What is Meditation?

Through meditation, we discover who we are other than our thoughts: calmness, profound peace and infinite joy.  By centering the attention on the breath, we learn to quiet our restless minds and experience the stillness of our true nature.  With regular practice, we become grounded in this state of awareness and remain calm and peaceful throughout the tumult and crisis of modern life.  Having accessed inner peace we bring forth a healing of the physical body from within.                            

During meditation, the body enters a deeper state of relaxation than during sleep.  This is evidenced by profound reductions in oxygen consumption, metabolism, heart rate, and blood pressure.

The Benefits Of Meditation:

  • Increased focus and concentration

  • Increased self esteem, sense of belonging and sense of community, reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness.

  • Enhanced decision making ability and efficiency 

  • The mind peaceful and content, strengthening the immune system and physical body.

  • Reduces anxiety and normalizes blood pressure

  • Deepens and improves sleep

  • Increases creativity

 

MEDITATION CLASSES AT WOODBURY MEDITATION & YOGA CENTER

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Foundations of Meditation

 Janaki Pierson, the Director of WMYC, offers Foundations of Meditation, designed specifically to help participants establish themselves in a regular, daily practice of meditation for maximum benefit.   This course involves training in the theory and practice of correct meditation.  Topics include benefits of meditation, application to stress management, posture, the relationship between breath and mind, the power of mantra, the evolution of consciousness, Kundalini Shakti, and the mind and attention.  Janaki has been teaching meditation for over 35 years here, throughout Connecticut, NY, PA  and New England. 

Graduates of our Foundations of Meditation Class may retake the class at ANY TIME for FREE!

Location: House

5 Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm, May 1, 8, and 15 & June 5 and 12, 2018

$135/$125 if received 10 days in advance

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Deepening Meditation

with Janaki Pierson

For all graduates of the Foundations of Meditation, we bring our practice to the next level by fully embracing our true nature.  Drawing on all wisdom traditions and acknowledgement of our own nature, we bring our shadows to the light.  We laugh, we practice, we realize, we let go in community.
Location:  House
Next meeting:  Friday April 6, 6:30-8:30 pm

Class Fee:  $35/$25 if received 10 days in advance