Benefits of Meditation

Key benefits of mediation include; reduced stress and anxiety, increased health (mentally & physically) and happiness, improved sleeping and increased immunity. In addition, meditation improves focus, concentration and self awareness. Through meditation you experience how your mind and thoughts effect your body. A regular practice reduces stress while increasing self relaxation which creates more patience, clarity, compassion and time for yourself.

Alka Kaminer

Alka has been meditating for over 30 years and trained to teach multiple styles which have all helped her tremendously at different times in her life.  She first learned meditation as a child in India with a Guru who taught Alka to how to observe her breath. Alka’s other trainings include: – Mindful Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – Transcendental Meditation (TM) – Shambala – Meditation retreats and trainings at Kripalu with Jonathan Faust and Sally Kempton

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Styles of Meditation Taught

  • Breath focus
  • Mantra / Vedic (sound based)
  • Shambala
  • Loving Kindness
  • Guided meditation
  • Walking meditation
  • Visualization

Where & When Alka teaches

Privates are also available for individuals, couples, families or groups. Contact Us to learn more!

How to prepare for meditation

Being comfortable is key. Timing: Try to do it in the morning or during mid-day.  You are more likely to fall asleep if you try close to bed time. Place: Find a supportive environment. Consider room temperature, relaxed lighting, noise levels and possible distractions. Position and posture: There are multiple options.  Sitting upright is very common.  If you are in a chair then try keeping your feet touching the floor. If you are sitting on the floor then legs can be crossed or straight, sitting on a blanket or block can add support.  Your back should be relaxed while not over arching. Hands can comfortably rest on your legs, folded together or by your side.  Lying down is also possible, although it can be more challenging to stay focused and awake.

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