I am one of the most un-zen-ful people I know.
But maybe that’s about to change.
And maybe you can help.
Here’s the deal. If you’ve been reading lately you know that I just had hernia surgery and that I am now restricted from pretty much any form of exercise for several weeks. So, I thought to myself, as I was imagining laying on the couch not burning any calories, what can I do to make some good use of this time? What am I going to do to distract myself from food? Can improvements be made towards fitness even while my muscles are atrophying?
And just like that, I had an aha moment. Coincidentally, not while watching Oprah, the queen of aha moments, but while watching her disciple, Dr. Oz. And Deepak Chopra. An idea started forming: I can’t exercise my muscles but I CAN exercise other parts of me!
So, this typically impatient, un-laid-back, small stuff sweat-er is going to lay back and be patient and sweat over nothing more than breathing. Meditation, here I come!
But here is where I could use some help. What to do? How to do it?
Yes, I turned to my dear friend the internet first. Information overload. And I’m not sure how long I’m gonna stick with this little experiment so I want to go in with my best chance of success and a method that is tried and true and reader approved.
So please share with me your meditation tips and techniques. I’m a total newbie – every little idea may be the one that makes this thing click for me.
Look out, zen. Here I come!