Meditation is a buzzword that has come to be used loosely and inaccurately in our society. That is why there is so much confusion about how to practice it. Meditation is a precise technique for quieting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that is very different from our normal waking state. Meditation is not a part of any religion; it is a science, which means that the process of meditation follows a specific order, has definite principles, and produces results that can be substantiated.

The goal of meditation is to go beyond the mind and experience our essential nature—which is described as peace, happiness, and bliss. The mind is undisciplined and unruly, and it resists any attempts to discipline it or to guide it on a particular path. The mind has a mind of its own! This is why many never attain the stillness that distinguishes the genuine experience of deep meditation.

There are different ways to meditate, There are a couple that are usually focused on heavily in scientific research. These are focused-attention, or mindful meditation, which is where you focus on one specific thing—it could be your breathing, a sensation in your body or a particular object outside of you. The purpose of this type of meditation is to focus intently on one point and continually bring your attention back to that focal point when it wanders. The other type of meditation that’s often used in research is open-monitoring meditation. This is where you pay attention to all of the things happening around you—you simply notice everything, become in the present moment without reacting. There are many more ways to mediate that will help us to make our mind calmer and more focused and to be less stressed out on a daily basis.

Come let us guide and assist you in your meditation practice at OneBody Matrix 201-286-2213!  See meditation benefits.

Meditation: private $45 per hour, $20 per class, $18 drop-ins, $15 per class package of 5.