I started seeing a chiropractor during my pregnancy to take care of a sticky SI joint, but the real trouble began about four months postpartum. By that time the relaxin had left my body, I was no longer operating on adrenaline alone and months of walking a stubborn baby to sleep had taken a toll. And if I’m being totally honest my diet had been based predominantly on chocolate chips. That SI joint wasn’t just sticky, it was stuck and causing me a lot of pain.
On a scale of zero to woo-woo there was a time when meditation would have scored off the charts. However scientific research that has emerged in recent years has launched meditation into the mainstream spotlight and for good reason – it has been shown to reduce stress, increase creativity and strengthen relationships. If you’re not yet convinced of the benefits of meditation here are 20 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating Today.
If you are convinced of the benefits you may be stuck on how to get started. Or maybe you’re like me and you’ve tried to out a few times and have felt the benefits, but feel challenged by keeping up a regular practice. Luckily f you’ve got a SmartPhone meditation is just a double tap away. Here are a few of my favourite apps (and a podcast!) that I’ve been using to work towards a regular meditation practice.