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Meditation

"Without leaving the house, one may know all there is in Heaven and Earth.
Without peeping from the window, one may see the ways of Heaven"

Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching

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editation is a powerful, life altering physiological and psychological tool for change. Spirit teach us that we are not physical beings capable of a spiritual experience, but rather that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience.

Through meditation we can focus on joy, happiness, love and well being. We can empty our minds of all that happened in our often stressful day. Meditation helps us to heal stress and take back our own power by creating peace and happiness rather than perpetually creating stress, anxiety and fear about the past and the unrealised future.
T
here are many ways to meditate, as there are many paths to the same spiritual mountain, find the way that suits you best.

Donít worry about doing it right, just do it. I have been meditating for over twenty years, and still wonder if Iím doing it right. But that has not stopped me; I still continue to meditate enjoying the effect more and more with each attempt. How often you meditate is really your choice , a little meditation is always better than none, and the time that you spend is well worth the feeling of renewal that you will experience , try to allow ten to fifteen minutes for your meditation.

G
ive yourself permission to enjoy this quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of your daily routine.

You can if you wish use music to help you into a meditative state. Music can provide much more than just a background sound, its positive resonance can help to bring your mind, body and spirit into harmony with the Self and with the Divine. Music if you allow it can be deeply healing, added to meditation it can provide a truly spiritual experience.

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n most cases I attempt to gear the format of my Meditation Workshops to the needs of the attending students.

In general they are held on a Saturday or a Sunday and begin at 10.30am

Finishing at 4.30pm with an hour for lunch.

Please do not hesitate to email me for more information regarding the Meditation workshops and courses.

The following are some of the different types of Meditation taught and experienced in my Meditation Workshops.

Mantric Meditation

Speaking or singing mantras is an ancient and well proven method of achieving the liberation of awareness, in the most simple, even unlikely, way. Mantras are uniquely simplified utterances, they form a bridge between individual voices and the sound of silence; as in the Aum (OM).

The discipline of mantric meditation is simply release, helping you to let go of the poverty of your earthly being, so that your spirit can find balance, peace, and harmony as well as a feeling of unity with all that is.


Chanting Words of Power
From Your Heart


Chanting is rapidly growing in popularity as a tranquillising and battery recharging activity, providing the opportunity for spiritual experience and a unity with the cosmos. Sacred songs psalms, mantras, and hymns have long been intoned as a source of solace and inspiration. Also chanting techniques such as overtone chanting, coupled with meditation, have therapeutic powers by establishing and maintaining the tuneful harmony between human and heavenly existence.


Mandala Meditation

Mandalas have great therapeutic value, even though we do not always know exactly why. Their use in therapy could not be simpler. Mandalas can be used by anyone, and they quickly turn patients into therapists. No qualification is necessary to become a mandala therapist. This may be somewhat disappointing for many people, since we usually tend to favour complicated subjects that require long years of training. It is their user friendliness that makes mandalas so fascinating. In fact, if we take a closer look, we find that the best help is usually the most simple.

Colour the fascinating, varied patterns of the mandala to guide you in a wonderfully soothing meditation. Achieve an inner calm and focus on what is essential, skills that we often lose in times of crisis. Practice following set patterns, create order within yourself as you accept the orderliness of the mandala, and gain perspective on what really matters in life. Whatever hues you choose will be fine, and the end result will always be perfect. When youíre colouring you are embarking on a personal path, experiencing things differently


Guided Meditation

Guided meditation combined with relaxation is one of many things that you can do to help yourself enjoy a vigorous lifestyle and a longer healthier life.

You can learn to bring balance into your life and to reduce stress, you can learn to focus on the now, rather than the past or the improbable future. Sometimes it takes a lot of effort to convince a person that the key to a happier, healthier life can be found within themselves. Guided meditation is one such key.


Mudras, Meditation for the Hands

Mudras are hand positions, thousands of years ago, yogis mapped out the hand areas and their associated reflexes. Each area of the hand reflexes to a certain area of the body or brain. Each area also represents different emotions or behaviours. Mudras are hand positions that apply pressure on the different areas of the hands and fingers. Each mudra is a technique for giving clear messages to the mind/ body energy system.

When we recite special mantras, or prayers, and use hand mudras to aid our concentration, we are engaging our body, speech, and mind with the motivation of transforming our mind to develop our meditative potential.


Whirling Meditation

Whirling is one of the most ancient techniques used by the Sufi mystics. It involves you staying on one spot and moving your whole body around your centre. This technique will help you to get rid of tension, negativity and blocked energies in the body. You often see small children doing it naturally just for the sheer fun of it.


Gassho Meditation

The purpose of gassho meditation is to increase energy and to put you into a meditative frame of mind. The instructions for gassho meditation are simple, concentrate all of your attention on the point where both middle fingers touch and forget everything else.

Our normal state of mind can be very chaotic. The idea is to first become aware of the chaos and then, without trying to,

Make the chaos go away. Donít chase away the thoughts that cloud your minds eye. Look at them, acknowledge them, and then bring your attention back to the point where the middle fingers meet. With the gassho meditation, we meditate and show our gratefulness to God by placing our hands in front of our hearts.

The Gassho is considered the ďFirst Pillar of ReikiĒ.


Nadabrahma

This meditation, based on an ancient Tibetan technique, has a powerful calming and healing effect, balancing your energies and harmonising the heart centre. Done with eyes closed, this method uses humming and hand movements to create an inner balance, a harmony between mind and body. In this state, it is easy to slip out of both and just become a witness.