This is a weekly drop in meditation group for people living with or affected by HIV commencing on Tuesday 12th January 2016. A wonderful opportunity to learn and directly experience the benefits of different meditation techniques (suitable for everyone) in a safe space.
Meditation is being fully present with the whole of your experience without judgement. It’s a state of relaxed awareness, calm awakeness, being fully in your body, connected to yourself and at the same time connected to everything.
Meditation promotes a feeling of well-being and calmness regardless of external circumstances. We all have glimpses of this state many times in our daily lives, and by practising meditation we cultivate this state so that, with time, it becomes our default.
There’s no need to follow a specific religion or philosophy for practicing meditation, anyone can do it and everyone benefits from it. In these sessions, we will explore different techniques that induce the meditative state so you can directly experience the benefits of this practice. There will also be space for discussion and the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences (if you choose to do so).
Galit Mersand teaches meditative movement (which she calls ‘Moving Body Awareness’), Yoga and belly dance. She usuallt facilitates meditation sessions for people who haven’t had any previous experience, making it accessible, safe and simple. Sessions will be made of sitting meditation practices as well as Moving Body Awareness exercises.
Moving Body Awareness exercises:
are conducive to the meditative state, making the practice a holistic experience of body and mind
are physically active & dynamic with music used throughout (despite their meditative nature)
are low impact and structured in a way that enables students to listen to their bodies and respond to them intuitively and spontaneously
Galit is very excited to be part of Peer Action and is looking forward to meeting and practising with you 🙂
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Meeting (how often/when/where): Weekly (Tuesdays) at the Hampshire Lodge
This group is open to new members joining
meditation is active/meeting/doing something
We are always looking for suggestions & ideas to improve groups
Please get in touch if you are interested – prompting can often move things along or people take a while to create a group and are waiting to hear if anyone else might join in.