By focusing awareness on the hands, we can calm the nervous system throughout the body. The fingers and palms are incredibly sensitive and there is nearly as much to explore in just the hands as there is in the whole rest of the body. It’s counter-intuitive, but it actually works. If you have an interview, […]
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In today’s heart-focused meditation, we’ll start by building some awareness through the breath. As we move toward the heart, we’ll practice self-compassion, spreading warmth and gratitude through the body, and gradually work on expanding those feelings to those around us. Often we feel guilty about showing ourselves compassion, however, it is necessary to support ourselves […]
In today’s practice we’ll get into some of the deeper parts of the breath, down in the lower lungs and belly. Most commonly when we observe the breath, we notice the sensations around the nose and nostrils, because it is the most obvious there. It can be informative (and fun!) to explore how the breath […]
We tend to hold a lot of tension and stress in the belly. In this practice, we’ll start to observe some of the sensations arising in the abdominal area. This observation allows us to begin to loosen some of the knots, creating space for calm and digestion. After the practice, take a moment to process […]
Today’s focus will be on the breath and the heart. We’ll take some time to get settled into the body and the awareness through breath observation, then direct that awareness toward the heart to start to develop qualities of compassion and gratitude. If you find this to be helpful for you, please feel free to […]