I am so happy to be your guide during this unique meditation experience. The meditations reflect my many years of helping my students discover the peace and joys inherent in meditation and my own experiences as a meditator. As such, each meditation is a tiny act of love. Every day you will receive an email in your inbox a morning and an evening meditation. Consider these meditations an essential survival tool in your Covid-19 toolbox. I consulted a local psychologist and asked her to help me come up with guidelines that would empower you on your meditation journey. She sprinkled kindness and wisdom onto me and you.
Best Meditation Practices:
1) Plan to meditate first thing in the morning and to end each day with.
2) Please do not meditate in bed – tempting as it is to do so! You should create a special place in your home – a corner in your bedroom will do – to meditate. Consider this space sacred dedicated exclusively to you.
3) Creating the perfect meditation seat: Sit on a meditation cushion, a bolster, or two or three blankets with your ankles crossed and knees below your hips. It is important that your lower back is comfortable and feels long. If your back feels tight, add another blanket or pillow to your seat. If your hips are tight or your legs fall asleep, place a folded blanket or blocks under your outer shins to lift your knees up.
4) The lights in your meditation space should be dim (not turned off!). Do turn the lights, ringers, and notifications off on all your devices.
Psychologists, and most meditation practitioners, believe that meditation is most powerful – making enduring life impact – if you separate your practice from your daily life. Remember, this is your time to go inward, to slow down, and to breathe.
The morning meditations will be 15 minutes – a perfect amount of time to transition from slumber to activity. Wait, please, to have tea or coffee until after your practice. The evening meditation will be 20 – 3o minutes. You will be able to choose the just right amount of time to meditate to end your day. These meditations are yours. You will be able to access them through your member site on our website long after the program has finished. For now, I encourage you to practice meditation, in the ways I am suggesting to maximize its healing benefits during the summer of Covid.
I invite you to approach meditation – now and always – with hope in your heart, courage in your soul, and strength in your mind. Please know: meditation works best if you believe it will help you. So – believe. Let’s get started.