Relaxation Group

gateway

The group meets on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month at 2pm.

The breath is always with you. When you practice relaxation/meditation and breathing you gain a skill you can use whenever you need to quiet and clear the mind. Just following a few breaths — in and out, in and out — can relax the mind and body so you can calmly observe and respond to the world around you, rather than mindlessly reacting to events.

Help to let go on negativity

 Everyone has difficult thoughts, feelings, and memories; they are part of life. Trying to banish negativity is a useless pursuit. Rather, the challenge is to recognize negative thoughts and let them pass instead of identifying with them and giving them more power than they deserve. Meditative breathing teaches the mind and body to let go; like the breath, troubling thoughts and feelings come and go, they come and they go. As you learn to quiet the mind by paying attention to your breathing, distractions lose their power to disrupt your focus and disturb your mind.

For Inner Peace

As you focus on your breath your thoughts settle down and your mind becomes calm and clear. What results is a feeling of contentment, happiness, and inner peace. Through meditation and breathing you will be better able to deal with life’s ups and downs without losing your equanimity.

Learn about Your Body

By following the breath as it courses through your body you learn how your body feels. The breath may feel warm or cool in different parts of your body, it may dissolve tensions, it may pass easily or feel blocked, it may relieve pain. Paying attention to the breath in the body as part of your meditation practice teaches you about who you are in your body.

It can help to bring down blood pressure, aid sleep and has many other benefits.

For further information on the Relaxation Group please contact Groups Co-ordinator.