Only 6 minutes but still done. 2 months ago
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Tried a “summer meadow” meditation. So relaxing I fell into a deep sleep. 3 months ago
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Life Changing! 3 months ago
Trying a different visualization. It always helps me relax. 3 months ago
Right before bed. At this stage, when still trying to incorporate meditation into my routine, I prefer short sessions and guided “visualizations”. It was so relaxing and I slept beautifully. 3 months ago
Think its important to take a few minutes everyday to reclaim the mind. 3 months ago
So.. Here I am back to my parents house! This means: no yoga! There is no way to find a balance of peace, quiet or space in the house.
This means that:
a. I won’t ever do yoga and generally any meditation * NO
b. Do it outside the house * YES
c. Do it at a gym – with an instructor *NO
d. Do it when no one is home = 2 times/month!!!!! * GRRRR
I guess I’ll just have to be patient until I move out. :( 3 months ago
I’ve meditated regularly (daily) for years and years now, only stopping for a few months after college, but I know it seems an intimidating goal for most people. I myself was a student of yoga for years before I could make myself do it, but it didn’t have to be that way.
Most people with this ambition have tried and failed at it more than once, and for one or more very good reasons:
-They start by doing too much. This causes an unconscious stress that can cause irritability, nightmares, or (most often) a desire to quit. They tell you to start with 5-10 minutes a day. Don’t. Start with 2 or even one. If it feels too light, good: that voice in the back of your mind telling you to quit, or watch tv instead will remain silent for once, because it’s so silly, it doesn’t even matter. Meanwhile you’ll be building a powerful habit.
-They’re not really sure why they’re meditating in the first place. Motivation is important, and sometimes “Because it’s good for you, I think” doesn’t cut it. Meditation makes you smarter, more focused, less stressed, and happier. It makes you better at everything you do, just like getting regular exercise for your body (exercise also helps meditation to go more smoothly, by the way).
And most dangerous to the new meditator:
-They adopt a mental posture of difficulty and defeat. Most people when beginning this practice, believe that there is a right way and a wrong way to meditate, and assume they’re doing it wrong. Let me put this as clearly as I can: If you think you’re doing it wrong, you ARE doing it wrong.
Assume the steady, easy belief that you are doing it right, and you will succeed. If you begin by taking the mental stance that what you are doing is difficult, boring, and not fun, your mind makes that instantly real, and no wonder most people quit before a week is out. Have faith in yourself, and your goals. That is the heart of meditation. 3 months ago
This means: daily self-care, true movement, finding real joy and peace and healing in ALL of this.
Meditation daily could be just a 5 minute contemplative walk, or some breath of fire in the shower. It doesn’t have to be a long sit-down navel-gazing session.
It’s always about making space. 3 months ago