If you have never meditated and would like to try, then here’s your chance. The Chopra centre is offering a free 21 day meditating challenge. This is an excellent way to commit 21 days of your life to see how meditating could change you and your life.
The hardest part of meditating can be simply setting a time aside for it. So, find a time that suits you best, perhaps first thing in the morning or just before bed. Find a quiet, comfortable space in your home, where it’s not too hot or cold and before you start make sure there will be no unwanted distractions, such as a phone ringing, a child asking for you, a rumbling stomach from hunger, or likewise, an overly full, digesting tummy. Others will say different, but I find it best to meditate sat up, with the spine erect (a slumped chest affects the breathing), when lying down it is too easy to fall asleep and although sleep is very beneficial, we’re trying to still and quieten our mind and it can take some effort to do. The mind is like a monkey and when you try to still it it will start to jump from one thought to the next trying to distract you. With patience and persistence you will eventually get to train and quieten the monkey but if you fall asleep before you have had chance then you will miss that opportunity.
The challenge begins on Monday, July 16, 2012. (All meditations are available for 7 days after they are originally posted, so you could start your challenge up to the 22nd July). The Free to Love 21-Day Meditation Challenge will feature all new guided meditations led by Deepak Chopra and other gifted teachers from the Chopra Center family. The aim is to explore the subject of love and discover freedom from the past, experience profound healing and begin to live from a state of unbounded love for life, ourselves, and the world.
For more information visit: http://www.chopra.com/