Chiara Capello

Yoga teacher and Visual Artist in Brussels

Checklist to start meditating today!

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Today,  I would like to give you my checklist to start meditating. To be fully effective in your daily meditation, follow it step by step:

  1. Commit to the meditation practice and fit it into your daily schedule. Decide if you want to do it in the morning after waking up or in the evening before going to bed.
  2. Find a quiet, peaceful spot in your house, where to sit, without being disturbed. No electronics around (no computers, phones etc). Always sit there, to create a habit. It will be your “sacred spot”, just waiting for you each day.
  3. Switch off all your devices (telephone and other disturbing sounds).
  4. Use a timer. Set 10 to 15 minutes to start.
  5. Sit up either on a chair, with your back straight and hands on your lap, or cross-legged on the floor (better on a yoga mat or a carpet). In this position, you can sit on a cushion to have your hips elevated compared to the knees, so your back is straight. Remember: you should be comfortable, as you will stay around 15 minutes immobile, without pain in the body (otherwise you will be distracted and it will be impossible to meditate).
  6. Warning: never meditate lying on the bed or on the floor, as it will be easy to drift into sleep.
  7. Close your eyes, focus and breath.

For the meditation technique, go to my  Tapas for life course:

https://tapasforlife.teachable.com/p/meditation-a-practical-guide

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Author: Chiara Capello

Chiara is a Certified Sampoorna Yoga and Meditation Teacher (RYT 500), Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT 95), Yin Yoga Instructor (130 hours) and Reiki practitioner. She comes from Italy, but now she lives in Belgium. Living in an international environment, she speaks Italian, English, French and German. Chiara’s yoga and meditation path started in 2003, in Brussels, during a stressful period at work. She soon experienced the fullness of the practice and the transformation in the body and mind through the system developed by Shri Yogi Hari, called “Sampoorna Yoga”: the Yoga of Fullness. The enthusiasm for yoga and meditation changed the course of her life and career. After experiencing different Yoga styles and meditation techniques, in 2012 and 2013 she took the Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training Course with Shri Yogi Hari. The same year (2012), Chiara left her job as a lawyer and now dedicates her time fully to sharing yoga and meditation with children, families and adults. She loves teaching and practising meditation and yoga. It helps her remain strong, grounded and happy and enables her to deal with the ups and downs of life. A daily meditation practice is an essential part of her life. ----- Chiara é un’insegnante certificata in Sampoorna yoga e meditazione (500 ore), yoga per bambini (95 ore) e Yin Yoga (130 ore), oltre che praticante di Reiki. E’ italiana di origine, ma ora vive in Belgio. Siccome vive in un ambiente internazionale, parla Italiano, Inglese, Francese e Tedesco. Il suo cammino di yoga e meditazione comincia nel 2003 a Bruxelles, durante un periodo stressante al lavoro. In quel frangente, Chiara fu conquistata dall’impatto della pratica sul proprio corpo e mente, grazie al sistema sviluppato da Shri Yogi Hari, chiamato Sampoorna Yoga: lo yoga della pienezza. L’entusiasmo per lo yoga e la meditazione cambio’ cosi’ il corso della sua vita e carriera. Dopo aver sperimentato diversi stili di yoga e meditazione, nel 2012 e 2013 decide di diventare insegnante di Sampoorna Yoga con Shri Yogi Hari. Nello stesso anno ( 2012) , Chiara lascia il suo lavoro di giurista ed ora dedica tutto il suo tempo per diffondere lo yoga e la meditazione tra i bambini, le famiglie e gli adulti che cercano la calma interiore, in un mondo pieno di stimoli continui. Ama insegnare e praticare lo yoga e la meditazione. Questo la aiuta a rimanere forte e felice, in modo da affrontare con facilità e leggerezza gli alti e bassi della vita. La meditazione quotidiana é ormai divenuta una parte essenziale e irrinunciabile della sua vita.

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