“As a Vietnam veteran, and survivor of too many suicides by friends and family, Roxanna’s kind words bring me to tears of joy, that I, an imperfect human, can learn to love myself.” – Rick S.
Mindfulness is often spoken of as the heart of Buddhist meditation. It’s not about Buddhism, but about paying attention. That’s what all meditation is, no matter what tradition or particular technique is used. ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
I love to teach meditation! It is a tool that we can all access for a richer life. Anyone of any age and ability can do the meditations that I teach. I offer many different types of meditation instruction: guided meditation, relaxation techniques, walking meditation, silent meditation, Tonglen, breath-work, and Kundalini meditation.
There are many ways to meditate. Many ways to become present. Don’t be fooled. It doesn’t have to look like sitting cross-legged on a hard floor while losing the feeling in your legs and maintaining silence for an hour.
Walking quietly in nature, noticing the rustle of leaves, or the way the light shines differently at certain times of the year can be a walking meditation. Sitting comfortably and singing mantra is another form of meditation. Lying down and listening to a guided meditation with headphones can feel particularly supportive during times of extreme stress. Just sitting and becoming aware of the present moment is a beautiful way to begin practicing meditation.
Through meditation, through awareness and willful efforts, you can learn to keep your centers open. You do this by just relaxing and releasing. ~Michael Singer