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Beginner Meditation Series
October 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - October 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Beginner Meditation Series
Anyone can do this!
4 class series
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Reduce Stress | Heal | Transform
Many of us want to be the type of person who loves to meditate but figuring out how to do that isn’t always easy. You could just sit cross-legged and breathe deeply until something clicks, or you could try following along to a recorded meditation on an app. But sitting and breathing is hard, so sometimes you need someone to literally teach you how to do it.
Develop a sense of calm well being by learning some basic techniques to help quiet the mind and bring more joy and presence into your life. You will benefit from the stress reducing, healing, and transformational potential of a regular meditation practice.
In the soothing atmosphere of our beautiful practice space, each session begins with a simple two minute simple meditation followed by introductions and questions/discussion. From there, we will work into a longer meditation session using specific techniques to focus the mind.
Calm your mind, settle your body and just BE.
Cost for the 4 class series
$60/$50 for Yoga in ME Members
Drop In to one class
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do to prepare for this meditation series? Nothing. Just show up.
Do I need to be able to sit in lotus? NO! The instructor will be sitting in a chair. Some of us will choose to do the same. Some of us might choose to sit on the floor using blankets and cushions.
Start Thinking About Your INNER Fitness!
Often when we think about health, we focus on eating right and exercise. But it’s time to start thinking about your inner fitness, too. A growing body of evidence now shows that meditation, mindfulness practice, sleep improvements and stress reduction can slow the aging process.
Research suggests that the brains of long-time meditators are less affected by aging than the brains of people who don’t meditate. Some studies indicate that meditation may have a positive effect on telomeres — structures at the end of our chromosomes that influence aging. In this research, it appears that meditation may increase telomerase activity and telomere length — essentially slowing aging. Research also shows that meditation can reduce markers of inflammation and reduce stress and cortisol levels. While more study is needed to fully understand the effects, it’s clear that meditation is good for you and good for your brain.
If you’re still not sold on meditation, think of it this way. If you want to build your arm muscles, you can’t work those muscles every day. You need to give them a day of rest in between workouts so they can heal and rebuild. Your mind is just like a muscle. It needs recovery time. Regular meditation quiets your mind and gives it the break it needs to rejuvenate.
Excerpted from The Midlife Tuneup