Programs

Meditation-Mindfulness

Meditation seems to be everywhere these days and rightfully so. In the past, if you mentioned meditation, people immediately thought of Indian gurus in flowing white robes or monks sitting in lotus position for months. But things have changed. There is a lot of interest in meditation these days, and it’s a lot more accessible than it used to be.

With the advent of functional MRI, we now know conclusively that meditation increases brain matter. A regular meditative practice can literally grow your brain. I don’t know about you, but I’ve certainly done some things in the past that have killed a few brain cells. Adding new ones sounds like a great idea to me.

Still, there is hesitation for a lot of folks. The most common things I hear are, “I could never sit still for that long” or “I would love to meditate but…” My response is always the same: Welcome to the crowd.

My first experience with meditation was at a yoga retreat. It was a part of the experience, and it was hard. I flirted with it for the next couple years until, as part of a study at Harvard University, I was asked to try meditation to see if it would have a positive effect on my depression and mood disorder. Surprisingly, it did and I’ve worked to integrate meditation into my life ever since.

Our upcoming program will help you get started on the path to creating your own meditative practice. And just like exercise and nutrition, the best meditative practice is the one you do consistently. It’s all about repetition and consistency. Stay tuned for the launch of our new program designed to get you going and, more importantly, keep you going!