April 14, 2015

The Truth About Meditation {& Why You Shouldn’t Give Up Just Yet!}


Over the past five years I’ve worked with hundreds of clients. One thing we always have to tackle is a fear of meditation. With as little as 3 minutes a day my clients notice better memory, more energy, and a greater enthusiasm for life. And all this with no expensive pills or products!! So the question is, why isn’t everyone doing it?!

Let’s face it. Sitting still with our eyes closed like some zen buddha isn’t that appealing.

It took me years to even get to 10 minutes four days a week. Luckily however, sitting legs crossed doesn’t even begin to describe the diverse options there are for getting in your 300 hundred seconds of daily stillness – in fact, you don’t even have to be still at all! Over the last few months, the women in my signature program and I have been experimenting with ways to modernize meditation and make it fun! Here’s what we’ve come up with:

– Journaling morning and/or evening.
– 3-5 deep, belly breaths. Try putting your hand on belly.
– Drinking a cup of tea or water with lemon and/or ginger undistracted.
– Dancing to a song.
– Listening to a guided or kundalini meditation.
– Cuddling with pets.
– Taking a bath.
– Reading stories with your kids.
– Laying on the floor in silence for five minutes.
– My favorite is just placing my hands on my body. Kind of like a self hug. I think, “I’m me. I got you. I’m here. This is my face. These are my arms. This is my chest. I’ve got you.” Now, breath into you.

In the end, we’ve decided that meditation is anything that helps you quickly feel calm and connected, any activity that helps you feel YOUR healthiest you {Tweet it!}.

Let us know your favorite way to meditate – traditional or not – via Facebook or take a pic and tag me on Instagram @robynyoukilis AND #yourhealthiestyou.

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