Meditation, or Dhyana is the process of becoming a witness. The idea is that we tend to get so caught up in all the things we are close to, that need to create space to gain perspective. Whether in class or on your own time, take a moment to sit in silence, close your eyes, and gaze toward the center of your forehead. Watch your breath flow in and out. Watch your mind as it tries to be active. And just sit back and witness all the happenings of your mind and body. (It can almost be comical). Keep doing this until you find yourself on a blank page. nothing there, just peace. Meditation is a powerful practice that will give you peace, resilience, wisdom and humor. Please let us know how your meditation practice is progressing (or not progressing) we are here to help guide you!
"Through dhyana, we turn ourselves into a verb. That is, we determine to no longer be objects, that which sees and that which is seen, but to become that act of seeing itself. In pratyahara, we tuned our bodies and minds by focusing them inward, away from the grosser, wider world. With dharana, we shrank our universe down into an infinitesimally small, concentrated point. Now, in the practice of dhyana, we let our bodies evaporate and “embody” the act of seeing. We are still aware of ourselves and of our presence in the universe, but we lose the physical and psychological dimensions of that presence, reconstituting ourselves as a timeless, eternal gaze."
~Simon Apter, Jai Yoga Arts