Meditation

BENEFITS

The goal of meditation at its deepest level is to experience freedom from the ego-self, development of a sense of harmony with the universe, and to increase one’s sensitivity, compassion and service to others.

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Clinical studies over the last 30 years have documented that the use of regular meditation has significant effects on mind and body:

PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS:

  • Normalizes blood pressure
  • Improves immune function
  • Slows the aging process
  • Reduces anxiety, burnout, improves stress related disorders
  • Promotes the experience of relaxation throughout the day
  • Decreases insomnia

PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS:

  • Improves psychological health and self-esteem
  • Lowers incidence of depression, anger, irritability
  • Improves concentration
  • Increases positive thinking
  • Enhances creativity
  • Facilitates psychological development

MORE REASONS TO LEARN TO MEDITATE:

  • Calm the emotions – experience tranquility
  • Deeply experience life in the present moment
  • Expand awareness of connection to all living beings
  • Improve the quality of everyday life
  • Develop inner strength
  • Enhance understanding and acceptance of others
  • Increase awareness of your unique spiritual journey

Meditation is a way of reaching, and directly experiencing the depths of who you truly are. Meditation practices take you beyond identification with the limited, conditioned mind and into your heart. Practices are taught step-by-step, and you are led gently and gradually based on your own experience.