21 day Meditation Challenge
Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there - buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day. Deepak Chopra
All my life I’ve been striving for a bit more balance, to become a bit of a type B. Yoga has helped support me through this quest. However, my type A personality still pops up, as it did this past week. As a type A personality, I love challenges! They give me goals, a focus and a bit of the natural competition that I thrive on. So in addition to my 40 day yoga challenge that I’m currently partaking in, I’ve also joined the 21 day meditation challenge from Deepak Chopra, a global challenge that focuses on peace and abundance.
This challenge was actually included as part as the current yoga certification course that I’m taking. At first I hesitated, I didn’t have the time to meditate. However, as I read more about the Deepak Chopra challenge, I jumped at the opportunity.
Concerned, my husband believed I was putting too much on my plate. How would I find time to do both yoga and meditation daily as well as my normal work load? However, in the past four days that I’ve been doing both, I find I have more time, energy and seem to be more efficient. This may be early results, but from what I’ve been reading about yoga and meditation these changes just seem to make sense.
I am currently on day four of the meditation and I’m finding it an extremely powerful process: Especially for someone, who previously resisted the idea of meditation. The shorter sessions work perfectly with my crammed schedule and the messages are extremely inspirational and empowering.
Deepak Chopra has the perfect voice for meditation: soothing, warm and inviting. I found that he really engages my mind to contemplate the powerful messages that he’s saying. I also find myself taking deeper breathes during the day and that the smaller things are having less of a negative impact in my life.
Some of the Benefits of Meditation include:
- Reduced stress level
- Increased creativity
- Increase self-esteem
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Help makes thought into action (increasing focus and concentration)
- Boosted immune system
- Increased oxygen level
Deepak Chopra’s meditation also emphasizes the power in visualization and intent. Intention to Deepak Chopra is the starting point in the meditation path and is necessary in order to make our beliefs and desires a reality. I’m really looking forward to the results of putting my intents and beliefs out there. I’m also hoping that at the end of the 21 days both meditation and yoga will become a natural integration in my daily routine, similar to brushing my teeth. Namaste.