What is guided meditation?
a state of relaxed concentration invoked and led myself or a recording.
How does guided meditation work?
you will be guided into relaxation with recommendations to deepen your breathing, bring attention to the present moment through actively listening to your breath or heartbeat and release tension in specific muscle groups. A grounding practice will be incorporated as well as mental images and visualizations for deeper relaxation.
Who can use guided mediation?
Almost anyone can use this technique.
How long is a session?
Based on individual desire, typically as short as a few minutes or as long as 50 minutes.
Why guided meditation?
Guided meditation is an excellent starting point for beginners. A meditation practice involves focusing the mind on the present moment and self-awareness, both of which can be difficult for someone used to letting the mind wander. Our society is a hurried and goal-oriented one, so taking time to simply be in the moment — not actively doing something or solving some problem — can seem impossible. Meditating with a guide will provide direction. You can follow the voice and instructions of the guide, which provides a distraction from other intruding thoughts. Regular meditation practice can result in lower blood pressure, decreased cravings for nicotine and alcohol, better concentration at work and in school and improved quality of relationships.