Meditation

Meditation

What is meditation?

Meditation is a mental discipline which attempts to go beyond the reflexive, thinking mind into deep states of relaxation and awareness. Through practicing meditation, you can achieve greater focus, higher states of consciousness, or simply a more relaxed and peaceful frame of mind. In the West, meditation is associated with stress reduction. It is also practiced to develop compassion and a sense of right action in our dealings with others, but its potential for awakening is even broader. There are various approaches to meditation and meditative techniques, several of which are represented in the different programs offered at Yoga on High.

Meditation ►

Did you ever wonder how meditation fits in with your "yoga" (asana) practice? Or why you would do pranayama? This class explores various meditation practices that integrate the body and mind and discusses the tantric philosophy behind them.

iRest Beginner Drop-in ►

This class is appropriate for absolute beginners to meditation and to the iRest® practice. In this hour long class we will explore the basic stages and lay the groundwork for a deeply relaxing and potentially transformative experience.

iRest Yoga Nidra ►

iRest® Yoga Nidra is an evidence based ancient transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry that releases negative emotions and thought patterns, calms the nervous system, and develops an inn

Pranayama ►

The Sanskrit word prana translates roughly as “life force,” and–ayama means to lengthen, stretch, or extend. As a practice, pranayama is a specific, intentionally induced pattern of breathing that sharpens concentration and brings inner balance.

Zazen ►

Yoga on High has been providing space for this weekly Zen community to meet since early 2008. The meditation practice is in the Diamond Sangha tradition.

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