30 Day Meditation Challenge: Drumroll please…Day 30!!!

Monday January 4, 2010:   In yoga, we babble on a lot about the journey rather than the destination.  So, it is perhaps incredibly appropriate that when I sat for my mediation on Monday, I was completely oblivious to the fact that I had, in fact, reached my goal of 30 straight days of meditation!  Colors did not explode before my eyes.  Light beams did not shoot from my belly.  The universe did not swallow me whole.  There’s no Hollywood ending to this meditation story.  In fact, I hope this 30 days isn’t really an ending at all but rather […]

30 Day Meditation Challenge: Day 1

Sunday December 6, 2009: Today I sat for a guided Ham-Sa meditation practice.  This involves starting at the lowest chakra at the base of the spine and moving the energy up the spine to the highest chakra at the crown of the head.   Basically, you direct your attention to each of the chakras in turn and mentally repeat “Ham” on the inhale and “Sa” on the exhale.  Once you have moved the energy to the crown of the head, you sit and experience the flow of energy up and down the spine. When you can pause and stay relaxed between […]