I’ll be running a new 6-week course in Meditation after Easter this year. It will take place at Tinwell on Monday evenings. This will be a gentle course suitable for absolute beginners. I’ll guide you through practical exercises to combat stress and harness the power of positive thought. Each week we will develop a technique of meditation plus simple yoga exercises to encourage the body to be still.
My 1-hour classes will include a reclined relaxation period, a wide variety of short meditations interspersed with movements to ease out the back and hips.
No Experience Necessary
This 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 religion, 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 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. Worry, anxiety and resentment restrict the free flow of vital energy around the body. This 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 which are impenetrable to conventional drug treatment.
If you want to find out more about how meditation affects the brain there’s an interesting article 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 or a cushion, but it’s best to have a go first and see what works and try out a few meditations.
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/cheque. Alternatively you can pay below using PayPal on this page.