Meditation is to the mind what aerobic exercise is to the body.
Like exercise there are many good ways to do it and you can find the one that suits you best.
Dr Rick Hanson, Neuropsychologist
What is meditation?
Meditation is about substituting your thoughts for another object of attention. Whether it is your breath, an image, or sound, when the mind becomes absorbed in something other than your thoughts it relaxes (Piver, 2008).
Why is it good for me?
University studies show that meditation bestows many benefits on those who practice regularly. Some of these benefits include:
- Relief from anxiety and depression
- Relief from insomnia
- Reduced blood pressure
- Increased energy
- Enhanced libido
- Improved tranquility, patience, concentration and memory
- Improved self-esteem
- Improved creativity
- Greater ability to manage pain
- Improved relationships
- Fewer degenerative diseases due to aging
My Journey with Meditation
My own journey with meditation began over twenty-five years ago with the sudden onset of a debilitating illness brought on by work stress. After two years of searching for relief I was introduced to chi kung Master Shaun Cheng. As a former nurse and midwife I was sceptical. This scepticism soon dissolved after a few session with Master Cheng. I started to feel really well.
I joined Master Cheng’s weekly meditation class and have been practicing chi kung daily ever since. This daily meditation practice has transformed my life in many ways, not only for the physical benefits, but for the balance, openness and connectedness it has brought into my life.
Over time my fascination with meditation has grown leading me to complete formal studies in meditation facilitation at Nature Care College, Sydney. My wish is to share with you the wonderful benefits of this ancient and remarkable tradition.
Everyone can learn to meditate and enjoy its benefits. Even though many of the concepts of meditation are from the Buddhist and other spiritual traditions, you do not need to be a Buddhist, or have any particular spiritual beliefs, to learn and enjoy the benefits of meditation.
What do I offer?
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.