Start your days with meditation just before the sunrise.
As kids we learn rapidly all things we need to do everyday to keep a good hygiene and health. A daily routine starts probably with a shower, then having breakfast, brushing your teeth and so on. In fact Meditation is like brushing your teeth. I can be part of your daily routine. I was happy to watch a video in Facebook about primary schools in the United Kingdom introducing meditation lessons to the curriculum. The sooner you start the easiest it is that it becomes part of your day. Meditation is for everyone, no matter what religion you practice.
Through Kundalini Yoga, I have learned that having discipline and commitment helps you in your daily practice. When one of my yoga teachers advised me to take 20 minutes per day and do yoga and meditation I laughed at her saying that I didn’t have time for that. I said: It is too busy at home to make some free time.
Well, after a while I decided to make room in my busy agenda for Yoga and Meditation and I committed to a daily practice. There was no need to push myself into it because I enjoyed it fully. In the beginning I started at night, around 8 pm. I was doing a set of exercises or kriya followed by a 3 minutes meditation or a longer meditation of 11 minutes and no yoga. So besides going to the Yoga lessons I was creating space in my life for spiritual moments. Then I found a happy medium: Yoga in the morning after waking up and meditation in the evening to relax my mind and body at the end of the day.I was definitely building up my daily spiritual practice which is called Sadhana in Kundalini Yoga. Yogi Bhajan said: “Sadhana is a self-discipline that allows one to express the Infinite within one’s self”. It is the workout for the mind. It keeps your thoughts clear.
I have been committed to my personal spiritual practice for four years and it is part of my daily routine. I enjoy so much this moment of the day, it is a visit to my inner self, a connection with the Universe. I start the day on my yoga mat in the stillness, when everyone is still sleeping. Ideally you meditate early in the morning before the sunrise.
Meditation is like brushing your teeth. When you meditate you stop your mind, you clear your subconscious and you receive guidance.