Meditation has been practiced around the world for thousands of years. It is today widely recognized as a tool to enhance health and well-being. There are many studies published in scientific journals that confirm meditation is good for us.
Meditation touches all aspects of our being, our energy, mind, heart and body. It’s easy, fun and you can do it with little or no preparation. It can help us improve, prevent and manage a wide range of mental and physical health problems. It calms, relaxes, energizes, uplifts, balances and heals. It can also support us and bring comfort when we are experiencing difficult times. It not only has a supporting and healing effect on us but has a ripple effect reaching out and touching those close to us.
During meditation the mind is calm, alert, single pointed and inwardly focused. Meditation is a state of awareness that is different to our normal awake consciousness. The goal of meditation is to move beyond the mind and learn to be still. Meditation teaches us to acknowledge what is happening in the moment without reacting to it. We can then be more aware in our daily lives and choose to respond to situations creatively rather than reactively.
Meditation leads to personal development. It increases our self-awareness leading to personal insight and growth, helping us to become the best version of ourselves.
Why Meditate in a group?
Meditating in a group accelerates your learning, can deepen your practice and keeps you motivated and connected to your goal. It also makes it easier to continue your own practice at home. Joining a meditation group is a wonderful social outlet where you can meet and connect with like minded people in a supportive environment.