Yoga and Meditation Kit
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
[Excerpt from Guru Kaur's blog on the Be the Woman... Private Online Community for women...]
Of course, the answer is you don't actually need anything to practise yoga and meditation other than a clear mind, discipline and a body. Well, now we've got the holier-than-thou answer out of the way, let's get down to the real core of the matter.
Just as swimming is so infinitely more pleasant when wearing a swimming costume you feel comfortable in and goggles which don't leak or leave your eyes looking like pandas; just as painting is so much easier with a really good paintbrush; just as going for a long walk is made possible with a stout pair of walking boots which don't rub and need blister plasters; so it is with yoga and meditation. There are things which just make it all a much more welcoming and enjoyable experience. You obviously don't need them, really, but that warm and cosy feeling is a must.
Although all thoughts start in the mind, and it is possible to feel comfortable just by thinking it is so, getting the physical environment right helps a lot. I'm not talking about investing in a whole new room, but a little space.