Chiara Capello

Yoga teacher and Visual Artist in Brussels

Start meditating today and change your life!

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Hello dear yogis,

Just a bit of infos and news from me. I would like to stress the importance of a regular meditation practice to live a more serene life and to take good decisions, when we are challenged and we do not know what is the best choice for us.

My advice: start meditating today! Make it an habit. The same with your yoga practice: set it as a PRIORITY in your calendar, otherwise something will get in the way and you will end up going once per month, which is certainly not enough to make progress. Remember, it is better to practice yoga and, or meditation 30 minutes every day, instead of 2 hours once per month.

To take my meditation course, on the Tapas for life platform, watch the intro video and go to:

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

There is also an italian version here (la versione italiana del mio corso di meditazione si trova qui):

https://tapasforlife.teachable.com/p/meditazione

I would like also 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.

Happy practice!

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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.

12 Comments

  1. I agree, make it a habit and everything will follow. Meditating is not a challenge at all, for me, starting to is. Every time I begin meditating it distracted me so this one of the best tips I needed. Great share, Chiara.
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    • Thank you so much for your feedback, it’s very appreciated. We all need to meditate, especially in those times of crisis, when anxiety and fear are knocking at our door…Stay safe!

  2. 10 to 15 minutes a day to improve every aspect of your life. That should be a no brainer…Thanks Chiara

  3. Yes – Thank you Chiara! Meditating is so important and healing, yet some people are so confused about it. You have shown some great simple steps to start a life-changing habit!

  4. Great tips for a life-changing daily practice! Thank you!

  5. Chiara – excellent content – can’t wait to get started.

  6. Great information… Thanks for sharing!

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