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Meditation and Its Benefits for Mamas + Win FREE Classes!

This post was sponsored by our partners at Current Meditation. As always, all inclusions, thoughts, and opinions are our own.

As a yoga instructor and someone who is pretty into health and fitness, I feel a bit ashamed to say that I have never included meditation in my wellness routine. The recent studies on the benefits of meditation are tremendous (reduced stress, better sleep, and increased happiness … just to name a few) so it’s been on my list to establish a regular routine. I’ve certainly tried to meditate at home, but between a work from home business, two dogs, and a precocious toddler it just doesn’t seem to work.

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When I was offered the chance to try a class at Current Meditation Studio in Arcadia, I jumped at the opportunity! I was hopeful it would help me experience meditation in a new light, as it was founded by two families with a goal to create a meditation space that is approachable and authentic. 

When I walked in, I was immediately calmed by the clean, inviting space. The front desk staff was friendly, and helped assuage my nervousness by preemptively answering some questions I had…like, “What do I do if I can’t sit still?” or, “What happens if I fall asleep?” (P.S. the answers are … it’s okay if either happens!)

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I put my belongings in one of the complimentary lockers and headed into the classroom. I picked their signature 45-minute aerial class, where you get to relax in a silk hammock and are guided through meditation with sound from crystal bowls and a gong. There were a few other first-time clients as well, so Hamid (our instructor) helped us get settled into the hammocks. The hammock was awesome! Silky and cozy. I felt like I was being swaddled. If you’re pregnant, the hammock is a nice option because you can lay on your side, be weightless and actually stay comfortable!

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Hamid started class with an intention setting, and then led us through some visualization and imagery exercises that helped quiet my mind. Once we were settled, he alternated between different forms of sound and music, plus continuing to speak and guide us throughout class with a little breath work as well. I appreciated this, because I’ve gone to meditation classes before where you are in a quiet room the whole time, and I could never get my racing mind to slow down. This time, I was actually able to follow along and (mostly) stay present.

After class, the instructor sits by the tea corner to talk to students about their experience, or answer any questions that may have come up during meditation. I chatted for a bit and grabbed some chamomile tea. I felt grounded and refreshed. Once I went home I took a quick shower and went straight to bed, where I fell into a deep sleep! This was huge for me because I’ve always been such a restless sleeper, and it was cool to see an immediate physical benefit from the meditation. 

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Overall, it was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to go back. I loved the innovative and practical approach to meditation and found that it was a realistic way to incorporate meditation into my life. I also loved that there are different class package and membership options so you can find the best fit for your schedule. Similar to most things in life, the more you practice meditation the easier it gets as your brain physically rewires itself through a process called neuroplasticity! As a mom who is constantly trying to “stay in the present moment” instead of worrying about my never-ending to-do list, this was an easy way to exercise and expand my mind. As an added bonus, it felt like a luxurious and restful form of self-care (which all of us mamas need more of, am I right?!).

Current Meditation offers all new guests the chance to experience their first class for free, along with a membership package to make meditation convenient, accessible and affordable. Experience meditation for the modern world and sign up for your complimentary class here.  To learn more about Current Meditation, or to book a class, please visit www.becurrent.com.

To top off this incredible experience, Current Meditation has generously decided to give away a swag bag to one of our lucky mamas!  It includes a water bottle, journal, and a 4-pack of Current Meditation Classes (total value of $145!).

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23 Responses to Meditation and Its Benefits for Mamas + Win FREE Classes!

  1. Stacey July 5, 2017 at 11:21 am #

    Meditation is something I have tried on my own – this studio sounds amazing!

  2. Jordan C July 5, 2017 at 11:32 am #

    I have been working on meditating more using an app, but would love to experience a live meditation class! Great giveaway!

  3. Emily July 5, 2017 at 11:42 am #

    I’m moving to Phx from MN in 3 weeks – this sounds like a fabulous place to try out and decompress after the craziness!!

  4. Ashley Sterusky July 5, 2017 at 11:44 am #

    Love this so much Jacqueline! Seriously can’t wait to try this out with you, meditation date soon. I’ve tried before and can never clear my head. xoxo Ashley

  5. Felicia Sparkes July 5, 2017 at 12:32 pm #

    I downloaded a meditation app in an effort to practice first thing in the morning… but like you said, it never quite worked out the way I hoped! This place sounds amazing.

  6. Kelsey July 5, 2017 at 12:36 pm #

    Love this concept! It’s so hard to do this on your own. Would love to try the classes.

  7. Jen July 5, 2017 at 1:24 pm #

    I have been interested in meditation for some time now. Never have done it but I think it would bring some nice peace to my brain and body if I could do it regularly.

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    Katie July 5, 2017 at 1:52 pm #

    Pretty sure I need to do this as a date night with my husband, and maybe even a double date with our other friend who are new parents. Peaceful meditation in a silk hammock sounds amazing!!

  9. Nicole July 5, 2017 at 1:53 pm #

    I am excited to check this place out!

  10. Rebecca July 5, 2017 at 2:33 pm #

    What an amazing concept!! Being still and present is something my busy mind struggles with. I know I need to implement meditation more and love that there is an entire studio to help with it.

  11. Hannah M July 5, 2017 at 2:52 pm #

    I’ve tried meditation through an app but I think an in person class sounds very interesting.

  12. Lindsay A. July 5, 2017 at 3:12 pm #

    I’ve always been so curious about meditation and would love to try it. I like how you walked through your experience so that there is a better idea of what to expect. 🙂

  13. Nikki July 5, 2017 at 3:12 pm #

    Can’t wait to try this!

  14. Alison July 5, 2017 at 5:19 pm #

    Sounds like an amazing class! I’ll have to give it a try. 🙂

  15. Gina Keedy July 5, 2017 at 5:52 pm #

    This sounds awesome! I can’t wait to try it!

  16. Brittany July 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm #

    This place looks amazing! I have tried to commit to 5 minute meditation sessions because that’s about all I can get in with two little ones at home 🙂

  17. Veronica July 5, 2017 at 10:32 pm #

    I’ve tried meditation before, as part as yoga practice, but having dedicated time in the perfect environment sounds amazing!

  18. Kate July 6, 2017 at 9:54 am #

    This sounds amazing!

  19. Tara Smith July 8, 2017 at 7:12 am #

    Can’t wait to try it !

  20. Julie A July 8, 2017 at 10:35 am #

    This sounds like an amaxing and beneficial way to get in some much needed self care!

  21. Shannon Nuss July 8, 2017 at 1:23 pm #

    This sounds amazing

  22. Megan July 8, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

    I love meditating, it calms my mind and feeds my soul. I’m so excited to try it in a hammock!!

  23. Alex Thompson July 11, 2017 at 11:43 am #

    What a great thing to win! I could REALLY use this! <3

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