Alexia M.

Alexia M.

Kenzai Member

Kenzai Mind Intro

  • Nov 8th, 2019 at 4:39PM

Hello to my fellow Minders!

Apologies for the delayed intro blog, I am already one day behind in my meditations as I wasn't able to access the content on the first day but I will make it up next week when I am on holiday!

I'm excited to be doing this program, I have been wanting to do it for a while but have prioritized physical goals until now. This felt like the right time to focus on my mind as I have been feeling unfocused and slightly all over the place in recent months.

To give you a little bit about me - I live in London. I was introduced to Kenzai by my dad in 2014 and have done a multitude of programs since then. The structure, trainers and community are awesome. Kenzai has really changed my life and the way I think about health, movement, sleep and everything! I now ensure that I move my body in some way every day and generally eat clean but I feel that my mind has been left a bit behind.

I have been wanting to develop a regular meditation practice for a while but can never seem to stick to it for more that 2 weeks. After hearing rave reviews of Mind (and of trainer Cece) from my dad, I had to sign up! I am worried about setting aside time for meditation everyday as I don't yet have a slot for it. Mornings are my exercise time and I am usually sleepy before bed. I will need to test a few times of day to find the right one.

Looking forward to sharing this inward journey with all of you.

 
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5 comments

Jenny HaddleJenny HaddleKenzai Member
Assistant Trainerover 1 year ago

Finding your time/space to focus is important. That said, the great thing about meditation is that it can literally be done anywhere. When I struggle to find a time/space to meditate at home, I do it in my office with a sign up that says ""Meditating, please do not disturb." I've also meditated in the middle of crowds, on airplanes, etc....anywhere I can find a place to be still and follow the breath for a few minutes. Still struggling to make it happen daily, though...so, here I am in Mind. :)


    Ed CenterEd CenterKenzai Member
    Assistant Trainerover 1 year ago

    Well look who jumped into Mind late as well. So fun to be in another program with you, 'Lex. (Can I call you that). I loved your energy as a trainee, and I loved being on your team in Beach Blast. Let's kick some Mind ass together. Well. Um. I don't think that's how Mind works. But let's Om some shit.


      Cece AielloCece AielloKenzai Member
      Trainerover 1 year ago

      You're spotted the potential potholes
      (finding a regular slot) and sighted your goal (daily practice). This is someone prepared to take on the unglamarous challenge of sitting quietly for 20 minutes every day. Sounds like leaning into the Kenzai habits that you've lived by the last five years will be key. Try tackling it on at the end of your workouts and shorten the exercise portion as the mediations get longer.

      Welcome to Mind Alexia!


        Cece AielloCece AielloKenzai Member
        Trainerover 1 year ago

        .... And do I see a father-daughter meditation challenge in your near future???


          Alexia M.Alexia M.Kenzai Member
          over 1 year ago

          @Cece - meditation after exercise... I had never considered that option! A father- daughter meditation is a good idea, will have to try that ๐Ÿ˜Š

          Ed - Lex is good for me. Om some shitโ€, I love it! Totally ๐Ÿ˜Š


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