Guided Meditation is possibly the most common form of Meditation used in western society.
A guided Meditation is when your imagination is lead on a journey with the purpose of achieving healing and realizations through focused contemplation and reflection.
In this practice you have a guide, or teacher, speak or read a guided meditation to you. You can also listen to a recorded meditation.
The idea is to let go of any thought you may have and allow your subconscious mind to follow the words that are spoken.
A guided Meditation will help students to achieve deep relaxation and release negative emotions or beliefs that are preventing them from being further enlightened, calm or relaxed. When they enter deep relaxation, with such great deliberation, they can touch on experiences and feelings that are usually hidden in unreachable parts of their minds.
By allowing their conscious mind to sleep, experiences come forward to be acknowledged and released from the subconscious. This enables students to become more positive in their contemplation and reflection relating to past experiences, and they can also replace negative thinking with confidence and high self-esteem.
The Development and History of Meditation
The word Meditation comes from the Latin word “meditatum” which means “to ponder”.
No one knows exactly how far back in history meditation could actually have been practiced, and therefore all information comes from writings and references found in ancient texts or artifacts that have survived to this day. No claim to the exact age is made.
From Ancients to Modern Times
Historians believe that meditation was already widely practiced even before recorded history, particularly amongst the first Indian civilizations that emerged at the banks of the Indus and the Ganges. Their best guess is that meditation has been in existence for as long as 5,000 years. This theory stems from Indian artifacts that what is assumed to be a form of meditation called “Trantra”.
After Meditation became popular in the East, it still took thousands of years for it to spread to western societies. It was during the mid-20th century that it finally started gaining popularity in the West and in the 1960’s and 70’s that many researchers and professors started documenting the multitude of benefits that Meditation had to offer as they began testing its effects.
Some of these benefits include: –
•Decrease in heart rate •Decrease in respiratory rate •Decrease blood pressure •Decrease in oxygen consumption •Decrease in muscle tension
It was soon discovered that Meditation can help us to achieve balance both mentally and physically and whilst it has taken several decades to gain acceptance within the medical industry.
Meditation helps to lower the heart rate and blood pressure by slowing down the breathing which lowers the amount of oxygen needed for the body. Our mental processes are also slowed down, muscles relax and the body begins to function at a calmer and more natural level, this assists in relieving muscle pain, improving the function of the immune system and returning the entire body to its natural perfect balance.
The benefits of Meditation are immeasurable. Supposedly, The Dalai Lama that said “If all eight year old’s were taught to Meditate it would take only one generation and we would have World Peace.“ Something for us to work towards!
Meditation is generally recommended for people who need respite from suffering and stress and for those looking to have a greater understanding of themselves, their universe and their incarnation here on earth.
Whenever meditation is practiced regularly there will be benefits on some level.
These may include:-
•A sense of calmness and peacefulness •Greater clarity of thought •A significant reduction in the stress and anxiety in life •A better sleeping pattern •Increased motivation •Assistance in the treatment of illness and disease within the body •A general feeling of overall better health •Meditation can assist in the management of weight either gaining or losing
I am offering Meditation Classes as another service because of the positive feedback that I have received from my family, friends and clients. Since I have also personally experienced great calm and peacefulness, I want to share these additional healing modalities with others.
$20.00 for 1 Meditation Class
Please email or call for availability.
Meditation Classes are not substitutes for medical or psychological care. If you require the care of a licensed health professional, please contact your state’s medical and/or psychological board.
or call me at 732-501-7628.