Sometimes when we come in from work and sit down to meditate it can be difficult to calm the mind and settle in to relaxation and bliss. We have so many thoughts whirring around that by the time the meditation is ending we have only just started getting in to it. Some have tried meditation before but found it difficult or didn’t have many experiences. Or you may have never tried it and would like to know what it is about. These classes can help everyone, from the most experienced practitioner to absolute beginners, using breath and stretches to prepare the body before going in to meditation.
When we use dynamic breathing techniques it can really settle the body and the mind. Whenever we are stressed, we take a deep breath to calm ourselves. So breath, the mind and the emotions are inextricably linked. We will show you how you can use the breath to bring peace, joy and gratitude in to the mind.
We will also talk a little about how we can go deeper in to meditation, what meditation is and why the breath is so important and we can show you how you can use these techniques at home.
We also hold longer courses which go more deeply in to various breathing techniques and which give practical experiences of how to handle our mind in everyday life situations.
Malindi Lovegrove is our resident Art of Breathing and meditation teacher. She has studied and practiced breathing techniques taught by the Art of Living Foundation for 10 years and has practiced TM, Buddhist Mindfulness and Sahaj Samadhi meditation for 12 years.
Malindi has been teaching breathing, meditation and yoga since 2004 and has taught all over the world, from the townships of South Africa to prisons in Tanzania, to university students in Glasgow. Malindi teaches a weekly drop-in on Thursdays at 7.30pm (check online timetable), as well as longer Art of Breathing courses every 6-8 weeks at the Happy Cell (see www.artoflivingbrighton.co.uk for latest course dates and details).
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