Cool down and stay young with new meditation class

Rev. Debbi Brown

Did you know that engaging in daily meditation can permanently change the way your brain functions? Simply sitting quietly while following your breath in and out, can bring restorative peace and positively influence your brain function. In an article published in OM Magazine, Dr. Judson Brewer, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, found that meditation appears to change the way the brain works and gives meditators a leg up; not only on handling stress and finding happiness, but also with facing illness and dealing with mental disorders. “We know that meditation has been shown to help in a variety of health problems, such as helping people quit smoking, cope with cancer, and even prevent psoriasis,” says Brewer.

Would you like to learn more about meditation and practice with an experienced meditator in a small group setting? With this ongoing workshop you will experience different styles of meditation; from contemplation to shamanic journeys, guided imagery to walking meditation. A different form of meditation will be explored each week through the guidance of Richard Yocom. Expect to increase your self-awareness, develop inner peace and expansively experience unique states of consciousness.

This class meets from 10:30 a.m.-noon every Thursday morning beginning August 6 (August 13, 20, 27 and September 2) in Room A-3 of Cottonwood Country Club, 25630 S. Brentwood. Come discover for yourself how this ancient spiritual practice can positively impact your health and well-being in dramatic ways.

Eileen Luders, an assistant professor at the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, has found that long-term meditators have large amounts of gyrification, or “folding” of the cortex, which allows the brain to process information faster.

This class is sponsored by Unity of Sun Lakes. Sunday services resume on September 6. In the meantime, join us on Thursday mornings. For more information contact Rev. Debbi Brown at 602-309-1818.