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GUIDED MEDITATION SESSIONS

​WE INCLUDE HERE A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO SOME DIFFERENT TYPES OF MEDITATION PRACTICES THAT YOU MIGHT FIND USEFUL.

Meditation can be fantastic supports in your daily life in order to work towards a life that is filled with more balance - emotionally, physically and mentally.

Here, we provide a small variety of some short introductory sessions.

It is good to be aware that different people will respond to different practices, styles and techniques differently. And this is OK - each person needs to finds a style that works best for them at their current stage in life. When we work with our clients, we work with them to find the best suited relaxation and meditation techniques for them.

All we ask is that you listen to them with an open mind and see what you can learn and and take away from them.

All of these clips have been recorded unscripted and without editing, except for background static/noise as needed. 

If you would like to know more about our full range of our online relaxation, meditation, breathwork, contemplation, and yoga clips and classes, please contact us.

#23: SHORT MEDITATION FOR STRESS

Stress, and chronic stress, has been shown to be one of the most prevalent health issues in modern times. Stress is naturally part of one's life, and in small doses it can be be beneficial. However there is an ever growing amount of research which shows that persistently high levels of stress, such as that from a demanding job, a divorce, financial worries, or strained relationships, can decrease the level of the immune system (1), and promote inflammation (2), heart disease (3) and premature ageing (4).

Here, we include a short and simple meditation / relaxation exercise for during the day to help aid in decreasing the stress response.

(1) Segerstrom SC, Miller GE. Psychological stress and the human immune system: a meta-analytic study of 30 years of inquiry. Psychol Bull. 2004;130(4):601-630. doi:10.1037/0033-2909.130.4.601

(2) Liu YZ, Wang YX, Jiang CL. Inflammation: The Common Pathway of Stress-Related Diseases. Front Hum Neurosci. 2017;11:316. Published 2017 Jun 20. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2017.00316

(3) BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1255 (Published 10 April 2019)Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1255

(4) Oliveira BS, Zunzunegui MV, Quinlan J, Fahmi H, Tu MT, Guerra RO. Systematic review of the association between chronic social stress and telomere length: A life course perspective. Ageing Res Rev. 2016 Mar;26:37-52. doi: 10.1016/j.arr.2015.12.006. Epub 2015 Dec 28. PMID: 26732034.

#25: 20-MINUTE GUIDED YOGA NIDRA V1

Yoga Nidra, otherwise known as the yogic sleep, is a form of guided meditation or deep relaxation practice, which aims to induce physical, mental, and emotional relaxation.  

There have been numerous scientific studies on the effectiveness of Yoga Nidra, including (1), which show that Yoga Nidra decreases the impact from stress, anxiety levels, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, such as rage and anxiety, as well as an increasing the feelings of relaxation and peace after Yoga Nidra as a therapy.

Here, we provide a short 20-minute Yoga Nidra session that we recorded in a recent session. This is one small example of the many variations within the practice of Yoga Nidra. 

NOTE: Yoga Nidra is a fully guided exercise, so for anyone that is unfamiliar with the practice, you may find that you need to listen and practice to it a few times - as it is different from many other forms of relaxation techniques.

(1) Dhamodhini, Kalamani & Sendhilkumar, Muthappan. (2018). Outcome of yoga nidra practice on various mental health problems and general wellbeing: a review study. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health. 6. 446. 10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20185286. 

#22: TWO-PART WALKING MEDITATION

A walking meditation is simply as it sounds - and just as enjoyable. A walking meditation focuses on being mindful when walking, and can be a powerful way to calm and focus the mind. It can also be quite invigorating, especially at times when one may feel more lethargic, sluggish, or feeling low. In this situation, a walking meditation may be much more beneficial to someone that a seated meditation or mindfulness exercise.

Here, we provide a simple and easy to follow guided walking meditation. Part 1 introduces the practice and provides guided instructions, which then leaves the listener to undertake the meditation themselves on their own walk - for as long or as short a duration as they would like. Part 2, closes off the practice with a short grounding and focussing session.

#27: SHORT FOREST MEDITATION

This short forest meditation aims to work on promoting the relaxation response.

During the relaxation response (which is the opposite of the stress response), the body moves toward what is known as physiological relaxation. It is here that blood pressure, heart rate, digestive functioning, and hormonal levels return to normal levels. According to the Harvard Gazette, "Previous studies have shown that eliciting the relaxation response — a physiologic state of deep rest — not only relieves stress and anxiety, but also affects physiologic factors such as blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen consumption."

PLEASE NOTE:

Please note that we are not a medical practice. We do not diagnose, or perform any medical procedures. We do not give medical advice.

This website is for information and educational purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

 

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