Meditation In Life
– Tracy Hughes British School of Meditation –
Meditation is the experience of complete inner silence and peace where the individual dissolves into the universal whole; and it is the technique or practice that helps to achieve this state.
Meditation Classes running at Total Health
4 weeks Meditation classes – running every Wednesday 2020, 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
4th March 2020 – 25th March 2020 – Fully Booked
15th April 2020 – 6th May 2020
13th May 2020 – 3rd June 2020
24th June 2020 – 15th July 2020
Cost £40 for 4 weeks
To book contact
Introduction to Meditation
Many of us experience this quite naturally when we are focused or concentrated, usually on a creative project, or when we are sitting quietly surrounded by nature. It is at that moment when the thinking subsides and we are totally and completely in the present, when all sense of separation dissolves and there is a complete unity with all beings and all things – the birds flying above, the earth beneath your feet, even the sound of the earth beating, to the flower in your hand.
We may have had this experience and not known how to express the moment into words, through the doorway of meditation this part of ourselves becomes alive and we begin to see life through different eyes.
Meditation is an invaluable tool for healing – traditional yogis who use relaxation and meditation techniques are known to reduce their risk of cardiovascular and nervous diseases by up to 80 percent.
Meditation and Medication comes from the same root “to care “and “to cure”
There any many different Meditation techniques but they have the same basis, each is a means to calm and quieten the mind, then the body follows automatically.
By focusing your attention inward on an object or thought, such as breath, a candle, mantra or sound, or the development of an emotion like Loving Kindness, or forgiveness thus giving the mind something to do so that the constant turmoil of thoughts, scenarios or concerns begin to settle. Beneath the thoughts are even deeper layers of inner quiet, creative energy and clarity.
The object of meditation is to see but without attachment, to witness to ourselves. At times we may feel we are witness to an enormous drama, and other times it may get very quiet and we hear a different silence that comes from inside. Simply witnessing brings ALL of our energy into the present moment. Nothing else is going on, nothing else exists. In this space, it is joyful. A surrendering of resistance, a letting go of chaos.
There is no right or wrong way to practice meditation, therefore no reason to berate yourself for not having a ‘good’ mediation for either thinking too much, for not being able to keep still, or for getting distracted. Trying to make the mind become quiet is impossible; that would be like trying to catch the wind. The mind becomes quiet on its own when we stop struggling.
It is advisable to start by meditating with a teacher, so you become accustomed to a form of practice or technique that suits you.
Many people enjoy meditating in a group to intensify their experience before they continue their own practice.
If you would like to start meditating, connecting and having fun join a group for 4 weeks.
Contact me for further information and to book
Looking forward to meditating with you.
I recently attended a four week course on meditation with Tracy Hughes and found it to be both instructive and also deeply relaxing and fulfilling. Thank you Tracy for introducing me to meditation it was revelatory and each week had a profound effect on me. I look forward both to practising on my own and also, hopefully, doing further workshops with you going forward. January 2020.
Tracy has a natural gift and is a highly skilled Meditation leader and her laughter and ease means her class is one the highlights of my week. Her guided meditations are always healing, revealing and nourishing. I love the variety of meditations we do in a class and I always leave feeling rejuvenated. Thank you, Tracy….
Thank you so much for putting me at ease at your Guided Meditation evening sessions (held in November 2019).
It can feel daunting attending such a session, as I have only attended a few classes a lot of years ago. However, from the moment I walked into the room I could feel your energy as very relaxed yet organised. It was a small class held at Total Health, Thatcham, but with the most positive energy from you.
Many thanks for this! I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your meditation workshop. I felt absolutely wonderful after it. Personally, I loved the fact that you’d only loosely planned the workshop and would go with whatever felt right at the time. I still think about the little man in the house in the forest with all the answers and that breath work we did, which was indeed challenging and weird, was amazing. Sometimes we need people to push us to do things we don’t want to do or fear and yet it’s exactly what we need.
I thought I’d take the opportunity to thank you for your time.
in terms of feedback I am very pleased to be a part of the class and am enjoying it thoroughly. I particularly liked the chant which I’ve started regularly while out with the dogs. Thanks John 2019
Tracy is a highly skilled, intuitive and kind meditation teacher. Her practices leave me both relaxed and energised and have helped me
Get closer to my spiritual side. She uses a range of techniques and helps people develop their skills in meditation both in the class and at home.
Stephanie (December 2019)
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