In a recent blog post I wrote about Mind Body Medicine, and meditation as a practice of Mind Body Medicine. Meditation is a powerful way to reduce stress and heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Meditation is free and can be practiced anywhere and at almost any time.
My journey with meditation began as a runner in my childhood. I did not realize until I was in my twenties that one of the greatest loves of my runs was a clearer mind, the patter of my feet hitting the ground lulled me into a space of quiet. I next began practicing yoga, and although I had learned that yoga helped to prepare the body for meditation, focus was always on the asana practice. So while I left class feeling like my mind was clearer, I didn’t put emphasis of my yoga practice on meditation.