October 29, 2021

Why Isn’t Everyone Doing It

Over the past 12 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of clients. One thing we always have to tackle is a fear of meditation. In as little as 3 minutes a day my clients notice more joy in their days, more calmness in their hearts and more energy for all the things they love. So the real question is, why isn’t everyone doing it?

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 several years, the women in my programs and I have experimented 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, really slowly and with fun voices.
  • 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, breathe 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.

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

If you’re ready to put these into practice and know you likely need a little more support than just a great list of suggestions, be sure to join my next round of the Guided Grounding Group beginning November 9th! Click here to join us.

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