Meditation

Meditation is a journey to the depths of your consciousness.

Lotus flower on water

Meditation

Meditation is a state of intense awareness and of self-observation. It enables us to release negative mental states such as fear, worry, and anger and replace them with positive attitudes. It also helps us create an alert, positive, and calm healthy mind. Sessions can be taught on an individual basis or to a small group.

By appointment only. Please call 502.558.7041 for pricing.

Lotus flower on water

Meditation

Meditation is a state of intense awareness and of self-observation. It enables us to release negative mental states such as fear, worry, and anger and replace them with positive attitudes. Meditation helps us create an alert, positive, and calm healthy mind. Sessions can be taught on an individual basis or to a small group.

By appointment only. Please call for pricing.

Rory Foster Healing Arts

India is the “Motherland” of meditation. It comes from the philosophy and metaphysical science of Yoga and dates back over 5,000 years.

This practice has become mainstream in today’s modern society for its physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits. Many medical doctors and mental therapists are recommending it to patients for its effectiveness in relieving pain as well as for reducing stress and anxiety that cause various biological and psychological disorders of the mind-body continuum. A study at Harvard University showed that in just 8 weeks of daily meditation for an average of 27 minutes changed in a positive way the gray matter proportion and density of the brain. Gray matter increased in the area associated with self-awareness, compassion, and introspection, and decreased in the area associated with anxiety and stress.

Meditation, simply put, is control of one’s mind and the thought waves that continually pass through it. This is accomplished through the power of one-pointed concentration using various techniques. The ancient Yogis discovered that the breath and the mind, or consciousness, are closely connected and that mind affects one’s breathing and vice versa: The quality of one’s breathing mirrors the mind’s emotional state, and conversely, controlling the breath can calm the nervous system and therefore the mind, and any stress and negative emotions connected with it. Practicing various breathing techniques is the first step towards mind control.

There are three sequential stages in meditation: The first stage is putting one’s body into a state of deep relaxation and calming the mind. The most effective way of accomplishing this is to practice various breathing techniques, called pranayama. Bringing the body and mind into these preparatory states is imperative in order to proceed onto the second stage, which is interiorization of the mind—what is commonly known as “going within.” Both the first and second stages of meditation utilize breathing techniques along with mantra that keeps the mind focused in one-pointed concentration. Mantra is a word, or group of words, that is repeated over and over in order to maintain and strengthen one’s power of concentration. The third and final stage is expansion of consciousness, or awareness, which comes after many years of regular practice.

These ancient techniques of concentration and meditation are taught here at Rory Foster Healing Arts.

Rory Foster Healing Arts

India is the “Motherland” of meditation. It comes from the philosophy and metaphysical science of Yoga and dates back over 5,000 years.

This practice has become mainstream in today’s modern society for its physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits. Many medical doctors and mental therapists are recommending it to patients for its effectiveness in relieving pain as well as for reducing stress and anxiety that cause various biological and psychological disorders of the mind-body continuum. A study at Harvard University showed that in just 8 weeks of daily meditation for an average of 27 minutes changed in a positive way the gray matter proportion and density of the brain. Gray matter increased in the area associated with self-awareness, compassion, and introspection, and decreased in the area associated with anxiety and stress.

Meditation, simply put, is control of one’s mind and the thought waves that continually pass through it. This is accomplished through the power of one-pointed concentration using various techniques. The ancient Yogis discovered that the breath and the mind, or consciousness, are closely connected and that mind affects one’s breathing and vice versa: The quality of one’s breathing mirrors the mind’s emotional state, and conversely, controlling the breath can calm the nervous system and therefore the mind, and any stress and negative emotions connected with it. Practicing various breathing techniques is the first step towards mind control.

There are three sequential stages in meditation: The first stage is putting one’s body into a state of deep relaxation and calming the mind. The most effective way of accomplishing this is to practice various breathing techniques, called pranayama. Bringing the body and mind into these preparatory states is imperative in order to proceed onto the second stage, which is interiorization of the mind—what is commonly known as “going within.” Both the first and second stages of meditation utilize breathing techniques along with mantra that keeps the mind focused in one-pointed concentration. Mantra is a word, or group of words, that is repeated over and over in order to maintain and strengthen one’s power of concentration. The third and final stage is expansion of consciousness, or awareness, which comes after many years of regular practice.

These ancient techniques of concentration and meditation are taught here at Rory Foster Healing Arts.