what’s the deal with meditation?

Breathwork and meditation can be pretty intimidating if you don’t know where to start, which is why we were really grateful to have Lisa Torres join us for a Q&A all about how to begin! We covered the basics, as well as some tips on how to incorporate it into our busy lives.

Questions from the community:

I feel like when I realize need meditation and breathwork, it’s at a time where I’m really stressed and being still in any way feels really overwhelming. Any tips for how to get started when that’s the case?

  • Yes! One way that I like to do and suggest is a simple technique to shift your energy physiologically. In a stressful moment, you can do this for 1 min or maybe 3 min. Set a timer and inhale for 5-10 seconds, hold your breath for the same amount of time, exhale for same amount of time and then hold breath again the same amount of time. Keep repeating for the duration of the time. That's for a quick reset.

  • What do you recommend if I can’t find time to meditate? I’m so busy!

    • You don't always have to be still. When I have these moments, I will also go for a nature walk or walk anywhere I can with zen music. Some people are not always able to "be still" right away.

  • What are some techniques for incorporating breathwork or meditation into a daily routine? I am a fan of both, but have a hard time turning it into a regular habit.

    • I like to set my alarm early and do before my feet hit the ground. Usually for me personally I do 10-20 minutes. If I have had a stressful day, I will do this again in the evening to wind down or just before bed.

    • Other ways is to set a timer on your phone in the middle of your day and take a 1-3 min break and time breathing in-holding, breathing out-repeat for about 3-5 seconds each for the duration of the time you set. This makes a HUGE difference in your day!!