Did you know that meditation appears in our every day lives, and in all different forms? Yep, that's right! There are likely some of your every day activities you partake in where you are practicing meditation and you don't even know it.
For me, I first discovered my meditation practice through hiking in different areas of Arizona. I loved taking the time for solo hikes to discover different trails that impacted my mind and body in a meditative manner.
Walking along the trail, I would take in every thing I saw, heard and also how I felt during the hike. When it was warmer out, it made me focus on breathing properly and engaging all of my muscles for a full body exercise.
As soon as I would get to the top of the mountain, I would take a seat, close my eyes and just breathe. In those moments I felt a strong sense of peace and also strength overcome me.
It wasn't long before I recognized that my strength to get to the top was actually being driven by my inner strength of my mind to keep moving! These moments of outdoor hiking ultimately lead me to practicing silent based seated meditation and studying the Eastern approach.
It was important for me to have a connection with my meditation practice and learn the many techniques that benefits us long after we practice. And since then I've learned that it's so much more than just sitting silent and it is very much a practice that stays with us throughout our entire day! It becomes a part of us and ultimately helps us bring mindfulness in everything we see, do and hear.
Learn more about how you can bring more mindfulness into your life by joining me for Intro to Mindfulness: Bringing Meditation Into Everyday Life. Click here to enroll.