Meditation and Relaxation classes near Aldershot Farnborough Mytchett Camberley Farnham
Is you mind always wandering aimlessly or darting anxiously from one thing to the next?
Do you find it hard to relax or sleep soundly?
Do you find it difficult to focus or think clearly or memory a bit foggy?
Is your body stiff / full of aches and pains?
Do you wish you were more flexible?
Do you feel anxious or worried ?
There's lots of medical research to support the benefits of meditation
The brain wave patterns of meditators show why they're healthier:
Neuroscientists have found that meditators have more left frontal cortex activity than non meditators. The left cortex is associated with feelings of calm and wellbeing
Recent research indicates that meditating brings about dramatic effects in as little as a 10-minute session. Several studies have demonstrated that subjects who meditated for a short time showed increased alpha waves (the relaxed brain waves when healing of the body's physical structure takes place) and decreased anxiety and depression as the production of adrenaline decreased.
A study at Harvard which used MRI scans to map the brains of participants, has given the first physical proof that meditation can change our minds. The study showed that after just 8 weeks of meditation - for half an hour a day - the hippocampus area of the brain (linked to self-awareness, compassion and introspection) became denser and the amygdala -(an area known to be associated with stress and anxiety) had thinned. Subjects reported feeling happier, calmer and more in control of themselves. What this means is that the brain we have now doesn't have to be the brain we will have in just 8 weeks time - our brains have a type of plasticity - they are constantly changing. Mindfulness is the tool which is used to shape the brain.
We offer instruction in:
1. Seated qigong meditation
2. Breathing Techniques
3. Guided (spoken) Meditation - using visualisation techniques to relax the body & mind - very effective at clearing negative emotions
4. Meditation and mindfulness from the Buddhist tradition and the principles of the Buddhist path to happiness (Buddhism is a philosophy and does not worship a deity, therefore it should not clash with your religious beliefs)
5. Physical relaxation techniques such as Daoist Self Massage & Tuina (accupoint) Self Massage,
6. Colour and sound therapies
7. Gentle movement and health promoting exercise routines "Health Qigong"
pic above: Cherry practicing Standing Meditation on Mount Wudang, China.