So far, we have moved through some great starting points to incorporate mindful moments into your life. If you’re looking for a life-changing practice that will revolutionize the way you work, sleep, and perform, there is nothing like a daily practice. Meditation intensives are a great way to deepen your practice. Ziva Meditation created an online course that will give you a powerful meditation practice you can take with you for life. It’s an eight-day training that you can do from anywhere in the world. What you will learn is based on an ancient practice that was designed for people with busy minds and busy lives.
If you're a regular meditator who wants to start paying it forward, mindbodygreen's meditation teacher training with Charlie Knoles is a wonderful resource. Charlie, director of the Veda Institute, teaches what being a meditation teacher is all about (it's far different from just being a master meditator yourself!), how to address common questions students have, and how to move through discomforts that often arise in the transition to becoming a teacher. Then, you'll get into the first type of meditation—present moment awareness. Through a series of lectures, practices, peer reviews, and assessments, you'll master this fundamental type of meditation.
If you’re still feeling skeptical, that’s OK. I recommend starting off gently, weaving these techniques into your days as you feel inspired. Be patient with yourself. The only way to be bad at meditation is by not doing it. It really is like any other skill; it takes a bit of training, but once you have a technique that works for you, you'll start to crave it.
Thank yourself for getting curious and gathering the tools to improve your life. That's half the battle.