Releasing, Remembering, Reclaiming
Welcome to these meditation audios, I do hope you enjoy them and find them supportive, nourishing and a resource to help you relax, unwind,
de-stress, bring yourself back into balance and connection.
Some suggestions to support your experience
Make time for yourself regularly to find space in your body, mind and heart by connecting. There are many ways to quieten the mind so feel free to listen and see if any of the following resonate and feel nourishing for you.
Find a quiet place where you are not going to be disturbed for the length of the practice. You can practise either sitting or in the lying position.
For more information and guidance to support your experience please scroll down, otherwise just choose an audio and enjoy!
Loving Kindness Practice
Guided Body Scan
Breath Awareness Meditation
Connecting To Our Chakras
Persistant Pain Meditation
Heart Opening Meditation
If you are in the sitting position make sure you are feeling comfortable and your spine is upright, maybe the support of small cushion in the lower curve of your back, feet flat on the floor and hands placed either on the thighs or cupped together or where ever they feel comfortable.
If you are in the lying position try a pillow underneath your knees which helps to reduce tension in the lower back. A blanket is helpful to feel warm and you can also use an eye pillow.
An eye pillow is my number one relaxing accessory! By placing the pillow over your eyes, it not only blocks out the light but the weight of the pillow helps to relax the frontal thinking brain. You can buy it, but it is easy to make your own with fabric, rice/linseeds and dried lavender.
To make your own follow this link https://www.yogajournal.com/poses/eye-pods
Before you start the audio take time to settle yourself. If you do need to move, try moving slowly and carefully to maintain your focus.
You can’t get this wrong. Whether you are a seasoned meditator or new to the practice just by ‘showing up’ to the experience something positive happens. It is like going to the gym or practising a new skill, it takes time and patience to build our ‘muscle’ of connection. Thoughts will come and go, when you notice your thinking, consciously bring yourself back to the audio, your breath or your sensations.
When the meditation has finished do take your time coming round, opening your eyes, stretching a little and taking a deeper breath. Try to stay with the positivity of the experience and carry that into your day.
It really is an unhelpful myth that meditators are able to sit and "not think" during their meditation sessions. This often puts people off trying as they feel a failure if they ‘can’t’ stop the thoughts and so feel they can’t meditate. I have practised meditation for over 25 years, thoughts come and go whilst I am sitting. Yes, there are definitely benefits of regular or daily practice, it helps to quieten my mind, feel peaceful, calm and relaxed. However, I sometimes finish the session and think "well that was a good thinking session!". It is often during my meditation practice that ideas, solutions to problems, or insights arise naturally. The benefit really is in daily practice.
I hope that you enjoy these….