Introduction to Breath, Concentration and Meditation Practices

A Five Week Series Led by Kashi, Senior TriYoga Teacher

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• Improve Your Mental, Emotional & Physical Health
• Reduce Your Stress Levels
• Increase Your Brain Power & Energy
• Develop a Daily Practice

Learn to meditate through TriYoga’s systematized practice of PranaVidya. Just as the founder of TriYoga, Kali Ray has systematized the TriYoga Flows, she has also systematized the practice of PranaVidya. PranaVidya is the study of pranayama, breathing practices to increase life energy; dharana, concentration practices to focus the mind in preparation for dhyana, meditation. This practice cultivates inner peace and joy.

The benefits of meditation are endless some of which include:
• deep breathing reduces muscle fatigue and tension by increasing the circulation of oxygen to the muscles;
• strengthens the heart and regulates blood pressure;
• proven to lower high blood cholesterol due to its stress-reducing benefits;
• strengthens the immune system;
• less irritability, lessening the “fight or flight” response, more emotional self-control;
• better mental focus & concentration, increased creativity;
• greater self-awareness as harmful and counter-productive thoughts come to surface, quieting these thoughts and gaining perspective to bring more truth and reality into one’s life;
• the feeling of contentment and well-being.

Maybe meditation isn’t so mysterious after all. Neuroscientists have found that meditators shift their brain activity to different areas of the cortex – brain waves in the stress-prone right frontal cortex move to the calmer left frontal cortex. This mental shift decreases the negative effects of stress, mild depression and anxiety. There is also less activity in the amygdala, where the brain processes fear. Psychology Today, April, 2003