Meditation starts with the breath. No judgement, no critique. Just the breath.
Close your eyes, gently bring our awareness to our breath. Breathe in through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Keep breathing. Feel your lungs gently expand and relax. Keep breathing. Naturally, your breath gets fuller, slower, longer in 5 to 7 breaths. Continue to relax into the rhythm of the breath.
While you continue to focus on your breath imagine you can breathe through your big toes. I know you can’t breathe through your big toes. Just try it! Because we know we can’t breath through our big toes, our brain gets out of the way and we naturally start breathing more slowly and fully. You can imagine you are connecting to the earth through a big tree. Feeling the strength and vitality of the earth coming up into your legs, into your torso, up through your neck, head and into the sky.
When I meditate first thing in the morning I feel my day starting with the feeling of grounding and connectedness.
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Give it a try
Find a quiet place, (I use quiet meditative music on iPod) sit quietly, feet on the floor, palms in your lap, close your eyes, focus on your breath, feel your breath fill your lungs, exhale, repeat. When you focus on your breath, your mind will open, expand. Enjoy!
- 7 Min Meditation to Start Your Day | Yoga with Adriene
- Guided Breathing Meditation with Kim Eng
- Most Powerful Short Guided Meditation On The Planet | Dr. Joe Dispenza;
- When I started the Oprah and Deepak Chopra meditation programs where my favorites. Here is their latest free 21-day Meditation Series