MY JOURNEY WITH MEDITATION STARTED OUT OF STRAIGHT UP CURIOSITY.
I saw people doing it at my local yoga studio and wanted to know more. I signed up for a workshop and immediately fell in love with the practice. At the start, it was a tool for self-discovery. I would ask myself questions, and astonishingly stumble upon responses that reflected how I truly felt & what steps to take in order to fall into alignment with my dream life.
Ps. I am also a Level V Phoenix Boxer :) and began with the Youth Program in 2011!
Flash forward a few years and Alzheimer’s entered my family’s picture. A heartbreaking illness that knocked us all off our feet. It forced us to establish coping mechanisms. For sanity. And for healing. I quickly started to become aware of how important our brain really is & how easy it is to take for granted on any given day. We spend SO much time taking care of our physical bodies, when the organ governing all our physical functioning is our brain.
Without it, we lose a piece of who we are.
We meditate – not to be able to sit super still & feel serene when we’re alone – but for life. For the times where life asks that we remain calm amidst the chaos.
For the times when things are going great AND the times when they aren’t.
This is a practice designed to meet you where you’re at. Today, I meditate to create space.
Allowing my breath to nourish what needs to be nourished and allowing my practice to heal what needs to be healed.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from meditation, it’s that :
Getting quiet enough to listen to yourself has the tendency to show you exactly what you need.
When I’m not on the medi cushion, you can find me standup paddle boarding with my dog Zen, sweating away my worries somewhere in the Ottawa community, eating brunch or catching up on my latest Netflix obsession.
Waves of Love,