The 11th Step: We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
Danny is 66 years old and a recovering addict with 29 years clean. He is a combat Vietnam Veteran who served proudly in the United States Marine Corps from 1968 to 1970 with 13 of those months in Southeast Asia. He suffers from PTSD and fought this demon for more than 40 years. Over these years fighting PTSD he has tried counseling, psychiatry, and hypnoses which have helped to some degree. Then about 4 1/2 years ago he started a practice of meditation which changed his life. At first he was skeptical, wondering how by just closing one's eyes and breathing, that this could help. When asked, he will tell you that meditating takes him to a different world where he can let go of the lies the ego tells him so he can find his true spirit. Like anything else, this takes practice and doesn't happen overnight. Danny is now taking the meditation course Palouse Mindfulness, a mindfulness-based stress reduction course to further his journey in learning and getting his certificate.
* Releasing Stress and Tension
* Clearing out old patterns and blocks from your body, enabling healing
* Bringing you into a deep state of relaxation
* Increasing your vital life force and improving circulation
* Strengthening your nervous & glandular system
* Improving your immune system
* Bringing peace to your mind
* Awaken your intuition and access inner wisdom
Kundalini yoga, known as the yoga of awareness, is a fast and effective way to clear the mind, energize the body, and uplift the spirit. Students see and feel the results quickly, feeling energized, relaxed, and uplifted after each class.
The sound of the gong creates deep relaxation helps the body to clear any emotional blockages, releases stress/tension and helps the body come back into a balanced rejuvenated peaceful
Reduce stress , improve relationships with family, friends and co-workers, and experience a deeper connection to your own personal self-awareness. This class will allow you to meditate for longer periods of time in stillness. This class contains a variety of guided meditations, and a time for sharing of experiences during group discussion. Some benefits of this class include:
- insight and understanding of oneself, with greater self-awareness
-increased acceptance and appreciation of oneself
-increased emotional intelligence
-improved motivation towards actions that are good for one's self
-understanding of others and why they act as they do
-increased kindness and compassion for self and others
-improvement of relationship with family, friends, and others
During this meditation, you will be able to create a union between the body and soul using mindfulness, awareness of breath, and bringing awareness into the body.
Meditation is a simple way to know this potential in you. The soul is the embodiment of power, wisdom and love. As you clear emotion and create silence in your mind, there is a definite feeling of oneness with everything that is experienced. Kindness, compassion, and peace radiate out from you to all around you.
When limiting beliefs are cleared, the body heals, the story disappears, and life becomes smoother.
This sitting group focuses on bringing presence and compassion to one’s reality – whether that involve a current life challenge, chronic physical pain, or simply mindful awareness of the body. The principles of insight meditation and lovingkindness will be used to specifically target current challenges. Through curious and compassionate presence we notice that things are ever-changing both within and around us.
This group will also touch on the latest scientific evidence supporting for the use of mindfulness to reduce the subjective experience of pain and bring a heightened sense of well-being to daily life.
Static Five Methods of Qigong: which focuses on fostering participants’ awareness of Qi (internal energy) through slow, continuous breathing and meditation.
Dynamic Qigong is designed to further discover and empower the body’s natural defense mechanisms. Students learn to differentiate between yin and yang, full and empty, weight and no weight dynamics.
The “Tai Chi Meditative Step” clarifies the diversity of yin and yang by coordinating footwork and activity with a chi ball.
The well structured, yet simple to acquire, “Tai Chi Kitchen Form” is next in this progression.
This program concludes with “8 pieces of silk brocade Qi Gong”, which is a balanced, invigorating mixture of yin and yang movements.