“When you wash your hands when you make a cup of coffee when you’re waiting for the elevator – instead of indulging in thinking, these are all opportunities for being there as a still, alert presence”-Eckhart Tolle
Meditation Mini Course
Breathing practice The average person takes over 20,000 breaths per day due to an automatic response from the respiratory control centre in the brain. Through discipline we can learn to sharpen our concentration with simple mindfulness breathing practices. Breathing practices are helpful to counteract anxiety and stress having an overall positive effect on your wellbeing.
Letting go is the opposite of clinging and forcing what we want and pushing away what we do not want which takes up mental energy. When you let go you are allowing things to be as they are and your awareness can return to the present moment. We tend to hold on and become fixated with ideas and goals believing if we take our mind off them we will lose control. The opposite is true, letting go will allow the mind to open up to other possibilities
Loving Kindness The loving kindness meditation, also known as Metta, is a popular mindfulness meditation practice. When you practice loving-kindness regularly you are able to increase your capacity for forgiveness, appreciation, connection, and self-acceptance. The basic premise of the meditation is to focus loving energy toward yourself and toward others.
Body scan promotes greater awareness of the physical body. It uses physical sensations as an anchor to root the mind in the body and in the present moment. Research has found body scan has been effective in decreasing physical discomfort and pain, and reducing stress. You can do body scan lying down, or sitting in a chair. Set aside a time and a place where you won’t be disturbed, and where you feel comfortable and secure.
Love Is Self – A meditation course focused on the heart
Week 1 – freedom from love lost. Focus on letting go of past love mistakes, forgive and send compassion, and gratitude. Release the past so you can cultivate loving energy in the present moment.
Week 2 – breath in love. We are going to focus on the breath and body and breath in love, filling ourselves up with love
Week 3 – expanding the heart with light. This meditation is about balancing the heart and sending light from the heart in all directions out of the body. Creating an aura of light
Week 4 – Loving Kindness meditation, also known as metta. We are going to send a blessing to ourselves and others filling up the heart with love compassion and gratitude.