Totally Meditation – About Us

 

connie-thoreson-profile-photo-2016-croppedImagine yourself sailing through each day filled with serenity and calm, regardless of how stressful things become.

Imagine going for health checkups and your doctor being impressed at how much your blood pressure has come down.

Imagine being able to think more clearly and feel less anxious. To be able to let go of the past more easily, not worry about the future and just ‘be’ – right here, right now, enjoying the moment.

All of these benefits can come from practicing meditation on a regular basis.

Meditation doesn’t belong to any one specific religion or belief system, nor is it necessary to be flexible enough to sit cross legged on a yoga mat. You may be surprised to know that it can be done sitting in a chair, or even lying in bed.

You don’t need to sit for hours on end, blocking out the world in order for it to be effective. You don’t need to have a certain belief system or religious view.

Learning how to meditate and put it into practise is surprisingly easy and the benefits that come from even a small amount of time spent meditating per day can be enormous. There are many types of meditation styles and techniques. You’re sure to find one here to suit your circumstances and lifestyle. Meditation Classes through Totally Meditation are simple and easy to understand, respectful and accepting of all religious, spiritual and personal beliefs.

If you’re new to meditation, I’d suggest you check out the great tips for beginners on the Start Here page. This site is designed as a trusted, reliable source of information, resources and products for everyone starting out on their meditation journey. My wish for you is that you find at least one meditation style that works well for you and I invite you to come and explore!

If you’d like to find out a bit more about me, I was recently interviewed by Pete Kauhausen for his podcast “Hey Hey Lighten up!! Live Healthy Live Longer!!” You can listen to it on iTunes or Podbean.

Our Most Recent Blog Posts:

Meditating Outside – The Benefits

The Benefits of Meditation Out of Doors It’s summer. It’s warm and sunny. The blue skies and great outdoors are calling. And if you’re like me, you’re probably listening and more than ready to head outside! Maybe you’re heading outside to go swimming or wakeboarding or maybe just to lounge on […]

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Mindfulness Can Be Child’s Play

 We all know that mindfulness is a great practice for parents, but what about for our children? Mindfulness allows us to be present in the moment and improve our physical and mental health in everyday life. For children, in particular, mindfulness can help with cognitive focus as well as their […]


Stay Calm During Summer Vacation

It’s the school holidays and the children are impatient for the day ahead. The dog needs walking, the groceries need doing, your youngest is crying after an unsettled night, and your other little one is screaming for ice cream for breakfast. Just how do you stay calm during summer vacation […]

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Mother’s Day Gratitude

Benefits of Being Grateful – Mother’s Day Gratitude On Sunday, May 8th we celebrate mothers around the world. Mothers who have raised countless sons, daughters, step-daughters and step-sons, and sometimes even grandchildren. We will celebrate their strength, courage, and resilience in tackling what is one of the hardest “jobs” in […]


Seniors and Meditation – Benefits

Seniors and Meditation – The Benefits Practicing meditation can be extremely beneficial for our physical and mental wellbeing. Especially for seniors, meditation offers a great way to cope with the issues that arise as we advance in age. Anxiety, stress, and depression are all common in our senior years, particularly […]

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7 Tips for Cultivating a Positive Attitude

With spring just around the corner the days are noticeably longer. The day now has more precious additional minutes and seconds to get important errands done, take a walk at dusk with an old friend, or do a little bit of extra yard work outside. Extra time in the day is a […]


Benefits of Meditation in Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s and Meditation: Why It Works Asperger’s Syndrome Meditation. One of the great things about the practice of meditation is that it’s experienced and felt so differently depending on the person practicing it. One person might only experience the emotional benefits – for example, having more self-esteem and self-confidence. Another […]

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The Rewards of Self Love Meditation

The Rewards of a Self Love Meditation In the whole wide world, there has never been anyone who is exactly the same as you. There is no one who has exactly the same thoughts and feelings or exactly the same approach to life that you do. You are unique – […]


Loving Family Expectation Free

How to Love Free From Expectations Family…we’ve all got one, and there is a good chance they drive you a bit crazy now and then. So what can you do in those moments when you’ve been dragged into the middle of yet another argument between two family members? Or have been […]

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The Power of Positive Affirmations

Positive Affirmations: A New Kind of New Year’s Resolution Year after year, I promise that I’m going to get in shape and I’m good for a few weeks. I eat right and I exercise. But then my old bad habits creep in and I end up feeling crummy about myself […]


Tips for a Successful Meditation Practice

New Year, New Habit: Tips for a Successful Meditation Practice Now that the dust has settled after all the New Year’s celebrations, it’s a great time to think about trying something new on for size this year that will benefit both your mental and physical health, all year long. We’re […]

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Grounding Meditation mp3 2

Grounding Meditation mp3 for drawing up strength This Grounding Meditation mp3 outlines a valuable technique to help you draw up emotional strength in times of need. It is a potent visualization technique that once practiced a few times can be used in stressful situations to bolster your confidence and release anxiety. […]


Grounding Meditation mp3 1

Grounding Meditation mp3 for releasing anxiety This Grounding Meditation mp3 was recorded quite a long time ago in my first recorded meditation session. It covers visualization techniques for releasing anxiety and emotions that cause you problems. I hope you enjoy this 11 minute audio. You can download it to your computer […]

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Centering Meditation mp3 2nd audio

Centering Meditation mp3 The Centering Meditation mp3 below is the second recording made during a meditation class I taught about 1.5 years ago. It also involves a visualization technique. This the 2nd of 4 recordings from that session. It is 14 minutes long and you can download it to your computer for future reference […]


Centering Meditation mp3 1st audio

This Centering Meditation mp3 (below) is from the first time I had a meditation session recorded (about 1.5 years ago). It involves a visualization technique. Wow, was I nervous! About half way through my voice finally starts to get calmer 🙂 This the 1st of 4 recordings from session, is a Centering Meditation.  It is […]

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