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Meditation. It ain't as easy as it looks.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Leave a Comment

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to meditate. Or get some instructions so I can attempt it, and keep trying it, practice it. I'm a lot like the scene in Eat Pray Love: "My legs are already asleep. Would I disturb everyone if I laid down now? I should have just laid down at the start. I have an itch on my nose, should I scratch it? No. Eggs benedict from Udi's sounds good. I wonder if my husband fed the kids breakfast. I need to remember to put the laundry in the dryer. Oh no, I feel like I have to cough. No, no, no, don't cough, swallow, maybe spit will make it go away. I should have taken a decongestant. That reminds me of my mom making me cinnamon toast when I was sick. She'd fix me a nest on the couch and let me watch TV all day. Whoa, come on back. Breathe. So-Hum. Say the mantra. Breathe in, breathe out."

That's got to be the universal experience, no?

Well, I love my teacher, RuthAnn. She studied with Deepak Chopra, and really, that's all I need to know. You can check out her half-hour meditation classes at Core Power Yoga in the Town Center, Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9:00. $10. Right now we're going through the chakras - those energy points up and down your spine. When she's guiding us into the meditation, she always says something that relates to my mental state of mind right now. Weird cool.

She's got another meditation class coming up this Wednesday, check it out:

Are you interested in growing your meditation practice and would enjoy the support of others on your journey?

Please join our growing meditation community this Wednesday, February 16 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Cherry Creek North Library community room (3rd and Milwaukee...bring quarters for the parking meters), $5 donation.

We will spend the first half of our time together discussing the ups and downs of our meditation practices--chances are, something that may be blocking your practice right now is something others have experienced!  The remaining time will be dedicated to a group meditation practice.  Bring your meditation cushion, mat or anything else that supports a comfortable practice.