There has been a lot of talk about the meditation recently, and it is not surprising that the term has some ambiguity around it. Meditation is mental state of focus often associated with spiritual practices (but not necessarily a spiritual practice in and of itself), and in fact many theological approaches have some form of meditation (e.g., Buddhism and Hinduism have meditation, while Christian approaches often call similar states called by the name of contemplative prayer). In addition to the role that meditation has traditionally played with spiritual practices, there has been a growing body of evidence that the practice of meditation also has numerous health benefits – both physically and mentally. With these numerous benefits becoming more of a focus, it is not surprising that the popularity of mediation has also increased.
It is not uncommon for people to struggle with meditation. The theory behind the practice of meditation is often presented as being a process of centering the mind and either focusing intently on the current moment or clearing the mind of all thought. Although this may seem like an easy thing to accomplish, it often proves for many to be a difficult task. As such, it is not uncommon for individuals to have the intention of starting a regular practice but then to abandon it after struggling to feel like they are ‘doing it right.’
In order to help individuals both establish a successful meditation practice and to maximize the benefits from meditation, Alignment Healing LLC is now providing individual meditation training. During these meetings, Dr. Swalley will work with you to help identify the modality of meditation that is most aligned with producing the benefits that you are seeking. Dr. Swalley will also work with you to help develop a routine for practice that is both manageable and easy to follow.
For more information and to schedule meditation services:
Please contact Alignment Healing, LLC at alignmenthealingllc.com or (612) 424-0595.
You can also reach Dr. Alicia Swalley at firstname.lastname@example.org