I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the topic of meditation. It seems to me like the people I speak to about the practice either love it or hate it! While some of my students have been asking me to incorporate longer and more guided savasanas, some folks really resent the idea of having to sit still in the present moment.
A few weeks back in snowy Canada after my trip down south, and I still can’t stop thinking about my wonderful experience with Marco Island Yoga!
This Florida favourite is known for its phenomenal yoga classes and group meditations. As a busy traveler, I was thrilled to attend their classes and tune back into my body. While vacations are relaxing, it can be stressful on both the mind and body to be outside of your normal routine. I was delighted to bring my yoga practice with me all the way to the white sand beach!
Living the yogi lifestyle is one of the top ways to achieve personal enlightenment on a day-to-day basis. From creating your sacred mediation space, to making time for self care, to even practicing ahimsa as a vegan, there are a variety of ways, in addition to actually doing yoga, that you can experience peace.
Mala beads are another.
But what are mala beads?
Have you ever lied awake in bed in the middle of the night tossing and turning, unable to wind your mind down?
Have you ever found yourself feeling so nervous for a job interview that you bombed it solely based on your anxious-energy?
Or maybe you’ve always struggled with self-love, and are known to beat yourself up over little things.
If you identified with any of the above, you can benefit from adopting the practice of mantras.
What is a Mantra?
In a life that is unpredictable, breathing is one of the few things that remains constant.
Stressing out about turbulence on your plane? Breathe in, breathe out.
Becoming overwhelmed during an argument? Breathe in, breathe out.
In the fast-paced world we live in, taking space to breathe and truly connect with ourselves can feel challenging. While plenty of people suggest meditation as a way to centre oneself, many find the idea of sitting in silence to be challenging in itself.