MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS
Enhance your focus, manage your stress, and improve your mental clarity.
In our classes, you will learn practical meditation techniques to nurture a more focused, intuitive, effective and content version of you!
Our experienced and dedicated instructors will guide you through breathing, relaxation, meditation and body awareness techniques and exercises. Concur the instability of thoughts and distractions, developing your focus and staying power. You will soon be able to apply this skills outside of the classroom and use your time more productively.
You will learn:
Physical techniques that require:
focus and concentration
building strength and flexibility of the mind and body.
4 BIGGEST MISTAKES OF MEDITATION
Many people confuse meditation with relaxation
Neither in the West nor in the East ... There are few practitioners who know what meditation is. On our trips to India, we visited many schools, even near the Himalayas, and we found that even there few teachers and schools really teach efficient and original methods.
Many people think that meditation is to reduce awareness, to listen to a recording ... that is just to relax and that it will make the person slow and without productivity. But actually, meditation is the opposite, it is to raise awareness, it is to expand it, it is to enhance lucidity. Meditation stimulates the brain with exercises, promoting insights, intuitions and creativity. Meditation is turning off the emotions and the scattered thoughts. It is to powerfully increase focus and productivity, clearing the mind from the difficulties, making you live the present moment with more intensity. Some people say they wake up after meditation training... how do they wake up? Were these people asleep? It's the other way around. When you go into meditation state it is as if you have been asleep all your life and in that moment of meditation you wake up!
Practicing meditation alone has less efficiency
Pure meditation, without other techniques that support it, is less efficient, and it is more difficult to meditate. It is necessary to practice before meditation: breathing exercises, concentration techniques, body techniques, relaxation, among others.
Many types of meditation fail because they do not prepare the practitioner for meditation practice. They do not prepare the body, nor the emotional, nor the mind previously. For example, what's the use of trying to turn off your thoughts if your anxiety has not even been turned off? And to slow down anxiety there are powerful breathing techniques.
This makes the practice extremely difficult, and it is the main reason many people give up meditating. Many methods do not use these devices because they use meditation outside the original, millenarian, and more complete context.
It takes a lot of time to meditate
As I explained in topic # 2, practicing meditation out of context and without a complete method is less efficient and much more difficult. However, it is not only this error that happens. The practitioner who does not use an original method and with the support techniques will need much more meditation time to obtain the same effects that a more complete method reaches in much less time. In addition, less complete methods make the practice boring.
An authentic method is extremely enjoyable to practice, generating an extremely positive feeling and stimulating progress.
Lack of discipline and someone experienced to track progress
If you do not practice meditation in a disciplined way, it will not work. If you do not have an experienced teacher to guide you meditation may not work as well.
EXPECTED OUTCOMES AFTER 2 MONTHS
Enhance your focus and mental clarity
A neuroscientist from Harvard University has done an extensive research on the effects of meditation. She used brain scanners and what she found really surprised her positively! Meditation actually modifies your brain!
The practitioner of meditation increases the size of the brain's gray matter in some regions such as the sensory cortex, which increases your ability to become more present in life and to be more self-aware. It also increases the frontal cortex that is responsible for memory, focus and the ability for a better decision making. They also realized that the practitioner gains a greater ability to reduce stress and anxiety.
It’s known by science that the frontal cortex decreases with aging, but a 50-year-old meditator has the frontal cortex with the same size as a 25-year-old regular person! This is really fascinating!
As a conclusion, the study showed that 2 months of training are sufficient to begin increasing certain regions of the brain.
Stress management + high performance development
Stress is best managed through a powerful meditation training. In 1908, psychologists Yerkes and Dodson developed a powerful theory between brain performance and stress. In the picture bellow, it is showed that the absence of stress generates apathy and boredom which reduces the professional performance of the person for lack of stimuli, at the same time it shows that a lot of stress generate over time a series of health problems that also decrease the professional performance of the individual due to excess. The problems generated by chronic stress are in increasing order: irritation, anxiety, fatigue, burnout.