Meditation

Meditation is an ancient, yet simple, yogic practice that when learned will give you access to the inner silence and calm that lies beneath the mind’s noisy internal dialogue.

The meditation and breathing techniques that we do at North Shore Yoga will help you to calm your anxieties, ground your fears, be present, have patience and transform the way in which you respond to stressful life circumstances. We can’t always control the events in our lives but we can control our response to them. When we are mindful, we meet each moment with openness, curiosity and kindness. Meditation Practice is about stripping away that which keeps us functioning our best.

Meditation and breathing techniques are powerful practices that modern scientific research has shown to produce impressive psychological and health benefits. Some of these are:

  • Decreased cardiovascular risk factors

  • Improved immune function and reduction in common inflammatory conditions

  • Reduced anxiety, depression, insomnia, and menopausal symptoms

  • Improved mental function

  • Reduced production of stress hormones

  • Improved memory, creativity, and individual effectiveness

  • Reduction in habitual or addictive behaviors

  • Increased sense of peacefulness and compassion toward oneself and others

Everyone needs guidance from a teacher. Meditation classes at North Shore Yoga will include breath and meditation techniques as well as yoga philosophy.