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.
This 90-minute session begins with gentle asana practice and pranayama to prepare the body and nervous system for an extended period in Shavasana. Participants will then be guided through Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep).
Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation with profound effects on the body and mind. It is practiced most optimally by lying down comfortably on the back. The process guides you through a series of breath, body and awareness techniques moving the mind from an ordinary waking state to a deep meditative alpha or theta state of awareness. Entering this sleep-like state, while staying fully awake and aware, promotes new energy, while physical and mental stress melts away.
If you've been feeling a bit sleep deprived, you will be happy to know, one 45 minute Yoga Nidra practice is equivalent of 3-4 hours of sleep!
All are welcome, no yoga experience necessary.
Facilitated by Kate Miller, RYT 200. Kate is a holistic coach specializing in well-being offering innovative methods to develop mindfulness and resilience in everyday life.
Award-winning Artist, Michelle Qureshi, is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and classically-trained guitarist. In 2018 she debuted her Harmonic Sound Immersion, a transformative sound meditation created by the healing vibrations of ancient & modern instruments.
Leave feeling inspired, balanced and peaceful!
This class will be a continuation of our Joints & Glands night held in Feburary - though you need not have attended that class to attend this night!
We will continue with the Kanpur Joints and Glands series, focusing on the lower body.
In addition, we will practice several theraputic versions of yoga poses from the book Healing Our Backs with Yoga.
All yogis and yoginis welcome! No previous yoga experience needed.
Come and learn how to naturally balance & revitalize the powerful energy centers of the body with Alana Hess of Naptown Flo!
As we explore each chakra, we will discover a wide range of plants and essential oils that can help maintain each chakra’s overall balance. Nature plays a huge role in our vitality and well being. As we incorporate these natural elements into our daily practice, wel ignite a true sense of ease.
Walk away with your own customized essential oil blend, a handful (or two) of knowledge, and a deeper, stronger connection to the self.
Included: take-home plant medicine field guides, presentation information, personal customized EO blend
Alana Hess is a certified yoga instructor and practicing herbalist. She teaches workshops & classes throughout Indianapolis about plant medicine, yoga & re-connecting with nature. Her mission is to reconnect others to th best versions of themselves, as we may all find reconnection in nature.