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Monday 6:45pm

Elemental Meditation I

Elemental Meditation I is an 8 week course meant for beginner and intermediate meditators alike. The meditation student will receive practices in breath techniques, or pranayama, visualization, concentration, sense withdrawal, and meditation.

 

This is a class that builds one step at a time. It is not a class that goes through concepts quickly. Each week is focused on applying a few techniques for longer periods of time. 

 

Elemental Meditation I is based on the teachings of classical, Ashtanga (Eight-limbed) Yoga through the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Yoga is more than just movements and stretching. It is a practice in one-pointed concentration. This quiets the mind and reduces the amounts of thoughts we have throughout the day. By reducing thoughts, we gain access to parts of our mind normally left dormant. 

 

Meditation has many practical benefits as well. It aids in relaxation, reducing anxiety, correcting ADHD, and thickening gray matter in the frontal cortex. Some people also notice spiritual benefits such as increased faith or finding purpose in life. 

 

Meditation requires discipline and the allowance of time and space to be by oneself. Group meditation courses aid us to be accountable to ourselves and each other. A teacher also helps in this regard. To learn meditation from a teacher is much simpler than trying to learn it on one’s own, especially in the beginning. The techniques given in Elemental Meditation I can be used for the rest of your life.

 

We would love to have you join our community if you are in the Fort Worth, TX area. If you are looking for individual attention, you can inquire about a personal meditation instructor.

 

Week 1

Pranayama - Full Yogic Breath, Alternate Nostril Breath

Structure of Meditation with emphasis on Visualization

Meditation on the Breath

 

Week 2

Pranayama - Root Lock, Kapala Bhati

Mechanics of Light Expansion

Guided Meditation 

 

Week 3

Pranayama - Throat Lock, Agni Sara 

One-Pointed Concentration

Light Expansion and Guided Meditation

 

Week 4

Pranayama - Naval Lock, Ashvini Mudra

Mechanics of Sense Withdrawal

Sound Bowl Meditation 

 

Week 5

Pranayama - Refinement of Root Lock and Alternate Nostril Breath

Combining Visualization and Concentration

Full Moon Meditation

 

Week 6

Pranayama - Refinement of Throat Lock and Kapala Bhati

Clarifying Meditation Intention

Introduction to Chanting

Light Expansion and Guided Meditation

 

Week 7

Pranayama - Refinement of Naval Lock, Agni Sara, and Ashvini Mudra

Silent Meditation

Share Experiences

 

Week 8

Review all Pranayama (4 Purifications with Locks)

Silent Meditation

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