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While many Western yoga practices focus on the physicality of yoga, meditation is an equally important part of practice. Burgundie of Yoga Happiness Studio, in addition to building strength and flexibility,believes that yoga is an important mind-body therapy that brings stillness and mindfulness to the body. Burgundie includes a short period for meditation at the beginning and end of your yoga lessons. Recovery yoga and other therapeutic styles that focus on healing rather than simply exercise offer the greatest meditative benefits and increased focus, but you can incorporate meditation into most of our yoga classes. While you do not need to formally meditate in order to practice yoga with Yoga Happiness Studio, nor do you need to practice yoga in order to meditate, the two practices frequently go hand-in-hand.
According to ancient Yogic philosophy, the practice of yoga will reveal the interconnectedness of every living thing. Meditation is the experience of this union, an elevated state of consciousness in which stillness occurs by bringing the mind, body and senses into balance. During the meditation sessions with Yoga Happiness Studio, Burugndie helps you achieve a state where the nervous system is fully relaxed. She guides you in the yogic tradition, which believes meditation is a time to let go of cravings for things that can never be fully met, such as pleasure and security, and to surrender these desires. In the yogic context, meditation is a time to give up these desires and simply sit in stillness. Scientific research shows that profound physiological effects occur during meditation, causing an actual shift in the brain’s processes.
When you are first beginning a meditation practice, the simple act of sitting still can be incredibly challenging for you. Given the nature of our busy, stressful lives, quieting the mind can be very difficult. Burgundie of Yoga Happiness Studio understand thats quieting your inner chatter is easier said than done. This is why your yoga lessons end with a period of meditation. The physical exercise of practicing different yoga postures helps to link breath with movement and prepare the mind for stillness and meditation -- your yoga lesson will prepare you for the meditation. With practice Burgundie can help you achieve increased focus.
You can practice meditation outside of your Yoga Happiness Studio therapeutic recovery yoga lesson. If you are new to meditating but would like to cultivate a regular meditation routine, we recommend sitting in stillness five minutes upon waking each morning and five minutes before bed each evening. Imagine a blank screen. As words, ideas or images appear before the screen, acknowledge their presence and then file them away. Continually return to the blank screen in your mind, which represents a place of peace, calm and no desire. Burgundie will work with you to tweak your technique until you are able to find a truly serene state of mind.
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