Yoga with Sharon Gisbourne

Yoga and Meditation teacher, and Yoga therapist in Worcestershire, Evesham, Pershore, and surrounding area.


What  is meditation?

Meditation is different from relaxation because it involves concentration on an object such as: the breath, a mantra, an image. Helping the mind to become focused on one thing. i.e. one-pointed. When this is achieved we are able to experience a sense of timelessness, and while we are in this state we may experience feelings of happiness, and that we are part of something much bigger.

Why would I want to meditate?

I would say that meditation can improve a person's outlook on life. It may make you feel calmer and more in tune with the world and those around you. It might lower your stress levels, and may improve the quality of your sleeping pattern. Therefore, giving more energy and clarity of thought, so that you become more efficient in daily life and don't get so involved with trivial matters. e.g. we can start to see that sometimes small matters of irritation are just that, and  don't need to take so much of our energy. We can focus on what really matters and not become over-whelmed!!

How long will it take to be able to meditate?

It most likely won't happen overnight. However, practice makes the experience happen. Therefore, a daily practice is good, building up the time slowly. Over time it will become something that you do every day and become normal. The body and mind will become more receptive and used to the idea that now it is time to meditate. It will be a different experience for each person, some people may feel benefits straight away while others may take longer.

What immediate benefits might occur when  starting to meditate?