Whether your practice is Hatha Yoga, Qigong, Taijiquan, Aikido, Pilates, or walking around the block, if you endeavor to practice daily along with a daily meditation schedule, you will change completely. And if you don't have a specific practice, this is a good way to start one. It is a proven fact that if you engage in said physical practice, your body structure, sense of inherent energy, and fitness level will change. Likewise, if you engage in daily meditation, your brain structure will change. And as an added benefit, the physical and neurological changes will lead to a different orientation to life and the people with whom you engage. So, your body, mind, and life will all change for the better by simply dedicating a set amount of time every day to serious self-nurturing practice. The amount of available time will vary with each person, and often with each day. But it is crucial to make this a priority and set aside the necessary time. 30 minutes is good; an hour is better; two hours is fantastic.
To that end, we are offering various workshops and free gatherings throughout the Summer. There are ample opportunities for learning and practicing these arts in our communities. If you are not sure the practice that is right for you, feel free to contact us and we can recommend a teacher or studio in your area. If you don't have a practice, or until you start one, take time daily to walk and sit in silence--nothing fancy, just reconnect. Find your practice and set your intention to begin on Memorial Day and practice daily through Labor Day, allowing one rest day per week.
So, don't just dream about change; make change; be change. Or, as the Nike folks used to say, 'Just Do It!'