There are many different ways to meditate. You don't have to physically practice yoga in order to practice meditation or meditate to practice yoga. The two practices do support each other. The physical practice of yoga allows the body to relax and develops concentration for the practice of meditation. In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali states that yoga (or union) happens when the mind becomes quiet. This mental stillness is created by bringing the body, mind, and senses into balance which, in turn, relaxes the nervous system.

Some ways to meditate include the use of sound, breath, physical sensations, walking, gazing, and the use of imagery.

Research has confirmed what the yogis of ancient times already knew: Profound physiological and psychological changes take place when we meditate, causing an actual shift in the brain and in the involuntary processes of the body.

Benefits of Meditation include the following:

-Stress Reduction

-Improves Concentration

-Encourages a Healthy Lifestyle

-Increases Self-Awareness

-Increases Happiness

-Increases Acceptance

-Slows Aging

-Benefits Cardiovascular and Immune Health

We offer a non-dogmatic, community meditation at Mountain Sol Yoga. Please check our online schedule for meditation time changes, workshops or series that are offered.

"Meditation & Mindfulness Book Study Group"  First Tuesday of every month, meets from 5:30 - 7 pm. The Book Study Group is a semi-open group. New members may join at any time with permission of the group leader.  (Please contact Cheryl Petersen at ROLmeditation@gmail.com.)  Each meeting begins with a silent meditation followed by group sharing on one chapter of the current book. The purpose of the group is to study the teachings and universal truths of a variety of wisdom and meditation traditions for personal and spiritual growth.

*Bolsters, blankets, & chairs are available to ensure that everyone is comfortable while sitting for meditation; regardless of age, or physical limitations. If you have questions and/or are interested in a more formal Intro. to Meditation & Mindfulness class, please email Cheryl at ROLmeditation@gmail.com (Range of Light Meditation).