Meditation Now (and Always) by Dyan
Oh HEYYYY! Now that I don't have your cheeks in the saddle, screaming at you from the podium, I have a bit of time to write to you. I understand that being homebound can feel really challenging – because it IS. You’re going to have a multitude of online/at home workouts to choose from (I’ll post those too), but what I’ve found over the years is that while moving my body is a must, so is quieting my mind. For me, meditation is key to feeling whole.
YES, I meditate daily. I get the question all the time, “YOU, meditate?!” Most of you see me high energy, leading fitness classes, working out, running around the city – but for me, to be able to do that, getting centered is a must. I do a gratitude meditation in the evening and a manifesting meditation in the morning.
I share with you all what works for me, so here it is…meditation is what works for me.
I love certifications, mostly so I can understand different modalities fully. I could tell you that I feel calmer, more centered more at ease and for me that’s real because I experience it, BUT there are also scientific studies that prove it.
Hundreds of studies have been done showing that meditation has been proven to:
Promotes Emotional Health
Enhances Self Awareness
Lengthens Attention Span
May reduce Age Related Memory Loss
Can Generate Kindness
Help Fight Addictions
Helps Control Pain
Decrease Blood Pressure
I totally get that; it’s “hard to sit”, that your “thoughts race”, that maybe you’ve “tried and can’t do it”. I’ve been there and used all the same excuses, but I also used these excuses for working out back in the day until I figured out how awesome that made me feel. I kept at it, it became a habit, and now there are no more excuses (ok, well maybe sometimes!).
To help ease you in, I’ve recorded a 10 minute meditation that you can download and listen to – here.
Now’s the time to create helpful habits that maybe you’ve put off for too long. We all have time, so take 10 minutes and give it a try today. Find a comfy seat and go ahead, press play.
I’m sending happy & healthy vibes your way!