The benefits of meditation are countless and have been proved by numerous scientific studies. These include:
- Reduced stress
- Enhanced immune system
- Increased grey matter
- Better memory
- Faster decision making
- Managed emotions
- Increased self-esteem
- Improved creativity
- Slowed down ageing process
- Better quality sleep
How does it work?
When one gets into meditation, mainly by learning to focus on the breath, the brain starts generating lower frequency waves. These waves – such as theta and delta waves – range from 1 to 8 Hz and activate different centres in our brain and our nervous system, than the waves normally generated in active conscious states, in which we typically produce beta and alpha waves, which range from 9 to 40 Hz.
Meditation is not only a relaxed state, it’s a very productive rest (even if this might sound contradictory!), in which we are effortlessly training and developing the mind while enjoying what can get to, at one point, an incredibly blissful experience.
Meditation is not about stopping the mind – you will be able to discover the thought process from a different perspective and with a bit of practice learn to gain mastery over it. You will be amazed at how you can gradually see the effects of meditation in every aspect of your life.
Is this for me?
The practice of meditation doesn’t have to be linked to any specific religion, belief or lifestyle.
Although meditation has indeed been used by clergy and lay people in each of the worlds 5 major religions, its principles have also been used secularly by scholars, surgeons, artisans, business people, caregivers, tradesmen, mothers and military throughout history. The principles are scientifically validated and can be practically applied by anyone, with a pragmatic and down-to-earth approach, and without mysticism, for better performance and enjoyment in everyday life. Furthermore, meditation is routinely used by some of the world’s most successful executives and entrepreneurs.
What do I need?
You don’t need to sit in the lotus pose, you don’t need to believe in anything esoteric (and if you do that’s also great!), you don’t need to adopt or change any religious beliefs, you also don’t need to follow any guru nor become part of any organization. Meditation is a neutral, scientifically proven technique that can be adapted to any lifestyle and all walks of life.
You don’t even need to leave your house! All classes can be done online via video conference or in person in Zurich, and you just need a comfortable chair, sofa or cushion to sit with a straight spine.
In Zurich or online
Whether you want to learn meditation and you have never tried it, you have tried it but are not sure if you are doing it right or you want to boost your practice, contact me and we will adapt the sessions to your needs.
Stress management and mindfulness practices in the work environment are key to promote health, avoid burnouts, emotional build ups and dysfunctional teams.
Yoga & Meditation classes
These classes combine meditation with body stretches and movements and provide and integrated experience of body-mind wellbeing.
Discovering meditation and mindfulness changed my life in a remarkable and exciting way. It’s my absolute passion and love to share it with whomever has an interest in uncovering the amazing power of our mind.
Lawyer by background, I have worked in different kind of firms in Spain and Switzerland, including stressful target oriented environments. It was after maturing my meditation practice for many years, that I decided to take a sabbatical to deepen my knowledge, and traveled the world mainly throughout Asia, Central & South America and Oceania. This was a fascinating experience, that drastically expanded my practice, thanks to which I met the most interesting and advanced teachers and perfected different techniques, including in stays in the Amazonian jungle and long silent retreats.
After all these adventures and back in the city life, I continued to see the tremendous practical benefits that practicing meditation and mindfulness bring to daily life in all aspects.
Meditation and Mindfulness are an established and adored daily practice for me and it’s my pleasure to teach and pass on the incredible benefits of these gifts.
Fátima Martínez Torres
Mindfulness Diploma, International Alliance of Holistic Therapists
Certified Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance
Master in Law, Complutense University