Effortless Mind® Meditation Classes

Throughout the day, when we experience stress, our bodies automatically react in ways that prepare us to fight or run. In some cases of extreme danger, this physical response is helpful. However, a prolonged state of such agitation can cause physical damage to every part of the body. Meditation affects the body in exactly the opposite ways that stress does, restoring the body to a calm state, helping the body to repair itself, and preventing new damage due to the physical effects of stress.

The Benefits of Meditation

The benefits of meditation are manifold. When practicing meditation, your heart rate and breathing slow down, your blood pressure normalizes, you use oxygen more efficiently, and you sweat less. Also, your adrenal glands produce less cortisol, your mind ages at a slower rate, and your immune function improves. Your mind clears and your creativity increases. People who meditate regularly find it easier to give up life-damaging habits like smoking, drinking and drugs.

How Meditation Works

Meditation involves sitting in a relaxed position and learning to calm your mind. You may focus on a sound (or mantra), on your own breathing, or on nothing at all. It’s advantageous to have 5-20 distraction-free minutes to spend. It’s helpful to have silence and privacy, but more practiced meditators can meditate anywhere. Many practitioners of meditation attach a spiritual component to it, but it can also be a secular exercise or simply a method of stress reduction.

Pros of Meditation

Meditation is wonderful in that it’s free, always available, and amazingly effective in short-term stress reduction and long-term health. Benefits can be felt in just one session. An experienced teacher is necessary; you cannot learn to meditate from a book or a CD as well.

For those that fear it may be difficult please come to Fern Life Center’s monthly Effortless Mind Meditation Course taught byMeditation Master, Ajayan Borys. Ajayan teaches his students to meditate with ease and demystifies meditation, sending his students home with an accessible practice that very day. The time and effort it takes to learn and practice is well worth it in terms of the benefits it provides and people find that the monthly Meditation Group at Fern Life Center is an easy way to re-connect to their practice and establish it as a life-long habit. It is always easier to practice meditation in community with others.

How does meditation Compare To Other Stress Reduction Methods?

Unlike some medications and herbal therapies, meditation has no potential side effects. People with physical limitations may find it easier to practice than strenuous physical exercise for stress relief, plus, no special equipment is required. Unlike enlisting the help of a professional, meditation is free.

To register or for more information, e-mail us at or go to this link