I have been teaching meditation for some years now, mainly to corporate clients or groups, usually in the form of one hour sessions where we look at what meditation is, the various types, the science behind it and the benefits.
I can honestly say that meditation has had a HUGE impact on my life and I am a passionate advocate of incorporating it into our daily routine.
Anecdotally (and it depends of course on what sort of meditation you practice) regular meditators report better sleep, better health, increased feelings of positivity and compassion, feeling happier and more focusssed.
From a scientific point of view, various studies have shown that regular meditation can help to quiet brain activity in the regions of the brain involved in chatter and self judgement, produce relaxing states, reduce stress, reduce blood presure, help people better manage their emotional states, reduce anxiety and depression, make you feel happier, improve empathy and compassion, help you sleep better, reduce feelings of pain, slow cellular ageing and even play better golf! I could go on!
And when you add to that list of benefits the fact that it is free and relaxing, and literally nothing is needed (apart perhaps from a couple of spare 15 minutes a day) to start a practice, if that doesn’t persuade you to start meditating I don’t know what will!
There are of course myriad ways to meditate (and that’s even before we start considering the difference between meditation and mindfulness!) and I have my own particular favourite which (in my opinion) supercharges the benefits.
If you are interested in finding out more about a corporate or group session, drop me a line to firstname.lastname@example.org – I offer one hour sessions for corporates or groups interested in learning the science, the whys and hows.
When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …..