Whether we like to admit it or not, we’re all that we’ve got. And even though we live in a culture that promotes an external search for answers, when it comes down to it, you’re not only your own best friend, but you’re also the best Wikipedia you could ever wish for when it comes to you. Fortunately, there are several ancient practices, like meditation and yoga, to help you type the correct URL when you’re looking for those much sought after answers about how to live your life and function in this world. The trick is listening to them!
In this recent That’s Fit post, Joan Moran gives us a first hand take on why she practices meditation and yoga and why her meditation in motion commitment has been so powerful. According to Moran, who is now in her 60’s, she’s the only person who can make a difference in herself and her life (sage wisdom). Through yoga, meditation, and intention, Moran has learned to stay present and internally balanced. She doesn’t stop thinking, but uses her practice to detach from the havoc created by the monkey mind.
Yoga is not only a physical practice, but it is a spiritual practice as well. It is through my yoga practice that I am more able to stay present and internally balanced, and to enjoy good health and a lean body through the principles of breath, alignment and movements…
…I am facilitated in creating more awareness in my life through the practice of meditation. The simple definition of “meditation” is to quiet the mind; yet this definition doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to stop thinking. Meditation suggests to us that we let our thoughts go and not get stuck on one track or loop. When we relax the mind, we relax our body as well.
Read more from Moran on how yoga meditation can benefit your life here.