For many in recovery, yoga and meditation practices can be central to supporting the wellness and longevity of treatment programs and relapse prevention. It can be intimidating to start these practices if you have never done them before, and clearing your mind might seem like a big task. Vedic meditation expert Emily Fletcher helps to explain that meditation is still possible if you have trouble sitting still or completely clearing your mind.

“Many people balk at the idea of meditating because the thought of sitting quietly is, frankly, more frightening than it should be. The good news is that this fear doesn’t have to be an obstacle; in fact, sitting still and “clearing your mind” don’t have to be a part of your meditation practice at all.”

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