Why Your Car Seat Should Double As A Meditation Cushion
In a year as upside down as this one, we've spent more moments than we can count sitting in our car and taking a moment for ourselves to reset, reconnect, and find some mental space. Sometimes that means singing out of tune to our favorite song or calling a friend to keep our connections alive. But, often, what we're really craving is a little time for silence; to sit with our thoughts and our physical body, laptop, and phone free.
It's in times like this that we really appreciate the safe haven our cars can be. And that a car seat can even double as a meditation cushion. We simply park in a safe space and let the familiarity of the car envelop us as we sit back and take 15 minutes to observe the noise in our mind, judgment-free, until our mind settles and we find quiet.
We've partnered with meditation teacher and mbg class instructor Light Watkins to create a meditation specially designed to take place in a parked car as a part of Lexus Retreats in Motion. It's perfect for anyone who wants to find a Zen state of mind before they enter new surroundings.
If you're new to meditation or you struggle with mediation, this gentle, nonjudgmental practice is the perfect place to kick-start a lifelong healthy habit. It's not about pushing away thoughts that arise; it's about observing them, judgment-free, so we can naturally find our path to clarity.
To book your Lexus Retreats in Motion and be one of the first to experience this guided meditation with Light Watkins, click here.
Chloe Schneider is the VP of Brand and Integrated Marketing at mindbodygreen. She received her degree from the University of South Wales. She has worked at many top publications and brands including Mashable and RESCU. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.