Meditation Instructors Memphis 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?

Prema Healing Meditation
(901) 217-5352
Better Bodies Yoga
Memphis, TN
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Non-sectarian

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

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Padmasambhava Buddhist Center of Tennessee - Nashville Tibetan Buddhist Group
(615) 512-9071
1808 Woodmont Blvd.
Nashville, TN
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Tibetan Nyingma

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Holston Valley Buddhist Sangha
136 Bob Jobe Road
Gray, TN
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Buddhist (non-sectarian)

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Mindfulness Sangha of Chattanooga
4418 Seneca Ave
Chattanooga, TN
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Zen

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Dharma Memphis formerly Delta Insight Group
(901) 278-0961
3534 Forrest Avenue
Memphis, TN
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Vipassana

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The Bodhi Center
(423) 313-8525
4220 Dayton Blvd., Ste. E
Chattanooga, TN
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Tibetan Gelugpa

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Prema Healing Meditation
(901) 217-5352
Better Bodies Yoga
Memphis, TN
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Non-sectarian

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Peaceful Sunflower Sangha
(865) 803-7063
c/o Rainbow Community Awareness Project, P.O. Box 18461
Knoxville, TN
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Vipassana Zen

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

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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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