Do you find your head swimming with a collection of random thoughts? When was the last time you stopped to find out where you are? Turing our attention away from mental abstraction and just ‘being’ has a powerful and transformative effect on the Central Nervous System. Benefits range from physical wellbeing to emotional relief, everything in-between and way more.
The skill of meditation can be tricky to pick up, that is why a regular practice in a supportive environment is often talked of in contemplative and esoteric practices. There is a special quality that a group of people entering deeply into meditation can generate that has a galvanising effect on ones own practice. We are lucky in Hertford to have a range of classes where one can learn to meditate. The classes talked about here are unique for reasons that will become clearer.
Yoga and Meditation Hertford
Classes at The Mill Bridge Rooms incorporate Yoga and meditation, in this technique we switch between performing physical exercises and yoga postures and then entering meditation. A hectic lifestyle where we are constantly on-the-go means that the momentum of mental activity can make it incredibly difficult to find stillness within oneself. This is one of the reasons why Yoga and mediation go so well together. One serves to inform the other and by challenging ourselves physically the mind is compelled to quieten to complete the task at hand. Depending on the intensity of this we are then able to create a tiny gap of no-mind where meditation is possible.
Having been practising meditation for over 30 years I can say with confidence that it is easier to start meditating in a group setting where you can ask questions and draw inspiration from the efforts of those around you.
The mediation that you will be practising on Wednesday and Friday evenings, 7:30-9pm will not be based around any religion. If connecting with ones deep self is spiritual then that could be a label. However; I do not even think mediation is that. What is primary is our contact with our self, we listen for the sounds around us and within us. We see the space around us and then turn that gaze inward.
If any of this has your interest, if you have any questions or you want to learn how to meditate and you live in Hertford (or near by) then drop in and try out a class. You can contact me by email to book your place.