MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION
At Restorative Therapy Co., we incorporate mindfulness into everything we do - from physical therapy to yoga to our partnerships and special offerings.
Mindfulness is at the heart of our practice and what makes the experience at Restorative Therapy Co. unique and especially healing.
In addition to mindfulness & meditation in our yoga classes, we feature mindfulness & meditation courses throughout the year.
Book a physical therapy session, medical therapeutic yoga session, or sign up for a yoga class to experience the special role mindfulness plays at RTC.
Try A Meditation Class From Our Virtual Class Library for FREE
Subscribe to Restorative Therapy Co's Virtual Class Library. We have Mindfulness and Meditation Classes on-demand taught by certified physical therapists and yoga instructors from our studio in Virginia Beach.
MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION FAQs:
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
Mindfulness is a quality that every human being already possesses, it’s not something you have to conjure up, you just have to learn how to access it.
How do you learn mindfulness?
Through practice. There is no shortcut. Mindfulness is learned experientially, which means trying it out for yourself. The practice involves formal and informal practice. Formal practice is sitting and being mindful without any distractions for a period of time (every day if possible). Informal practice is taking what you have learned through your formal practice of being present and applying this moment-to-moment in everyday life.
What are the benefits of mindfulness?
Mindfulness has been proven to:
Reduce stress and anxiety
Increase your feeling of well-being
Improve sleeping patterns and the immune system.
What is the difference between mindfulness and meditation?
Nothing. Mindfulness Works defines mindfulness and meditation as simply being present or being aware on a moment-to-moment basis. We use the terms interchangeably.
Can you learn mindfulness and meditation without formal practice?
There may be the odd exception, but in most cases, no. Just like with any skill we learn, or when we increase our physical fitness, we require a dedicated time to formally do the practice or the exercise. There is no way around this. And, just like physical fitness, mindfulness (which improves mental and emotional fitness) is a lifetime practice, not just a one-off.
What is meditation?
Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm, and stable state.
Can meditation really improve my health?
Meditation has been scientifically proven to have many health benefits which include the elimination of stress, anxiety, and depression, improved quality of life, improved creativity, and productivity, better quality of sleep, improved immune system function, greater focus and concentration, and improved cognitive function.
What should I focus on during my meditation class?
During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. This process may result in enhanced physical and emotional well-being.
Restorative Therapy Co. has meditation classes in Virginia Beach and on-line. Visit the class schedule for more information.