Looking for reasons to meditate?


“When your attention moves into the Now, there is an alertness. It is as if you were waking up from a dream, the dream of thought, the dream of past and future. Such clarity, such simplicity. No room for problem-making. Just this moment as it is.”

~Eckhart Tolle

Clinical studies over the last 30 years have documented that a regular meditation practice has significant effects on the mind and body.


Normalizes blood pressure

Improves immune function

Slows the aging process

Reduces anxiety, burnout, improves stress related disorders

Promotes the experience of relaxation throughout the day

Decreases insomnia


Improves psychological health & self esteem

Lowers incidence of depression, anger, irritability

Improves concentration

Increases positive thinking

Enhances creativity

Facilitates psychological development


Calms the emotions 

Experience Tranquility

Deeply experience life in the present moment

Expand awareness of connection to all living beings

Improve the quality of everyday life

Develop inner strength

Enhance understanding and acceptance of others

Increase awareness of your unique spiritual journey


Kirsten Erickson, C-IAYT, YACEP, E-RYT200, RYT500, iRest® Yoga Nidra Level 1 Teacher, Yoga Wellness North