Private Meditation with Ebba
Meditation is an age-old practice that has been used on the path to enlightenment and self-realization for thousands of years. It has been used in many ways. Some used it as a way for a practitioner to come in contact with their inner divine source, or even what some people call God. (I prefer to call it the great consciousness) Others have relied on it for its calming and cleansing benefits. Throughout the years, it has been a part of religions, part of therapeutic practices, and so much more. The proof of its prominence can be found in ancient texts and at sacred sites all around the world, and these practices preceded many of its modern uses today.
While there are many different ways to approach meditation, humanity continues to discover the many ways that it can help us. We use it to gain a deeper understanding of a concept, to explore our own emotions, and to help with mental unrest.
“With meditation, we can reduce stress, calm anxiety, find peace with pain, and even come away from depression.”
The benefits of this practice now move past the mind and into the body. Studies show that meditation can lower blood pressure and even help individuals who are fighting physical battles with their own health. Every generation of humanity finds new ways to use and embrace it, which further demonstrates just how helpful it can be. We use it to awaken our minds and increase our focus, to strengthen our relationships and perform better athletically. It is a long list that is growing with time.
Though guided meditations are popular, meditation is unique to the individual. It is about spending time within your own mind and your own body for the sake of the greater good. With meditation, you can step away from your senses and direct your energies where they need to be—but it doesn’t stop there.
“Meditation is the greatest tool to achieve a harmonious life.”
Meditation comes in many different forms with countless different strategies, but it can ultimately be broken down into two primary groups: active and passive. These different approaches to meditation can yield different results and might be leaned on more heavily in one direction from one person to the next. The right approach can vary based on the outcome that you seek, which is why I want to break down these different types to help you understand what kind will benefit you, and when.
Active meditations are the friendlier of meditation options because they are generally considered more approachable for the western person. These meditations are great for beginners, children, or people who struggle to really sit down and focus. Not everyone is good at sitting still, and while meditation can help you to become better at it with time, that might not be your starting point.
With active meditations, you will voluntarily focus on something. Since you are putting effort into focusing, it is easier for most people to really sink into this form of meditation. It gives you a simple directive that you can choose to put your efforts into.
This voluntary focus is often directed at something really specific. You might meditate while staring at a certain object, while maintaining a certain breathing pattern, while carrying out a specific movement, or by focusing on a specific image or phrase. By sticking to this specific focus, you can gain the benefits of meditation without missing out due to distractions.
Passive meditation, also known as Zen or Zazen, is a meditation that relies more heavily on a sense of calm and patience. This style of meditation is what most people picture when they conjure up a mental image for meditation. It is the style that was used by Buddhist practitioners who would spend hours meditating every single day.
Many people associate this style of meditation with a sense of enlightenment, and for many, this is the goal. To participate in passive meditation, you will need to focus on just sitting—and this is what makes it difficult to adjust to. When you embrace passive meditation, you will free yourself of specific thoughts, judgements, ideas, and images. The goal is to clear your mind and allow your mind to freely allow thoughts to come and go. Instead of focusing on an idea or object, the only focus is on clearing your mind and sitting still.
The majority of popular meditation practices blend together passive and active meditation practices to create a deeper impact. You will often pair breathing patterns with contemplation and transient thought in an attempt to open your mind and allow yourself to reflect. With reflection, you will gain a deeper insight into the true nature of your own mind and the reality that exists beyond it.
Even though I incorporate mediation in all my training and coaching packages, some people only want to learn mediation, therefore you can learn individually from me privately or in group virtually or live.
We will together figure out what meditation works best for you.
1:1 Private Meditation Sessions with Ebba
A la carte 1:1 sessions remote and in person 30 minute or 60 minute each. Highly individualized mobile travel coaching (multi-day) can be tailor-made to the clients’ needs. Email us for quotes. Coaching can also be done for couples and groups. To get the most benefits from what I can offer you, I suggest you get a package of several sessions.
The sessions will be a one time either remote coaching session via Zoom or live in the Charlotte area at my home.
1 session — 30-minutes,
1 session — 60-minutes,
10 sessions — 30-minutes,
10 sessions — 60-minutes,