IAM 20 Meditation Class !
Dec 8th 2013, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Solstice Center, 302 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Instructor: Riitta Ojala-Lipman, MA, LPC, BC-DTR
IAM is unique in offering an integration of gentle yoga exercise, visualizations and breathing exercises, creating an effective and easy to practice meditation technique. It can be comfortably performed by anyone in just 20 minutes per day.
This meditation technique has been taught for many years by Amma, an internationally recognized humanitarian. Amma was awarded the Gandhi King award at the United Nations, among other awards, in recognition of her selfless service and humanitarian ideals.
Everyone welcome, no obligatory fee, small donations accepted. Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have taken this IAM Meditation Class before you can review 3-4 PM.
So many of us live in the worry and anxiety about the past and the future that we miss fully feeling the present. Our energy goes to “figuring out” past and present instead of using it to face life as it is now or to enjoy what we have now. Many of us are hurried externally and restless internally.
Starting to practice meditation can change this. With meditation we can find peace, space and beauty inside us. We can also feel and understand life at a different depth when we learn to quiet the superficial mind chatter and understand that we are much bigger than that chatter. Meditation helps us create a different relationship with ourselves and the world. We are able to be more present in this moment and therefore our concentration is better. We can create right actions and right relationships instead of confused ones.
There is a large body of research documenting multiple benefits of meditation. We can retrain our minds with a meditation practice. Meditation can teach the brain to enter and sustain happy states of being.
When we change our minds we change our lives.
When meditation is mastered the mind is unwavering like the flame of the lamp in the windless space
Riitta is available to teach IAM and Yoga Nidra for groups and individuals.
-- Bhagavad Gita
She has trained in these powerful meditation techniques:
Shambhala meditation developed by Trungpa Rinpoche
IAM (Integrated Amrita Meditation) developed by Mata Amritanandamayi
Yoga NIdra with teacher Sreedevi Bringi in the lineage of Swami Satyananda Saraswati (Bihar School of Yoga)
Relax, refresh and re-train your body and mind. Yoga Nidra provides a system of relaxation on physical, mental and emotional levels as well as offers us a possibility to develop ourselves spiritually. Yoga means union and Nidra means sleep.
Yoga Nidra is usually practiced in laying in down (15-45 min) on your back. You listen to your “guide’s” voice guiding your consciousness throughout the body. You focus on sounds, sensations, images as well as work on resolve (sankalpa). We can reprogram our brain with using sankalpa in our YN practice. We can engage the whole brain to support the process of change in YN. In YN consciousness is in a state between waking and sleep, brain waves go to alpha state (8-12 c.p.s) We can access the powers of unconscious and subconscious minds.
Benefits of the practice
YN takes us to the healing state where revitalization and regeneration occurs . Self healing happens in many levels, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
We can develop higher states of concentration, our memory and creativity can improve. We can also work on changing negative beliefs or bad habits with the YN practice. Usually we can feel deep calmness and clarity after a YN practice.
There is a large body of research confirming that YN prevents and reverses many diseases, including chronic pain, cardiovascular and stress related illnesses as well as psychosomatic conditions and addictions.
YN has been proven to:
strengthen the immune system
lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels
increase blood flow to the heart
balance the autonomic nervous system
balance and strengthen the endocrine system
stabilize mind and emotions
Activate your healing energy, health and well being, increase creativity.