When I was 17, my mother and I learned Transcendental Meditation. This was the same meditation technique taught to the Beatles by their guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
I’ve meditated off and on ever since. Sometimes I’m very consistent. But other times, I have trouble quieting my mind. But I always find meditation very rewarding.
Some Benefits of Regular Meditation:
- lowers stress
- reduces blood pressure
- increases your attention span
- reduces anxiety symptoms
- improves your sleep
- improves your memory
- can help improve symptoms of fibromyalgia and psoriasis
- increases immunity
With benefits like these, who wouldn’t want to mediate?
I’ll be away next week and expect to be out of touch. I may use Instagram, just to share some of the experience. But it should be a major unplug and life changing week. I’m attending a Deepak Chopra meditation and yoga retreat.
When they emailed our 7 day schedule, I cried. Literally. I am beyond ready to recalibrate my priorities and reconnect to my inner self and spirit.
Seduction of Spirit is a signature meditation and yoga retreat, held on the grounds of the La Costa Resort. It’s an opportunity to step away from the stress and busyness of daily life. Climb off the hamster wheel of obligations and reconnect to your true self so you can live with total awareness.
Each day begins with yoga, followed by group mediation. My yoga will be from a chair, which is fine.
This retreat is an in-depth focus on Deepak’s book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, which I have read several times.
Don Miguel Ruiz will be joining Deepak, as will several other thought leaders. Don Miguel Ruiz wrote another of my favorite books, The Four Agreements. It’s such a simple book with a very powerful message.
At this once-in-a-lifetime, 7-day Seduction of Spirit event, under the guidance of these world-renowned thought-leaders, you will:
Gain a clear sense of direction and purpose for your life – by tuning in to your inner guidance system that will
always lead you to fulfilment and joy.
Discover that wise eternal aspect of yourself – the source of all your happiness, creativity and love.
Shed layers of accumulated stress – and let go of other spiritual blocks, including resistance, anxiety, depression and worry.
Let go of self-limiting beliefs and agreements – and start living an authentically satisfying, joyful life.
from their website
I’ve attended a Chopra Retreat before, and it made a profound change in how I saw the world. But more importantly, how I saw myself.
In recent years I’ve become much less regular with my practice. And I feel it! After advocating for my brother-in-law, as he lost his battle with cancer last August, I decided I needed and deserved to attend this. It’s expensive, but the value will be priceless for me.
Do you meditate?