuary within, making life more serene and rewarding. 

Yoga classes at the Mindful Yoga Studio are based on Raja Yoga and include a meditative style. A large component of practice is learning to still your mind with the use of the breath, giving you a better sense of well-being.

 

What is Required to Learn Meditation? 

  • Relax the body
  • Sit in a comfortable and steady position
  • Make your breathing process serene
  • Calmly witness the objects traveling in the train of your mind
  • Inspect the quality of your thought and learn to promote those which are positive and helpful to your growth
  • Remain centered and undisturbed in any situation

Still Your Mind

5 Step Approach

 

Follow these 5 steps and allow yourself to fall into a deep meditative state that will reveal a closer connection to the present and help calm you when you’re upset.


1. Breathe

Focus on your breath. Draw awareness inward.  Experience the presence and flow of energy.


2. Relax

Deepen awareness of sensation.


3. Feel

Let your sense of feeling move beyond physical sensation. Acknowledge who you are as a being of energy.


4. Watch

You are a witness. Observe phenomena arising in and around you.

 

5. Allow

Sense who you are with no preferences. Be present in the process of your life unfolding moment by moment.