Introduction to Meditation ~ Practice the Techniques and Learn How Meditating for 15 Minutes a Day Could Change Your Life
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WHEN: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
WHERE: Finn and Porter (located in the Embassy Suites Hotel)[masked]th Street NW Washington, DC 20001 Within 0.3 mile of Metro Center and Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Stations.
PRICE: $25.00 with promo code DCMASPN218
Are you interested in meditation but not sure what it is, or how to do it? Join us tonight as we learn more about meditation and how meditating for even a brief period of time every day can produce dramatic, positive and healthful results in your life. Learn techniques to help reduce stress, keep focused and improve your quality of life.
You will discover what meditation is, what it does, and the many benefits of practicing meditation. You will also learn about the different styles and methods people use to meditate.
In a group context, you will experience various guided techniques for relaxing the body and calming the mind. You will be encouraged and coached in how to develop your own personal meditation routine and how to consciously shift your focus and attention to where you would like it to be.
Reduce stress and tension by learning to relax from within. Experience the quiet, calming effects of meditation and its many benefits on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level.
More About Meditation
Recent scientific studies are beginning to prove what many ancient cultures (particularly Buddhist monks) have maintained for centuries: that mental discipline and meditative practice can change the workings of the brain and allow people to achieve different levels of awareness. Meditation is proven to greatly reduce the harm of stress and anxiety naturally.
If you can answer yes to one or more of the following questions then meditation could be of great benefit for you:
Do you feel as though your life is lacking direction?
Do you wish you were more creative?
Are you desiring to improve your work performance?
Do you desire to improve your performance in a sport or other recreational activity?
Do you often feel as though you cannot meet the demands of your life do to lack of time or resources?
Are you fearful of change or new experiences?
Are you prone to inappropriate emotional outbursts?
Do you often overreact to stressful situations?
Do you suffer from lack of sleep due to restlessness or an overactive mind?
Are you often scattered and unfocused?
Do you have difficulty conveying your thoughts into words effectively?
By expanding inner peace and tranquility, meditation helps to reduce uncontrollable, self-deprecating, mental clutter allowing for a greater connection to our "higher" or true selves often called our "higher" consciousness. It is at these higher levels of being that our true potential can be found and harnessed.
During meditation you become more alert and focused, less reactive and more responsive. Meditation has the benefit of affecting your entire life, giving you the ability to better handle stressful emotions. When you start to feel your ability to let thoughts and emotions come and go freely, in your realm of consciousness, then you are just beginning to reach some of the many incredible benefits that meditation practice has in store for you.
About the instructor: Our speaker holds a Bachelors degree from Arizona State University and is a graduate of the Baltimore School of Massage and Holistic Studies. He is a licensed, nationally certified massage therapist and an instructor of massage and meditation at George Washington University and Carroll Community College.
Class size is limited so purchase your ticket ASAP!