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Guided Meditation 3: Space Awareness
Part three of this series of guided meditations explores our space introceptive awareness (awareness of internal/external space). Find the calm and peace within your heart in this guided meditation. Ideal for those who have meditated before. Thanks to Flow Tunbridge Wells for providing this beautiful location for filming.
Guided Meditation 2: Inner Sense
What on Earth is Meditation all About?
Most of us plunge into 'meditation' without even asking the fundamental questions; WHAT actually is it and WHY on earth might they want to do it. Others are scared of even trying because they don't understand WHAT or WHY and yet more give up too soon because they think that they are rubbish at it, probably through misunderstanding the 'WHAT'!! In this lighthearted chat, Dan asks the questions WHAT is meditation? WHY on earth would we want to spend time practising it? And if we decide that its for us then HOW might we go about starting.
Body Breath Meditation
Yoga Nidra with Graham
Graham introduces yoga nidra by briefly explaining the practice, then showing us how to set up and finally Graham treats us to a beautiful 20 minute yoga nidra practice Yoga nidra is yogic sleep. If you already know the practice and how to set up, scroll forward to 12 minutes through where Graham starts class. Prepare for deep rest and for your intentions to come to fruition.
Simple Breath Meditation
This easy to follow meditation is perfect for beginners. Graham gives four simple ways to use the breath as a focus to settle the body help concentrate the mind. He also offers helpful tips throughout the practice about what often happens when we try to mediate and what we might think we are doing wrong. If you have never meditated you need to get comfortable first so try Graham’s tutorials for sitting cross-legged or easy alternatives (using a chair or kneeling). Props: Bolster, cushions, or chair.
Meditation: How to sit comfortably
Better Sleep: Meditation
In this simple meditation practice which can be used before sleep, Lisa shows us how to bring awareness to the thoughts in our mind and how to helpfully acknowledge those thoughts, which can help calm the mind before bedtime. This meditation can be used anytime, and is useful to use at any point in the day when the road seems rocky, but is especially useful before sleep to ensure a more restful, calmer mind in preparation for deep rest.
Awaken to Yoga
This is a lovely, meditative, sweet and slow flow to warm up the body for the day. It is great for beginners as well as advanced yogis who want to take care of their bodies from the inside out. This practice would be wonderful to be used as a pre-curser to your morning meditation as Jean gently guides attention inward through the focus on the breath. This could also be used at the end of the day before your evening meditation. Jean guides you gently into the breath, gives great alignment guidance to some gentle backbends and lovely, long modified downward dogs. No better way to start, or indeed end the day. Props: Bolster or firm pillows