I find it quite interesting that people often ask me what type of meditation I teach. I realize that through the ages a few main branches of yoga and meditation have developed, such as Vipassana and Hridaya. Additionally, the science of yoga provides five main types of yoga to appeal to all personality types or all aspects of the personality. All meditation techniques developed by true gurus, or teachers who have experienced enlightenment through their practice, are their best attempts to assist their students in replicating their own meditative experiences.
Meditation is not a technique but a state of mind. Meditation does not require any spiritual beliefs at all, but the willingness and desire to sit and to seek ones own inner truth and peace. The science of yoga is inclusive of all beliefs, meaning you can be an atheist, Christian or any other religion and practice yoga. Yoga does not teach any belief about god or the universe but provides a platform for allowing the experience of your own truth to arise. Yoga does not teach blind faith or mandate certain behaviors but leads you to potentially transformational experiences.
First the yogic guidelines recommend bodily cleansing techniques and offer some guidelines for how we expend our energy through behaviors and thoughts. Then we are offered many ways to center the mind in focus. Some direct the seeker to focus on the breath, the movement of the breath up and down through the midline of the body, or slightly to the right of the heart, or the third eye. Some traditions offer a mantra or a candle for focusing the mind. In any case the objective is to bring the focus inward and begin the process of a unified experience, to develop in the mind new neural pathways of single focus, to begin to find the spaces between the thoughts, and to achieve therefor a state of meditation. Beyond that are states of Samadhi and Self-Realization experienced through the complete surrender of the thought, the personality, and all egoic structures that we have created to make sense of our world as we have known it and to allow for a more unified perception.
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Much of what I teach in meditation is the development of the witness consciousness. We all have a deep desire as humans to simply be seen. Not judged, not even named, and certainly not told what to do. In my coaching sessions I assist my clients in being able to witness their deepest hurts, to overcome limiting belief systems, and embrace lifestyle changes through steps that are achievable for them. I also assist clients in the total healing journey through referrals to other health professionals who can offer the testing, guidance and treatment that is outside my scope of practice. Navigating the healthcare industry can be tricky, and life can be overwhelming. If you are in need of being fully seen, heard and learning to show up for yourself in the most loving and healing way possible, make an appointment today for an individual coaching session. I am honored to work with you.