Meditation

Meditation

Free meditation classes are available to all staff and all experience levels are welcome. Each session explores a wide range of different meditation types and styles i.e. energy meditation, mantra, visualisation meditations and more. View the calendar for dates.

What is Meditation?

Meditation is the practice of training your mind to induce a sense of relaxation and increased overall wellbeing. It can take many forms, mostly involving sitting for short periods and practising simple techniques that focus your mind on a specific activity, sensation or sometimes just a sound. Whilst it has roots in many religious and spiritual traditions from around the world, you don’t have to have any particular set of beliefs to derive benefit and modern meditators come from all walks of life and backgrounds.

What are the known benefits?

For thousands of years people have used meditation to move beyond the mind’s stress-inducing thoughts and emotional upsets into the peace and clarity of present moment awareness. The purpose of meditation depends on you the meditator – yet the benefits may be experienced on many levels – physical, mental,
emotional, and spiritual. In studies, regular meditation has been linked to a wide variety of benefits, including:

  • Relief from stress and anxiety
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Increased production of the anti-aging hormone DHEA