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Om Sweet Om
Meditation is a modality I use to elevate clients to their most optimal life achievable. The benefits are immense, which is why I’ve made it a foundational component to my entire life – and this is my goal for you, too.
Don’t let the word scare you off; you don’t have to be a wandering, acetic hermit to maintain an effective meditation practice. I give my clients effective tools so that they may incorporate successful meditation techniques into their frenetic lives.
The overall effect: it’s grounding.
Regular meditation is a proven way to align with a) your vision, b) your purpose and c) your truest self. You’ll experience heightened alertness, clarity of thought along with a purposeful focus.
This is so very important for survivors and achievers alike: in both the most trying and prosperous of times, we all need to clear our minds of needless clutter to get – and keep – us in control.
Not only is meditation for everyone, it’s also been a universal practice since the dawn of time. I say this because we here in the west associate meditation with Asian mountain-temples, but this is a vast misconception.
Indigenous peoples of North, Central and South America have employed meditation rituals for countless generations. Likewise, across the pond, European monasteries use meditation to connect with the divine – and have done so since time immemorial.
Each practice takes a different form, but the function remains constant. If people across the continents can surpass boundaries to go deeply within, then so can you.
I’ll show you where to begin. Or, if you’re a seasoned meditator, we can work together to bring you’re your practice to a new height. Once we safely incorporate a visualization technique into our sessions, my goal is to enable you to bring your practice wherever you go.
Allow these sources to enrich your current knowledge on the subject, and please feel free to contact me with your concerns or to book your initial consultation:
A Short Introduction to Peaceful Abiding (Meditation)
Introduction to Meditation & Buddhism: Improving Our Relationships
Learn to Meditate: Shambhala Centre, Toronto
If you’re a beginner, you can find out more about Meditation from Shambhala Meditation Centre’s Learn To Meditate page.
Shambhala Centre offers an Introduction to Meditation half-day program on the first Saturday of every month. This program introduces beginners, and those wanting a refresher, to the practice of meditation. The program includes meditation instruction with a qualified instructor, short practice sessions, talks and discussion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Meditation cushions and mats are provided.
No experience necessary! Everyone welcome.
Preregistration is not required. The fee is $25 but if you cannot afford to pay the full program fee, they have a generosity policy.
Deepak Chopra’s 21-Day Meditation Challenge
On of my favorite and most popular recommendations to clients and friends who want to begin a mediation practice is Deepak Chopra’s 21-Day Meditation Challenge Series. Several times throughout the year, the Chopra Center offers a free 21-Day Meditation Challenge, where participants receive a daily guided meditation and instruction for creating a beneficial meditation practice. I have been participating in these series for a few years now and I just love them!
You can also download some guided meditations from The Chopra Centre’s online library ofGuided Meditations.
The Meditation Podcast
The Meditation Podcast I highly recommend this series of free guided meditations from Jesse & Jean Stern. They can be accessed from their website or you can subscribe via iTunes. I use these meditations frequently and find them to be very helpful.