We all need to find balance. We offer yoga and guided meditation or visualization sessions to individuals or groups, led by 200 hour and 500 hour Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) with years of multifaceted experience.
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Yoga was incepted nearly 5,000 years ago in India as a comprehensive system for well-being on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Today, people use various aspects of Yoga to help raise their quality of life in diverse areas as fitness, stress relief, wellness, vitality, mental clarity, healing, peace of mind, and spiritual growth.
Yoga is not necessarily religious nor belief-based. Yoga IS is a system of techniques and guidance for enriched living. According to Harvard Medical School, Yoga has been shown to provide benefits outside of the physical Yoga practice such as more awareness of food intake, a boost in weight loss, less tension and anxiety, cardiovascular benefits, and blood pressure regulation, to name a few. (Individual experiences will vary but all approaches to Yoga are intended to promote aspects of well-being.)
WHY GUIDED MEDITATION
Stress is everywhere and stress levels have increased in our society. Meditation and visualization are practices of mental relaxation and concentration to relieve stress. It is inexpensive yet effective. People who practice meditation shift levels of brain activity from an active, right-frontal cortex (where stress resides) to a more stable left-frontal cortex, according to Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn (Molecular Biologist, Professor, and Researcher at the University of Massachusetts Medical School). A regular meditation practice can result in lower blood pressure, decreased cravings for nicotine and alcohol, better concentration at work and in school and improved quality of relationships (according to the University of New Hampshire’s Office of Health Education).
Guided meditation provides direction and focus for both new and experienced practitioners alike. The Guide will instruct you to relax specific muscles in the body and will then lead you through mental images and visualizations. The purpose is to achieve mental, emotional, and physical healing and stress relief. You return to consciousness with a new sense of awareness. The Guide is trained in traditional and Yoga Nidra meditation.
Meditation sessions can last from as little as 5-10 minutes, to as long as an hour.