Anyone can learn to meditate! While meditation can be done anywhere, any time, in our group guided meditation/mindfulness classes, you will be seated comfortably either on the floor with a cushion, in a chair, or you may choose to lie on a mat. Our instructors will lead the class using verbal cues and prompts to guide your breath and visualization, gently guiding and supporting all present. Enjoy reduced stress, greater mental focus, expanded creativity and better self awareness, compassion and relationships—with practiced meditation!
Meditation and Cannabis
What Is Guided Meditation?
There are many types of meditation, from tai chi to yoga to mindfulness meditation, mantra meditation, and more. Guided meditation is a form of meditation that is perfect for beginners and experts alike!
During a guided meditation session, your instructor will lead you through a series of visualization exercises. You will be asked to think of places and situations you find relaxing, soothing, and healing. All you need to do is follow the instructions of your teacher, and by the end of the session, you’ll experience many of the short-term benefits of meditation. By participating in regular guided meditation sessions, you can reap the long-term benefits as well!
What Are the Benefits of Meditation?
When you attend one of our guided meditation classes, you will experience a variety of effects that can have a profound impact on your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Meditation can provide significant benefits for your mind and body, all backed by science.
- Reduced Stress Levels: When you’re stressed, your body releases a stress hormone called cortisol that can cause inflammation and impact your mental health. Long-term chronic stress can raise your risk of many diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. By engaging in guided meditation, studies show that you can decrease your cortisol levels and reduce the risk of stress-related conditions.
- Controlled Anxiety: Anxiety impacts millions of people across the country, and is often a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. Since guided meditation can reduce stress, it can also reduce anxiety levels simultaneously. Studies suggest a relationship between regular meditation and controlled anxiety.
- Sleep Improvement: Insomnia can have a serious impact on your physical and mental health, job performance, and overall well being. Meditation helps reduce disrupted sleep by lowering stress and anxiety levels, allowing you to fall into a deeper, more relaxed slumber.
- Decreased Blood Pressure: Our body’s stress response raises blood pressure, and constant, long-term stress can cause us to develop high blood pressure over time. Meditation reduces tension, and studies correlate meditative practices with lowered blood pressure levels.
In addition to these benefits, meditation can help promote your emotional well-being by helping you gain a clearer perspective on stressful situations, allowing you to increase your self-awareness, and reducing negative emotions. During our guided meditation classes, your instructor will guide you through the meditation process -- helping you build a holistic approach to your health.
What Conditions Can Meditation Help With?
Meditation is an effective stress-busting exercise that can help you unwind, relax, and center yourself in your body. Stress can be incredibly harmful for our health -- research shows that long-term chronic stress can lead to a higher risk of many chronic diseases, especially cardiovascular issues. Meditation can help promote your health, especially when you also follow a healthy diet and exercise pattern.
In particular, meditation may be right for you if you have a medical condition that is worsened by stress. Meditation can help relieve the symptoms of several conditions, including:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Sleep issues
- Chronic pain
- Tension headaches
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease