MEDITATION CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Modern science and medical research have demonstrated the incredible health benefits of meditation for the brain and physiology. Experience the power of meditation and start your journey to a more mindful and healthy life!

Meditation Practice at Prana Yoga Center Geneva IL

BENEFITS OF A MEDITATION PRACTICE

Better management of stress, anxiety and depression

Studies suggest that mindfulness meditation can benefit those who struggle with stress, anxiety and depression issues. Studies conclude that meditation is a useful tool that helps relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression. And not only do meditators feel less stressed, their levels of the “stress hormone” cortisol decrease measurably.

Increased immunity

Studies show that regular a mindfulness-based meditation practice helps boost lymphocytes, those natural killer cells that improve the immune system. Consistent meditators demonstrated better resistance to viruses and tumors.

Lowered blood pressure

Another benefit for people who practice meditation for health reasons is that mindfulness meditation has been shown to help control blood pressure. Meditation reduces the body’s responsiveness to cortisol and other stress hormones, which is similar to how blood pressure reducing medications work. It’s one of meditation’s great health blessings.

Better sleep

Meditation practice helps the body learn to relax, a benefit that continues when it’s time to hit the hay. It also trains the mind to settle the attention on an object such as the breath and allow other thoughts and emotions to float by like clouds on a pleasant day.

Improving happiness and general wellbeing

Studies suggest that “mindfulness may be linked to self-regulation throughout the day, and that this may be an important way that mindfulness contributes to better emotional and physical well-being.”

MEDITATION OFFERINGS AT PRANA YOGA CENTER

The Art of Meditation—Workshops & 4 Week Series

Web_yoga_class_16The elegant poses of yoga may be the most eye-catching elements of a practice, but yoga masters will tell you the poses are not the point of practice. According to yoga philosophy, the postures are merely a prelude to the deeper practice of meditation. This 4-week, progressive course that will help you understand why meditation is the key to health, happiness and stress management! You will also learn how to develop a personal plan for sustaining your own meditation practice.

 

Content of the workshop will include:

  • •  What exactly is meditation
  • •  The model of the mind
  • •  How meditation aids in stress reduction
  • •  Developing a home meditation practice
  • •  Embarking on the path of self-discovery

 

Taught by Lisa Bertke, Founder of Prana Yoga Center, who has been passionately practicing meditation and teaching yoga for over 15 years.

Sound Healing Meditation

Jenny Bergold playing crystal bowl sound healing at Prana Yoga Center Geneva ILGong Sound Healing Mediation

Sound healing stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms. The body is made up of energy vibrating at different frequencies. Illness is caused by disharmony within the body, mind and emotions. Sound healing helps to bring the body, mind and emotions back into harmony with the soul or spirit.

Immerse yourself in the healing sounds of crystal bowls, the planet Uranus gong for sacral chakra balancing and other Tibetan brass bowls. Sound healing sessions balance emotions and the central nervous system while facilitate deep meditative states.

Sound healing is conducted in 79 degree far-infrared heat which promotes cellular healing and the relaxation process and relieves pain. No practice, all relaxation!

Mindful Meditation Sundays

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Prana Yoga hosts the Blue Lotus Temple each Sunday at 6pm. At no charge, we offer Guided Meditation Sessions that focus on Mindfulness and Lovingkindness.The Guided Meditation Sessions are one hour long and include a Lovingkindness (Metta) Meditation and a Mindfulness Meditation, followed by Chanting from our devotional booklets lead by the Monastics. The session concludes with a wisdom talk (Dhamma) teaching about the application of Buddhist principles in our everyday personal practice.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra at Prana Yoga Center Geneva ILYoga Nidra provides a path for rediscovery of our true nature and the many benefits that can be realized from its practice. Yoga Nidra is an ancient practice with incredible relevance in the modern world. With an excess of tension and worries, discomforts and uneasiness, fear and phobias, our students need a vehicle to connect deeply to their true nature, to peace, health, and self-awareness. This increased self-awareness helps us to remain detached and calm amidst the chaos of our daily lives.

Source Code Meditation

SOURCE-CODE-MEDITATION-3D-SMALLImagine if you could increase brain metabolism and use that energy to tune the Higher Brain centers to efficiently receive the meditation that follows. There has been a breakthrough! What if it were possible to mobilize latent energy in the body and direct it in a way that energized the Higher Brain immediately before meditation? And AFTER the Higher Brain was awakened.

Changing the brain BEFORE meditation changes the rules of the game and leads to quantum breakthroughs in higher consciousness. Source Code Meditation is a way to activate latent energy in your body, awaken your Higher Brain, enlighten your mind and set your heart on fire to create a new world. Source Code Meditation + The 9 summits of Transformation are a complete holistic experience that provides a simplified step-by-step guided process that is derived and distilled from the world’s most comprehensive and sophisticated philosophy called ‘Integral Metatheory’.