Now to say the retreat went off totally without a hitch would just be plain ol’ lying and the weather was certainly not on my side, but all in all I feel really good about what I was able to create and the energy brought together by these 14 incredible souls. I feel so good about it in fact, that I thought I would write a little blog post about it and give you all a little sneak peak at the magic we made.
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!
Believe it or not, my 30th birthday is just around the corner and as I reflected on what the last 30 years have brought and how I wanted to celebrate, I could think of nothing better than diving heart first into a yoga celebration with all of my nearest and dearest (by that I mean YOU!)