Meditation: Headspace, Wind Down: Switching Off Length: 5 minutes Where: Bedroom, Los Angeles How It Felt: Like a deep stretch
Yesterday ended up being mostly a big cleaning and organizing day to get our lives in order after a hectic few weeks. We were also preparing for his sister’s arrival at our place- prepping the guest room with fresh flowers, making the bed up, tucking away office items that usually live there- those kinds of things.
Those days are tiring for the mind and body. At the end of the day, I chose a “wind down” meditation on Headspace, but chose to start sitting up on my meditation cushion rather than lie down in bed. About halfway through the “switching off” visualization, when I switched off my stomach or back, I let myself gently lean forward until I was lying flat over my folded legs. It felt glorious to stretch out my back, hips, and legs that way, so I stayed there until the end.
This wasn’t really the way this session was “meant” to be utilized, but I’m leaning into the idea that the meditations I do can be personalized to what I need that day. Sometimes you need gentle or relaxing, sometimes instructive or thought-provoking, sometimes calming or energizing- it’s all good energy!
One more step toward “meditation as a tool I can use” and away from “meditation as a task I need to check off the list.”
Oh, as a side note, I decided to skip the March end-of-month check-in altogether. With so much going on, over a week has passed, and, since they are basically just for my own “tracking” purposes anyway, I’m just going to wait a few more weeks and check in at the end of April.
Not that anyone was waiting with bated breath, but, you know. 🙂