Meditation in Baton Rouge

How to Meditate

Meditation Techniques for Beginners

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Discover How To:

  • decrease stress
  • increase happiness
  • rewire your brain for less fear
  • improve focus
  • cultivate concentration
  • increase productivity
  • drop addictions and bad habits
  • enjoy food more
  • enjoy life more
  • enhance creativity

I struggled with anxiety for years!

I’m not a guru.

I wasn’t trained as a meditation teacher in India.

I’m just an ex-problem drinker with anxiety issues. I had to learn to meditate…or suffer miserably.

There I was…

making my first attempts to meditate. I set the timer for 5 minutes and got ready to experience all this clarity, serenity, and bliss I had read about. I shut myself up into a dark closet to be free of distractions. I started the timer, closed my eyes and then…

NOTHING BUT MENTAL NOISE!

I couldn’t sit still. My mind created every reason not to sit and be still. I didn’t make it past 2 minutes. I was frustrated and threw the timer at the wall and let out a few F-bombs is various parts of speech.

But I was persistent in my efforts.

I sought out various methods and techniques, studying and practicing, yoga, tai chi, qigong, mindfullness, metta(loving kindness), and the Buteyko method of breathing exercise.

In this workshop, I condense all the most effective techniques that helped me become a successful meditator into a 90-minute learning experience.
Meditation has helped me do all of the following:

  • decreased stress
  • increase happiness
  • rewire your brain for less fear
  • improve focus
  • cultivate concentration
  • increase productivity
  • drop addictions and bad habits
  • enjoy food more
  • enjoy life more
  • enhanced creativity
  • better sleep quantity and qualityNick Ortego- Program Creator

Decrease Stress

Meditation has been show to reliably create the relaxation response in your body. This is the opposit of the stress response (fight or flight). This will reverse many of the common ailments related to the stress response: high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease, and digestive disorders.

Reduce Anxiety

Anxiety and worry are just euphamisms for a four-lettered F-word many people are afraid to say: FEAR. Meditation has been shown to reduce the size of part of the brain where fear occurs–the amygdala. MRI scans showed that after an eight-week course of meditation practice, the brain’s “fight or flight” center appears to shrink. This primal region of the brain, associated with fear and emotion, is involved in the initiation of the body’s response to stress.

Improve Focus and Productivity

As the amygdala shrinks, the pre-frontal cortex – associated with higher order brain functions such as awareness, concentration and decision-making – becomes thicker. The “functional connectivity” between these regions – i.e. how often they are activated together – also changes. The connection between the amygdala and the rest of the brain gets weaker, while the connections between areas associated with attention and concentration get stronger.

Be Happy

Studies have shown that experienced meditators have much more activity in the left pre-frontal cortex of the brain. This part is associated with positive emotions.

But here’s the catch!

To experience all these benefit, you have to PRACTICE meditation. Not just learn about it, not just read about it, not just think about it. And for most people, including myself, it is difficult to practice at first.

At first, I was unsure if I was doing it right. I had common misconceptions that kept me from effecively practicing. I didn’t get the benefits. All I got was frustration.

MEDITATION HAS TO BE LEARNED EXPERIENTIALLY.  Like riding a bicycle or swimming, no amount of reading, studying, or thinking about it will pay off. Experiential learning through guided practice is the key!

When You Sign Up For The Program You’ll Get:

  • Direct guidance to EXPERIENCE the benefits of medititation
  • Special techniques to help facilitate getting into a meditative mind state
  • Free guided meditation recording to help you practice on your own

Millions of People Use Meditation Every Day to Live Better

In the United States alone, it was recently estimated by an NHIS (National Health Institute Survey) that 18 million people use meditation techniques. Register today and start your journey.

Sign up today for the program!

Saturday Janurary 28, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
N 2 Action
11811 Industriplex Suite 2
Baton Rouge, LA 70809