"No one can see their reflection in running water.

It is only in still water that we can see."

- Taoist Proverb

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Why meditate?

To still the mind and teach ourselves to turn inward for guidance.  

We spend so much time trapped in our heads. Spinning stories about what people did to us, what we don't like about ourselves, what's not fair in our lives...the list goes on.  And on, and on, and on. The mind never stops. Has there ever been a time that spinning those stories has helped you? When you've come out of your angry reverie and felt peaceful, calm, and accepting of your situation? Have you ever worried so much about a situation that it actually made things better?   Probably not.  

Through meditation, you can let the mind fade into the background, and come to peace.  

Benefits of Meditation

Here are just a few:


Physical 

(yes, physical)

*Improves breathing and heart rate

*Increases energy

*Decreases inflammation

*Improves immune system

*Increases longevity

*Improves metabolism and weight loss

Mental

*Increases focus (by 10 times!)

*Increases memory retention

*Decreases distractibility

*Improves cognition

*Improves focus

*Increases creativity

*Improves information processing

Emotional

*Decreases depression

*Decreases anxiety

*Improves mood 

*Increases relaxation

*Decreases stress

*Increases optimism

*Helps you feel more connected

*Increases self-awareness

Why you CAN meditate, even if you think you can't.

I know, I know. Here's the part where you say, "I can't meditate. I can't even get my mind to be quiet for 10 seconds." But you don't have to get your mind to be quiet. Your mind is going to think; that's what it does. It's doing it's job. Your job is to allow those thoughts to come in, and allow those thoughts to gently float through and out, like a cloud floating through the sky.

Where do I start?  

There are lots of different ways to meditate, and no one way is better than the other.  There are guided meditations, silent meditations, mantras you can use to focus your mind, chanting meditations, chakra meditations, and plenty more.  

I will share what I know and help you find what is right for you.  


Your job, when you meditate, is to just be.  Don't get caught up in your thoughts.  Let them go and just be.  If you can begin to practice doing that, for just a minute or two every day, you can begin to let things go when you're mad, or worried, or fearful. If you learn to meditate, just for short periods, then when something happens that would normally stress you, you will be ready to just take one breath, find that place of peace, and take things as they come.

"The quieter you become, the more you can hear."

-Ram Daas

Christy McGurgan, LPC

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Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Reiki Master

Registered Yoga Teacher

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