How to make your meditation practice irresistible (and addictive)
We all know the benefits of meditation for the mind, longevity and how it regenerates our brains, bodies, slows down heart rate and lowers blood pressure. We all know that the most brilliant people in our world meditate daily. So how can we become addicted to meditation, when starting a practice can be challenging for a beginner? The answer is that we need to make our practice the yummiest, most delicious practice of our day. Just like that coffee and cake break we crave and look forward to in the afternoon.
Start your meditation practice with the intention of entering the space of becoming “All that is”. I like to think of it as sitting down with my cozy blanket and pillow preparing myself to travel “home”. To travel to my idyllic “home” is to get sucked into a worm hole in the universe and entering a void. This void is where my home is located. It is a quiet place under the stars filled with northern lights and it’s a sacred place where time and space as we know it doesn’t exist. There I have a view of time being eternal, simultaneous and I watch universes getting created and getting recycled to birth new universes. It’s quiet and beautiful, with a zen decor that looks like a Moroccan lounge in Tulum, if you can imagine that.
So in this space I imagine my whole body relaxing and being encapsulated by this regenerating white light, like in a Sci-fi movie. This light scans my body and regenerates each and every cell, reprogramming my DNA.
I hold in my hand my gemstone mala. This is ancient technology given to the first yogi’s in the Himalayas that meditated so profoundly they encountered higher beings from other planets. Mine is my gemstone of choice, charged with the crystal intention of my choice to anchor my mind like a mantra, with every breath to become more present, and timeless.
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When I hold my mala between my middle finger and thumb, I know that this next bead I am holding is anchoring me to fully be present and heal my body. If I have wandered in a thought, it’s ok, cause the gemstone bead brought me back, anchored to my cushion on the floor. All I need to do now is breathe and relax. Drop my shoulders, relax my back and just fill my body with cool, yummy oxygen, that feels like a tall glass of pure water when I’m thirsty. I am breathing so deeply that now I am in the state of mind of a relaxing beach holiday.
When I breathe out, I try to slowly exhale as much of that stale, stagnant air I have been holding on to unawarely. I continue to breathe deeply allowing my breaths to become like a wave that massages my whole core and upper body muscles, putting each muscle back into it’s right place.
Meditation is my spa, self-care, me-time. A time of the day I practice self-love towards myself by being my own care-giver, inner physician, healer and lover. Doing this every day will make you feel like a million dollars and abundant. I know I do.
In my sanctuary, bead by bead I become a better version of myself. I regenerate, reprogram and renew myself. It’s that luxurious retreat we all dream of that has you leave with a glow.
I love making my practice as irresistible as possible, by burning a little palo santo, beginning with an intention of achieving relaxation and bliss. Having a special Mala necklace to work with. A beautiful candle and my favourite blanket and cushion. But what truly makes me inspired to meditate is the knowing that I am giving myself the most powerful medicine out there, better then any trendy supplement, vitamin or modality to make me feel energised and incredible.