What is style of meditation is this?
The style is called Integrated Body/Spirit Meditation™. It is a practice of learning to become grounded and centered in your body. It brings you as spirit into your body, so that you can connect with yourself, allows yourself to be present in your own life and be in communication with who you really are.
Is Integrated Body/Spirit Meditation right for me?
In a word “yes”! If you want to feel more comfortable in your own skin, want to explore your own boundaries and seek deeper understanding of your self, or maybe just breathe a little easier in your own life, then it’s worth a try.
How does being centered and grounded help in my daily life?
Regardless of what your daily life looks like, one thing is constant, your body and spirit are there with you. Being grounded and centered allows you to own the life you lead, be fully present with your family or relationship, or take on a challenge without feeling overwhelmed or wishing you were somewhere else. When you are secure in your own body it makes everything you do in life a little easier.
How does meditation work?
Through classes you are taught techniques to recognize yourself as a spirit in a body right now. This is a practice for you to be present in your own life and be in communication with who you really are. From that place of personal connection you step into your own power.
What’s the goal?
Often the goal for meditation is to quiet the mind, you can do this and also create any other goal you want, such as consciously setting your intention for the day, becoming aware of what you are attracting into your life, letting go of stress or many other possibilities. We believe this is your practice and encourage you to set a clear intention.
How do I meditate and for how long?
Sit upright in a comfortable chair with both feet flat on the floor. Rest your hands gently on each thigh, do not cross your legs. The length of time meditating is less important than the consistency of the practice. Try setting a timer for 5 or 10 minutes and you’ll be surprised how fast time flies. Don’t forget to close your eyes!
My mind wanders a lot, should I stop meditating?
Mind wandering is a great insight that you have a lot going on in your life. Recognize that and use meditation as an exercise to bring your attention back to you. It’s like going to the gym, your attention muscles get stronger.
Do you provide techniques to effectively and consistently work it into my life/lifestyle?
Each class is unique and will hopefully help you get to know yourself. The meditations themselves are simple concepts set up for you to be able to apply them in your daily life. You can use everything you learn from the moment you leave class that day to the moment you return. You can take what you learn to school, work, in relationships, or any other part of life.
How do I get my monkey mind to shut up?
One of the best ways to quiet your monkey mind (also known as your analyzer), is to practice being in the center of your head. The center of your head is a place where you can be in communication with yourself outside of the busy-ness that surrounds you. Physically it is near the pineal gland and behind your eyes about an inch or so. We believe from this place you can get your information and observe what is happening with you.
Meditation hasn’t worked for me before. Why will this be different?
We can’t say for sure that it will be different. The practice is dependent on you showing up and doing the work. 1000s of students have tried this practice and have found value.
Tell me what you do differently from other meditation programs that you think are better?
The benefits of this style of meditation is the immediate results. You can go to class one day and the next day feel better, or have more clarity, or get to know yourself a little deeper. There are no special props and no dogma. It’s just you sitting in a chair and being conscience of what is going on with you, simple and effective.
Why do I need meditation?
We believe most people can get some benefit from mediation. The simplest benefit is that it feels better than not meditating. Some benefits have been proven through Harvard and Stanford studies showing stress relief, increased concentration, and mental alertness. Other benefits include feeling grounded and present in your daily life, calmness of mind, improved relationships with self and others, and body healing.