If you're not a regular meditation practitioner, you probably think meditation is a waste of time. I admit, I used to be one of those people. I had heard about all the benefits from meditation, and while I believed it to be true, I thought I was doing just fine on my own. I guess I assumed it was normal to be anxious after breakfast if I wasn't doing something active. Or that random bouts of hatred and anger were just a part of life. I'm not saying I'm perfect and that I don't get angry from time to time, but with a regular meditation practice, things that used to bother me simply don't anymore. You can control your emotions, thoughts, and feelings better. I have practiced yoga for about 6 years now. Like most people, I began with a physical practice. In fact, up until my YTT, I had only meditated a handful of times (which is pretty messed up). It just wasn't available nor did I see it as a necessity. During my teacher training in India, I fell in love with yoga. Not just the asanas. But the mediation, the pranayama, the lifestyle. The way your body feels after a class of asanas is the way your mind feels after meditation. A deep experience with meditation is indescribable to those who've never had it. Like resting your brain on a feather pillow for the first time in your life. A glimpse of heaven perhaps. Nothing inspires me like meditation does. All I can say is, if you've never had a real meditation experience, you are missing out on so much. 

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