Exploring Meditation and Fertility
Many people connect meditation with led visualisation – visualising a healthy womb and conception or connecting with your baby during pregnancy. Whilst meditation can be used in this format I also believe that it is healthy to “disconnect” and become the observer of your breath, posture, mantra, rather than focusing on “something”. This enables you to just “be”, allowing a period of “silent and space”. This term the Exploring Meditation group pracice offers breath work, posture, chant and led visualisation to support your fertility journey.
Where: The Greenwood Centre, School Road, Hampton Hill, Middlesex TW12.
When: The last Tuesday evening of the month – September 30th, October 28th and November 28th 7.30pm start – 8.45pm
This term we are connecting meditation with the seasons, physical health and emotional wellbeing. The Chinese saw their psychological and physical health reflected in the changing rhythms of nature. According to the philosophy the flow of seasons correspond to the five basic qualities – Water, Wood, Earth, Fire and Metal. On a physical level the organs associated are: Late Summer: the organs Spleen and Stomach – element of Earth; Autumn: the organs Lungs and large intestine – element of Metal
As I have explained, meditation is essentially a mindful practice to develop “space between thoughts”. Regular practice encourages the ability to observe rather than judge and it helps you to exit or at least control stress in your life – a healthy approach when considering fertility and conceptual health. By guiding you step by step over 3 meetings my aim it to help you begin to find the space between your thoughts and encourage a positive mind set – enabling you to begin to live in the present rather than focusing on the past and future. Each meeting lasts for 1 hour 15 minutes and ends with some herbal tea and reflection.
Exploring Meditation. Step 1 Breathwork September 30th
Autumn time offers an abundance of nature – crops being harvested . This in between season includes a flourishing of nature but a feeling of change in the air. During the 1st meeting will be concentrating on mindful breathwork utilising the lungs and abdomen to ground us and control excessive thinking. We will concentrate on the third eye (area just above our eyes) to provide an area of focus. We will include a short but powerful mantra chant Aum Ham Yam Ram Vam Lam, the Sanskrit sounds for the chakra ‘s before enjoying a period of relaxation and reflection.
Exploring Meditation . Step 2 Posture . October 28th.
The 2nd meeting meets when Autumn is definitely with us. It is an excellent time to gather your energy up, support the lymphatic immune system located in the spleen and colon and identify any physical and emotional thoughts that you may be holding onto. This meeting focuses on posture to connect with the breath whilst the led visualisation supports a positive mindset. We will chant Om Mani Padme Hum which translates to – May my soul shine brightly. Once more we will complete the practice with relaxation, reflection and herbal tea.
Exploring Meditation. Step 3 – Letting Go. November 28th
The final meeting of the term concentrates on releasing and letting go of anything that no longer serves you – be it mindset, fear or negative experiences in readiness for the darker evenings, Christmas and the forthcoming year. Today we shall be including breathwork, posture, a led visualisation and chant – Aum Yam Wei Doom Namaha which translates to May I be guided through my heart. We shall use prayer beads (provided) completing the term with a gratitude letter, reflection and tea.
If you are interested in home practice I suggest you print off my mantra challenge here Monthly Mantra Meditation Challenge
More information is available here Exploring Meditation
Please bring a yoga mat for the period of relaxation and a meditation cushion/zafu/pillow if you DO NOT wish to sit on a chair..
£33 for the 3 meetings. Please send a cheque for £33 to Justine Evans by September 15th. Address: 12 Grenville Mews, Hampton Hill TW121BE to secure your place.