The physical and mental benefits of mindfulness practices and meditation are numerous and well documented. On a physical level, meditation has been shown to contribute to lower blood pressure, improved breathing and heart rate, and more regular sleep patterns. On a mental level, meditation can improve focus, heighten self-awareness and reduce anxiety. Best of all, many meditation practices are simple, can be done anywhere without equipment, and are absolutely FREE.
In this workshop we will approach meditation from a high level, providing students an overview of meditation philosophy and practice; and in the process, bust several of the most common meditation myths. Over the course of the workshop, we will discuss some well-known physiological benefits of daily meditation and practice several techniques capable of inducing your body’s natural “relaxation response.”
Our hope for each student is that she or he will leave with a sense of empowerment and curiosity in their own mindfulness journey. The goals, as such, are to not only demystify the concept of meditation, but to send students home with a set of simple mindfulness practices which can be used daily or as-needed. In doing so, we will work with teachings from the Yogic tradition, which is non-religious and compatible with all belief systems.
NOTE: Wear comfortable clothing which will allow you to relax.