Phil Rossner

Meditation finds an ommm for Mondays

Sooke Yoga and Wellness offering special class so you feel less manic heading back to work

Phil Rossner wants to make your Mondays a little less manic – and it could improve your life.

Rossner, a practitioner, facilitator and teacher of meditation and mindfulness at Sooke Yoga and Wellness, is offering two by-donation programs on Sunday evenings aimed easing your mind and soul into the new week by reducing stress, anxiousness and even depression.

“It’s a perfect entrance into the busy week, and people have told me it really helps them get prepared for the week ahead,” said Rossner, who also goes by the spiritual name Tâm.

Qi Gong and Tai Chi is offered at 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings, followed by Mindfulness Meditation at 7:15 p.m.

The two programs complement each other. Qi Gong and Tai Chi are a series of physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. Mindful Meditation can improve memory, intelligence, creativity, concentration and attention, Rossner said.

“Taking a timeout to meditate will clarify options and help set a course when you’re not clear on the best direction to go next,” he added.

And while you can learn meditation on your own, Rossner, who has been teaching the art for more than 25 years, said often times it best to start in a group atmosphere.

“It’s really important to have a group as support, especially when you are beginning a practice, because it’s so easy to go off the rails. Once you’ve abandoned it for one or two days, it’s really hard to get back.”

Sooke Yoga and Wellness is located at 202-6750 Westcoast Road. For more information, please call 250-642-9642.

 

 

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