Do you want to clear your head and create some mental space?
The Yoga Sutras written over 1500 years ago define yoga as “the stilling of the movement of the mind”. Being overwhelmed by constant thought is not a new phenomenon, even the ancients recognised it and the Buddhists call it “monkey mind”.
Yoga is so much more than a physical practice and at Cultivate Calm Yoga we offer specialised meditation classes tailored for beginners. If you are looking to evolve your yoga practice, manage stress or find that “thing” that is missing in your life then try the ancient practice of meditation.
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…
That’s probably because you haven’t prepared the mind for meditation. Just like traffic lights don’t change from green to red, amber is used to slow down and prepare to stop.
The whole system of yoga is designed to slow the mind down to prepare it for meditation – you just wouldn’t guess from the pictures. Our studio and our approach to yoga is traditional in that it is a spiritual practice with the goal of quietening the mind, connecting to our higher Self and experiencing the bliss of higher states of consciousness. We just so happen to use our body and breath as tools to calm the mind.
Meditation has a range of physical and mental benefits and is an important tool in the management of stress, anxiety and even depression. It is known for its calming effects and can help you respond to your life rather than reacting.
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.