What type of meditation do you/meditationwithsimonhoten teach?
I teach meditation focused on an object (a mantra/sound, the breath or an image) and guided meditation / iRest™.
Is the meditation you teach
affiliated with any religion?
No. It is non religious.
You do not have to believe anything to practise it but it can sit alongside any religion too. Meditation is something that you experience.
Hi, I'm Simon and I first started meditating in 2003. I was 40 years old, a merchandise manager in a very fast paced working environment which included lots of travelling. I was trying to live life to the fullest! I enjoyed my job, but was stressed a lot of the time with erratic sleep patterns, and felt “off” (like something wasn’t quite right) regularly. I had also experienced anxiety and panic attacks. I had read that meditation might help, so i booked myself onto a 10 day silent meditation retreat. Talk about throwing myself in at the deep end! It certainly was a life changing experience, but when i came back to London and back to my old life, it didn't work as well. So i explored other meditation practices until i found the one that worked for me. The great news is that i did find the right practice and i have been meditating, enjoying the benefits ever since!
With a regular meditation practise, I have experienced many benefits including improved focus and energy, reduced symptoms of stress and improved sleep patterns.
Meditating regularly can help you to:
Experience reduced levels of anxiety and stress
Improve focus and concentration
Feel more centred and happy
Be less reactive and more responsive
Become more resilient to challenges