What is Meditation?

Meditation has been practised for thousands of years. It helps to reduce stress and anxiety and may aid with reducing negative mental states while increasing positive mental attitudes.

Meditating makes us aware of the wandering and chattering mind so that we can choose which thoughts to pay attention to, while also recognising those that are unhelpful, fearful or critical. 

Many people say to me, ' I can't meditate. My mind is too busy, I'll never be able to empty my mind! ' I answer, ' Well, meditation is NOT about emptying the mind, it is a practice of being aware of where the mind is taking you, and of getting to know the affect of endless thoughts. '

If you know you have a busy mind, congratulate yourself for being aware of that! 

Meditation Practice

Meditation Practice is not exclusive – everyone can practice and benefit from it. There are a number of meditation practices while sitting or lying down, standing or gently moving. We learn to come home to the body so that we reside in the present moment rather than habitually leaning back into the past or into the future. We also learn to become aware of the constant chatter of the mind so that we can begin to discern unhelpful and critical thoughts from those that are helpful and necessary.  

Meditation is an experiential practice that aids us with being able to face personal challenges, struggles and pain in a kindly way so that our quality of life is improved and enhanced. We only have to pause to become aware of our thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations. We only have to pause to notice the world around us.

Extensive research reveals that regular Meditation practice can be life changing. It restores energy and vitality and mental and emotional balance; improves attention and concentration; builds resilience at home and at work and improves relationships.

Meditation is accessible to all. Classes provided by Mindfulbeing are non-religious and take place on zoom or in a warm, private and spacious meditation studio.