At its most simple, Meditation can be just sitting in the park, with your eyes shut, listening to the birds in the trees; the rustle of the leaves in the trees and the sounds of life going by…… at its most advanced, it can lead to a Transcendental State, where you go into a “non-mind” state, where you are fully aware, yet your mind is empty: paving the way for enlightenment and transformation! To get from the first example to the last is certainly a journey, and not all people can achieve this.
One of the techniques we use in our Sound Therapy sessions, is a specific group-based meditation, which is designed to bring the whole body into balance. During a 20-minute presentation at a Business Networking Meeting of 26 business owners, in 2017, Emily used this technique, to great effect: Without exception, everyone at the end was de-stressed; “chilled-out” and calm. After the one-to-one meetings, which followed, the majority of those present came up to Emily and thanked her:. There were many who were skeptical at the beginning: not by the end! Rather than being "woo-woo", these types of techniques REALLY work!
This is why we always begin with this component.
Obi C Agor, always starts his Qigong Group Sessions with a Standing Tree Meditation, in the Qigong Tradition, in order to centre everyone present and clear the mind so that the resulting exercises are even more effective; our physical bodies always work best when the mind is calm.
There is so much pressure on everyone nowadays, both at work and in our personal lives. In a report on WebMD, entitled Meditation Heals Body and Mind, explains how meditation can actually reduce blood pressure as well as increase our immune systems and lead to a slowing of the ageing process. You can read the full article here
One of the services we can offer is a twenty-minute daily meditation for staff, via a video link, centring on exactly what is needed for them that day. It can be carried out at a set time, perhaps first thing in the morning, in order to improve productivity and energy in staff members.