Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable. Mary Oliver
I offer these audios from the heart. Please feel free to use if they resonate. Remember that there is no right or wrong way for practice to unfold. Your experience is perfect exactly as it is. If you feel you would benefit from more support, please look to your local communities for teachers. If you live in Austin, TX, I am happy to direct you to the wonderful circle of teachers here as well as the classes that I offer.
I also offer guided meditations through the Insight Timer application. You can follow my offerings through the following link or by downloading the app on your smart phone :
- Body, Breath and Being, iRest® Yoga Nidra meditation: 16 minute practice
This is an iRest® yoga nidra meditation practice that invites you to welcome your experience as it is, moment to moment, while remaining awake to the feeling of ease as it arises. You will journey through the body and the breath, while taking moments to open to the ease of Being as it is revealed. Toward the end, you will be guided to feel both the ground of Being and the play of life and sensation, recognizing how both are true and here in this moment. In closing, you will be invited to listen for intention, and if available, envisioning it into your day.
- Relaxing into Loving Kindness: 28 minute practice
This yoga nidra practice guides you through the sounds and quiet of the environment inward to the body of sensation, vibration, ultimately opening to the field of Being and the warmth of loving kindness.
- Freedom within the Dance: 23 minute practice
This is a 23 minute guided meditation. In this practice, we take time to feel into both the objects within our experience, and to rest in the space through which these objects come and go. The objects may be the sounds in our environment, the sensations and breath in our body or the passing of emotions and dialogues. Often the objects obscure the spaciousness that is eternally here now, very much like the clouds that obscure the vastness of the sky. While your nature is beautifully human, your essence remains vast like the sky. In practice and often in life, we dance between the two.
- Simply Being: 10 minute practice
Simply being is a sweet respite from the constant state of doing, planning and managing life. If we are not accustomed to this, initially we may feel uncomfortable and perhaps even more restless. With time, however, it may bring forward the felt sense of calm, as well a more sincere recognition of the state of our being. Slowly, as the flurry of doing and agendas grow quiet, we begin, once again, to listen to our hearts and what is truly seeking expression in life.
- Coming Home to Essential Nature: 23 minutes
This 23 minute guided meditation invites you to be with the moment as it is and simultaneously to experience the Truth of your essential nature. When we no longer struggle with moments or wish for them to be some other way, a quiet peacefulness and lightness of Presence ushers forward, very much like the sun that always rises. We begin to feel and touch into all of the flavors of life and slowly open to the unchanging essence of Presence and the wisdom that lies within.
- Awakening Spaciousness: 23 minutes
I offer this guided practice for you to orient to the space around your experience, the space that carries sounds, sensations, breath, emotions and dialogues. Becoming intimate with our inner life as well as with our spacious essence are important elements of a meditation practice. The two combined offer a pathway to our deep inner knowing and wisdom.
- Yoga Nidra Meditation: 30 minutes
I offer you a thirty minute guided (iRest) Yoga Nidra meditation. To begin you will be guided toward the feeling body of sensation and breath. This may evoke a quality of ease and relaxation. Ultimately, we will call the experience of Presence forward, while the changing contents of life fall to the background for some time.
- Inner Resource and Relaxation : 21 minutes
I offer you a 21 minute guided meditation focused on nourishing inner resource, an internal feeling of ground, ease and safety, weaved together with deep relaxation. Becoming familiar with Inner Resource is very much like learning to play an instrument or riding a bike. At first, it may not feel natural or available. With practice, it is something that can land with less effort. Patience and curiosity will be supports along the path. In time, Inner Resource may be experienced as something that has always been here no matter the life circumstance.
- Breath Meditation: 8 minutes
I offer you an 8 minute guided meditation leading you through affirming intention, opening to the changing experience of the breath and closing by dropping into the experience of unchanging Presence which rests quietly in the background.
- Nourishing Inner Resource: 3 minutes
I offer you a 3 minute guided meditation focusing on nourishing Inner Resource. Inner resource is the felt sense of an underlying well-being, ground, safety and calm. We take time to nourish this through visualizing a person, place, animal, symbolic figure or a specific experience that evokes this feeling of well-being. With time we come to know how Inner Resource feels in our body. This can become a support both during meditation and amidst life moments that may feel challenging or discomforting. It is a place we can turn toward to resource and nourish ourselves so that we can meet experience as it is.
- Reset and Refresh: 20 minutes
I offer you a 20 minute guided meditation. My hope is that this practice will allow you to uncover an underlying ease of Being, intention and clarity as you move into your day.
- Pause into Timeless Presence: 2 minutes
Shorter meditations, a few times through the day can be both accessible and deeply beneficial. As my teachers remind me, “little and often” is a great way to weave meditation into your day.