This meditation inspired space is about self care, exploring inner wisdom, and cultivating awareness.
In my daily experience, meditation helps to restore a more natural flow of being. It allows me to navigate my inner world and form a more clear outer expression. So rather than reacting on auto pilot to stress or stimulus, I can respond from a more intelligent place of clarity and awareness.
This cultivation of awareness is the foundation for balanced living, and it begins with our daily practices. For me, it begins with twenty minutes of meditation every morning, before I even get out of bed. This simple routine is the essence of self care. Of course, it wasn't always this way.
About // Michelle Catherine Stady
My personal meditation practice began shortly after I was diagnosed with severe postpartum depression. Although I had been living with multiple, daily panic attacks, constant anxiety, brain fog, and fatigue, the diagnosis came as a shock. After a series of violent visions, I was immediately placed on anti-depressants and then spent the following 3 years actively learning how to restore balance back to my life.
In 2011 I was introduced to Vedic Mantra Meditation by Ian Hayward, an accomplished Ayurvedic Wellness Consultant and Panchakarma Therapist. Within a few weeks, a radical shift occurred. Energy, clarity, focus, and a more youthful, passionate presence slowly began to emerge from my daily practice. The constant sluggishness and fogginess that had became my norm began to lift. The days that I meditated were 100% better than the days I missed.
Fascinated by this simple practice and its profound results, I dove into the science and history of Ayurveda and meditation. After completing Ian's series of Advanced Ayurveda Courses, and with his incredible support and guidance, I began to teach Vedic Mantra Meditation.
"Water the root to enjoy the fruit.” // Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
I am now honoured to be able to share this healing practice with others so that they too can re-discover their inner compass. It all begins with a bit of self care. Self care is the first step to health, happiness, peace, and abundance.
Self care is love in its purest form.
Between teaching meditation and hosting workshops, I also enjoy homeschooling my two girls, exploring the wilderness of the rocky mountains with my husband, and meditating every single day!