Every time you sit to cultivate peace & stillness you positively impact not only your personal life, but the life of all beings around you.
YOUR SEAT. Find a place that is clean, well ventilated, safe, and bright. Try to sit in this place as much as possible for meditation to create consistency and habit. Yes you can sit anywhere but we are creatures of habit. Sitting in the same place will help your mind understand its meditation time baby! You can set a timer if you are wanting to know how long you are sitting for or are in a time crunch.
YOUR CURRENT STATE. Before meditation check in with yourself. Check in with your body, tummy, heart, and mind. Ask yourself what you need today? See and take note of what the current physical, emotional, and mental state are telling you. Make sure to send yourself some love...
YOUR INTENTION. Next, set an intention and ask for guidance/help from your higher self. You can ask a specific question at this time and let it go. The answer may come up in the silence of your meditation. You can also offer up your meditation to the divine, and ask to be led deeper into your self. This is a good time to practice mantra chanting and prayer that is in alignment with yourself and your faith.
YOUR BREATHE. Focus intently on the breathe to calm the mind and arrive. You can practice nadi shodhana pranayama for 5-10 minutes. When practicing this pranayama count the breathe and make sure that the length of the inhale/hold/exhale is the same, otherwise this pranayama is not effective and even harmful. You can also practice breathe of fire, or another breathing exercise that feels good for you. DM me if you want instruction on these breathing exercises or wish to find one that works for you. YOUR ANCHOR. Now focus on the center of your chest ( heart center ) or in the space between the eyebrows. Choose one area & let this be your focal point. Patiently & kindly bring your mind back to this place every time it wanders away. Meditate on this area or on your breathe until the timer goes off. Don’t worry if your mind is busy, after a while it naturally calms down. YOUR BEAUTIFUL HEART. Finish this meditation with 5 minutes of your breathing exercise. Let go of your meditation. Let go of judging wether it was good or bad. Next if it feels right, express gratitude in silence.
A simple daily prayer: Thank you God/Universe for all the beautiful blessings in my life, and for all the blessings you have coming my way!
At this time you can practice prayer, offer your meditation up to the divine, and with your minds eye see the energy of your meditation spreading all around you for miles and miles .
Every time you sit to cultivate peace & stillness you positively impact not only your personal life, but the life of all beings around you. I hope you found this helpful! If you feel some friends will enjoy this please share it, and if you implement this simple structure into your daily meditation practice let me know how it goes! With love, Rocio Reyes