Meditation is Good For Your Soul

 

Over the last month, we have meditated with all five senses. Today, I have provided for you a guided meditation that will simply use your mind. Listen to the audio to see where this meditation takes you.

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Walking Meditation

 

This month we have been studying different meditations that cover all 5 senses.  This week we will be doing a walking meditation to concentrate on our tactile senses.  

Watch the video to learn more. 

I suggest you take off your shoes and find a soft patch of grass to walk on. You will be connecting to the Earth. 

Ever so slowly, start taking small steps from the heel to the toe. You could do this with your eyes open or closed. The most important thing is to really feel each blade of grass on your feet, connect to the Earth, and get grounded. 

You don’t have to travel far. It’s more about being slow and methodical. If you would prefer, you could count to 100 while taking these small steps. I highly recommend  you end your walk at a tree and give it a hug, There is a lot of energy there. 

Enjoy your walking meditation this week.

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Art Brings Relaxation

 

Today we're going to meditate on focusing our attention on a picture. This could be a photograph, or something that's painted. For the purpose of this video, we're going to focus on this Van Gogh painting. Watch the video below to learn more.

You need to really look at the painting. It might sound strange, but you are going to ask the painting, “What are you trying to tell me?”

First, you want to start with the big picture. Notice the clouds and how they go all the way across a portrait. Notice the extra green patch that is in the middle, the hills, and the flowers that are in front (if that's what you interpret the red dots to be).

Now, I want you to walk closer, so you can see the detail of the colors. Notice the yellows, the greens, the purples, the blues, and the different shades that are present.

Before I did not see what I interpreted to the right side as possibly a bush. Maybe you didn't interpret the lines in the middle as a farmer's...

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Breathing Meditation

 

For the month of October, I am going to focus on meditation. I want to dedicate this to my dermatologist who is having a hard time slowing down. Watch the this video to learn about alternate nostril breathing to slow your racing mind or anxious body.

This technique is relatively simple. You will use your thumb and ring finger or pinkie.(your hand will look like the Y shape) to close off different sides of your nose. Start by placing your ring finger or pinkie on your left nostril and breath in on the right side of your nose for the count of four.

Next, close the right side of your nose with your thumb and breath out through the left side for the count of four. Hold for two seconds and breath in on the same (left) side. Close the left side with your finger, open the right side to breath out. Hold for two seconds and breath in for the count of four.

Move again to the left side to breath out and then in pausing between each breath.

If you would like to add to the practice, place your...

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Reminding Your of Your Limitless Possibilities

 

Transformation happens within us. 

This meditation is a beautiful reminder of our limitless possibilities.

Find a comfortable, quiet place to sit to listen to one of my favorite guided meditations by Michael Gott.

Our life is continually changing like the seasons throughout the year, but the center of who we are remains the same.

This is our connection to the Universe who is all loving and delivers us unlimited possibilities to become and manifest anything we give our time, attention and faith.

When feeling disconnected from your Higher Power, I would encourage you to take some time to surround yourself with nature.

If you are not able to see the wholeness and beauty in yourself, nature is a reminder of the purity and that all of life is in Divine order.

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Nostril Breathing During Meditation

 

Alternate nostril breathing is a popular yogic meditation practice. In sanskrit it is called nadi shodhana pranayama which translates to "subtle energy clearing breathing technique."

This simple exercise can decrease your anxiety, calm your body and take you to a more peaceful state of mind. Watch the video below to learn how to relax your mind and body.

When you are feeling stressed, give yourself the opportunity to do this simple breathing exercise to get you back to a peaceful state of mind.

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