Zen practices have been around for 1000's of years with their roots in India, they then travelled to China and Japan.
The Japanese word Zen comes from the sanskrit word dhyana which means meditation.
Meditation is used to tame the mind by introducing a narrow focus and mindfulness refers to being in the present moment.
There have been a whole host of scientific studies providing evidence of the benefits of practicing meditation and mindfulness for health, wellbeing, mental clarity and calm, evidence it still being gathering.
As physical exercise is good for for the body meditation is beneficial to both physical and mental health, it is fitness training for the mind.
There are various types of Zen meditation, the type I am referring to here is bompu zen. This is meditation practiced for the purpose of improving physical and mental health. It is nothing to do with religion or philosophy.
Meditation is a skill that can be developed with regular practice. It helps us to manage our emotions, improve our concentration and provide an oasis of calm and relaxation.
If you would like to learn more about meditation and mindfulness and how to practice. Keeley is hosting an 8 Week Course in Zen Meditation and Mindfulness for Wellbeing.
The course will cover
Emotional Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Role Stress and Time Pressure
Taking Care of Yourself
Changing Your Life
The course commences on Monday 29 June @ 2-3.15pm via Zoom (recordings of sessions will be available via a private members page if this time isn't convenient)
Sessions are weekly
The cost of the course is £80
You can book via our online course page https://www.yoga4all.co/onlinecourses
Please also email Keeley if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org