I taught a Yin Yang Yoga Class (this is flow yoga and chill yoga together btw) yesterday morning for the public holiday and shared a poem on meditation.
In a world where we are constantly distracted, with everything trying to grab our attention, it's no wonder we find being still such a challenge. We feel restless and impatient with our overactive minds and expectations for the practice, as well as ourselves.
Maybe it's just physically uncomfortable to sit still (tight hips and sore back anyone?), or you lack the time to be consistent with the practice in the first place.
Whatever it may be, know that you are not alone.
We are living in a modern world that more often than not doesn't serve our nervous system.
Everyone is yelling at us (well at least this is how I felt when I went on TikTok for the first time last week)
They all want our attention.
So I challenge you with this:
Next time you have that pulling urge to reach for your phone, can you sit with that feeling instead? (that feeling as in that pulling, the urge, that craving for a distraction that boredom, whatever it may be!)
I would love to share 5 super simple and short meditation practices. Have a quick read and ask your own gut which one resonates, and then when the time comes, see if you can give it a go for a couple of minutes
1. Breath Awareness Meditation
2. Body Scan Meditation
3. Loving-Kindness Meditation (Metta)
4. Mantra Meditation
5. Mindfulness Meditation
For all of these, just simply start your practice for just a couple of minutes to begin with (literally 2 minutes, you can do this!), gradually increasing the time as you feel more comfortable.
Like exercise, eating healthy, looking after your vegetable garden, or writing your Ph.D. (I don't have a Ph.D. btw, but I can imagine this is the case!), it's all about little contributions every day, rather than massive sessions and then leaving it for a long while.
Consistency is key
Anyhow, would love to hear how you go. It's just two minutes
Nothing ever worth doing was easy. I promise you feel better if it's a toss-up between this and doom scrolling.
Hope the long weekend was rocking for you and you didn't get too sunburnt (I personally stayed indoors for most of it because being sweaty is our baby's least favorite thing).
Speak again soon friends,
P.S. Yoga Teacher Training is 29 days away! I have been working A LOT in refining it and making it as awesome as it can be. There is so much that makes this teacher training different from others. You can learn all about that by clicking here.