Morning Meditation Momentum

Hi everybody. Every now and then, I write with shameless guilt, apologizing for my long absence from this blog. My excuse, take it or leave it, is that I’ve been working on several intense writing projects, including two related to meditation and creativity. Based on recent questions about meditation practice from new students, here are some tips:

1.If you attend a regular class (like the morning meditation classes I teach at the JCCs in Manhattan and Harlem, and privately), and it seems long (45-60 minutes), meditate for shorter periods on your own, or, for as long as you like.

2.Classes are labs, complete with instructions and group interactions. At home, set it up as a starter for your day. When you wake up, are you a “sitter” or a “mover?” Do you have to stretch, wash the dishes, make the coffee, sweep t

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About sheilaklewis

As a writing coach, meditation teacher, writer, and academic tutor, I'm passionate about words and the silent spaces between words. In this context, I run book clubs and writers' groups where the resonance of carefully crafted words can spark readers and writers to share their own stories. Connecting through conversation; making memories matter; embracing editing and revision, and imaginative wordplay are some solo and collective outcomes. I came to what I call my "Meditate Write Now" practice after years of art-making, writing grants, curriculum, children's stories, and more. Meditation kept my mind from meandering too far off point and also led me to write from the still point within. May our paths cross in creative journeys across time and internet connections! Other details: My husband and I are the parents of two amazing sons and one daughter-in-law, and smitten grandparents of Micah (born December, 2013). I don't drive, and have lived in the same apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, for too long.
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