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August 18, 2014

The Path to the Best Kind of Life.

rachel meditate airport

My path to a balanced life started with meditation when I was 17.

From there I moved towards asana and with time my practice has become a beautiful mix of both.

Meditation is so important…crucial, actually.

At first it might feel overwhelming and difficult because that’s what the mind wants you to believe. But meditation is everything but complicated.

Meditation is your natural state. Your body and soul is continuously striving towards being in a meditative state, but the stress of our daily lives combined with the anxiety of our minds make this appear difficult.

I love the saying; “if you can’t make time to meditate for 20 minutes a day—make time for an hour!” Because this is exactly how it works.

We need to slow down from within to see a change on the outside. The second our minds slow down, the world around us will too. You create the world you live in. Make a conscious effort to make it peaceful and calm!

Well-being begins here.

Meditation is something you can do anywhere, anytime.

I like to find a quiet corner at airports when I’m traveling, sometimes to roll out my mat if I have time, or to just sit in silence.

I have a meditation app on my phone called Peace Alarm that’s great; it sets a timer for you and you can choose nature sounds or Tibetan bells to keep you focused and to just let you know when the time is up.

People might look at you like you’re weird but you’ll have a much bigger chance of a stress free day so who cares?

I once practiced behind a gate at Miami airport and people randomly started joining me until we actually had a real class going! Yoga united.

Make your well-being your priority and do what you have to do to feel good.

 

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Editor: Renée Picard

Photo: courtesy of Rachel Brathen

 

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