Mindfulness Meditation is a western form of meditation derived from a Buddhist practice called Vipassana or Insight Meditation, which has been around for thousands of years. It is a research-based form of meditation designed to develop the skill of mindfulness. Mindfulness is being aware of our inner and outer thoughts and experiences with open-hearted acceptance, patience, and compassion.
What happens in a Mindfulness Meditation Session?
A personalized Mindfulness Meditation session is catered to your needs. With your teacher, you will learn to see things more clearly, implement new ways of being in the world, stay open and curious, and live your best life.
During your sessions, your teacher will lay out the basic principles of mindfulness, facilitate mindfulness meditation practices, help you develop a personal meditation practice and support you in applying the principles to your daily life. Yoga may be included as part of your session. Your teacher can also provide knowledge about nutrition, fitness, alternative and herbal medicines and establish a regime that works best for you.
Your teacher will teach you the basics, hold you accountable for your practice and offer guidance and support when you encounter difficulties. The goal is to help you build resources within yourself to meet each day with a tender, wise awareness.
How can Mindfulness Meditation help you?
Due to extensive research supporting the effectiveness of Mindfulness Meditation, programs are being conducted in healthcare facilities, schools, corporate wellness programs, and other settings all across the United States and the world.
In addition to significant stress reduction, some of the proven benefits of Mindfulness Meditation include:
- Boosts to your immune system
- Decreased inflammation, pain and frequency of illnesses
- Improved mental function including memory, focus, & your ability to be creative
- Increased energy, sleep & digestion
- Decreased depression, anxiety & loneliness
- Improved social connection & interpersonal relationships
- Increased clarity & discernment
- Increased resilience to change
- Increased positive emotions & decreased irritability
Mindfulness Meditation can actually change the structure of our brains; increasing cortical thickness in the hippocampus which governs learning, memory & paying attention.Teachers: Ana Maria Lagasca
Learn more about Ana Maria and her services at www.MindfulWellnessGuide.com.
Online booking is available 2-14 days in advance. For other times, please call us at 404-378-6288 or you can email Ana Maria directly.
Group sessions - 120 min: $375
Bring your group of colleagues, family, & friends to enjoy this experience and learn practices that can benefit you in so many ways. There is strength in numbers and practicing Mindfulness in community is an extraordinary way to get closer to others and cultivate deeper understanding, compassion, interconnectedness & love.
Groups of up to 10 people welcome. Contact Ana Maria directly for more information and to personalize your Group session.