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Reduce your Stress and Sharpen your Focus
The term meditation can have many meanings. People say they are meditating when they
think about something or when they use their imagination. Yet there is a deeper and more ancient
definition of meditation that describes a technique of creating a different state of consciousness.
This meditation class will focus on a variety of techniques that will ease tension and bring
about a different state of mind from our normal wakeful state. There are many styles of yoga
meditation that can allow us to explore a deeper level of consciousness.
These meditative techniques are not a part of any religion.
They are a scientifically valid process done in a particular order to achieve a verifiable state of mind.
When you meditate you will be inwardly focused but fully awake and alert. Instead of a focus on
the external world and what is happening around you, the process will guide your mind to an inner
stillness. In meditation you will experience a calm, quiet, low stress way of being that will become deeper as you practice.
Benefits of Meditation:
- Stress reduction
- Improved sleep
- Improved health
- A better state of mind
- Better mental clarity and focus
enhances your natural healing powers.
Come join me for a relaxing meditation class.
We will meet in the new meditation room at Jbyrd Yoga studio.
You will find it a relaxing place to be with a comfortable couch, plenty of chairs, mats and floor cushions.
I will also provide you hot or cold tea or infused water and snacks such as nuts and dried fruit.
The Meditation class meets Tuesdays at 6:15pm.
We will explore a different type of meditative technique each week including:
enhances your attention to detail.
- Open Focus Meditation
We are conscious of just a tiny fraction of what our senses bring to us.
Learn a meditation where you take off the filters and really notice what you
have been noticing.
We will start out small just noticing a few things and
as we involve ourselves we will notice more... much, much more. This meditation
can be very useful in a noisy or chaotic environment to help us maintain a
state of calm.
It can also sharpen your attention to detail and allow you
to grow your capacity of focus. The overall effect is one of deep and
enhances your imagination.
- Gazing Meditation
This meditation uses a technique where we will fix our gaze on an external
object, usually a candle, but it could be a symbol or even a picture.
We will keep our eyes softy open and then close our eyes while keeping the
image in our 'mind's eye'.
This meditation trains our concentration and our visualization powers.
Great for artists and anyone who wants to enhance their imagination.
enhances your relaxation.
- Breathing Meditation
This practice is sometimes done as a physical exercise, but when used as
a relaxation it takes on new meaning.
In this meditation we will learn to control our breathing and focus using
specific respiratory muscles to guide our breath into various parts of our lungs.
We will take slow, long deliberate breaths which will balance our mood, calm our
body, oxygenate our tissues, and enhance the clarity of our mind.
This is a great and simple technique that can be helpful for those in recovery.
enhances your internal energy.
- Energy Flow Meditation
In this meditation we will focus on the energy centers of the body.
Called chakras, these areas are a traditional concept of yoga.
Come learn about the seven chakras of the body, their meaning and specific
visualizations and chanting mantras for each.
We will do a meditative practice that will focus on the heart chakra,
third eye and crown chakra. We will also do an energy flow meditation
that will cycle the internal energy through all energy points.
enhances your ability to sleep deeply.
- Sound Meditation
In this practice we will be meditation on sounds.
The technique will involve learning to focus on calming music and natural
sounds and then we will focus on hearing the internal sounds of our body and mind.
This can be a very pleasant and relaxing meditation that can assist in achieving
deep and restful sleep.
enhances your enjoyment of life.
- Scent Meditation
Our sense of smell is engaged in this meditation.
We will be doing deep breathing relaxation and then exploring natural
smells of certain plants , food and essential oils. There are several studies
that have reported enhancement of health and physical abilities using
essential oil diffusers and we will discuss these elements as well.
Don't worry. The scents we use will be very pleasant and not overwhelming.
Registration, Class Dates, and Tuition
You are welcome to attend any of these classes, but please pre-register so
I will know how many will attend each session.
We will explore a different type of meditative technique each week. Each time we repeat a topic there will be new information added.
Monthly Meditation Plan
- 1st Tuesday
- 2nd Tuesday
- 3rd Tuesday
(Chi Kung, Chakra, Pranayama or Meridian)
- 4th Tuesday
- 5th Tuesday (so, not every month)
- No class on Tuesday 3/3/20
Open Attendance Class payments may be used for any meditation class.
Open Attendance Classes - Payment Options
These payments are good for any open attendance class.
Class block packages never expire.
New Students, no charge for first class.
Cash, checks or credit cards accepted.
For credit cards you may pay in person or use the online class payments here.
Single Class - $20
5 classes - $85
10 Classes - $135
Be sure to check the class calendar for class changes and
When practicing yoga:
Please use common sense when choosing to use the information you have gained from this
website. It is advisable to consult with your physician before engaging in exercise. The information presented is designed
to be informative. It is not intended to diagnose or treat injuries, illness or disease.
Schedule a private Recuperative yoga session Tuesday through Saturday.
Call Julie at 713-291-1851 or email
Julie@jbyrdyoga.com to schedule your appointment.