Our Meditation Class
by Denise Marlow
Tomorrow night our meditation class is suitable for all levels of practice. It will be a space for experienced yogis/meditation students, a welcoming space for those new to meditation as well as those who want to deepen their practice.
The focus will be on the practice of meditation, keeping it simple – helping to build confidence to sit comfortably on your own for any amount of time.
We will start with a mindful yoga practice to stretch and relax, then move into pranayama (breathing) practice, followed by our guided meditation.
Mindfulness doesn’t require you to make dramatic changes, we are simply taking time to pause, be still and breathe – becoming comfortable with this. We won’t be clearing our minds of all thoughts but rather be a passive observer. This relaxed concentration teaches us how to relate to ourselves watching our mental state rise and fall like our breath, with no expectation of outcome.
A lovely quote from meditation writer Andy Puddicombe relaying a discussion with his meditation teacher sums it up: “When you came here I said that meditation would teach you to be more aware, I never said it would get rid of unpleasant emotions. It just so happens that when you’re more aware there is very little room for these unpleasant emotions to operate”.
Please feel free to come and join us for a yoga practice and a quiet pause in the lovely Red Hot Yoga studios this Wednesday!