Meditation

Meditation is the inner journey, the spiritual journey, the journey to know yourself, the journey toward the Absolute, the journey of Divine Love. During meditation you are aware only of the mediator the meditation and the object of meditation. Everything else is forgotten. Though there are many techniques you may use to create a conductive internal environment, meditating cannot really be taught or guided. It is a process, a happening from within.

As thoughts come and go, they consume energy and create disturbance in the mind. The process of withdrawing the senses to a point of focus leads to concentration, which then will merge, into meditation.

Benefits

The benefits of a regular practice (years) of meditation are multiple: emotional and mental stability which leads to clarity in decision-making; peace of mind which influences your communications and relationships: a freeing up of creative energy; and a high degree of self esteem. As your practice deepens, these benefits begin to influence your entire lifestyle. On a physical level, meditation influences the metabolic processes and reduces high blood pressure, depression and anxiety. Meditation has even been found to slow down the aging process.

Meditation draws your mental energies inward so that you can tap into the source of knowing deep within yourself. This process of stilling and eventually transcending the mind allows you to experience your true nature, which is revealed as truth, consciousness and bliss.

Place and Time

It is helpful to choose a particular place and a regular time for meditation. The place should be clean, comfortable, well ventilated and quiet, without stimulants such as loud sounds and bright light.

Mediate once or twice a day, beginning with 15-20 minute sitting. An increase in meditation may eventually become a natural desire due to the pure joy of the experience. Dawn and dusk are traditional times for meditation due to the peaceful, spiritual and ethereal quality of these transitional times. Some people prefer to meditate just before meals when the stomach is empty, as digestion interferes with the meditation process.

Preparation

Sit in a comfortable position with your spine erect, either in a straight-backed chair on the floor. If sitting on the floor use a meditation bench or sit on the edge of a cushion or folded blanket in order to tilt your pelvis slightly forward. This is especially important when sitting for an extended period of time.

Begin your meditation practice with a relaxed body. After hatha yoga practice is an ideal time. Pranayama techniques such as deep Ujjayi breathing or Kapalabhati followed by a few rounds of Nadi Shodhana help to purify, energize and relax the body as they balance the mind in preparat6ion form meditation.

Entering into these practices, the mediator needs patience, preservance, enthusiasm and sincerity. An attitude of non-expectation and self-acceptance are essential. In the process of discovering yourself you are bound to encounter experiences of pain and despair as well as experiences of joy and bliss.

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I am Hajnalka and MintYoga is my personal brand what I set up to teach Traditional Hatha Yoga.

Teaching yoga for me is a complete joy, and I am learning every day from the people who come to my classes.They are my inspiration. I have lived in the United Sates for 9 years, where I met the deeper level of yoga, and graduated as a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher (RYT 200).
But my connection to the European culture brought me back to Budapest, where I was teaching many classes until I moved to England. Now I am setting up my classes in Bournemouth, in this beautiful city by the sea, and invite you to continue this journey with me.