Our Meditation classes have a positive, almost anti-oxidant affect on people!!
Simple meditation techniques have been shown to enhance the efficacy of your immune system, and certainly engage your para-sympathetic nervous system to engage your relaxation response.
While your mind is occupied in watching the breath, or imagining a positive situation, it is gradually learning to let go more and more of its natural busy activity.
We practice sitting observing the breath, and whenever the mind wanders, we gently bring it back.
Meditation has the effect of “smoothing out” your energy, and leaves you feeling deeply peaceful. You can set up a regular practice at home or work but in the meantime, attending a Meditation group helps accumulate benefits and increases your depth of experience.
In the Dru way, I first provide opportunities for a good stretch with focussed awareness on your body, before lying down for relaxation. Having moved first, your body is likely to be more ready to relax than without movement. After relaxation your mind is likely to be able to calm down more easily than without relaxation. To sit for meditation, you can choose a chair, folded blankets or a bolster to sit on. You are always encouraged to change your position at any time if your body becomes uncomfortable.
After "parking" your body in a comfortable sitting posture inducive to meditation, I will guide you through visualisations or meditations, pausing at times to allow the stillness and silence to expand, gradually lengthening the pauses. In these sessions you can accumulate skills in all techniques which are designed to create more stillness, greater sense of calm, less stress and easier life management in your daily life beyond our meditation room. Your breath, your experience, your awareness and your spine are key steps in the process of increasing concentration and awareness while limiting the activity of your mind. When sounds, sensations or thoughts entice your mind away, kindly and sincerely bring your mind back to what you are doing...... This is a vital part of the practice.