My sojourn of self-care through meditation has not been a long one so far, but I have learned so much already. If you never think you have enough time for meditation or it’s just not for you, think again. It is your journey and you can go anywhere you want with it. It can be a short trek or a full-fledged expedition. I have discovered some wonderful underpinnings, which will help you on your self-care path.
I cannot even tell you how much I love this self-care through meditation practitioner. My first meditation post included her website, but have discovered even more about her since then. I listened to the Let it Out podcast with Katie Dalebout. I had already watched some of her Youtube videos so I was a bit familiar with her. That podcast just sold me 150% because she was so honest, down-to-earth and I felt a real connection to her message.
I signed up for her blog subscription and received an email that her new book was $1.99 (Kindle edition) on Amazon. For $1.99, who could go wrong?? So glad I spent those pennies because the book is phenomenal!!! You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life (*affiliate link) is a how-to book on meditation including how to sit, hand mudras (positions), guided meditations and everything you need to know to begin your own meditation sojourn. (The Amazon special is over, but it is definitely a book you should have in your self-care library.)
This is my favorite mantra that is included in one of her Youtube meditations. I absolutely love the beach and the ocean so this was perfect for me.
I have trouble sitting criss cross because of a hip issue. While watching Yoga with Adriene, I got the tip to sit on some blankets so that your tailbone is raised a bit. WOW!!! What a difference! I then went on a search for a yoga/meditation pillow and I am so glad that I did. Never knew how comfortable it could actually be to sit criss cross…it was a definite A-HA moment for me.
I bought this cushion (not an affiliate link) and I LOVE it. What is especially great about it is you can unzip the outer cover for washing AND unzip the inner pouch to take out the buckwheat hulls. This enables you to control the firmness of the cushion. I took out quite a bit of the hulls and it is perfect for me. If they eventually flatten out from use, I have the ones I removed to replace them. I also use yoga blocks to support my knees in the cross-legged position and I am very comfortable and focused during my meditation.
One of my awesome readers told me about the Simple Habit app. I downloaded it from the App Store and I love it. It is a little pricey, but I feel that when you find something that you really enjoy and that will get you to do whatever it offers, it is totally worth. This app has short meditations, which are perfect for me. The person who guides you through the meditations has a wonderful Australian accent, which I personally love, and a calming tone of voice.
As always, I’d love to hear from you with any resources that you cannot live without in terms of meditation. I LOVE the wealth of ideas I have received from my readers…I appreciate each every one of you.