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Meditations 2018-01-01T17:33:52+00:00

Practice Being Mindful

Meditation means dissolving the invisible walls that unawareness has built.

Sadhguru

Chakra Balancing Meditation

“Wherever you are be all there.” – Jim Elliot

The Chakra system is an arrangement of energy centers. There are many small chakras throughout our body and seven main chakras. Each chakra impacts or physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. They function independently from each other but are less efficient if one or more is blocked or understimulated. This meditation is meant to help bring balance to the chakra system for holistic wellness.

Aparigraha – Letting Go Meditation

Aparigraha is a concept that means non-hoarding and non-attachment. In this meditation, we practice letting go, recognizing the negative impact of holding on to for too long, and detaching from the labels we place on ourselves. Life is so much better when we trust that letting go is part of a positive energy cycle.

Be Here Now Meditation

“Wherever you are be all there.” – Jim Elliot

Let’s practice being present together. Again and again and again. Use the breath and the five senses to fully experience life in this moment. When you do, time seems to slow down, life feels brighter and juicier, and meaningless preoccupations fall away. This moment is all that matters, without it, there is no life.

Nature Sounds – Gentle Waves

While I was visiting Pensacola for the 6th annual Mahabhuta Yoga Festival, I recorded the sound of the calming waves rolling onto the shore.

The waves reminded me that all things come and go – nothing is permanent – and fluidity is essential to make it through life well.

Enjoy the relaxing sounds of Pensacola Florida.

Calming Breath Meditation

Our breath and our mind are very closely related. When our mind is racing and anxious, our breath tends to be short, shallow, and choppy. In the past, I even had a tendency to hold my breath without realizing it. This inefficient breathing feeds an anxious mind. In this short meditation, we use the power of a deliberate, even breath to help calm the nervous system and the mind.

Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation

This Loving Kindness meditation, sometimes called a Metta meditation is designed to strengthen feelings of love and acceptance towards others and yourself.

5 Minute Body Scan Meditation

This 5 Minute Meditation is intended to help you bring awareness to areas of tension, tightness, and irritation. After you find those pain points, we’ll blast them with love, light, and healthy intentions so you can feel awesome and refreshed.

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Benefits of Meditation

Above all else, my current meditation practice has improved my self-awareness and patience. Technically speaking, meditation is an unbroken stream of concentration. It’s a state of being that eventually leads to complete union with a high power (whatever/whoever that is to you). To get to meditation, we must first practice concentration. 

While practicing meditation, you get to become the observer of your own mind. When my life is busy and I sit down to meditate, I quickly become very aware of all the noise that is going on in my mind. When I can stay in that place of stillness for a few minutes and keep my breath long and deep, I can create a shift how my thoughts are flowing and how my body feels. 

The benefits of meditation, especially when practiced consistently, are being proven in many studies. It’s a gateway to inner-peace, improved focus, and overall wellness within ourselves and our relationship to the world and others.

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health “research suggests that practicing meditation may reduce blood pressure, symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depress, and insomnia.”

Since meditation is generally considered safe, I strongly believe it’s worth exploring as an effective technique for living well and feeling good.