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Bring balance to your mind, body, heart, and soul with one of our meditation classes. Meditation has been proven to reduce stress, lessen anxiety and depression, improve sleep, help with chronic pain, and foster a general overall sense of well-being to help you take on life’s daily struggles. Whether you’re a parent, working professional, athlete, child, or teen, SoVital has a class for you!
Mindfulness meditation is the practice of bringing awareness to the present moment in a non-judgemental way. Studies have found that mindfulness offers a wide variety of benefits including stress reduction, improvements in memory, focus, overall mood, cognitive flexibility, relationships with others, and satisfaction with life, as well as decreased negative thought tendencies, blood pressure, and so much more. There are several different types of mindfulness meditation including Breath, Body Scan, Loving-Kindness, Mindful Awareness or Insight (Vipassana), Meditation for a Better Night’s Sleep, and mindful moving classes including Groove + Flow and Walking. Please see the descriptions below for more information on each separate class type.
Breathe in relaxation and breathe out tension in this class as we use the breath as an anchor point. We will start with some light stretching to open up through the chest, upper back, and throat to allow for optimal breathing capacity. We will then focus our attention on the breath. This is a practice that can be used at any time.
Improve self-awareness, release mental and physical tension, and relieve chronic stress patterns in our body scan meditation. In this class, we will bring our attention to each part of the body in the present moment, systematically starting with the toes and ending with the crown of the head. By observing our physical experiences without judgment, we allow ourselves to open up to a deeper understanding of our unique mind-body connection and how to better respond to our physical and emotional cues and triggers.
Also known Metta-Meditation, this class helps develop an attitude of kindness for ourselves and others. We often live with feelings of guilt, fear, shame, or judgment that keep us from realizing our potential and fully appreciating the potential in others. Loving-kindness meditation allows us to take a step back and view ourselves and others with compassion, free of judgement , which can decrease suffering. It is truly life changing!
This class is a powerful antidote to automatic thinking. During our mindful awareness meditation, we will focus on gentle and curious observation of thoughts, feelings, or sensations that arise, and seek to allow them to pass without judgment. By being aware of the internal dialogue, we can begin to gain insight into our habits, reactions, and our relationships to those around us. We will work on improving the mind’s abilities to stay in the present moment, which can free the mind from rehashing and ruminating about the past or future. This allows us to better utilize our mental energy.
In this class, mindful attention will be brought to the experience of slow, steady walking. This type of meditation is particularly beneficial for those who have difficulty sitting.
Qigong is a holistic system of coordinated body postures with movement, breathing, and meditation. Qigong promotes improvements in overall health and well-bring by supporting the body’s natural tendency to return to balance and equilibrium, while gently creating strength, flexibility and balance in the muscles and joints through gentle flowing movements.
Ward off sleepless nights, and achieve the many wonderful benefits of a good night’s rest including improved concentration, creativity, and mood, as well as reduced inflammation, and much more. We use a combination of yin yoga and guided meditation to help you release tension and unwind so you can fall asleep faster and improve your quality of sleep.
Work through mental stress and release the tension of daily life a safe space using reflective journaling. We will begin class with a short breath meditation, followed by mindful meditation to give you the creative space to tune into your mind.