Meditation helps us meet and overcome the unconscious attitudes that we carry around and which, time and again, crop up and determine our everyday life: A lack of motivation, a reluctant or excessively reserved attitude, a low profile (when you hide yourself instead of doing what you really want), thoughts full of hate or doubt …
But we do not get anywhere if we become frustrated or suppress our thoughts – on the contrary – and if we are given to examining and analysing them and calling them good and bad, then we just cling to them and become self-involved.
The open awareness is released by the meditation techniques, the brain is relaxed and remains so during the meditation. When you witness the thoughts and do not identify with them, it makes you able to not block or close up. The state of meditation will make it possible for you to remain yourself, as the one who experiences. When, during meditation, we train and develop the ability to remain silent and are content with experiencing the thought, the emotion or the state, then we are freed of its influence.
In other words, meditation is being able to rest in a deeply relaxed state and from that gather energy and perspective.
It is to be conscious with a clear awareness, inner as well outer. Clarity means the capacity openly meet any experience and remain yourself.
Many researches suggest that practising meditation may reduce blood pressure, symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
This course is designed for beginners, but it’s also helpful for more experienced practitioners, who want to start doing meditation by themselves. In this course we will combine lying and sitting meditations.
We will start with simple breath meditation, which helps to develop a closer awareness of the natural breathing process and to calm the mind, resulting in inner peace and calm.
We will be practising different meditation techniques:
Yoga Nidra – was developed by Swami Satyananda as a powerful relaxation meditation technique to help recovery from illness and awaken higher awareness. Yoga Nidra practices to achieve deep physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Reduce stress and relieve tension.
Tratak – concentration meditation. It calms your mind, relieves tension in the eyes, develops deep focus and concentration.
“Wonderful Moment” – beautiful meditation from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, which brings you to Present Moment.
Mantra-meditation – In mantra meditation, you repeat a particular sound or short phrase again and again. This can be done out loud (chanting), in your mind, or in some combination of the two. One of the goals of chanting mantras is to feel their subtle vibrations. This sensation can help you effect positive changes, awake inner energy and enter a deep state of meditation.
Antar Mauna (Inner Silence) – is a meditation from the Tantric tradition that leads to self awareness, self knowledge and inner peace. In meditation you undergo a process, not of self-analysis but self-perception.