I recently started the next phase of my yoga training by enrolling in Sally Saenz's 100 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training. The first day of our training we each made a vow to cultivate Yin energy everyday. Yin energy is quiet, still, feminine, slow, and calm. As our lives get more and more Yang, we need to make time for Yin energy more than ever. One way to do this is with a daily meditation practice.
We all know the benefits of meditation, but how do we bring it into our lives? Follow these 3 simple steps and join me for a 21 Day Meditation Challenge! 21 Valentines Meditation Challenge
3 Simple Steps to Start a Daily Meditation Practice
- Follow the 3 Simple Steps to start a daily meditation practice
- Meditate for 21 days beginning 1/28/17
- Take a picture of your meditation space, post it to social media, tag me, & use the hashtag #21Valentines for a chance to win a FREE in person 60min Yin Yoga Private Session with me!
- Create a Sacred Space: You can meditate anywhere. And I mean anywhere. My husband and I live in a one bedroom apartment, so my meditation space is in my kitchen! It's important to have a designated space where you will meditate because then you will be more likely to do it. Spend some time creating the space you will use for the next 21 Days. Make sure you are sitting up high enough on something so that your hip creases are higher than your hips, light a candle or some incense, and cover up with a blanket if you get chilly.
- Make the Commitment: Commit to a time when you will meditate. You can use the acronym RPM (rise, pee, meditate) or RAW (right after work) if those work for you. I use RPM. I get up early, pee, and go right to the kitchen to my meditation cushion before the rest of the house wakes up.
- Show Up:Show up every day and practice meditating. Remember, it doesn't have to be perfect. Meditating is not about stopping your mind from thinking. It's about stepping away from the thinking mind, noticing that there are thoughts, and not attaching to them. With this practice we cultivate stillness and calm as we connect to the quiet part of ourselves that is always there waiting for us.