Chair Yoga and Meditation

CY0306154“Meditation is one of our greatest tools for self preservation. When we sit quietly in class for a few minutes, we bring awareness to the breath and a deep, restoring stillness to the mind and body,” says Grey Bears chair yoga instructor, Suzi Mahler.

Simply defined, meditation is a way of being aware – the happy marriage of doing and being. It can lift the fog of our ordinary lives to reveal what is hidden.

A few of the benefits of meditation are well documented:

  • Lowers blood pressure and reduces anxiety;
  • Decreases tension-related pain, such as tension headaches, insomnia, muscle and joint problems;
  • Improves mood and the immune system, and promotes healing; and
  • Enhances creativity and intuition.

You can find hundreds of free meditation and mindfulness podcasts on iTunes. Click here or here to listen to some short mediations, or click the player below to hear a five-minute guided mediation. Discover the benefits of Chair Yoga at Grey Bears every Tue/Thu/Fri at 9:30am.