Meditation - Pine Rivers Yoga - Brisbane, Australia


13 May to 20 June 2018 5:30pm to 6:45pm with John Smith from Heartfulness Yoga 

Cost is just one normal class pass per Meditation class

The amount of research about the benefits of meditation is phenomenal. Whether you've been studying meditation for years or simply considering the idea, these classes 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.

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.

Mon 7:00-8:30am   Multi Level
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6:30-8:00pm   Beginners WARNER
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Sat 8:00-9:30am   Easy Multi Level
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Stress, Depression, Anxiety & Fatigue Sat 12/Sun 13 May 2018 with Flo Fenton
Restorative Workshop Sun 20 May 2018
with Marian Cavanagh
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Winter Yin Yoga Sun 17 Jun 2018
with Jenny
Yoga Asana - Forward/Backbends Sat 30 Jun/Sun 1 Jul with Flo Fenton
Yoga Asanas Sat 21 Jul 2018
with Linda Jenkin
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