MEDITATION + BREATH WORK
Mindfulness is simply bringing your attention to the present moment, which you can develop through the practice of meditation, breath work, body-scan, walking meditation, guided imagery and mindful eating. Mindfulness is the goal of any meditation practice; it's the thing you carry with you into your daily life outside of your practice, where you see the benefits of your time in meditation. If you're a little intimidated by the idea of meditation that's understandable. But even you, with your fast-paced life and mile long to-do list, inability to sit still and lack of concentration, can not only do it, you can enjoy it! Put in a little effort and time, and you're there. Promise.
It's highly recommended for you to join the Demystifying Meditation class series to learn from an expert, alongside others who are also new to the practice or consciously deepening their practice. Human connection and a learning environment will get you where you want to go more quickly.
If in-real-life meditation class isn't possible for you right now, you may benefit from guided meditations. This is another way to get started. Scroll to the bottom of this page to sign up below for free access to our Build Your Meditation Practice eight week challenge.
Here are 3 really good reasons to start a mindful meditation practice today:
Sharpens your mind. Meditation increases mental strength, focus, memory retention and recall. It enables better cognitive skills and creative thinking, better decision making and problem solving.
Improves your physical health. There are a number of physical benefits that come from meditation, most of which seem to tie back to the decrease of stress. Meditation improves immunity and energy levels, improves breathing, heart rates, and reduces blood pressure.
Increase emotional well-being. Meditation lessens worry, anxiety, and impulsivity as well as stress, fear, loneliness and depression. It enhances self-esteem and self-acceptance. It improves resilience against pain and adversity, increases optimism, relaxation and awareness. It also improves mood and emotional intelligence.
Demystifying Meditation is what you need to start building a sustainable home practice.
It's a series of six classes that will help you to build the strong foundation you need to maintain a meditation practice at home. You'll have all your questions, like "Am I doing it wrong?" answered in real time. Spoiler alert: no, you're not doing it wrong. You get to discuss your own experiences and struggles in the practice, and hear others. You learn about the common misconceptions of meditation and how you can get around those.. You'll learn how to connect to your breath to balance energy, lower stress, promote calmness and stabilize mood.
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PRIVATE BREATH WORK SESSIONS
Integrative Health Coach & RYT-200 Yoga Instructor, Jessica Hill Powell, will work with you on specific breathing techniques to promote calm, balance energy and stabilize mood. If you feel like your stress levels are more than you're comfortable with, pranayama sessions are the perfect addition to your self-care practice.