Group practice magnifies the profound effects of meditation, which changes brain patterns and clears the subconscious. Coming together like this promotes peace at large, benefiting even those who don’t meditate.
Group practice magnifies the profound effects of meditation, which clears problems from the subconscious mind. Any pursuit is stronger when people work together with a shared intention. By practicing in small and large groups, YogaSoul teachers and students create stronger psyches and spirits. This even benefits people who don’t meditate, which means community meditation promotes peace at large.
Meditations are done in the in the style of Kundalini Yoga, a potent yoga style that combines chanting, poses and meditation in sets called kriyas. In this style, specific mantras are chanted for a certain amount of time, which then yields a specific outcome. For example, YogaSoul’s first group meditation was for financial prosperity. The result? YogaSoul students, and even the center itself, noticed a greater flow of income in their lives.
The center debuted its second community meditation on 11/11/11, the beginning of what’s known as the Age of Aquarius — a time of global, personal and spiritual transformation. YogaSoul’s leaders chose “Meditation to Penetrate the Unknown Without Fear.”
As people face uncertainty — economic, political, personal, and more — this meditation alleviates stress and fear that change can bring. People begin showing up to their lives differently when they can face the unknown with more confidence, said Tarisa Parrish, owner of YogaSoul.
“It’s a powerful meditation for change,” said Nicole Nardone, YogaSoul instructor, energy worker and holistic healer.
Group meditations are done in every Kundalini yoga class for 40 days per meditation. Students are also encouraged to practice each specific meditation outside of class; the idea is that everyone is working together toward the same outcome.
Specific amounts of time create certain desired effects, change old habits and develop new ones. For example, meditating for three minutes affects circulation and blood stability, Kundalini yoga science explains. Meanwhile, meditating for 11 minutes changes the pituitary gland and nerves. It takes 40 days to break a habit, 90 days to confirm a new one, and 1,000 days to master it.
YogaSoul has just begun community meditation, but Parrish says they plan on continuing the practice in the coming months and years.
YogaSoul Center’s mission is to help clients win the battle against stress. It has an extensive class offering in several styles of yoga, including Kundalini, Hatha, Yin, and Vinyasa. It boasts a fully equipped Pilates studio and offers many kinds of classes, including Zumba, Tai Chi and belly dancing. Its full roster of teachers and healers provide clients with a variety of healing services, including intuitive readings, Reiki, Thai yoga bodywork, Ayurveda, energy work and several others. YogaSoul also hosts special workshops and Kundalini yoga teacher trainings.
To see a full schedule, make an appointment with a healer or sign up for a class, visit YogaSoul’s website, yogasoul-center.com/. New students get their first week of classes free.