So maybe you have tried a few types of mindfulness or meditation based practice and enjoyed the benefits. Maybe they did not work for you? What makes Dru Meditation different from other styles of meditation?
Dru Meditation combines the ancient wisdom of the yogic tradition along with the science of meditation to make it relevant for our modern world. Dru is a kriya, or action based, style of meditation with a typical class starting with mindful movement, breath work and a deep relaxation before sitting for meditation in a chair or on the floor. Other styles of mindfulness and meditation may bring a sense of peacefulness however Dru Meditation has the potential to be transformational in your life.
A regular practice of meditation will help you find inner resources to deal with the pressures and anxieties of life. You will learn to become less reactive to your thoughts and emotions, and find deep stability within, helping you navigate an uncertain world with courage and joy. Not to mention some of the potential biological benefits which may include better sleep, reduced blood pressure and less anxiety.
The 3 Stages of Dru Meditation
Dru Meditation, in common with many other types of meditation, starts with a comfortable sitting with gentle awareness of the body and breath. This mindful awareness reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, chronic pain and insomnia. Conscious engagement of this stage of Dru Meditation will help you to become fully adept at mindfulness in your everyday life.
The next stage of Dru Meditation takes us from just observing our mind to understanding the vast landscape of our consciousness, described in the yogic tradition through models such as chakras and koshas. This more refined level of practice helps you understand how the body, energy, emotions and thought are linked.
In the third stage of Dru Meditation you will learn to transform your consciousness by learning to become the master of your emotions and mind. You’ll learn advanced breathing techniques, mantras and kriyas which will empower your strengths and help you to deeply know yourself. (Source: Dru Meditation website)
If you have experienced a Dru Yoga class a Dru Meditation class will be familiar as there is still activation to warm up the body and and Energy Block Release sequence to clear anything in the layers of our being before you meditate. So you won’t be sitting cross legged or on a chair for an hour, there will be standing movement and there is still even a deep relaxation. The meditation practice itself will involve breath practices (pranayama), withdrawal of the senses (pratyahara) and concentration practices (dharana). Follow the path of yoga to its ultimate destination, meditation!
Having just graduated as Dru Meditation teacher and now a member of the Meditation Association of Australia I am keen to share these beneficial practices with others. It is not too late to join the four week online Introduction to Dru Meditation on Thursday evenings as I can share the week one recording with you. In August the online Wednesday evening Dru Meditation class resumes from 6pm to 7pm and I am also offering a Friday morning Dru Meditation class 11am to 12pm at The Happy Mat for an initial six week series.
If you have some previous mindfulness meditation experience you might like to practice with others as part of The Light Collective Meditation Group which will gather online once per week for a 30 minute guided meditation. The sessions will be a different day and time each week and donations to the World Peace Flame projects appreciated.