Is your meditation practice is putting you to sleep? Don’t think your not any good or give up. Remember, every healthy lifestyle habit gets old. Encourage yourself by referring back to your journal to keep you accountable and reignite that spark; recall those Aha! Moments. For ideas on keeping your practice alive keep reading. Also leave a comment below how you spice up your practice, I’d love to hear from you!
- Guided Meditations or Audio Devotionals
If silence is becoming louder than the atom bomb or you need a jumping board try audio mediations. I love to use these when I’m not able to sleep and my brain won’t stop screaming at me about the task awaiting me tomorrow. An audio guide is perfect because there are hundreds on any topic you want. Also, most guided meditations are free-try Youtube, Podcast, and apps.
- Start with Exercise
Sometimes sitting down to meditate first only increases our unspent energy. Go for a run, try vinyasa yoga, or lift weights to create room for calm reflection. Even combine yin yoga with your meditation so you get the benefit of stretching while centering you mind. I find moving meditations to be great ways to relax after working all day or on the weekends when I have more time since in yin yoga you are holding poses longer.
- Invite Family and Friends to Join
Life is better when we can share our experiences with others, so why not share our meditation practice? Teach mom, dad, partner, and friends how mediation has helped you. Think of it as a way to bond.
- Tea Infusion
Hand mudras and their meanings can be a hassle if all you can think about if your pinkie is where it should be. Tea is the fix you need: using a tea mug that has lid is ideal as burning yourself is not fun. Use a tea that has a scent that wakes you up and at night to help you sleep is a great way to combine two healthy habits.
- Any combination of the above!
I pray this gives some ideas and I look forward to hearing some of your own.
Merry Christmas!- Randa 🙂