Meditation is a practice of training an individual’s mind or inducing a mode of consciousness. Our Meditation program will explore a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness, as well as pursuing the more ambitious goal of effortlessly sustaining single-pointed concentration, meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity.
We practice sitted meditation, with closed eyes. Meditation may also involve repeating a mantra, that is chosen based on its suitability to the individual mediator or the meditation goal. Meditation has a calming effect and directs awareness inward until pure awareness is achieved.
Meditation has been practiced since antiquity as a component of numerous traditions and beliefs. Meditation often involves an internal effort to self-regulate the mind in some way. Meditation is often used to clear the mind and ease many health issues, such as high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety. It may be done sitting, or in an active way – for instance, Buddhist monks involve awareness in their day-to-day activities as a form of mind-training.
Meditation helps children improve upon almost any skill they are working toward mastering. Meditation offers a perfect forum for practicing these new skills, whether it be athletic, academic or simple centering.
Meditation also helps children better understand and process their emotions, which lead to better relationships with others – siblings, parents, and classmates.
When children become more comfortable with their emotions they also improve their relationship with themselves, heightening their self-esteem.
And lastly, meditation helps children become more aware of who they are, their gifts, interests and embrace their multi-dimensional selves.
For more information please call:
Julia Costa: (904)-273-6533