Meditation

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." ~ Carl Jung

Presenter at Lowell General Hospital:   Meditation. Finding Inner Peace

Mindfulness Meditation Link

Med·i·ta·tion: noun. It means awareness.

Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Whatever you do with awareness is meditation. Watching your breath is meditation and listening to the birds is meditation.  

Kimberlee teaches Different styles of Meditation for Lowell General Hospitals Wellness Program and for their private offerings to companies in the area. She is available for teaching classes about different styles of Meditation, Stress Management, Acupressure and Stress Relief, and Energy Psychology at places such as: wellness centers, spiritual retreats, churches, corporate events, yoga studios and private and group sessions.

Three Breathing Exercise & Techniques recommended by Dr. Weil   Link

76 Scientific Benefits of Meditation Link

Different Styles of Meditation that I offer for classes & Health Wellness fairs for companies

Breathing Meditation:  The purpose of breathing meditation is to calm the mind and develop inner peace by focusing on the breath. Breath work strengthens the immune system, increases oxygen in the blood, and decreases the release of stress hormones while increasing the blood flow in your body.

Diaphragmatic breathing meditation: (also referred to as “slow abdominal breathing”) helps you stimulate your vagus nerve—which can reduce stress, anxiety, anger, and inflammation by activating the “relaxation response” of your parasympathetic nervous system.

Diaphragmatic breathing: you visualize filling up the lower part of your lungs just above your belly button like a balloon…and then exhaling slowly.

Focused Attention Meditation: Focusing the attention on a single object during the whole meditation session. This object may be the breath, a mantra, visualization, part of the body, external object, etc.

Guided Meditations: Guided Meditation is an easy way to start and introduce you into the practice of meditation.  Guided meditation can indeed be a good way to introduce you to the practice.

1  Traditional Meditations — With these types of audios, the voice of the teacher is simply there to “illustrate” or “guide” the way for your attention, in order to be in a meditative state; there is more silence than voice in it and sometimes can be led with sound. The purpose is to develop and deepen the practice.

2  Guided Imagery — Makes use of the imagination and visualization powers of the brain, guiding you to imagine an object, entity, scenery or journey. The purpose is usually healing or relaxation.

3 Relaxation & Body Scans — Helps you achieve a deep relaxation in your whole body. It’s usually accompanied by soothing instrumental music or nature sounds. The purpose is relaxation and calmness.

4  Affirmations — Usually coupled with relaxation and guided imagery, the purpose of these meditations is to imprint a message in your mind.

Mantra Meditation  Mantra is a syllable, word or sacred sound that is repeated for the purpose of focusing your mind.  The mantra itself is only a tool to focus the mind and the sound vibration can be very healing as well. Music is the language of the heart. It has truly transformed my life. 

Metta Meditation: Metta means kindness, benevolence, and good will.  It is a love, kindness, and compassionate practice for self and sending it out others.

Demonstrated benefits include: boosting one’s ability to empathize with others; development of positive emotions through compassion, including a more loving attitude towards oneself; increased self-acceptance; greater feeling of competence about one’s life; and increased feeling of purpose in life.

Mindfulness Meditation:  Mindfulness meditation is the practice of intentionally focusing on the present moment, accepting and non-judgmentally paying attention to the sensations, thoughts, and emotions that arise.

Open Monitoring Meditation:  Instead of focusing the attention on any one object, we keep it open, monitoring all aspects of our experience, without judgment or attachment. All perceptions, be them internal (thoughts, feelings, memory, etc.) or external (sound, smell, etc.), are recognized and seen for what they are. It is the process of non-reactive monitoring of the content of experience from moment to moment, without going into them.

Sound Meditation:  Sound meditation is the practice of deepening meditation with the use of sound and music.  We focus on the sound vibrations of gongs, Himalayan Singing bowls, crystal singing bowls, temple bells, chimes and other percussion instruments in a meditative state.  

People sit in a chair or lie down in savasana (a relaxation pose), close their eyes and focus on their breath as wave after wave of sound washes over them. With an hour of sound immersion, participants can come closer to a state of peacefulness than if they were to sit for a weekend of silence. 

Sound Meditation brings balance and harmony to the body, promote positive energy and is a powerful way to cultivate a sense of deep peace & well being. 

Walking Meditation: Walking meditation is a simple and universal practice for developing calm, connectedness, and embodied awareness. The art of walking meditation is to learn to be aware as you walk, to use the natural movement of walking to cultivate mindfulness, presence, and is very grounding.

Benefits of Meditation

-Live more fully, resourcefully and have more energy

-Increase ability to handle stress and challenges

-Improve concentration

-Enhance ability to cope with chronic pain

-Experience a decrease in physical and psychological symptoms

-Encourages a healthy lifestyle

-Increases happiness and self-awareness.

-benefits cardiovascular and immune health

-slows aging process

Classes in Meditation Link

Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain Link

Psychology Today: Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises and Your Vagus Nerve Link



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Kimberlee Moore offers Acupuncture in Chelmsford, MA

 

Meditation - Moore Acupuncture Center   神 in Chelmsford, MA