Meditative Spaces

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.’

Frank A Clark

Light cannot see inside things.

That is what the dark is for

John O’Donohue – For Light

There are many ways to meditate. Meditation has grown in popularity alongwith different approaches to and accessibility to meditation. Meditation apps, meditation books, YouTube channels, courses, classes …

In yoga, meditation is a process that leads to enlightenment or a moment of complete absorption possibly liberation There are three stages to this journey:

  • Dharana: concentration (fixing the mind on one place or in one direction)
  • Dhyana: resonance with the one place or one direction (meditation)
  • Samadhi: complete absorption with the one place or one direction
Book for 2019: The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness – THE  JAWESOME LIFE

Most people know that meditation is beneficial but knowing and doing are two different things. I recommend having a look at Andy Puddicombe’s book. It’s accessible and relevant to everyone who has or wants to establish a meditation practice.

For some people sitting quietly is all that is needed, for others meditation while walking or even exercising feels more doable.

During lockdown I opened different meditative spaces. If you think a group would offer you support to begin or maintain a practice, you would be welcome to join one of these groups. You do not need to make a long term commitment, you could just come to one meeting. But I would encourage you to commit time to finding what works with you and when you think you’ve found it, stick with it for a while. Staying with a meditation practice is often the hardest part

I feel I ought to be clear that I am not a meditation teacher. I am a yoga teacher, reiki teacher and human being who practices meditation – with mixed success. I do not always appreciate the effect of my practice but if I lapse I really notice the difference in the connection and response to my world.

Meditation is not zoning out but active engagement to allow the mind to become focused and clear. If we are lucky, most of us experience this in fleeting moments. Perhaps by working together we can cultivate the conditions to allow this to occur more often and to be aware when it does. If the mind does not become clear, that’s ok. Noticing the busyness is meditation.

The different meditative spaces

  • Guided Meditation: this has evolved into a guided journey related to the time of year and nature with moments of silence.
  • Evening Breathing Spaces include gentle movement with the breath, leading to a body scan and stillness
  • Reiki Shares are a space to receive and to share distant healing. You may be new to reiki and unsure but curious – the perfect starting place
  • The length of the session varies depending on the activity
  • Full rate £6.50 / Lower rate £5.00
  • Individual pages list dates and times and you can look on the CALENDAR but I have written a summary below
  • Online meeting via zoom, code provided nearer the time
  • Book online or contact me
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