Quiet Mind Meditation

This is a quiet space .. designed to inspire, nurture and support your meditation practice so that you might find your own quiet mind

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Wednesdays Meditation Tip

“this breath is the one that counts”
(Sufi saying)

When stressed our breath is compromised and can feel restricted and tight. This exercise is a wonderful ‘circuit-breaker’ to reset the rhythm of the breath into a more relaxed and even flow.

~Begin by taking your seat and finding a point of comfort. Close your eyes if you wish and take a few moments to adjust your awareness to the sounds around you and the feeling of your body resting deeply into the chair.
~When ready, take just 1/3 of a normal breath (imagine breathing into the lower third of your lungs) .. and pause a moment
~Then .. take another 1/3 of a breath (imagine breathing into the middle of your lungs) .. and pause a moment
~Finally .. take another 1/3 of a breath (imaging filling your lungs, a gentle expansion of the whole lungs) .. and pause a moment
~And when ready to exhale .. allow the breath to ‘fall out of the body’ .. a whoosh of breath that you can audibly hear ... ahhhhhh •

You can repeat this practice a couple of times, however, if you feel light headed at all stop and allow your breath to fall back into a more natural pattern.

When finished simply enjoy a few moments sitting quietly before returning your awareness to the room and your task ahead.

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