by Erin Ipjian
Above all else, I think yoga is a collection of techniques designed to help us see with greater clarity. Breath and movement are excellent tools in yoga’s toolbox, but perhaps an even more direct method to ease the suffering our minds create is meditation.
I do my very best to start every morning like this - quiet, before anyone else in the house wakes up and before I let any of the outside world in. I don’t believe meditation is an escape from life. Bad things will still happen: illness, difficult conversations and situations, but if we can catch quiet times every day, I think we can gain greater control over how we perceive those inevitable challenges. It’s a never-ending practice and it helps to have a teacher to help you start, restart, or support your meditation practice.
This month, join experienced meditation teachers and practitioners Polly and Chuck as they kick off our four week meditation series at Evolution Yoga. Explore mindfulness awareness and mantra meditation techniques in a supportive group setting. Sign up at evolutionyogaglenview.com so we can save you a seat. ❤️