30 Day Meditation Challenge: Day 29

Sunday January 3, 2010:  Today we drove home from Luray so I was back in my little home yoga studio for meditation.  I was glad to be back in my own spot but I had some trouble settling in at first.  I decided to work with the ham sa mantra and started working my way up the chakras but when I got to the heart chakra, my heart suddenly felt as if it were beating wildly.  It was similar to what happens to me when I’m at home alone, maybe reading quietly, and I think I hear a strange noise. […]

30 Day Meditation Challenge: Day 4

December 9, 2009: Since I had some difficulty focusing in martial arts when I did my meditation before class, I decided to wait until after class this time.  Wednesday night is sparring class so, needless to say, it is always physically and mentally depleting and after last night’s class, I had some bumps and bruises.  I came home, iced myself, showered, and then sat to meditate.  I decided beforehand to use the same so ham/ham sa chakra meditation technique I had been using (guided by Paul Grilley’s chakra meditation DVD) but to do 2 rounds of each and to add […]