Meditation is a state of presence, an awareness of our current life experience. The formal practice of meditation is simply the practice of being self aware, which then helps us to gradually become self aware in our everyday life regardless of where we are and what we're doing.
There are many different meditation practices but they usually involve bringing attention to our breathing. When we consciously engage with our breathing we experience an immediate shift in bio-chemistry. Heart rate slows, the nervous system calms down, blood circulation improves and an optimal level of oxygen flows to the brain.
The practice of meditation therefore allows us to become aware of our thoughts, emotions and physical states while remaining calm and relaxed.
Anyone can meditate and many of the benefits of this ancient practice are now acknowledged by scientific research. For further information about meditation classes and training please send us a message via the Contact Us page.