We often go about our day without any thought of our constant breathing. By living outside of the body, we are often disconnected and unaware of our authentic self. Each day, try to set aside at least 15 minutes to focus on your breath. A mindful inhalation and exhalation where you find enough stillness to quiet the mind and hear the heart.
Take a moment to reflect on one of the great Sutras of Patanjali, sutra 1 verse 2-3. Alberto Villoldo’s interpretation reads:
Yoga is a vigilance, awareness, and stillness of the mind. Yoga frees you from the drama, the tragedy, the saga your mind creates and allows you to experience your True Self.
If you would like to start with a guided meditation, Oprah and Deepak Chopra have lovely 20 minute meditation samples on their site: https://chopracentermeditation.com You may also research community mediation classes in your area. Group mediation is a powerful way to connect and energize with your community.
You are your own guru. Let your heart guide you in creating a unique mediation practice that will free you from the distractions of the mind. Whatever your meditation medium, take a deep breath and drink in the spirit of life.
Certified Yoga Instructor, Roots Yoga San Diego