Sun, Oct. 6, 2019 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Location: Stella Maris Hall, Gordon Road, Lowestoft, NR32 1NL
This workshop looks at how to meditate and explores the links between wellbeing, self-awareness and meditation.
It will look at the day to day things that can cause unhappiness, the part we play, and how we can make positive changes.
The workshop will include meditation practices with yoga relaxation to help prepare your mind and body for meditation.
The practice of meditation creates the opportunity for an increased sense of self awareness. Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive thought-patterns and unhealthy habits. This leads to better decision-making and behavioural responses leading to greater well-being.
The workshop is being run by Yoga with Ian and would usually cost £20. The Ness Project, the UK’s most easterly park, is funding the workshop as part of its programme of events in 2019.
DETAILS ABOUT THE PRACTISE
Yoga Nidra translates to Yogic sleep, it is the state of consciousness between being awake and asleep. The body becomes completely relaxed and the practitioner more aware of their inner self. This is facilitated by a guided verbal relaxation. As the body relaxes the senses except for hearing will become less sensitive. Following the Yoga Nidra the body and mind will be ready for meditation.
The meditation will focus on awareness of the natural breath, this is known in Sanskrit as Prana Samayama. Focusing on natural breath keeps us grounded in the reality of the body, it strengthens our conscious mind leading to greater cognitive control and emotional resilience and it cultivates awareness of the subconscious mind where our thoughts, feelings, reactions and behavioural tendencies originate.