Meditation - Pine Rivers Yoga - Brisbane, Australia

Meditation

Class Details

Tuesday Mornings 7-8am starts 6th June

Thursday Evenings 5:30-6:30pm (precedes 7pm multi-level class) starts 1st June.

Pine Rivers Yoga Studio, Cashmere

$10 Cash Only

The amount of research about the benefits of meditation is phenomenal. Whether you've been studying meditation for years or simply considering the idea, Hannah’s class will help you make space for more calm, peace and joy. It’s the perfect place to start your meditation journey, or deepen the one you already have! We hope these classes will help you develop and fall in love with a regular and lifelong meditation practice for a calmer mind and healthier lifestyle.
 

Your meditation guide, Hannah, gives a beautiful taste of what you will experience in her classes below…

 

Often meditation is thought of as sitting still and trying not to think. However, meditation is not about striving or trying to 'do' anything or 'be' anything. This can be hard with our busy lives and fast paced society that focuses on achievement and success. When we come to sit, our monkey mind runs all over the place and is next to impossible to tame. So often we have to first bring focus to the mind, before the mind can rest and allow us to sit quietly and simply 'be' rather than 'do'. In this particular class, we focus the mind and systematically relax the body before sitting quietly in meditation. The process involves gentle stretches to remove tension from the body and to get our energy moving, Pranayama (breathing practices) to balance the body and mind and to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system (the relaxation response), a short Yoga Nidra (similar to relaxation at the end of a Yoga class) to turn our attention inwards; all the while we are aware of the breath and use the breath to anchor our mind in the present moment. When we follow this process, the monkey mind naturally slows down and at the end it is a lot easier to sit and simply be aware without trying to do anything or be anything in particular. We learn to be with what is rather than judging or trying to change anything. The mind doesn't necessarily stop, rather we become aware of the nature of the mind as we notice that thoughts and feelings come and go and that who we truly are is much deeper and much closer and never comes and goes. 

This process comes from a long line of tradition in India. It has made meditation much more accessible and enjoyable for me. I was meditating before but it was a struggle to sit for very long as my mind was so busy and totally in control and it protested A LOT. But in doing this meditation daily and following the steps to relax my body and slow the mind down, I have found real lasting peace and a stillness and quiet that I could never have imagined. The best part is I've realised I don't have to do anything to get it! The stillness is always there. And even when my thoughts are like a hurricane passing through, I can turn my attention inwards and find the peace and stillness that is at the foundation of who I am. And if I can do that, anyone can. 


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