“A great deal of psychological stress comes from the rush and hurry of a turbulent mind… Such a mind is constantly on the move – desiring, worrying, hoping, fearing, planning, defending, rehearsing, criticizing. …Simply by slowing down the mind – the first purpose of meditation – much of this tension can be removed. Then we are free to respond to life’s difficulties not as sources of stress but as challenges which will draw out of us deeper resources than we ever thought we had. A one-pointed mind is slow and sound, which gives it immense resilience under stress. With a mind like this, we always have a choice in how we respond to life around us.”
– Eknath Easwaran
A variety of approaches to meditation are explored each week, always using the breath as a foundation and resting in silence following some initial guidance.
Meditation sessions take place at Inspiration Yoga Centre each Sunday from 18-19:00.
Each 60-minute session is 10 euro, or you can take both the laughter yoga and meditation sessions together (from 17-19:00) for 15 euro, or one class deducted from your 10-class series.
Full Moon Meditations
Om cham chandraya namaha!
Every month at the full moon we unite in conscious awareness with my teacher Swami Veda Bharati in Rishikesh, plus many thousands of others around the world, enjoying the auspicious full moon energies and meditating together, absorbing the peaceful, calming and nurturing lunar essence, called soma in sanskrit.
Om som somaya namaha!
Guided full moon meditation:
“There are two kinds of group meditations: 1. Many sitting at the same time and the same place, and 2. Sitting at the same time, but not at the same place.
Yoga Philosophy views the mind as Universal field; its waves passing through us and becoming our individual minds. This Universal mind is a radiant force and is also known as a Universal Guru within.
When all sit together at the same time even in different parts of the world, they connect to the Universal Guru mind and generate a strong field, like so many magnets being joined together and forming a much stronger magnet; the strength of each then equals the combined strength of all.
Thus it is when we join together in meditation, and together enter the Guru-mind’s Field. On certain days of the year the Wave of Beauty and the Wave of Bliss flows very strong. These are the sacred days.”
~ Swami Veda Bharati, Rishikesh, India