Make Mediation Your 2016 New Year’s Resolution

Happy 2016, may this year be filled with what you deeply desire!

I don’t know about you, but every New Year I love to take some time to reflect on what I want the year to bring. I clarify what qualities and experiences I’d like to nurture and what I’ll need to change to support those qualities blossoming in my life.

The whole idea of a New Years resolution is curios really. It’s just a date in a calendar but it really does feel like every January brings the opportunity to wipe the slate clean and bring fresh momentum and energy into creating a life even more aligned with your values, hopes and aspirations.

Into this sea of emerging possibility I’d like to offer the suggestion of making meditation a part of your life. The benefits of meditation are well documented: stress reduction, enhanced brain function, boosted creativity and better sleep. But perhaps even more importantly, mediation connects you the the present moment and away from future worry and past regret. It allows you to be grounded, to live life from a place of centeredness and peace and deal with the inevitable
challenges and opportunities that come your way with grace as well as grit.

If you’re new to mediation it might surprise you that meditation techniques are not difficult. I like to say, if you can breathe you can meditate. However, expert guidance makes the journey of learning to meditate a whole lot more enjoyable.

Having been an avid meditator myself for 20+ years I know first hand how incredibly transformative and helpful mediation has been for me. It would have been selfish to keep this amazing wellness and happiness tool to myself!!

So I set about sharing this gift in my own way with as many people as possible. With that in mind I created an online learn to meditate program that gives you the tools and support to allow you to learn the art of meditation as well as establish an enjoyable and sustainable home practice. It can be completed in as little as seven days or you can take your time and complete the course over several weeks. It is suitable for complete beginners and for those that are rusty and want to re-establish their practice.

For you, my dear Live Wellians, I’m delighted to let you in on a secret - I have temporarily reduced the price of the course by $50 on the standard course fee of $247 (+GST). This will be for a limited time so if you’re keen jump in fast!

Wes’s meditation teaching is an inspired distillation of a range of lineages and mediation styles including Mindfulness, Vipassana, Vedic and Yoga. The core of Wes’s approach is to teach how to meditate in the simplest, most accessible and enjoyable way possible.

Wes Smith is Live Well's Director and has 20 years experience as a practitioner and wellness educator. He has a special interest in working with chronic immune issues, stressanxiety and depression
Wes is passionate about inspiring and educating people to create and sustain their vitality and wellbeing so they can live life to the full.
Wes also enjoys teaching meditation and is the creator of meditatewithwes.com an online resource for learning how to meditate. es has a B.App.Sc.(Acup), Diploma of Herbal Medicine, a Yoga Teaching Diploma and is an APHRA registered acupuncturist. Learn more about acupunctureherbal medicine and meditation.