Oct 2- Lunchtime Meditation Class for Beginners/CFA Society of LA

Oct 2, 2014- Lunchtime Meditation Class for Beginners/CFA Society of LA

Are you stressed out? Try Meditation.

This lunchtime meditation class for beginners will help you de-stress, refocus and energize (lunch will be served after the meditation). Seated in chairs, you will be guided through 30-minutes of easy breathing and concentration exercises to bring your mind into a zone of tranquility and focus. At the end of the class, your mind will feel refreshed and energized. No prior experience or special attire is required. A light lunch will be served after the class.

Meditation practices have been around for thousands of years, originally practiced by monastics, yogis and anyone seeking to journey into the realms of serenity or enhancing intuition. Today, leading business owners are rediscovering these ancient holistic practices for improving health, productivity and mental focus so they can consistently perform at peak levels. Visionaries and high achievers like Bill Gross (Pimco), Ray Dalio (Bridgwater Associates), Peter Ng (Government of Singapore Investment Fund) and Larry Ellison (Oracle) are notable businessmen who practice regularly and are vocal promoters of meditation at the workplace.

Scientific studies have verified the benefits of meditation for right brain activity (the area linked to intuition and “big picture” thinking)1 and for reducing stress/anxiety2. A few minutes of meditation will calm your mind, reducing stress and promote clear, sharp thinking. If practiced consistently, meditation will help with many imbalances such as: insomnia, impatience, anger, irritability, fear, digestive issues, anxiety, lethargy, depression, chronic pain, etc.

Meditation will help you stay ahead of the competition. Come check it out and feel the difference!

1 Meditation Training Program Shows Brain Effects Even Outside a Meditative State. Desbordes G, Negi LT, Pace TWW, et al. Effects of mindful-attention and compassion meditation training on amygdala response to emotional stimuli in an ordinary, non-meditative state. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. November 1, 2012. Epub ahead of print. http://nccam.nih.gov/research/results/spotlight/110112

2Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-being: :  A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, March 2014. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(3):357-368. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13018. http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1809754


When: Thursday, October 2, 2014 at noon – 1pm

Where:     Biltmore Court,  520 S. Grand Ave, Ste.  680, Los Angeles, 90071

Price:  $10 for CFA members/$20- non-members  (includes lunch)

Register:       CFALA Members / Non-Members

Parking & more information here.

Course instructor: Lois Leonhardi

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