The Meditation Series: Chapter 1 - Why I meditate

Clinique La Prairie is probably better known for its innovative medical expertise than its focus on holistic wellness, but an increasing global interest in wellbeing has given the clinic an opportunity to shine a light on its other approaches to a balanced life.

We’ve always had a keen eye on finding bridges between medical wellbeing and the more traditional concept of wellness, but this international awakening has given us the opportunity to take things a step further. We are now designing programs that include a modern approach to ancient techniques…this means looking closely at meditation.

Meditation is a practice that involves focusing attention inwards. The focus of inward attention could be on a mantra, the breathing process (inhalation and exhalation), a vision, an emotion, an area of the body, or even someone else. Some people use meditation to relax and help with anxiety, others use it to build concentration, and yet others pursue the practice as a means of following a particular religion.

Spiritual meditation has been a great interest of mine since I was a child. As I grew older and became busier, the idea of clearing a space in my mind for enlightenment seemed out of reach, and out of touch with the speed of my life and career. Deciding that a focus on work was more important, I put my interest on hold…until 5 years ago, when I was invited to attend a course teaching Transcendental Meditation (TM). 

I’ve been practicing meditation for 5 years now, and it has not only changed who I am in the world, but what the world is within me.

Over the next few months, I will be introducing different themes linked to meditation, whether it be techniques, tips or the many different ways in which, in my Meditation Mondays with the Spa Whisperer series on the Longevity Club blog. Follow me and our blog by subscribing to our newsletter here and learn for yourself the benefits of healing through meditation.

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