Meditation Monday – Staying Present

Welcome to Week 3 of our Meditation Monday series!  I’m so thrilled with the comments and feedback I’ve been receiving from people trying out new meditation and mindfulness practices.  If there’s a particular type of meditation you would like to see more of, let me know and I’ll work on giving you more options and resources.

This week, I was inspired by Rev. Marian’s message that it’s okay to not be okay.  Now is a most anxious and stressful time.  It’s always important to stay tuned in to your mental health, but especially now as we all stay inside our homes if we can, it is so critical that we take a few minutes to take a mental inventory of how we’re feeling.  Today, I’d like to bring your attention to a meditation practice that focuses on being present and in the moment.  One of the best things we can do right now is stay in the now, because we don’t know what tomorrow will hold.  I found what I think is a perfect meditation practice for our current situation, Meditation for Anxiety by the YouTuber, Yoga with Adrienne.  I invite you to try the video and then head over to Discord and let us know how it went for you.

I’m also including two yoga practices in this blog post that you might find helpful.  (As with any yoga or exercise practice, please be mindful of your body and do not do anything beyond your skill level.)  These practices also focus on our theme for the day, staying present.  For our beginner yogis out there, I would recommend Yoga for Depression.  This is a practice that I have found incredibly helpful when I’m feeling anxious and stuck.  A more moderate level practice would be Yoga for Anxiety and Stress.  I have found both of these practices to be especially cathartic so I hope you find them helpful.  Whether you have or have not been diagnosed with anxiety or depression, I believe that during this anxious time, you will find all three of these practices to be a great opportunity to give yourself a little mental break.

As always, I’m thinking of you all and wishing you well.  Stay safe and I’ll see you next week!

Virtual hugs,