Sunday, April 09, 2006

hip tranquil chick podcast #26: meditation 101

HTC: April 9, 2006 Shownotes

Welcome to the 26th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast: a guide to life on and off the yoga mat. Produced from the 600 sq. foot Pink Palace in Washington, DC.

Today’s podcast is on meditating, topped of with a pose of the podcast, hip tranquil chick suggestions, hip tranquil chick chat, and fun podsafe music! View our shownotes at

Meditation 101
Here are some basic meditation instructions to get you started. If you follow them carefully and practice them regularly, you may start noticing some subtle (or not-so-subtle!) positive changes in your life:

1.Take your seat.
2. Breath Deeply.
3. Let Go.
4. Dive Deeper.

Meditation Tools:

1. Watch Your Breath

2. Use a Mantra
3. Object Meditation
4. Walking Meditation
5. Empty Mind
6. Mindfulness Meditation
7. Meditating On An Idea

Pose of the Podcast: Seated Meditation

Hip Tranquil Chick Suggestions:

meditation secrets for women
by camille maurine & lorin roche

Hip Tranquil Chick Chat:
"Wow! Thanks so much for replying. I know you get a ton of emails, so I'm very impressed that you took the time to write back. Just knowing that this is a common problem helped so much. I'm still having trouble making it to a yoga class (part of the problem is just scheduling conflicts), but I've been doing much better at my home practice since I wrote to you. It's actually really small things that I've found helped. One is just lighting a candle and (taking some advice from you) putting on some lipgloss (lavendar-flavored is what I have around). I also started making my own practices with my favorite poses and listening to my own music. But actually, the best thing is that I bought some comfortable dedicated yoga clothes (from tranquiliT) and I love to wear them!

It seems a little silly, even to me, but just having a little ritual that means I'm starting yoga practice has made all the difference. I've been practicing every day for weeks now and completing everything I've planned. Anyway, thanks so much for your advice and your clothing line, which is truly amazing. I really hope I can make it to a class soon, but until then it's so satisfying to have a strong home practice."


Let me help you grow. How can I help support you and your hip tranquil chick path? I hope to add workshops, teleclasses, retreats, online forums, and more so please let me know if you have ideas!

Share your thoughts, needs, and suggestions from your hip tranquil chick path with me at or in the comments section of Visit for online sources of inspiration. Sign up for the tranquiliT times at and view the latest spring issue in the archives.

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To close out the show, we’re playing podsafe music---by new and independent artists who are sharing their music through podcasting from the podsafe music network. Today’s selection is Delorian by Atomica. You can learn more this week's featured artist, including how to get more of their music, at

Thanks for joining me for the 26th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast. Namaste!

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