Why do I think meditation is so important?
As our society and culture gets faster paced and more plugged-in, we are seeing a rise in anxiety disorders, brain fog, etc. Too much dependence on medication.
Meditation is not for everyone.
While the majority of people who come to meditation find it beneficial, there is a small percentage of people who actually experience an adverse reaction. It can be disassociation, feelings of emptiness, or trouble coping with the “real world.” As such, I stress to all my students that they do not follow any one teacher’s word (including my own) as law. I caution them not to sit through excessive pain, either physical or emotional. Meditation is not a panacea. People with a history of mental illness should use caution and speak to their doctor or therapist before pursuing the practice.