Cultivating A Consistent Meditation Practice
Meditation is an integral part of our overall health. By committing to stillness everyday we train our monkey mind to become more focused, present and grounded.
Our modern way of living is rather overwhelming for our senses. Meditation invites us to withdraw our senses and restore balance and ease into the mind.
At first when we begin our practice of meditation the mind/body will begin to try and pull you away from being present. You may notice an increasing amount of thoughts and sensations within the body.
By continuing to bring our awareness to the breath and giving our mind something to focus on, eventually we find deep peace within.
4 Steps to Meditation
1. Commit to your seat – Find somewhere comfortable to sit ideally where you can have a long spine. Take your time to ensure your seat is just right so you can remain present and not distracted by wanting to move.
2. Commit to stillness – Resist the urge to fidget and move
3. Pratyahara Sense withdrawal – Dis-empower the noises around you and see if you can find your focus
4. Dhyana concentration practice – Eventually the more we show up to meditate the easier to becomes to connect to a one pointed focus. In the initial stages the breath is our greatest ally.
Please enjoy this 10 Minute meditation/Pranayama practice to bring clarity, vitality and re-balance our nervous system.