It’s Time to Meditate & Change the World

The Year Long Meditation with Himalayan Institute is finally here!

No meditation experience necessary, no flexibility required ;). What is required is a commitment to cultivating your own inner light & peaceful mind in order to change the world around you.

CLICK HERE to register (it’s free!) & join the movement.

When you register, make sure to check out Pandit Rajmani Tigunait’s (Chair & Spiritual Head of Himalayan Institute) video message. In it, he answers many questions about the YLM & offers inspiration for your practice — I so enjoy hearing his positive & direct wisdom.

If you’re in yoga classes with me, we’ll practice short meditations at the end of class, so why not add your minutes to the collective?

Setting aside time for meditation isn’t easy for me. I’ve been pretty sporadic, honestly. My teacher gave me a meditation to practice, & I’ll do it religiously for a few months, then slack off to a few days a week, then get back to every day, then do ZERO for a week. When I get back on schedule, I notice how difficult it is to find that rhythm again. That what was once just a few minutes to settle into meditation when I was practicing daily, is now fidgeting the ENTIRE time I’m trying to meditate!

Also, I overworked last week, late nights & early mornings … & now my body is exhausted & throat unhappy … so there’s another excuse as the week starts.

So I begin again … & again …

Sharon Salzberg, renowned meditation teacher, says, “We don’t meditate to become better meditators. We meditate to become better at life.”

Again, listen to Panditji’s talk about YLM — I think you’ll find yourself smiling.

So, I’m gonna continue to work on my meditation practice, & I hope you’ll join me! Our efforts multiply.

I also realize it’s the Full Moon on July 16th … & a partial Lunar Eclipse too … what an auspicious way to begin!


I’d love to hear about your meditation practice if you have one … OR if you’d like to start a meditation practice & what inspires you to do so. What keeps you going when you want to hit the snooze button, or look at social media, or just don’t “feel like it [meditating]”? Your insights inspire me & I’m sure others reading this post too!

Published by ericaengel42

I practice & share Hatha Yoga for a simple reason -- it works. Hatha Yoga in the Himalayan Tradition is a holistic system of philosophy & practices passed down through an unbroken 5,000 year lineage of Himalayan sages. What Hatha Yoga is not: trendy, bendy or one-&-done. What Hatha Yoga is: a systematic approach to uncovering the real, authentic YOU in body, mind & spirit. Hatha Yoga cultivates well-being, stability, clarity & ease in modern life through traditional, time-tested practices. I also recognize both our shared humanity & our differing privileges & barriers -- I am a cis-gendered white female with a graduate degree, who has dealt with family trauma & an eating disorder. My goals in my own practice include to cultivate awareness of my own privileges & social conditioning, unlearn & re-learn in order to be mindful & take compassionate action toward a more beautiful, just & peaceful world for ALL humans, creatures & our Earth. I'm making mistakes daily, & hopeful that I'm falling forward toward these goals & vision. I hope we can walk our paths & support each other along the way.

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