Just as there are many traditions in the physical yoga practice, so, too, are there many forms of meditation. We encourage you to try our different classes until you find a form of meditation that resonates with you. All you really need is the ability to notice your breath, and the desire to become present. Like anything, meditation takes practice. If you’re new to meditation, don’t be surprised if your mind wanders, if you find yourself feeling bored, tired, or fantasizing about lunch, or anything else. Just stay with it, because creating space between your thoughts is the beginning of the thing we call “peace”!
Sitting with your discomfort is a powerful way to come to grips with challenging emotions. This brief meditation begins with an explanation of why practicing comfort with dis-ease is important, and then you dive into the process.
Safety, freedom, balance, and a state of calm describes the effects of this practice. Progressive Relaxation for Deep Sleep guides you slowly and gently into your body through an awareness practice that causes you to land squarely in the present moment. With the attention focused on what is happening in the moment, the business of your mind falls into the background and your identification with negativity devolves. Naturally, a good night's sleep gives way to improved immune system and brain function, inspired motivation, and more functional, heart centered relationships. This stream follows my number one principle, the body want to feel good and the mind will follow. Enjoy…
This is an ancient Japanese meditation promulgated by Master Jiro Murai founded in the Jin Shin Jyutsu healing practice.
This a very simple yet profound healing practice to work through worry, fear, anger, sadness, and pretentiousness.
When we live in our truth, our bodies respond accordingly. We begin to expand. We begin to enter into the flow of life. When we live in non-truth, our bodies begin to close and contract. By understanding this very direct and real correlation, we start to reinforce the positive and physical freedom of the truth within us all.
This is an awareness meditation on the physical and energetic effects of telling a truth or a lie.
In this first session you are guided gently into a deep awareness of the breath as it naturally moves through your body, helpful for those who find it difficult to breathe fully because of stress and anxiety. This practice will create the foundation for full relaxation and cultivate the ideal physical, mental and emotional environment to connect with your body and let go of tension and fear. In this meditative journey you will experience peace and have tools to bring your nervous system into a state of balance and regulation. The session ends with a short visualization meant to develop the ability to use your voluntary imagination.
In this second installment building on the foundation of breath awareness, the master key for healing, you will be directed toward opening your three breathing spaces more fully through focused breath-work and conscious connected breathing. If you've ever felt like your breath is stuck somewhere in your body exacerbating anxiousness, this practice will help. As the session concludes an awareness that you have everything you need in the present moment if you are breathing, gives way to a sense of peace and deep calm. If you have trouble napping, or falling asleep at night this segment is for you.
When you love something, you want to know why. For example, if you love meditation, why? In this meditation we cover why meditation neurochemically reduces anxiety, then we sit for a few minutes to do just that.
This is an ancient Toltec exercise to bring awareness to our judgements, to track them, discern their origin, and then use that clarity to bring healing and forgiveness. Components include meditation, breathing, visualization and embodying forgiveness and love.
This practice is of a breath offering – A way to give our breath as a gift and a gesture of kindness. It is a way of remembering a larger community of people and other beings on the planet, such as animals and nature. This is an opportunity in a small way to give back to those people and things who have given so much to us, both alive and passed on. The beauty of this practice is the practice itself. It's in the doing. "Let the beauty you love, be what you do" ~Rumi