Can anyone benefit from meditation?
Meditation is in essence a way of becoming more aware of ourselves, more aware of our feelings and thoughts, as well as the world around us. As such it can be useful for anyone who wants to know themselves better. It also helps us calm down and can reduce anxiety and stress. While it should not be thought of as a panacea it can be very helpful for anyone who is prepared to put in a consistent effort.

How much time will it take?
Meditation is most effective if you can manage to do a little every day - even ten minutes a day can make a difference to one's life. For most people who take to meditation it soon becomes something that feels worthwhile and enjoyable, so they find themselves happy to make the time for it.

Do you have to be able to sit on the floor?
Although posture is important it is quite possible to meditate on a chair or even lying down if you are shown how to 'sit' in these ways properly.

Is there a best time of day to meditate?
Many people find first thing in the morning the best time, it is a very good way to start your day. But you can meditate at any time and for others the evening might work better, as it can be a good way of relaxing after a stressful day.

I understand that the meditations that you teach are Buddhist, I am a committed Christian does this mean I can not meditate?
The meditations we teach are indeed from the Buddhist tradition, but you can find similar meditations in many different spiritual traditions, and you do not have to have any particular religious beliefs to do them and to benefit.


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