At the end of every yoga class.
Every Tuesday at 11:45am, Inhale & Exhale will help you practice mindfulness and wellness more regularly.
Every Thursday at 6pm for a full hour with Sheree Ruhl.
Every Sunday at 10:30am at Breath, Flow & Meditation.
Every New Moon in the Global Sister Circle.
During our Reiki training classes.
Every chance we get to be present, we stay present.
For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. – Lily Tomlin
Tuesdays 11:45am brings Inhale & Exhale. Learn breathing techniques that will help you calm down, go within and find your inner peace, regardless of the external world. Combining simple hand positions called mudras, with gentle words repeated in a soothing manner, you will learn to deeply let go in restorative yoga poses and rest in silence.
We will be using the gifts of gentle yoga or chi gong, crystals, reiki and sound to boost your immune system. This very relaxing hour will include ample time for guided or silent meditation, while you may also opt for hands on Reiki to promote peace & wellness.
This class will be led by Linda Miller, owner of Imagine Yoga & Wellness Center. Linda is a Yoga & Reiki Master Teacher, certified Sound Therapist and Crystal Specialist. She is delighted to offer these astounding gifts for wellness to the Imagine community.
People say to us in yoga all the time, “Oh I just can’t meditate, my mind won’t stop. It’s just a waste of time!” This is good. This is the beginning, to notice that your mind won’t stop, to notice that at any given moment you have a million things running through your mind, now you have started to meditate.
Author Eckhart Tolle says, “One conscious breath is a meditation.. just one.”
When we stop feeling at the mercy of the mind, we can begin to relax. When we stop attaching to the endless thoughts, we can rest. We can allow the thoughts to go by, as if on a cloud, watching in amusement. This is meditation.
But meditation takes practice. Why do you think the monks live on the mountaintops for their whole lives? It’s easier to meditate when you have less distraction, when the tv isn’t blaring bad news, without the phone ringing, when you can simply sit, quietly watching your breath go in and out. The monks know that if they dedicate their time to meditation, they will have full lives. They just need to keep practicing. But most of us can’t go live on a mountaintop… so we let the mountain come to us!
We set aside time to try out different techniques, teaching ourselves what works for us. We find that we CAN be silent for 10 minutes. We CAN keep focus on a candle flame. We CAN find peace within, regardless of what goes on outside of us. We learn that we are all in the same metaphysical boat… our minds are busy, we can allow them to be busy while we rest within.