So I wanted to let you guys know first that I’ve really started diving into work on my Overcoming Panic Attacks online program. I’m SO excited to share everything I’ve learned. It will be a mixture of lectures, articles, exercises, yoga videos, meditations, audio files, and more.
Since I’ve been focusing my attention on creating this program, I’ve decided that I won’t be posting as much on my blog until I finish. I’m so proud of myself for sticking to my New Year’s resolution of posting every single week (yay!), but I want all of my attention to be on this program at the moment, so I’ll probably only be posting a couple times a month until then. Bear with me!
But today I’d like to talk about meditation.
Meditation has been such a life-changing practice for me. It has taught me how to work with my thoughts and not let them overtake me. It has taught me how to breathe in such a way that it calms my anxiety. It has taught me how to be less reactive, and more receptive.
I think a lot of beginners sometimes get confused about what exactly meditation is.
It isn’t clearing your mind and thinking about nothing all the time. That would be strange! Meditation is more about learning how to focus your attention, to witness your thoughts, and to experience the present moment for exactly how it is, instead of being lost in mental story lines.
Yoga has become so westernized now that asana- the physical practice of yoga- is sometimes separated from meditation. But meditation is SUCH a big part of yoga.
If you’re interested in seeing how meditation can help your anxiety, please look into my 10 Day Meditation Program for Anxiety. In the program, I’ll teach you many different styles of meditation so that you can find one that resonates with you (not all of them will, probably). I’ll teach you important breathing techniques specifically for anxiety, and I’ll teach you a gentle yoga sequence to calm your fears.
Find out more about the program here.
If you’ve already taken the program, I’d love to hear how it went for you!
Have you guys ever tried meditation? If so, how has it helped you? If not, what’s holding you back?