As a yoga teacher, I have some guilt that I do not meditate every day. I am also aware of yoga's first rule, Ahimsa (nonviolence), so I try to choose to not beat myself up for this "failing." Just the same, I remember how great my mind felt when I did meditate every day. I remember feeling like I was coming home every time I sat in Easy-seated pose or even Dandasana. I'd like to get that self-ease back and I'd like to invite other people to join me.
I've decided to do a 30 day "Meditation Challenge" in the month of June (pretty easy to keep track since June has 30 days). To keep myself accountable, I plan to blog about it here. I don't have a set amount of time per day that I will hold myself to. I am imagining anywhere from as little as 5 minutes to as much as 30 minutes per sit.
I'd like to invite anyone and everyone to join me in this challenge. You meditate in your house, I'll meditate in my house, and we'll meet up here and on Facebook to share our experiences and support each other.
I had a student ask me today if she could do this challenge since she had never meditated before. I said, "Yes, of course. All you have to do is sit down and do nothing." Ha ha ha - that makes it sound so easy. But as most of us know, doing nothing is just about impossible.
The lovely thing about meditation though, is that even if it is monumental to keep our minds quiet, we do build a certain calmness though this practice; an ability to sit through discomfort; a deep calm that comes from knowing ourselves. Here's a link to a few posts about meditation to get us all started.
Looking forward to sitting with you. Namaste ~ Sara
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