Meditation is the quiet, one-pointed focus of attention and awareness on one thing. It is the nature of the mind to always be involved with a rapid series of thoughts. Meditation can help us establish a healthy relationship with this wayward child called mind. Meditation can even help us to become aware of the reality beyond the mind: the immortal soul.
With our busy lives, we know full well how to “do”, but we, more often than not, do not know how to “be”. When we tap into the stillness that meditation can provide, our lives become more serene, creative, and fulfilling. We can develop the capacity to improve our health, our relationships, and our skill in performing our everyday activities with the simple mindfulness inherent in the meditation practice. Meditation is the source of the mindfulness practice.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATION?
- Develop Mindfulness!
- Helps relax muscle tension and the autonomic nervous system.
- Boosts the immune system.
- Provides freedom from mental stress.
- Aids emotional balance.
- Decreases the need for sleep
- Enhances creativity
- Develops a tranquil mind
LEARNING MEDITATION IS MINDFULNESS!
try to meditate after reading books but don’t
generally succeed. This is because the method may not be systematic
and because there is no teacher to provide proper instruction in
mindful breathing, relaxation, proper posture and, most
importantly, working with the mind. Taking a class will allow you
the opportunity to be observed and corrected where needed, and to
have your questions answered.
Inner Peace Yoga Center provides such systematic instruction in the mindful practice of meditation. Classes are taught by center founders Charles Crenshaw, M.S., M.Div.W and Carol Crenshaw, M.S. Charles and Carol have been practicing meditation for over thirty years each and teaching for over twenty years each, were directly trained by the renowned meditation master, and master of yoga science Sri Swami Rama. They are the authors of EFT for Meditation a book on meditation as it is taught traditionally and Emotional Freedom Techniques.
INCLUDED IN THE MEDITATION WORKSHOP:
This workshop will cover the basics needed to start a mindful meditation practice:
- Breathing And Relaxation Exercises.
- Being Mindful of Posture.
We will discuss:
- The Benefits Of Meditation and Mindfulness.
- Philosophy Of Meditation.
- How To Work With The Mind.
- Prayer and/or Mantra?
- Setting Up A Daily Meditation Practice.
In this workshop, yoga instructor Marsha Pappas will guide you through the basics of energy, anatomy, and the physical and psychological aspects of the 7 chakras. You will learn how to use them for self-examination and healing.
“We shift our perception so we can release the unconsciously
to allow for change and growth. By creating an inner dialogue with
practices like yoga nidra and the exploration of the subtle energy body
through chakra work, we can rewire. When the conscious and unconscious
meet, change happens... the more we interact with the unconscious, the
more we connect with our inner bliss.”
Marsha will also be teaching how to practice the 5 Tibetan Rites as a way to balance the chakras physically and energetically.
The Five Tibetan Rites is a system of exercises reported to be more than 2,500 years old which were first publicized by Peter Kelder in a 1939 publication titled The Eye of Revelation. The Rites are known to be a form of Tibetan yoga similar to the yoga series that originated in India.
By stimulating full energy flow through the chakras, anti-aging
-Strengthening of nerves, organs and glands
-Waking up feeling energized
-Improved spinal health
-Relief from body pain, especially joints
-Better memory and improved emotional/mental health
-Greater sense of well-being and balance
-More energy throughout the day
To learn more about Marsha Pappas, please visit her website at http://www.marshapappasyoga.com
Join us for this private event with Benevolent Design; a creative project built around therapeutic sound-performance and Intentional art.
Utilizing diversity in instrumentation, these arrangements of
sound provide a unique environment for exploration of inner
landscapes. Relaxation is the key inwards as blends of both
acoustic and electronic elements color the space. Forever embracing
the unknown, each concert is unique and improvised, evoking the
subconscious and the transcendental.
Featuring a constantly rotating ensemble with tools such as crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, didgeridoo, flutes, guitar, chanting, custom synthesizers, loops, and a myriad of other instruments, each adding their own flavors to the sonic pallet. Some of these vibrations are familiar and grounding while others are foreign and provocative; each celebrating the broad spectrum the sonic world offers us.
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