What is Meditation & Pranayama?
What we do in the morning sets the tone for the entire day. It’s also when the mind tends to be at its quietest. And what we do in the evening sets the tone for a good night’s sleep which is essential to our immunity and emotional well-being (non-reactivity). Sitting for pranayama or meditation in the evening is a way of asking the body to stop being busy, the breath to slow down, the mind to begin settling, especially if it feels frayed. Moving from within this stillness, pranayama (breathing) practices awaken, move, and deepen awareness within our body-mind systems and guide us to deeper levels of consciousness (mindfulness). Meditation is not something we do, but rather a practice that evolves from showing up again and again for oneself to cultivate space and stillness from within.