Hello, my name is Lisa Jaffee. As a full-time Mom, Wife, Employee. etc., I frequently felt overwhelmed and stressed out. The stress would carry over into all areas of my life and I would often take it out on the people I love most. I often felt that I was not fully present for my husband, kids, family, co-workers and just rushing around all the time in an effort to get all the items on my “to do list” done.
Then I began meditating, and now I remember to just pause and breathe. I make better choices and my responses to life’s difficulties are less reactive and more reflective. Through regular meditation practice, I have become more aware of the present moment and all that it brings. The judgmental side of my nature appears much less and I recognize that my future is generated by the choices I make right now. I ask my heart for guidance and notice if my choices are nourishing and getting me closer to the things that are most important to me.
By continuing to practice, these days I am able to teach others about generosity, patience, kindness, open heartedness, caring, affection, appreciation, love and how to manifest their desires. Now, there are days that the laundry might not get done and there are still items on the "to do list” and that's okay.
Reach out to me if you would like to learn to meditate.
I would like to express my gratitude to some of my teachers including: The devoted teachers and staff at Yogasphere, Davidji, Sally Miller and the people I encounter everyday who touch my life.
If the definition of stress is how we respond when our needs are not met, then meditation can be viewed as the antidote to stress. After many years of speculation and skepticism, meditation has now been scientifically proven to lower our heart rate; slow and deepen our breathing; increase our growth and sex hormones; suppress cortisol, glucagon, and adrenaline; boost our immune system; help us manage pain; expand our sense of well-being; and slow the fluctuations of our mind, easing the nonstop swirl of thoughts.
Read more about the newest scientific news on meditation.
If you are seeking a life filled with more moments of presence, calm, clarity and happiness reach out to me and I will teach you to meditate and help you find a regular meditation practice that fits your life.
To the left is a photo of our Fall 2018 graduating class wherein we completed our Deeper Still Advanced Teacher Training with Davidji.
Here are a few links to how meditation can help reduce your stress
Spending regular, accurate time in meditation has been shown to reduce stress. One meditation study, by Dr. John L. Craven published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, states: “Controlled studies have found consistent reductions in anxiety in meditators…Several stress-related conditions have demonstrated improvement during clinical trials of meditation including: hypertension, insomnia, asthma, chronic pain, cardiac tachyarrhythmias, phobic anxiety.”… READ MORE > >
Whether you’re looking for ways to de-stress and find balance in your life or simply searching for clarity and direction, meditation, or the act of focusing and training the mind, can help you achieve your goals. See how you can potentially benefit from this mental and physical exercise…
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Here are a few links on how your brain reacts to meditation.
Nondirective and Concentrative are the two main groups of meditation techniques. The concentrative meditation, as the name suggests, is when you suppress all other thoughts by focusing intensely on one specific thought. For many, that one specific thought is breathing…
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According to a study from Yale, mindfulness meditation decreases brain activity responsible for mind-wandering thoughts typically associated with being unhappy and worried. Meditation and other calming therapies simmer down the brain’s default mode network and dial up new connections that wipe out meandering…
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Richboro, Pennsylvania, United States