Simply put, Meditation is a practice where an individual uses certain techniques for the mind and breath in order to attain, achieve and maintain a more clear, calm and stable mental and emotional state. Not every meditative practice is the best for every person, there are several types of meditation available and all are wonderful and therapeutic.
The types of meditation I coach and teach:
- Mindfulness meditation – Deeply rooted in Buddhist teachings, this i s the most common type of meditation in western civilization. It combines concentration with awareness. You’ll pay attention to your thoughts as they pass through your mind without becoming involved with them. I often use small objects in combination with breath while you observe any bodily sensations, thoughts, or feelings * easily practiced on your own
- Movement meditation – typically a walk, hike or activity that usually takes place outdoors and in nature with the intention of co-existing with the natural world on a deeper, more synergistic level.
- Mantra meditation – Enmeshed in Buddhist and Hindu teachings, you will be using repetitive sound to clear the mind. Used to promote a more sober awareness, deeper understanding and adaptability to your environment thus allowing you to experience deeper levels of awareness.
- Progressive Relaxation Meditation – Also called “Body Scanning”, this is consciously relaxing one part/section of the body at a time. E specially helpful at bedtime if you have difficulty falling asleep. * Yoga Nidra i s another name for this meditation when guided by a teacher
For the Experienced Meditators:
- Focused meditation – concentration using any of the five senses. *advanced
- Vipassana – existing in silence with no communication with the purpose of observing, examining and considering our surroundings without judgment. *advanced
*We also offer both virtual and in-person Meditation services.
The use of Yoga Nidra (sleep yoga), breathwork, crystals, visualization and sound are woven into our Meditation sessions.