By Mary Davis, MSN, FNP
Happy Fall season fellow Montlake residents! Meditate Seattle’s weekly Meditation/ Mindfulness Groups have resumed meeting in the Montlake studio. Participants spend ½ hour sitting silently and observing their breath, or silently repeating a simple sound. You do not need any experience to join, just arrive a few minutes early for instructions, and/or questions. You don’t even need to register or apply, just come to the studio on Thursdays at 9:30 AM or 6:30 PM. There is no cost to attend; this is offered as a community service.
There is now a bounty of research about the benefits of a regular meditation/ mindfulness practice. The studies show that both your physiology and your mental function improve, even after only a few sessions. There is even new research showing that meditation can affect your DNA to activate health genes, and deactivate inflammation genes.
If you are interested in the specific changes brought about by meditation, Meditate Seattle has produced a 15 minute video that describes all the benefits, and instructs you in the basics of meditation.
The studio is located behind the house at 2145 Boyer Ave East, corner of 18th E and Boyer E. Walk up the first driveway on 18th E to arrive at the studio.
Thursdays 9:30 AM and 6:30 PM
Meditate Seattle Studio