What is the Best Meditation? According to the research:
“A new study just published notes the importance of selecting a meditation method that is most comfortable to the new meditator, not the one that is currently the most popular. Choosing the one you are most comfortable with increases the likelihood that you will stick with it, says Adam Burke, the author of the study and a professor of health education at San Francisco State University.” – Read More
Meditation as “Unwinding the Mind“
Instead of reacting to situations with our old instincts, we can learn to respond thoughtfully and creatively. When we practice observing our own reactions, we can better understand the nature of our old instinctual patterns. After allowing our initial, instinctive reaction to pass by, we then have more time to choose how to respond with intention and care.
The experience of being in a meditative state is one of calmness, peacefulness and a sense of well-being. After meditating, this sense of well-being will continue for a half a day (or until the next stressful event).
After meditating regularly, you will find that you are able to regain your calm more and more easily after a stressful event. You will also find that the feeling of peace gives your creative mind more space to find solutions to problems and this leads to less worry because you begin to trust in your abilities more and more.
My Approach as an Instructor
I have structured my meditation courses to be a very basic introduction to the physiology and practical experience of the different styles of meditation.
I find that when beginning meditation, trying to learn history and theory tends to over stimulate the mind and can be counter-productive! (There is time during breaks or after class for any questions that do arise.)
Once you decide what kind of meditation you enjoy, you will be able to find local and global resources available for you to continue your own exploration.
Meditation Courses and Resources
Current classes with Karah Pino, MAcOM:
available as Private Lessons in your office or home.