A friend and I made a date to catch up and she suggested we go to Inscape. I’d never heard of it; turns out it’s a meditation lounge. A noise desert smack in the middle of NYC.
I walked in to Inscape after a very hectic day at work and instantly dropped my voice into a whisper, like I do when I walk into a library. The spacious layout, neural colors and plush furniture made the space welcoming. The staff was warm and the vibe was mellow.
Inscape with exactly what I needed. I love getting to that relaxed state where I am conscious and aware but also feel like I am sleeping. That weird in between state of consciousness. The thoughts that come to me are always familiar but from far corners of my mind. The session was 45-minutes. The meditation was guided by a pre-recorded voice. When it was over I felt like I’d slept for 3 hours. Still and quiet. For at least half the time I was able to stop the chatter in my mind.
Meditating with a friend was really cool too. We went to dinner afterwards and we were relaxed, connected and chill. The kinda of chill like after you have a few glasses of wine. We parted ways after a few ours and I wondered “why don’t I meditate more?” Probably because my life is fast, I can always fill my time with something “productive.” I liked Inscape because I made a commitment (by paying to go). I like the benefits of mindfulness and definitely want to incorporate it into my wellness routine.
This post is not about me telling you how to meditate because 1 – I am no expert and 2 – I’ve been told you practice meditation in the same way that you practice yoga. You never really master it you just get better and better each time you do it.