Bring in vitality + purpose!
Create more vitality and joy in your life through the daily practice of meditation in the tradition of Kundalini Yoga!
Do you feel like the external demands on your life are more than you are able to deliver? Have you been feeling frustrated or anxious? Do you feel like you'd rather be alone? Have you loss purpose in life?
Revive your life! Start your day with purpose and intention! For beginners or practiced meditators, join our community meditation led by Lizz Cohoon, Meditation and Kundalini Yoga Teacher, to commit to a daily meditation practice. We start with 5 minutes a day for the first week and each week extend the time to build to 22 minutes. Each practice also includes 5 minutes of light yoga exercises. Our first day, we begin with a Live class.* Each week we extend the time and a new guided meditation video is posted in the members only area.
*If you can't watch the live class, you can watch the video in your time at home.
Once enrolled you will be sent an email within the week to access the members only page for weekly videos and the Zoom link for the online live meditation.
**NEW** Dates: Thursday, March 29 to Tuesday, May 8.
Times: 7:00 am EST Live Led Meditation + Kundalini Yoga on 3/29 & 5/8
Plus Weekly Guided Meditation Videos to watch on your own time
Location: Members-Only Zoom Online Meeting
Registration is CLOSED. Please stay tuned for the next 40 Day challenge!
About the Meditation
Our 40 Day Meditation will bring you vitality and purpose creating more joy in your life. The meditation includes a mudra (hand position), specific eye focus and chanting the mantra Wahe Guru, Wahe Guru, Wahe Guru, Wahe Jio. Combining these meditation aspects allow us balance the brain so we can better deal with stress, release all that is not allowing us to live in vitality and come into a purposeful life.
About the mantra
Wahe Guru, Wahe Guru, Wahe Guru, Wahe Jio is a mantra chanted to invoke ecstasy. Wahe Guru means in celebration of Divine or moving from darkness to light. Wahe Jio is an endearing term. Expressed as feeling grateful for feeling close to the Divine.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do I need to join?
A cushion or pillow to sit on, a place to practice where you won't be distracted, the time to complete the meditation every day, a Facebook account, and a willingness to rise to the challenge!
Do I have to attend the live led meditations ?
It's not necessary that you watch the live meditations. You can watch the video later in the day but it is helpful to be in the group energy during the broadcast to deepen our experience of the meditation and encourage each other through the 40 days.
What if I miss a day?
It is best to try to not miss a day so that you can get the full benefits of the meditation. If you do miss, don't get discouraged! Keep up! We are all here to support each other.
I've never meditated before. Can I join?
This is a perfect way for you to start meditating! Joining the challenge will motivate you to start a regular practice.
Have more questions? Contact Lizz at email@example.com
WHY 40 DAYS?
40 DAYS TO CHANGE A HABIT
When we are born we have no habits. Habits can bring us joy like having a morning cup of tea or frustration like getting stressed out over a problem at work. Some habits need to change in order to shift into a less stressful life and more happiness.
In Kundalini Yoga, 40 Days is the recommended length to practice to dissolve any habits keeping you from living a happy, healthy and stressed-less life. In 40 days, you can change a habit: 20 days to break a habit and 20 days to form a new one.
MY FIRST 40 DAYS
I remember my first 40 days. It was in yoga teacher training as part of our assignment. Our teacher told us to choose a meditation to do for 40 days. It didn’t sound that difficult at first. Then my teacher explained that it wasn’t 10 days here, stop 5 days and do another 7 days. She meant 40 days in a row. So if you didn’t get it done before you went to bed, you had to start all over again at day one the next day. This definitely felt like a challenge but doable. So I chose not only a meditation but also a kriya, or set of Kundalini Yoga exercises. The Aries spirit in me, felt I had this completely handled.
There were days when I was super thankful to have a meditation and yoga practice to do every day. Some days, it felt really rewarding to start my day in this way. I felt happy, clear on my purpose and ready to handle whatever my day had in store. Other days I found myself doing my duty and noticing the blissful buzz didn’t happen. Even on those days, I was still able to feel an underlying sensation that I had done something to sway my day in a positive way.
There were days when I was lying in bed and almost asleep that I remembered I hadn’t done my 40 day practice. I laid there for moments pondering what it would mean if I didn’t do it and would have to start over at day one the next day. I didn’t want to give up so I always got up and did my practice.
At the end of the 40 days, I didn’t know that what I would achieve was feeling the most proud and committed to myself that I ever had!I reflected on how I stayed true and committed to completing my 40 day practice everyday. When I didn’t feel like it, I still got on my mat. There were also many days I chose to make time for my practice simply because I loved it. I had never ever done anything like this for myself before and I found a trust and love for myself I had never experienced! It allowed me to see that anything is possible if I stay true to my commitment and show up. It also gave me the experience of what it feels like to be empowered and strong.