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    this is the perfect time to try it.

    Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment non-judgmentally. -Jon Kabat-Zinn

    Maybe your doctor has told you to try it. Maybe you used to meditate but fell out of the habit (you’re in good company).

    It seems like every week you can find the topic of meditation and its incredible health benefits related to neuroplasticity, mood and physiology in the paper, on 60 Minutes and in medical journals.

    Even the Dalai Lama says he uses the increasing body of science and research on meditation to motivate him when he doesn’t want to get up at 3 am for his prayer and sitting practice.

    More than that, last year when we held the Meditation Challenge, I talked to students who got off their blood pressure medication, finally ditched insomnia and experienced more patience and peace at high-stress jobs. Those are some serious health perks.

    That’s why I get excited when Meditation Month rolls around at IAY. I know there will be excitement, momentum and personal stories about how big benefit can come from just a little effort.
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    This year we have TWO ways you can start or support your sitting practice.

    First there’s the in-studio Mindfulness Meditation Series — the third module of The Daily Craft. This is a 6-week series on Thursday evenings with Ellen.

    The second way you can participate is in the Virtual Meditation Challenge.
    Also 6 weeks, the Challenge can be done from anywhere and includes video, audio and written support.

    Both start on March 23rd.

    Mindfulness Meditation series — 6 weeks in the studio (and includes the Virtual Challenge materials)

    Virtual Meditation Challenge — 6 weeks from anywhere

    Building a habit is 100 times easier and more fun with friends, resources and accountability. Check it out.

    Let us know if you have questions.

    View our website | See the full class schedule | The Daily Craft

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