What should I wear to my session?
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting, casual clothes.
Do I need to bring anything else?
No. Everything you might need from a neck rest to music and earphones will be provided to you.
What are the benefits of the Meditation Lounge?
- Decreased stress with a decrease in serum cortisol levels
- Lower blood pressure and levels of “bad” cholesterol
- Insomnia relief (with substantial reduction in sleep aids)
- Chronic pain reduction
- Growth in both gray and white brain matter
- Decreased substance use
- Easing of the aging process, especially for long-term meditators
- Longer telomeres, the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect our chromosomes much like the plastic ends of a shoelace. If these ends fray, DNA strands become damaged, and our cells cannot do their jobs.
- Increased memory
- Improved relationships and increased self-esteem
- Greater ability to focus and concentrate
- Increased creativity
What will I experience?
During the first session, most people experience profound relaxation as they drift between wakefulness and drowsiness. Some even fall asleep for periods of time. In later sessions, people experience greater levels of awareness and deep physical, emotional, and mental relaxation.
But what should I do?
It’s simple: Fall asleep and allow the technology to wake you up. Or deeply relax into a meditative state at a higher level of consciousness.
What if I start thinking?
When you observe yourself thinking, direct your attention to your body and breath. Simply feel how relaxed you are becoming and allow yourself to simply relax again. Repeating this simple process of feeling the body and letting go will allow you to quickly learn how to produce profound levels of relaxation – physically, emotionally, and mentally. This is part of the healing process often overlooked by western medicine.
Can people resume normal activities after a session?
After a session, people feel very relaxed, but they are very quickly able to reengage in their normal daily affairs. If they choose to relax after a session, they will simply retain a more profound state of relaxation than they are normally accustomed. Meditation Lounge sessions can be quite restorative and potentially interfere with sleep if experienced too close to normal bedtime hours.
May I use other music?
We recommend using the layered music provided; however, any music can be used. The provided layered music is designed to be pleasant, and, although listeners hear the music, they generally don’t actively listen to it. This process aids in turning off the brain and the stress response. If other music is used, it is best if it is rich in all frequencies, especially bass. This is a significant advantage of the layered music - multiple sound tracks play simultaneously, which provides extremely rich frequency content throughout the session to maximize effectiveness.
Will someone be available to help me and to answer my questions?
Our staff will assist you in using the Meditation Lounge before, during, and after the session until you feel familiar with it.
Is the Meditation Lounge for everyone?
People with pacemakers should consult their physician before use as the technology produces vibration, which can affect the action of some pacemakers. People with auto-immune challenges and PTSD should choose lower volumes of music and vibration.