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  • about 7 years ago

    Chai with Gloria

    Meditation and the mind

    By Gloria

    When I say the word “meditation, “ you’re likely to conjure up an image of someone seated in a crossed legged position, hands extended out over their knees, feeling peaceful and stress free.

    The truth is that meditation will lead to feelings of peace and tranquility but meditation itself can be quite noisy inside. What do I mean by this? Well, think about it. In meditation it’s just you and your mind.

    That’s right; you’ll be completely alone with your mind; that’s your own thoughts, your fears, anxieties, and neurosis.

    Hmmm, not so peaceful right?

    Here is the good news, with a consistent meditation practice; you are able to face your thoughts and fears in a time that you have dictated. That means, your fears arise and you’re ready for them. You’ll know when they arise that you are in a safe place, where you can feel your fears and release them.

    The more you are able to confront your anxieties on your terms, versus having them spontaneously arise throughout the day, the more control you will have over them, and your life.

    We refer to this as cleansing the subconscious mind.

    It’s all part of the process of coming to a place of stillness and peace.

    Many students put off a meditation practice because they feel it will take too much time.

    Commit to whatever amount of time you can spare but make your practice consistent.

    It is far better to meditate consistently for as little as five minutes a day, then to meditate for 2 ½ hours, once in awhile. Meditation is a gateway to sanity.

    Gloria Latham

    Gloria Latham Gloria Latham is one of the most influential forces of Yoga Teacher Training globally. She is a Lululemon Global Ambassador, and founder of Semperviva Yoga Studios. She is best known for her week long transformational programs that help students powerfully break through barriers, and her high vibing Yoga Raves. Gloria worked as a licensed pharmacist for almost ten years before discovering true health through the practice of yoga and meditation.

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