Japanese Mindfulness Meditation
Lift Your Spirit’s Japanese Meditation Classes offer an opportunity to
create a space where you allow yourself to spend quiet time to let go of
the outside world and to practice techniques that help you to
discipline the mind and to balance and connect mind, body and spirit.
Each class is run as a complete meditation practice and will include
discussion of the practices, guided meditations, and contemplation. The
practices used aim to create balance between body and mind.
The classes are open to everyone who is interested in meditation,
whether you are a complete beginner or have experience with meditation.
Japanese Meditation Practices:
The meditation practices used in these classes are based on the
Japanese Energetic System, also called The Three Diamonds. The focus is
on three energy centres, the Hara (belly), the head and the heart.
In Japanese meditation practices the body-mind connection is central:
the techniques used help you to get out of your head and bring your
awareness back into your body. This helps focus the mind and helps you
to become more grounded and present.
The techniques used are characterised by simplicity. Elements we work
with include utilising breath, Ki (energy) cultivation and awareness,
precepts (way of being).