I admit it…I’ve been phoning in my meditation lately.
I’ve been combining it with Constructive Rest Pose, laying on my back with a strap tied around my legs to keep them from splaying open. But when I lay on my back, my mind drifts. I plan my yoga classes for the day, going through sequences in my head. Then because my mind is like that meme where all the browser tabs are open, it’s off and running.
Why did I say that?
What’s for dinner?
That was a weird dream last night.
Why hasn’t she texted me back? She must be mad at me.
What’s the weather?
Can I go for a walk?
I should cancel my gym membership. I hate the gym.
But it comes in handy when we lose power and I can shower there.
Yeah, the ONE time that happened.
My mind is exhausting.
Lately, I’ve gone back to meditating at the end of my yoga practice, sitting up on my cushion, spine tall, body supported. And, I have to admit, it is different.
Of course my mind wanders. That’s what it does. But I am able to notice it quicker and come back to my breath. Back to the moment.
This traditional sitting posture connects me to the power of meditation, the power of the present moment.
I try to fit in a meditation at some point in my yoga classes and I tell my students that my mind often feels like a snow globe when it is all shook up. Meditation allows it to settle until there is some clarity. And I can finally glimpse the quiet and stillness that is always there.