Can’t stop thinking?
Having a mind that won’t switch off is more than annoying, it’s exhausting!
Being overwhelmed by constant thought is not a new phenomenon, even the ancient yogis recognised it and developed a system to calm a busy mind.
We run weekly meditation classes that teach people how to calm their mind.
There’s no automatic off switch for the mind, but we teach techniques to slow down our thinking so we have fewer thoughts.
And with a regular meditation practice, it’s possible to experience a state of mind where we are awake and alert but have no thoughts.
Yogis describe this as bliss.
But you might not be there yet, which is where we can help.
Our approach to meditation is awareness-based. We don’t try to stop the mind from thinking (because that doesn’t work), no do we try to control the mind (know the saying ‘mind of its own’?).
We teach you awareness.
And practising awareness just so happens to slow the mind down enough that we can experience some space between our thoughts.
Our Brisbane Meditation classes are suitable for beginners and experienced meditators alike:
- You don’t have to sit cross-legged.
- You don’t have to be still.
- You don’t have to stop yourself from thinking.
Our next Meditation Course is in June 2019.
What is meditation?
Meditation is a practice of focusing the mind, creating awareness of the present moment and raising consciousness. It is not about mind control or suppressing of thoughts, rather it is creating an awareness of your thoughts and the realm that exists beyond your thoughts.
I’ve tried meditation and can’t stop thinking…
We need to prepare the mind for meditation. We can’t just press a button to clear our head (although that would be nice).
The whole system of yoga is designed to prepare the mind for meditation – you just wouldn’t guess from the pictures.
Meditation has a range of physical and mental benefits and is an important tool in the management of stress, anxiety and even depression.
Meditation boosts creativity, problem solving, self-awareness, concentration and can enrich our lives with a greater sense of meaning and purpose.
We’ve put together a free meditation, “Instant Calm” for you to download.
Simply add your details below and it’ll get sent to your inbox.
Want to learn more about Meditation? Check our our Meditation Blogs:
Brisbane Meditation Classes
We run weekly Meditation classes. Sign up for our Intro Pass and join a class.