Benefits of meditation

What can meditation do for you? Is it worth trying?

At some point we’ve all experienced feeling calm, clear and relaxed, or simply being content with where we are or what we are doing.

The key thing is that these experiences relate to your state of mind – this is something you can learn to adjust for yourself. At Lifeflow we call this a balanced state, and using skills from the 2500 year old meditation and mindfulness tradition,  we teach you in the Learn to Meditate course how to bring yourself back into this kind of state regularly and easily.

Lifeflow Meditation Benefits

With meditation you can learn to:

  • Relax quickly and efficiently
  • Improve concentration and clarity of mind
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Improve sleep
  • Gain a general sense of well-being
  • Help restore health
  • Enhance your creativity
  • Bring out the inherently happy and content person from within

Free come & try sessions …

45 min sessions – no previous experience is required – enjoy a feeling of calm and learn some practical meditation techniques that you can use straight away.

Western science also supports claims that regular practice of meditation offers a whole range of psychological and physical benefits:

  • For a comprehensive and easy to read review of the science does, and doesn’t, say, you can’t go past this book: The science of meditation – how to change your brain, mind and body, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson. Read a review on NewScientist.
  • Reducing anxiety – measures of brain areas involved when meditating – read article
  • Practising mindfulness meditation helps improve sleep more than just sleep education – read article
  • Overall health benefits from meditation (when associated with conventional medical treatments) arising from its use ‘as an instrument of self-regulation of the human body’ – read article
  • Reducing the adverse effects of stress on the body – read article

Has almost completely eliminated my insomnia. I am much happier and enjoying life more.

- Mary, Learn to Meditate course

Amazingly much less neck pain. Much easier getting to sleep. More self-awareness – love it!

- Student, Level 2 course

I feel calmer, more peaceful and more confident I can meet difficult emotions.

- Teresa, Learn to Meditate course

Increased cognition and memory and increased focus.

- Sam, Learn to Meditate course

Thank you so much for a life changing week at the retreat. I am still feeling the benefits and remain calmer than I have been in a very long time.

- Carolyn, 7-day retreat participant

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Refresh 30 min classes

Refresh 30 min classes

Relax your body and refresh your mind simply and naturally with drop in meditation and mindfulness classes.
Meditation courses

Meditation courses

Check through our range of meditation courses that explore things like mindfulness, neuroscience and decision making within the context of the meditation tradition.
Meditation retreats

Meditation retreats

Throughout the year we offer a range of high quality weekend retreats at Tara Hills Retreat Centre, which is only 45 minutes drive from Adelaide.

Has almost completely eliminated my insomnia. I am much happier and enjoying life more.

- Mary, Learn to Meditate course

Thank you so much for a life changing week at the retreat. I am still feeling the benefits and remain calmer than I have been in a very long time.

- Carolyn, 7-day retreat participant

We received great feedback from the sessions. Even the most hardened anti-meditators were won over.

- Nina Lucas, Senior Learning and Development Officer, Marketing and Communications, Super SA

I feel calmer, more peaceful and more confident I can meet difficult emotions.

- Teresa, Learn to Meditate course

… Mindfulness and meditation [at Lifeflow] has truly transformed my life, more than anything I've ever encountered before. I am more confident, happier and healthier than I've ever been…

- David Trousdell, Head of an Independent Senior School (Adelaide)