Stephanie Sutherland, Mindfulness Meditation Yoga E-RYT/YACEP at the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center in Rochester, highly recommends finding a teacher. As a new student, “it’s so lonely to face your feelings and not have anybody tell you from the outside that it’s okay,” she says. And for those moments when you don’t think you can sit for another second, your teacher will be there to remind you that “whatever you’re feeling, it’s alright, just stay with it.”
There are many different styles of meditation and thanks to the internet, many world-renowned teachers are sharing meditation via YouTube and other channels.
A few to try:
Smartphones also hold a wealth of meditation teachers. Try downloading the app Headspace, Insight Timer, Prana Breath, or any one of the numerous meditations apps. You’re sure to find one that feels right to you. The New York Times has a weekly series called Meditation in Real Life; it offers insight into deeper thinking on everyday situations.
Want to learn more about meditation? Check out that article here.