I did fairly well during last week’s challenge, though I did eat meat once. I honestly didn’t want to, but I was on set and there weren’t any veggie options via craft service. Excuses, I know.
Anyway, this week’s challenge is “Be Peace.” For this challenge I must meditate for at least 10 minutes a day.
I really enjoy meditation and I usually practice right before yoga. My current goal is to meditate right after I wake up. In order to do that, I’m going to make it a point to set my alarm to wake me earlier than usual in order to integrate some morning meditation into my routine.
Wish me luck :)
If you haven’t tried meditation before, I highly suggest you start. The benefits are endless.
About a year ago I went to a meditation class at the Tibet House here in the city. The class was taught by meditation pro Sharon Salzberg. It was such a treat to learn from her! In her class we learned about Lovingkindness Meditation, which allows you to share well wishes with various people in your life. Since the class, I often find myself practicing Lovingkindness at random points of the day, especially when I’m feeling stressed or anxious. It helps me focus, fill myself with good energy and share that energy with others. Pretty powerful stuff!
If you’re interested in starting a practice of meditation, I suggest you pick up Sharon’s book, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation. Be prepared, because it will literally change your life!
Since my hair is becoming extremely long, and because I refuse to cut it, I figured I should try rocking the style. I think this will be my go-to look this summer instead of my usual chingnon. I love the way the braid looks under a hat (find similar here) with some fun Miu Miu sunnies (here).
For those of you who don’t know already, I’m OBSESSED with Moksha Yoga, a hot yoga studio here in the city. Since I started practicing in September, my life has changed dramatically.
Last month, I participated in Moksha’s 30 Day Challenge in which I practiced hot yoga every day for 30 days. It was a pretty tough challenge, but I’m very proud of myself for completing such a hefty feat.
This month, Moksha is proposing another challenge called Grow Your Yoga. For the next four weeks, this off the mat challenge will encourage me to be healthy, seek peace, communicate kindly and give back to my community.
This week’s focus is Be Healthy. And as I sit here and eat a bag of chips that my friend gave me for my birthday yesterday (you know who you are!), I am pledging to myself to BE HEALTHY!
For the next week (and month!) I won’t allow myself to eat meat and will cut as much processed food out of my diet as possible. Besides these chips (that I’m now handing off to a friend to snack on), I don’t eat a lot of processed food. But I really need to make an active effort to STAY AWAY.
Do you think I can do it? I can!
Wish me luck!