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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Making Meditation Sexy

I'm not sure just how this is going to happen, but I'm pretty sure it will. And I'm sure when that happens that there will be things about it I like and things about it I don't like. But sometime soon meditation has just got to get some sex-appeal. Yoga's got it by now for sure, but as I've been ranting, there's not enough meditation going around.

What's the lululemon equivalent of meditation gear? Maybe we could come up with some cool meditation cushions with bling. Or shag carpets, not just the white Kundalini style skin, but something rainbow or sparkles? What would it take to lure people in to a mediation class and sit still? We could wear meditation caps or funky socks. I'm reaching here, I know.

Mala beads have made a comeback, I've noticed. So that could be a good tool to market meditation. "Come sit with us, we'll do japa together." Just like with yoga accessories, maybe some meditation accessories would draw people in. What if japa beads coaxed people to their seat and then they stuck around? That wouldn't be so bad.

8 comments:

Paulo Moses said...

I would love to hear the mantra for the sexy meditation class...

Jamine said...

Yea, I wonder what that would be. I could just go back in the OSHO files and probably get some stuff to support all of this!

Jenni Young said...

The yoni website has large pillows that look like well... the yoni - you could use those or maybe that's going a bit too far! What about really groovy music? Or we could do it naked (bah fat chance!) What about asking people to wear their sexiest "mediation gear" and see what happens, let you hair down and go!

Jamine said...

I suppose I wasn't really clear. I don't want to make it "sex-sexy" rather I thought it could get more popular. Not in a tantric way, but just in a way where people could get that there are benefits and want to deal with what comes up when you sit with yourself, 'cause that's hot. Someone who's dealt with themselves? Who's an inner warrior? Totally hot. Fitness on the outside is nice, for sure, but mental fitness? Way more useful.

Paulo Moses said...

Well put! Sign me up for the "floss out you foibles" sexitation class.

Sheena said...

Hi! I was in your Hatha-Meditation class tonight for the first time. I'm still pretty new to yoga, but am a long-time meditator (who has been a way from it a while..but have been wanting to get back to myself.

I found your class to be a perfect blend of Yoga and Meditating. By the way 20 mins was easy peezy! I feel so rejuvinated! It was awesome!!

Thank you. :)

Jamine said...

Sheena, thanks for your kind words. It was my aim to get the blend right and to hear that it worked for you is wonderful! It encourages me to forge ahead :)

I hope you'll come back some other Tuesday night.

You too, Paulo!

Sheena said...

Definitely I will come back. How good I felt after class made me realize I need to get back to this a lot more regularly. My health is important to me having not having it for a long time.

I think having a class like this available will encourage that in myself a lot more.