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Meditation Classes in Burlington, Ontario.

Meditation Classes in Burlington, Ontario.

Many years ago, when I was quite young and still in grade school, I used to spend a lot of time gazing out the tall classroom windows. With my teacher’s voice somewhere in the distant background and my brain in daydream mode, time seemed to fly by.

Although it often got me into trouble with my teachers, daydreaming was one of my favourite things to do. I always came out of a daydream feeling refreshed and happy and more alert than ever.

Over the years, amidst raising children, working on a career, and just general living day to day, I seemed to lose my ability to daydream.  My mind was always such a flurry of worries and thoughts that it seemed quieting it down long enough to let it go blank in the middle of the day was one of the skills that fell under the ‘use it or lose it’ category. I, for one, had lost it.

When Clayton and Shanine began to take Meditation Teacher Training, I did some
research into meditation and was intrigued to learn that the regular practice of meditation actually alters the brain in a very positive way.
The benefits of meditation not only fell within the realm of increased mental health.; they extended much deeper into the scope of increased physical health and disease reduction.Meditation Classes in Burlington Ontario

With so many healthful benefits, I decided that once Chrysalis Yoga Studio opened, I would begin to take meditation classes regularly.

Clayton teaches a meditation class at Chrysalis Yoga Studio in Burlington every Wednesday at 5:15.

It was after my second class, feeling refreshed and stress-free, that it occurred to me I hadn’t daydreamed in many years and meditation seemed to feel strangely familiar to my state of mind.

During the subsequent week, when taking a break from a busy day, I would try to daydream. I seemed to have lost the ability and quietly thought to myself that perhaps learning to meditate would bring that ability back to me. I knew that research had shown daydreaming, which enables the  brain to enter the Alpha Wave zone,  to be very good for enhancing creativity and problem solving skills.  Researching a bit further, I learned that light meditation also causes the brain to show Alpha Wave activity.
Perhaps I’d hit upon the key to re-teaching myself to daydream!

After my 4th meditation class with Clayton, I felt particularly clear-headed and rested.  The myriad of thoughts and worries that often raced around my brain were non-existent and I felt a sense of freedom and lightness.
That afternoon, as I sat taking a moment’s rest from the work I had been doing, I turned my gaze and looked at the top branches of a distant tree. A flock of birds had congregated on the most distal tips of the branches. As I sat watching them, I felt a sense of elation as  my brain transitioned into the old familiar daydream state; a state of blissfulness, rest and lightness.  Coming out of of daydreaming state, I thought of Clayton and that day’s meditation class.
I felt a deep sense of gratitude to Clayton. His meditation classes and his talent for teaching meditation were beginning to take effect on my brain waves and, as a new sense of calm overtook me, I began to imagine the possibilities that meditation holds for enhancing all areas of a person’s life.

If you’re wondering about meditation classes in Burlington, drop by to Chrysalis Yoga Studio on Walker’s Line and Palladium (just north of Dundas) at 5:15pm on Wednesday’s for a meditation class with Clayton Smith. You’ll be glad you did.


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Comment balloon 23 commentsJo-Anne Smith • February 28 2013 08:32AM

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My mind is like an untrained puppy, it darts here and there, never rested Jo, I think meditation would be beneficial, could get rid of a lot of stress.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 4 years ago

Malcolm,

Meditation classes open up your mind and find things that have been lurking in there for awhile....oftentimes these things change your life, once you face them head-on. I believe it is these hidden things that cause a lot of our stress.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 4 years ago

Good morning Jo -

I find myself enjoying meditation time on my 3 -5 mile nightly walks.  No matter if it's a full moon or a no moon, the crisp clean air and quietness of the dark late night strolls bring just some me time.  We all need time to daydream and reflect daily.

Posted by John McCormack, AlbuquerqueHomes.com, Albuquerque Homes Realty (Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com) over 4 years ago

Jo Ann, when I was heavy into the martial arts I was also taught meditation techniques...I also found meditation to be very calming, refreshing removing the weight of all that mental baggage that tends to pile up over time.  I still practice, but not as regularly as I should.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL) over 4 years ago

Jo-Anne,

If I didn't know myself any better, I'd say you were the author of my life story! We have so much in common! I like dreaming too and there just doesn't seem to be enough time when you're so busy doing everything else. But you're right, mediation does put you in a better frame of mind.

Dream on Jo-Anne!!!

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 4 years ago

John,

Hiking and walking certainly is a meditative practice. I'm glad you're able to find the time to get out at the end of the day and do something that calms and regenerates you.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 4 years ago

Nick,

Did you find taking Martial Arts and Meditation helped you to learn focusing skills that enable you to be a better business person?

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 4 years ago

Patricia,

They've shown that daydreaming helps your mind to be more creative and functional. Nice to make the acquaintance of a fellow dreamer!!

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 4 years ago

Hey Jo,

I love meditation, I appreciate the stillness more then ever.  These days things always seem to be moving at a faster pace (which it is because the earth is spinning at a faster rate).  so with that said, meditation is a great tool all can use to "ground" one's self, regain connection with source and higher self. 

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 4 years ago

Hi Laura,

I`m so glad to hear you`re enjoying meditation. I do notice things moving so fast these days....I thought I was imagining it or it had to do with getting older. Taking time to slow down and notice the beauty that surrounds us is so important and sure does work to keep us grounded, you`re so right (and very wise). :)

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 4 years ago

Jo   Funny you bring up "meditation" now.  This is something I wrote down to try this year.  I've signed up for OPRAH's 21 day Meditation Challenge, and hope to learn and experience a few new things. I wish the studio was closer to Port Dover...of well I'll have to quiet the mind where I am!

Have a great Wknd :)

Posted by Berni Kerr, AMP Mortgage Agent - Port Dover ON (Dominion Lending Centre - Mortgage Professionals Inc.) over 4 years ago

Jo-   Meditation is something that my acupuncture sister raves about, but I have never really tried.   You have made it sound like something we all should do try this wee.   

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Jo,

It is so easy to not have time for meditation but that time spent daydreaming or in my case walking to the beach at Pelican Bay and then just spending time staring at the Gulf of Mexico is magic.  I feel a bit sorry for children today because the have way to much occupying their minds...rather than clearing it for ideas to flow in.  True for adluts as well!!! Sorry I missed you on your trip to Naples.

Posted by Marcia Hawken, Naples Luxury Specialist (Downing-Frye Realty, Inc.) over 4 years ago

Jo,

I'm glad it's working for you.  I did Yoga for years when I was much younger and I believe I got the same benefits out of it.  I've wanted to resume it here in Dallas, but I've not found anyone who focuses on the meditation of it.

Bill

Posted by BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach (Bill Cherry, Realtor) over 4 years ago

Jo-Anne  I have never tried meditation, but yoga does wonders for me

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) over 4 years ago

Hi Berni,

Thank you for stopping by! I've also signed up for Deepak and Oprah's 21 Day Meditation Program, however finding the time to do it every day is proving to be challenging.
I wish Port Dover were closer too...I know you would love Clayton's classes.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 4 years ago

Dagny,

It works wonders for so many things....I alway come out of class feeling more clear-headed and focused and with fewer worries.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 4 years ago

Hi Marcia,

I love walking on the Naples Beach....it's one of my favourite things in the world to do and it certainly does work wonders on the body and soul.

Looking forward to meeting up with you next time we're down,

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 4 years ago

Bill,

You used to do yoga? Somehow I'm not surprised....

I wish for you that there was a good Meditation teacher in Dallas. Maybe Clayton can start doing guest classes at some studios down there.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 4 years ago

Karen,

I always smile when I hear of another friend who does yoga....it's so good for the mind, body and soul.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 4 years ago

So often in grade school, I would look out the window and daydream and then go home and teach myself what I should have been learning in class. As I was a straight 'A' grade school student, I paid a price for my stolen moments.  Daydreaming and later meditation - I have found - are just excellent for recharging the physical, mental and spiritual batteries.

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) over 4 years ago

It's really amazing how our bodies and minds connect and we can actually steer things in the ways we want just by simple postures and breathing, clearing the mind, etc.  It's something we should all pay attention to, and practice.  Nice photo with his head framed in the light of the doorway!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 4 years ago

This should be an excellent class for area residents. Thanks for sharing this information.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 2 years ago

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