Meditation mystery

By: Tree Ryde, Feb 13, 2014

What are the advantages of taking a meditation class?

Learn how meditation can benefit you.

As we get older it becomes common for us to forget to breathe. I know this sounds strange, but it's true! If you look at a child under the age of 5, you can see their belly going up and down as they breathe. When we get older, we have more responsibility and this adds stress and anxiety to our everyday lives. This causes most of us to stop breathing as our bodies are naturally supposed to.

Our bodies NEED air to function properly. When we don't breathe to our full capacity there are parts of our body that miss out on oxygen. The majority of our body is controlled by our nervous system. If our nervous system is not getting enough oxygen we start to get nervous and have anxiety, or we have a hard time thinking clearly and are easily distracted.
With yoga as well as meditation, it teaches you to breathe again, just like you did when you were younger. This allows the oxygen to get where it needs to go. Our bodies are amazing things; it does a million things all day long for us to lead our everyday life. It's about just re-training ourselves to breathe and our bodies will take care of the rest. You will feel better, have more energy and truly enjoy your life.

Breathing with meditation helps clear your mind from all the clutter that we fill it with all day long. We carry all these thoughts and insecurities with use and this is a way for us to let go or release them and find calm and peace within.

After 12 years of being in the rat race of the fashion industry Tree Ryde was looking for something to calm her mind body and soul and she found it in yoga finishing her 200H at Kula Yoga in 2007. She was addicted and wanted to deepen her practice of meditation and study the sub-conscious mind. She became a hypnotist in 2014 and works part time at the Burlington Hypnosis centre. Helping clients with anything from weight loss, quit smoking to nail biting. Tree also loves exercise and cook whenever she can, and is always coming across new recipes that are both delicious and nutritious