When I first started meditating, I had already been practicing yoga for six years. I had experienced small doses of meditation in my classes and teacher training but nothing along the lines of a disciplined daily practice.
Practicing yoga was one thing, but teaching was another—and when I became a full-time yoga teacher, I found myself constantly drained by the demands of teaching all day. My body was tired and my energy was low, so I decided to embark on a seven-day meditation challenge. I decided to meditate for 11 minutes every single day.
Even though I knew meditation was good for me, I found myself resisting making time for this practice and would sometimes have to carve out time in my schedule to meditate. What I experienced over the course of those seven days was life-changing. Here's what happened: