Guided meditation: Body, breath & well-being
I am sharing a 21 minute meditation I offered at People’s Community Clinic this week.
The focus in this practice is threefold:
- Inner Resource: This is the direct experience of well-being, ground and ease in the body. If helpful, we evoke the experience through visualizing a place, person or a memory that arouses well-being and ease, and then drop into the sensations arising in the body. This is a powerful tool we can use in practice and in life to feel grounded and safe. The felt experience of inner resource can evolve with time, but eventually we will find that it becomes more stable and available.
- Body Scan: Here we gently guide our attention through the body, feeling sensations along the way. This is a wonderful way to relax our nervous system, soothe the thinking mind and enliven our attention to the body of sensation.
- Breathing: Here our attention begins to rest in the breathing body and the flow of sensation. This begins to awaken us to the energy body and its underlying push and pull, expansion and contraction. As with a body scan, this is a wonderful way to relax our nervous system, soothe the thinking mind and enliven our attention to the breathing body.
It is natural for the mind to wander through practice. In the moments that we find our attention elsewhere, we are invited to let the content rest as is and gently return attention back to the anchor and the direct experience in our body.