Discover the key to serenity is not losing yourself, but finding your center as you step inside The Meditation Room. Open the door and your mind to 5 minutes of renewing energy through meditation. Choose from the serene solitude of the moon, the uplifting energy of the sunrise, the soothing sounds of the sunset, the renewing rhythm of ocean, or walk through the mediation with guide Dr. Kathleen Hall.
The Meditation Room® – Guided Imagery
The Meditation Room – Moon
The Meditation Room – Ocean
The Meditation Room – Sky
The Meditation Room – Sunrise
The Meditation Room – Sunset
About the Instructor:
Dr. Kathleen Hall both meditation practitioner and experienced instructor to individuals and classes, has been meditating regularly for over 20 years.
Dr. Hall began her formal study over two decades ago, training with a Taoist teacher for many years. She became a Benedictine Oblate at Sacred Heart Monastery and studied and practiced the Christian Centering prayer, a Christian name for meditation, under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Keating, the monastic leader of Centering Prayer. Dr. Hall has been privileged to be a student of the illustrious Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, along with attending classes with His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
Meditation is the essential core of Dr. Kathleen Hall’s life. Join her on your journey to meditation.
Meditation means awareness and whatever you do with awareness is considered meditation, provided you are free from any other distraction. Listening to your heartbeat is meditation; watching the sunrise is meditation. The word meditation comes from two Latin words: meditari (to dwell upon) and mederi (to heal).
Meditation describes a state of consciousness–when the mind is free of chaotic thoughts and all the activity of the mind is reduced to one. With regular meditation practice, the energy of the mind and body can be unshackled and the quality of awareness can be expanded.
Each free online meditation is designed to help you distress and feel refreshed, renewed and released. Begin with our meditation guide and let go–allow your tension to fall away and be replaced with peace and tranquility.
What is Meditation?
Meditation is simply focusing upon something, whether it’s an object, mental image, your breath, or even a sound to bring your thoughts to the present moment. By periodically letting go of the mental “to do” list in our heads, we reduce stress, relax, and experience a positive physical changes in our bodies.
Although meditation is rooted in many religious and spiritual traditions, its stress relieving benefits are non-exclusive and can be practiced by anyone regardless of their religion, culture, age or gender.
Meditation’s healing qualities are indisputable, improving physical, mental and spiritual health.
According to researchers at Harvard, Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, meditation actually increases the size of your brain and alters the brain in areas that deal with attention and processing.
Studies by Robert H. Schneider, M.D., Maharishi University Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention found a 30% decrease in the rate of deaths due to heart disease and stroke in patients who practiced meditation regularly.
Dr. Richard Davidson, Ph.D. of the University of Wisconsin and his colleagues discovered individuals who underwent meditation training produced more antibodies to a flu vaccine and showed signs of increased electrical activity in areas of the brain related to positive emotions than the individuals who did not meditate.
Benefits of Meditation
Research demonstrates repeatedly practicing meditation, you will:
- Reduce depression and stress
- Reduce heart rate, slow breathing and normalize blood pressure m .
- Decrease cortisol production in the body
- Slow aging of the body
- Increase brain size which help with attention and memory
- Strengthen the immune system
- Define a personal centering practice that is the basis for meaningful spiritual life
- Increase happiness
With all the research supporting the positive affects of meditation, why not try it, and begin meditating you way to better health.
When Should I Meditate?
You may think you don’t have enough time to meditate, however you only need 60-seconds, 5-minutes, or a short break anytime during the day to renew yourself through meditation.
- Begin your day centered and focused with a meditation, while you’re still in bed.
- Get to work early, and use meditation to energize yourself before the business takes over.
- At your desk take a few minutes, just as you would take break, and use meditation to renew and replenish your energy.
- Before a stressful meeting or a hectic commute, take a moment to clear your mind with a meditation.
- Before bed, relax you mind and body with a meditation to help you wind down, especially if you have insomnia or trouble sleeping.
Where Should I Meditate?
You can practice meditation virtually anywhere. From your bedroom or car, to your office or garden, it really only matters that you are present in your mind. Just remember to take a few moments to return to yourself during your busy day – no matter where you are.
The Meditation Experience can be enhanced when you create a personal space with your favorite items, a family photo, a special candle or inspirational book. Define a special place in your home or your office, that that triggers your meditative frame of mind. Then, you can make the most of your meditation time in this special place.