As your practice progresses you are able to go deeper finding greater depths of peace and happiness within yourself.
It is a practice that can help you to discover who you are with a different way of seeing and help you resonate with your purpose.
Imagine that any time you felt stressed, anxious, or just off-center and imbalanced emotionally, physically, mentally or spiritually, you had the tools that provided you with greater calm, clarity, empathy and strength.
For thousands of years humans have been finding a place inside of their own minds to access greater peace, happiness, compassion, creativity and wisdom. This has resulted in many different techniques and practices all over the world. The form of meditation that I teach uses my background in Tibetan Buddhist meditation, hypnosis and brain science.
We can train our mind to change our brain. Whenever we bring focus and concentration to a thought, we increase the strength of neural structures in our brain. When we do this in a relaxed and altered state of consciousness, such as a meditative state, we increase our capacity to “re-wire” our brains.
Many people say that they can’t meditate because they “just can’t sit still” or they “can’t get their mind to be quiet”. Training the mind is like learning to do anything, it occur with patience and time, but it does happen. Think of tying your shoelaces. Chances are you do it now without looking, but there was a time when you had to really think and focus in order to do it, but practice and patience allowed your brain to learn in such a way that it is largely unconscious now.
Is meditation a religion?
While forms of meditation are practiced by many religions, meditation itself is not a religion. It is possible to practice meditation no matter what your religious affiliation, without violating your religious principles and practices.
Is a meditation group a cult?
Cults are about manipulation and coercion of people. Meditation is about liberation and freedom of thought and action. It is about you path of learning as an individual.
Isn’t meditation just relaxing?
While meditation can have a relaxing effect, it is different than just just sitting on the couch zoning out. The practice of meditation and its elements of focus, concentration and allowing, boosts brain-wave activity and builds new neural connections.
Do I have to sit like a Yogi?
The most important thing is that you are comfortable. Although in some practices posture is very important, that comes with time, if that is the path you choose to take. You can sit in a chair, on a pillow, and even lie down occasionally, as long as you can remain conscious. I will sometimes do meditations that involve walking and movement.
How long should I meditate?
While certain benefits of meditation, like brain coherence and balance occur after twenty minutes of meditation, it is better to do what you can. Five minutes is better than nothing. I instruct my beginning students to not watch the clock, don’t worry about meditating for a long period of time. You don’t want to end up fighting yourself.
Meditation Station – a series of webcasts I presented for the American Hypnosis Association at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute
I currently offer two classes in meditation. These are mixed level classes designed to allow you to experience the benefits of meditation in a relaxed non-traditional way.
I manage attendance for these through Meetup.com, so please join meetup if you would like to attend, or Email Me to make other arrangements.
Mondays 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesdays 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sundays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
1028 N Cordova St
Burbank, CA 91505
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