1 year ago
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I'm in an 8 week meditation class, and it has been a most positive experience. There are 7-8 middle age women in the class, and the teacher, an OTR, is very low key. Much time is spent paying attention to our breathing....not increasing it or drawing it out but the mere effort of breathing. We have also spent two weeks on body scanning and this week we are concentrating on Hatha yoga poses. I am soooooooooo relaxed when I leave class. But even better than that is I remember to stop myself when in stressful situations and concentrate on my breathing. One time in irritating traffic I turned off the radio and thought about breathing. The immediate lessening of stress was magical.