8 Monday Nights in a Tiny, Carpeted Yoga Studio Changed My Life Forever

“I see you! I see you there,”

“Hard pass,” I said. “I already do restorative yoga, and I’ve tried to meditate before, and I hate it.”

A woman wide awake, peering over a bedsheet while lying down, head on a pillow.
A woman wide awake, peering over a bedsheet while lying down, head on a pillow.
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“It will crack you wide open,” she said, glowing with zeal, as she gesticulated wildly for emphasis. “It’s amazing. You’ll also get ‘meditation body’ because you barely eat for the entire ten days — it’s so great!”

“significantly higher [quality of life] compared to their levels prior to the course, suggesting that the 10 days’ practice had significantly improved their physical and psychological well-being.”

“one of my favorite things about today is knowing that there are literally thousands of us doing this right now, today, together, all around the world.”

“I wish I’d known all of this earlier. Oh well. At least our kids will benefit earlier in their lives.”

An adult swinging kids from their arms at the ocean during sunset. Symbolizing present parenting and play.
An adult swinging kids from their arms at the ocean during sunset. Symbolizing present parenting and play.
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“Phoebe, I have really noticed a shift in you. I hope you have too. I hope it serves you well.”

“Don’t meditate to fix yourself, to heal yourself, to improve yourself, to redeem yourself; rather, do it as an act of love,
“Don’t meditate to fix yourself, to heal yourself, to improve yourself, to redeem yourself; rather, do it as an act of love,
– Bob Sharples, from Meditation: Calming the Mind, on meditating as an act of love.

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