LOVING KINDNESS MEDITATION
At the recent NAMA conference I loved the workshop, Role of Ojas in Building A Healthy Family from Birth to Old Age. It reminded me of the importance of ojas. And one speaker suggested a good way to increase ojas is through Loving Kindness Meditation.
This form of the Loving Kindness Meditation is what I use: I sit for meditation, focusing on the love I feel towards a person or deity. When this feeling is firmly established, I let go of the object and allow the love to be inward, filling my whole body and aura as I inhale and radiating outward from my heart like moonlight, as I exhale. This inborn love never is depleted.
Try it! You may find it renewing and also ojas increasing.
MEDITATION WITH TERRA
Meditation has many benefits for your body, mind, and soul – including stress reduction, improved attention, better memory, and even increased creativity and feelings of compassion.
Meet with Terra and discover together how to support your meditation practice. Terra has many different techniques available to suggest and can match them to your temperament and needs. An on-going support system to get your new habit started and ingrained (usually takes 2 months) is in place.
First meeting– Terra will find out about you, your habits, your needs and actually get you started on a beginning practice. 30-60 min phone or video call. You’ll also get a PDF full of information and tips. PDF includes information on: Meditation Basics; Different Meditation Techniques; Scientific Studies on Meditation Benefits; and a Weekly Meditation Check List to track your progress and needs.
Second meeting– After one week of practice, Terra will help you tweak(or totally change) your technique, according to your experience. More suggestions to help may be emailed,30 min phone or video call.
Six Weekly Reports– Short check ins between us via email or text each week will give you the support and accountability to establish your meditation habit. More suggestions to help may be sent to you when needed.
Terra Rafael has meditated for over 45 years, practicing many different forms over that time : TM, mantra meditation, visualization meditations, guided meditations, somatic meditations, breathing meditation, meditation on an object…She studied meditation as an Ayurveda student as well.
LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF NATURE – BEGINNING AYURVEDA
There are so many health tips, diets, and regimes available today. How do you choose what is best for YOU? Ayurveda can help! This Beginning Ayurveda class series is the place to start. Clarity of mind can follow.
It will allow you to care for yourself and your family more wisely.
Ayurveda is the timeless teaching of India to support healthy, happy life. This way of understanding and cooperating with the language of nature includes theory, assessment, and techniques for self care as well as more complex work to treat disease. In the USA, there are now Ayurvedic Doctors, Practitioners, and Technicians who are recognized by the National Ayurvedic Medicine Association
First created to honor Ayurveda Awareness Month, these videos are an introduction to Ayurveda from the perspective of self-care.
Each video class builds on the previous ones.
- Ayurveda Basics
- Simple Self Assessment
- Simple Self Care
- Digestive Fire – Key to Health
- Ayurvedic Daily Routines
(About 4 hours of video plus PDF handouts)