I’ve had 3 meditation classes now and it’s working out surprisingly well. I guess it’s not really an unfamiliar topic since yoga is very much “moving meditation”. What I particularly like about Eric’s teachings is that it’s very practical. He doesn’t push his students to do 1 hour meditations, instead, he encourages us to do mini meditations throughout the day.
These mini meditations really help relax the body and mind. It constantly reminds me to bring myself into the present, something I had struggled to understand in yoga until Eric explained it in class. It was like all of a sudden, “click”, I got what books and yoga teachers were talking about when they refer to stillness and being in the present.
I love that meditative feeling. I use to love it in shavasana, and now I can enjoy it without specifically doing yoga. Not saying I don’t want to get back into ashtanga, I do! My ass is expanding recently and I wouldn’t mind keeping it in shape and incorporating both yoga and meditation regularly in my life.
I have been starting to stretch more and I can feel some of my flexibility come back, although I still have a long way to go since it’s been over a year since I have a regular practice. Oh well, life is still good at the moment, despite the constant stresses.