Meditation Focused Relaxation

At shankara our meditation is run on individual or course packages so please feel free to call to see what suits you.

Meditation is one of the proven alternative therapies. It can be broadly classified under the mind-body medicine.

More and more doctors are prescribing meditation as a way to lower blood pressure, improve exercise performance in people with angina, help people with asthma breathe easier, relieve insomnia and generally relax the everyday stresses of life.

Meditation is a safe and simple way to balance a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states. It is simple; and will benefit everybody.

The use of Meditation for healing is not new. Meditative techniques are the product of diverse cultures and peoples around the world. It has been rooted in the traditions of the world’s great religions. In fact, practically all religious groups practice meditation in one form or another.

 The value of Meditation to alleviate suffering and promote healing has been known and practiced for thousands of years.

Physiological benefits:

It lowers oxygen consumption.
It decreases respiratory rate.
It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
Increases exercise tolerance.
Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation.
Good for people with high blood pressure.
Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
Decreases muscle tension
Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.
Reduces Pre-menstrual Syndrome symptoms.
Helps in post-operative healing.
Enhances the immune system.
Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress
Enhances energy, strength and vigor.
Helps with weight loss
Reduction of free radicals, less tissue damage
Higher skin resistance
Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease.
Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing.
Decreases the aging process.
Higher levels of DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
prevented, slowed or controlled pain of chronic diseases
Makes you sweat less
Cure headaches & migraines
Greater Orderliness of Brain Functioning

Reduced Need for Medical Care
Less energy wasted
More inclined to sports, activities
Significant relief from asthma
improved performance in athletic events
Normalizes to your ideal weight
harmonizes our endocrine system
relaxes our nervous system
produce lasting beneficial changes in paper brain electrical activity
Cure infertility (the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation).
Helps in building sexual energy & desire

Psychological benefits:

Builds self-confidence.
Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behaviour.
Resolve phobias & fears
Helps control own thoughts
Helps with focus & concentration
Increase creativity
Increased brain wave coherence.
Improved learning ability and memory.
Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.
Increased emotional stability.
improved relationships

Mind ages at slower rate
Easier to remove bad habits
Develops intuition

Increased Productivity
Improved relations at home & at work
Able to see the larger picture in a given situation

Helps ignore petty issues
Increased ability to solve complex problems

Purifies your character
Develop will power
greater communication between the two brain hemispheres
react more quickly and more effectively to a stressful event.
increases one’s perceptual ability and motor performance
higher intelligence growth rate
Increased job satisfaction
increase in the capacity for intimate contact with loved ones
decrease in potential mental illness
Better, more sociable behaviour
Less aggressiveness
Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol addiction
Reduces need and dependency on drugs, pills & pharmaceuticals
Need less sleep to recover from sleep deprivation
Require less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia
Increases sense of responsibility
Reduces road rage
Decrease in restless thinking
Decreased tendency to worry
Increases listening skills and empathy
Helps make more accurate judgments
Greater tolerance
Gives composure to act in considered & constructive ways
Grows a stable, more balanced personality
Develops emotional maturity

Spiritual benefits:

Helps keep things in perspective
peace of mind, happiness

Helps you discover your purpose

Increased self-actualization.
Increased compassion
Growing wisdom
Deeper understanding of yourself and others
Brings body, mind, spirit in harmony
Deeper Level of spiritual relaxation
Increased acceptance of oneself
helps learn forgiveness
Changes attitude toward life
Creates a deeper relationship with your God
Attain enlightenment
greater inner-directness
Helps living in the present moment
Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love
Discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego
Experience an inner sense of “Assurance or Knowingness”
Experience a sense of “Oneness”
Increases the synchronicity in your life