A Simple Meditation Practice to Find Inner Calm and Peace
Connecting with the Breath
Start by finding a comfortable seat in Sukhasana, with your legs crossed. Sit up nice and tall, allowing your spine to lengthen. Close your eyes and repeat the mantra 'I choose to let go' silently to yourself. Take a moment to listen to the sound of your breath and relax your shoulders. Imagine space between each vertebrae, allowing the energy to flow freely up and down your spine.
Exploring the Present Moment
With your eyes closed, take a moment to check in with your body. Notice any areas of tension or tightness, and gently release them. Observe any emotions that may arise without judgment. This practice is about honoring and recognizing the intelligence of your body.
The Ocean Breath
Now, start to focus on your breath. You can choose to practice Ujjayi breath, a deep and audible breath that you can hear. Imagine your breath as an ocean wave, rising and falling. Take this opportunity to practice doing absolutely nothing and be fully present with each inhale and exhale. If your mind starts to wander, gently bring it back to the sound of your breath and the mantra 'I choose to let go'.
Deepening the Practice
Continue to sit with yourself, supported by the collective energy of all the people practicing this meditation. Stay present with your breath and explore the sensations in your body. Let the breath guide you inward, allowing you to find your natural state of peace and calm.
Closing the Practice
After a few minutes of deep breathing, slowly open your eyes and bring your hands to your heart. Take a deep breath in, lift your shoulders up to your ears, and exhale, allowing your shoulders to relax down your back. You have the power to change the chemical makeup of your body and cultivate a sense of calm and connection. Return to this meditation whenever you need a moment of tranquility and share it with others to spread the message of self-transformation and self-love. Take good care of yourself and remember to prioritize your emotional well-being.