Meditation is the ultimate mobile device you can use it anywhere, anytime.
We are in the midst of an explosion of stress related disease and a health epidemic that is linked to stress. We are constantly bombarded by daily disasters we can do nothing about. Most of us have high levels of arousal most of the time and a mind that chatters almost constantly We put aside rest and relaxation for what seems like more important things because we feel we just don’t have time.
Our outer circumstances are always changing. By reinforcing our ability to work with the present moment and giving space to explore our minds meditation creates qualities of balance, empathy and happiness that are less dependent on causes and conditions beyond our control.
Our nervous system is designed to work in balance and harmony but the constant arousal of the sympathetic (flight or flight) branch of our nervous system keeps us on high alert and our parasympathetic (rest and digest) branch of the nervous system becomes out of balance. Our muscles get tight and the dis-ease we experience can start a process of disease. An agitated mind produces a stressed out body.
Meditation can elicit profound benefits in terms of physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. It puts our body in a state of ease and gives rise to a sense of tranquillity and restful contentment. When you practice making a shift from doing and thinking to being still and centred you discover how to align yourself with a deeper current of meaning, belonging and purpose. You may also get in touch with personal feelings and aspirations that have remained hidden from your conscious awareness. This enables us to make decisions that are more in line with our values.
When the body relaxes in meditation its own healing mechanism is activated. Studies show that meditation reduces the stress chemical cortisol In your body. They also show that inflammation markers are cut down, blood pressure drops, heart rate slows down and we have a more efficient digestive system. Cortisol is also known to suppress the immune system so meditation can help to keep you well.
A five week introduction to meditation course for beginners.
For more information and to book your place contact Suzy directly on: 07762 314 319
Suzy also runs an ongoing class for those who already have some experience of meditation, on Wednesdays at 6:30pm