Meditation Instructors Gallatin TN

To start, find a quiet place with minimal distractions where you can sit or lie down with ease. Begin by breathing deeply and emptying the mind of cluttering thoughts. When you are in a relaxed state, start to form a picture of yourself pregnant or holding a baby. What do you see? How do you feel? Are there colors?

Shambhala Meditation Group of Nashville
(615) 262-2895
4303 Saunders Avenue
Nashville, TN
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Tibetan Shambhala

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Monday Night Meditation Group
(865) 556-3908
Knoxville Tibetan Center
Knoxville, TN
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Vipassana

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Prema Healing Meditation
(901) 217-5352
Better Bodies Yoga
Memphis, TN
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The Buddhist Temple - Nashville
(615) 271-1711
99 Lyle Lane
Nashville, TN
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Theravada Buddhist

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Magnolia Sangha
(901) 458-3900
Quan Am Monastery
Memphis, TN
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Mindfulness

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Buddhist Society of Nashville
(615) 714-0832
209 10th Ave. South, Suite 508
Nashville, TN
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Buddhist

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Sangha of Clarksville
Clarksville, TN
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Zen

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Nashville Zen Group
(615) 298-3754
3622 Meadowbrook Avenue
Nashville, TN
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Zen - Kwan Um

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Losel Shedrup Ling of Knoxville
5415-F Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN
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Tibetan

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Turtle Hill Sangha
(931) 964-2219
50 Meyers Road
Summertown, TN
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Tibetan Vajrayana

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Meditation on Ambivalence

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Meditation on Ambivalence


Not sure what you want? Try this visualization for a little clarity.

It’s not unusual to feel conflicted when it comes to thinking about pregnancy and parenthood. Many women coping with fertility issues find they feel better when they examine their feelings about pregnancy, either by meditating, going to therapy, or by joining an infertility support group, especially one that’s mind/body directed. Joel Evans offers this visualization.

To start, find a quiet place with minimal distractions where you can sit or lie down with ease. Begin by breathing deeply and emptying the mind of cluttering thoughts. When you are in a relaxed state, start to form a picture of yourself pregnant or holding a baby. What do you see? How do you feel? Are there colors? What is the light like? Focus on the image, paying close attention to its details and the emotions that come up while it is in your mind’s eye. Are you happy? Sad? Excited? Ambivalent? Tired? Energized?

When you have s strong sense of the image and feelings it inspires, stay with it for a few minutes and then start to come back to the world around you. Take some time to either draw or write down what you saw and felt. Try not to judge yourself or censor your feelings—there are no right or wrong answers, just your experience as it was. This exercise is not about changing anything; it’s about identifying all of your emotions and gaining clarity about what’s important to you at this point in your life.

Reprinted, with permission, from The Whole Pregnancy Handbook by Joel M. Evans, MD, Ob/Gyn with Robin Aronson (Gotham Books, 2005). All rights reserved

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