Include a quote from a Do You Yoga practitioner
“Doing yoga and meditation has been incredible for my physical, mental and spiritual growth. While the first day was filled with lots of learning, Day 2 brought it all to the next level – I felt enlightened and more mindful after completing the session.” – Amanda C., Do You Yoga Practitioner.
Offer specific tips
1. Begin by finding a comfortable seat. Sitting upright on the floor or in a chair makes the most sense for beginners. Make sure your spine is straight, but not uncomfortable.
2. Focus on your breath, taking each inhalation and exhalation deeply and continuously.
3. Let go of intrusive thoughts and feelings as gently as you can, allowing yourself to re-center and refocus your attention on the breath.
4. Some find it helpful to count from 1-10 with each inhale and exhale cycle; this simple technique can often guide you back to your center after a distraction takes you away from mindfulness practice.
5. Try to meditate for 10 minutes at least once per day -” the more regularly you practice meditation, the more quickly the benefits will become clear!
6. Consider exploring different forms of meditation such as mantra or breathing meditations or app-guided practices that introduce elements of guided visualization and body scans ” all are great tools for deepening your practice!
Include audio/visual aids
On day 2 of your Do You Yoga meditation challenge you should find a comfortable and relaxed seated position. Make sure to keep your back straight, as your head should be level from the ground; this is key for keeping proper alignment. Relax your lungs and take 5 slow, deep breaths before beginning the meditation practice. Begin by focusing on your breath ” the inhalations, exhalations, and pauses in between ” and imagine the air entering into each area of your body. Visualize a peaceful environment that helps you to stay mindful throughout the practice. Finally, break down each physical sensation going through you as different parts of your body become aware of the moment. Allow yourself to observe these feelings without judgment or expectations. As always with yoga and meditation, remember that it’s all about being gentle with yourself! To further aid in your practice, listen to audio recordings of calming music or watch video clips that portray visual images which help focus on relaxation.
Suggest additional resources
Resources to Explore Meditation Further:
1. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
2. Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
3. Breaking The Habits of Being Yourself by Joe Dispenza
1. Headspace – Visit this website to learn more about the science behind mindfulness and meditation and join thousands of people across the globe who are finding peace within with guided meditations and lessons https://www.headspace.com/
2. Beighton Academy – Beighton Academy offers free online courses on mindful meditation, neuroscience, and relaxation techniques https://www.beightonacademy.com/
3. Mindful – Mindful provides up-to-date news, advice, articles and practices exploring mindfulness in daily life and how it can positively impact mental health https://www.mindful.org/
1. 10% Happier with Dan Harris ” Dan Harris is an ABC anchor who explores how we can find inner peace through meditation and teaches techniques we can use to move beyond negative emotions http://10percenthappierpodacast
2. Meditation Matters ” Hosted by Consciousness Coach Russel Goulding this podcast helps listeners reduce stress by understanding the principles behind meditation https://meditationmatterspodcast.com/
3. Buddhify ” This podcast is designed to make meditation easy . Each episode is around 15 minutes in length , making it ideal for traveling or whenever you need a quick break from your day https://buddhify2mobileapp
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