As for me, I started another 40 Day Meditation Challenge, got sick, missed a day or two as a result of the illness, so started over. I re-started this newest Challenge on December 2nd. I'll finish it on January 10th. My challenge this time is a bit more difficult than the previous ones. I'm adding in a couple forms to the two "anger" forms I've been doing for a while now. I'm adding Prosperity back in AND a new form... not sure what to call it, but the chant says Sa Re Sa Sa Sa Re Sa Sa Sa Re Sa Sa Sa Rung Hur Re Hur Hur Hur Re Hur Hur Hur Re Hur Hur Hur Hung. The greatest difference I have experienced since adding in this last one is a HUGE spike in my experience of peace. So, that's pretty amazing to me! :)
This video is a yogi teaching the Sa Re Sa Sa meditation that I recently added in. I strive to complete at least 5 minutes of this form. It's awesome!
With the new forms, my meditation time looks something like this: open, Kirtan Kriya (7 minutes minimum), anger (3 minute minimum), anger (3 minute minimum), Sa Ray Sa Sa (above; 5 minute minimum), Prosperity (3 minute minimum), and close. It's not always in that order, but most often it is. I usually need to do the quiet forms (anger) so that my baby will stay asleep. Not that she's always asleep when I meditate (because she's not), but when she is, I try to help her stay asleep as long as possible. It certainly is easier to complete longer versions of each when she's asleep!
Can you believe it... my baby is 6 months old tomorrow!!!!?!!! She's the most blessed of the bunch cause I've been meditating the whole time she was gestating and for the whole of her life (except for a random few days I've missed). :)