What is meditation?
Meditation is a process of quieting the mind and creating “gaps” between thoughts. All you need to meditate is your breath.
I’ve tried meditation but I can’t sit that long without getting distracted. How can Self-Discovery Group help me?
Meditation is a discipline and it takes practice. We provide guided meditations that will help you focus and expand the amount of time you’re able to sit still. And remember: if your mind begins to wander, all you have to do is bring your attention back to your breath.
Is it safe to practice meditation if I have a history of trauma?
If you have a history of trauma, we suggest taking our courses slowly and with care. People who are worried about feeling triggered can consider keeping their eyes open and gaze soft while they meditate. No matter who you are, you should listen to your body and intuition. Practice self-care.
Why am I so much more bothered by thoughts and sensations when I meditate?
When you begin a meditation practice, you might become irritated by the amount of sensations you notice. To put it simply, you’re experiencing this because you’re paying attention. Usually we ignore many of the sensations we feel by drowning them out with thoughts and activities. The more you meditate, the less you’ll be bothered by the sensations you feel.
When will I begin to feel the benefits of meditation?
Most people feel the benefits of meditation immediately because it calms your nervous system. However, even if you don’t feel the benefits right away, we can assure you that your nervous system is beginning to relax and your blood pressure is stabilizing.
What’s the difference between meditation and prayer?
Meditation is about sitting quietly, listening, and being. Prayer is an intention or a question. When we meditate, we are not questioning, but rather receiving an answer.
Do I have to be religious to meditate?
No, you do not have to be religious to meditate. Meditation is based in spirituality. Spirituality is about your relationship between yourself and a higher power, which does not necessarily have to be God.
Is meditation for everyone?
No, meditation is not necessarily for everyone. However, we believe that the principles of meditation can benefit everyone. Even if you take our courses without the intention of having a daily meditation practice, you can still learn many things about yourself and others from what we teach.
Do you teach reiki?
We do not teach or practice reiki. We teach how to move and stimulate energy bodies with your hands without touching the body.
What are the benefits of meditation?
There are numerous benefits to meditation, and they include:
calms your nervous system
reduces negative thought-patterns
lowers blood pressure
quiets the mind
expands attention and clarity
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