Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) Meditation – Relax the body to relax the mind.
Where: White Lotus Divine Healing – 2607 Saint John’s St, Port Moody
When: July 12 and July 26
Time: 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Cost: $19.00 + GST (for one session)
Attend both morning sessions in July and save.
When attending both sessions in July, the second morning session is 1/2 price.
Please register by phone – 604-937-5540 (space is limited to 8 – first come first served)
19+ – Beginners Welcome
Please bring a yoga mat, meditation cushion or pillow, blanket and water bottle. The store has chairs for those who would prefer a chair.
Meditation has been scientifically and medically linked to…
Easing stress, anxiety, depression and chronic pain
Giving rise to improved relationships and productivity
Enhancing short-term memory and the ability to focus and concentrate.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) Meditation
This type of meditation differs from a regular guided meditation as it targets and works to relax the body to relax the mind. Regular guided meditation acts upon the mind to relax the body.
Sometimes beginners find it easier to stay mindful or present during a PMR meditation.
Throughout the meditation participants are asked to tighten and release different muscles starting at the top of their head and ending at the tips of their toes. Focusing on the muscles provides a purpose and helps to stop the mind from wondering.
Tightening and releasing the muscles, is also an excellent way to reduce the amount of stress the body is carrying.
Stress is cumulative and chronic stress, regardless of the cause, transitions the body to the fight or flight mode. In the fight or flight mode our breathing becomes shallow and rapid, our startle response is heightened, we are no longer able to focus or concentrate and our muscles tighten up. In other words, we become anxious.
The best way to reduce the anxiety is to relax; however, in this heightened state of alertness, relaxation is not always easy to achieve. It can be so very difficult to stop our mind from churning.
PMR meditation is an excellent resource as it relaxes the body. Once the body is relaxed the mind to follows suit.
Although it sounds counterintuitive, PMR meditation is based on the premise that if we consciously create and release muscle tension, we are not only acknowledging that tension exists, we are creating a memory that we have the power to release muscle tension, and by extension anxiety. We are empowering ourselves.
Learn more about Progressive Muscle Relaxation Meditation
Blog – PMR Meditation