I love practicing meditation! It really helps me to reduce anxiety, manage stress, and learn more about myself in deep and beautiful ways.
I love the practice so much that I decided to receive a certification to be a meditation teacher.
I’ve been learning about different methods to make meditation classes more comfortable, such as having the air conditioning and heating settings at an appropriate temperature. I’ve been to meditation classes where the air conditioner was seemingly made to help me freeze to death. I’ve also sat in classes where the heater felt like it was going to melt off my skin before I reached any point of bliss and peace. I think showing up to class at least fifteen minutes early to determine what air conditioner and heating settings would feel good for the day is key to ensure comfortability. If it is cold, I would be mindful of how strongly the heater is running because a heater can be more uncomfortable than an air conditioner that is too cold. Feeling sweat drip off your body while you are trying to practice stillness can be distracting, so you can even run a fan while you have the heater on to keep it balanced. Little things like this can help create an optimal environment for concentration and mindfulness. Both are needed to help students experience peace and be an internal witness to their thoughts and behaviors. I really enjoy the ability to help people work towards this bliss and overcome the challenges that the ego presents. I can’t wait to dive deeper into this work.