Does stress causes disease?

Do you think stress causes disease?

 

The research now tells us that 90% of illness and disease is caused by stress.
Are you ready to learn how to release stress and feel inner peace and calm?

 

Does stress causes disease?

 

Beginners Meditation and Relaxation Classes start soon in Albury-Wodonga.
These classes include yoga breathing techniques as well as relaxation.

This class is for beginners and has a focus of techniques to help you experience meditation as well as some theory to understand the source of your stress. The techniques include Mindfulness Meditation to improve concentration, yoga breathing techniques as well as relaxation. The teaching pace is gentle and meditation time is gradually increased over the 6 weeks.

There is more information HERE.
If you have any questions please ring Kathleen on 0416 015 775

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Order from the chaos

Order from the chaos

 

Meditation Tip

Order from the chaos

 

Feeling stressed?

Close your eyes and observe the breath as it enters and leaves your nostrils.

Do this daily for 5–10 minutes and you will start to feel a sense of calm wash over your thinking patterns.

Most people get distracted when they meditate and this troubles them. With a mindfulness practice we are simply observing. We generally do this with the breath. Choosing to focus on the entrance to the nostrils gives us a location in which to place our awareness.

Gently, and with acceptance, bring your mind back to the entrance to the nostrils each time it wanders. It takes time and practice to retrain the mind. And it is not a linear process so you will find that some days are easier than others.

This simple practice will very gradually bring order to the chaos of your mind.

Beginners Meditation and Relaxation Classes start soon in Albury-Wodonga.
Find out more HERE

 

 

Going with the flow of life

Going With The Flow of Life

 

Meditation Tip

Going with the flow of life

 

Ducks have it easy, don’t you think?

Floating on the water, grubs in the soil, no To-Do lists to complete.

They have no choice but to follow the rhythms of nature. Lacking an intelligent brain, like we humans.

But do we, at times, complicate things?
Trying to do more than is really possible?
Keeping up appearances.
Listening to an “old story” that reflects beliefs we no longer hold true.

Inner peace means living in the present and accepting it without placing conditions on it. It means “going with the flow”.

Beginners Meditation and Relaxation Classes: A new 6 week course starts in Albury-Wodonga on Tuesday 25th August. Read more

 

 

Relaxation – it’s good for you

Relaxation – it’s good for you

 

Take a deep breath and relax. Watch the tension melt from your muscles and all your niggling worries vanish. Yogis have given us this advice for thousands of years. Somehow we all know that relaxation is good for us.

 

Relaxation – it’s good for you

 

Now the hard science has caught up: a comprehensive scientific study showing that deep relaxation changes our bodies on a genetic level has just been published. What researchers at Harvard Medical School discovered is that, in long-term practitioners of relaxation methods such as yoga and meditation, far more ”disease-fighting genes” were active, compared to those who practised no form of relaxation.

The Sydney Morning Herald August 20 2009

What can you find that relaxes you?
Gardening, reading a good book, going for a walk?
Learning to be able to consciously relax your body is a great technique to have and we teach this in our Beginners Meditation and Relaxation Classes in Albury-Wodonga as well as in our set of 6 Meditation lessons on CD.

We trust you are finding time for these beneficial practices.

The Mind Flows Like a River

The Mind Flows Like a River

 

Meditation Tip

The Mind Flows Like a River

 

Imagine you are standing by a river. As you stand there for the next 20 minutes imagine just how much water is passing by.

Our mind is like this river. It is continually flowing. In a 20-minute meditation session we are focusing on just one thing, perhaps the breath, but meanwhile the mind flows.

Our aim is to train our mind to single-minded focus. Just let the distractions come and go, as they certainly will. Once you realise the mind has become involved in thinking, gently and lovingly bring it back to the point of focus.

Some days will be easier than others. But regular practice is essential for progress.

 

Beginners Meditation and Relaxation Classes:
A new 6 week course starts in Albury-Wodonga on 25 August. Read more…

The power of observation

The Power of Observation

Meditation Tip

The power of observation

 

Our practice in meditation is to OBSERVE. But you’ll soon discover that the mind likes to comment on everything.

In Mindfulness practice we are training the mind to stay focused on one thing. There is a story in the discourses of the Vipassana 10-day meditation courses that we have attended over the past 20 years that goes like this:

“You invited your mind into your house to be a servant and it has taken over as master!”

So it does require practice to bring the mind under control. Even so there may be times that our agitation is so strong that it will be nearly impossible for the mind to settle. We simply OBSERVE this too. Gradually with practice there is more peace and less agitation.

Our job with meditation is to ACCEPT and not EXPECT.