Meditation Classes in Albury-Wodonga starting soon

 

Meditation Classes in Albury-Wodonga

 

Here in Albury-Wodonga our next meditation class starts on Tuesday 23 June. It is a 6-week Beginners Meditation and Relaxation class designed for people who want to manage their stress. Each class includes simple meditation techniques that are very easy to learn. Some take less that a minute to do.

And we always finish with relaxation, so you get to float home!

Is it time you learned how to meditate? Read more or book here now

 

M-L-R Workshop in Albury Wodonga

Not long till M-L-R Workshop in Albury-Wodonga

 

M-L-R Workshop in Albury Wodonga

 

Here in Albury-Wodonga we are looking forward to spending time laughing, meditating and relaxing next Monday 22 June. This is the date of our next 2-hour workshop, that will leave you feeling calm, happy and relaxed! Read more or book here now

At the last one someone arrived late. Rather than start with meditation we decided to start with Laughter – so she could just join in when she arrived.

Well, we found that people meditated much better after dropping away some of their stress with the laughter! So that is what we will do from now on.

After a cuppa and chat we will finish with 20 minutes of guided relaxation.

Are you ready for a fun, relaxing night?

We hope you can join us.

The Power of Relaxation

The Power of Relaxation

 

The Power of Relaxation

 

Today we want to remind you of the power of a relaxation practice.

This relaxation practice can be done for just a few minutes or longer.

Lie or sit comfortably. Turn off the computer and any other distractions. Let those around you know you are taking some time out. Set a timer if you wish.

Close your eyes. Take 3 long, slow, deep breaths.

Now start to move your attention systematically through legs, arms, trunk and head. Use any of your 5 senses to observe each part. Don’t worry if you get distracted, just return your attention to the last place you remember.

With each part there may be a vision, a colour or a symbol or an image of the body part. Equally there may be a sound, taste, smell or the physical sensations. Whatever you experience is perfect.

Deep physical relaxation is very enjoyable. However it has powerful benefits that go way beyond enjoyment.

Why?

It brings our bodies out of the reactive Flight/Fight state and into a more healthy resting state.

You may know that the Flight/Fight mechanism is designed to save lives. We either run or we fight. To help with this our bodies pumps cortisol around the bloodstream so that our arms and legs move with the required urgency. This same mechanism pumps blood away from our brains!

Have you noticed that your brain is less able to make decisions and complete tasks when you are stressed.

Can you make a commitment to yourself to try this practice today or tomorrow?

Abdominal Deep Breathing

Deep Abdominal Breathing

 

Are you fearful when you hear of family and friends with cancer? It is such a scary disease.

Today I want to share with you a technique that may protect you from this common disease.

Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Otto Warburg from the Institute of Cell Physiology says:

“Deep breathing techniques increase oxygen to the cells and are the most important factors in living a disease-free and energetic life. When cells get enough oxygen, cancer will not and cannot occur”

 

Deep abdominal breathing

This will relax you as well as improve the levels of oxygen getting to your brain and other organs.

Sit or stand and take 10 long, slow, deep breaths and allow your tummy to expand with an intake of breath and return to normal on the outward breath. Can you try this now?


Deep abdominal breathing benefits:
  • More oxygen into your brain
  • Improved lymphatic drainage
  • Relaxing
  • Some stress starts to drop away
  • Improved lung function

When I teach abdominal breathing in my meditation classes I get people to lie down. While this is not essential it can help to really relax you.

Here are some instructions:

 

Do you want to lower your stress and improve your health?

I recommend doing 10 rounds of abdominal breathing every morning and last thing at night. It will lower your stress levels and help you to get a restful night’s sleep.

We’d love to hear how you go and if you have any questions.