These 1-hour meditation classes will consist of an initial relaxation period, a wide variety of short seated meditations interspersed with standing movements to strengthen the back and open the hips.
The course will run 20th April to 25th May – including both Bank Holiday Mondays – from 8.10 – 9.10. The 6-week meditation course costs £36. You are welcome to book and pay in class with cash or cheque alternatively you can pay below using PayPal.
No experience is necessary – the 6-week course is open to all adults over 18. It’s no exaggeration to say that meditation has changed the lives of many people in profoundly positive ways. Literally anyone can do – even the most fidgety! Often wrongly associated with a religious lifestyle, meditation can bring a peace and calmness into all our lives no matter where you sit on the on the spiritual spectrum. In this short course you will try out 6 different types of meditation – you may enjoy all of them or find a particular one suits you the best.
“The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this life.” Sogyal Rinponche
It’s generally accepted these days that the mind influences the mechanical body functions and the chemical balances within the body. If the mind is disturbed, then it follows that the body becomes disturbed also. Worry, anxiety and resentment restrict the free flow of vital energy around the body which will eventually show up as physical symptoms unless the balance can be restored. This is where meditation comes in – it has been proven to be highly effective in treating the source of these mental disturbances in the psyche which are impenetrable to conventional drug treatment.
There is an interesting article about how Meditation works on the brain on the NHS website here.
What do I need to bring?
It’s traditional to sit on the floor, but you are welcome to sit in a chair if that’s better for you. At first just bring cushions, a bath towel and a blanket. Wear loose clothing – anything stretchy is good and have plenty of layers as the body cools down when you are still. In time you may wish to get a meditation stool, soft blocks or a cushion, but it’s best to have a go first and see what works and try out a few meditations.
If you have any questions or would like further information you are welcome to contact me here