Meditating for Health {and Happiness!}

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Today is day four of the 21 Day Meditation Challenge for Perfect Health with Deepak Chopra & Oprah. I’ve tried meditation about a bazillion times before and I have to say, I am starting to like it. Previously, I would get super wiggly and get up and start making lists. But that was when I was meditating on my own.

I’ve found that when I do a guided meditation, I have a much easier time letting go. If I do it in the morning, it’s a great start to my day and if I do it before bed, it helps me sleep better. I’m thinking about finding some CD’s of guided meditation to put on my phone so I can do it on my lunch break. I’m really excited to see how doing it for 21 days straight will affect my health, day 4 seems like too soon to tell.

As for my other resolutions, today is day 14 with no coffee! A lot of people have asked me why I would want to quit coffee. Well, friends, the reasons are numerous. First off, it’s extremely acidic and creates an acidic environment in your body. You want your body to be alkaline. If your curious about reading about all of that jazz, I recommend, Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr. Second of all, I felt like I needed it. I just don’t like feeling like I HAVE TO to have something. It makes me feel extremely out of control. Ick.

Do you have any experience with meditation? Any tips for not letting the mind wander?

PS. Yum was one of the meditation mantras this week 🙂

9 Responses to Meditating for Health {and Happiness!}

  1. Good for you for the coffee – when I was pregnant with my girl I gave it up. Didn’t even crave it.

    Now? I’m a big coffee hound. A cup in the morning and sometimes one around lunchtime.

    And good for you for the meditation – I’ve done it off and on but never 21 days straight. I love yoga – anything to get me out of my head so I can imagine that the meditation would be fab.

  2. Ok LOVE your graphic 🙂 I’m so glad you’re liking the meditations! I felt the same way, starting with the guided meditations definitely helped me. It gives you a focus, ya know?

    OMG congrats on two weeks without coffee!! Woot woot!

  3. Great job giving up coffee for two weeks! I’ve been thinking about trying to give up coffee and alcohol. One of my girlfriends did and she said she felt amazing and her skin was clearer.

    It is definitely SO MUCH easier to do guided meditations than it is to try it on your own – even with music. There’s no one there to tell you when to start and stop, so you’re just kind of making it up as you go. Bah. I want to try again by myself, but I always feel like I have something else I could be doing. :/

  4. Your reasons for giving up coffee are the same reasons I give it up. Lol- I say give it up instead of gave it up because I have not completely given it up. ; ) But I generally drink it in very limited quantities and I know longer feel like I ‘need’ it. I drink it less than once a week and just as a treat. I wonder if I will ever feel like I should really buckle down and completely cut the cord.

  5. Congrats on giving up the coffee! I never got into it for some reason. Your graphics are SO cool 🙂 so visually appealing.