I wrote last week about WHY I do my best to maintain a personal meditation practice and offered all sorts of reasons why you should too! Today I'd like to get into the HOW. Of course, just like your asana practice and just like our daily lives, there are a million ways to approach and practice this ancient art. But these are some of the things I do to enhance my meditation situation.
I teach meditation and breath work in all of my classes, and I know that just the word itself can seem daunting to students. The assumption being that you'll have to sit for hours and think of NOTHING. This idea is not only inaccessible but it's almost impossible. (If there is NOTHING happening in your mind, I think you might be dead.)
Holy Moly! I'm 30! Through death, and heartbreak, letting go of past dreams and creating new ones, unbelievable traumas and loss, and hard-won healing - physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally - this winding path has led me here. In a strange but not accidental way, I've come full circle. And it is time to CELEBRATE!
Hurricane Harvey, A little reflection in the aftermath and some options on how to move forward.