The Dharana Method® is not only a simple meditation technique and lifestyle template for all skill levels and nationalities, but also a tribe of teachers and seekers. We aim to empower, train and support this tribe, while raising the collective consciousness with mindfulness education and events.
"My mission is to give people the tools they need to observe and detox negative patterns, and finally feel at home in themselves."
- Founder, Amanda B. Jones
The Dharana Method® is a whole-life approach to being at peace. The Dharana Method uses tools including meditation, yoga, pranayama (breathing), Ayurveda (diet, behavioral, and detox practices) and manifestation to help you to stop identifying with negative thoughts, and teach you to regulate uncomfortable emotions.
Students of this method will experience:
Decreased anxiety, depression, and insomnia
Getting one's body out of “fight or flight” state, known to cause disease including cancer, chronic fatigue and obesity
Greater memory, focus and creativity
Better sex and relationships
Release of the body’s “feel-good” neurotransmitters, including dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins
Decreased blood pressure and hypertension
Lowered cholesterol levels
Reduced production of “stress hormones” including cortisol and adrenaline
More efficient oxygen use by the body
Increased production of the anti-aging hormone DHEA
Improved immune function
and much, much more!
*Read more about meditation studies and research on our blog!
Where did The Dharana Method® come from?
The Dharana Method® is a simple blend of ancient wisdom and science-based meditation & lifestyle training. Dhāraṇā is a Sanskrit word meaning "single focus," or concentration. In a centuries-old (yet quite modernly practical) guide to inner peace called, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, DHARANA is the most important step for slipping into meditation. Because focus is a key part of any meditation, mastering dharana means you become skilled at walking meditation, breathing meditation, mantra meditation, Buddhist meditation, Vedic meditation and any other meditation out there!
During a struggle with depression and a back injury, the method's founder Avtar Devi aka Amanda B. Jones, realized that it was much easier to "slip into the gap" between thoughts (a saying of her teacher, Deepak Chopra) when she used a point of focus in meditation. After just a few weeks utilizing this process of meditation, and employing "focus" to live an Ayurvedic lifestyle involving purity of foods and environment, Amanda regained control over her emotions and physical body, and developed a newfound sense of gratitude and purpose (along with spontaneous weight loss!).
Many hundreds of people of all nationalities and skill levels have had this same success with The Dharana Method®, and it is our intention that you will, too! This is why we have made it our mission to educate and support students virtually or in-person, at your local studio, and in the workplace, with our variety of programs.
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Friday : 10am–4pm
Headquartered within Olio Mind
2157 E. 2100 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Founder, Amanda B. Jones
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