Universal Energy Arts Academy Yogi Cho Yoga Nidra - 3 Treasures Meditation
Universal Energy Arts & YogiChild Academy Retreats are Time Out from the daily demands of life and from our habits and patterns that keep us bound in our actions and thoughts. Time Out helps us realign with our vision of who we are and what’s important to us. It supports us in living a life that is in harmony with our Higher Self.
Benefits of Time Out
1. Spiritual Boost
There is a well-known saying in the world of neuropsychology that says, “the neurons that fire together, wire together.” This is the power of our attention and focus. Our attention is firing neurons.
When we put our attention over and over again on something, we are creating links in our brain and nervous system. This is how habits are formed and how habit can be broken. It is also why we get a real spiritual boost from concentrated time focused on the Divine. It is also why a daily spiritual practice is so important. It reinforces the neural-links.
We are literally wiring our brains for the Sacred. Then, when we go back to our daily routine, we have the benefit of that wiring to help carry us through.
2. Calms the Mind
When the mind is calmer we feel more peace. By taking time out, somehow, issues resolve or simply are no longer important. Time out is critical for stimulating new ideas and creativity. An open relaxed mind is more receptive to inspiration and spontaneity. A busy, overwhelmed mind has a tendency for tunnel vision and can make us feel trapped or stressed.
3. Relaxes the Body
When we give ourselves a break from, our work responsibilities, our relationship duties, our social media compulsions and other things that keep us in alert mode, our fight-flight-freeze (FFF) system starts to calm down. Our internal alarm stops going off and the chemicals in our bodies settle down. This restores balance to our brain and our body. It feels like peace or calm or more ease or spaciousness.
4. Clears the Heart
A natural outcome of a calm mind and relaxed body is an open heart. Simply allowing our heart to be open, allows our accumulated sorrows and pain to clear. The slowing down of time out gives us the chance to feel our heart, just as it is. Peace and calm allow our bodies to go through the essential process of restoration. When our peace and calm neural connections are made strong by regular experiences of peace and calm, then it becomes easier the next time to access that experience again.
Which comes first, the calm mind, the relaxed body or the clear heart? There is no particular order. Each are interrelated and everyone is different. Someone may have a heart opening experience on retreat, which affects the mind and body. Another may have a deep relaxation of the body, which opens the heart and calms the mind. Someone else might get an insight that creates a deep relaxation and open heart.
Whatever way it happens, it is a gift. Time out is a gift—one we often don’t feel like we have the time for. Or maybe we don’t think we deserve it, or that we can’t afford it, or it is not a good use of time. Yet, retreating is one of the most productive, life-enhancing things we can do with benefits that ripple through us and into our lives, our work and our relationships.
Benefits of Meditation
I promise - once you learn how to meditate and make it a daily habit, you will experience the benefits for yourself; you will wonder how you ever existed without your daily ritual of relaxation! Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned practitioner, a retreat with the Universal Energy Arts Academy will:
TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE FOREVER, INCREASE YOUR HAPPINESS FACTOR AND BE MORE ALIVE!