Meditation and relaxation
Meditation provides a hugely beneficial contrast to the busy and exhausting lives we lead. We are over-stimulated by stress and technology, but people increasingly report feeling isolated and lonely. Through meditation we can create space to sense and contain whatever is going on inside us, and we develop a greater connection to the rest of humanity and our planet.
You can find ‘8 ways Meditation can improve your life’ (including how it can make you feel happier and lower blood pressure), on the Huffington Post.
Guided and introductory meditations for beginners
These sessions feature a range of relaxation and meditation techniques that you can easily introduce to your life to gain a deeper understanding of the workings of the mind, and to respond better to stress, anxiety, emotional turbulence and insomnia. There is a particular focus on mindfulness techniques and awareness of breath.
Yoga Nidra (which translates to Yogic Sleep) has been called ‘blissful relaxation’. With this guided meditation technique you can reach amongst the deepest levels of relaxation, whilst remaining fully conscious and aware. Participants lie down, and in a state of relaxation listen to verbal instructions for visualisations and where to focus their attention.
Yoga Nidra is an excellent practice for people who have an agitated mind or are new to meditation. It has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety, and their associated physical symptoms such as headaches, insomnia and stomach discomfort. Read more on The Boston Globe.
I offer one-to-one and workplace meditation sessions. Contact me for more information.