Why meditate?

There is a large body of evidence that suggests that meditation is good for your health and wellbeing.  People have been practicing various techniques for thousands of years.  These techniques can include breathing exercises, repetitive motion, chanting, stillness, walking, props such as prayer beads, images, or crystals. The trick is to find what works for you!  After years of practice and teaching, I am sharing the techniques that I have found most practical and powerful.

 

Why did you create these guided meditations?

I have been studying and practicing meditation since the 1980's.  Over my many years of practicing various forms of meditation, I have discovered that guided meditations often allow for a deeper experience because they help me to hold my focus and relax into the process.  My recordings of guided meditations on this website are available at your convenience, whenever and wherever you have a few minutes to reset your head space.  When you listen to these recordings, please always make sure that you are in a safe environment so that you can close your eyes and put your full attention on your meditative experience.  Most people prefer to sit quietly in a comfortable place for meditation.

 

Why use visualizations?  What are visualizations anyway?

"A picture is worth a thousand words," is a cliche of the English Language.  Our minds process imagery differently than words.  A major goal regarding my meditation practice has been accessing and understanding the deeper parts of my thought process.  In other words, what are my assumptions and how do they affect my experiences?  How can I use that knowledge for greater benefit?  How can I change ineffective habits to more productive ones?

With a bit of practice and patience, I have found better, more practical answers to these and many other questions.  By using visual symbols instead of only words in my internal communication, I have a clearer connection with my intuition and my subconscious mind.

That said, this is not psychotherapy.  This is a practice to deepen your experience of internal harmony.  Always seek appropriate medical advice and assistance.

 

How does meditation relate to religion? 

I'm a __________.

Some forms of meditation are religious.  Spiritual Life Studio seeks to present techniques that could work for individuals from any belief system from atheism through traditional religions.  My goal is to respect your beliefs and provide tools to help you live a more authentic and joyful life.