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Frequently Asked Questions about meditation and our services

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  • What is the meditation technique I will be learning in the meditation course you offer?
    In my meditation retreats and courses I teach the 1-Giant Mind being meditation technique.
  • Do I need to have a prior experience to attend a deep-rest meditation session?
    NO. You will be guided through a simple technique that will help you focus on your breath and heart sensations to become present. Don't worry just follow the guided meditation in the session!
  • What is meditation?
    Meditation is any mental practice that expands awareness.
  • What is the best time of day to meditate?
    There is no one "best" time of day to meditate. Some people prefer to meditate first thing in the morning, while others prefer to meditate after doing a work out and some people can meditate one more time in the afternoon or before dinner. Best practices: Always meditate on an empty stomach. Meditation can disrupt our digestion and give us an upset tummy. It’s always best to meditate 60-90 minutes after eating. This is about how long it takes to digest enough before it’s OK to meditate. Avoid stimulants like caffeine and sugar prior to meditation. These excite the nervous system and make it difficult for the mind to lead the body into a deeper, more restful state. It’s a 20 minute, twice a day practice. Have your first meditation in the morning before breakfast and after you have bathed or showered. If you have an exercise routine in the morning, meditate after but before you get into your daily routine, work, or chores. Your second meditation should take place in the early evening before dinner. This enables you to rest and recover from the day and be present and connected to enjoying your meal, be it alone or in the company of others. Don’t meditate after drinking alcohol. Alcohol impairs cognitive capability and it is likely you will not be able to sustain the subtle awareness of the practice. Sleep if off and try when you no longer feel the effects of the alcohol. Allow 6-8 hours between each meditation. This allows enough time for our body to integrate the experience of the last meditation. Rest and action, rest and action. Allow 90 minutes after meditating before you go to sleep. The body gets rest saturation in meditation and sometimes when we meditate just before bed, we can find it very difficult to go to sleep. The mind is lively and ready for action. As long as you dictate and prioritize time for meditating twice a day for 20 minutes, experiment with different times of the day to find what works best for you.
  • How long should I meditate for?
    It is recommended to meditate for at least 20 minutes twice a day to experience the complete range of benefits of meditation. Shorter or less frequent meditations can also lead to experience some of the benefits like feeling calm, relaxed or rested.
  • What should I do if I can't focus during meditation?
    We use a mantra to meditate, you gently repeat the mantra in the mind when you forget it or get distracted effortlessly and come back to the mantra.
  • Do I need to sit cross-legged to meditate?
    No, you do not need to sit cross-legged to meditate. You can sit in any comfortable position that allows you to maintain an upright posture, with your lawyer back supported and keeping you head and neck free from leaning against anything.
  • Do I need to close my eyes to meditate?
    Meditating with your eyes closed is how we teach our students to meditate while applying the 1-Giant Mind being meditation technique.
  • Can I listen to music while meditating?
    Some meditation techniques use music as a focus object to meditate. The technique we teach does not need music and having music playing is not an obstacle to applying this technique.
  • Do I need to join a meditation group to meditate?
    No, you can meditate on your own or with others. Joining a meditation group can be helpful for finding support and accountability, but it is not necessary. We offer weekly group meditations to our community of meditators to help them come back on track when they fall off the wagon.
  • Is meditation a religious practice?
    Meditation is a secular practice that can be practiced by people of all backgrounds and beliefs. While some forms of meditation may have spiritual or religious roots, meditation itself is not inherently tied to any particular belief system. The technique we teach, The 1-Giant Mind Being meditation technique, uses a universal mantra. It is for everyone.
  • Can children and teenagers meditate?
    Yes, children and teenagers can practice and benefit from meditation.
  • How long does it take to experience the benefits of meditation?
    The benefits of meditation can be experienced immediately, such as feelings of relaxation and calm. However, it may take several weeks or months of regular practice to experience more significant benefits, such as improved greater self awareness, increased focus among others benefits of meditation for the body and the mind..
  • What are the benefits of meditation?
    The benefits of meditation can include reducing stress and anxiety, improving mood, increasing focus and concentration, lowering blood pressure, boosting the immune system, promoting better sleep, and enhancing self-awareness.
  • What are the physical benefits of meditation?
    When practiced daily meditation can: Grow your brain – both in volume and thickness Blood flow to your brain Neuroplasticity. Production of good neurotransmitters Tigger the parasympathetic nervous system, which enables us to rest and recover from stress Boost the immune system Muscle relaxation Cortisol production Slow the aging process
  • What are the psychological benefits of meditation?
    When practiced daily meditation can increase: Stress resilience Positive emotions Focus and present-moment awareness Emotional stability and intelligence Capacity to empathy and compassion A sense of connection to yourself and others Our sense of purpose and meaning In addition it can: Improve sociability Decrease Stress, Anxiety and depression
  • How long does it take to see the benefits of meditation?
    The benefits of meditation can be experienced immediately, with many people reporting feeling more relaxed and focused after just a few minutes of practice. However, the benefits of meditation are cumulative, and regular practice is necessary to experience the full range of benefits.
  • How do I get started with meditation?
    Learn and experience meditation through our guided meditations, intro to meditation session. You can also attend our meditation course, then develop your daily practice following the tips we share in the course. Dedicate and prioritize 20 minutes twice a day to practice meditation. If you fall off the wagon that is oke, try again the next day. Our weekly free group meditations for our course graduates are a great place to keep up your practice, to ask questions and share challenges regarding your daily practice.
  • What are some common meditation techniques?
    Common meditation techniques include mindfulness meditation, transcendental meditation, loving-kindness meditation, and body scan meditation. We teach the 1-Giant Mind being meditation technique which is a simple yet powerful technique that helps you build a strong foundation of self awareness.
  • Can meditation be harmful?
    While meditation is generally safe and beneficial for most people, it is possible to experience a strong stress release where the person practicing should expect and be able to go through it safely.. If you are under a therapy program and or prescription please contact your therapist for advice before going though a meditation experience or increasing your practice.
  • Can I meditate if I have trouble focusing or have a busy mind?
    Yes, meditation can actually be especially beneficial for those who have trouble focusing or have a busy mind. The practice of meditation involves training the mind to effortlessly become present and let go of ungratifying thoughts or feelings.

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