Meditation FAQs

What is meditation?
Meditation is a journey from activity to silence. Meditation is the process of shifting our attention inward to our inner stillness and away from the busy and relentless pace of the outer world.

What is the purpose of meditation?
There can be many – and that mostly depends on the intent of the meditator. Some people begin to meditate to reduce stress and improve health. Other people seek meditation to improve a sense of overall wellbeing. Others begin to meditate to improve performance in certain aspects of life such as parenting, professional career or athletic performance. Some people seek meditation as a pathway for spiritual development.
The purpose of mediation varies with each individual who begins the practice of meditation and there are hundreds of research studies documenting the benefits of meditation. Meditation supports our body, mind and spirit.
A common thread that exists, regardless of the intent of the meditator, that mediation creates a pathway to the stillness that exists within each of us. Within that stillness exists a field of limitless potential.

How much time do I have to spend meditating?
Ideally, you need to meditate for just 30 minutes twice a day. Consistency is important. The benefits of meditation accumulate over time and some research has shown that some benefits can begin to occur in as little as two weeks! It’s important to schedule time each day for your meditation and it quickly will become a time that you look forward to!

Do I have to change my beliefs or lifestyle if I begin meditating?
No, meditation does not require any changes to your beliefs or lifestyle.

What do I need to begin a meditation practice?
Meditation actually requires just 2 things; to sit quietly and comfortably and to close your eyes. Formal meditation instruction and the support that follows can be very helpful in establishing and in maintaining your meditation practice!