‘You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day – unless you are too busy, then you should sit for an hour.’
Just sitting or laying down and being still can be the trickiest part of meditation and its hardly surprising in our constantly connected world, forever ‘on the go’ restless bodies and the monkey mind wanting to complicate things…
When I first started meditating ????♀️I used to feel the need to jazz it up with background music, candles, incense… you name it, it was getting played and lit.
Don’t get me wrong I am partial to smudging myself with a big cloud of sage when I can but what if you need to meditate before a meeting, hospital appointment, job interview, in a busy place or whilst on a train? How can you access it at the moment whilst moving through your day?
How about needing nothing external, nothing special? Simply your own presence? Feeling the sensations of breathing, or the contact of your body parts on the ground or chair, or the sensations of your muscles losing tension?
Learning to sit or lay down and be present with yourself and for yourself every day is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your body and mind.
All of the peace, calm and clarity is within, we just need to learn how to connect with it.
With presence, patience and practice it comes.
Come and try it at the studio on Friday mornings, 45 minutes of peace, calm and discussion. Your body and mind will thank you for it.
P.s Are we ever too busy? Isn’t it more about our priorities?
Prioritise you this year ❤️