Sit : Breathe : Love (Jan 1 – 28)
Sit : Breathe : Love is a 28 Day Meditation Challenge, with the aim of helping you to set up the habit of meditating daily.
Registration for the January Sit : Breathe : Love is now closed, but this event runs three more times during 2014 so feel free to sign up for one of the other sessions. Please see our complete schedule for details.
The benefits of regular meditation have been demonstrated again and again in multiple studies. Meditating makes you happier, is good for your health, protects your brain from aging, boosts your intelligence, and helps reduce pain, stress, and depression.
But it’s not easy to set up a regular meditation practice.
So we’re here to help you!
The aims in the 28 Day Challenge are:
- To work toward building up a daily habit of meditation
- If possible, to sit every day for 28 days
We set the bar for success low: although we hope you’ll meditate for 20 to 40 minutes a day, a “successful” day is one in which you’ve done some form of sitting meditation for at least five minutes — because there are Days Like That, aren’t there?
In the 28 Day Challenge we’ll teach you how to find a comfortable meditation posture (“Sit”); we’ll teach you how to calm your mind and settle agitated emotions by practicing the mindfulness of breathing (“Breathe”); and we’ll teach you how to appreciate yourself and others more through the practice of lovingkindness (“Love”). Hence, Sit : Breathe : Love”. We’ll also teach you walking meditation.
You’ll receive an email every day containing meditation instructions and links to guided meditations.
There is also a Community on Google Plus where you can share your experiences and receive support and encouragement from other participants in the challenge. If you already have a Google account, then joining the Community is easy. Even if you don’t have a Google account, it’s simple to set one up.
The challenge is free, although we do appreciate donations. In fact we need donations to cover our running costs.
You can make a donation right now using the Paypal button below.
To participate, sign up for the challenge below. You’ll receive an email every day, containing meditation instructions and links to guided meditations. You can select multiple events using the checkboxes, and you also have the option to join our regular newsletter, which goes out twice a month and contains an exclusive article (not found on our blog) as well as links to significant posts and news stories published on our blog in the previous two weeks or so.