Meditation 101: Tips & Resources

If you are interested in starting yoga, I wouldn't be surprised if you also start to become interested in meditating. This isn't a "you can't have one without the other" scenario, BUT from my experience it sure doesn't hurt to pair them together ;) 

I am not a meditation guru or seasoned practitioner, but I do know what I know, and that's this:

Meditation can be really intimidating. "Am I doing this right?" "How do I stop thinking?" "Can I move?" "Am I supposed to start over if I think or move or.. you know.. be human." 

Truth is, there is no wrong way to meditate. and that's relief, right?!

Meditation is what you make it. It does not have to mean you are switching religions and moving to another country to take a lifelong vow of silence (although you can if you want to). Meditation can be as simple (and is) as sitting, closing your eyes and just being where you are. 

There is no competition in meditating. You don't have to meditate for 30 minutes a day (but it wouldn't hurt). You don't have to start over if you move or never meditate again if you skip a day, or a week or a month. You can always begin exactly where you are. 

The only trick is that you have to begin. 

Here is a list of apps you might explore:

  • Headspace
  • Calm
  • Simply type "meditation" into the app store on your phone and explore all of the options (or Google "Meditation Apps")

If you can't seem to get it down on your own, search for a yoga class or meditation class in your city. Ask questions and find out what you're signing up for, then go. If you don't like it you never have to go again. But if you do, you've just found something really special for yourself. 

Overall, there are tons of different ways to meditate and reasons to meditate. Do your research and get curious about all of the options out there. Whatever you decide, decide based on what's right for you. 

 

So much love,

H

Meditation 101
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