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Morning Cup of Meditation

"Sense the breath." Sip it in, pause, sip again. Sweeten with the mantra "Ham"  (pause) "Sa". Sip again.  In late July I realized I needed to bring a little more peace and focus into my life. My nights had less sleep, I was less than patient with my girls and concentration was difficult. I knew that I was craving something. Was meditation it?  I decided to investigate the vast buffet of meditation practices. It was at this same time that Yoga Journal introduced their 30 day Meditation Challenge. The Yoga Journal program was broken down into 4 separate weeks; each week included a 5 minute yoga sequence warm-up, a new type of meditation and a daily email with Q&A's and brief descriptions. The biggest challenge was finding time to sip my cup! It was summer - which means no set schedule in our household.  By setting the alarm for 6:30 a.m. each morning, I was able to find a quiet time to practice.  After that, all I needed was a small pillow or blanket…