Tara conducts her meditation classes tying in influences from India, Nepal, Tibet, Italy and France where she studied meditation. She has trained and learned under the teachings of Shiva Girish at Satyam Shivam Sundaram Meditation School in Goa, India, the late S.N. Goenka at the Dhamma Atala Vipassana Meditation Centre in Firenze, Italy, the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum Village Monastery in Loubes-Bernac, France and Sudhir Ponugupati at Sampoorna in Goa, India.
While meditation has become more popular in the west than ever before, the ancient wellness practice of meditation is a 2,000 year old Indian practice that induces a deep state of meditation and relaxation. Meditation taps into both the physical body and psychological mind, changing brain waves, thoughts and emotions and the chemistry of the body, changing brainwaves and the chemistry of the body for participants; it is vital that proper education, both scientific and philosophical, is incorporated correctly into the learning of becoming a Meditation Master.
Tara incorporates hundreds of meditation techniques into her classes including: Mindfulness, Vipassana, Teachings of Osho, Passive + Active Meditation, Sound Vibration, Guided Meditation, Kundalini, Body Scan, Progressive Relaxation, Breath Awareness, Transcendental and more. Students and teachers alike have expressed the transformational feeling and experiences they've had under the meditation practices of Tara.
She has conducted meditation classes for thousands of people in over 25 countries around the world and 3 continents; Asia, Europe and North America. Health, well-being, and mental processes improve with meditation and, over time, the benefits increase steadily. In Tara’s meditation classes, the aim is to reduce stress and enter into deep relaxation and meditation. To simply be present in the moment free of thoughts, worries and concerns.
What to expect during Meditation:
Tara’s sessions include both active and passive meditations. Meditative techniques can include Breathing Techniques, Mindfulness, Sound Vibrations, Sound Therapy, Passive – Active Dynamic Meditation Techniques, Chakra Healing Therapy, Rhythmic Breathing, Sacred Sound Healing, Sounds & Mantras, Expressive Dance Movements and more.
The brain waves, during this session, switch from Beta waves (normal waking state) to Alpha and Theta waves (a deep meditative state).
Benefits of Meditation:
In a recent study from Harvard University, they found that long-term meditators, have increased amounts of gray matter in the insula and sensory regions, and the auditory and sensory cortex. They confirmed that meditation reduces stress, fosters clear thinking and increases our capacity for empathy and compassion.
When meditating, the body undergoes a structural change, which demonstrates the profound impact of simply sitting down with eyes closed. In fact, MRI images show a complete change in the brain’s different departments, which results in a relaxation
response in the rest of the body.
When meditating, beta waves, which indicate a state where information is being processed, decrease, and are replaced by alpha waves, which are associated with total brain coherence. The frontal and parietal lobes, which deal with reasoning, planning, and processing sensory information, slow down. And without a glut incoming stimuli, the nervous system is able to rest, resulting in relaxation and improved functioning in the entire body.
Meditation brings the brainwave patterns into an relaxed alpha state, that relaxes the body as well as the mind. Without constant stimuli entering the sensory pathways, the mind is able to relax and enter a state of deep rest.
Meditation is also a practice of self-care, that allows for a connection with the inner self. In doing so, self-esteem increases and the ability to make decisions that align with the individual’s authentic feelings and desires, and allow for better self-regulation.
On a physical level, meditation: Lowers high blood pressure, Lowers the levels of blood lactate, reducing anxiety attacks, Decreases tension-related pain, such as, tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems, Increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior, Improves the immune system and Increases the energy level, as you gain an inner source of energy.
On a mental level, meditation: Anxiety decreases, Emotional stability improves, Creativity increases, Happiness increases, Intuition develops, Gain clarity and peace of mind, Problems become smaller, Sharpens the mind by increasing focus and expands through relaxation, Emotional steadiness and harmony, Meditation relaxes the entire brain, including the amygdala, which is the emotional center of the brain.
Meditation brings harmony in creation. When you meditate, you enter a space of internal expansiveness, calm, and joy. The result is feelings of expansiveness, calm, and joy in waking life, which has an effect on our interactions with others and the world around us.
Meditation can bring about a true personal transformation from the inside out. As you experience your inner storehouse of peace and security, you will naturally begin to discover aspects of yourself that were previously hidden due to stress.