What to Expect at Your First Meditation Class
Those looking for the best yoga classes San Diego has are probably familiar with all the benefits of hot yoga, the staples of core power yoga, as well as the numerous perks of Hatha yoga. However, few people consider the meditative aspects of it, rarely thinking “Hm, I’d like to see what a meditation class near me has to offer.”. Even the meditation enthusiasts are unsure what to expect at their first class. So, let’s answer some of the most common questions about meditation classes.
“What is the teacher at a meditation class near me going to be like?”
First things first – meditation instructors are friendly, inviting, pleasant, and kind. Above all else, they are passionate about what they do, and passionate about sharing their knowledge and inner peace with others.
You truly have nothing to fear. But fear itself? Even that will become a thing of the past once you spend half an hour at a meditation class. Professional and experienced meditation teachers will slowly take you through every step of the way, first relaxing you, and then, gently, into meditation.
One advice from us – if you want to ask, ask away. Meditation instructors will be more than happy to answer, as it is all part of the task they set before themselves – show every single individual the wondrous world of meditative exercise.
“How do I get into the right state of mind at a meditation class near me?”
Again, nothing to fret about. In fact, if you knew how to do it, wouldn’t you have stayed at home, meditating? The sole fact that you’ve come to a meditation class means you want to learn. More importantly, you want to see what it is meditation offers. Where there’s a will, there’s a way, right?
Just trust your teachers. Share your thoughts with them in the beginning, tell them about any problems you might be facing. Tell them if your mind is wandering. Tell them if you’re finding it difficult to block external distractions.
It is only through good communication with your teacher that you can truly learn the nuances of meditation. Be open, nothing more. Everything else will come in its own time.
“How do I best prepare for a meditation class near me?”
Mistake number one – there is no way to prepare for a meditation class! Expect the unexpected! Enter the unknown, then embrace it!
On a more serious note, you really can’t prepare for meditation. Every meditative experience is different. Meditation depends on the way you feel at any given moment, and, chances are, you won’t be feeling the same during each lesson. How can you prepare for it then? Well, as we’ve said, you can’t.
Nor should you want to. Meditation is about exploring your inner self. It is honest, introspective, and highly relaxing. By trying to prepare for it, you’d lose much of its charm in the process. Just come to a lesson, willing to listen and learn. Anything else is a waste of time and energy.
“Will the environment at a meditation class near me be serene?”
It probably will be. No, it most certainly will be. Meditation classes are held in beautifully furnished spaces dedicated solely to meditation. Plus, your teachers will give it their all to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility during every class. You will practice meditation in an environment perfectly suitable for it.
We would like to, however, leave you with one thought. Isn’t meditation about finding your center, shutting out all distractions of your everyday life, and focusing on yourself? We think it is, and to do so in a less-than-adequate environment would be an even greater victory. So, once more, focus on you, and you alone. Let everything else fade away, and enjoy your meditation experience as much as you can.
“How do I have to sit at a meditation class near me?”
Well, you don’t “have to” sit in any particular manner. You can lie down, crouch, jump around… Ok, perhaps jumping around is a bit extreme. Meditation is an exercise of the mind, so a perfect physical posture for meditation shouldn’t exist. However, a proposed posture does, as there are some pointers as to how you should sit in order to make reaching the state of meditation as easy as possible.
Your back should be straight, albeit relaxed, as it allows for proper breathing and better energy flow. You can cross your legs, you don’t have to. You can sit on a chair, or on the floor, or have your back against a wall. Find what suits you, and then do it. You know best when you feel best.
“What if I fall asleep at a meditation class near me?”
The biggest fear of all meditation newbies – falling asleep. Just imagine waking up, you classmates’ fingers pointing at you in disapproval, their voices echoing about the room, silently condemning your lack of commitment. What horror!
It’s never like that though. Never. It’s happened to all of us at some point. If you fall asleep, it means you’re doing it right, at least in the beginning. It means you’ve become so relaxed you had no problem catching up on some z’s in a room full of people practicing meditation. It means it’s working!
“I want to try meditation, but how do I find the best meditation class near me?”
It really is no trouble, not when Fit Athletic is around the corner! If you want the best instructors teaching you how to meditate, and if you want to learn meditation in a blissfully-peaceful atmosphere, Fit Athletic gym is the place for you. Our meditation teachers will help you breeze into it all at your first class, and it will be all the easier once you see the space we’ve prepared for it. Come, check it out. We’re here for all your meditative needs and wants.