Meditation as a Universal Tool for Self-Awareness and Self-regulation
Our mind can be our greatest friend or the worst enemy. Without self-awareness and regular mental hygiene, all our worries and fears can take hostage of our lives and keep us in the loop of suffering. Today, most people are depleted mentally and emotionally - burnout, dependency on substances and prescription drugs are the new norm. Our brains are over-worked, and our nervous systems are in chronic fight and flight. But what is not often mentioned by our doctors is that our inability to concentrate, anxiety, high blood pressure, troubled sleep, chronic pain, and fatigue can be alleviated with daily mental hygiene.
We believe meditation and pranayama are the most accessible and healthy ways to soothe our dysregulated nervous systems. It is clear that meditating solo at home can be a real challenge to commit to, so If you want to start meditating regularly - our group meditation classes are a great start. At Glow, we teach a variety of techniques to help you calm your nervous system and access a parasympathetic state.
Wednesdays and Fridays are Glow Meditation Days.
On Fridays, 1p is Pranayama+Meditation and 5:30p SoundBath Meditation. We recommend making time at least once a week for any meditation class. The more we practice - the slower time goes, the better our brain works, and the more clarity we will experience in our lives.
Chakras Meditation Class
Chakras first were mentioned in Vedic scripts - Tantrika books that brought us all the yogic practices for physical well-being and mental mastery, self-study, self-discipline, self-regulation, and self-soothing. Chakras are the self-awareness centers that align with our energy system, endocrine system, our glands and are responsible for our hormonal, mental, emotional, and physical balance. Chakras are the energy centers where our emotional and mental disturbances reside, so-called the Chitta Vritti. For instance, when we feel fearful, or unsafe - it affects our adrenal glands, fight-flight response, so the energy activates and resides in the lowest, root chakra where the adrenals are. There are 114 chakras mentioned in ancient Vedic scrips, and at Glow, we work with the main 7 Chakras.