Learning to meditate is a positive way of countering the many stresses and demands of modern life. It provides a still centre which persists after the act of mediation to calm the mind and make you feel more energised.
How does it work?
The most basic principle of meditation is correct breathing. It may seems strange that we need to learn how to breathe, but whenever we feel anxious or stressed the rhythm of breathing can become disturbed.
By adopting a balanced in-out mode of breathing you will be on the first step to stillness. With practice you will be able to switch into a gentle pattern of breathing whenever a stressful situation arises and neutralise the release of adrenalin.
What does the process involve?
The most basic methods of mediation are very simple but need to be repeated for five to fifteen minutes at least once a day. You sit in a chair in a quiet place with your spine straight but relaxed, and then follow a particular breathing sequence.
By learning how to meditate at the Rosedale Clinic, you’ll be in the hands of a mentor who has experienced a broad range of meditative techniques – from basic Za-Zen to Tibetan Meditation. The latter was learnt under the venerable Akong Rinpoche, an Abbot and leading spiritual teacher.
Is Meditation for me?
Literally anybody can benefit from the calming effects of meditation, but those who are prone to anxiety or stress will probably notice the most positive differences to their day to day lives.
If you often find yourself becoming angry at trivial things or hate the way that the smallest setback can trigger negative emotions, then you may well find that meditation can give you a more balanced perspective on your world.
What is it good for?
- Adopting a calmer approach
- Better sleep patterns
- Reducing anxiety and stress
- Finding it easier to focus and prioritise
- Taking a more balanced perspective