In all of my yoga classes in York starting in January I’m going to be introducing you to some simple but effective meditation techniques. There are so many ways to meditate, you can do it in many different positions, you can use different senses and objects to meditate on - we’re going to explore all of this.
So here as a little aperitif is a simple energy boosting meditation - I thought you might need at this time of year! Have a go and see how you find it. Of course any questions just let me know. And I hope you can join me in my yoga classes from January to explore meditation techinques more.
Here’s how to do it:
Find a quiet place, where you can be alone. Switch off your phone and make yourself comfy, sitting or lying down. Just 5 minutes will be great - but 10 is even better.
- Close your eyes, relax your shoulders, soften your jaw.
- Start by taking a few easy breaths to settle
- Then observe the movement of your breaths - the rhythm, quantity and depth. How do they differ? How are they the same?
- Then consider the two halves of the breath - the inhale, and the exhale
- Play with breathing in as gently and inconspicuously as you can - as if you're trying not to notice
- Sometimes we rush towards the in-breath. Invite it to come in unannounced and delicate. Slow down and savour it quietly
- Can you notice the point where the inhale fades and gradually dissolves, noticing as it become the exhale?
- As it begins to travel away from you, watch from behind with love as it drifts away
- Notice how it encourages you to let go, to allow tension and tiredness to fall away from you - physically, emotionally and spiritually
After just 20 conscious breaths, notice how maybe you feel a little more connected with your inner self, your inner peace, more refreshed and ready for the rest of the day ahead.
Enjoy the last day of the 2018, and I look forward to seeing you in a yoga class in 2019.
Much love, Susan xx