Still the mind and connect with source in the sacred Judean desert. It’s the perfect place to meditate, free from movement, sound and distractions from the outside world.
“Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation” ~ Rumi
If you’re new to Mindfulness Meditation, first you’ll learn how to focus or concentrate.
Mindful Meditation tunes your focus so that you can observe your mind’s habitual desire to chase another thought, memory, emotion or idea. When these thoughts are allowed to BE (without the need to attach to them by analysing, judging and labelling) the chatter subsides— and as a result you’ll ease into a steady stream of pure awareness.
In classical yoga the journey from the outer aspects of self to the inner is outlined as follows;
Asana (body postures) focus on the outer aspect of yoga.
Pranayama (breath control) aids the journey within.
Pratyahara (the senses focus internally through relaxation). This is the window to the inner aspects of yoga.
Dharana (deep focus). The beginning of meditation.
Dhyana (pure present awareness of existence) through transcending habitual thought during meditation.
Samadi (the merging of your ‘sense of individual self’ with existence). The experience of being ‘at one’ with the natural world.
Wise yogis have used this metaphor to describe this experience of Samadi.
“The small individual self – merges with an expansive experience of Self – just like a droplet of rain – joining the ocean”
When meditating in nature, your body synchronizes with the earth’s natural vibrations. This harmony greatly enhances your experience of meditation. While sitting in the breathtaking expanse of the Judean Desert, you’ll practice Mindful Meditation, a technique to facilitate Dharana, Dhyana and Samadi.
The ethereal stillness of the Judean Desert seems to have a special power to stop a racing mind in its tracks. Submerged in silence within the vastness of this wild landscape, the desert touches the human heart and soul, inducing a primordial state — a feeling of deep connection to the earth— and of limitless, uplifting expansion with the whole of existence.
Research shows that a meditator’s brain works very differently from a non-practitioner’s brain. According to EEG scans, meditators have increased Gamma brainwaves which have been linked to the regulation of perception and consciousness, suggesting that an increased presence of Gamma waves relates to expanded consciousness and spiritual connection.