When you want to give up on stillness
Quieting the mind might be the "goal" of meditation, but there's a whole lot of process between sitting down to practice and getting to quiet. And some days that process is a whole lot of chatter and no quiet at all. On the podcast, I talk about learning to be ok with that, with the process of trying not to engage with the chatter, even though there might be days when it's more frustrating than calming (in the moment anyway).
Listen to "Ep 506 - Being Ok with Meditation + Sat Yam" on Spreaker.
What’s in this episode of Everyday Meditation?
- Welcome + getting situated, with a few thoughts on being ok with the process of meditation
- A little lead-in movement: Cat / child's
- Breathing practice: Alternate nostril breath (nadi shodhana)
- Meditation technique (awareness kriya): Sat Yam
- A little re-grounding movement: Reclining rest
As always, I encourage you to make yourself at home in this practice: substitute, modify, do as you need to feel safe and present, including taking breaks!
After listening to the episode, perhaps check in: did you notice something that you want to carry with you? If yes, maybe jot it down in a notebook or record a voice memo to help you remember!
You can give it a try when you're ready
Be moving, be true, be you
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