This meditation will be open to all levels! The class is an hour long. It will begin with a open discussion leading into a seated meditation. The technique we will be using is present moment awareness to create mindfulness and awareness within oneself.
From the medical community to the yoga community, the verdict is out: you need to meditate!
Recent studies from Harvard University found that long-term meditators have increased amounts of gray matter in the insula and sensory regions, and the auditory and sensory cortex.
Basically, Harvard has confirmed what yogis been teaching for thousands of years:
meditation reduces stress,
fosters clear thinking and
increases our capacity for empathy and compassion.
Talking about meditation is the easy part; actually creating the space in your day requires a bit of planning. However, when in need of a push to get started (or continue) with your meditation practice, understanding the array of physical, mental, and emotional benefits can be a convincing reminder of why meditation is important. I promise - once you learn how to meditate and make it a daily habit, you will experience the benefits for yourself; you will wonder how you ever existed without your daily ritual of relaxation!