Do you remember the first time you heard of Pranayama, Asanas and Meditation in your yoga class? The union between mind and body, being conscious of your breath, and calmly observing? One year ago I started practicing yoga. I experienced lots of different styles in different countries. My first “Asana & Meditation Class” with lots of awareness, stretches of different muscles and meditation was this year in Frankfurt, Germany. When the lesson started, my instructor told me: “Five minutes of meditation every day can make a big difference”.
It is an inner journey. All you need is inside of you. To experience yoga you need to open your mind, heart, and your body. Meditation is all about balancing your body and mind. Starting to bring your mind into the here and now.
Around the world there are lots of books, blogs, and articles about it. There are many health benefits. It can manage emotions, settle your mind and help to make things right.
Slowing down and sitting quietly in a comfortable position. Calmly closing the eyes. You are going to sit and pay attention to your breathing. You sit there without movements. Shift the focus of the mind away from your thoughts. Whenever thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations come, observe them, recognize them and let them pass through. Turning inward and paying attention to yourself and what your body is telling you. Be aware of your mind and body. Be aware of your breath. Moving on inhalation and exhalation. Don’t let anything distract you.
There are many types of meditation. Meditation is all about staying in the present. All paths lead to the inner peace.
Start practicing meditation on a daily basis. The good news here you do not need lots of time. As little as five minutes a day can make a difference.
It is an easy way to balance our body and mind. All you have to do is start.
Sabrina, 200Hr YTTC, September 2015