Meditation classes are free to attend if you have a class package with us.
Meditation or Dhyana, is described by the Sage Patanjali as the state of Un-interrupted Flow of Awareness. It is a calm and peaceful attainment that is uninterrupted by mental fluctuations.
The commonly understood practice of Meditation is actually the employment of Dharana or concentration techniques that seek to bring the mind to this state.
One need not be in a seated lotus with eyes closed, alone in a cave in the Himalayas to achieve a level of meditation, chances are you might have already experienced this state to some degree at certain times in your life.
You might have become so absorbed, for example, in your Yoga Asana practice that the postures and movements seem to arrive naturally and with spontaneity. You become a passive witness to the unfolding of your body movements, breath blending with movement blending with your focus to form a beautiful state of Flow. You lose your concerns and worries and all that remains is the blissful Nowness of the practice.
Your sincere and consistent yoga practice, therefore, is one of the easiest ways of getting your first taste of Meditation.
Chances are that having that experience will lead you to pursue more avenues of deepening that Calm and peaceful state of Union.
This is where Meditation and Pranayama comes in.
In this class we will focus solely on yogic practices that calm the mind and improve concentration. Specifically it will be the practice of Pranayama or breathing work, Trataka or visual concentration, Mudra or gestures, Bandha or locking, Nidra or conscious relaxation, and Mantra or sound, all focused on increasing your chances of a successful meditation practice.
When the mind is prepared we begin the second part of the class with the meditation proper, and the practice will be an awareness based technique focused on the breath.
Attend this peaceful class as a natural compliment to your yoga practice and experience how it will change your life.