Let's Look At Meditation
The alpha state is a state of mind characterized by deep relaxation, calmness, and a sense of well-being. This state is achieved through meditation, a practice that involves focusing the mind and quieting the thoughts.
When in the alpha state, the mind is in a heightened state of awareness and creativity, allowing for greater insight and self-reflection. Regular meditation has been shown to have numerous benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep, and increasing overall happiness.
Whether through guided meditation, mindfulness, or other techniques, incorporating meditation into your daily routine can help you tap into the power of the alpha state and achieve a greater sense of balance and clarity.
RETRAIN YOUR BRAIN
Here are some of the scientifically proven facts about meditation especially at the beginning of your day:
Reduces Stress: Meditation has been shown to reduce the physiological and psychological effects of stress, including reducing cortisol levels and decreasing anxiety.
Improves Mental Health: Meditation has been linked to improved symptoms of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Increases Emotional Regulation: Meditation has been found to improve emotional regulation and reduce emotional reactivity, leading to increased well-being.
Boosts the Immune System: Regular meditation has been shown to boost the immune system, helping to fight off illness and disease.
Improves Sleep Quality: Meditation can help improve sleep quality by reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation.
Increases Focus and Concentration: Regular meditation has been shown to improve focus and attention, leading to increased productivity and performance.
Reduces Chronic Pain: Meditation has been found to reduce chronic pain and improve symptoms of chronic pain disorders such as fibromyalgia.
Improves Cardiovascular Health: Meditation has been linked to lower blood pressure and improved heart health.
Enhances Brain Function: Regular meditation has been found to increase brain function, leading to improved memory, creativity, and cognitive performance.
Increases Self-Awareness: Meditation has been shown to increase self-awareness and introspection, helping individuals understand and manage their thoughts, emotions, and behaviour.
These are just a few of the many scientifically proven benefits of meditation. Regular practice can have a positive impact on both mental and physical health.
Morning Meditation Program
"Attention all early birds! Our popular morning meditation program is back and ready to set the tone for a peaceful and productive day. Starting next week, join us for a guided meditation session designed to calm the mind and energize the body.
With Tarun Hari Das and Sister Laverne Joining us from Goa in India leading the way, you'll leave feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever the day brings.
Don't miss this opportunity to start your mornings on the right foot. Sign up now and see the difference a daily meditation practice can make in your life."
Course Instructor Tarun Hari Das, Laverne Shirfield
Course Begin Date 06/02/2023
Course Frequency Monday to Friday
Course Time 6:30 am
Course Length 4 Weeks
The importance of a morning routine
When we start our day with a morning meditation, we are giving ourselves the best opportunity to be fully aware, fully awake, and fully alive before "doing" anything. By creating a regular morning practice, we are cultivating peace of mind and happier relationships where we are kinder and less judgmental of ourselves and others. Due to the current fast pace of many people’s lives, our days may include quite a bit of stress and pressure. People assume this kind of stress is simply an unavoidable part of life, but meditation can help enable us to manage our home lives and our work lives more skillfully.
True peace of mind is always there, but we first have to let go of everything that obscures such calm and clarity — our confusion, our ruminating, our expectations, our inner chatter. When you achieve calmness and peace of mind with morning meditation, your perspective changes and you will start to feel more positively about yourself and your day ahead.