Mindfulness Meditation

What is Guided / Mindfulness Meditation?

Learn how to Calm the mind, Relax the body & Elevate your spirit. Meditation benefits those who are under pressure or having stress-related symptoms to the well person who wishes to maintain optimal health or is on a journey of self-discovery and self-actualization.

One form of meditation which has evolved more recently is that of "guided meditations". In these meditations, either live or recorded, one is voice-guided step-by-step through a meditative experience. There are many different approaches to guided meditation, and they have different purposes. Some have a very specific purpose, such as healing or self-improvement with goals such as creating prosperity, improving relationships, developing forgiveness or any number of other goals. Other guided meditations are more general, aimed at quieting the mind and producing calmness and relaxation. Some are designed to evoke "higher states of consciousness" or to enliven various aspects of the human energy field (for example, various "chakra" meditations). Many guided meditations use imagery, either describing very specific images which produce certain experiences, or inviting the listener to allow their own images to appear. Others may be body-focused, for example an instruction in progressive relaxation, or there may be instructions with regard to the use of the breath. Guided meditations invariably reflect the background and orientation of the "guide". If a meditation guide has a background with some particular meditation tradition that will invariably influence the style of guided meditation. They might reflect a particular religious or spiritual tradition, such as Buddhism or Christianity, since meditation in one form or another is a practice in most religions. Meditation can be an invaluable tool for creating health and well-being in addition to aiding in personal and spiritual growth. Some people will learn practices they can use on their own, but for others, meditating with a guide may be most effective. Even those with a regular meditation practice can benefit from various forms of guided meditation. Being guided allows for an effortlessness that may be difficult to achieve on one's own. Our guided meditations are easy to do and suitable for people from many different backgrounds. They do not reflect a particular religion or spiritual tradition. Instead, they are universal in their style and expression.

Health Benefits of Meditation: 

When you meditate, you clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress. It is common for meditators to feel less stressed and to notice that they deal more calmly with tense situations. When stress is reduced in the nervous system during meditation, benefits like better sleep and clearer thinking also naturally develop. The emotional benefits of meditation include:

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Enhances energy, strength and vigour
  • Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Building skills to manage your stress
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Focusing on the present
  • Reducing negative emotions
  • Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation
  • Good for people with high blood pressure
  • Reduces Pre-menstrual Syndrome symptoms
  • Helps in post-operative healing
  • Enhances the immune system
  • Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing
  • Harmonizes our endocrine system
  • Produces lasting beneficial changes in brain electrical activity
  • Helps make more accurate judgments

Meditation also might be useful if you have a medical condition, especially one that may be worsened by stress. A growing body of scientific research supports the health benefits of meditation. Some research suggests that meditation may help such conditions as:
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Asthma
  • Binge eating
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Pain
  • Sleep problems
  • Substance abuse