About Beginners Meditation
On top of the 6 week beginners yoga courses, Stretch also runs 4 week beginners meditation courses. He feels passionately that meditation is something everyone could benefit from. With regular practice of the skills learned on this course, people will have the knowledge and power to transform their lives. By the end of this course, students will be comfortable not only with how to meditate but will have all the skills needed to create a daily practice.
Most peoples’ first attempt at meditating involves sitting cross legged (usually in agony because we haven’t sat like that since school!) and trying to silence the mind. Normally 30 seconds to a minute into the practice we are frustrated and have a mind full of thought. Creating more anger than peace we decide meditation is not for us and don’t try again!
This is one of the reasons that this course has been created. The course takes away any woo woo and dives straight in to the science of the mind, how the brain works and what we need to do to successfully meditate. Just like there isn’t one style of yoga that fits all, the same is true for meditation. You will learn 8 different meditation techniques to allow you to discover which method works best for you.
Although each session is 75 minutes, don’t worry we won’t be sat cross legged for all this time. There is plenty of opportunity to stretch the legs out regularly throughout each session. If you would rather sit on a chair…no problem at all, we have some chairs set up at the back of the studio.
Regular meditation can bring many benefits including a calmer, more peaceful mind, a reduction in stress and anxiety levels, a more focused mind, more time in your day, better quality sleep and also it provides a more balanced way of looking at life. This list is far from exhaustive but gives you some examples of the benefits you can expect to experience with a regular meditation practice.