Thursday, October 4, 2012

Start sleeping, reduce your stress, stop being overwhelmed!

As a life coach I work with my clients to find tools that fit their needs so they can create the life they love. One of the tools I love to introduce to people is meditation. I love it so much that I've decided to start offering meditation classes. 

I love helping people to improve their lives and the benefits of meditation are many fold. My own experience has, upon reflection, been nearly miraculous. Prior to starting a regular meditation practice I was taking anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medication. I had difficulty sleeping and often lost my appetite, so my weight was dipping dangerously low.

Within two months of regular meditation practice, combined with having a trusted person I could bounce thoughts and ideas off of, I was no longer taking either medication. I was sleeping regularly, and I had gained twenty much needed pounds (Just over a stone for those of you from the UK).

It's been nearly five years since I started meditating and in that time I've learned many different techniques and participated in multiple practices taught by many different teachers. The thing which has struck me the most about meditation is the flexibility of it. 

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Meditation often seems to be a big challenge to people and I know, for me, it was because I thought there were a lot of rules around it. I thought you had to do it in a certain way or you were doing it 'wrong'.

Because meditation is about self reflection and discovery, how you meditate is a very personal thing. We each have our own path in life and finding what fits is entirely up to you.

During my meditation classes I'll cover the very basics, like breathing and posture, but allow you to explore what works for you. The classes will be an opportunity for you to test out different things, ask questions, and learn with a group of individuals seeking the same peace of mind.

With regular meditation practice you can reduce stress in your life, improve your sleep, and increase your overall well being. Having difficulty with a co-worker or manager? Feeling overwhelmed by family drama? Just plain drained from the daily commute?

Meditation can help with all those things.

The initial classes will be on November 9th and 16th, from 6:30 - 7:45. Space is limited so book as soon as you can: 

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